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Newsletter - March 2021

Happy Holidays



Silverton Primary School's March 2021 e-Newsletter


Dear Parents,

The recent three days of remote learning came upon us suddenly but to the great credit of teachers and students, the transition to learning from home was managed calmly and with efficiency.


We all remain vigilant in maintaining COVIDSafe environments. Actions such as staying home when unwell, performing regular hand hygiene and wearing a mask if a 1.5m physical distance can’t be maintained.

DET advise that due to ongoing COVID restrictions parents are unable to remain for longer than 15 minutes unless officially signed in for contact tracing purposes.  Therefore can I please ask that you don’t enter the courtyard at the end of the day until about 3.10pm.

At this stage no parents are allowed inside any learning spaces without an official appointment or invitation by the teachers.


We understand that the return to school may be an anxious time for some students.  If you have any concerns please contact our wellbeing teachers, Mrs Lisa Donnellan Lisa.Donnellan@education.vic.gov.au or Mrs Robyn Howard Robyn.Manhire@education.vic.gov.au  by phoning the school office or on their emails. 


Grade 6 Camp

I would like to personally congratulate all the Grade 6 students on their great behaviour on camp last week.  Thank you to all the Silverton staff that attended the camp.  As a Principal it was nice to receive this kind of feedback from the camp’s owners and staff members. 


New Students Morning Tea

Last week, I had a special morning tea with Mrs Christina Parra (New Enrolment Coordinator) and all the new Grade 1 to 6 students to Silverton Primary School.  All the students informed me they are enjoying Silverton’s curriculum programs like Visual Arts, Sport and Discovery Time and making new friends.  


2021 Student Leaders

In December last year many year 5 students nominated themselves as potential school leaders in 2021. This is a significant milestone for these students as they prepare to become such important role models for all other students across the school. One of the qualities crucial for students who represent our school is their ability to speak articulately, passionately and spontaneously about what this school represents and achieves to visitors and as ambassadors when attending outside events. All students presented with amazing confidence and took the stage and spoke of their motivations and visions. We are very proud of you all.



Annual privacy reminder

Our school collects, uses, discloses and stores student and parent personal information for standard school functions or where permitted by law, as stated in the Schools’ Privacy Policy

Please take time to remind yourself of the school’s collection statement, found on our website.

For more information about privacy, see: Schools’ Privacy Policy – information for parents. This information also available in nine community languages.



Road Safety Reminder

School drop off and pick up times are very busy with a great deal of traffic on Silverton and Redington Drive and Jacksons Road.  Obeying parking rules or signs helps keep our students and community safe.   Parents need to make sure they use the school crossings where there is an attendant (Brian and Tony) on duty to help and teach students to cross the road safely. 




Don’t forget we run a playgroup for the local community on Wednesday mornings, 9.30 – 11am in our activities room.  Everyone is welcome to attend.  No cost involved.


Don’t forget no school on Monday 8  March, Labour Day.

Take care



Important Dates


Date / Time Grades Event
Mon 8th ALL LABOUR DAY - No School
Wed 10th ALL School Photos - Ordering details will be emailed
Tues 16th Selected Marine Ambassador Excursion
Wed 17th 1/2 Beach Excursion
Tues 30th   Cross Country
Thurs 1st ALL End of Term 1 - 2:30pm Finish
Mon 19th ALL  Term 2 Starts
26th - 28th Gr 5 Grade 5 Camp


House Points









Some of our student wrote about our House Day...

 On Friday all of the Silverton children had House Colour day.

I’m in green house.

First I went on the jumping castle.

Next I went on the waterslide.

Then I ran in the egg race.


By Holly

On Friday we had House colour day to celebrate the new year.

I am in Blue house.  I made a board game with my friend Emmik and then I went on a walk to find Tilly and Nic.

We also played in the park.


By Aston

On Friday the Silverton children had House Colour day.

First I went on the jumping castle and then I went on the waterslide.


By Charlie

On Friday we had house colour day to celebrate the new year.

I first made paper planes. 

I am in blue house with Aston.

We went on the slide and I had lot’s of fun.

The food tasted so so good!


By Rohal


On Friday I did paper planes inside the learning centre.  We then sang the Melaleuca song and it goes like this…

‘Melaleuca go go go!’

‘Melaleuca go go go!’

‘Melaleuca is the best (clap clap clap)’

‘We are better than the rest (clap clap clap)’

‘Goooooo Melaleuca!’

The day was good.

I am in blue house.

Before lunch I went on the jumping castle.


By David


On Friday we went on the waterslide and we found a new buddy. 

We went for a walk to find Nic and Tilly and then we had a little play on the playground.

Next we went on the jumping castle, walked around the school and ate our lunch.


By Aaliyah.

Newsletter Articles

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Visual Arts

Artwork submitted by students during Remote Learning. 


Respectful Relationships

Respectful Relationships at Silverton Primary School

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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.

Entertainment Membership!

Support Silverton by purchasing a digital membership with Entertainment Book

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Greater Dandenong Division Swimming Friday 12 March.

The Greater Dandenong Division Swimming event is on Friday 12 March. Any interested swimmers please see Mr Blundell or Mrs Kittle. ...Read More

FREE after school Woolworths Cricket Blast program @ Silverton.

FREE Woolworths Cricket Blast program @ Silverton. ...Read More

Virtual Art Show

In 2020 we held a Virtual Art Show to display our amazing artwork.
 Click below for links. ...Read More

Breakfast Club Croissant Breakfast

Breakfast Club hosted a crossiant breakfast last week, click to read more. ...Read More

Grade 6 Camp

Photos from Camp last week. ...Read More

New Students - Welcome to Silverton

2021 has begun with 22 new students from grades 1 to 6. We welcome our new families to Silverton. We are so pleased to have you here. 

...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.



2021 Start Up Program

At Silverton PS we start every school year with our Start Up Program. Our aim is for every student to develop strong relationships within the school. This year the classes have focussed on the areas of Respect, Building positive relationships and developing our Growth Mindset. Children spend a great deal of time building a repoire with their classroom teacher, Specialist teachers, Learning Centre teachers and peers.




If you have a school laptop charger still at home that you are not using from Remote Learning, can you please return it to the school office as we are missing some.

If you have a Plan 1 Laptop that needs to be repaired or is not working correctly, please bring it to school for us to log with LWT. This way we can keep track of jobs.

Thanks very much. 




If you have recently qualified for a Health Card Care and it was valid on 27th January 2021, please fill out a Camps, Sports and Excursion Funds form as your are eligle for Government Funding.

If you have applied in previous years, we will roll over your application and let you know if there are any issues.



OSHCare Details

OSHCare Mobile: 0409 784 199    

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



Excursions and School Payments

We are currently trialling online Permission for excursions through the Sentral Parent Portal/App. When you child is included in an excursion/incursion, you will revieve a notification in your Portal/App newsfeed. Please action this. 

Unfortuately, any payment needs to be completed seperately. We are still encouragning contactless payments and receipts where possible.


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.



Click here to see details on several clubs and activites. Here is a snapshot:


Kids Martial Arts Academy

Lyndale Football Club

Noble Park Junior Football Club

Little Sports Heros - Sport Birthday Parties

Artistry - Aesthetic Group Gymnastics

Waverley Hawks Football Club

Holiday Robotics Coding Camp

KeyzPark Calisthenics Club

After School Sports at Springvale Indoor Sports

Click here for more details