Wallington P.S. Newsletter

Term 4 - Week 10 - 2021


Principal News

It has been great to see our students heading out into the community and involved in a number of activities on-site. These are all worthwhile experiences that our students have missed out on over the last 6 months. We look forward to celebrating with our year 6 community next week for their graduation as they transition into their next educational journey of secondary school.

With life returning to a sense of normality, our lives getting busier again and being involved in the festive season, it is important we look for the signs of fatigue in our children and ensure good sleep and nutrition over the last weeks of school is a priority. Please take care over the last week, continue to look after each other and continue to be kind.

End of Term 4 Arrangements.
With only one week of the 2021 school year remaining, another busy and very different year is coming to an end. There is much to do before the end of the year, including tidying up and the ‘moving of and setting up of classrooms’ for grades and teachers.

Staffing

Library Move
We are wanting to move the library this year and completely reorganise the placements of the grades in the school. If you would be able to volunteer some time to help with the move, could you please let me know.

Dates Reminder
Please see below for the important dates for next week (Please note to attend, all visitors must be vaccinated and show proof on entry):

  • Monday 13thDec: Reports released on Sentral/2022 Grades/Teacher placements sent home
  • Tuesday 14thDec: Whole School Transition Day 9am - 1:40pm
  • Tuesday 14thDec: Grade 6 Graduation 6:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Wednesday 15thDec: Class Party Day
  • Thursday 16thDec: Parents and Friends Christmas Picnic 5pm
  • Friday 17thDec: Final Assembly 12:30pm, Early Dismissal 1:30pm

                   



The 4rs: recharge, reflect, reset, and restart

We all know the three Rs of school, but what about the four Rs of the holidays? Follow these steps to help your child get ready for the new school year …

Recharge

The great thing about the summer holidays is how long they are! Try to give your child (and yourself) plenty of downtime so that you are all relaxed and refreshed by the time school starts again. If you can, keep the final days of the holidays fairly quiet, rather than tiring everyone out with last-minute activities.

Reflect

The New Year’s tradition of reflecting on the past and making resolutions for the future is not just for adults. It’s a great way to help your child learn from their experiences of the last school year and set themselves up for the next. There’s no need to hold a formal ‘review’, just find some time to talk with your child about:

  • things they did like and didn’t like about school last year
  • things they feel they did well and didn’t do well
  • things they’d like to do and achieve this year

Then talk about what your child can do to achieve their goals, and how you can help them. If they had some challenges last year, talk about what happened and why, and work out what your child (and you) can do this year so they have a better time. When your child has strategies for handling problems of the past, backed up by your support, they are much more likely to start the new school year with a positive mindset.

Reset

The new school year gives every child a fresh start – different classmates, probably a different teacher, perhaps even a different school. At school your child will also have more independence, responsibilities and opportunities, so it’s a good time to think about giving them more at home too. Here are some areas to consider:

  • personal responsibility – making their own lunches, unpacking their school bag
  • family contribution – setting the table, putting away washing
  • routines – bedtimes
  • privileges – screen time, TV programs.

Restart

A gradual transition from ‘holiday mode’ to ‘school mode’ makes the first day back much easier, so start getting back into the school routine a few days before the term starts. Involve your child in getting all their school things ready, and check how they are feeling about going back to school.



Parents and Friends

P&F CHRISTMAS CHARITY APPEAL
For this year, P&F will be supporting the Bellarine Peninsula Salvation Army.
We will be collecting items which will be made into hampers to support local families this Christmas.
TODAY IS THE LAST DAY FOR COLLECTION – please leave items in the tubs at the office.

CHRISTMAS FAMILY PICNIC
All current Wallington PS Families and 2022 new families are welcome to gather for a Christmas picnic on;
  • Thursday 16th December, 5pm on the oval.
  • Free Icypoles for the kids.
  • BYO Picnic Dinner and Drinks.
**Please leave a max value $10 wrapped BOOK ONLY (Strictly NO TOYS or other items) at the office with your childs name on it by Wednesday 15th December to be handed out at the picnic.  Books are welcome to be left for younger/older siblings who will be in attendance at the picnic also. **
Please check in using QR code and follow Covid protocols.

FINAL MEETING 2021 AND CHRISTMAS BRUNCH – NOTE NEW DATE
Our final meeting for 2021 is on TOMORROW, Friday 10th December 9.15am at the Paddock Café Wallington.  All are welcome to come along for the meeting and brunch.
Bring along a $5 wrapped item for a Christmas lucky dip between attendees.

STAY UP TO DATE
With activities, events and news by joining our Facebook Page “WALLINGTON PS PARENTS AND FRIENDS”.

Back to School (BTS) Student Packs 2022

The BTS ordering information has been sent home with all students.  Information is also available at our website:  https://www.wallington-ps.vic.edu.au/page/84/Notices.  Please read the information and follow the instructions regarding sign in access and placing orders.  Orders over $55 placed before 12th December 2021 will be delivered to homes postage free.  Any orders placed after this date will incur a postage charge and there is no guarantee that delivery will be made by start of term 1, 2022.  Instalment payment options are available.  If you need assistance with the ordering process please contact COS at 1300 614 133.

Positive Behaviour Awards




Prep K

King

RIO L

For always following instructions and trying your very best at the school Athletics Day. You did an amazing job! Well done Rio.


Prep M

Moore

VIOLET L

For always listening and following instructions and being a great role model in Prep M. You have been a great member of our class community. Well done Violet!


1/2 F

Firns

GRACE V

For always producing the best possible work products even if it requires you to invest significant time. Great work!

1/2 F

Firns

 

MACKENZIE C

For always doing your best to follow instructions and to set a good example for your peers. Good effort Mackenzie!


1/2 O

O'Brien

CHARLIE L

For showing resilience when faced with new challenges. You were amazing at swimming and have been working hard all year to improve. Well done Charlie!


1/2 B

Belsar

ALBA C

For showing that you are more than capable when you put your mind to it! Well done in pushing yourself to do your best - great work Alba!

1/2 B

Belsar

 

ALASTAIR B

For having such a fantastic attitude to your learning and always having a go! Well done Alastair!


3/4 D

Duckett

JAMES S

For showing great resilience when choosing to play with different people in the school yard.  Well done on making great choices and having fun with new friends. You are a star!


5/6 B

Bennett

TYE T

For working hard on your resilience skills, particularly showing expected behaviours during learning time. Well done Tye!


5/6 S

Stevens

LOLA S

For always following school expectation both in and out of the classroom.  Keep up the good work.


Lunch Orders - Fresh Meal Fairy



Please note that the Fresh Meal Fairy whom supply lunch orders to our school on Wednesdays are finished for the year. Therefore, there will be NO lunch orders next week.
Lunch orders will be available from the first week of term in 2022 (i.e. Wednesday 2nd February, 2022).