Wallington P.S. Newsletter

Term 4 - Week 4 - 2022

Principal News


2023 Prep Orientation

Yesterday we welcomed our new preps for 2023 at our first orientation day. They had a great time coming into the school, getting to know their teachers and getting to do some schoolwork.  We can’t wait to have them back next week.


World Teachers Day

A big thank you goes out to Parents and Friends for the wonderful morning tea to celebrate World Teacher’s Day.  It was a great celebration of all the work they do. Thanks for the yummy treats!   



If your child/ren is/are not returning to Wallington in 2023 (other than graduating Grade 6s) please let the school know in writing asap (wallington.ps@education.vic.gov.au)


2023 Staffing

I am pleased to be able to announce the grade levels and staffing for next year after completing our teacher recruitment processes.

We are very excited to welcome back Emily Duckett and to welcome aboard James and Maddy as teachers at Wallington. In the coming weeks we will let you know about specialist teachers and subjects and our farewells for staff who may be moving on.

Mental Health and Wellbeing Leader

We are also very pleased to announce that Mel Williams will be continuing in her role as Mental Health and Wellbeing Leader next year and for the foreseeable future. Mel’s role will continue to support teachers and the school in developing positive mental health strategies for students and families. Mel and the wellbeing team have played an instrumental role in introducing Zones of Regulation and the Berry St Positive Education professional learning.  

Pupil Free Day Reminder TOMORROW (Friday 28th October)

Don’t forget the student free day TOMORROW (Friday 28th October). Staff will be undertaking Day 2 of Berry Street Positive Education professional learning and will be offsite.

Pupil Free Day Notification

Please pencil in the following student free days into your diaries:

  • Monday 19th December
  • Tuesday 20th December

These days will be used for 2023 planning and professional learning

Uniform Shop

Next Wednesday DCS Uniforms will be at the school for new prep parents to try on sizes and to purchase uniforms. Current parents are also invited to come along and to check sizing and buy after after 10:15am.

Just a reminder that DCS clothing have taken over as our uniform supplier and all 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, 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. 

Parents and Friends

Friday 4th November                P&F November meeting 9am hall
Friday 11th November              Wallington Family Disco Club Italia
Monday 5th December              Colour Run
Friday 9th December                Christmas Family Picnic

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

Next Meeting
Will be on Friday 4th November 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

Ex-Library Books for Sale

In the hallway near the 3/4V classroom there are 2 tables containing ex-library books that are for sale at the bargain price of 20 cents each.  Please feel free to pop in and have a browse.

Ribbon Wanted

The 3/4's are after some ribbon for this term. If you have any ribbon at home can you please donate it to the 3/4 teachers or hand it into the office. 
Much appractiated,
3/4 Teachers and Students

Children's Fair

Just a reminder that on Friday 4th of November is the Children's Fair.  Funds raised by the Fair will be going to the Victorian Flood Victims.
This is a fair run by the children for the children throughout the school day. Each class runs a stall, where students are rostered on to work and then use their spare time to visit other stalls. This is run by the children and there are no parents required on the day.
Please send your child/children with $5 - $10 in coins and in a named zip lock bag, purse or wallet. Students are able to wear casual clothes on this day, but please ensure shoulders are covered, enclosed shoes are worn, and students have their Wallington hats. Normal recess and lunch foods are to be brought on the day.
We are also running Wallington Idol this year as part of the Children's Fair where students can perform their talents. Auditions will be held next week at lunchtimes in the hall. It is free to enter and the winner will perform at assembly on the afternoon of Friday the 4th of November.

In Preparation for Swimming......

In preparation for swimming it is important that students start, if not already, practicing dressing themselves independently. Ear infections can also become a problem if students have not been swimming for a long period of time. Germs that live in the ear can be stirred by the water and can cause infections. As a preventatlive measure, wearing swimming plugs and using swimming ear drops may help. It is a good idea to have any student new to swimming to practice using their goggles in the bath and to get use to getting their face wet in the shower prior to swimming.
Students must be in full school uniform at school, with their bathers under their uniform. This allows   for a quick change once at the pool. Please remember to pack your named clothes  (underwear,  towel, goggles etc) in a named dry plastic bag for wet gear.
Please CLICK HERE for a copy of the Swimming Information/Permission Notice.

Whole School House Sports

A note for your diaries........the whole house school sports will be held on Friday 2nd December, 2022 at Barwon Heads Village Park.

Art Gallery

Linda Kruger - 5/6 Artist Study

Australian artist Linda Kruger pays tribute to ordinary objects in her home. Year 5/6 students applied light and dark tones and colour using acrylic paint. 

Very impressive paintings, well done 5/6!

Positive Behaviour Awards

Prep/1 T



For always showing good sportsmanship. During Blue Earth, you always make sure everyone on your team has a go! You are very thoughtful and considerate of others during sports.  Well done Rio!

Prep/1 M



For showing good sportsmanship when playing games outside and during maths. You always play fair and include and encourage others.  Well done Oliver!

Prep/1 F



For for always showing resilience when playing games and team sports. You share the equipment around and take turns with all the other players. You are a great example of good sportsmanship.

2 T



For always setting a great example when you are playing games with others. You encourage your team-mates and follow the rules, helping others if they need it. That’s great sportsmanship. Well done!

2 O



For always demonstrating good sportsmanship. You always play fair, encourage others and go out of your way to include everyone. Well done Sienna, keep being amazing!

3/4 V



For your positive attitude and behaviour in class, where you lookout for your friends and peers. Great stuff Taydem.

3/4 M



For always taking care of other people’s equipment. When playing soccer and games outside, you are always fair and if someone is hurt, you are always the first one to help them up.
                    ** STUDENT CHOICE AWARD **

5/6 S



For always demonstrating fantastic sportsmanship during class games and also being a great role model when not winning naughts and crosses during buddies this week. Keep it up Crystal! 

5/6 B




For always showing a positive attitude when it comes to class games. You are always a good sport and encourage your classmates. Well done and keep it up!