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November 2019 Newsletter

Welcome to Silverton Primary School's e-Newsletter.

Dear Parents,


Congratulations to everyone involved in the swimming program that will finish this week.  It was so good to see so many children participate and the steady progress they made over the sessions. I know from speaking to the children they certainly enjoyed the experience and are a lot more confident around water than they were prior to starting.  This is probably a timely reminder to everyone that whilst the children may appear confident swimmers in a controlled environment we should not forget that water accidents can happen very quickly.  Please ensure that there is suitable supervision of children when they are near water over the summer period.



I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all the students on their behaviour and to all the staff who attended the Grade 2 sleepover.  It was a fabulous experience for all students involved.



Each year, during term 4, our teachers are undertaking final assessments to assist them with the writing of Semester 2 Reports.

We have an extensive assessment schedule at Silverton Primary School that enables our assessments to be consistent across and within the various year levels.

To ascertain your child’s mark of their reports teachers use a range of assessment tools. These might include: 

  • Observations 
  • Running Records (Reading levels Foundation – 2)
  • Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA)
  • Online testing – On Demand  (Literacy and Maths) / Maths Online Interview
  • Progressive Achievement Tests (Reading and Maths)
  • Student conferencing notes – discussions and conversations
  • Anecdotal notes from lessons
  • Work samples
  • Discovery Time / Integrated / STEM Projects
  • Rubrics
  • Self and peer evaluations

All these assessment tasks align with the Victorian Curriculum and combined give a clear view as to where each child is placed on the learning continuum.

Teachers spend a great deal of time analysing assessment results, discussing and conferring with their colleagues to ensure all results accurately reflect the learning levels of each student.

Enrolments and Exits 2020

With the exception of Year 6 students, please notify the school office if your child/children will not be attending our school next year. This will help us in our planning for classrooms and teachers for 2020. Your prompt reply would be greatly appreciated.



  • 11 December   Parents / Volunteers Thank You Morning Tea        11am
  • 12 December   Twilight Festival   5pm with DJing and Food trucks.  Students performances starting at 6pm  (Back up day 13 December 11.45am)




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Upcoming Events



Thurs 14th  St Kilda AFL 9's Tournament
Fri 15th  Foundation 2020 Transition 1:30 - 3pm
Wed 20th

 I Sea I Care Wetlands excursion

 Parent/Carer Get Together (Hand Massage) 2:15

Thurs 21st    COLOUR  RUN - from 2pm
Fri 22nd  Foundation 2020 Transition 1:30 - 3pm
 Volleyball Championships
Wed 27th  PJ DAY - Gold Coin Donation
Thurs 28th  Grade 6 Graduation Photo 11:30am
Fri 29th Foundation 2020 Transition 1:30 - 3pm 
MOVIE NIGHT - 8:15pm on the oval


Mon 2nd Parent/Carer Get Together (baked good) 9:15 - 10:30
Wed 4th Senior Band Performance
Thur 5/ Fri 6 Band Tour
Fri 6th Foundation 2020 Transition 1:30 - 3pm
     with Parent Meeting
Tues 10th Year 7 2020 Orientation
Wed 11th Parent Thank you morning tea
Playgroup Christmas Party
Performing Arts Showcase
Thurs 12th Twilight Festival
Mon 16th Grade 6 Graduation Evening
Thurs 19th CURRICULUM DAY - No School
Fri 20th LAST DAY FOR 2019 - 1pm finish

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


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

Concert DVD and Download

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

Foundation Excursion to the Melbourne Museum

...Read More

#SSS Awards Term 4

These are the students who have received a #Silverton Super Student award (#SSS) in Term 4!


Click the link below to see the students' names!

...Read More

Congratulations James - Chess Winner

James competed for Silverton in a Chess Tournament and won. 
Congrats James. Click to see a photo. The trophy's are nearly as big as him. ...Read More

2020 Parent Payment and Stationary Lists

The 2020 Parent Payment and Stationary Lists have been sent home.
Here is a link if you missed the notice.

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.


Best Friends pet store at Ouson Plaza, Princes Hwy Springvale has generously offered us the opportunity to cook and sell sausages to help our fundraising for the improvement of outdoor areas at school, at their store SATURDAY 23rd November.

But of course we need volunteers to help do this.. so if you can spare a couple of hours, we would love to see you there

Please click on the following web link (or copy it into your web browser if clicking doesn't work) to go to the signup sheet:


To sign up, just follow the instructions on the page. It only takes a few seconds to do.

Thank you for volunteering!




  • COLOUR  RUN Friday 21st November from 2pm
    Don't forget to return your permission forms ASAP
  • Outdoor Family Movie night (take 2- Friday 29th November)