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December 2020 Newsletter

Happy Holidays



Silverton Primary School's FINAL 2020 e-Newsletter


Dear Parents,

As another successful year at Silverton Primary School draws to a close I would like to acknowledge the wonderful contribution made by students, parents and staff across the school in many varied ways. 

I think this year, we have all tired.  In these words each of us should take great comfort, in our attempts to make sense of a year that has depleted us all and demonstrated both the power of community and the struggles of sacrifice. We tried and we succeeded in protecting and keeping safe our community, we tried, and we succeeded in ensuring our Gr 6s were able to complete their year, we tried, and we succeeded in bringing every child back to school to finish the year that they started, and we tried, and we succeeded in ensuring every child continued to learn. 

It is only with this effort and sense of community that Silverton continues to be the outstanding learning community it is.

I would like to express my sincere thanks to our School Council members for their commitment to our school. The time and effort dedicated to this role often goes unrecognised and whilst rewarding, can also be challenging especially during online meetings. At Silverton, we are fortunate to have an outstanding group of people led superbly by our School Council President, Kerrie Ngoma. 

To our Parents Association, thank you for volunteering to be on this committee and organising the Term 4 fundraising events for our school community. Thank you to Esta and Phi for all their hard work over the years with School Banking. 

Our 2020 Year 6 students are now in their final week of primary school. It is an exciting time for any young person to move from the sanctuary of their primary school and take the challenge of entering secondary school. We would like to wish them all a very fond farewell from Silverton PS. We know our school has provided these students with the skills and confidence to take on any challenge they face in the coming years. I would also like to farewell all of the families that are departing Silverton for a variety of reasons. We hope that wherever you go you will remain motivated, persistent and ultimately successful. 

I would like to farewell and thank Cassandra Kovac, Jessica Stewart, Seraya Moroney, Matthew Brown, Michelle Wright and Shae for their contributions to Silverton over the past year/s. We wish you well in your new schools and know you leave our school with many fond memories.

School Reports will be available on the Sentral Parent Portal on Wednesday 16 December. If any parent would like to discuss their child’s report please contact the classroom teacher.

Lastly, I would like to wish you all a happy and safe holiday.

See you all in 2021.

Take care


Important Dates


Date / Time Grades Event
Tues 15th Dec 8:30am All Second Hand Uniform Sale - Silverton Drive
  Gr 6 Graduation
Wed 16th Dec  All School Reports published on Sentral Parent Portal and Students find out 2021 Class Teacher
  Gr 5/6 LC4 End of Year Excursion and BBQ lunch (uniform required for excursion, bring change of clothes)
  F to Gr 4

Special Pizza Day Lunch and Disco (orders due Mon 14th)

Free Dress

  All Final day for Kimanda's Canteen
4pm 2021 Foundation Meet'n'Greet Class Teacher
Thurs 17th Dec All Curriculum Day - No School
OSHCare available - please contact them directly
Fri 18th Dec
8:45am - 1pm

Everyone to finish at the same time

LAST DAY for 2020 
Parents permitted on-site, please do not enter buildings.

Grade 6 students will be on the Basketball Court at 12:50.


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All School hired laptops need to be returned to school by Tuesday 15th December. Our IT staff will be updating software and checking over them all. 

All Grade 6 students on a plan 2 and 3, need to return the laptop, charger and case.

If your child is on a plan 3 and has not yet returned their laptop after remote learning, can they please bring it to the office along with the case and charger ASAP.


Plan 2 students, please return just the laptop. They can keep the case and charger over summer. Laptops will be returned next year within the first 2 weeks. 


Your child will get their laptop back next year once the first instalment has been made.
Plan 2 - $50 a term ($200 year)
Plan 3 - $20 a term ($80 year)


Payments can be made by direct deposit, credit card over the phone or cash in a clearly labelled envelope.


BSB 063-244  Account #0090-1052 Name Silverton PS Ref "surname" laptop


Thanks very much. 


ICAS Results - Grade 3 & 4

The (ICAS) International Competitions and Assessments for Schools took place in Term 4. Click on the link below to learn about more about the Grade 3 and 4 students that participated. ...Read More

ICAS Results - Grade 5 & 6

The (ICAS) International Competitions and Assessments for Schools took place in Term 4. Click on the link below to learn about more about the Grade 5 and 6 students that participated. ...Read More

T20 Double!

Congratulations to our Cricket A and Cricket B Interschool Sport teams who both won their respective Noble Park District Grand Finals last Thursday! ...Read More

Athlete Development Program

Silverton’s Athlete Development Program will continue in 2021 for selected students in Grade 5/6. ...Read More

Foundation 2021 Wednesday's

Foundation students do not attend school on the first four Wednesdays in Term 1. 
Wednesday 3rd February to Wednesday 24th February.

If you require care on this day, please see details here.

Market Day 2020

A HUGE congratulations to the Grade 5/6 students on running a very successful Market Day.
Everyone had a great time. Click to see some photos. ...Read More

2020 Virtual Art Show

Details to access our ‘Virtual Arts Show’ and our ‘Farewell 2020’ performances coming soon!

...Read More

Second Hand Uniform Sale

Monday 14th and Tuesday 15th December at 8:30am we will be holding a Second Hand Uniform Sale. ...Read More

Student of the Week Term 4 2020

...Read More





Friday 27th November, the SSC held a free dress day to raise money for the WWF-Australia’s Wildlife and Nature Recovery fund. Almost the entire school brought a donation in both notes, coins and even a Koala stuffed animal! In total, we raised $401.90. The money we raised is going to support research for our bushfire animal relief and regeneration of Koala habitats. The SSC team is so grateful and we would like to thank the Silverton community for supporting and helping on this day.  

Jasmyne Meegoda Gamage on behalf of the SSC Team 



OSHCare News

OSHCare's last day for 2020 will be Friday 18th December, we will open again on January 4th 2021. 

Vacation Care will be held in the Foyer/Gym building. You need to book in ASAP to secure your position for Vacation care. Please contact OSHCare staff of 0409 784 199 or by email  oshcare@silverton-ps.vic.edu.au

Thursday 17th December - Pupil Free Day   OShCare is open from 7am to 6pm.  Please book your child if you require care this day.  Children are to bring Lunch, morning tea, After noon tea is provided. Full cost before CCS is $55.

Friday 18th December - Last Day of School.  We start our program at 1pm when school finishes and close at 6pm.  We will be providing a lunch for the cost of $5.  Please book your child in if you require care for the last day of school.

OSHCare Mobile: 0409 784 199    

Email  oshcare@silverton-ps.vic.edu.au



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!