Wallington P.S. Newsletter

Term 1 - Week 6 - 2023

Principal News

Due to circumstances beyond our control, we have had to make the decision to postpone the Wallington Strawberry Fair. The Strawberry Fair Committee and School Council will examine what fundraising options we have available for this year and will make a decision in the coming weeks.

I would like to thank the Fair Committee for the hard work they have put in already and for their support and advice throughout this decision-making process.

Berry Street Positive Education Model Pupil Free Day
Tomorrow, Friday 10th March is a curriculum day (no students required at school) and all staff will be off site undertaking day 3 of the Berry Street training.

School Council Elections
Thank you to everyone that nominated to be part of the 2023 Wallington PS School Council. Nominations matched the number of vacancies and there is no need for an election. I am very pleased to announce this year’s council is:

  • Danielle Wilks (returning member)
  • Glenn Smethurst
  • Catherine Kjaerstad
  • Kate Henry
  • Tanya Hayward (returning member)
  • Louise Beames (new member)
  • Cristelle Gilmour (new member)
  • Melinda Williams (staff member)
  • Melissa Trezise (staff member)
  • Glen Lauder

I would like to welcome aboard our new members and also thank our retiring members Natalie Baensch and Daniel Peyton.  School council is a big commitment and I thank them for their service.

First meeting of the new council will be on Wednesday 5h April @6:30pm.


Not long now until the national assessments take place. It’s a little earlier than usual but hopefully we receive the data back sooner so we can act accordingly. We wish all the participants the best and we know that these tests do not define your child as a person or dictate what they can do in life. This is a snapshot of where your child is at personally and helps us teachers know what to work on with them next. Families, to help your child prepare, get some good sleep patterns in, chat positively about the tests and be ready to celebrate whatever their achievements are. 



Daily attendance is important for all children and young people to succeed in education and to ensure they do not fall behind both socially and developmentally. Both schools and parents have an important role to play in supporting students to attend school every day and to be at school on time and ready to learn. 

When students arrive late, they miss important introductions to the school day, impacting on how they settle into the routines of school and further impacting them socially and academically. If you would like to speak to someone regarding your child’s attendance or lateness, we are here to help.

Parents and Friends


Thursday 9th March        Family & Friends Disco Tickets on SALE!
Friday 31st March           Family & Friends Disco
Thursday 27th April        P&F Meeting

Family Disco

Tesselaar Bulbs

Flyers were sent out last week. Order anytime up to Saturday 1st of April via 


This year we would like to add to the tulip bed in the centre garden. if any families would like to donate a bulb (preferably some ranunculus) to our garden it would be greatly appreciated. 

Mothers Day Stall

We are searching for handmade / and business with items that we can sell in the Mother's day Stall. Our Focus is to support our local community. Please contact Briana or Leesa by Friday.

Briannarandall81@gmail.com or Leesa.hayward@hotmail.com


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Next Meeting

Will be on Thursday 27th of APRIL in the evening. Time TBC.


Art Gallery


This Term the 3/4‘s have been exploring Pablo Picasso’s Cubist Portraits in Art. 

Picasso was a famous painter and was very good at painting faces. He liked painting faces from the FRONT and from the SIDE, ALL AT THE SAME TIME!

We read a funny book “Picasso’s Trousers” by Nicholas Allan - a picture story book about Picasso’s abstract art and explored some wonderful examples of cubism portraits, such as; Portrait of Dora Maar and The Weeping Woman.

Students used bold, block colours, showed experimentation of proportion and form and learnt to express an emotion through a cubism portrait.

Notice Board

ART Room Request - Smocks, Newspaper and Yarn

A friendly reminder to please bring in your NAMED art smock to your classroom teacher, so you're ready for Art!
If you have any spare newspapers at home/work that need culling, could you please donate them to the Art Room.  Also, any wool/yarn donations would be much appreciated.  Thank you.

Bellarine NAB AFL Auskick for Girls  

AFL Victoria are running specialised After School Auskick centres for the remainder of this term. One of those centres is the Bellarine All Girls Centre based at St Thomas PS in Drysdale. The Auskick costs $40 for the 5 weeks, the children will receive a pack and they will also receive a $40 voucher at the end to put towards signing up for a community Auskick centre. Our aim is to then transfer these girls across to their local centre and let them know there is now a pathway through to the Peninsula Sharks.   Anyone aged 5-12 can register for the program.  Please CLICK HERE for flyer.

Bellarine Performing Arts 

Our mission at Bellarine Performing Arts is to enrich the lives of young performers in a fun, safe and creative environment. Whether it’s expanding abilities or building confidence, we are here to enhance our community by providing theatre arts education, dance, musical theatre, vocal training and performance opportunities.  For more information and enrolments visit our website at:  www.bellarineperformingarts.com.au



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