Wallington P.S. Newsletter

Term 3 - Week 2 - 2023


Principal News

Dear Families

I can’t believe I have only been here 10 days – what a special community we have that makes newcomers feel so welcome so quickly. During a staff activity during the week, one of our staff reflected on their values and referred to their class as a ‘family’ who care for each other each day. This echoes my experiences throughout the entire school whereby parents, grandparents, students and staff all look out for one another and the school environment to make Wallington Primary School a very special place to learn. I am looking forward to our Assembly tomorrow where I can see the entire community together for the first time!

Upcoming changes to NAPLAN reporting

Ahead of NAPLAN results for students being released for 2023, please note the following changes to this year’s reporting. These are changes being introduced nationally by the Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA).

NAPLAN will continue to measure student achievement in numeracy, reading, writing, spelling, and grammar and punctuation but the results will now be presented in 4 proficiency levels:

These are:

  • exceeding
  • strong
  • developing
  • needs additional support.

This change will give schools, parents and carers clearer information that details student achievement against new proficiency levels.

Students’ NAPLAN reports will continue to show how they are tracking against their peers and provide an indication of their skill levels against national averages and where we would expect them to be in order to get the most out of schooling. This provides valuable information to teachers about how we can continue to support your child.

Each set of NAPLAN results is an important milestone but it’s also important that students know that one result does not define them – these results are about making sure every student gets the support they need so they can continue to get the best from their learning.

When we provide families with your child’s results, you will also receive information about what the new proficiency levels mean.

As ever, you’re welcome to speak to me, or your child’s teacher with any questions about these changes.

Before School – Duty of Care

A friendly reminder that our school grounds are not supervised until 8:45am each morning. We have many students arriving as early as 8:00am. Unfortunately, if students are on school grounds and become injured and hurt themselves, leave the school grounds or need assistance we cannot guarantee they will be found or supported as required.

Before school, our staff attend briefings and are busily setting up learning for the day ahead. Our duty of care for students onsite commences at 8:45am. 

We encourage families to use the 8:45am-8:55am window to drop children off at school to ensure they are ready at their classrooms by 9:00am.


First Aid

Last night, our staff completed CPR and First Aid training. I was thoroughly impressed with the focus and intent from staff who really took this training seriously to ensure they were best equipped to deal with an emergency or situation. Whilst anaphylaxis and asthma were covered as part of the training, we will be engaging in more in-depth training for both soon. We recognise our role in caring for students and will continue to step towards any training required to do so.

 

 



Parents and Friends

DATES FOR THE CALENDAR

Friday 11th August     P&F Meeting 9am in Hall


Father’s Day Stall
 

We are searching for handmade / and business' with items that we can sell in the Father’s Day Stall.  Our Focus is to support our local community.  Please contact Kirsty Tweddle  or Laura Bird by Friday, 21st of July (items need to be delivered by the 23rd of August). 
Please email or msg - 
kirstytweddle@yahoo.co.uk or Laurabird3777@gmail.com



Wonder Recycling Rewards - EXTENDED

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 4th August.

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 11th of August, 9am in the school hall. 



Positive Behaviour Awards


Prep T

Taylor

MAPLE O

For always listening and valuing others ideas.  When playing games you always play fairly and make sure everyone is included.  Well Done Maple!

Prep M

Martin

KOBY J

For continuing to show kindness to all of your friends.  You are inclusive in the classroom and always show great manners towards your peers. Keep it up Koby!

1/2 S

Stevens

RAFAEL G

For always showing respect during learning time to all of your peers.  Well done Raf on all of your hard work and keep it up!

1/2 M

Moore
(Belsar)

INDIANA P

For showing respect to your peers and proving to be an excellent leader by using positive respectful language during Blue Earth.  Well done Indiana.

1/2 B

Bazeley

HUNTER B

Foalways showing respect and kindness to your friends inside and outside the classroom.  You include others in games and play fairly.  Keep up the great work Hunter!

3/4 KT

Kayler-Thomson

SOPHIE H

For showing respect during our classroom discussions.  You have acknowledged and listened to your classmates and give respectful thoughts and opinions.  Keep up the great work Sophie!

3/4 D
Duckett

HEATH M

For being a great team member during writing conferences.  You showed respect to your peers, listening to ideas, and making suggestions to help others.  You are a superstar student. Keep up the great work!

 

3/4 C

Cook

GRACE R

For showing respect during our symmetry lesson.  You listened to instructions and had a go.  Your symmetrical artwork was spectacular! Keep up the great work!

5/6 T
Trezise

JHAI C

For always being respectful to your teachers and classmates. You have beautiful manners and you set a great example for those around you. Keep it up Jhai, well done!
 

5/6 O

O'Brien

WILLOW F

For being kind and inclusive, you are always respectful towards others. You are always happy and bounce your way through the day, which puts a smile on our faces! Keep being awesome Willow!



Notice Board


Assembly

Assembly will be held at 2:50pm on Friday 21st July (tomorrow). 1/2M will be doing a special performance. 


Year 4-6 District Athletics

On Wednesday 9th August 2023 our Year 4-6 students will be taking part in the District Athletics at Landy Fields.  Details have been sent out today via Sentral.  Please provide permission via Sentral and make the payment of $10 via QKR/EFTPOS by 7th August 2023.  Please CLICK HERE for a copy of the notice.