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October 2019 Newsletter

Welcome to Silverton Primary School's e-Newsletter.

Dear Parents,

Welcome Back
A warm welcome back to all our families and students for Term 4. I trust you all had a relaxing holiday break. Term 4 is always very busy and we have many events and activities to look forward to such as our swimming program, Gr 2 Sleepover, Colour run, Movie night,  excursions, Year 6 Graduation and transition days, and as always a lot more learning.

Over the holiday break the Foundation outdoor learning area was upgraded.  I am very pleased with the final outcome and the students are enjoying their new area.

2020 Enrolments

We are currently in the process of organising teaching staff for next year and it is very important for us to know our enrolment numbers for 2020.


If you know that your child will not be attending Silverton Primary next year, could you please write a letter informing me of your 2020 intentions as soon as possible.

If you haven’t enrolled your new foundation child for 2020 please contact the office for an enrolment form.

Thank you in advance.

Sun Smart School

Being a Sun Smart School, it is expected that all students are to wear a navy blue school hat. This hat is to be worn during P.E. / SPORT sessions and at recess and lunch times.

All children should have their own hat and it should be brought to school every day or it can be left at school. Hats can be purchased from the office for $17.95 or from Primary School Wear (PSW) uniform shop. Please ensure your child has the correct school hat as soon as possible and it is named.


Thank you to the Parent Association for running a successful Bunnings BBQ over the holiday break.

Don’t forget it’s a curriculum day this Friday 18 October, students don’t have to come to school.



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Upcoming Events



Thurs 17th

Regional Athletics

Chess - Girls State Finals

 Fri 18th


Mon 21st Gr 5/6 Survival Swimming (selected students)
Tues 22nd

Penguin Education Day - Gold Coin donation

Wed 23rd

Senior/Open Chess State Final

Thurs 24th

LC4 Zoo Excursion
Division Sport @ Silverton

 Fri 25th

Grade 2 Sleepover
Foundation Swimming Starts

Tues 29th

Melbourne Water KTK (selected students)
Chess Junior State Finals

Wed 30th

Melbourne Water KTK (selected students)

Thurs 31st

Cricket Gala Day


Fri 1st

South Metro Orienteering (selected students)

Tues 5th


Wed 6th

Gr 1-6 Swimming Starts

Fri 8th

Regional Basketball

Tues 12th

Gr 5 Carwatha Excursion

Full school calendar can be found here

Swimming Dates

2019 Swimming Dates

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

News Articles


Students Taking Action on Climate Change

Silverton Supporting Students Taking Action on Climate Change ...Read More

Kids Teaching Kids

Click to see a video from Kids Teaching Kids we held at Silverton last week. ...Read More

Dolphin Research

Silverton are involved in the 'i sea, i care' school ambassador program. Click here for the latest Bulletin for the program.

Foundation Excursion to the Melbourne Museum

...Read More

Sister School Visit

Miss Cheng and Miss McNair were lucky enough to visit our Sister School in China during the school holidays. ...Read More

Reading Tips for Parents

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

...Read More

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.


Thanks to all those who helped out at the Bunnings bbq.  We were very busy and raised over $1000.

Free Family Portrait day 19th October -THIS SATURDAY

The photos will be professionally taken at school in LC5 (opposite the office) Please arrive 15mins before your appointment time.  For every sitting the school receives $20.  You get to take a beautiful 8 x 10 portrait home for free.   Limited spots available.  Sign up online at https://www.trybooking.com/505803



  • Colour Run Friday 15th November
  • Outdoor Family Movie night (take 2- Friday 29th November)