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December 2019 Newsletter

Welcome to Silverton Primary School's e-Newsletter.

Dear Parents,


It has again been a highly rewarding year at Silverton Primary School. 

Congratulations to Mrs Blake, Silverton’s sustainability team and to the whole school community for winning the Greater Dandenong Sustainability Community award.

Last Friday we held our final Foundation Orientation session for the year.  Thank you to Catherine Ham and other staff members who have been involved with the transition program over this term.  A great success!!

Congratulations and thank you to our Parents Association for the tireless work they do for the school, over $14 000 raised.  This is an outstanding amount. These funds will go towards improving our school’s playground areas for the students. 

Thank you to school councillors who have made a formal commitment to their school.  School Council has worked hard on planning, designing and supporting major upgrades to our wonderful facilities over the past four years.   We are very excited to announce that a digital sign will go up early next year.


A big thank you must go to our staff, teaching and non-teaching.  They are a dedicated and professional team who are extremely supportive of each other and are committed to ensuring the happiness and well-being of every child in the school.  Only teachers and their partners and families truly understand the level of commitment that is made for our students.  Many hours are spent unseen, working on and developing curriculum and activities to provide the best educational experiences possible for students at Silverton.  A special thank you to those staff who are leaving us this year.  We wish you well in your new endeavours and know you leave our school with many fond memories.

A special thank you to all the children for their industrious efforts and the manner in which they approach all aspects of their school life.  We can all be justifiably proud of our school!!

Finally, a special mention to all our Year 6 students who complete their primary schooling next week.  Congratulations and we wish you all the best as you commence the next exciting stage in your life; secondary schooling!  A number of families will conclude their association with Silverton when their child finishes this year.  Our best wishes go to these families for their support and assistance over the years.

To students who are leaving Silverton for a range of reasons, before the completion of Year 6, I wish you well at your new schools and I hope you and your families will look upon your time at Silverton Primary School with life time memories. 

I look forward to seeing you all either at the Thank You morning tea on Wednesday, 11.00 am or at the Twilight Festival on Thursday, 5pm. 

Happy holidays everyone!


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Upcoming Events



Tues 10th Year 7 2020 Orientation
Wed 11th Parent Thank you morning tea 11am
Playgroup Christmas Party
Performing Arts Showcase
STEM Showcase 12pm
Thurs 12th     Twilight Festival from 5pm on Oval
Mon 16th Grade 6 Graduation Evening
Wed 18th LC4 End of Year Excursion - to wear School uniform
End of Year Celebrations - Foundation to Gr 4 - Free Dress
School Reports Published on Sentral
Thurs 19th CURRICULUM DAY - No School
Fri 20th LAST DAY FOR 2019 - 1pm finish


Full school calendar can be found here

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

News Articles

Special Pizza lunch for Foundation to Grade 4. Notices are available on Sentral - Under School Rescources


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.

Valuable Learning Habits Programme

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

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#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!

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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.


The Staff at Silverton Primary would like to thank our parents for your assistance this year.
Please join us for Morning Tea on:

Wednesday 11th December 2019


in the Foyer of the Gym

to say thank you for your contribution to Silverton P.S.

Visit to the Springvale Park Special Developmental School

Our lovely Grade 5 girls went to visit the Springvale Park Special Developmental School and conducted activities related to Science and Art. ...Read More

Waverley Gardens

On Tuesday December 3rd, a group of talented Silverton students performed at Waverley Gardens Shopping Centre. ...Read More

Silverton Sharks Basketball Team Make Finals!

This year a group of students and their families chose to participate in the Victorian Primary Schools Basketball League. The Silverton Sharks Basketball team has represented themselves and our school highly in each of their games, developing both teamwork skills and strategies for the game. ...Read More

30 years of Thanks for Grade Six Camp

On 9th of December 2019, Ava and Sumehra went to Camp Kookaburra to give Kate and Charles a Thank You present for 30 years of camp. ...Read More

Sustainable Community Award Winner

Congratulations Mrs Blake and the Grade 5 and 6 students on winning the Greater Dandenong Sustainability Awards. ...Read More

Silverton Band Tour

The Silverton Senior Band have completed their ‘Country Road’ tour on the 5th and 6th of December, showcasing their amazing talent to other primary schools in rural Victoria. ...Read More

BYOD 2022 Laptop Program

Charges for Plan 2 and 3 have now been applied to your account.
Plan 2 - 4 payments of $50 = $200 per year
Plan 3 - 4 payments of $20 = $80 per year

Payments are now due for your child to have thier laptop returned. Remaining instalments are due at the start of each term.

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

The 2019 Silverton Primary School Parents Association thank you for your support this year.  We have raised over $15,000 this year which goes to improving our school and benefiting our students. We look forward to sharing with you the plans for the improvements to be made ouside LC1 and L2. The shade sails for the junior playground will be going up over the Christmas break which was something we previously raised money for...

Click here for full update.


There are lots of advertisements for School Holiday Activities. Please click here for flyers on the below ads.


Kids Karate Classes
Lunar Drive In
Summer Writing Club
Woolworths Cricket Blast
Waverley Hawks Football Club
Kids Fitness
Soccer School Holiday day

Enjoy the Summer Break