Principal's Report

I would like to thank you all – students, staff, parents and grandparents – for your support and proactivity in this very challenging time.  I will continue to send out any updated information I receive as soon as practically possible. I am personally grateful to be part of such a supportive community during this time.

School Council

Earlier in the year, we called for nominations for School Council, I now can formally declare that the following nominated candidates were elected for the school council:

Deane Lam, Kunal Monga, Maulik Shah, Raja Ravi, Monique Brasher (parent representatives), Jess Jason (DET representative).


I wish to congratulate and welcome all our new members and Lisa, Maulik and Raja as returning members to the school council.


I would like to take this opportunity to thank our retiring members, Michelle Shen, Kate Simpson and Tahni Ross for their valuable contribution to the council. I would like to make special mention of Aaron Sudholz for his two years on council and in particular as president for the 2019 school year.


Special mention also to Sandy Delaney who has been an active member of the Syndal South Primary School community for 11 years. She is respected and well-liked by both parents and staff and has been involved in a wide range of school community activities.  Sandy joined School Council in September 2014 and has been a continuous member of the school governing body since. She has served on Education and Finance sub-committees, and as Secretary and Vice President. She was President of the School Council for 3 years (2016-2018). Thank you, Sandy, for your significant efforts over the past 11 years - they are very much appreciated!  On a personal note, I would sincerely like to thank Sandy for all the invaluable support she has given me since my arrival at Syndal South.


The 2020 School Council including office bearers are as follows:



Deane Lam (President)

Lisa Macdermott (Vice President)

Maulik Shah (Treasurer)

Kunal Monga

Raja Ravi

Eric Zhang

Monique Brasher



Rebecca Stonehouse-Melke

Jess Jason (Minute Secretary)

Irene Antzoulatos


Executive Officer

Helen Freeman

Easter Raffle

Thank you to all our families who have so kindly donated Easter eggs, chocolates and Easter giftware for our Easter Raffle. A reminder that we need all books and money returned by Wednesday morning. For those families who are not at school could you please drop the money and books back to the office. We are all looking forward to the big draw on Friday, the last day of Term 1.


Our school has a subscription to TumbleBookLibrary and your family can access it at home! It’s unlimited, and it’s free to use at home for students at Syndal South. TumbleBookLibrary is an online collection of e-books for children. There are over 250 animated, talking picture books! The site also features Spanish and French books, read-along chapter books, non-fiction books, quizzes, and exciting games and puzzles! You can use your computer, tablet, or mobile phone. There are no downloads: books are streamed right to the device at the click of a button.


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Enjoy your week!