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2022 May Newsletter 5



Silverton Primary School's 2022 Newsletter 5



Congratulations and well done to all our Year 3 and 5 students for completing the National Assessment Program Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) over the past two weeks online. Thanks also to the teachers for the co-ordination and management of the online testing. Please keep in mind NAPLAN is only one of many assessments that students complete at Silverton Primary School.

Students reports and Student Led conferences will be available early next Term which will give you an indication of your child's progress for Terms 1 and 2.


Term 2 Learning Conversations

Next week (24 – 26 May), Silverton will be holding literacy learning conversations with parents and students to share Term One’s Reading and/or Writing learning intentions as well as your child’s personalised literacy goal/s.  Please make sure you have access to Sentral to book.
Booking Instructions


School Uniform Reminders

As Winter is fast approaching after the wonderfully mild weather that we have been having - we have noticed that students are not adhering to the school uniform policy. We understand that it can at times be difficult to get to the shops quickly - however as the weather has turned, it is a timely reminder for parents to ensure that their children are wearing the navy blue and white / red elements of our school uniform. There is also a lot of lost property items without names, please check tonight to make sure your child’s jumpers and jackets are named.


2023 Enrolments

 We are now accepting Prep Enrolments for 2023. If you have a child that is ready to start school in 2023, please complete an enrolment form (which can be found on the school website or at the office) and submit it to the school together with a copy of your child's birth certificate, immunisation certificate and any visa details that are relevant. Enrolment forms can be dropped off at the office or emailed to:  enrolments@silverton-ps.vic.gov.au

Younger siblings of current students are guaranteed a place at Silverton, but we still require an enrolment form to be submitted.  

We are also running several school tours over the next few weeks. Tours can be booked via the school website  -> here


Parents Association AGM

Parents Association AGM will be held on Tuesday 24 May in Learning Centre 5, at 7pm or online. At this meeting, we will need to elect a President and a Secretary. A general committee may be formed if appropriate, but that is not essential. We would love to see a big turnout for those who are keen to volunteer and play a part in helping us with the key activities we run throughout the year, support the school with fundraising and being a conduit for other parents in an informal sense. The Parents Association feeds back to school council and has significant input into the general direction of the school community. It is an incredibly valuable part of our school, and I would urge as many people to attend as possible.


Parent Contributions

School fees at Victorian government schools are voluntary, as stated in the parent contributions letter sent out last year. Silverton greatly appreciates those contributions made by parents to date. As such, for those who may not have contributed, we would appreciate your support so that we can continue to provide all of the extra-curricular activities and resources that your children currently enjoy. Even a part contribution or payment plan would be welcome.


BBQ – Election Day

On Saturday May 21st the Federal Election will be held and once again, Silverton will be a polling centre in our gym (enter via Jacksons Road). Running an election day BBQ is a vital part of maintaining our place as a popular community centre.  Volunteers are still welcome, please let the office know by Friday.


Thank you to everyone who came to our Mother’s Day morning tea and to our volunteers at the Mother’s Day stall.  It was great to see so many in attendance.

Congratulations to our Easter Raffle winners.






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

17-18th Gr 3 & 5 NAPLAN
18th Selected Dandenong Advisory Excursion
Tues 24th LC4

Lyndale Secondary College Excursion
Incurson : Junior Childrens Advisory

Wed 25th All HOUSE DAY - wear house colours
Thurs 26th Selected District Cross Country
Fri 27th Selected Carwatha Soccer Competition
30th/ 31st F - 2 Swimming
2nd 3rd F - 2 Swimming
Mon 6th ALL

Pupil Free Day - NO SCHOOL

Swimming rescheduled to tomorrow.

Tues 7th F - 2 Swimming
Wed 8th LC1 Zoo Excursion
9th, 10th F - 2 Swimming
Mon 13th ALL Queen's Birthday - NO SCHOOL
Fri 24th ALL End of Term 2 - 2:30pm

House Points












Newsletter Articles

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Don't forget to place your order for Kimandas' Canteen Special Sausage sizzle lunch on House Day. Orders must be in by Tuesday 24th. Here is the order form.


Welcome to Silverton

We welcome our new families to Silverton. We are so pleased to have you here. The new students have started so well. Lots of friends have been made and the children are really enjoying their new learning environment.

We welcome: Aden, Yenul, Arend and Callan.


Valuable Learning Habit Awards

Congratulations to Sierrah and Abhi for winning the Valuable Learning Habit Awards so far in 2022 for Caring and Communicator.

Flu Season

Flu Season - help keep our school community safe.




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The Fathering Project

We are excited to announce that Silverton PS is now part of The Fathering Project.

The program aims to improve student wellbeing by engaging Fathers and Father figures in the school community.

Stay tuned as we will be holding a special event soon!

Formula 1 Excursion 2022

On the 7th of April, a group of Grade 5 and 6 students had the opportunity to attend the Formula 1 Grand Prix at Albert Park. In addition, Angelica in Grade 6 was invited to present her powerboat design alongside two other primary school teams as part of the BAE Systems Challenge. ...Read More

Literacy Learning Conversations

During week 5 (24th – 27th May), Silverton will be holding literacy
learning conversations with parents and students to share Term
One’s Reading and/or Writing learning intentions as well as your
child’s personalised literacy goal/s.
Booking Instructions

Walk Safe to School Day

As part of the Silverton community, you can help support this day by walking safely to school, or if you drive to school try parking a little further away and walking the remaining distance to school.

We will also be celebrating the day by having a special breakfast club morning!

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Federal Election Voting Place

You can vote at the Silverton Primary School Gym for Saturday 21st May Federal Election. (Enter via Jacksons Road).
We also will have a BBQ run by parent volunteers.

Grade 4/5 Camp

Our Grade 4/5 students went to Waratah Beach Camp - Waratah Bay. ...Read More


Congratulations to the below Students of the Week for Term 2





CSEF Application Form - LAST CHANCE

If you have a Health Care Card and have not previously applied for CSEF (Camps Sports Excursion Fund) please contact us ASAP as this is your last chance to apply for 2022. 2022 CSEF Application Form

If you applied last year, you do not need to re-apply as we will roll over your details for 2022. If there is an issue, we will contact you. 




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:

Springvale Indoor Sports

BKs Gymnastics