Donvale Highlights

  • Donvale Devils achieve success in Hooptime Finals

    Posted on December 1st, 2014

    On Thursday 27th November, 2014 our Donvale Devils competed in the Hooptime finals. Congratulations to the team for seeing it through to the finals – an outstanding achievement. Thank you to Mrs Pianta for all the time and effort in training the team. An truly fantastic result!

  • Donvale Donkeys win Senior Hooptime Future Stars Final!

    Posted on December 1st, 2014

    On Friday 28th November 2014, our Donvale Donkeys remained undefeated to take out the finals championship! What an outstanding achievement by our students. With 892 teams in the competition, it shows just how terrific the team is. Congratulations to Kiara, Anastasia, Abbey, Maddi, Zed, Jake, Will, Lachlan and Dylan for their commitment and dedication to the team. A big thank you to the training team – Tania Smith, Kim Merton, Cassandra and Peter Buckle. A wonderful team effort!

  • DPS OPEN DAY – 2014

    Posted on May 21st, 2014

    Open Day

    Education Week this week saw Donvale Primary School open its door to all members of our community for Open Day. On Tuesday of this week, families and friends were welcomed to our school to see the wonderful learning opportunities we have available to all our students. Parents wandered in and out of our classrooms sharing in the learning journey with their children. It was just a joy to watch our students proudly displaying their learning to their families. Our Performing Arts program was once again on show as the choirs and bands displayed their amazing talents. The school itself is looking an absolute treat with particular thanks to the many parents who have worked on the school’s garden. The classrooms and corridors look amazing filled with the displays of the students’ achievements. The mosaic wall on the GP room is really now taking shape and is just an absolute work of art. It will be something that will be there forever and a fond memory of their school for our current students.  Thank you to Peter Gray and the Warner family who once again supported us by providing lighting for us on the Open night. It looked fantastic and was quite spectacular. Also, thank you to the PA and other parents, in particular Jo Wood, who planned and provided the BBQ dinner for all of us on the night. It was delicious! Thank you to Liang and Martin Dimitroff and their team for the delicious offerings they made to all our visitors. What a wonderful treat it was to be greeted by our students sharing their excitement about our Junior Chef Program. Above all, a very big thank you to all the staff of Donvale PS who continuously advocate for our school in so many ways. The efforts of everyone made our Open Day such a special event.



    Posted on April 1st, 2014

    What a magnificent event our Donvale PS Community Fair turned out to be. With the glorious sun shining on us, the community came out in force to support the day. Exciting rides, delicious food, interesting stalls and sensational musical entertainment all came together to provide a fun filled day out for us all. And how lucky are we to have the two best music bands in the whole wide world just on our very door step? Who needs  ‘One Direction’ or the  ‘Rolling Stones’ when we have our very own ‘Expressions’ student band and ‘The Right Staff’ teacher / parent band? These bands, and others, provided us with a variety of musical entertainment throughout the day. Just wonderful.

    Of course, a day such as this just does not happen. Months of planning and preparations by the members of our dedicated Parents Association allowed for our Fair to achieve the success it did. The money raised  will all go towards providing better resources to our students. A very big thank you to all the parents in the PA who worked tirelessly to present the Fair to our community. Jo Wood, Kim Merton and Charmaine Neal in particular, most capably led the charge from the beginning. Very soon, so many others came on board to provide their time, skills and expertise. Thank you to all of these people, just too many to mention – we couldn’t have done this without you! A very big thank you to the staff of DPS who attended the day rolling their sleeves up and getting right into it. Our school is most fortunate to have a dedicated team of professionals that are always prepared to go above and beyond to help provide the best for our students. Thank you to all our community who came along on the day and helped out in every which way – setting up, cooking, selling, cleaning, baking, packing up….. the list goes on. It was just another example of how the community of Donvale Primary School just comes together to make things happen for our kids.