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2023 End of Term 3 Newsletter #10



Dear Parents/Carers,


As we near the end of Term Three, I would like to take the opportunity to say thank you to our staff, students and families for a great term. We have certainly achieved a lot in ten weeks and I’m sure everyone is ready for a well-deserved break.  


Silverton had a group of environmentally minded students attend the Marine Ambassador’s excursion on 31st August. Thank you to Mrs Blake and Mrs Baxter for taking the students along.


A big thank you to Tammy, Mrs Mourant, Laura Procter and all of the parent volunteers who helped with both our Father’s Day stall and the Father’s Day evening. It was lovely to see so many students and family members come along to enjoy the night together.


Congratulations to the students who attended the Fuse Cup competition at Haileybury College last week and thank you to Mr Peterson for taking the students along on the day.


Last Friday, Silverton hosted an Esports tournament with competing students visiting from a number of other schools. Congratulations to our students, as Silverton where the overall winners on the day. Must have been the home screen advantage! Thank you to Mr Tang for his organisation and to the other staff who helped on the day. 


Congratulations to all of the students who competed in division athletics on Monday. A few special mentions: Lucy Thwaites 1st place in high jump, Andrea Basalo 1st place in the hurdles, Lennox Boustead 2nd  place in the 800m and Munir Dolic 2nd place in high jump! Fantastic achievement! All four students will now progress to Regionals. Good luck!


We are very proud of the students who participated in State School’s Spectacular. They had a big three days on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. A big thank you to Mrs Connor, Miss Perera and of course Miss Molly for all of the hard work in coaching and supporting our little performers.


A reminder to all of our families that we are currently organising our 2024 Foundation classes and staffing. If you have a child who is due to start school in 2024, can you please return your completed enrolment form to admin. If you require any assistance, please don’t hesitate to pop into admin and ask.


We are now in full concert mode! Congratulations to all students for the way they have been rehearsing here at school. A big thank you to all of our staff for their flexibility as we gear up to our school concert which will be held on Wednesday 4th October. Tickets are still on sale through TryBooking.


Well done to the students who attended the Dandenong Maths games held at Keysborough Primary School on Tuesday this week. Thank you Mr Tang for taking the kids along to the event.


Tomorrow is RUOK Day. It seems fitting that we will have a day focused on looking after each other as we near the end of Term and of course the anniversary of Ms Prosser’s passing. I know that we will look after each other well as we always do.


As a reward to all of our students for the way we have all behaved this Term, we will be walking up to GJ Duggan Reserve at 1:45pm on Thursday as a whole school for a special afternoon in the park. Please contact the office directly if you have any questions regarding our Thursday afternoon in the park. Please make sure we all have our hats on as it will be a warm afternoon!


This Friday 15th September, we will be having our annual Footy Day as we always do on the last day of Term Three. We are planning to do our traditional footy parade at 1:30pm on the oval. Change of location but we think the oval will work better with parents/carers coming in to watch. Just a reminder that we will be wearing red arm bands on Footy Day. It will be an emotional day for our school community, but I am confident that we will look after each other like we always do.


Mrs Blake has asked me to let you all know that she has some parsley and lettuce from our school veggie garden available for purchase after school on Friday for anyone that is interested. Head to the veggie garden at 2:30pm on Friday.


Once again, thank you for your ongoing support and I hope you have an enjoyable two weeks school holidays. We look forward to seeing everyone back on Monday 2nd October.


Mark Pollard




Just a few reminders:

All students must now wear a school hat whenever they are outside at school.


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.



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.



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2023 School Concert - WEDNESDAY 4th OCTOBER

Tickets are on sale through TryBooking - https://www.trybooking.com/CITAF

2023 School Concert - DVD Order

Mode Video will be recording our School Concert and it will be available for purchase here.

Early Bird Special Price, save $5

Costs below:

  • HD Online Streaming & Downloading = $20 inc GST ($25 when purchased after the concert date)
  • DVD = $25 inc GST ($30 when purchased after the concert date)
  • BluRay = $25 inc GST ($30 when purchased after the concert date)

Note: the above prices are for orders taken before the concert date, they will increase by $5 each after the concert has been filmed and completed





Thank you to our school community for the donations you have made to our community cupboard. We thank you for your generosity.

We also thank the following business for their donations:
Carmans, Rafferty's Garden, Natures organics, Libra and Botanicals.

Silverton's Mario Kart E-sport Tournament 2023

On the 8th of September, Silverton Primary School hosted a Mario Kart E-sports tournament for primary and secondary schools in Victoria. There were a total of 7 schools with more than 55 students racing against each other to be crowned the grand champion! Read more by clicking on the link. ...Read More

Rubbish Free Lunches

At Silverton, the health of our students and environment are both very important to us, which is why we would like students to bring healthy rubbish-free lunches (nude food) to school. ...Read More

Product Safety Recall - Fathers Day - USB Cable for LED Torch

If you purchased a torch with a USB cable at the Father's Day stall can you please return the USB cable to the office as soon as possible.

Silverton is organising to get a replacement USB cable for you due to a safety recall.

Click here for important information regarding USB Cable for LED Torch

Marine Ambassador Excursion- Namitjira Reserve

On 31st of August 11 Marine Ambassadors went on an excursion to Namitjira Reserve in Clayton. ...Read More

District Athletics

On the 28th of August 37 amazing students were invited to District Athletics, where they competed in 12 different Athletics events. ...Read More

Division Athletics

Well done to our Division Athletes! ...Read More

Special Grand Final Lunch

Don't forget to order your special lunch to celebrate the AFL and Rugby Grandfinals from Kimandas Canteen on Friday 15th September.

Orders are due by Thursday at 9:15am, order forms available in office or canteen.





School Hat

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.    





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.


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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Greater Dandenong Children's Festival 

Greater Dandenong Little Day out
Sunday 17 September 11am - 4pm

Silverton Baker's Cricket

South East Warriors Baseball Club

Come and Try Squash and Racquetball

Mackie Road Neighbourhood House

Doveton Show

Keyz Park Calisthenics 

Fortress Party Deals

Hot Shots Tennis

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