Wallington P.S. Newsletter

Term 2 - Week 7 - 2023


Principal News

Wallington Primary School Staff

As we are closing in on the end of term 2, I would like to express my gratitude towards our wonderful staff that we have here at Wallington.  Our staff are committed, energised and motivated every single day to be the best educators they can be.  If you ever have a question or perhaps an issue, it is always best practice to make an appointment to see your child’s teacher.  Throughout this term I have admired this staff so much and it is a privilege to have worked with them.  We will continue to provide a nurturing and inclusive learning environment for all students.

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 – 3:20 pm on a rotating system all day.  To book your interview please visit the Sentral portal.

Semester 1 Report

All school reports will be sent out via the Sentral portal on Friday, 16th June at approx. 3pm.

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.  Should you or anyone that you know who is wanting a school tour, all they need to do is contact the school. 

 

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)

 

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

A reminder that the last day of term is 23rd June and dismissal will be at 2.20 pm.  There will be no assembly.

Parents and Friends

DATES FOR THE CALENDAR

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.


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Next Meeting

Next P&F Meeting Friday 14th of July, 9am in the school hall. 

 

 

 



Notice Board

Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund (CSEF)  

Applications will soon be closing for parents and carers who are eligible to apply for the CSEF.  If you are a holder of a concession card and fit the criteria listed (CLICK HERE), please submit your application form (CLICK HERE) by the end of term 2 2023.  If you were eligible and received the CSEF last year and there has been no change to your circumstances, there is no need to submit an application this year.  For any questions please check with the office or send us an email at: wallington.ps@education.vic.gov.au

Art Gallery

In Visual Arts this week, students have been exploring various Indigenous artists and techniques to use in their artworks and have created some beautiful pieces!  The 5/6’s explored how Aboriginal artist Thanakupi, uses clay to create spherical ‘story pots’ that include symbols to tell various Indigenous stories.  The 3/4 students will be exploring the beautiful paintings of Gloria Petyarre who focuses on leaves as bush medicine and creates patterns using specific brushstrokes to get the effect of a leaf. The students in 1/2 learnt about the hand stencils in the caves at the Blue Mountains that have been there for centuries and were painted using crushed rocks to show their hands. The students used soft pastels to create hand prints that look similar to those in the caves. Preps explored where the Aboriginal flag originated and created a collaged flag. Students across the whole school have all participated in painting a square patch of fabric that represents the important things in nature they see in our school community. Some examples include: the moon, the sun, people sitting at a resting place, trees and various animals. These patches will be sewn together to create a large patchwork quilt for display once finished.