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September 2020 Newsletter



Silverton Primary School's September 2020 e-Newsletter


Dear Parents,


Congratulations to everyone on surviving Term 3. There has been so much to celebrate and acknowledge during this difficult time of Stage 3 and Stage 4 Lockdown.  The amazing focus of students on their remote learning tasks and the commitment and support of parents to their child’s learning. Many thanks also to our talented and conscientious staff for their adaptability and for facilitating amazing teaching and learning opportunities for students this term.


Following the government’s announcement regarding the roadmap to a COVID normal it’s important to note:

  • Term 4 will begin with remote learning for all students from Monday 5 to the 9 October
  • Foundation to Grade 2 students will commence onsite learning on Monday 12 October
  • Grade 3 to 6 students to continue with remote learning until further notice

To the parents of Grade 3 to 6 students, I understand and share your disappointment. At this stage, your children will not return to onsite learning until after Monday 26 October, depending on the advice provided at that time.  I share your frustration by the delay in students coming back to the school and want nothing more than to see our school vibrant again.


On-site supervision will continue to be available in Term 4 for students in the following categories, where the student’s year level has not yet returned to on-site learning:

  • Children whose parents and carers are permitted workers who cannot work from home and where no other arrangements can be made.
  • Where there are two parents/ carers, both must be permitted workers, working outside the home in order for their children to be eligible for on-site provision.
  • For single parents/ carers, the permitted worker must be working outside the home in order for their children to be eligible for on-site provision.
  • Vulnerable children, including:
  • children in out-of-home care
  • children deemed vulnerable by a government agency, funded family or family violence service, and is assessed as requiring education and care outside the family home;
  • children identified by a school as vulnerable, (including via referral from a government agency, or funded family or family violence service, homeless or youth justice service or mental health or other health service);
  • children with a disability and the family is experiencing severe stress.


If your circumstances change over the holidays and your child requires onsite supervision in Term 4, please email admin@silverton-ps.vic.edu.au to let us know. 



Vacation care will operate during the school holidays for students who were eligible for on-site supervision at school. If your working circumstances change over the holidays and you require OSHCare please contact them directly to discuss. oshcare@silverton-ps.vic.edu.au or 9795 5033 ext 2.

During the staged return, outside school hours care will be available to students attending for on-site supervision and progressively for the relevant year levels returning to on-site learning.



If you know of anyone who has not yet enrolled their Foundation child for 2021 please let them know they can contact the school office or fill out an online enrolment form.  Foundation transition will start early in Term 4 with many online sessions for Silverton’s 2021 parents and children.  Similarly at the other end, if you are not returning to Silverton in 2021 for any reason, please advise the school.


Thank you to Luna and Phoenix for sharing their beautiful blossom tress with me last week.


All the best to Mrs Sam Golotta and Mrs Abby Gebert who are taking leave for the impeding arrival of their babies. Good Luck.
We welcome back Mrs Kelly Kittle and Mrs Esther Wallis.


Don’t forget to wear your footy colours this Friday.  Onsite students will be dismissed at 2.30pm this Friday, 18 September. 


Enjoy the holidays and take care of each other. 













Newsletter Articles


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House Day 

House activities and fun at home and School on Thursday 3rd September


Banksia Hose

Acacia House

Melaleuca House

Grevillea House



Wellbeing/Mindfulness Day

Wellbeing fun had at home and school on Wednesday 9th September

Parachute Making at School


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Learning Centre 3 News - Week ending 30th August

Please find the latest Learning Centre 3 News - Week ending 30th.

Go to Sway ...Read More

Playgroup update

Playgroup has recently resumed indoors after a couple of weeks at parks and playgrounds. 


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Instrumental Program

A big thank you to all our students who have participated in the Instrumental Program. ...Read More

Bedroom Art

Inspired Artwork ...Read More

Children's Festival

With the September school holidays coming up, this year’s Greater Dandenong Children’s Festival is here to give families some structured fun to keep everyone going with lots of interactive sessions every day.  ...Read More

Learning Centre 3 News - Week ending 13th September

Learning Centre 3 News - Week ending 13th September

Mrs Gebert's Writing Workshop

Here are some writing peices from Mrs Gebert's Writing Workshop ...Read More

Super Holiday Ideas

A SUPER list of school holiday ideas for kids at home ...Read More

Media Arts

In Media Arts this term students t have been studying advertising and visual communication.

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#SSS Awards for Term 3


Learning Centre 1 Science 





Visual Arts Remote Learning


Victorian State School Spectacular 




Contactless Payments and Receipts

Due to the current climate the school is moving towards contactless payments and receipts.


We are encouraging all parents to pay either by direct deposit or via their credit card over the phone.  We are still accepting cash but due to parents not being able to attend onsite at the moment these are our preferred methods of payment.

School Direct Deposit Details
Account BSB: 063 244
Account Number: 0090 1052
Account Name: Silverton Primary School
Reference: 'Child's surname and activity'

Credit Card
Call  the office on 9795 5033 ext 1, have your credit card details on hand and advise what you are paying for.
Please note: your credit cards details are not stored at our School.


All receipts are now being emailed to you.  
Please contact us if you need to update your email address and don't forget to check your junk/spam mail if you do not receive your receipt.




Health Services

Our lives are all different and some of us may need some assistance for our mental health. Here are some fantastic resources. Check out the websites or give them a call - no issue is too small, ask for help if you need it!