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2023 Newsletter #8


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Dear Parents/Carers,

 

We are now halfway through Term Three and the year is flying! As always, Term Three is a busy one.

 

I would like to congratulate our students for their efforts at Student Led Conference Day. It is always a great day, allowing our students to celebrate their learning. Thank you to all of our amazing staff for their contribution and to all of our family members who attended.

 

Just a reminder again to all families to please ensure that your children are arriving on time for school each day. Students who arrive after 9:00am are missing the opportunity to settle into their school day, receive important instructions from their teachers and to feel ready to learn.

 

Year five students enjoyed the Nazareth Taster Day on 26th July. Thank you to staff who were involved in making this an enjoyable and valuable experience for our students.

 

Thank you to the families who have paid their $5 fee for the Cyber Safety Project session. For those that have not yet made payment, please contact the office to do so. You can still access the recordings of the Parent Webinars. If you have not viewed them yet, I would encourage you to do so.

 

We have had some students visit Harrisfield Kinder to do some reading with the children. Thank you to staff and students that have been involved in this. We have good relationships with a number of Kinders in our area and our students love the opportunity to visit and work with the Kinder children.

 

We have had a large number of families engage the services of the Mobile Dentist over the last two weeks which has been great!

 

Congratulations to all students who recently completed in the AMT Maths Competition.

 

Congratulations to the students who participated in the Mario Kart Fuse Cup Competition last week. Thank you to Mr Tang for his coaching and organization, and a big congratulations to Raaga who was the overall winner of the competition and now progresses to the State Finals!

 

Our Swimming Program for students in Foundation to Year Two started on Monday. This is a great opportunity for our students to learn an important life skill. Well done to all students who have engaged in the program this week. It takes a huge amount of work to make this program work and I’d like to thank all staff involved in the swimming program for their efforts.

 

I would like to remind families that whilst we are not a ‘nut free school’, we do remind all children that we do not share food at school. If you are planning to bring in any food to celebrate your child’s birthday, please ensure that this food does not contain nuts and that it is individually wrapped. Thank you in advance for doing this.

 

As I mentioned in my last newsletter, our Parents Association fundraising 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. Our 2023 total is now up to $4,000 which is a great effort! If anyone is interested in volunteering their time to help with fundraising this year, please let the office know.  

 

During Term Three, we will be focusing on the values of Gratitude and Curiosity. Staff will be nominating students who demonstrate these values at school. It would be beneficial to have a conversation with your children about Gratitude and Curiosity or even ask them if they can explain these important values to you. As we have now developed our descriptions of each value, I will include a value in each newsletter to show you all.

 

Once again, thank you for your ongoing support.

 

Mark Pollard

Principal

 

 

Just a few reminders:

Please ensure that your children are wearing full school uniform every day at school. If you require any assistance with uniform, please contact the school.

 

Please ensure you children are arriving at school before 9:00am each day.

 

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.

RESILIENCE – RESPECT – EMPATHY – GRATITUDE – CURIOUSITY

 

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

 

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

 

We suggest that no student of Silverton Primary School should be using TikTok, Instagram or Snapchat.  These apps are not considered safe for children.  

 

Please help us reduce the amount of rubbish in the yard by providing your children with rubbish free lunches. We are also encouraging all students to bring rubbish free lunches to school. Please help us reduce the amount of plastic waste at school by providing lunches and snacks that do not have plastic wrapping or packaging. Sandwiches can be in plastic Tupperware containers as well as fruit or vegetables in small containers.

 

 

 

Full School Calendar here.

 

 

 

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2023 School Concert - WEDNESDAY 4th OCTOBER

Tickets will be on sale Monday 14th August at 9:30am through TryBooking - https://www.trybooking.com/CITAF

Students have been busy learning their dances and staff busy making costumes. The time is nearly here!

 

As part of the lead up to our 2023 concert, students have designed limited edition badges that will be available for purchase. Your child will have bought home a pre-order form for all 12 badges, which will be released each week leading up to the concert, or you can purchase individually as they are released each Monday. 


Badge Pre-Order Form

More concert information to come home soon. 

 

Value Adder Award

Celebrating our Value Adder for Gratitude - Well done Emir!

 

100 days of School

On31st July our Foundation students celebrated 100 days of school.

Free - Cricket Blast at Silverton

Free Cricket Blast returns to Silverton ...Read More

Foundation 2025 students STEM fun

STEM fun @ Silverton.  
Come and learn something new at our STEM afternoon! ...Read More

Community Cupboard

Silverton Primary School is happy to continue to supply a ‘Community Cupboard’ for our families to access at anytime during school hours. 
The cupboard is located outside the OSHCare entrance from the staff car park.

We are also asking for donations to be bought to the school office.

Light up our street community art

The grade 3/4 students are making artwork for lanterns that will appear as part of the Noble Park "Our Street" - schools and kindergarten collaboration. This is linked with their: Light up our street community art which will be three two metre tall lanterns at Noble Park railway station.  ...Read More

Art Smocks

The art room is looking for donations of men's shirts to be used in art classes for our senior school. They will be much more comfortable than the smocks they currently use. 

Please take to the art room or school office. 

ResourceSmart Schools program

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CONCERT - Flashback

Our 2023 School Concert will be held on Wednesday 4th October.
Book Tickets Now ...Read More

Silverton is the Melbourne South FUSE Cup Mario Kart E-sports Champions!

On the 4th of August, four students represented Silverton PS in the FUSE Cup Mario Kart e-sports Melbourne South division tournament. They competed against 11 other teams and made it all the way to the grand finals before taking the title of Division Champions! You can read more by clicking below!

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Book Week

We are celebrating Book Week with a dress up day on Tuesday 22nd August.
More information here. ...Read More

Free Flu Vaccines

Free flu vaccinations are being provided to school aged children living in the City of Greater Dandenong by the council’s immunisation team. Bookings are essential.  Flu in children can be very serious , and vaccination is the key to protecting yourself and those around you from the flu. 

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Julian Hill Visit

On Thursday 27th July,  Julian Hill came to the school to present Kostaki and Justin with 3 new flags for the school. ...Read More

Chess Competition Hampton Park

On Thursday 10th August 5 students participated in a chess competition at Hampton Park. ...Read More

NBA Math Hoops Victorian State Tournament Excursion

On the 17th of August, twenty grade 3 and 4 students represented Silverton Primary School at the very first NBA Math Hoops Victorian State Tournament! The students had lots of fun competing against other schools and each other in the NBA-themed mathematics board game. ...Read More

Science at Silverton

This term in Science. ...Read More

Father's Day Stall and Afternoon Activities

Fri 1st Sept will be our Father's Day Stall and Activity Afternoon from 4:30 - 6pm

Please RSVP here or volunteer to help ...Read More

 

Book Week - Dress up Tuesday 22nd August

 

Welcome to Silverton

This term we welcome 6 new students to our school community.

Kamila, Sabina, Archer, Isaac, Thomas and Shreenu

 

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School Payments

Please pay 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.

 

Receipts
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.

 

 

 

 

 

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