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Newsletter - Aug/Sept 2021

Term 2


Silverton Primary School's
August/September e-Newsletter


Dear Parents and Carers


I felt a whole lot more invigorated after spending time with some classes this morning.  A school without its students is a lonely place and I have really been enjoying reconnecting through the only platform we have - online.  


I take my hat off to our amazing teachers who are reinventing their practices each day to engage and motivate their students. Clearly there is not a one size fits all methodology. Something that works brilliantly for one child might be the exact thing that doesn’t work for another. Not having the opportunity to ‘read the room’ and feed off the body language of their students is making the day-to-day job of teaching in 2021 even more complex.


Experts are telling us that routine is important for managing through this moment but equally important is making sure we are looking out for each other.    I know that some families are bunkering down and their children are independent enough to ‘get on with it’. I also know that other families are really struggling, and for that I am extremely empathetic. What all families are probably experiencing are days when they just need to throw the plan out, slow it down and reset.


To all our students, you are doing an amazing job staying connected with your teachers, peers, and learning.


Each one of you is a




Over the next two weeks timetables will slightly change to accommodate staff planning week, wellbeing, and Silverton’s Footy Day.


Don’t forget I am working onsite every day. If you ever feel like a chat please give me a call at school. Take care of yourself and each other and I look forward to seeing you back at school hopefully at some stage during Term 4.



Happy Father’s Day. 😊😊


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Movie Day



2022 Transition Sessions

Tuesday 26th October at 12.30-1.00pm 
Fridays 12th, 19th and 26th November at 2.30-3pm
Orientation Day in week of 3rd - 7th December   

(dependent on Government visitor restrictions)

If you have not yet enrolled your child who is starting school in 2022, please fill out an enrolment form ASAP.

7 Tips to help families during lockdown

We understand for many families restrictions on social activities, home schooling and interactions during lockdown poses a range of challenges, particularly when it comes to keeping our kids safe and happy.  Here are 7 tips to try at home to best support our children.

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Dandenong Council News

Dandenong Council are consulting the community of their Draft Council Plan and Annual Plan. They are also running webinar's on "How to talk to children about climate change".


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State School Spectacular - Cancelled

We are saddened to announce that the public health team has recommended the 2021 Victorian State Schools Spectacular be cancelled due to current COVID-19 restrictions and ongoing uncertainty as a result of the pandemic.

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OSHCare School Holiday Program

OSHCare Mobile: 0409 784 199    

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

For details of our upcoming Vacation Care Program, click here.



School Payments

We are encouraging contactless payments by direct deposit or via credit card over the phone, but will still accept cash sent in a sealed envelope with your child to give to their teacher/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 - Online Training

BK Gymnastics Classes

Get into Softball Sessions


Click here for details