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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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On Thursday night 5th December we held our inaugural Celebration Evening, in what we plan to be a new tradition at Dakabin State School. Our Celebration Evening is an opportunity for this community to celebrate the success of all of the children in our school, and their learning. It is a way for us to culminate what has been a very successful year for our classes.
We celebrated individual students who have achieved academic excellence and sporting excellence in their year levels. We also celebrated, equally, those students who have demonstrated their citizenship at an extremely high level and who have carried out our school "Dakabees" in every way. It was a night to applaud those students identified as needing acknowledgment and encouragement to keep giving 100% in their learning.
There were outstanding digital presentations form every class, that were a highlight of the evening, along
with the award winners. My sincere thanks to all the staff at Dakabin, especially Juliane, Kate
and Kathy for their extraordinary efforts to make the evening a success. We look forward to holding the event again next year.
CHRISTMAS CARE PACKAGES FOR OUR AUSSIE TROOPS OVERSEAS
Our Federal Member Wyatt Roy MP is encouraging local schools to show their support for Australian Defence force members deployed overseas during the holiday period. The care packages are a fantastic means of brightening Christmas for our troops far from home and their loved ones. Hundreds of troops are expected to remain abroad, spread between Afghanistan, the Middle East and United Nations Mission in South Sudan.
Defence will continue to provide a system for the public to send care parcels to these personnel. For a list of examples of what can be sent in a care package and more information go to: www.wyattroy.com.au/care-packages-for-troops/ But don't limit it to just those items on the list, let your imagination do the walking. You may wish to also include a self addressed envelope and a letter, or include your email address as well just in case they want to contact you. The ADF will cover the cost of postage up to a cubed weight of 2kg to all operational zones. For items exceeding 2kg, the full cost will need to be covered by the individual posting the items.
Another way schools can show their support is by simply sending an email message to email@example.com these will be circulated to our overseas troops and will be much appreciated.
EXTENDED UNIFORM SHOP HOURS
The Uniform Shop will be open for extended trading hours during the last two weeks of term 4, the last week of the school holidays and the first two weeks of Term 1 2014.
Hours are as follows:
ADDITIONAL HOURS FOR THE LAST
WEEK OF TERM 4 2013
Wed 11 December 2pm-3.30pm
LAST WEEK OF HOLIDAYS
Wed 22 January 9am-2pm
Thurs 23 January 11am-4pm
Fri 24 January 9am-2pm
Tues 28 Jan 7.30am-10am
Wed 29 Jan 8am-10am
Thurs 30 Jan 8am-10am + 2pm-3.30pm
Friday 31 Jan 8am-10am
Mon 3 Feb 8am-10am
Thurs 6 Feb 8am-10am + 2pm-3.30pm
NORMAL TRADING HOURS RESUME ON 3rd WEEK OF SCHOOL
NORMAL TRADING HOURS ARE
MONDAYS AND THURSDAYS
8.15am ~ 9.15am
PREP 2014 ENROLMENT INTERVIEWS
If you haven’t already done so, don’t forget to book a time
for you and your child to have an interview with the
Principal to discuss the individual needs of your child. This
is a great opportunity for the school to get to know your
child and for you to ask more personal questions related to
your child’s learning. To book an interview time, please
contact the office on 3491 5222.
Please bring along completed enrolment forms and a copy
of your child’s birth certificate on the day of your
P & C NEWS
I would like to start by saying a huge congratulations to all the award winners from the awards night last night. Also a big congratulations to the new student leadership team for next year. All of you should also be very proud. Well done to Kelly and her team for putting together such a fantastic night.
Our Christmas Craft Stall was held on Wednesday 4th and Thursday 5th December, it was fantastic to see so many children buying some lovely gifts for the family. Thank you to all the volunteers that came to help on both days.
I would like to take this opportunity wish everyone a very merry Christmas and a safe holiday. Kind regards, Jacquie, P & C President