Wallington P.S. Newsletter

Term 2 - Week 6 - 2023


Principal News

New Staff at Wallington PS - Welcome 

At assembly last Friday, we officially welcomed our newest member of staff – Mrs Taverna.  Mrs Taverna comes to us with a wealth of knowledge and experience and has settled in just beautifully.  We welcome Bianca to our community and hope she thoroughly enjoys her experience with us at Wallington Primary School. 

 

PARENT TEACHER INTERVIEWS – Thursday 22nd June

This semester, we will be holding our end of semester parent teacher interviews.  The interview day is Thursday, 22nd June and it is still a school day.  Classroom teachers will be involved in interviews from 11am – 6:30pm.  Staff not directly involved in interviews will be taking the students from 9 – 3:30pm on a rotating system all day.  More information will become available next week with when and how to book your parent teacher interview.

Reconciliation Week

Reconciliation week is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, achievements and how to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia.  The date remains the same each year, 27 May to 3 June.  These dates commemorate two significant milestones in the reconciliation journey – the successful 1967 referendum and the High Court Mabo decision respectively.  This week our school acknowledged Reconciliation Week with many activities in all our year levels. 

Life Education

Life Education is due to visit Wallington Primary School on 19th, 20th and 21st of June (Mon-Wed).  The students will be attending and learning about the following topics with their class;

  • Year 5/6 (O & T) Mon 19th June: Decisions
  • Year 3/4 (C & D) Tues 20th June & Wed 21st June (KT): Relate, Respect, Connect
  • Year 1/2 (M) Mon 19th June; (B) 20th June; (S) 21st June: Safety Rules
  • Foundation (M & T) Wed 21st June: Harold’s Friendship

To find out more about the program, Life Education are offering parent information webinars.
If you are interested and want to find out more register via the link below:

Life Education Victoria : Parent Webinars (lifeedvic.org.au)

 

Yellow Yard Duty Vests  

This week all staff on yard duty have been wearing a fluorescent yellow vest.  This has greatly helped in all students, particularly the younger year levels knowing who is on yard duty.  We have followed this up during class time as well, reminding students to see a yard duty teacher if they are unsure of anything.  Thanks Mrs O’Brien for modelling.

 

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.

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

 

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.  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 in Hall
Friday 9th June         Sushi orders CLOSE
Friday 16th June       Special Sushi Lunch Day

 

Special Lunch - Sushi



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.


Stay up to date

Follow us on Facebook “WALLINGTON PS PARENTS AND FRIENDS”.

 

Next Meeting

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

 

 

 



Notice Board



On Wednesday the 14th of June at 7pm Saint Ignatius College will welcome Tadhg Kennelly as this year's keynote speaker for Men's Health Week.
Tadhg is an Irish-Australian sportsperson known for his top-level careers in both Gaelic football and AFL. He is the only holder of both an AFL Premiership medallion and a Senior All-Ireland Championship medal, the highest possible team based achievement in both sports.
Tadhg is the co-founder of men's health group WNOW (when no one's watching) who help men be better fathers, husbands, brothers and friends.
Members of your school's community are invited to register for this evening via the link below.
https://www.trybooking.com/CIKNN







Art Gallery

SNAPSHOT

This Term the 5/6‘s have been exploring the world of chalk art!

Students looked at a range of master artists who specialise in chalk art, such as Michelangelo Buonarotti (Italian, 1475-1564) to modern day Pavement Chalk artists, like Melbourne artist Ulla.

Students used soft pastels to create a chalk effect in their art pieces, creating some amazing desert landscape scenes with the use of stencils. They practised some techniques artists use when working with chalk, such as ‘Stumping’ -  in which artists use coils of paper (known as stumps), pieces of leather, or a finger to spread the chalk. This process produces diffuse, light areas in a drawing.

They also explored what ‘Unity’ is and how each of their art elements (colour, lines, shape, texture, space, form) and Principles (contrast, patterns and repetitions, emphasis, balance, movement and rhythm) has a purpose and all the other parts work together in the artwork so that it looks complete.



  

  




Positive Behaviour Awards


1/2 S

Stevens (Macys)

ELLIANA W

For always giving 100% to your learning. You are fantastic at using the strategies in your toolbox when problem solving and are always trying to improve your work. Well done Elliana!

1/2 M

Moore

INDIANA B

For always persisting at learning tasks. You take on feedback and put in your best effort to improve your work. Well done Indi.

1/2 B

Bazeley

ZAVE L

For persisting and challenging yourself in all activities.  You listen to feedback and continue to make your work the best it can be. Well done Zave. Keep up the great work!

3/4 KT

Kayler-Thomson

JORDON H

For always persisting with learning tasks. You understand that mistakes are just learning opportunities and have improved so much. Well done and keep trying your personal best all the time Jordon!

3/4 C

Cook

OLLY M

For always challenging yourself to try your best and applying feedback to make your work the best it can be. Keep up the hard work Olly!

5/6 T
Trezise

SIENNA M

For showing great resilience when technology failed to cooperate this week. You accepted it and moved on with your work, even though you were disappointed. Well done Sienna!
 

5/6 O

O'Brien

BRYLEE P

For demonstrating resilience during Lightning Prem. You were willing to challenge yourself and try something new. It was great to see the smile on your face at the end of the day.  Well done Brylee, so proud!