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e-Newsletter November 2021


Term 2

 

Silverton Primary School's November e-Newsletter

 

It is so great to have all our students back at school!  

However, our new ‘covid-normal’ comes with a new set of expectations for all of us such as:

  • Wearing face masks:
    • Mandatory for all adults and Year 3 to 6 children indoors
    • Highly recommended for all Year Prep to 2 children indoors
  • Social distancing
  • Sanitising regularly
  • Not attending school if a child feels unwell
  • Completing a COVID test if we are unwell

I am hopeful that our school will not be impacted again however the reality is that this is something that we cannot predict although there is so much, we can do to minimise the risk as outlined above.

Thank you everyone in our school community in supporting our school as we embark on this next stage and please ensure you follow the advice provided.

 

School Payments and Course Confirmation

As the Department of Education only provides the school with a limited amount of student-based funding for a basic standard of curriculum delivery, we rely on parent payments and voluntary contributions to develop and maintain the high-quality education programs, resources, facilities, and grounds the school provides. 

Therefore for 2022, we ask and encourage you to continue to make a generous contribution to our outstanding school as you have in previous years. Without your support and the subsequent lack of funds, we may have to reduce funding and cut several of our programs and resources. 

We have greatly appreciated your contributions in the past and hope you continue to do so through your financial support for the 2022 school year.  We look forward to a successful school year of teaching and learning in 2022 and thank you for your ongoing support.

To see details of the Parent Payment for 2022 click Here.  A paper copy will also be sent home this week with your eldest child.

2022 Prep Transition

It was wonderful to welcome our 2022 Foundation students to school last Wednesday for their second transition session. See you all again next Wednesday.

Electronic Devices

As we are nearing the end of the year please make sure any devices (laptops, dongles, etc) that you borrowed or hire from school are returned as soon as possible.

School Exits and Enrolments

With the exception of Year 6 students, please contact our school office (via email) if your child/ren are leaving our school for any reason at or prior to the end of Term 4. We are working out numbers of classes for 2022 and need to know our student numbers for next year. 

 

This week the school community was saddened by the passing of our friend and School Crossing Supervisor Mr Brian Wellman. We join together as a community to express our deepest sympathy to Bev, Craig, Steph, Ben, Finn and their extended family on the passing of their much loved Brian.

Brian was a respected and valued member of Silverton Primary School. His exemplified dedication to student safety and well being was appreciated by all.

He cared deeply for the school and was always putting in the extra to ensure that Silverton was an inspiring place to learn and grow.

Together current and past school community members mourn the passing of our friend and colleague. We know that our students will miss him deeply and will always hold a fond place in their hearts for our School Crossing Supervisor, Brian Wellman.

 Amanda

 

School Hours / Dates

 

We will be running our Normal School hours 9.00am – 3.15pm (Monday 8:50am start) however will have staggered pick up times.

Surnames beginning with

A - L  - Parents to arrive at gate at 3:15 PM

M - Z  - Parents to arrive at gate at 3:25 PM

All parents / carers are encouraged to say goodbye to your child at the school gate / fence or at your car. Students will head straight to their learning centres.

Inform your child where to meet you after school. The main 3 gates will be open, Silverton Drive, Jacksons Road and Oval.

 

To see upcoming events, please see the Sentral School Calendar here.

 

House Points

 

 

Grevillea

405

  Banksia  

344

Melaleuca

334

Acacia

349

 

Newsletter Articles

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End of Year Dance Festival

Because we couldn't have our 2021 School Concert we are having and End of Year Dance Festival. ...Read More

Free Before School Skills program

Cricket Australia's Mascot Challenge program comes to Silverton.
Click here to see a 1 minute video about the program ...Read More

District Basketball 2021

...Read More

$20 Netball Vouchers

Free $20 Netball vouchers for Silverton students.

Please see Mr Blundell if you would like a $20 netball voucher for the Dandenong Netball Association.

We are the 2021 Melbourne & Sydney Mario Kart Champions!

Congratulations to the Silverton Mario Kart e-sports team for becoming the 2021 Melbourne and Sydney Mario Kart Champions! The brilliant teamwork of Claire and Malak secured the school's victory against 21 other teams! Read more about it by clicking on the link below!

...Read More

Marine Ambassador Program

To find out about the recent Marine Ambassador excursion click here.

Valuable Learning Award Winners

Our Award Winners for 'Caring' (Isaa Ayoubi) and 'Thinker' (Molin Hao). ...Read More

Child Friendly City

Kids Co Design Consultation
Council needs your help to make our community a healthier place to live. ...Read More

 

 

Information

Children and COVID-19 fact sheet

The Department of Health has developed a fact sheet for parents and carers, focusing on young people and COVID-19.

The fact sheet includes information about:

  • symptoms and treatment
  • getting a COVID-19 test
  • COVID-19 vaccines, including how to book an appointment
  • wearing face masks
  • resources to support conversations about COVID-19 with children
  • resources to support mental health and wellbeing.

The fact sheet is available here: Children and COVID-19

I encourage you to access the fact sheet and share the information with your children. If you have any questions or concerns about COVID-19, you can contact the Department of Education and Training’s COVID-19 phone line on 1800 338 663 (available 8:30am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, and 10am-3pm Saturday to Sunday, excluding public holidays).

 

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OSHCare Program

Silverton Primary School OSHCare Update - 23/11/21

2022 enrolments

All families who are intending to use OSHCare in 2022 will need to fill in a 2022 enrolment form.  You do not need to supply an immunisation form if you have given us a copy already. 

2022 enrolment forms are available from OSHCare, the school office or we can email one out to you if you request one.

Communication for Bookings and Cancelations

It is important for parents to communicate with OSHCare staff, any and all bookings or cancellations.  If you need extra days than your booked days, or need casual care the best way to contact us in on our mobile.   If your child is away on a day they are booked in for a certain session, we need parent to let us know they will not be attending.

If you contact us with when you cancel a booking we do not charge you for that session.  Otherwise you will be charge as usual.

OSHCare Mb:  0429 784 199

You can leave a text message at any time or call us between 7am to 9am – before school care and 2.30pm to 6pm – After School Care.

If you leave a message we will always respond to your text message to let you know we have received it.

Vacation Care – 4th January to 28th January 2022

The Vacation Care program will be out on Monday 29th November. Please check Sentral and the school Face Book page.

To make a booking please contact OSHCare on our mobile 0429 784 199 or our email

oshcare@silverton-ps.vid.edu.au and will email out a booking form.

Once we have received the days you required, we will entered it in and contact you with the 25% amount due to confirm your booking.

December Pupil Free Day – Thursday 16th December 2021

OSHCare is available this day form 7am to 6pm - $55 is the full fee.  Children will need to bring morning tea, lunch, drink bottle and hat.  Book in with OSHCare staff.

Last Day of School – Friday 17th December 2021

OSHCare will be open Before school as usual.   

After School we start when school finishes – 1pm to 6pm.  If you require care please book in with OSHCare staff, as the hours are extended the full fee cost is $30. We will be provided a special lunch for the children who attending afterschool.  Cost $10 to be paid when you book your child in.

 

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact us on 0429 784 199.  Thank you

 

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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.

 

Receipts
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.

 

Thanks to our Sponsors of our Athlete Development Program

 

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Nazareth 2023 Enrolment

Kids Martial Arts Academy 

Silverton Cricket Club

Springvale Little Athletic