Wallington P.S. Newsletter

Term 2 - Week 4 - 2024


Principal News

STOMP
Well done to all students who took part in our STOMP incursion last Friday. The presentation at assembly was incredible – especially considering all of the performances were learnt in just one hour! All students clearly had a great time and they should be proud of their achievements performing in front of the whole school community at our special assembly.

P&F
Staff Morning Tea
Thank you to the P&F who prepared an amazing morning tea for the staff last Friday. This was to officially celebrate the reopening of the main staffroom following repairs in Term 1 and to also show their appreciation for the wonderful work that all teachers and education support staff do each day. Thank you!

Mother’s Day
Thank you also to the P&F for organising this week’s Mother’s Day stall and raffle. For anyone who missed out on Tuesday, there will be one more chance to purchase gifts on Friday straight after assembly. The Mother’s Day raffle will be drawn at assembly this week.

Happy Mother’s Day to all our mothers in the community – I hope you enjoy the day!

PREMIER’S READING CHALLENGE
Thank you to Mrs Trezise, our Literacy leader, who has registered all of our

 students for this year’s Victorian Premier's Reading Challenge. Students will receive an information sheet, along with their login details this week. Please keep this login information in a safe place. The PRC is completely optional, and students do not have to participate if they choose not to. Students who do participate will need to register using their details, and regularly upload the books they have read. This is maintained by the student and parents at home, and Mrs Trezise will be monitoring the website regularly.

The Challenge runs through to September, and students that complete the challenge will receive a certificate. This is a great opportunity to promote reading at home and we strongly encourage all students to take part.


JUNIOR SCHOOL COUNCIL
Next week, students in Year 1 - 6 will be given the opportunity to nominate for our new Wallington PS Junior School Council. The JSC will provide a forum for students to become actively involved in school activities and will represent the voice of all students to help inform school decisions. Elected JSC members will develop their leadership and citizenship skills while supporting decision-making and discussing issues important to them.

One student from each grade (1-6) will be selected as a Junior School Councillor. Students will be given information next week about how to nominate. They may choose to nominate themselves or be nominated by their classmates. Nominated students will prepare a speech at school stating why they should be a Junior School Councillor and then perform their speeches in front of their grade. Successful candidates will be elected by their peers by a secret ballot.

All elected representatives will learn how to conduct class meetings, share ideas with the other JSC members, and communicate between JSC and their own class.

Good luck to all nominees!



PARENTING RESOURCES
For anyone interested in exploring resources and learning opportunities to support them through a myriad of challenges that parenting may bring, Student Support Services have compiled a number of useful websites and organisations to share with the school community. Please see the resources below if you are interested in finding out more about the latest evidence-based strategies and suggestions for navigating all sorts of issues that parenting may bring.

Triple P.
Free online, evidence-based programme. Australian Government funded.
Online program, research-backed | Positive parenting strategies | Triple P (triplep-parenting.net.au)

Relationships Australia
Free courses
Child parenting courses | Relationships Australia Victoria (relationshipsvictoria.org.au)

McKillop Family Services
Free courses
Parenting Education | MacKillop Family Services

The Australian Parenting Website
Victoria: parenting & family services | Raising Children Network

 

Cameron Edwards



Parents and Friends

Calendar of Events

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


Mothers Day Stall

The children had a wonderful time visiting the Mothers Day Stall on Tuesday.  The stall will be open again for 2nd chance purchases after assembly tomorrow (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

Thank you to everyone who has purchased raffle tickets.  The raffle will be drawn at assembly tomorrow (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

Year 1/2s Butterflies

Inspired by Australian artist, Julie Ryder's meadow paintings, students discussed what we could see, colours, shapes, texture and lines. We looked at the colour wheel and talked about warm and cool colours. Students choose one colour family and painted their background in those colours. They then swapped over to the opposite colour family to paint circles as flowers. Students copied a butterfly shape on to clear acetate, making sure their colour choices were symmetrical. Posca pens were applied for details on the painting. They look stunning!  

Michelle Bishop
Visual Arts Coordinator 



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

Why was the equal sign so humble? 

Because she knew she wasn’t greater than or less than anyone else!

Have you got your own maths game or joke? If the answer is yes to one or both, you can let Mr. KT know and you might get to see your ideas in the weekly newsletter!



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 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

 

WPS Craft Club


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Positive Behaviour Awards


Prep T

Taylor

Ezra A

For your persistent efforts in your writing this week. You have kept doing your best and I’m very proud of your effort. Well done!

1/2 MD

Moore/
Duckett

Blake D

For showing resilience both in the yard and during the footy clinic.  You worked with a partner and helped each other.

1/2 C

Cook/
Macys

Bentley C

For always being ready to jump into the learning pit. You show resilience when you put your hand up to share your thinking.

3/4 T
Trezise

 

Angus S

For continuing to work hard on your reading and word knowledge.  You were able to read your book fluently by the end of the week, great example of having a go Angus!

3/4 D
Davine

Oliver B

For putting in an amazing effort with your learning! Well done Ollie!

 

5/6 O
O'Brien

Henry S

For showing resilience in all learning areas. You have been working so hard to improve, it is great to see your confidence continuing to grow.  Well done Henry, keep working hard!


5/6 KT

Kayler-
Thomson

Nathan H

For displaying resilience during Maths. You have taken your time to understand mathematical problems and keep trying again and again to get the right answer. Keep up the good work Nathan!