Wallington P.S. Newsletter

Term 2 - Week 5 - 2023


Principal News

Victorian State Budget Announcement

In the 2023–24 State Budget, the Victorian Government invested more than $2 billion to build and upgrade schools, including $355.8 million for upgrades at 47 schools. A further 54 schools will also share in the $24 million School Upgrade Delivery Fund and will begin planning for future upgrades, helping students to reach their full potential through enhanced learning opportunities. 

I am delighted to confirm as part of this investment, Wallington Primary School will receive $2.1 million to upgrade classroom and learning spaces, including the Main Building.  The project start date is still unknown however I will be contacting the Victorian Schools Building Authority in the next week to begin our next building adventure.  There are great times ahead for our school and the students who will benefit from this announcement.  If you have any questions regarding this investment in our school please don’t hesitate to contact me. 


Curriculum Day – coming up soon!

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 public holiday.

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



Our Garden Hot House
 

A huge thank you to Justin Baring who donated materials and his time to build the new seedling station in the hothouse.  

Another huge thank you to Simon Parker from Simon & Sons Plumbing who donated his time to install a new irrigation system in the hothouse, new taps, and a new tap system in the outdoor classroom area.  All items purchased for the irrigation system and taps were thanks to everyone who purchased Bulbs through the Bulb Fundraiser.  Thank you to everyone in our community for helping this come true. 


  


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.


Assembly

Assembly will again be held in our hall at 2:50pm tomorrow (Friday, 26th May).  I hear Mr Vaught has something special to show on the TV when students are walking into the hall.



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. 
Follow "Wallington Primary Garden Club" on Facebook.


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Next Meeting

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



Notice Board


Absences/Late Arrivals/Early Departures

A friendly reminder that it is a DET policy that all absences are explained (including late arrivals and early departures).  Please ensure you provide a reason for any absence e.g. Medical Appointment, Family Holiday, Illness etc.


Life Education Reminder

Another friendly reminder to please complete the permission on Sentral and payment via QKR by Wedneday 14th June for your child/children to attend Life Education which will be taking place from 19th - 20th June.  Please CLICK HERE for further information.  

School Photos

School photos have been sent home with students.  If you have any issues please contact Leading Image;

     Telephone       1300 084 586
     Email              info@leadingimage.com.au



Art Room Request    


Our junior students are going to be making a "Wild Thing" in Art and we are requesting any donations of tissue boxes that you may have at home.  These will be turned into our Wild Thing!

Art Gallery

SNAPSHOT

"This Term the 3/4‘s have been looking at our galaxy in Art! Students were inspired by the picture storybook "Give Me Some Space!" by Philip Bunting - A book about Una, who dreams of a life in Space. Life on Earth is just so so-so. But how will she get there? And will she complete her mission to discover life in Space? We explored images of our galaxy and looked at all the colours and tones we can see. Students also practiced mark making using lines and how this can create tone and texture in our artwork".
  



  

                        



Positive Behaviour Awards


Prep T

Taylor

TUCKER M

For always being responsible for your learning. You are always on time, organised and ready to listen.  Well done Tucker, keep up the great work!

Prep M

Martin

CODY T

For being a responsible learner in Prep M. You make great choices in your learning and classroom behaviour. Keep up the great work Cody, well done!

1/2 S

Stevens (Macys)

EMMA S

For being a responsible member of 1/2S. You continue to make good choices and take responsibility for all aspects of your learning. You are a fantastic role for others. Well done!

1/2 M

Moore

KAI B

For being responsible for your learning. You have worked really hard to improve your writing and your reading. Keep up the great effort Kai. Well done.

1/2 B

Bazeley

FLETCHER M

For being a responsible member of 1/2B. You make good choices and take responsibility for your own learning.  Well done Fletcher. Keep up the great work!

3/4 KT

Kayler-Thomson

RAINE R

For taking responsibility for your learning and actions. You are trying your best to improve your learning and yourself each and everyday. Keep up the amazing work Raine!

3/4 D
Duckett

ELIZA H

For always looking after your belongings. You keep your work area neat and you try your best to keep your school books organised. 

 

3/4 C

Cook

OLIVER M

For consistently being a responsible member of 3/4C. You take responsibility for your learning and your belongings. Keep up the great work!

5/6 T
Trezise

SIAN B

For always looking after your belongings. You remember your diary every day and keep your work area neat and organised. You get yourself organised every morning and complete your timetable. Well done on being such a responsible student Sian!
 

5/6 O

O'Brien

THEO B

Fotaking responsibility for your learning. You ask questions, listen to feedback and always try your best.  Well done Theo.  Keep up the great work!