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Week Beginning 16th March 2020

Christopher Short
Christopher Short (30 posts) Principal View Profile

Welcome to the Week Beginning 16th March 2020

Dear DCIS Parents,

We have entered another unusual week in our school. As you have read in my email sent out earlier today we have cancelled all overseas school trips for the rest of the academic year. It is never fun to disappoint children, but I am very proud of how well our students are taking the news. We have some very wise and understanding children in our school.

I would also like to confirm that the Parenting Teen Workshop that was due to take place tomorrow has been cancelled, as well as the Year 3 Residential Trip Meeting. The Year 12: University Destination Workshop is still scheduled to go ahead tomorrow, 17th March, 8.15am, in The Lounge.

The Secondary Environmental Committee are collecting clean, reusable cloth bags for an up-cycling project.  Any donations can be dropped off outside the School Reception between 8.00 and 8.30am this week. They are also selling bamboo straws in the Red Dot, this sale is open to all Secondary students. The straws cost $2 and the money will go towards inviting an environmental speaker. 

On Friday we will be celebrating World Down Syndrome Day and we invite all students to get their silly socks on! The message this year, that will also be discussed in our older classes, is ‘We Decide’, acknowledging All people with Down syndrome should have full participation in decision making about matters relating to or affecting their lives. Effective and meaningful participation is a core human rights principle supported by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).”  

Finally a message from our Medical Centre:
Please ensure that all medications that are sent to school are in the original packaging, with the name of the clinic/doctor, student name and the dosage clearly shown. Our school nurses are not able to administer medication that is not in the original package.

Have a great week ahead.