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2022 December Newsletter #15



Silverton Primary School's Newsletter #15 
December 2022


Dear Silverton Families,


As our year draws close to an end, this will be our final newsletter for the 2022 school year.

Last week we had our final Transition session for our 2023 Foundation students which went well. Thank you again to all staff involved in the Transition sessions. It’s always exciting welcoming a new cohort to Silverton and watching them settle into Primary School life!

Congratulations to staff and students involved in our Performing Arts Showcase, it’s always a great event. Thank you to all of the family members who came along to watch our little musos!

Thank you to all that attended Twilight Festival last Thursday. Although it was a little cooler than we had hoped, it was a great event and well attended by the community. Thank you to all staff and parent volunteers for your assistance in making this another brilliant Silverton event! Congratulations to our students on their amazing performances!

Our Year six students spent the day on Tuesday at their Secondary Schools for Year 7 Transition Day. I trust that although nervous, they all enjoyed the experience and feel more ready to begin the next phase of their education.

We are very much looking forward to the Year Six Graduation Ceremony tonight. We wish the students all the very best for what is a special night. Thank you to all staff involved in making this event a success.

I’d like to take the opportunity acknowledge the staff that are leaving Silverton at the end of this year. Ben Eilenberg, Esther Wallis, Chrissie Fraser, Steph Chan, Tegan Cartledge, Kelly Stevens and Tahlia Holmes. They will all be very much missed! Thank you for your hard work and dedication to Silverton Primary School. We wish you all the very best for the next phase of your career.

Thank you to our parent volunteers, our canteen staff, our crossing supervisors and all others who have in some way worked with, helped and supported our school this year.

Finally, after what has been a very challenging year for all I would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone for your ongoing support to our school community following the passing of Ms Prosser. We have an amazing community here at Silverton and I’m extremely proud of the way we have all looked after each other.

While you are enjoying some family time over the break, please take a moment to remember our wonderful Principal and be thankful for the positive impact she has had on you, your children and your family. How lucky we all were to have Ms Prosser in our lives!

I would like to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday. Merry Christmas to those who celebrate it.

Enjoy the break, be safe, and we are looking forward to welcoming everyone back in the new year.


Thank you,

Mark Pollard – Acting Principal


A special message from Ms Prosser’s family…


Our family wishes to thank you most sincerely for your expressions of comfort and support during a very difficult time for all on the sudden passing of Amanda.

Your overwhelming support, floral tribute at the school gate, use of facilities, art show tribute, the amazing message albums, all provide comfort and we will be eternally grateful.

We have seen firsthand why Amanda loved this school community.

You have truly touched our hearts.





Students will meet their 2023 class teacher this Friday. We will also send out a full list of staff for 2023 before the end of the year.

Tuesday 20th December is our last day of school for 2022. The school day finishes at 12:30pm.

Students return to school in 2023 on Tuesday 31st January.

Monday 30th January is a Curriculum Day. We will be running an Oshcare program for families who require this service. Please contact Oshcare directly to book in on 0429 784 199.


Full School Calendar here.



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Market Day

Last week the Grade 5 and 6 students ran their Market Day. It was a great lesson on how to manage a business and budgets and sales.



Slime Fundraiser

Congratulations to Sienna who raised over $2,000 for the slime run. 

Thanks for everyone for their fundraising efforts. The money raised will go towards a new undercover playspace.






Performing Arts Showcase

Grades 3 to 6 Students in our Instrumental Program will show off their skills in our upcoming Performing Arts Showcase.  Details here.

OSHCare Update

Contact OSHCare Staff on 0429 784 199

Staff available from – Before School – 7am to 9am   After School - 2.30pm to 6pm

Further details for End of Year and Vacation Care in Read More

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Junior State Chess Final

A huge well done to Alex, Kevinh, Lachlan and Josiah who represented Silverton at the Junior State Chess Final. ...Read More

Pond Renovation

Our pond is back and is looking great.

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LC3 World Cup Soccer Incursion

As part of our Maths Investigations Unit, students in LC3 participated in a World Cup soccer incursion last week.

They enjoyed learning how to kick and pass the ball, and played a series of mini matches in representing different countries. ...Read More

ICAS 2022

Silverton Primary School would like to congratulate our students for their outstanding performance in achieving a Merit, Credit, Distinction or High Distinction on the ICAS Mathematics, English and Science assessments. Click below to see a list of the students. ...Read More

Anything but a backpack

Thanks to everyone who supported "Anything but a backpack" to raise money for e-sports equipment.  ...Read More

Silverton's Mario Kart E-sports Tourney

On the 25th of November, Silverton Primary School hosted its first ever Mario Kart e-sports tournament and invited Haileybury and Keysborough College to join in on the competition! Our e-sports tournament was supported by eSmart, Logitech, Winc education, The FUSE Cup and LeMans Entertainment ...Read More



Valuable Learners of the Month

Congratulations to Dheman in FS for our Inqurier Learner of the Month for December and Amelia 12E Reflective Learner of the Month for November.


Well done girls.



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.



Several clubs and other providers wish to promote their activites. Here is a snapshot:

Waverley Cinemas - $8 movie deal

Helping Hand Day

Splash's Accelerate Program

Empowered Martial Arts

Football Star

Junior Engineers

Australian Open Holiday Program

New Year's Eve Fireworks

See the full list HERE