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September 2019 Newsletter

Welcome to Silverton Primary School's e-Newsletter.

Dear Parents,


What a sensational busy Term it has been! The 2019 Silverton’s Twisted Tales concert was a huge success. It was so great to see so many excited, slightly nervous and smiling faces over both nights. The children loved their songs and dances and did an amazing job of performing on the big stage. I would like to thank our amazing staff for their hard work and dedication in planning, rehearsing and staging such a wonderful event for our students and the wider Silverton community. An event the students will be remembering for years.  I would also like to thank again, our wonderful parent community who supported and encouraged their children to be involved over the two nights.


Miss Cheng and Miss McNair are very excited as they are travelling to China next week to visit our Sister School, Yancheng No.1 Primary School.  Have a wonderful and safe trip! 


School Facilities


Over the holidays the Foundation’s outside courtyard, where the cubbyhouse is located, will be upgraded with synthetic grass, a new pergola, tables, seats and garden area. These funds are still a part of our $2.1 million upgrade money.

NAPLAN Results 2019

Congratulations to our Year 3 and 5 students on their terrific NAPLAN results that was completed in May. Overall the students at Silverton Primary School have performed extremely well with the NAPLAN testing this year. Their results are above the average of the state, similar (same size, demographic and socio-economic status) schools and local / network schools and reflect the quality teaching and learning programs we have here at Silverton Primary School. 

Please keep in mind that NAPLAN tests are an assessment of a student's learning on one day at one time. The teachers conduct regular assessments of our students throughout the year to gain an overall understanding of their learning progress. Please chat with your child's teacher if you have any questions about their NAPLAN results.


2020 Enrolments

Thank you to those that have already enroled for 2020.

Please contact the school office on 9795 5033, if you are wishing to enrol your child at Silverton and would like to arrange a school tour. 

Exiting Students

With the exception of Year 6 students, please contact our school office if you are leaving our school for any reason at or prior to the end of Term 4. We will be planning soon for 2020 and need to know our student numbers for next year.

Please note from Monday, 16th September, all students must wear a sun smart hat when playing outside at school. Hats are available for purchase at our uniform supplier PSW or we have a limited amount available in the school office. Students who do not have a sun smart hat will be required to stay under cover during play times.

End of Term 3

Term 3 ends on Friday 20th September. Students are encouraged to come dressed in their favourite footy/sporting clothes. The canteen will only be open for window sales as the Parents Association are running a special hot dog lunch (order forms available on the Sentral Parent Portal/App).


Please note the earlier finish time on this day of 2:30pm. 

Term 4 recommences on Monday 7th October at 8:50am for assembly.

Lastly I would like to wish our State School Spectacular students all the best for this weekends performances at Rod Laver Arena.



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Upcoming Events



 Thurs 12th

STEM Conference Excursion
Rugby Gala Day

 Fri 13th Kids Teaching Kids
 Sat 14th

State School Spectacular Performances

Mon 16th


Second Hand Uniform Sale(before & after school)

 Wed 18th

Division Athletics

 Fri 20th

Footy Dress up and Hot Dog Day


 Mon 7th

Term 4 starts - 8:50am

 Wed 9th

Grade 5/6 Science Works excursion

 Fri 11th 

Foundation Museum Excursion

 Fri 18th


 Fri 25th

Foundation Swimming Starts

Full school calendar can be found here

Swimming Dates

2019 Swimming Dates

All notices are now published on the Sentral Parent Portal and App under the menu item "School Resources".

News Articles


School Communication

These are the 2 school email addresses:

silverton.ps@edumail.vic.gov.au         admin@silverton-ps.vic.edu.au

These are the 3 phone numbers:
9795 5033         9795 5018          9795 5210

Please ensure they are added to your contact lists.

Karate Lessons

Kids Karate at Silverton. Taking Enrolments for Term 4 now.
Free trial class.  ...Read More

Junior Athletics Results

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Senior Athletics Results

Well done to everyone for a great day on Tuesday at the Senior Atheltics. It was a fantastic day weather wise and the sport action was excellent. Thanks to everyone for their part on the day!

Congratulations to Acaica house who were our overall winners on the day! ...Read More


Swimming notices were sent out last week. Early Bird closes on Friday 6th September ...Read More

Concert DVD and Download

Twisted Tales MPEG4 concert download is now available. ...Read More

Foundation Reading Workshop Learning Adventures!

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Survival Swimming

Earlier in the Term a group of 5/6 students participated in a trial Water Safety program conducted by Surf Live Saving Victoria and the Department.

See more for a promotional video about the program that features some of our students.

...Read More

Robocup State Competition

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Footy Day Dress Up

Friday 20th September is Footy Day and students are invited to dress up as their favourite sporting team (any code).


The Parents Association are also running a Hot Dog Lunch. Orders forms were sent home Tues, or are available on the Sentral Parent Portal/App.

Every day and minute counts

When your child misses just 1 day of school a fortnight...
When your child misses just 10 minutes a day... ...Read More

Valuable Learning Habits Programme

The Valuable Learning Habits programme plays an important and recognisable part of the Well Being curriculum at Silverton Primary School.

...Read More

Foundations Twisted Tales News Report

Foundations Twisted Tales News Report

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Twisted Tales News Report

Welcome ladies and gentlemen to the Silverton website report about the school’s concert.

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School Banking back in Term 3

The Commonwealth Bank have informed us that School Banking will resume in Term 3. Banking is on a Monday.

Important Reminders

Reminders and payments due in Term 3. ...Read More

Second Hand Uniform Sale

We will be holding another Second Hand Uniform Sale before and after school on Monday 16th September. Items will be a gold coin donation.


If you have any donations, please bring them to the office.

Entertainment Membership!

Support Silverton by purchasing a digital membership with Entertainment Book

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Reading Tips for Parents

What do I do if my child gets stuck reading a word?

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BYOD Laptop Program

If you take your laptop home can you please ensure you charge it overnight.

If there is any damage or the laptop if not working correctly, please notify your class teacher ASAP.


Immunisation Certificates

If you have not done so already this year, can you please provide an updated Immunisation Certificate for your child/ren. You can download it from your Medicare account, which can be linked to MyGov. Please email to admin@silverton-ps.vic.edu.au.


Parking around school

Please be aware of the street signs around the school when parking and abide by the rules. Also be mindful of our neighbours and do not block their drive ways.


Parents Association News

Click here for full update.


This year we have already raised over $10,000 towards the upgrade of the play area outside LC1 and LC2.

We had such a busy time in August/September, thank you all for supporting our events and helping out.  Well done to our awesome team.

We had concert, athletics sausage sizzle x 2 and Father’s Day all in a row. We hope you all enjoyed these events and thank you all for your continued support



  • Footy Hot Dog Day Friday 20th September
  • Bunnings BBQ Sunday 6th October (We still need helpers - just 2 hours - please sign up online at https://volunteersignup.org/RRBT4)
  • Portrait day 19th October
  • Colour Run Friday 15th November
  • Outdoor Family Movie night (take 2- Friday 29th November)