Wallington P.S. Newsletter

Term 4 - Week 8 - 2022


Principal News

Remembrance Day  

On Friday 11th November two of our school leaders, Crystal and Nate attended the Remembrance Day Ceremony at Homestead Estate aged care with Mel Williams. They laid a wreath and marked their respect for those that served our country. They did an awesome job representing our school!

  


Keeping Our Community Covidsafe

We have had a growing number of COVID cases over the last two weeks. Please remain vigilant of any coughs and sniffles within your household and complete a RAT test should any symptoms present. We may be fatigued by 2-3 years of COVID yet, doing our bit to adopt covid-safe practice will help ensure those who are immunocompromised are protected as much as possible.  We have COVID RAT tests in the office for families to collect as required.

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

  • Continue good health and hygiene practice by washing hands regularly, coughing or sneezing into your elbow and using hand sanitiser regularly.
  • When unwell it is recommended that you remain home, seek medical advice and undertake a Rapid Antigen Test (these are available at the office).
  • It is highly recommended that if your child tests positive to COVID-19 that your child isolates for 5 days and returns when symptom free.

For further support please visit the DHS Coronavirus webpage

 

State Election

We will be hosting a polling station in the hall this weekend coming. Come in and grab a sausage after you vote from Rotary who will be waiting to greet you.

 

Plasterer Wanted

We are looking for a plasterer to undertake some paid small repair jobs around the school. If you can help, please contact me at the office.



Parents and Friends

Tuesday 29th November        Special Lunch Sushi & Dumplings
Monday 5th December           Colour Run
Friday 9th December              P&F Final Meeting and Brunch 9.15am Van Loons Cafe
Friday 9th December              Christmas Family Picnic

 

P&F Christmas Appeal 2022

This year P&F will be collecting for McKillop Family Services Christmas Gift Appeal.  Boxes are at the office to collect items.  The collection will run until Friday 2nd December.  For a list of suggested items to be donated, please CLICK HERE.


C
OLOUR RUN 2022

The colour run will take place on Monday 5th December at 2pm on the oval. Classes will run through one at a time.  Parents are welcome to attend. Parent helpers are needed. Please sign up via the facebook page or via the sign up sheet on Glen Lauders window.
Here are some facts for the day:
Safety
The powder is non-toxic, coloured powder made from 98% corn starch and 2% permitted food colours (non-toxic colours). 
https://holicolourpowder.com.au/faq/
Goggles or sunglasses can be worn to protect eyes is desired.
Bandanas or masks can be worn if felt necessary. 
If your child does not want to be sprayed with powder there will be the option of running the obstacle course with no powder/water.
Permission Slips 
Must be returned to the drawer opposite the office to be able to participate.    CLICK HERE for flyer/permission slip.  There is no cost.
Clothing
White or Light coloured clothing is best.


Christmas Family Picnic

On Friday 9th December 2022 we will be having the annual Wallington Family Christmas Picnic.  From 5pm on the oval, BYO picnic dinner and drinks and icypoles will be supplied for the kids.  Please leave a wrapped BOOK ONLY (strictly no toys), max value $10 with your child’s name on it at the office by Thursday 8th December to be handed out by Santa on the night. You are also welcome to leave books for siblings or other children in attendance.


Final Meeting 2022

Will be on Friday 9th December 9.15am at Van Loons Cafe.  This will be our final meeting for 2022. Bring along a $5 wrapped item for a Christmas Lucky Dip between attendees.  All welcome.


Follow us on Facebook

Stay up to date with all things Parents and Friends, including reminders and links to grade specific Facebook Chat Groups.  Search for “WALLINGTON PS PARENTS AND FRIENDS” and request to join.



Positive Behaviour Awards



Prep/1 T

Taylor

VIOLET L

For always being a very friendly member of Prep/One T. You are a caring student who is always willing to include others when needed.  Well done Violet!


Prep/1 M

Moore

FLOYD M

For playing fairly and including others when playing on the water playground at the swimming pool. You are friendly and kind.  Well done Floyd.

Prep/1 F

Firns

ELODIE M

For always being a good friend who plays fairly and respects others by being inclusive.  Well done Elodie!


2 T

Trezise

ELLA L

For being kind and caring.  You are always willing to include others when needed. Well done Ella, keep up the great work!


2 O

O'Brien

LULU H

For being a kind and  caring student who is always willing to include others when needed. Well done Lulu, keep up the great work!


3/4 V

Vaught

 


ALICE M

For the wonderful effort at swimming and the respect you have shown to other students and your instructors.

                    


3/4 M

Macys

ANTHONY M

For being a great role model at swimming. You have been fair, inclusive and followed the pool safety rules awesomely! Well done :)
                  
 

5/6 S

Stevens

TAJ W

For your maturity in volunteering to join another group during BioLAB last week. Well done Taj.


5/6 F

Farley

 

MAYLA B

For respecting your peers and being able to play with a variety of people. Keep up the great work Mayla.


Notice Board

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.


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

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.