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Newsletter - May 2021

Term 2


Silverton Primary School's
May e-Newsletter


Welcome back to Term 2 at Silverton. The children have made a very smooth transition back into learning and we are thrilled to have them back!  It has been a busy Term 2 already with Grade 5 camp, State School Spectacular, Just Dance competition, LC 3 Maths incursion and a successful Open Night.


Parent Meetings with Reading / Writing Teachers

This week, teachers are sharing student’s learning goals in reading / writing with parents. If your meeting time doesn’t suit, please make sure you email the teacher back to arrange another time.


ONLINE NAPLAN (Tue 11/ Wed 12, Tue 18 / Wed 19 May)

Soon it will be NAPLAN time for our Grade 3 and 5 students, and just the thought of these tests can fill some children with panic. For some it’s the fear of the unknown or the expectation of performing at a certain level that can develop feelings of anxiety. As parents and teachers, we can help students alleviate these fears by supporting them with good preparation.


  • Discuss their feelings and concerns Tests commonly bring out feelings of anxiety, so let them know that these feelings are normal. Listen to their concerns, show empathy and maintain a caring and positive attitude. More often than not talking about their fears can help to lessen these feelings.
  • Encourage them ‘to give it a go’ and ‘to try their best’ NAPLAN is not supposed to be a test of the students but rather a check to make sure that Australia is providing the best educational outcomes for children. Encourage your child to give it a go and try their best.
  • Prepare for the day Good preparation is the key. Going to bed early the night before, having a healthy breakfast to start the day. Make sure their laptops are charged and they have headphones. Keep stress levels low and arrive at school a little earlier. And don’t forget to wish them good luck!


Shhhhh! Mothers’ Day Stall

The school will have a Mother’s Day Stall on Thursday 6 and Friday 7 May. Bring along some money and a named bag to buy a surprise for your mum, grandmother or the favourite female in your life. Keep it a secret!


Annual Report

Our 2020 Annual Report was presented last Monday evening. The annual report provides a means for the school council to inform the community of what has been achieved and how the school is performing especially our achievements during a global pandemic. Providing information about schools helps the community hold schools, the system and the government accountable for improving student outcomes. An electronic version of the Annual Report is on our website here.



I would like to welcome Mr Alex Keng (Mon – Thurs) and Mrs Marta Koval (Friday) to Silverton.  They are replacing Mrs Ana Kitharidis this Term while she is on leave.


On behalf of all the staff Happy Mother’s Day.

Take care




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Welcome to Silverton

We have new students at Silverton. They have settled in well, making friends and getting to know their teachers and new school.

Welcome Musfira, Husna, Mona, Shayla and Devansh.


Open Night

Thank you to everyone who contributed and attended our Open Night last week. The students loved showing off their work and our performers were outstanding.

Well done to everyone.



Easter Raffle

Congratulations to the Easter Raffle Winners from the end of Last Term:- 

Adam - 34E        Isabelle - 56I      Zoe - 12E      Kevin - FL      Rhyett - 1V

Thank you to our School Captains and Vice-Captains for organising the Hat Parade last term. 


World of Maths Incursion


Early Bird Reading

8:40am – 8:55am Tuesday – Friday in LC4

I’d like to remind all of our families about our early bird reading program. This program offers students the opportunity to read with other students from Silverton Primary School.  The program is designed for the Grade 5/6 students to be the experts who listen to the Foundation – Grade 2 students read. This program runs Tues-Fri in Learning Centre 4 (to encourage the Foundation students to explore the school and feel comfortable in all Learning Spaces) from 8.40-8.55am. This program is supervised by a teacher each morning. We would love to see some more keen readers attending the program. See you there!!


Entertainment Membership!

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Kimandas' News

As of Monday 3rd May, Kimandas' canteen will only be selling Sushi Rolls on a Wednesday of each week.
Sushi will no longer be available other days.
We apologise for this short notice and thank you for understanding.

-Kim and Amanda

MOTHER'S DAY Activities

We will be holding a Mother's Day Stall for Students to visit on Thurs 6th and Fri 7th May during class time.

We are holding a Mother's Day Breakfast on Friday 7th 8-10am on the green area. We would love Mum's Nans, Grandmas, Aunties to come along. Full details here.

State School Spectacular

Last week some of our students rehearsed for the State School Spectacular with other local schools. ...Read More

Just Dance ESPORT- The FUSE Cup

On the 29/4, grade six students Baillie, Rebecca, Sarah and Meagan went to Ivanhoe Grammar School to represent Silverton in the Just Dance Fuse Cup. ...Read More

Grade 5 Camp

Last week our Grade 5 students spent 2 nights at Wombat Corner Camp in Emerald.
They had a fanastic time full of outdoor activities including rock climbing, canoeing, ropes courses and much more.
Click for photos. ...Read More

Division Tennis

Well done to Ankit, Filippos, Jaxx and Noah for representing Silverton at the District Tennis last week.  ...Read More

Cross Country

Well Done to all Students who participated in the Cross Country.
Click read more for photos. ...Read More

Parent Association

Click read more for news and upcoming events. ...Read More


Respectful Relationships



Parking around school

Please be mindful of our school neighbours and do not park across or abstruct their driveways. The council have recieved complaints and are sending parking inspectors to monitor.



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 still encouraging all parents to pay either by direct deposit or via their credit card over the phone, but will still accept cash at the office.

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

Entertainment Membership (with Mother's Day special)

Noble Park Auskick

Super Soccer Kids

Springvale Indoor Sports activities

No Nonsense Tutoring

Vales Basketball Skills Training Sessions

Nazareth Open Evening - 25th May

Dandenong Council - Children's Plan

KM Customs Sneakers

Young Engineers Weekly Classes

Click here for details