Principal's message

It is a wonderful story of the large steps forward in our staff teaching skills and practice, and the subsequent positive learning outcomes for our students. We should all be very proud of our collective achievements as a school community, and as parent and carers of our students, you are a vital
key component of that success. Thank you for your continued dedication to our school and your child’s learning. If you have any questions about the Annual Report, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Annual report click here


Recently, our school was privileged to be able to join the After School Care program that has been made available, free for all families by the Department of Education and Training, as part of the Outside School
Hours Care Demonstration Program. We, at Bendigo SDS, are thankful for the work of Distinctive Options as the provider in the first phase of this program. From the beginning of Term 2, final negotiations are occurring for a new supplier to provide Outside School Hours Care, including after school and holiday programs, on our site. Once contract negotiations have been completed, information about the enrolment process and the commencement date for the Outside School Hours Care and the subsequent holidays
programs for Term 2,3 and over the Christmas holidays will be made available. In the interim, you can contact me to find out more information.

We wish Brigitte, one of our amazing teachers, every joy and happiness for the most extraordinary journey that she will be undertaking for the next 12 months and beyond. Brigitte will be taking 12 months parental leave from our school, with her final day being today, Friday 22nd March, as she is about to become the permanent carer of a beautiful little girl named Ruby. We know that Brigitte will be a brilliant mother for Ruby, and that Ruby will bring endless happiness to Brigitte and her family. We look forward to meeting
Ruby in the future and wish the happy new family, every best wish.

It will be wonderful to see as many families as possible at the Bendigo Stadium, to be part of a fundraiser that Kangaroo Flat Rotary Club will be hosting for our benefit. The school will receive 30% of all meals ordered on the night, so please join the entire school community for a chance to have a meal and a chat and have a night off from cooking, whilst raising much-needed funds for the school. It is a true WIN WIN night!

A reminder that school finished early on Friday 5th April for the start of the Easter Holidays. School will finish an hour earlier, at 2.00 pm, meaning that buses will leave here an hour earlier than usual. School then resumes for Term 2 on Tuesday 23rd April, as Easter is the last weekend of the holidays. This will be a short school week, as Thursday will be a public holiday for the observance of ANZAC Day.




Kirshy McAinch