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November 2020 Newsletter

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Silverton Primary School's October 2020 e-Newsletter


Dear Parents,

Silverton Primary School on the 30 October joined the rest of Australia to celebrate World Teachers’ Day to recognise the outstanding work and dedication of all teachers. This year's World Teachers' Day theme was 'Teachers: Leading in Crisis, Reimagining the Future' reflecting the incredible contribution teachers have made in 2020. The coronavirus pandemic has asked teachers all around the world to change their routines and adjust how they teach, to ensure students have the support they need to continue learning during this difficult time. World Teachers' Day was an opportunity for our community to say 'thank you' to the teachers who continue to make such a difference to young lives in our school. 


I would also like to take this opportunity to thank our fabulous admin, teacher aides and OSHcare, our technical support staff and our Assistant Principal, Mark Pollard, who all worked incredibly hard behind the scenes during remote learning to keep everything running smoothly and effectively. 


Last week, we commemorated Remembrance Day as a school, pausing for the Last Post and a minute’s silence. Many of our students learned about the significance of Remembrance Day and reflected on the sacrifice that our service men and women have made for us over time.


Class Placements 2021

In the next few weeks, our teachers will begin creating classes for 2021. During this process the teachers consider friendship groups, student personalities, academic levels and many other factors when putting classes together. Our teachers take this process very seriously and put a lot of time and effort into ensuring the classes are put together in the best possible manner. If you have a request regarding the placement of your child into a class for 2021, please email me by Friday 27 November here


2021 Enrolments

We are currently in the process of organising grades and teaching staff for next year and it is very important for us to know our enrolment numbers for 2021.

If you know that your child will not be attending Silverton Primary School next year, could you please fill out this form 2021 Class Information of your 2021 intentions.  We thank you for your assistance

We are still accepting enrolments for Foundation/Prep 2021. It would be greatly appreciated if anyone who has not as yet returned their child’s enrolment form to do so ASAP.


2021 Foundation/Prep Transition

Our four online transition sessions were well attended. Congratulations to the parents for logging on and getting your child involved. Last week we started our onsite Transition program in small groups of 10 and will continue throughout Term 4.


Sun Smart School

Being a Sun Smart School, it is expected that all students are to wear a navy blue school hat. This hat is to be worn during P.E. / SPORT sessions and at recess and lunch times.

All children should have their own hat and it should be brought to school every day or it can be left at school. Hats can be purchased from the office for $17.95. Please ensure your child has the correct school hat as soon as possible and it is named.


School Review 2021, Term 1.

As apart of our School Review we have to showcase four highlights from our 2017 – 2020 Strategic Plan. Silverton staff have already brainstormed and discussed their thoughts and have come up with the following areas; Community Engagement, Student Voice / Agency, Student Wellbeing and Remote Learning. If any parents would like to contribute any other ideas or events that may fall under these areas please email me here.


School Council

At the moment School Council is reviewing Silverton’s No Bike Policy. Next week all parents will receive an email asking for their input about Cycling to and from school.


Staff Announcements

All the best to Mrs Jessica Ferreira who is now on family leave for the impending arrival of her second child.

We welcome Menghi Yu to Silverton as our 2021 LOTE teacher.


Thank you to all of our families who have continued to support the safety measures that we have put in place to ensure Silverton Primary stays COVID-19 free.


Take care



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Foundation 2020 100 Days of Learning

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Victorian Challenge and Enrichment Event

This Term in Science students from 5/6I and the Marine Ambassadors participated in an online Victorian Challenge and Enrichment Event.

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3rd Place!

International Mario Kart School Tournament:  Our amazing Silverton students managed to come 3rd place out of 39 teams that took part in the FUSE Cup international Mario Kart school tournament! Congrats to these amazing students! We are all proud of what you have accomplished! ...Read More


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SSC Free Dress Day Friday 27th Novemeber

Hi Parents, Students and Teachers,

On 27th of November the SSC will be holding a free dress day to raise money for the WWF- Australia's Wildlife and Nature Recovery Fund. On this day we encourage all students to wear free dress and bring a gold coin donation. The money we raise will go to support research into our bushfire animal relief and regeneration of koala habitats.

The SSC would like to thank the Silverton community for your support on this day.




Chess Tournaments by James 1/2E

During remote learning we did chess online. I played a lot of what would have been interschool tournaments. Only one of them for me was pretty hard, as there were a lot of strong players, but I finished in the top 5.

I competed in the Junior and Senior State Chess Competition. The senior competition was very challenging. Juniors finished 3rd overall and the Seniors finished 11th overall.

Next, I am going to compete in the National Chess Final. I am nervous but I know I will have lots of fun.



Uniform Donations

Our students have grown so much during remote learning. If you have been cleaning out the cupboards and have uniforms that are now too small, please dontate them to school. We always need spares.


1/2 STEM Learning and creating with Make Do


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Book Donations for Market Day

Hello Silverton, Kannon and Emily are the founders of Book-tales.co and, will be selling books for Market day on the 10th of December.

We’d like all the families and staff to contribute an old, child friendly book. By donating a book you are giving us permission to sell it at our bookstore for market day. These books must be aimed at grade 1’s to 6’s only. It will only be sold if it is in an acceptable condition. Please hand all books into the office or to Mrs. Yates in LC4. If both options are unavailable, write a note saying ‘Booktales.co donation’ and leave it on a table in LC4. All books, must be given to us before the 8th of December. We hope to see lots of contributions from the Silverton community!!!


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Late Arrival

If your child is late to school, which we understand can happen, please make sure they come to the office when they arrive. This is so we can fix their attendance in case of an emergency.



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!