Wallington P.S. Newsletter

Term 4 - Week 9 - 2022

Principal News

Playground Update
I am pleased to report that our Inclusive playground is moving along in the background. The Victorian Schools Building Authority (VSBA) have let me know that the plans have gone out to tender and hopefully in the new year we will see some action.

Athletics Day
Just a reminder that tomorrow is the School Aths day. Students need to arrive at normal time and come dressed in the house colours ready to have a fun day competing as a team.

  • 9.30am Students in Grade 3-6 will arrive at Barwon Heads Village Park.
  • 9.40am 800m Races Grade 3-6 (Any student can participate, but it is OPTIONAL)
  • 10.00 am Grade Prep- 2 students arrive. Snack/fruit break all students in house colours
  • 10.20am- Events start. Rotations will take place every 20 minutes

Colour Run Monday 5th December Final Reminder
Only a couple of days to go until the Colour Run.

* SLIPS - please return permission slips to the drawer opposite the office tomorrow (Monday is too late)

* VOLUNTEERS – thanks to those who have volunteered to help on the day. We have a good number of volunteers, but more help is always welcome.

* SAFETY - the powder is 98% corn starch and 2% safe colours. For more info see here https://holicolourpowder.com.au/faq/ Goggles, sunglasses, bananas or masks can be worn if preferred.

* OPTION TO RUN WITHOUT COLOUR - For kids who don’t want to be squirted with colour, there will be a separate run. If the kids chose to, they can still get wet and run around the obstacle course that will be set up on the oval.

* CLOTHING - white or light colour clothing is best to show up the colour.

* Looking forward to a fun afternoon!

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

Tawny Frogmouths
It has been great to see a family of Tawny Frogmouths using the trees in the school as a home for the past couple of days. Shows what a great place this is!

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 RA 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 front 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

Plasterer WantedWe 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

Mango Orders
Will be delivered on Tuesday 6th December. Please check the facebook page and Sentral for notification of when they will be ready to collect (this will depend on mango arrival time at the school)

Colour Run 2022
The run will take place on Monday 5th December at 2pm on the oval. Classes will run through one at a time.  Parents welcome to attend.

Parent helpers are needed. Please sign up via the facebook page or via the sign up sheet on Glen Lauder's window.

A reminder permission slips must be returned to the drawer opposite the office to be able to participate. There is no cost.

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, icypoles 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.

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Notice Board

Reminder Back to School (BTS) Parent Portal Ordering 2023
Reminder that Back to School (BTS) ordering for 2023 is now open on the COS website.  Please see instructions in the letter and information on User/password access. All deliveries will be made to the school for the start of term 1 2023 if orders are placed by 12th December 2022.  If you have any questions please contact COS directly at 1300614133.
For the 2023 BTS COS booklist for P-6, CLICK HERE.
Please see our Parent Payment Policy 2023 here.

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.

Regional Parenting Services Calendar - Term 1 2023
Please CLICK HERE for the Regional Parenting Services calendar for Term 1 2023.

Inter-school Chess Competitions 2023
Please CLICK HERE for details on Australian inter-school chess competitions (both face-to-face and online) being run in 2023.

Art Gallery

Year 3/4 Portuguese Tiles - Foam Printing
We discussed and explored hand painted tiles from Portugal called Azulejos. Students created their own foam print using symmetrical patterns to make a tile design. We used watercolours to paint a background and then printed 4 times in blue acrylic paint to appear like a tile.
They look fantastic! Well done 3/4s.

Michelle Bishop