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2023 Newsletter #1



Dear Silverton Families,


I’d like to welcome everybody back for our 2023 school year. I hope you all had an enjoyable holiday period. It’s very exciting to welcome a new cohort of Foundation students to Silverton Primary School. I look forward to getting to know the children and their families and look forward to catching up at the Foundation Picnic on Thursday. The school year is off to a great start. Students have settled in very well and there is a real buzz around the place!


You may have noticed a few changes around the school. Glenn has been very busy over the break working on the new gardens in the courtyard which looks amazing. We have also had the new shade sail installed in front of the Science and STEM rooms. This will provide a nice shady space for some of our students to sit and eat their lunch.


Thank you to everyone that has filled in our survey to establish our new School Values. I really appreciate your input. We are looking forward to having our first House Day this Wednesday where the students will also spend some time focusing on School Values. This will give the students their opportunity to have a say in what our School Values should be.


Once again, I would just like to welcome everyone back to Silverton and thank you for your ongoing support. We are looking forward to a great year!


Thank you,

Mark Pollard – Acting Principal



Arrival time: For safety reasons, students should not arrive at school before 8:45am. This is when staff begin before school yard duty. If you need your child to be supervised earlier than 8:45am, we have an Oshcare service which runs everyday from 7:00am – 8:45am. Please enquire if you require this service.


Pick up time: School finishes at 3:15pm every day. If you require your child to be supervised later than that, please also enquire with our Oschare program.


Hats need to be worn at all times when outdoors during Term one. Please ensure your child(ren) have a school hat.


Uniform: Please also ensure that your child(ren) are in full school uniform. If you have any questions about uniform or require any assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact me.


Medical: If your child has an asthma or anaphylaxis plan, please ensure a copy of the plan and appropriate medication has been provided to the school office.


Contact Details: If any of your contact details (phone number or email) or that of your emergency contacts has changed over the holidays please let the office know as soon as possible at admin@silverton-ps.vic.gov.au or 9795 5033


School Crossing: For the safety of our students please ensure everyone uses the school crossings.



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New Sports Uniform Available

The new sport uniform is available for purchase from our uniform supplier for $47.95.  This can be worn ANY day of the week.

It can be ordered online here or visit the shop Unit 1 9-11 South Link, Dandenong South:- Trading Hours > Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm, Saturday 9am - 4pm, Sunday Closed

School Communication

These are the 2 school email addresses:

silverton.ps@edumail.vic.gov.au         admin@silverton-ps.vic.edu.au

These are the 3 phone numbers:
9795 5033         9795 5018          9795 5210

Please ensure they are added to your contact lists.

Questions to ask your child instead of "How was your day?"

Click link for some alternative questions to ask your child at the end of day. ...Read More

School Photos

School Photos will be held on Tuesday 28th February.
Order forms will be sent home this week.

School Values

Families received an email asking for input on our school values. These values are the foundation of wellbeing and what will underpin our new School Wide Positive Behaviour Program.

Thanks to those that have taken the time to complete the survey, click here if you would still like to contribute.




Staff List for 2023

Here is a list of all staff for 2023 and their roles.

Staff List for 2023




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.



Community Spirit

Over the Term and Holidays many Silverton students have participated in various sporting and community events.    Kaviya in grade 5/6 has chosen to participate in the Children's University. Over the holidays she went to Swinburn University to complete some STEM activities. You

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

Saver Plus program

Junior Girls Footy

Circus Royale at Hampton Park

Bulls Junior Football Club

Lyndale United Football Club

Waverley Park Hawks Football Club

Swimland Swim Club

Springvale Indoor Sports


Click HERE to see full details