Wallington P.S. Newsletter

Term 1 - Week 6 - 2022


Principal News

5/6 Surfing

It was great to be able to go down to Ocean Grove beach this week to see our 5/6 students take part in surfing lessons as part of the Phys Ed program. We are fortunate to have been able to access Sporting Schools money to run this program and our kids have been fantastic. Mrs Young reports everybody was able to have a red hot go and even if unsure or nervous they gave it a try. We have a few budding surfers out there now!

 

Auction Time

As many of you are aware, there will be an auction at the Strawberry fair this year. For the success of the auction, we rely on the generosity of family, friends, and local businesses for donations.
If you or someone you know owns a business that is able to provide a donation (generally in the form of a voucher or service), please contact Pip Gent via email pipgent05@gmail.com Your support will be greatly appreciated.

 

Reminder: Monday 14th March- Labour Day Public Holiday - school closed

 

Our commitment to Child Safety

As part of our school’s commitment to Child Safety, we are in the process of reviewing all policies related to the Child Safe Standards. Attached below for your information is our updated Child Safety Policy 2022 -2024. 
Prior to this policy being ratified at our next School Council meeting, the policy is shared with the school community for consultation. Please take a few minutes to read over this policy when convenient. Should you have any comments or feedback regarding the policy, please myself at our front office.
https://www.wallington-ps.vic.edu.au/page/83/Policies

 

NAPLAN Years 3 & 5

The National Assessment Program of Literacy and Numeracy is scheduled to commence from May 10th, 2022. An information document will be sent home with Year 3 & 5 students in the coming weeks and a digital copy will also be made available. This year all tests will be completed online. Please discuss any concerns with your child’s teacher in the first instance but more information will be distributed throughout the term and early next term.  

 

COVIDSafe Updates

The Victorian Government has announced a 6-week extension of some of the COVIDSafe measures for schools. 
In summary, there will continue to be a focus on the “3Vs” of ventilation, vaccination and vital COVIDSafe steps. This will see either a continuation or elimination of the following:

  • The use of rapid antigen tests (RATs) as a screening tool will continue for the remainder of term 1 and families should anticipate receiving their next allocation prior to week 7.
  • Victorians aged over 5 years are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Vaccinations are available at state vaccination centres, participating GP clinics, pharmacies, or community health services. Please chat to your local GP for more information. 
  • Face Masks - staff, students (Years 3-6) and on-site visitors/volunteers will be required to wear a face mask when indoors.

 

Prep 2023 Enrolments

We have begun taking enrolments for Prep for next year – both from siblings of current students and from new families to Wallington. If you have a child currently attending 4-year-old kindergarten and are looking to enrol them for Prep 2023, please complete the enrolment form (CLICK HERE) or alternatively collect a hardcopy from the General Office.  

Wanted in the Art Room – any unwanted ‘junk’ jewellery (brooches, earrings, necklaces) for an art project. Please leave at the front office over the next two weeks.  Thank you.

                   

Daily attendance is important for all children and young people to succeed in education and to ensure they do not fall behind both socially and developmentally. Both schools and parents have an important role to play in supporting students to attend school every day and to be at school on time and ready to learn. 
Our school attendance data is higher than schools like us and staff have reported students arriving late to school and, in some cases, this is becoming a pattern. When students arrive late, they miss important introductions to the school day, impacting on how the settle into the routines of school and further impacting socially and academically. If you would like to speak to someone regarding your child’s attendance or lateness, we are here to help.



Parents and Friends

DATES FOR THE CALENDAR

Friday 18th March                   Wallington Family Picnic 5pm Oval
Friday 18th March                   P&F Meeting 9am Hall
Friday 7th April                       Easter Morning Tea


Tesselaar Bulb Orders 2022

Orders are fully online via our personal website https://www.bulbfundraiser.com.au/wallingtonps 
Orders will be delivered directly to your home and are dispatched within 72hours of ordering.  40% commission of all orders comes back to P&F for use on future school activities.  Bulbs are available to order from now until 15th April 2022.  We have also put a tub on the drawers opposite the office for anyone who would like to donate a tulip bulb to make a summer tulip patch at the school. Your support is much appreciated.


Wallington Family Picnic

The Wallington Family Picnic will be on Friday 18th March on the oval from 5pm. BYO Picnic dinner.  Icypoles supplied for the kids.  All welcome!

Next Meeting

The next meeting will be on Friday 18th March 9am in the hall.  All welcome to come along for a coffee and chat and see how you can get involved with P&F in 2022.



Positive Behaviour Awards


Prep/1 T

Taylor

OLIVER D

For continually trying to improve your writing. You are always willing to try your best with everything you do. Well done Ollie!.

Prep/1 M

Moore


LUKE M

For always ‘having a go’ and trying your best at everything you do in the classroom. You brighten the classroom with your smile everyday! Fantastic effort Luke! 

Prep/1 F

Firns


EMILY D

For always doing your best and having a go even if a task is challenging. You always bring a big smile into the classroom and are willing to put some extra effort into your work. Great job! 

2 T

Trezise


LEXIE R

For always having a go at your work, even when you think it’s too hard. You’ve shown that you are OK with mistakes because that’s what makes your brain grow, so well done on being resilient with your learning Lexie!! 

2 O

O'Brien


OLIVE M

For always trying to improve your learning. You are willing to challenge yourself and have a go at everything with a smile and a positive attitude.  Well done Olive, you are a pleasure to teach!

3/4 V

Vaught


ZARA H

For having a go at all activities. Zara, you worked cooperatively in small teams, took on challenges and produced some wonderful work by always having a try. Top stuff Zara. 

3/4 D

Duckett/
Belsar

SIENNA M

For always putting in your best effort in everything you do. You approach challenges with enthusiasm and confidence in your ability to learn.  You are a star student!  Well done!
 

3/4 M

Mr L for Ms Macys

KAILEY P

For showing resilience in the classroom. Keep up the good work Kailey.  Well done!


5/6 S

Stevens

 

MIKAYLA P

For taking on all opportunities presented to you this year in Grade 6 including House Captaincy and the Junior Rotary Award. Well done Mikayla and keep up the great work. 


5/6 B

Bennett

GIANNA A

For always putting in your best effort in everything you do. Well done G, you are doing a fantastic job at challenging and extending yourself this year - keep it up! 


Art Gallery

Year 5/6s - All About Me Hoodies

This term, 5/6s created 'All About Me' hoodies for their first artwork. Given a hoodie template, students used a variety of mediums from paint, poscas and textas to create patterns, colour and line. Using a bubble writing technique, students wrote their name and when they were established, added other details of age and their House colour.  Descriptive words about their personality were written or glued on around them. The results are fabulous! 









School Photo Day - Thursday 7th April 2022

Online ordering is now open for school photos on Thursday 7th April 2022. 
Follow the instructions (CLICK HERE) and use the Access Key D3BDGQB3
Please note family orders must be placed by 4.30pm Wednesday the 6th April 2022.  If you have any questions please contact Leading Image at:
P: 1800 750586.

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