Wallington P.S. Newsletter

Term 1 - Week 2 - 2023


Principal News

Parent Information Nights

Next week we have parent information nights for students in Grade 1-6. These are a great opportunity to meet your child’s teacher, see their classroom and get an outline of what the Unit teams expect of the students.

  • Monday 13th Feb 5pm - Grade 5/6
  • Tuesday 14th Feb 5pm - Grade 1/2
  • Wednesday 15th Feb 5pm - Grade 3/4

It is also a good time to make an appointment for a longer chat with your child’s teacher if you feel this is necessary. All info nights will be held in one of the year level classrooms.

Playground Supervision

Each morning from 8.45am-9am, staff are assigned yard duty supervision and again from 3.20pm-3.35pm. Please be aware that if your children are in the grounds outside these times, staff will not be on duty. 

Book Packs/Dairies

Book packs have been delivered to school for most of the students that have ordered the packs. We have some delays on a couple of items that should be delivered soon.  We are waiting on our diaries, and these will be given to students when delivered in the coming weeks.

Attendance

Assembly

Friday 10th February @ 2:50pm, outdoors on the oval outside the hall (weather permitting). All welcome.

Pupil Free Days 2023

  • Friday 10th March teachers will be attending Day 3 of the Berry ST Positive Education program
  • Friday 9th June teachers will be attending Day 4 of the Berry ST Positive Education program
  • Wednesday 21st June Parent-Teacher Interviews


School Session Times

09:00am – 11:00am         Session 1            (2 x 1 hour periods)
11:00am – 11:30am         Recess
11:30am – 01:30pm        Session 2             (2 x 1 hour periods)
01:30pm – 01:40pm        Eating Time
01:40pm – 02:20pm        Lunch Break
02:20pm – 03:20pm        Session 3              (1 x 1 hour period)



Parents and Friends

Calendar of Events

Friday 10th February               P&F AGM School Hall 9am

NOTICE OF AGM and FEBRUARY MEETING

Wallington Primary School’s Parents and Friends Committee invites parents, guardians and friends to join us in 2023.  Members of P&F have the wonderful opportunity to participate in many fun-filled events throughout the year.  We work collaboratively with teachers and staff, to highlight the needs of and add value to the school.  Every member has the opportunity to express their ideas and feedback and get to experience the joy of seeing the very happy faces of the students.

Our AGM will be held on Friday 10th February 9am in the hall.

All positions will be declared open for the 2023 committee.  We would love to see some fresh faces consider being a grade rep or take up another role on the committee.  Most of our positions have no obligation to attend regular meetings.  If you cannot attend the AGM but would like to consider a role, please contact us.  We look forward to welcoming you in 2023.

STAY UP TO DATE

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Notice Board

Headphones

Headphones are no longer available for purchase from the office.  Headphones can be purchased from many outside suppliers eg Kmart, Officeworks etc.  Over-ear wired headphones are preferred. 


Hats

Hats (with school logo) are no longer available for purchase from the office.  Hats in sizes S - L can be purchased from DCS Uniforms :   https://www.dcsuniforms.com.au/
Alternatively, plain navy sunsmart hats can be purchased from outside suppliers, eg Kmart, Target etc.

 

Sentral (Absences and Communication)

A reminder that Sentral is our preffered method of communication.  You can download the Sentral App and use it to log absences/late/early attendance as well as to receive communication eg newsletter via your mobile phone.


ART Room Reminders/Requests

Welcome back to a new and exciting year in the Art Room. Please can you bring in your NAMED art smock to your classroom teacher, so you're ready for Art!
Also, if you have any spare newspapers at home/work that need culling, could you please donate them to the Art Room.  Your donations will be much appreciated.


Open Night



Positive Behaviour Awards


Prep T

Taylor

BOWIE K

For having a great start to the Prep year. You are an exceptional listener and try your best with everything you do.  Well done Bowie!

Prep M

Martin

MONTY C

For having a fantastic start to the Prep year. You have been participating in all our class activities and including all your new friends.

1/2 S

Stevens

LACHLAN G

For a fantastic start to Grade 1. You have been a very active member over the first 2 weeks back at school during classroom discussions and activities. Well done Lachie and keep up the great work!

1/2 M

Moore

JOSHUA M

For a fabulous start to Grade 2. You have been a great role model to the class, actively participating  in  class discussions and cooperating beautifully with your class. Keep up the great work, Josh! Well done!

1/2 B

Bazeley

OLLIE D

For a great start to Year 2. You have  shown an enthusiastic attitude towards all activities over the past 2 weeks.  Well done Ollie! Keep up the fantastic work!

3/4 KT

Kayler-Thomson

OLIVE M

For an incredible start to Year 3. You have actively participated in all of our classroom activities and cooperated amazingly with your peers. Keep up the fantastic work Olive!

3/4 D
Duckett

HAYLEY A

For a great start to Year 3. Well done on participating in all activities and cooperating with everyone.  Congratulations Hayley

 

3/4 C

Cook

JACK T

For an awesome start to Year 3. Well done on participating in all activities, cooperating with your classmates and making new friends.  Congratulations Jack!

5/6 T
Trezise

TOBY M

For having such a positive start to the school year! You have been a positive influence in the classroom and out in the playground, and your attitude towards your learning has been exceptional! Way to go Toby!!

 

5/6 O

O'Brien

ISAIAH A

For a great start to Year 5. You always have a positive attitude and are willing to actively participate and cooperate  in all class activities! Great start  Isaiah, you are a superstar!



Art Gallery

SNAPSHOT OF ART THIS WEEK

Hello Parents/Guardians, 

Art this year has started with a bang and we are already seeing some wonderful creations and looking at amazing Master Artists, such as Pablo Picasso, artists that work with paper like Henri Matisse, as well as artists who work with plasticine to create characters like Wallace and Gromit and Shaun the Sheep. 

Below are some wonderful samples of the Year 5/6's Paper Sculpting.

Thank you, 

Mrs Ractliffe









Camps, Sports & Excursion Fund (CSEF) Information/Applications

Applications are now open for parents and carers who are eligible to apply for the CSEF.  If you are a holder of a concession card and fit the criteria listed (CLICK HERE). Please submit your application form (CLICK HERE) by the end of term 1 2023.  If you were eligible and received the CSEF last year and there has been no change to your circumstances, there is no need to submit an application this year.  For any questions please check with the office or send us an email at: wallington.ps@education.vic.gov.au

Lunch Orders - Fresh Meal Fairy

Fresh Meal Fairy offers a canteen service to our school on Wednesdays.

Please CLICK HERE for a copy of the 2023 Fresh Meal Fairy Welcome Letter and Instructions.

Please CLICK HERE for a copy of the Menu.

Please CLICK HERE for a copy of the Registration Guide.