Wallington P.S. Newsletter

Term 3 - Week 3 - 2022

Principal News

It’s great to be back on deck again this week and I would like to thank everyone for their well wishes over the last week. Staffing and student attendance is going to be an ongoing challenge this term, but I encourage everyone to be safe, keep connecting with your child’s teacher and to maintain contact with the school through this current challenge.

Berry Street Educational Model Training
We are very excited to be participating in the Berry Street Education Model training over terms 3 and 4. The days will be inspiring, relevant and purposeful to our current climate and a fantastic opportunity to weave Teaching and Learning and Wellbeing through our daily lessons.  

Day 1 will focus on the area of BODY and emotion with the following highlight areas:

  • Brain Breaks
  • Welcome Circles
  • Entrance Routines
  • Exit Routines
  • Ready to Learn Scales
  • Ready to Learn Plans
  • Regulating Movement
  • Escalation Mapping
  • Present, Centred & Grounded
  • Mindfulness

Day 2 will  focus us together on RELATIONSHIPS with the following highlight areas:

  • Attachment & Attunement
  • Unconditional Positive Regards
  • Active Constructive Responding
  • Empathy and Zen Mind
  • Process, Praise and Positive Narration
  • Golden Statements
  • Redefining Power
  • Staff Wellbeing

Staff will be actively including these within their daily lesson plans, and we look forward to a further 2 days training in 2023.

Keeping our Community COVIDSafe
The Victorian Government, Department of Health Services and The Department of Education continue to have specific measures in place to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our local community. We can all do our part in the following ways:

We have the following in place at Wallington PS to ensure the health and safety of our school community as advised by the Department of Education. 

  • Students and staff are recommended to undertake a Rapid Antigen Test if they are displaying symptoms. (These tests will no longer be allocated to students but will be made available to close contacts, symptomatic families or as requested - please contact the office on 5250 1841 for further support).
  • Families are required to notify the school if their child has tested positive for COVID-19 or is identified as a household close contact.
  • Students, staff or visitors can continue to attend school if considered a household close contact. Household close contacts aged 8 and over are required to wear a mask when indoors and undertake Rapid Antigen Testing for 5 days during the 7 day period.
  • We will continue to notify families of a positive case if they attended school while infectious.
  • Continue good health and hygiene practice by washing hands regularly, coughing or sneezing into your elbow and using hand sanitiser regularly.
  • Improving ventilation is one of the most effective measures to keep education settings safe. All classrooms and rooms at Wallington Primary School are installed with an Air Purifier.
  • When unwell it is essential that you remain home, seek medical advice and be tested if required.
  • Ensure 1.5m physical distancing when required.
  • 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. 

For further support please visit the DHS Coronavirus webpage 
The current guidelines in place are fluid and we will communicate as soon as any changes occur. 

Child Safe Standards
Like all schools across the State, we are in the process of implementing the new Child Safe Standards at Wallington. Our school actively promotes the safety and wellbeing of all students, and all our staff are committed to protecting students from abuse or harm in the school environment. The Child Safe Standards are Victoria’s approach to ensuring a zero-tolerance approach to child abuse. For schools, the Child Safe Standards will ensure that proactive systems and processes are in place to prevent and respond to child abuse. Staff will complete their annual Mandatory Reporting module and engage in professional learning on the new Child Safe Standards. School Councill will complete the Child Safe Standards training at an upcoming meeting.

We have decided to postpone assemblies for the time being due to the increasing number of positive COVID cases being reported daily at WPS. We will continue to monitor the case numbers and as soon as we believe it is safe enough to have everyone together in the hall, we will resume on-site assemblies. Until then we will conduct assembly over the PA system at school so that special announcements and student awards can continue to be presented.

Parents and Friends

Friday 12th August              P&F Meeting 9am School Hall
28th July – 12th August      P&F Rolling Pin Pie Drive
Monday 29th August           Fathersday Stall
Friday 2nd September         2nd Chance Fathersday Stall 3.20pm
Thursday 15th September   Footy Colours Day/Special Footy Lunch

Rolling Pin Pie Drive
Our much loved pie drive is back!  Going home today are order forms for this years drive (or you can CLICK HERE for information/order form).
$4 from every family pie or pie pack sold will be raised for P&F to spend on upcoming events and activities at the school.  The family who raises the most money will be awarded a $50 rolling pin gift voucher!
Forms must be returned by Friday 12th August to the drawer opposite the office.  Full payment for your total order must be made on QKR.  
Orders will be available for collection at the school from 3.00 – 3.30pm on Thursday 25th August.

Breadbag Recycling Box Now at the Office

Our school will be participating in the Wonderwhite recycling rewards program.  The easiest way to do this is to fill one bread bag with other bread bags then drop this off in the collection bin.  Our aim is to collect 25kg of breadbags, which will get us rewards for our school to redeem new sports equipment.

Next Meeting
Will be on Friday 12th August 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. 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

Leading Image Whole School Photo 2022

If you would like to order a copy of the official 2022 whole school photo it is available now for $12.  Payment can be made via QKR.  If you would like to view a copy of the photo prior to ordering please feel free to pop into the office.  Please note that orders will close on Wednesday 10th August, 2022.

School Lunch Orders

Fresh Meal Fairy offers a canteen service to our school on Wednesdays! Fresh Meal Fairy offer a healthy canteen menu that includes a great variety of options for even the fussiest of eaters. All ordering is done online, and parents will need to register and set up an account on SCHOOL24.
Please CLICK HERE to read the latest correspondence for parents from the Fresh Meal Fairy.

Year 5/6's Collecting Jars

The Grade 5/6 learning community is collecting some glass jars for their chemistry unit of work next term. Could families please keep the following type of jars, wash them and place them in the tub at the front office:

120ml, for example, baby food jars
250ml, for example, tartare sauce jars
330ml, for example, salsa jars
500ml, for example, pasta sauce jars

Thank you.
Year 5/6 Team

Positive Behaviour Awards

Prep/1 T



For being an active participant in Prep/1 T. You willingly share your ideas during class discussion and always work cooperatively with others during group activities.  Keep up the great work Asha!

Prep/1 M



For being an active participant in Prep/1 M. It is great to see your enthusiasm when you share your ideas and work cooperatively with others in the class. Well done Billy! Keep up the great work!

2 T



For always joining in with whole-class activities and cooperating with your classmates during group activities. You set a great example Stefan, well done!

2 O



For always being an active participant in classroom activities and discussions. You listen, follow instructions and value others opinions.  Well done Alba, keep up the great work! 

3/4 V



For being a fantastic and positive team participant during our Science tasks. Great job Abel.

3/4 BR



For doing a great job participating and cooperating in Maths, when playing the “Grab and Graph” game. Well done on starting quickly and completing the game. Go superstar.

3/4 M




For great participation and co-operation in all activities this week.  *Voted by all your classmates*  Well done Toby, fantastic :)

5/6 S




For always actively participating in our classroom discussion. Well done WIll and keep up the fantastic work.

5/6 B



For always being an active participant in classroom activities. You value the input of others and are great at cooperating with your peers. Well done Jack, you are an exceptional role model!