Wallington P.S. Newsletter

Term 1 - Week 2 - 2022


Principal News

Starting Right

All classes have been participating in our ‘Starting Right’ program which aims to establish shared values, behaviours, expectations and routines. This all falls under the School Wide Positive Behaviour Support framework that is embedded at Wallington. The program allows students to play a major role in setting classroom agreements, routines and expectations. The program also teaches students about what keeps them switched on as learners, and what sorts of things interfere with learning. It is a great program which also works hard at building relationships between students and teachers and the cohesion within each class. I encourage you to take the time to discuss the activities your child has been engaged in at school over the past week.


COVID19

Last week we sent out a lot of communication especially around the new reporting of positive cases of COVID19 and it is bittersweet that I say thank you to those families who have reported positive cases upon RAT testing. Please take care and know that we are thinking of you and wish you a speedy recovery. Please keep an eye out for emails from the school with COVID updates when we are made aware of cases. If there are no new cases, we will NOT send an update.

 

Rapid Antigen Tests

We have received the next wave of RA Tests. We will distribute these to the students tomorrow. Please check your child's school bag tomorrow afternoon.  If your child is absent, the teacher will hold the RA Tests or you can contact the office for collection. Thanks for your cooperation.

 

Thank You

The grade 5/6 community would like to extend a very big THANK YOU to Eloise, Remy, Zeni and Kiyomi for looking after our beautiful chickens over the school holidays. They were very spoilt and very well cared for! Thanks again Eloise, Remy, Zeni and Kiyomi!

Big thanks also to Jay and Nick who over the holidays began putting up our bat boxes to try and encourage microbats in our grounds. We were able to get the boxes through the Jane Goodall Foundation grant that Sarah-Jane Cranna successfully applied for.

 

Carpark Safety Reminder

  • Please maintain walking pace when driving in the car park, children often have poor traffic awareness.
  • No students are permitted in the car park at any time, unless accompanied by an adult.
  • Park as close to the marker in the centre of the parking area as possible. There is room for 2 rows of cars to be parked in this area. Parking is also available along the southern edge of the car park.
  • If the entire car park is full, as can happen on special days, you will need to park off the road along the driveway and use the side pedestrian gate.
  • In the mornings we encourage you to drop children off at the Drop Off Zone. Children should alight from the vehicle on the passenger side and enter the school grounds via the front gate. You must then move off to allow other cars access. Please note it is a DROP OFF zone only.
  • At pick up time, all parents must park in the allocated areas and collect their children from either of the gates. No parking is permitted in the drop off zone.

 

Vaccinations

COVID-19 third-dose vaccinations are now available to 16-17 year old’s who had their second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine three or more months ago.
Supporting as many eligible students as we can to be vaccinated will help make our school as safe as possible.
Getting vaccinated is one of the most important steps we can all take to get direct protection against COVID-19.  

How to book an appointment
There are many convenient and accessible options to access vaccinations.  These include state-wide vaccination clinics, your local GP or pharmacy. 
You can book your appointment in a few different ways, including:

online:  coronavirus.vic.gov.au/vaccine
by phone: 1800 675 398 (Coronavirus Hotline)
using the COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Finder - COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Finder | Australian Government Department of Health
In person: talk to your local pharmacy, doctor, or attend  one of the State Vaccination Centres.https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/vaccination-information-children-and-teenagers

 

WANTED - Junk Mail for the Grade 5/6 Classes

The Grade 5/6 classes are collecting junk mail for an exciting project starting later this term.  We would appreciate if you could donate any you may have and pop them in the labelled box located at the office.

 



Parents and Friends

NOTICE OF AGM AND FEBRUARY MEETING

Wallington Primary School’s Parents and Friends Committee invites parents, guardians and friends to join us in 2022.
Reminder - our AGM will be held TOMORROW at 9.00AM
Please note all COVID requirements must be adhered to by attendees as per current school guidelines and all attendees must check in at the office before coming into the hall for the meeting.

STAY UP TO DATE

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Camps, Sports & Excursion Fund (CSEF) Information/Applications

Applications are now open for parents and carers who are eligible to apply for the CSEF.  If you are a holder of a concession card and fit the criteria listed (CLICK HERE), please submit your application form (CLICK HERE) by the end of term 1 2022.  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

Positive Behaviour Awards



Prep/1 T

Taylor

GRACE R

For always listening and following instructions and being a fantastic role model to our Prep students.


Prep/1 M

Moore

MILLIE C

For always listening and following instructions and making a fantastic start to the school year. You are a fantastic role model to everyone in the class. Well done Millie.


Prep/1 F

Firns

ELODIE M

For always listening and following instructions. You are a role model to our new Preps by demonstrating these positive skills.


2 T

Trezise

ELLA L

For being a fantastic listener and following instructions.  What a wonderful start to the year Ella.


2 O

O'Brien

PEYTON D

For always listening and following instructions. You have made a fantastic start to the school year.  Well done Peyton!


3/4 V

Vaught

ADDISON L

For your fantastic effort you put into listening and following instructions. Super stuff Addison.


3/4 D

Duckett/
Belsar

NASH L

For being a great student who listens and follows instructions. What a terrific start to Year Three.   Well done Nash!


3/4 M

Macys

EVIE T

For your fantastic listening and following instructions.  What a great start to Year 3. Well done Evie.


5/6 S

Stevens

 

CHEV I

For making a fantastic start in the grade 5/6 learning community. You have demonstrated fantastic listening skills and have followed instructions as we set up our classroom routines. Well done Chev!


5/6 B

Bennett

JOSIAH B

For settling in to the 5/6 community with a positive attitude and willingness to learn. You have shown great listening skills and always ask for clarification if needed. Well done Josiah!


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