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2022 August - Newsletter 9



Silverton Primary School's Newsletter - August 2022

100 Days of School for our Foundations

Last Friday our Foundation / Prep children celebrated their 100th day of school. It was great to see so much excitement in all classes with fun activities based on the number 100.  We are very proud of the way our foundation children have started off their learning journey at Silverton Primary School and look forward to watching them continue to flourish into engaged learners who embrace our school’s learning values.    Congratulations Foundations!!




A few parents have expressed their concerns about several road safety issues they are witnessing at the start and end of the school day. When parents are unable to locate a carpark, they stop in the middle of the road or double park and let their children in or out. These students then run across the road into school - with some students narrowly being missed by oncoming traffic or a moving car in Jackson’s Road car park.  This is a very dangerous act as many cars travel too quickly or are already backing out and the odds of a child being hit are increased.


As a school community, we are all aware of how busy the surrounding streets of our school can be - therefore it is important that children and parents only cross at supervised areas. We ask that all our parents do the right thing, park safely and have your child cross at the designated crossing areas. That way we can keep our children safe.


Parent Association Athletics BBQ – HELP NEEDED!!

If you can assist on the 16 August at Silverton (F – 2) or 17 August at Ross Reserve (3 – 6) between 11.30 – 1.30pm please complete this short form - https://forms.gle/jyiMbiR7yT2cmmza9


Thank you for taking the time out of your schedule to attend Silverton’s Student Learning Conferences.  Our partnership is a key to the success in your  child’s learning growth and well-being.


2022 Victorian Government Schools Agreement (VGSA) Approval The Fair Work Commission recently approved the new VGSA. The agreement commences operation from Monday 25 July 2022 with a nominal expiry date of Wednesday 31 December 2025. Principals were provided with the official Implementation Guide describing the key changes late on the afternoon of Friday 22nd July.

Many of the provisions in the new VGSA have been carried forward from the previous iteration, however, there are some significant changes including a staged reduction in face-to-face teaching time to a maximum of 21 hours in 2024.  

In addition, new Time In Lieu provisions will need to be worked through, as these will affect out of hours activities such as Twilight Festival, the Art Show, Open Nights, Parent-Teacher-Student Conferences and from 2023, camps. How we manage these events in the future will need to be worked through over the coming months. Working out our ‘local agreement’ will take time and effort to get the best arrangements for both our students and staff.

Take care






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


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Newsletter Articles

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#Valuable Learner of the Month - Pride


Kinder STEM night

All kinder children are welcome to attend a fun STEM night with us on Wednesday 10th August from 5pm to 6pm.
Please RSVP here ...Read More

We Are One We Are Many

We are looking for multicultural and indigenous artists and performers to come to our school to perform for our students. If you or someone you know has any contacts for multicultural artists, singers, musicians, dancers, storytellers, puppeteers, plays etc. ...Read More

BYOD program Grades 3 - 6

If you are experiencing ANY problems with your laptop, even if you purchased it directly through LWT, the issue needs to be logged and go through the proper channels within our school and not directly to LWT. ...Read More

Newspapers wanted

The art room needs newspapers.  If you have any to spare please send them along to school and bring them over to the art room.
Thank you, Kelly Stevens, Art Teacher.

LC1 Zoo Excursion

On the last day of Term 2 the Learning Centre 1 students and teachers went to the Zoo.  See Here for an article by Grace and Chloe

Commonwealth Games 2022

LC1 students were offered the chance to personally support some of our Australian Commonweatlh Athletes.  See what they did here.

Hoop Time Photos

This week saw 60 students from Grade 3 to 6 participate in the Hoop Time Basketball tournament at Dandenong Stadium.
We thought Hoop Time was lots of fun playing games against other schools. We can't wait to try again next year and hope others will join us too. 
By Kim, Aylara, Marques and Arham

...Read More




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:

Cheltenham Secondary College presents Grease

Indoor Sports Springvale

Home Run Heroes

Splash Learn to Swim

Martial Arts Training