Wallington P.S. Newsletter

Term 4 - Week 1 - 2022


Principal News

Welcome back 

It was great to see so many happy faces on Monday morning as we welcomed back everyone into school. Congratulations to all families for getting back into the routines of school. I hope you all had a restful break. 
As you read on and look through the calendar, you will see an action-packed term - especially for the Year 6’s. Organisation is the key! Keep an eye on dates and events coming up. The calendar on our school website is updated regularly and is a great reference https://www.wallington-ps.vic.edu.au/mevents Staff are working hard to plan these great opportunities and we look forward to them.

Uniform Shop

Looking Smart have recently sold their business to DCS clothing and all our school uniform requirements can be ordered online via https://www.dcsuniforms.com.au/collections/wallington-primary-school

Each Thursday, DCS will deliver to schools (Surfside PS and Ocean Grove PS too) and if there are any sizing issues, they will quickly work to resolving them. All three schools met with DCS last term to ask questions and have any concerns resolved and we all agreed that we believed DCS will be able to fulfill our schools’ requirements. 

Hats

It’s that time of year that SunSmart hats are compulsory. No excuses! Those without a SunSmart hat will be directed to the undercover area near the basketball court. Don’t forget sunscreen too!  Hats can be purchased from the Office for $15 for a limited time.  In the not too distant future, hats, bags and satchels will be supplied by DCS.

Student Scholarships

The Department of Education and Training administers a number of scholarships that are available to eligible students who are currently enrolled in Grade 4 to Year 12 in 2022.

Applicants for these scholarships will be evaluated on their:

  • participation in school activities
  • community involvement
  • academic record for the current year.

Scholarships are either one-off payments or cover the duration of the student’s course or annual study.

Many of these scholarships have specific eligibility criteria so please refer to individual applications for more information. Applications are open and close on Wednesday 1 February 2023.

For more information and a list of available scholarships, see the 2022 Student scholarships for Grade 4 – Year 12 fact sheet.

For information on how to apply, refer to  Student scholarships.

Mosquitoes

Unfortunately, mosquitoes are out and about and are starting to bite.  Please ensure your child is protected with repellant and that they have the necessary creams that they may need if they react to bites.   

Thunderstorm Asthma — be prepared this pollen season

Grass pollen season, which runs from October to December each year, brings an increase in asthma and hay fever symptoms. It also increases the risk of thunderstorm asthma. For people with asthma or hay fever, especially those who experience wheezing or coughing with their hay fever, thunderstorm asthma can be sudden, serious, and even life threatening.

We will implement a range of measures to keep our school community safe when the risk of thunderstorm asthma increases.

Many of our staff are trained in asthma first aid, and we will monitor the VicEmergency app to receive thunderstorm warnings, and, where appropriate, keep students indoors when weather forecasts identify a greater level of risk. 

How you can prepare

During pollen season, there are some things you can do to prepare and protect yourself and your family:

If your child has ever had asthma: talk to your doctor about what you can do to help protect your child from the risk of thunderstorm asthma, including updating your asthma action plan. Taking an asthma preventer properly and regularly is key to preventing asthma, including thunderstorm asthma.

If your child has hay fever: see your pharmacist or doctor for a hay fever treatment plan and check if you should have an asthma reliever puffer. These are available from a pharmacy without a prescription.

If your child has hay fever and experiences wheezing and coughing: it is important to make sure they don’t also have asthma. Speak to your doctor about an asthma action plan.  

Where possible, avoid being outside during thunderstorms from October to December, especially during the wind gusts that come before the storm. Go inside and close your doors and windows. If you have your air conditioning on, turn it to ‘recirculate’.

Protect yourself this pollen season – managing asthma and allergies matters.

Remain vigilant for COVID-19

It is important for students to manage any hay fever or asthma symptoms, as these conditions can produce symptoms such as fever, chills, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose, and loss or change to sense of smell or taste, which are similar to COVID-19 symptoms.

If your child experiences these symptoms in different or worse ways to their usual hay fever or asthma symptoms, medical advice should be sought.

Find out more

For more information, visit your general practitioner (GP) or visit the Better Health Channel.

 



Parents and Friends

Friday 7th October                  P&F Meeting 9am School Hall
Wednesday 19th October       Mango orders close
Friday 11th November            Wallington Family Disco Club Italia

The Wallington Family Disco is back!
Friday 11th November at Club Italia in Moolap from 6pm – 9pm. 
Tickets on sale now!  $20 Adults, $16 children includes a meal.
Extended family and friends are also welcome to attend.
Please CLICK HERE for flyer.

Mango Orders
Mangoes are back again for 2022.  This year they are $25.00 for an approx 7kg tray.  Orders are on QKR only and must be in by Wednesday 19th October.  Delivery will be early/mid December and pick up will be from the hall – date TBC.
Please CLICK HERE for flyer.

Next Meeting
Will be on TOMORROW Friday 7th October 9am School Hall.  We would love for more parents to come along to our meetings. Meetings are aimed to be kept no longer than 1hour 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

Photography Fundraiser
The P&F have arranged for Rhiannon Matthews Photography to conduct mini 20 minute beach photo sessions on Saturday 22nd October 2022.
These beautiful mementos will make wonderful Christmas gifts!  Please see the attached flyer for details.  To book your session please click on the following link https://www.rhiannonmatthews.com.au/minis


New CHESS Club at Wallington P.S.
The free CHESS Club/Coaching trial was greatly received by our students at lunchtime yesterday.
Please see the attached flyer containing details on the lunchtime CHESS Club/Coaching commencing on Monday 10th October, running through to Monday 12th December, 2022.

Positive Behaviour Awards



Prep/1 T

Taylor

OLLIE D

You are a very enthusiastic learner.  You are always trying to improve your knowledge in all areas of your learning.  Well done Ollie!


Prep/1 M

Moore

JOSH M

You are always a good role model to your classmates, as you always strive to improve your learning, are organised and ready to learn. Well done Josh!

Prep/1 F

Firns

LACHLAN G

For always trying your best and extending yourself in your learning. You are a hardworking student and true role model for your peers. Amazing effort Lachlan!


2 T

Trezise

BILLIE J

For always using your learning time well, you listen and focus on the learning and always complete any set tasks well within the time given. Your work is always of a high standard.  Well done Billie!


2 O

O'Brien

MATILDA G

For making a great effort during your learning time. You always use your time properly and work to your best ability, which is demonstrated through your great work. Well done Matilda!!


3/4 BR

Belsar/
Ractliffe

LILY S

For always being ready to learn! You are consistently organised and eager to get started with learning tasks. You are focused when on the floor and at your table. Keep up the great work superstar!


3/4 M

Macys 

 

KAILEY P

For always making the most of your learning time. You are always focused during tasks, ask questions when you are unsure and are enthusiastic to share your learning with others. Well done Kailey :)

** Student Choice Award**


3/4 M

Macys 

 

JOEL M

For always making the most of your learning time. You are always focused on your learning, respectful of others and their learning time and ask questions to find out more. Well done Joel :)

** Student Choice Award**

5/6 S

Stevens

LEWIS K

For always applying yourself to each and every learning task. You are such a fantastic learner and member of our 5/6 community. Keep up the great work.


5/6 B

Bennett

 

OLIVE S

For making a huge effort to use your learning time wisely, particularly in maths. You are doing a fantastic job and it is great to see you so engaged with your learning. Well done Ol!