Wallington P.S. Newsletter

Term 2 - Week 3 - 2024


Principal News

STUDENT ENGAGEMENT – EVERY DAY COUNTS

Something I have enjoyed seeing so far in my time at Wallington PS is just how engaged students are in all aspects of school life – both in and out of the classroom. Our wonderful classroom teachers work tirelessly to create lessons that are engaging and fun for all students, while our specialist classes run enjoyable and excited learning experiences, that all students love. In addition, teachers, support staff, parent volunteers, and our wellbeing team continue to introduce new and exciting clubs and activities for students to take part in, many during lunchtimes.

We continue to strive towards increasing engagement in all aspects for all students, as we work towards our ultimate purpose: To grow, inspire and empower an inclusive community where students develop a strong sense of belonging, identity and purpose so that they become inquisitive, engaged and connected contributors to society.

Going to school every day is the single most important part of your child’s education. Students learn new things at school every day – missing school puts them behind.

We all want our students to get a great education, and the building blocks for a great education begin with students coming to school each and every day. If students miss school regularly, they miss out on learning the fundamental skills that will set them up for success in the later years of school.

There is no safe number of days for missing school – each day a student misses puts them behind and can affect their educational outcomes. Each missed day is associated with progressively lower achievement in numeracy, writing and reading.

Remember, every day counts. If your child must miss school, openly communicating with your child's teacher about all absences is a good way to prevent attendance issues leading to significant impact on student learning and progress. If you’re having attendance issues with your child, please let your classroom teacher know so we can work together to get your child to school every day.


Cameron Edwards



Parents and Friends

Calendar of Events

Friday 17th May                 P&F Meeting 9am in School Hall


Mothers Day Stall

Our wonderful Mothers Day Stall will be running again this year.
All classes will have an opportunity to visit the stall during school hours on Tuesday 7th May.  The stall will also be open for 2nd chance purchases after assembly on Friday 10th May.
All of our lovely items have been locally sourced and are priced between $1 and $10.  Children are to bring no more than $20 and can purchase a total of 2 items.  Happy shopping :)


Mothers Day Raffle

We have an amazing Mother’s Day Hamper that is sure to put a smile on a special persons face.
Tickets can be purchased at the office (cash only) or via QKR;
         - 12 tickets for $10
         - 6 tickets for $5
         - Individual tickets $1

Ticket sales close at 5pm on Wednesday 8th May.  The raffle will be drawn at assembly on Friday 10th of May.

All proceeds will go towards Art Supplies


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NEXT MEETING

Next meeting will be on Friday 17th May 9am in school hall.





 



Art Gallery

Prep -'Me'

Our Preps designed their own school uniform for Wallington Primary. We looked at drawing patterns and line with fine liner pens. Watercolour paint was applied over the school uniform, focusing on how to use a paint brush correctly. Buttons and posca pens were added for finer details. Super cute Preps! 





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

What do you call people who like
tractors?

Protractors!




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 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.