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2022 Start of Term 4 Newsletter #12


Dear Parents/Carers,


As you will all be aware by now, it has been a difficult time for the Silverton Community with the sudden passing of our amazing Principal, Ms Amanda Prosser. I wanted to use our first newsletter of Term Four to acknowledge Amanda’s incredible contribution not only to Silverton Primary School, but the whole of education in Victoria.


Amanda was an amazing human being, first and foremost. She was a good friend to many who are currently or have formerly been a part of Silverton Primary School. As a Principal, nothing was ever too much for Amanda (or Miss Prosser to our beautiful students). She was what I call, a highly visible leader in our school. She was across every facet of the school and wow, what a memory! An open door policy to all and an approachable figure for our parent community. She knew our students well and would always take time to listen, to engage and to support them. As a colleague, she was incredibly supportive. She had an open mind and would do whatever she could to be flexible and supportive to our staff. She will be remembered for many things at Silverton. Her smile, her laugh, her bubbly personality, her caring nature and her passion for education and more specifically, the Silverton community.


I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support in what has been a very challenging time for Silverton. I am not surprised but rather, extremely proud of the way our community has supported each other and will continue to do so. In the same way that Amanda has always said, my door is always open so please feel free to reach out if there is anything I can do for you.


Thank you,


Mark Pollard



Silverton Primary School's Newsletter - Start of Term 4


Morning Tea

A reminder to all parents/carers that we would love you to join us for tea and coffee in the gym foyer on Thursday 6th October from 9:00am – 10:00am. We will have a condolence book if you wish to contribute a message to be shared with Amanda’s family.


Numeracy Conversations

We have made the decision not to go ahead with our online Numeracy Conversations scheduled for Week Two. Instead, staff will be providing an update by sending you their presentations by the end of next week. If you have any questions regarding this decision, please don’t hesitate to contact me.


Leadership Changes

Changes in Leadership for Term Four:

  • Acting Principal – Mark Pollard
  • Acting Assistant Principal – Karen Wheeler (Monday – Thursday), Di Rickard (Friday)


Please note all students must wear a sun smart hat when playing outside at school. Hats are available for purchase at our uniform supplier PSW or we have a limited amount available in the school office for $17.95. Students who do not have a sun smart hat will be required to stay under cover during play times.    


Free Dress Day - Fri 14th October

Some students in LC1 are raising donations for Australia Zoo. All students are invited to wear Free Dress for a Gold Coin donation on Friday 14th October. 


Full School Calendar here.