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2023 Newsletter #11



Dear Parents/Carers,


Welcome back to Term Four. It’s been lovely to see everyone back at Silverton and what an exciting start to the Term we have had!


Term Three ended with our annual Footy Day. Thank you to all staff and students who helped with the running of the day. It was an emotional day for us all as we paid tribute to Ms Prosser and remembered what we loved about her. Thank you to everyone who came along on the day to make it a very special day. I was very proud of the way our students conducted themselves on the day, particularly during our minutes silence. It seems fitting that this Term, we are focusing on the value of respect.


You may have noticed the plaque that is now on the wall in the gym foyer which pays tribute to Ms Prosser. If you have not yet had a chance to go for a look, I would encourage you to do so. It’s a lovely reminder of the impact that Ms Prosser had on our school community over such a long period of time.



I would like to thank everyone who contributed to the success of our school concert. What an amazing event it was! So much effort goes into making our concert a success and I really appreciate the input from so many. I was very proud of the way that all of our students supported each other and gave their best effort in rehearsals and on concert night.


We have had quite a few things done over the school holidays around the school. The most exciting of which is our beautiful indigenous painting on the wall next to the basketball courts. I want to thank Kellie, the artist for such an amazing piece of art that our school community can now enjoy. Kellie will be coming in to visit the students next week to talk to them about the story behind her painting and what it all means. Click here for her story.


We have three new flag poles in the courtyard with our new flags given to us by Julian Hill on his recent visit. The boys toilet floors have been refurbished. Glenn has also been very busy doing some painting around the school. It’s exciting to see all of the changes taking place and things will continue to happen into next year.



Next week we are conducting Numeracy Learning Conversations. Please book in a time to talk to your child’s Maths Workshop Teacher. Bookings can be made in the Sentral Parent Portal, under the Interviews menu.

PLEASE NOTE: Students who had Math’s Workshops lessons with Mrs Fletcher and Mrs Gahan (in Term 3), will not have interviews as these teachers are on leave. You will receive an email with your child's progress.


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 asap. If you require any assistance, please don’t hesitate to pop into admin and ask.


Just a reminder that hats need to be worn during Term Four.


Once again, thank you for your ongoing support.


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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Foundation Teddy Bear Hospital



Halloween Disco

On Friday 20th October the Silverton Primary School Parents Association will be holding a FREE Halloween themed disco at school. Students will attend the disco with their classmates & teacher during the school day.

All students are welcome to dress up!

A Pizza Lunch is available to preorder.

Money raised will go towards our 2023 fundraising goal of outdoor improvements.

Orders forms for Pizza Lunch have been sent home with each child today. Here is a link to the form if you would like to download it. 


Value Adder Award

Celebrating our Value Adder for Curiosity - Anita Ofolu- Well Done!!


Veggies for Sale


On Friday after school, we will be selling vegetables on the stage in the Green Area.

Vegetables for sale will include lettuce, leeks, parsley, and broad beans that have been grown in our school vegetable garden.

Prices from $2.00-3.00



Noble Park Community Centre Art Show

The FREE exhibition from Friday 13th - Sunday 15th October 2023 will host some of the best artwork our local community has to offer, including artwork from Silverton Primary School! The Art Show will be at the Noble Park Community Centre Memorial Drive, Noble Park 3174.

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Here is the link to order your concert DVD/Download ->  
Mode Video Order Form

Tree Planting Day 2023

On Thursday 14th of September students from Foundation, Grade 3/4 and Grade 5/6 took part in Tree Planting Day at the Wallace J Turner Reserve which our school has adopted through the City of Greater Dandenong Adopt a Park Program.

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Rubbish Free Lunch Competition Term 3 Results

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

Works over the holidays

We hope you all enjoyed the Term break and are ready for a big Term 4.
You may have noticed some changes over the holidays around school.
We have new flag poles and an amazing Aboriginal Wall Art painted on the back of LC4 facing the Basketball Courts. ...Read More




School Payments Due

A reminder that the below payments are due this term:


  • Foundation - Chesterfield Farm
  • Grades 3 - 6 - Swimming
  • Grade 2 - 6 - Instrumental Program
  • Grades 3 - 6 - Laptop
  • Parent Contributions


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.





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