Wallington P.S. Newsletter

Term 1 - Week 10 - 2023


Principal News

Thanks
As we come to the end of this term, I would like to say thank you to everyone for your kind words and positive thoughts as I step out for a term to take up the Acting Principal position at Drysdale PS. Wallington has been a great place to work and I am going to miss everybody next term. I hope that you are all able to enjoy some time off and a break over Easter and get a bit of down time after a long term.

I am sure that you will all welcome Gavin Nelson at the start of next term as the Acting Principal at Wallington. Gavin knows this area well, having previously been Assistant Principal at Ocean Grove PS and is currently the Principal at Little River PS. Gavin is a great appointment, and he is excited by the opportunity to help Wallington continue to grow and improve and to meet everyone.


Cricket
Well done to our cricketers that went off yesterday to compete. They did an awesome job and represented the school well!

Term 2 Start Date Monday 24th April

ANZAC Day Public Holiday Tuesday 25th April

 

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.



                      

The 4Rs: recharge, reflect, reset, restart

We all know the three Rs of school, but what about the four Rs of the holidays? Follow these steps to help your child get ready for the new term.

Recharge

Try to give your child (and yourself) plenty of downtime so that you are all relaxed and refreshed by the time school starts again. If you can, keep the final days of the holidays fairly quiet, rather than tiring everyone out with last-minute activities.

Reflect

Reflecting on the past and making resolutions for the future is not just for adults. It’s a great way to help your child learn from their experiences of the last school term and set themselves up for the next. There’s no need to hold a formal ‘review’, just find some time to talk with your child about:

  • things they did and didn’t like about school last year
  • things they feel they did and didn’t do well
  • things they’d like to do and achieve this year.

Then talk about what your child can do to achieve their goals, and how you can help them. If they had some challenges last term, talk about what happened and why, and work out what your child (and you) can do this term so they have a better time. When your child has strategies for handling problems of the past, backed up by your support, they are much more likely to start the new school term with a positive mindset.

Reset

The new school term gives every child a fresh start. At school your child will also have more independence, responsibilities and opportunities, so it’s a good time to think about giving them more at home too. Here are some areas to consider:

  • personal responsibility – making their own lunches, unpacking their school bag
  • family contribution – setting the table, putting away washing
  • routines – bedtimes
  • privileges – screen time, TV programs.

Restart

A gradual transition from ‘holiday mode’ to ‘school mode’ makes the first day back much easier, so start getting back into the school routine a few days before the term starts. Involve your child in getting all their school things ready, and check how they are feeling about going back to school.

Then make sure they get a good night’s sleep and a healthy breakfast, give them a big hug, and send them off to class knowing that you’ve given them a great start to the school year!

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Parents and Friends

DATES FOR THE CALENDAR

Friday 28th April  -  P&F Meeting  -  9:15am at Van Loons


Thank you for all those that helped organise, prep food, count eggs and tickets during Term One.  We have hosted some fantastic events from Pancake Day to the Family Disco and all the fun that's happening this week! 

We hope you and your family have enjoyed all the wonderful events this term. 

Have a great Easter/Break and we can’t wait to get planning for Term Two. 

 

Children’s Garden Club 

Children's Garden Club meet every Tuesday Lunchtime.  We would love it if you could join us.  All parents/grandparents/carers and toddlers most welcome. 

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Next Meeting

Next P&F Meeting has been changed to Friday 28th of April, 9:15am at Van Loons (due to Camp Bunyip). We hope to see you there. 



Art Gallery

This Term the 3/4‘s have been exploring Claude Monet - “Bridge over a Pond of Water Lilies” in Art.  In 1893, Monet, a passionate horticulturist, purchased land with a pond near his property in Giverny, intending to build something "for the pleasure of the eye and also for motifs to paint." The result was his water-lily garden. The 3/4‘s have gathered inspiration from Monet's work on his water-lily garden have created their own take of the artwork. We focused on; occupied space, perceived space and creating depth within their artwork. Students also looked at colours and textures - creating an overall balance to their special piece".













Notice Board



State Schools' Relief - Prep CSEF Uniform Package 2023 

State Schools' Relief is a not-for-profit organisation that works closely with all government schools across Victoria.  Each year State Schools' Relief provides assistance to families experiencing financial disadvantage with school uniforms and footwear.
State Schools' Relief provides a uniform package each year to all Prep families/carers eligible for CSEF funding.  CLICK HERE for more information.
CLICK HERE for an order form. 
Please return your completed order form to the office.


ART Room Request - Yarn

Thank you so much for all your yarn donations, we now have enough to keep us going for a while.



School Holiday Junior Golf Clinics