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2023 Newsletter #4




Dear Silverton families,


Welcome back to Term Two. It has been a great start to our Term and I wanted to begin my newsletter by congratulating our students for the way they have returned to school.


Staff and students enjoyed our Learning Centre House Day on the first day of Term, engaging in activities centered around our new School Values.


Cross Country Day was a huge success and we were also extremely lucky with the weather! Thank you to Mr Blundell for his organisation and to all staff and pre-service teachers for their assistance in making this a great day for our students. I was also very impressed with the way our students participated in their events. We are looking forward to seeing some of our students progress to the next stage.


I’d also like to say a special thank you to the volunteers that helped with the BBQ on Cross Country Day.


On Monday this week we had our first assembly in the gym. It was lovely to have so many parents/carers in attendance. Well done to the students for remembering our expectations when attending assembly. Please note that we will now be running assembly every Monday at 8:50am in the gym.



Thank you to the parents who attended our Parents Association meeting last week to brainstorm fundraising ideas for the school in 2023. Our goal is to reach $10,000 which will go towards upgrades to heating/cooling in our learning spaces and the installation of three new flag poles in our central courtyard. If anyone is interested in volunteering their time to help with fundraising this year, please let the office know.  


Thank you to all of you that have attended Literacy Learning Conversations this week. It’s lovely to see more of our community at the school engaging in valuable conversations. For those of you wishing to still make an appointment please contact your child’s literacy workshop teacher or the school office.


On Friday 12th May we will be having our annual Mother’s Day Breakfast before school at 8:15am as well as running the Mother’s Day Stall throughout the day. We hope to see you there!


During the month of May we will be focusing on the value of Empathy. Staff will be nominating students who have displayed empathy towards others at school. It would be beneficial to have a conversation with your children about empathy or even ask them if they can explain this important value to you.


Once again, thank you for your ongoing support.


Thank you,

Mark Pollard – Principal (Acting)



Just a few reminders:

I would appreciate you talking to your child(ren) about our new school values and why it is so important to demonstrate our values every day at school.




Parents, please do not park in the front staff car park on Silverton Drive, unless you are someone who uses the disabled park.


Assembly will now be held in the gym every Monday at 8:50am





Full School Calendar here.




Newsletter Articles

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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.

Easter Raffle Winners

Our Easter Raffle was a HUGE success. ...Read More

Mother's Day Stall and Morning Tea

We are very excited to be holding a Mother's Day Stall and Mothers Day Breakfast on Friday 12th May. ...Read More

Chess Competition Karingal

Our Students participated in a chess competition on Monday at Karingal PS ...Read More

Open Night Tuesday 23rd May

All future and current families are invited to our Open Night on Tuesday 23rd May.

BBQ starts at 5pm, with learning centres open from 5:30pm. We will be having students perform on the night and a book fair. 

We look forward to seeing you there. ...Read More

Wonder Recycling Rewards

Our school is taking part in the Wonder Recycling Rewards campaign this term.

PLEASE help us collect bread bags so we can earn points to redeem on new RHSports equipment.

A Collection box is in the front office. ...Read More



Values Winners

Congratulations Emir and Adam on winning our Resilience Values Award last term. 



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 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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Parents Association News


Silverton Fundraising Update

Silverton Primary School's Parents Association has a long history of working with the school's leadership and staff team and community to raise funds which go towards school improvements. In recent years these have included upgrades to the outdoor play areas, the kitchen area in LC4, chairs in the gym etc.


Our 2023 Fundraising Goal: 

We are aiming to raise a minimum of $10,000 this year. The first project this will fund is the purchase and installation of 3 new flagpoles in the newly planted courtyard area, so we can proudly fly the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island flags along with the Australian flag. 


Our 2023 Progress:

Our Term One fundraising profit from the Easter Raffle and Hot Cross Bun drive was $2512- so amazing!! Thank you to everyone who got involved with these, they were a great success! We hope everyone enjoyed their Hot Cross Buns and the Raffle winners were happy with their prizes!



Upcoming Term Two Fundraising Events:

- Mothers Day Stall - Friday 12th May

- Open Night BBQ - Tuesday 23rd May

We will need volunteers to help with both the Mother's Day Stall and the Open Night BBQ - please watch out for emails about this and jump in and assist for an hour or so - it would be greatly appreciated.




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


Springvale Indoor Sports

Berry Street - Daver Plus Program

Soccer Mums

Springers Leisure Centre

Kids Day Out - Good Friday Appeal


Click HERE to see full details