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Newsletter September 2021

Term 2


Silverton Primary School's
September e-Newsletter


Dear Parents and Carers

As we come to the end of Term 3, staff have continued to be impressed with the attendance and engagement of our students during remote learning. Staff work incredibly hard to maintain the best possible learning environment for all our students online and ensuring that our students maintain a positivity towards their learning.

Our teachers are also very thankful for the ongoing support they receive from all parents and carers. It makes such a difference when there is a close and positive partnership between home and school.

We are still unsure what Term 4 will look like; however, we have had conversations with our leaders around building contingencies for all students depending on the situations we are presented with. The Department of Education (DET) will provide us with guidelines that we must follow once the Premier has announced the roadmap out of lockdown. We will inform the community of any new arrangements in the coming weeks.  


We farewell Bianca Degering (Miss D) who is awaiting the birth of her first child, a baby girl.  In her place will be Alex Keng who is currently working at our school. 

Jessica Ferreira is returning to Silverton in 12N on Wednesdays to Fridays as a replacement for Sue Birkbeck (Mrs B) who is taking leave.

We also welcome back Mrs Stephanie Chan as Silverton’s LOTE teacher. 

Enjoy the holidays and take care of each other. 

Fingers crossed we have everyone back onsite to start Term 4!



Onsite students will be dismissed at 2.30pm this Friday, 17 September. 

Term 4 begins on Monday 4th October. 

Don't forget Hats are mandatory in Term 4.


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Online Learning @Silverton

LC3 Work

Virtual Baby Shower for Miss D


House Day 

      Melaleuca House

Melaleuca House

     Acacia House

    Banksia House

  Grevillia House


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.

Holiday Activites

Here are some activities to keep the kids entertained over the holidays.  Some good alternatives for off screen time! Well done to everyone (kids and parents) for a fabulous Term 3. 

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Greater Dandenong Children's Festival

Calling all Little World Explorers to be part of City of Greater Dandenong’s 10th annual Children’s Festival.  Join us for two weeks of fun online activities and workshops over the school holidays from 18 September to 3 October.


Colouring-in Competition

Melbourne Storm, Grill’d and The Pancake Parlour we have just launched an amazing Colouring-In Competition ...Read More

Palm Plaza Vaccination Clinic

Dandenong Market Pop-up Vaccination Hub ...Read More




Grade 5/6 Community Impact Projects


Frog ID Community Impact Project

This Semester the grade 5/6s are completing a Community Impact Project. The focus of our Community Impact Project is helping Frogs in our environment and teaching younger children about them. We have discovered that many frogs are dying or have died around Australia. Unfortunately, we do not know why this is happening. We need your help to discover more about frogs including where they are, why they are there, and what possibilities are there that are killing our Frogs.

The Frog ID Program is a group of scientists together with the Australian Museum who are researching and doing everything they can to help understand frogs. Since this program started, we have more information on frogs, their habitats, why they are there, and what we can do to help them survive. But we need more information to help these frogs. We need your help, please download the Frog ID app on your phone and record frogs sounds and send your recording in to the Frog ID team. The Frog ID team will then verify the identity of your frog call and use this data to help learn more about frogs in our local environment.

Oscar, Aariyan, Ankit, Allan & Amel






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