Term 4 - 13 December 2017

From the Head of Junior School


The spirit of giving
The generosity of the Donvale community has certainly come to the fore in recent weeks, and with Christmas just around the corner this spirit of giving is entirely appropriate. Share the Dignity is a charity organisation that provides bags with personal items for women who are homeless. Carey Donvale participated in this whole school charity event, and we are proud to say that our campus was the dominant contributor.

Zoe in Year 2 had a desire to assist children who have lost their hair, so she bravely had her ponytails cut off in Assembly. She then donated this hair to Variety’s ‘Hair with Heart’ program. In addition to her practical donation, Zoe has raised nearly $2000 in donations via the website. We are very proud of Zoe’s initiative and she was well supported by the rest of the school as she promoted this worthwhile campaign.

Everyone has the chance to support underprivileged children by donating a gift to our Baptcare Christmas Tree. Unwrapped gifts can be placed under the tree in Reception, or they can be placed under the tree when you arrive at our Twilight Carols service.

Friday night’s Twilight Carols Service
I am sure that everyone is looking forward to our annual Twilight Carols Service which will start at 6.30pm on Friday evening. Arrival from 6.00pm will ensure a prompt start to the service. We are working on the assumption that the weather will be fine and, therefore, we will be able to hold the service in the amphitheatre. Children should wear full …

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Chaplain’s Corner


The first Christmas contained many surprises, starting with the surprise that took place when an angel by the name of Gabriel appeared to a young teenager by the name of Mary. It is obvious that Mary was surprised by the angel. Wouldn’t you be? This surprising visit from the Lord was not what Mary was expecting or seeking in her life. It’s not likely that an angel is going to appear to you to announce some great thing that God wants you to do, but God often surprises us in other ways.

God’s surprises come at unexpected times and in unexpected ways. And Christmas is a prime time for surprises. Some of the surprises are wonderful, including …

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Donvale Twilight Carols

Friday 8 December – commencing at 6.30pm
It is an expectation that all students attend the Donvale Twilight Carols Service. This is an important community event that brings us all together to celebrate the spirit of Christmas. It is a particular expectation that Sforzando Strings, Wire On Fire and Musique du Coeur attend the Carols Service. This will be their final official music commitment for 2017.

Students not attending need to notify the Donvale office via email or ring 9842 2166 as absences impact greatly on the quality of performance …

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Student Last Day Staggered Finishing Times

The staggered finishing times for students on their last day on Tuesday 12 December will be:

  • Prep and Year 6 finish at 11.45am
  • Years 1 and 2 finish at 12.00pm
  • Years 3 to 5 finish at 12.15pm

Carey Donvale Calendar

ELC Christmas Concert (Echidna Group)

Thursday 7 December
Donvale School Hall

ELC Echidna Group Finish

Friday 8 December

Christmas Carol Service

Friday 8 December

Thank You Assembly

Monday 11 December

ELC Cockatoo Group Finish

Monday 11 December

Year 6 Graduation

Monday 11 December
Donvale School Hall

Students Finish Early

Tuesday 12 December
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Campion Book Collection for Years 3-6 (2018)

Thursday 14 December
9.00am - 12.00 noon
Donvale School Hall

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