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Dakabin State School was established in 1992 and is located on Sheaves Road, Kallangur on the north outskirts of the “old” Pine Shire. Parks, sports clubs, soccer fields, shopping centre, and Dakabin State High School are in close proximity to the school.
Around 550 students attend the school from Prep to Year Seven. Another 55 children have their special educational needs catered for in our Special Education Unit.
Dakabin State School continues to be the centre of great educational opportunities for
the children of the district. The school has modern facilities and is set in a spacious and attractive environment. We
continue to upgrade and enhance our facilities whenever possible.
The school prides itself on the motto “Together We Achieve” and we work hard to ensure that the community has the
opportunity to participate in and celebrate the learning journeys of the children.
At Dakabin, a wide range of curriculum and extra-curricular activities are offered. We encourage students to participate,
demonstrate sound work and behaviour ethics and to enjoy school life. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to become involved to individual comfort levels, whether it be as a classroom
volunteer or a P&C member.
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TAKE A STAND AGAINST BULLYING
Again this year , Dakabin State School will be taking a stand against bullying and we expect that
this year is going to be bigger and better than any undertaken previously. Keep your eyes and
ears open for more details in next week’s newsletter but mark Wednesday, March 19 down in
your diary. We will be undertaking another “Orange Day” to
mark our Stand Against Bullying, so keep that in mind for the
19th as well. We’d love to see as many parents in orange on
that day as well - let’s see just how orange we can make our
CLEAN UP AUSTRALIA DAY
Congratulations and thank you to our 567 ACE and 6/7AB&C, on a job well done cleaning up Ron
Westaway and Max Hooper parks this morning. Teachers reported to me what a wonderful job
the children had done and how enthusiastic they were to be making a difference, and an improvement,
to their own community. Students made comments like: “I can’t believe people think it’s
okay to just dump their rubbish.” “Why don’t just put it in a bin...there’s one just up there!” It
makes me proud, as a principal, to know that our students care so deeply for their community.
234 ACE PUBLISHED THEIR FIRST NEWSLETTER
Students in 234 ACE have produced and published the first class
newsletter. Cherise, Daesjah, Max,
Jack and Kady were responsible for the first
edition. The newsletter will be produced twice a term by different
students in the class.
Chappy’s Quote of the Week: “Do all the good you can. By all the
means you can. In all the places you can. At all the times you can. To all the
people you can. As long as ever you can” (John Wesley). I might be a school
chaplain, but I’m far from the most helpful person around! So often, I get
bogged down with negative self-talk, or laziness, or even contentment. Of
course, contentment is an awesome place to be sometimes, but still there is
always work to be done.
The easy road is the one of pride and anger and “control”. The hard road is
the one of letting stuff go, forgiveness, and love. (And sometimes, we need
to be the one who says “sorry”!) If our goal is that our world is a better place,
let’s do good things. It brings joy to others. And to ourselves. And feels good.
A STUDENT'S RIGHT TO LEARN
Students come to school to learn and it is every student’s right to learn in a safe and supportive
classroom. This includes learning how to demonstrate responsible behaviour for themselves during
their time at school, both in the classroom and in the playground.
At Dakabin we have school-wide language all staff use to communicate our behaviour expectations. This is through the
Red and Green Pathway Charts that are in every learning space across the school. Some behaviour, whilst unacceptable
at Dakabin State School, can have very little effect on the welfare of students and staff or on the good order of the
school. Other behaviours have the potential to seriously affect any or all of these areas. Unacceptable behaviour is identified as
either Minor (Level 1) or Major (Level 2), based on the potential for injury, harm, or persistent disruption to the good
order of the school and inhibiting others from learning.
Consequences are administered in view of this standard.
Minor (Level 1) unacceptable behaviours are those that:
- are minor breaches of the school rules,
- do not cause injury or harm to the student or others and do not appear to have the potential to do so,
- do not violate the rights or dignity of others,
- do not directly result in the destruction of property,
- are not part of a pattern of unacceptable behaviours.
Major (Level 2) unacceptable behaviours are those that:
- violate a person’s rights,
- inhibit other students from learning
- harm the student or others or put them at risk of harm,
- are deliberately destructive,
- are illegal.