Wallington P.S. Newsletter

Term 1 - Week 9 - 2023


Principal News

End of Term 1 Arrangements
Next week is our final (and 11th) week of term…..it has been a big term so far and we know students and staff and families are tired and hanging out for the holidays. Enjoy the last week, get some good sleep and rest so we can finish the term off strong and enjoy the holidays soon.

Last Day of Term 1- Thursday, 6th April
Assembly at 2pm
Early Finish at 2.20pm 

Assembly
Friday 31st March @ 2:50pm, outdoors on the oval outside the hall (weather permitting). Our 1/2 B class will be presenting this assembly. All welcome.


Prep 2024 Enrolments
We have begun taking enrolments for Prep for next year – both from siblings of current students and from new families to Wallington. If you have a child currently attending 4-year-old kindergarten and are looking to enrol them for Prep 2024, please complete the enrolment forms which are available from the General Office or by CLICKING HERE.

Visiting Classrooms
Reminder that parents or visitors must come via the school office before going to classrooms. This is a requirement to ensure we are fully aware of who is in the school at all times in case of an emergency evacuation. If you need to see your child’s teacher (outside of before and after school) please contact them via the Parent Portal. Thank you for your understanding in this matter.


Snip your Way to Fine Motor Skills

Scissor activities are an excellent way to promote fine motor skills, improve hand–eye coordination and aid concentration. Here are some scissor activities you can do at home to help your child with their learning.

Children should always be supervised and ensure the scissors are put away in a safe place once they have finished. Additionally, age-appropriate scissors should be provided to your child.

Cutting Playdough

This activity works best for younger school children learning how to write. The muscles in the hand are used for fine motor skills, which your child needs for proper pencil grip. Encourage your child to try and cut through playdough to help strengthen those muscles. You could even make a game of it by pretending your child is working in a sausage factory.

Paper Plate Spiral Snake

Give your child a paper plate and challenge them to make a snake. They can do this by cutting the paper plate into a spiral. Tell them the aim of the game is to make the snake as long as they can without breaking it.

Paper Snowflakes

Fold a piece of paper up into quarters and encourage your child to cut holes in it. When they open the paper, they will have a beautiful snowflake which can be attached to a window.

 



Parents and Friends

 

DATES FOR THE CALENDAR

Friday 31st March       -   Family & Friends Disco
Thursday 6th April      -   Easter Morning Tea
Thursday 27th April    -   P&F Meeting


Easter Morning Tea 

Our Easter morning tea for the children is on Thursday 6th of April.  Orders have now CLOSED.

Count the Eggs

Head over to the office to take your guess on how many eggs are in the Jar.  Gold Coin Donation.  All donations will be for the Good Friday Appeal.
Closes Tuesday 4th April.  Winner will be announced at assembly on Thursday 6th April.

Family Disco

The Family Disco is this Friday.  Thank you to all those that purchased a ticket!  We hope you all have a fantastic night.  Don't forget to bring your dancing shoes and GLOW STICKS!

Tesselaar Bulbs 

Order anytime up to Saturday 1st of April via 

www.bulbfundraiser.com.au/WALLINGTONPS 

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.  


Children’s Garden Club 

Meet every Tuesday Lunchtime. We would love if you could join us - all parents/grandparents/Carers and toddlers most welcome. 
Follow "Wallington Primary Garden Club" on Facebook.

 

Stay up to date

Follow us on Facebook “WALLINGTON PS PARENTS AND FRIENDS”

 

Next Meeting

Will be on Thursday 27th of APRIL in the EVENING - time to be announced.

 

 



Positive Behaviour Awards


Prep T

Taylor

PRIMROSE E

For always trying your best and never giving up.   You are a Superstar Primmy!

Prep M

Martin

EMILY B

For continuing to do your best work and keep trying when you make a mistake. You show up everyday with a smile on your face. Keep it up Emily!

1/2 S

Stevens

BEAU B

For consistently keeping an open mind and trying your best when challenged. You always do your work with great enthusiasm.  Keep up the good work, Beau.!

1/2 M

Moore

ELLIOTT W

For always  doing your best  when approaching any task. You accept feedback and fix your mistakes, always with a smile on  your face. Fantastic effort Elliott! Well done.

1/2 B

Bazeley

CAMILA R

For always trying hard during class and showing resilience when you make a mistake. Well done. Keep up the great work Camila!

3/4 KT

Kayler-Thomson

LEXIE R

For always working hard in your learning and showing resilience when faced with a challenging task. Keep up the amazing work and never give up Lexie!

3/4 D
Duckett

ELIZA H

For trying hard during class and showing resilience when you make a mistake. Well done. Keep up the great work Eliza.

 

3/4 C

Cook

ADDISON L

For always working hard in your learning and showing resilience when making a mistake. Keep up the great work Addison!

5/6 T
Trezise

OLLIE R

For always doing your best in class. You put 100% effort into your work and you always work on improving your skills when you make a mistake. Your attitude towards learning is fantastic Ollie, keep it up!
 

5/6 O

O'Brien

MAX D

For always trying hard during class and showing resilience when you make a mistake, you always keep going with a smile on your face. Well done Max, keep working hard!



Art Gallery

This Term the 5/6‘s have been exploring the world of Bromley&Co in Art. High school dropout, knockabout, surf bum, lost boy. Works out that being busy is the best way to quiet an overactive mind! David Bromley is an Australian artist best known for his paintings and sculptures. David and Yuge Bromley usually take on projects based on their passion / obsession for art, design, interiors, fashion. They are ultimately driven by a love for all things creative. The 5/6‘s were inspired by Bromley&Co butterflies and have focused on creating their own. Learning about; stencilling, painting, symmetrical patterns, contrasting colours and negative space.

Below are some photos of the 5/6's starting the 1st layer of their backgrounds for their Bromley&CO Butterflies......








Notice Board

ART Room Request - Smocks and Yarn

A friendly reminder to please bring in your NAMED art smock to your classroom teacher, so you're ready for Art!
Thank you for all your newspaper donations, we now have enough to keep us going for a while.  Any wool/yarn donations however would be greatly appreciated.  Thank you.



Remote Control Car Workshops

Please note the change of dates for the workshops.




Hockey Come and Try Day 




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