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February 2020.2 Newsletter


Welcome to Silverton Primary School's February e-Newsletter.


Congratulations to all our 2020 Student Leaders who were presented with their badges last week at school assembly. We are sure that all of the children selected for these positions, will be fantastic leaders for our school! Thank you to Mrs Loretta Sutherland for attending our special assembly.

2020 School Council Vacancy

We still have one parent vacancy for School Council.  If anyone is interested please contact the school office. 


Don’t forget we run a playgroup for the local community on Wednesday mornings, 9.00 – 11am in our activities room. Everyone is welcome to attend. No cost involved.

Working With Children Check (WWCC)

We encourage and value parental and community support at Silverton Primary School. There are many ways that parents, grandparents and friends can assist at our school. We encourage all parents to obtain a Working with Children Check that will allow you to be very involved in your child’s education. These checks are free for volunteers and will allow you to be involved as many school events as you require. Once you have your WWCC, please come to the office so we can photocopy this and we will add your name to our list of parents who have a current WWCC check.

Student Accidents Insurance - Reminder from Department of Education

Parents/guardians are reminded that the responsibility for paying the cost of medical treatment for injured students, including any transport costs rests with parents and guardians.

More details are available here

Personal Goods brought to school at the 'Owners' risk - Reminder from Department of Education

The Department of Education and Training (DET) does not hold insurance for personal property brought to schools. Principals have been requested to remind students and parents/guardians of this at the beginning of each academic year and to discourage parents/students from bringing any unnecessary or particularly valuable items to school. Please, try and avoid bringing these items as it can be most upsetting for all concerned if items go missing or are damaged.

Sun Smart

Sun Smart School Policy requires that your child wears a blue school hat each day between the 1st of September and the end of April. Please ensure your child has one, preferably named, at school each day. Students who do not have a hat will be asked to play under cover. We have a small number of hats available at the office, or they can be purchased from the Uniform Shop, PSW.

Grade 3 to 6 BYOD:   Things to remember

  • Charge every night
  • Report ANY damage immediately
  • Check if laptop is labelled and if not ask the ICT team to re-label if necessary
  • Remember to restart laptop at least once a week at school
  • DO NOT install Anti-Virus, Anti-Malware and Anti-Spyware software on School laptops – this is managed by software already installed and centrally managed by DET/school servers.
  • School owned laptops are to be kept clean and damage free

NAPLAN (National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy)

NAPLAN tests are held in May each year for all students in Years 3 and 5. NAPLAN tests assess student knowledge and skills in Writing, Reading, Conventions of Language (spelling, grammar and punctuation) and Numeracy. There is also a statewide Co-ordinated Practice Test on Monday 23rd March.  All testing is online with the exception of Year 3 Writing.

Thank you to everyone who braved the weather and attended our first working bee for the year.

Below are a list of important dates. Please add them to your calendar. Dates are also on the Parent Portal and App. Here is the link Sentral Calendar


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Upcoming Events



24th - 26th  Grade 6 Camp - due to arrive back 2:30pm Friday


Mon 2nd Free Eye Care examinations start (continue's until end of term)
Wed 4th Foundations start full time
Fri 6th Division Swimming (selected students)
Wed 11th School Photos
Mon 16th Whole School House Day
Tues 17th School Open Night - 5pm - 7pm
25th - 27th Grade 4 Camp
Fri 27th End Term 1 - 2:30pm Finish


Tues 14th Start of Term 2

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


“What did you do at school today?”

Great questions to ask your child instead of “What did you do at school today?”

  • Tell me about something you did well today?
  • Tell me something nice you said to someone today?
  • What was your favourite thing about today?
  • How did you help a friend today?

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.

Healthy Rubbish Free Lunches

At Silverton, the health of our students and environment are both very important to us, which is why we would like students to bring healthy rubbish-free lunches (nude food) to school. ...Read More

Is your Lollipop person the sweetest?

Nominate your Lollipop person for the 2019/2020 School Crossing Supervisor of the year award. ...Read More

Parent Association AGM

Silverton Primary School Parents Association AGM will be held on Wednesday 26th February 2020 3.30pm in LC4

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Robotics.Code Reality Group Term One

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Foundation Meet and Greet BBQ

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Healthy Recipe

Looking for some lunchbox ideas………


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Start Up Program

This program is about Developing our understanding of Positive Relationships, Respecting ourselves, others and our community and using a positive Growth Mindset


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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.

Silverton Playgroup

Everyone is welcome to come to Playgroup at Silverton. You do not need to attend the school.

It is run every Wednesday morning from 9am - 11am (during the school Term). There is no cost involved. 
Playgroup is held in the Activities Room (next to the Canteen).

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Grade 6 Camp

Our Grade 6 students are currently enjoying Camp Kookaburra.
They have been rock climbing, absailing, on the zip line and today have been to a gold mine and museum.
They are due to arrive home about 2:30pm on Friday. ...Read More

School Photos

School Photos have arrived and will be sent home today or tomorrow.
If you requested your order to be picked up from the office, please come to collect them.


Parking around school and Crossings

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.


We see many families cutting across Silverton Drive rather than using the crossing. The Crossing is there for your safety, so please make sure you use it.