Wallington P.S. Newsletter

Term 2 - Week 3 - 2022

Principal News

New School Signs
We recently had some new school signs installed at the front of the school and they look fantastic!  They are much brighter, and more engaging that the old ones! A big thank you goes out to Hodges Ocean Grove and Jason and Lauren for donating them to the school.


Cross Country
Well done to all our students that went off to cross country last week, you did an awesome job! Good luck to the students who made it through to the next level.

Tuesday was the beginning of the annual testing in literacy (Reading, Writing, Spelling & Grammar) and Numeracy. Years 3 & 5 students have been preparing for some time and I know you will support them this week by helping them think positively, rest, eat good foods and reassure them you will be proud of them. It’s important to also note that these tests do not assess other areas of schooling - or their wonderful personalities. When the testing is complete and results are available, they will be distributed to families and a summary of what our students have achieved will be published. 

Year 6-7 Transition Forms
Families in year 6 have recently received transition forms to start their enrolment and transition process to Secondary School. A reminder to our year 6 families that transition forms, for 2023 Secondary School enrolment are due to be returned by Friday 13th May. All families are to return these forms if you are enrolling in the government or independent school system for 2023. This information can also be found at the following link:
Moving from primary to secondary school


eSafety: Getting Started with Parental Controls in Social Media, Games and Apps
Many social media sites, games and apps now come with parental controls. The eSafety Guide has advice on safety features that can be useful for parents and carers, including how to use the settings to protect personal information and report online abuse.

Roblox is a game creation platform that allows users to design games, play together and chat. Using built-in parental controls, parents can manage the way their children use the game. These features include a ‘restricted’ mode that prevents access to chat and inappropriate games.

TikTok is a social media app for creating and sharing short videos. TikTok has a feature called Family Pairing that allows parents to link their Tik Tok account to their teen’s account. Family pairing lets parents set controls like how much time their child spends on TikTok, the content they can see and their privacy settings.

YouTube Kids
YouTube Kids is a filtered version of YouTube. Parents can create a separate profile for each child in their household. YouTube Kids uses a mix of automated filters, human review, and parent feedback to limit the content that kids can see on the platform. Parents can also manually approve videos for their kids to watch, block videos and set screen time limits.

Facebook Messenger for Kids 
Messenger Kids is a free video calling and messaging app owned by Facebook. Parents can monitor their child’s activity and control their contact list using a Parent Dashboard. Parents can sign up on behalf of their child, and it doesn’t require the child to have Facebook account. Messenger Kids does not show advertising or offer in-app purchases.

For more information see eSafety Parent Resources

Parents and Friends


Friday 20th May                 P&F Meeting 9am Hall
Friday 17th June                Special Pizza Lunch
Friday 17th June                P&F Meeting 9am Hall

Garden Club
Are inviting families to donate food scraps and shredded paper for their compost heap.  Scraps and shredded paper can be left on the compost pile behind the hot house.  They are also happy to take plant/tree prunings.  If you have any questions please speak to Rob Pytellek.

Entertainment Memberships
P&F are selling Entertainment memberships. Memberships are valid for 12 months from date of purchase.  P&F receives 20% commission on memberships sold.  Fantastic for holiday savings on food, entertainment and travel. You can purchase your membership via this link:  

Collection of Bread Bags and Bread Tags
P&F are running 2 collections;

  1. Breadtags for wheelchairs – drop your plastic bread tags off at the box at the office. The Ocean Grove Scouts will collect these for the “Breadtags for wheelchairs” charity.
  1. Wonderwhite Recycling Rewards – Our school will be participating in this program. From 1st June 2022, there will be a collection bin at the office to collect your clean bread bags.  But you can start collecting at home now!  The easiest way to do this is to fill one bread bag with approx 14-16 bread bags, then drop this off once the collection bin is available.  Our aim is to collect 25kg of breadbags, which will get us rewards for our school to redeem new sports equipment.

Suggestion Box
As a flow on from our “Pick my project” competition last year, P&F have decided to run an all year suggestion box!  This is located in one of the drawers opposite the office. Write your suggestion about anything you would like at the school.  This may be equipment or suggestions that P&F may be able to fund or assist with. These will be collected at reviewed at our monthly P&F meetings. If you are suggesting an “item”, please also include a weblink or attach additional information.

Next Meeting
Will be on Friday 20th May 9am in the school hall.  All welcome to come along for a coffee and chat and see how you can get involved with P&F in 2022.  You can keep up to date with our news and information by following us on facebook “WALLINGTON PS PARENTS AND FRIENDS”

Positive Behaviour Awards

Prep/1 T



For always trying your best and being respectful. You are kind and inclusive and always allow others around you to learn by quietly working independently.  Well Done Tallulah!


Prep/1 M



Foalways being respectful to everyone and being kind and inclusive. You always try your best and help others learn. You are a great member of Prep/1 M!  Well done Mabel!

Prep/1 F



For always being respectful of the learning of your peers and ensuring that they aren’t distracted. You even go above and beyond by helping other students with their work. Well done!

2 T



For working independently and not disrupting your classmates. You stay on task and never call out, allowing others to learn without being distracted. Keep up the great attitude towards your work Neo!

2 O



For always trying your best especially in Maths.  You are kind, caring and inclusive and always allow others around you to learn.  Well done Lulu, you are a champion!

3/4 V



For always working on your goals and Respecting the learning environment. You allow others to learn and make the most of opportunities to learn. Wonderful stuff Poppy.

3/4 M



For being a responsible member of the classroom and being committed to your learning goals. You always show respect for the learning environment of our classroom and are a great role model for 3/4M.

5/6 S



For always working to the best of your ability and never distracting others from achieving their full potential. Well done Maddie and keep up the fantastic work.

5/6 B



For never distracting others from their goals or learning opportunities. You are such a caring and respectful member of the 5/6 learning community Griff, well done mate!

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At-School Music (Andrew Wheeler)