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Silverton PS

October 2018 Newsletter

Welcome to Silverton Primary School's e-Newsletter.

We are nearly halfway through Term 4, with only 7 weeks left of the school year.


We have a jam packed term with excursions, Swimming Program, Twilight Festival, LC4 Market Day, Grade 6 Graduation and many more events to look forward to.

The building works upgrade to our Administration Block and Learning Centre 5, are close to completion. We have received some extra funding to upgrade other areas of the school. 



A reminder that this Monday, 5th November, is a Curriculum Day, therefore there is no school, and Tuesday 6th is Melbourne Cup Public Holiday.


Don't forget Grade 1 - 6 swimming starts Wednesday 7th November!
See full swimming details here --> Swimming Timetable 2018

Happy Reading.


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Upcoming Events


Thur 1st

T20 Blast Day (selected students)


Mon 5th

CURRICULUM DAY (Student Free Day)

Tues 6th

MELBOURNE CUP DAY (Public Holiday)

Wed 7th

Grade 1-6 Swimming  Starts

Sun 10th

Working Bee  9am - 12pm

Fri 16th

2019 Foundation Transition #1 1:30-3pm

Wed 21st

Marine Ambassador Excursion

Thur 22nd

Musical Celebration Day

Fri 23rd

2019 Foundation Transition #2 1:30-3pm

Wed 28th

LC4 Market Day

Fri 30th

2019 Foundation Transition #3 1:30-3pm


Wed 5th 

Grade 1 - 6 Transition 11:30 - 1:30

Thur 6th

Band Tour

Fri 7th

Band Tour

2019 Foundation Transition #4 1:30-3pm

(Parent Information Session)

Mon 10th

Performing Arts Showcase

Tues 11th

Grade 1 - 6 Transition

Secondary School Transition

Thur 13th

Twilight Festival

Silverton Film Festival

Mon 17th

Grade 5 Disco

Tues 18th

Grade 6 Graduation

Wed 19th

Grade 6 EOY Excursion

Thur 20th

CURRICULUM DAY (Student Free Day)

Fri 21st

LAST DAY 1pm Finish

Foundation Swimming Dates

Friday 2nd November, Friday 9th November, Monday 12th November and Tuesday 13th November.


Grade 1 - 6 Swimming Dates

Wednesday 7th, Thursday 8th, Friday 9th, Monday 12th, Wednesday 14th, Thursday 15th and Friday 16th November.


News Articles

** Photography and Filming Consent Form **

Thanks to those that have already filled out the Photography and Filming Consent Form.  If not, please fill out the consent form at the below link.


Photography and Filming Consent Form


Please fill it out if you authorise or do not authorise so we can keep your response on file.

Chess Senior State Finals 24th October

5 of our talented senior students competed in a Chess State Finals tournament at the Hungarian Community Centre against 49 other schools! Read about how they went by clicking on the link down below! ...Read More

Golf Compeition

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Regional Athletics

On Thursday 11 students went to the Casey Athletics track to represent Silverton and the Greater Dandenong area in the Southern Metro Regional Athletics Competition.

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Absence Notification

You can notify us of your child’s absence via Portal, Phone or Email

Parent Portal /Sentral:  Click here
Phone:  9795 5033 Extension 4
Email:  admin@silverton-ps.vic.edu.au


Please include the child’s name, grade, date(s) and reason for absence  (i.e. illness, dentist, doctor, holiday interstate/overseas)


Learning Centre 4 students enjoyed a great day out at Sandown Race track. ...Read More

KIMANDAS still open during Swimming

Kimandas’ will be doing lunch orders throughout the Silverton swimming program for 2018.

They will be liaising with the teachers to ensure that they are accommodating to the swim timetable.

Chess Girls State Finals 19th October

7 of our amazing girls competed in a Chess tournament at Doncaster Garden Primary against several schools. Read about how they went by clicking on the link down below! ...Read More


Congratulations to our Early Bird Swimming Winners

Jazlyn, Tarik and Bianca.


This year your school swimming program is free. 

Selecting the appropriate book

In 1/2, we have been learning about choosing an appropriate book to read. ...Read More

Grade 1/2s Visit to Chesterfield Farm

Chesterfield Farm ...Read More

School Communication

These are the 2 school email addresses:



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

Please ensure they are added to your contact lists.

#SSS Awards Term 4

These are the students who have received a #SSS award in Term 4!


Click the link below to see the students' names!

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#SSS Wristbands

to the all the students who have received #SSS wristbands in the second half of this Term.


Click the link to see students names.

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OSHCare News

OSHCare News - See link for details on Curriculum Day and bookings. ...Read More

Foundation Museum Excursion 12th October

Foundation students recently visited the Melbourne Museum. Click to see the highlights video. ...Read More

Bird Day

The Grade 5/6 Creative Learning group working with Vicky have decided to create a habitat for birds, reptiles, insects. They raised $200+ with all funds raised going to revegetating the bank area at school.


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Silverton's Chess Festival 20th Sep

Silverton's Chess Festival was brimming with intelligence with a huge attendance of students sharing their love of the game. Students of different year levels played in a mock tournament where they tested their skills against one another. Click on the link below to find out more! ...Read More

The 2018 Victorian Games and App Exhibition

8 Silverton students embarked on a digital journey to create a game that would raise awareness of real-world issues. These students got the chance to share their creation amongst 17 other Victorian schools at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI). Click on the link down below to read more!

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Activity Clubs

Term 4 2018 Recess and Lunch time Activities/Clubs


We run many recess and lunch time clubs including: Chess, Computer, Drama, Athletics, Environment and many more.

Click "Read More" for full Timetable.

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Grade 2 Sleepover

Grade 2 Sleepover!
Thursday 6th until Friday 7th December.
Bring back your permission form , medical form and menu order back ASAP.
Cost: $10
See you there!

Art Lesson with Chinese Calligraphy Artist

Chinese calligraphy artists visited Silverton and worked with selected students on the art of Chinese Caligraphy. ...Read More

Valuable Learner of the Month

Congratulations Jenaya Ngoma 12
This Months Valuable Learner of the Month for Well Balanced.


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10 students represented Silverton at the Adobe Have a Voice Project at ACMI in the city.  ...Read More

Biscuit Decorating

Silverton would like to thank COLES at Waverley Gardens for supporting our Art Show with a Gift Card for the Biscuit Decorating!


The Biscuit Decorating was a free hands-on activity for students and was very popular.


Thanks COLES for your support it is much appreciated.


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Silverton Junior Chess Competition

Junior Chess Tournament at Hungarian Centre. ...Read More


Foundation Swimming is underway, the Grades 1-6 start their program next week.
Timetables can be found in the Read More link. ...Read More

Other News

Art Show

Silverton put on its bi-annual Arts Show last week. This year, the theme was ‘Respect’ and every student worked hard to create something they were proud to have displayed in our galleries around the school. In the lead up to the Arts Show, we had visiting Chinese artists who worked with classes to produce some beautiful cherry blossom paintings.


Opening night was a great success with live performances from our Junior and Senior Band, as well as from Glee Club and State School Spectacular.


Click here to see the a photo gallery.

Art Reading Tips

Good readers make connections when they read.  It might sound like, “Oh that’s happened to me before…” or “I felt the same exact way when…”

See here for tips.

Parents Association

A MASSIVE thankyou to the school commuinity, this year we have raised $20,000, which is more than any other year! 

Thank you to the wonderful 2018 parents association committee and helpers for all your hard work this year.



Laura Jean Portaits - Sunday 2nd December

Bunnings Sausage Sizzle - Sunday 18th December

Twilight Festival End of Year Raffle

More details...