Wallington P.S. Newsletter

Term 2 - Week 4 - 2023


Principal News

 

Curriculum Day

A reminder to all our families that our next curriculum day will be Friday, 9th June.  Our wonderful staff will be continuing with their Trauma Informed Best Practice teaching professional development.  The following Monday, 12th June is the King’s birthday.

  • Friday, 9th June             Student Free Day
  • Monday, 12th June        Public Holiday


Good Luck Mrs Ractliffe – Welcome Mrs Taverner

On behalf of the school and community, we wish Mrs Ractliffe all the very best with the birth of her second child.  Mrs Ractliffe is a valued member of staff and will be missed.  We will look forward to her return in 2024.  In the meantime, we can now introduce to our school community Mrs Taverna.  Mrs Taverna will commence her contract next Wednesday and we will give her a very warm Wallington welcome.


Playground Upgrade

Earlier this week I met with the building contractor who will be starting works on our new playground in the September school holidays.  Below is an image of the scope of works which will replace the original playground near our basketball courts.  School Council will be excavating the original playground and relocating it to the side of our oval.  This will commence throughout term 3.  As we get closer to the works, our community will be kept in the loop.  If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to come and see me.

Thank you to our families who have made contributions to this project already.  Donations for the Playground Project are still open and families are welcome to make contributions via QKR or to the office.  Every dollar received will be used for the playground upgrade for all our students.

School Council

Last night our new school council met for the first time.  What a wonderful group of people we have contributing to our school and community.  Thank you to all and especially our newest members, Cristellel and Louise.  Congratulations to Glenn for being voted as our President again and to our new School Council Treasurer, Kate.  Our next meeting will be held at 6pm on Wednesday, 14th June.


School Photos

As our community is aware, we had our whole school and sibling photos taken a week ago.  The morning went extremely well and we should receive these photos reasonably soon.  It is extremely important however that parents do not share class photos or any other photos of children on social media.  By all means you can share your own child / children but not others without permission.  Thank you for your support in this space.
 

Prep 2024 Enrolments

We have begun taking many enrolments for Prep for next year – both from siblings of current students and from new families to Wallington. If you have a child currently attending 4-year-old kindergarten and are looking to enrol them for Prep 2024, please complete the enrolment forms which are available from the General Office or by CLICKING HERE.  Should you (or anyone that you know) be interested in doing a school tour, all you need to do is contact the school.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Parents and Friends

DATES FOR THE CALENDAR

Friday 2nd June     - P&F Meeting 9am

 

Wonder Recycling Rewards 

It's that time of year again! Let's Recycle and be rewarded for our Children with Sports Equipment. Bring in any bread Bags - they do not have to be Wonder brand bags. Our collection box is located outside the office.  Collections close on 7th of July.


Children’s Garden Club 

Meets every Tuesday Lunchtime.  We would love it if you could join us - all parents/grandparents/carers and toddlers most welcome. 
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Next Meeting

Next P&F Meeting Friday 2nd of June, 9am in the school hall. 



Notice Board




CHESS CLUB

Please note that Chess Club was cancelled on Monday (15/5/23) due to staff illness.  A makeup session will be held at lunchtime on Wednesday (24/5/23). 

 



Art Gallery

SNAPSHOT:

"This Term the 1/2’s have created some beautiful bouquets of flowers in Art.

Students looked at a range of master artists, including the picture storybook by Lois Ehlert “Planting a rainbow”, to explore the use of colour and patterns to help create Contrast and Emphasis in their art pieces. 

We explored how the use of simple materials, like baking paper, can be used to create a vase, helping draw the viewer's attention into the piece, and how layering multicoloured pieces of paper can be another simple and effective way to create bold textural shapes and forms."