Wallington P.S. Newsletter

Term 3 - Week 6 - 2022

Principal News

Principal Forum
On Tuesday I attended the Principal Area Forum with other school leaders to learn more about the implementation of the new EBA that is now in play. There are so many questions as to its interpretation but there will be changes as we move forward. It is recognised that teachers work above and beyond their allocated 38 hours per week and this agreement is trying to support the life-work balance of all. As we progress, I’ll keep you up to date on what the changes are and how we will manage them. 

Late Arrivals & Early departures
Just a reminder that school starts at 9am and finishes at 3:20pm. If your family is running late, please make sure you pop in with your child to get a late pass from the office and to sign your child in. If you are intending on leaving early, please organise this with your child and even a Parent Portal message to the classroom teacher prior to the start of the school day, as teachers may not check messages during class times. Please also sign your child out at the office when collecting them early.  We thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Pupil Free Day Friday 26th August 
On Friday 26th August all staff will be undertaking professional learning in the Berry St Positive Education model and no students are required to attend school. The school will be closed as staff will be working off-site.

Book Week at Wallington PS
The staff and students are excited to share their stories, costumes and special door displays with you on Tuesday August 23rd. Parents, carers, family and friends are all welcome to come along and watch our book parade, which will be held on the basketball court at approximately 9:15am (weather permitting of course). Students can dress up as their favourite book character for the day, and they will be taking part in a range of different activities based on a broad selection of books from the CBCA award-winning selection.

We Want Our Parents/Caregivers/Guardians to Tell Us What They Think!
Our school is conducting a survey to find out what parents/caregivers/guardians think of our school. The Parent/Caregiver/Guardian Opinion Survey is an annual survey offered by the Department of Education and Training that is designed to assist schools in gaining an understanding of families’ perceptions of school climate, student behaviour, and student engagement. We encourage all families to participate in this survey. Our school will use the survey results to help inform and direct future school planning and improvement strategies.

This year, all families are invited to participate in the survey. The Parent/Caregiver/Guardian Opinion Survey will be conducted from Monday 15th August to Friday 16th September. An email was sent on Monday with the details.

Mobile Phones
Just a reminder that as per Government policy, mobile phones are banned in all government schools for students. If for some reason a student needs to bring a phone to school, it must be handed in at the office and will be switched off and stored securely.

Parents and Friends

Monday 29th August           Fathers Day Stall
Friday 2nd September         2nd Chance Fathers Day Stall 3.20pm
Friday 9th September          P&F Meeting 9am School Hall
Thursday 15th September   Footy Colours Day/Special Footy Lunch

Rolling Pin Pie Drive
We raised an amazing $800 commission from the Pie Drive!  Congratulations to Hayley McDonald who sold the most pies and receives a $50 rolling pin voucher.  Orders will be available for collection at the school from 3.00 – 3.30pm on Thursday 25th August.  Please ensure someone collects your order as they are unable to be stored.

Cards for a Cause
On Wednesday order forms went home for “Cards for a cause”.  The students have had a chance to do an artwork at school at the start of the term to be turned into cards - perfect for Christmas!  Please note - there is no obligation to purchase cards.  Packs of 8 cards (with your child’s artwork) and envelopes will cost $16. The back of the card will feature the student artist’s name, year and school.  Each pack sold raises $5 for P&F to use on upcoming activities and events. 
Orders must be in by Friday 2nd September.  Card packs will be delivered to the school in November.
**Due to absences and isolations some students have missed out on doing an artwork and will not receive an order form.  Thank you for understanding – P&F Committee**

Fathers Day Stall
Coming up on Monday 29th August will be the Fathers Day stall.  Students will be called up during the morning to purchase gifts.  Students are invited to bring maximum of $10 to school on this day to purchase no more than 2 gifts (gifts range from $1-$5).
If your child is absent on this day or you would like to purchase additional gifts, there will be a second chance stall on Friday 2nd September at 3.20pm at the front of the school.

Breadbag Recycling - 1 month to go!

We have filled 3 boxes of breadbags to date.  We have
2 more boxes to fill by Friday 9th September (last day for collection).  Please drop off your bread bags, roll bags, etc by this date.

Next Meeting
Will be on Friday 9th September 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”




Art Gallery

Tim Burton style - Spooky Staff Portraits - Year 5/6

We explored who Tim Burton is and his style of illustrations. His characters had similar features, big eyes, small noses and mouths along with slim, long necks. Using staff photos, each 5/6 student was given a Wallington staff member to draw. We used charcoal and white pencils to capture the dark look of Tim Burton's characters. 

They turned out so well! Great effort 5/6!

Notice Board

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