Wallington P.S. Newsletter

Term 2 - Week 5 - 2022

Principal News

Working Bee Thanks
Thank you to everybody that came along on Saturday to help tidy up and begin setting up for Strawberry Fair. We got a lot of jobs done and the school is looking great!

Auction News
In the final week lead up to the Strawberry Fair we have received a tremendous amount of donations for the auction. With over $17,000 worth of goods, services and vouchers, the auction tent will be a hive of activity. Behind the scenes the team is busy tracking, collecting, collating and preparing the items for the day. With a ‘Buy-it-now’ option for each item, you can secure your goods early without the risk of missing out. So come and visit us in the auction tent on Sunday.

A special thank you to Stacey & Todd Lincoln from the Rolling Pin Ocean Grove, who will be whipping 60 litres of cream for the fair. They have also donated $200 worth of vouchers to the auction and countless hours of Stacey’s time in ordering, coordinating, troubleshooting and managing all of the fair accounts.

Also donated on behalf of Wallington PS families, Wayawu Winery on the Bellarine have generously donated 4 x gift packs. Each pack includes a bottle of Shiraz (2018), Chardonnay (2019) and Cabernet Sauvignon (2018). Thank you, Kate and Dan Henry.

A big thank you to SCY247 gym for a 6 months membership including unlimited classes and 24/7 gym access. Plus 1 free 30-minute PT. This awesome prize is valued at $1200. SCY247 are a GOLD sponsor at this year’s Strawberry fair.

If you are looking to book a local holiday, this one is for you. Barwon Coast have generously donated a $400 voucher to be used at The Barwon Heads Caravan Park. The perfect gift for family and friends. 

Thank you to everyone who has donated to the auction this year. The response from within the school and the broader community has been incredible. We look forward to seeing you on Sunday at the auction tent.  

Thanks to everyone for your help with distributing and putting up the fair posters and flyers and for liking our Facebook posts. There are more to be distributed - please pick up some more from the office - it’s never too late to put them up!

Strawberry Fair Aprons
As part of a volunteer fair ‘uniform’ - all volunteers at the Fair will be given the opportunity to buy the new high quality Red Strawberry Fair Apron for only $10 - great memento of this special time of year and can be used for years into the future. These are available now at the office or at the volunteer sign-in desk on Sunday morning, please don’t forget to bring the $10 cash.  Aprons can also be borrowed on the day but must be returned when signing out to avoid a $10 fee.

Cake Stall
Cakes can be handed in on Saturday or early Sunday. Please ensure that ingredients are listed on the label. A Cake Stall guide is being sent home today with students.

Eskies and Gazebos
If you have either of these that you are willing to lend to the Fair could you please bring it on Saturday or Sunday. Please make sure that your names are on them (including the lid).

Procedures for the fair
Saturday: 8.00 start

  • On arrival at the school, sign in at the front entrance. This is for emergency and insurance purposes.
  • Proceed to the area you are working on.
  • Coordinators will allocate a task for you.
  • If you are a team leader, set up what you can in your area. The site staff will assist.
  • Your children are welcome, but they are your responsibility.
  • When you leave please sign out again.

Sunday: From 7.00 start

  • Sign in at the entrance to the fair near the shed. This is for emergency and insurance purposes.
  • Radios will be issued to key personnel and must be signed in and out.
  • All area leaders should be at the school by 8.00 to ensure that your area is set up.
  • All others should be here by approx. 8:30am.
  • Cholay will bring around your float at approx. 9am.
  • Runners will collect money and provide change throughout the day.
  • After you have finished your area, see if you can help someone else.
  • After the fair all areas are to be packed away as directed.
  • When all is clear we can start the debrief.



Parents and Friends


Friday  10th 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 Membership
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.
2.  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 10th June 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. We aim to keep meetings no longer than 1hr in duration.  You can keep up to date with our news and information by following us on facebook “WALLINGTON PS PARENTS AND FRIENDS”

Notice Board


Rapid Antigen Testing

Free Rapid Antigen Tests will continue to be available for all staff and students in Victorian schools in Term 2, 2022.
Schools will continue to be provided with the same weekly quantity of Rapid Antigen Test kits,  It is recommended that Rapid Antigen Tests are used by students and staff when symptomatic. Rapid Antigen Tests are also required to be used for five days if a student or staff member is an identified close contact of a confirmed case, and they are attending or working onsite at a school.  If you require any Rapid Antigen Tests for the above purposes they are available free from the Office.

CSEF (Camp, Sports & Excursion Fund)

The CSEF payment has been made to parents/guardians who have applied.  Applications are still open for eligible families (CLICK HERE for Application Form).  If you are a holder of a concession card and fit the criteria listed (CLICK HERE for Information Flyer), please submit your application form by 17th June 2022. For any questions please check with the office or send us an email at: wallington.ps@education.vic.gov.au
Prep students who are eligible for CSEF payments may also apply for a Winter Uniform Package this term (CLICK HERE for Application Form).

State Schools' Relief (SSR)

If families/carers are experiencing any kind of financial or personal difficulties, State Schools' Relief (SSR) can provide support.  There is no red tape or any requirements to meet in order to access SSR assistance.  Parents or carers simply need to discuss their situation with Glen and the school will apply for assistance on their behalf.  Any student attending a Victorian Government School is eligible for SSR assistance from Prep through to Year 12.  Along with uniform items and footwear, State Schools' Relief can provide everything from underwear, socks and singlets to shoes, hats, glasses and swimwear.