Wallington P.S. Newsletter

Term 2 - Week 2 - 2024


Principal News

Dear Families,

This week we have continued our terrific start to the term, with many exciting highlights for the students. On Wednesday, the Year 6s competed as part of the District Soccer Lightning Premiership. The students once again demonstrated their outstanding sportsmanship, enjoying the chance to compete and represent the school. Well done to all Year 6s who took part and a special thank you to all parent helpers. This week also sees the start of our assembly class presentations, with 1/2C sharing today. Each class will share throughout the rest of the term and we look forward to each and every session.




ANZAC DAY COMMEMORATIVE CEREMONY

On Wednesday, two Year 5 students, Brianna and Clancy, were selected to represent the school at the ANZAC commemorative ceremony at Homestead Estate Residential Aged Care. The students were welcomed by the residents and were invited to lay a memorial wreath as part of proceedings. Brianna and Clancy were privileged to hear poems and stories from some attendees, which included several ex-servicemen. The two students represented the school wonderfully and should be very proud.




VISITORS DURING SCHOOL HOURS

Please note that if parents/carers need to visit school during school hours they must first visit the reception and check-in with office staff. If this is for an early pick-up or late drop-off, students must be signed-in/out. Normal practice would be for our wonderful office staff to deliver messages, contact staff, or collect students from classrooms if needed. Parent volunteers will know from their induction, that they will be required to sign-in and sign-out at reception for all visits. Thank you everyone for your support with this.

 

Cameron Edwards



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In the 1/2 Classrooms this Week

This week the 1/2s were visited by Liz and Sally from Story Dogs.

The students were very excited to see Sally whilst listening to a story read by Liz.

Sally is a gentle dog, who sits and listens to the children reading, and the children enjoy the comfort and the support that Sally provides.

Wallington PS has been fortunate to have Story Dogs support our reading program in the 1/2 unit for the last 2 years. Liz and Sally volunteer their time each week to listen to and read to students.





Maths News

Family Maths Challenge

Try out this fun Chance activity at home. Let your teacher know how you did and see if you can beat your family. Good luck and have fun!




Maths Joke of the Week



Positive Behaviour Awards


Prep T

Taylor

Atlanta Z

For always making good choices within the classroom. You are organised and ready to learn. Your work is always very neatly presented. Well done Atlanta!

1/2 MD

Moore/
Duckett

Chloe R

For being a responsible class member and feeding the fish independently. Keep up the good work. Well done Chloe.

1/2 S

Stevens (Belsar)

Everly I

For showing responsibility this week when moving between learning areas. You were being a great role model to your peers.

1/2 C

Cook/
Macys

André A

For making the most of your learning time. You have been working hard making friends and learning a new language. Keep up the great work!

3/4 T
Trezise

 

Kody C

For making good choices in your learning and outside in the playground. You’ve shown a great level of responsibility in the first week of Term 2. Keep up the fantastic attitude Kody, well done.

3/4 D
Davine

Elliana W

For making good choices in your learning by asking for help when you need it. Keep up the great effort!

 

5/6 O
O'Brien

Ryan M

For displaying incredible responsibility at Lightning Premiership. You were supportive of your teammates and represented Wallington amazingly. Keep up the great work Ryan!

5/6 KT

Kayler-
Thomson

Ollie R

For being a responsible school leader. You took pride in presenting the weekly assembly and did a fantastic job. Keep up the amazing work Ollie!



Notice Board

Friday Assemblies

Please see below a list of the classes that will be showcasing work/performing at our Friday assemblies which commence at 2:50pm.

Week 21/2C
Week 3All Classes - Stomp Dance Performance
Week 41/2MD
Week 5All 1/2 Classes - Bunyip Chant
Week 61/2S
Week 73/4T
Week 83/4D
Week 95/6O and 5/6KT
Week 10Bunyip Camp - No Assembly
Week 11Last day Term 2 - Early 2:20pm Finish - No Assembly



Parent Helpers in the Classroom
  

Starting in the second week of Term Two, the Prep and Year 1/2 classrooms will be asking for parents to volunteer their time to help in the classroom. If you would like to help for an hour each week, please add your name to the timetable posted on your child’s classroom window. New helpers are asked to attend a Parent Helper Induction meeting.  Please email me to arrange a time we can meet email: Emily.duckett@education.vic.gov.au

Thank you

Emily Duckett



WPS Craft Club



Thank you.