Wallington P.S. Newsletter

Term 1 - Week 1 - 2024


Principal News

Dear Families,

It is with huge excitement that I officially welcome all students and families back to Wallington Primary School for the start of the new year! I have heard many stories of adventures and excitement over the holiday break and it seems that everyone has returned feeling refreshed and ready to go for 2024.

Throughout the last few days, it has been a pleasure meeting the wonderful staff, students and families that make up the Wallington PS community. I look forward to getting to know you all (and remembering all your names!). If you see me around, please do not hesitate to say hello.

I’m certain that everyone will have noticed the amazing new playground that has been built over the holidays. It is now officially open and is understandably receiving heavy traffic during playtimes, as the whole school begins to enjoy what truly is an outstanding and uniquely Wallington design. The natural wood features, recycled materials, and quality workmanship blends beautifully into the surrounds, in keeping with our spectacular natural environment. The school community cannot thank School Council president, Glen Smethurst, enough for donating his time, staff and resources to the project. Glen and his team have worked tirelessly to create this amazing space, that will no doubt provide fun and excitement at Wallington for many years to come.

 



   

In staffing news this week, we welcome Carli Davine, who has begun working with her 3/4 class. We also welcome Gaelle Salini, Education Support, who is supporting in 1/2C and is quickly building positive relationships with the students. Gaelle and Carli bring a wealth of positivity and friendliness that is already showing them fitting perfectly into the Wallington School Community.

We will have a short assembly this afternoon to welcome everyone back and introduce the new Year 6 leaders. We will commence at 3pm.

Thank you all for a positive first week!

 

Cameron Edwards



Parents and Friends

Calendar of Events

Friday 16th February               P&F AGM School Hall 9am

Welcome to our new and current families. We hope you had a wonderful Summer Holidays. 


NOTICE OF P & F AGM

Wallington Primary School’s Parents and Friends Committee invites parents, guardians and friends to join us in 2024.  Members of P&F have the wonderful opportunity to participate in many fun-filled events throughout the year.  We work collaboratively with teachers and staff, to highlight the needs of and add value to the school.  Every member has the opportunity to express their ideas and feedback and get to experience the joy of seeing the very happy faces of the students.

Our AGM will be held on Friday 16th February 9am in the school hall.

All positions will be declared open for the 2024 committee;

President
Vice President
Secretary
Treasurer
Media Officer
School Council Representative
Book Club Officers x 2
Second Hand Uniforms Officers x 2
Grade Representatives x 2 per year level

We would love to see some fresh faces. Most of our positions have no obligation to attend regular meetings. Grade Representatives run 1 event per year with support from the committee (such as a special lunch, mothers or fathers day stall etc.) If you cannot attend the AGM but would like to consider a role or have any questions, please contact us with your preferred role, availability days for meetings or questions via email wallington.ps@education.vic.gov.au  

We look forward to welcoming you in 2024.


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NEXT MEETING

Our AGM will be held on Friday 16th February 9am in the school hall.

 



Notice Board

Assembly

We will have a short assembly this afternoon to welcome everyone back and introduce the new Year 6 leaders. We will commence at 3pm.


Wallington School Session Times 2024

We have made some small changes to our daily sessions times/timetable.  Please refer to the times below;



Parent Payments 

Parents are invited to make contributions to the classroom requisites as well as other Voluntary Contributions as listed in the Parent Payment Policy.  Payments are being taken now via QKR, Eftpos, BPay or Cash.  Please check with the office if you have any questions.  Thank you.


Lunch Orders 

A company called the Fresh Lunch Fairy offers lunch orders on Wednesdays. These will commence on Wednesday 7th February 2024.  They have introduced a new lunch ordering program called Flexischools (this will replace School24).  Please CLICK HERE for registration details and a special introductory offer.  These lunch orders will be delivered to the school for the first lunch eating break at 11:30am.

CHESS





LOCAL CLUBS






Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund (CSEF)

Applications are now open for parents and carers who are eligible to apply for the Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund (CSEF).  If you are a holder of a concession card and fit the criteria listed, please submit your application form by the end of Term 1 2024.

Please CLICK HERE for a copy of the application form and eligibility criteria. 

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