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2023 Newsletter #12



Dear Parents/Carers,

I can’t believe we are already half way through Term Four, the year is flying!


Thank you to everyone who attended Numeracy Learning Conversations earlier in the Term. It was great for Parents and Teachers to meet and talk about their child's work. 


During week three of the Term, our Foundation students enjoyed their second visit from the Fire Brigade. It was an exciting day for our little people with some important learning.


A big thank you to Kellie for visiting Silverton and speaking to all of the students, giving them a greater understanding of the story behind her indigenous painting.


Our students enjoyed the Halloween disco and special lunch on Friday 20th Oct. Thank you to Molly and Dre for running the disco and also to our parent volunteers who came along to help on the day.


Well done to the students who participated in the Interschool Sports tennis finals in week four. Great effort!


We had a big group of students go along to participate in the Volleyball Victoria tournament earlier this Term. Well done to all students and a thank you to the staff who went along to support the day.


We have a National Champion at Silverton! Congratulations to Raaga who is the national Esports champion for Mario Kart! More on this in Mr Tang’s article.


Our Foundations enjoyed an exciting day at Chesterfield Farm on the 27th Oct. A big thank you to all of the staff who went along to help make it a great day for our students.


Congratulations to our students in years 3-6 for the way they have conducted themselves during our swimming program. Thank you to the staff who have played a role in organizing the program and for assisting with supervision.


Well done to our chess team for a great effort at the state finals last week in Balwyn. Thank you to Mr O’Connor for taking the students on the day.


This Thursday is the Year Two sleepover. I’m sure our students are very excited. Thank you in advance to the staff who are attending the sleepover. We appreciate you!


We are looking forward to holding our first transition session on Tuesday 14th November for our 2024 Foundation students. We are excited to have them here and hope they enjoy their first session at Silverton. Thank you to the staff who will be helping run the activities.


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. A limited number of hats are available for purchase at the office for $17.95




Mark Pollard



Just a few reminders:

- Since Halloween we have noticed that students are bringing lots of lollies to school. We encourage eating fruit, rather than lollies.

- 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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So far we have about 27 registered students for the Slime Run Fundraising!

Students have received a sponsorship book with instructions on setting up their cybersafe, online fundraising profile at www.australianfundraising.com.au. This is an entirely online fundraiser; all cash donations must be converted to online donations to redeem your prizes.

Thanks for your efforts, Happy fundraising!

Slime Spectacular School Fun Run will be on Friday 24 November from 2:15pm to 3:15pm on the oval.


Value Adder Award


Congratulations to Shanaya for winning the Silverton Value Adder awrd for Respect.

Well done Shanaya!







Fire Safety with Foundations 


First we learnt about special helpers and their equipment. Students were then encouraged to discuss fire safety at home with their families, including identifying a safe meeting place for the whole family in an emergency such as a fire. Following this, we had 2 special visits from the Firefighters. During the first visit, the Firefighters taught us all about -

  • Good fires and bad fires
  • Crawl Low in Smoke
  • Safe Meeting Place
  • What is an Emergency? 000 (Triple Zero)

The second visit was very exciting for our Foundation students. The lesson began with learning what to do if there is a house fire - Stop, Drop, Roll, Cover. Then we headed outside to learn all about the special equipment on the fire truck. Some students were lucky enough to hold some equipment or even sit in the fire truck!

The Foundation students would like to say a

 very big thankyou to the wonderful firefighters at

Station 87 - Dandenong!


Planning for 2024

Term 4 is the time of year when we start planning for the following year.

We need to know how many students will be attending the school so that we can work out class structures and staffing arrangements.

Therefore, as well as knowing how many new enrolments we can expect, we also need to know of any current students who will be changing schools at the end of the year.

Please also remember to keep your contact/employment details up to date by updating them on the Sentral Parent Portal or sending an email to admin@silverton-ps.vic.edu.au.

Please complete this short form if you have not already.


Raaga is your NATIONAL CHAMPION for the 2ND TIME in a ROW!!!

On the 27th and 28th of October, Raaga flew up to the Gold Coast to play in the state, national and global Mario Kart finals organised by The FUSE Cup. Throughout several races against the finalists, Raaga came out on top to claim the title of national champion for the 2nd time in a row!

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NRL League Stars comes to Silverton

NRL League Stars program begins 22nd November here at Silverton. ...Read More

PSW Christmas Trading Hours

Our School Uniform provider, PSW, will be closed from 21st December and reopen 3rd January 2024.
To avoid Januray Back to School queues, SHOP NOW.

Secondary Education Guide

To assist your decision making in relation to your child's education for 2025 and beyond, please find below a link to the Nov 2023 edition of the Secondary Education Guide.


Volleyball Victoria Schools Cup

Silverton comppete in the Volleyball Victoria Primary Schools Cup. ...Read More

‘Coin for a Cause’ expo

The Gr 5/6 students have been learning about local/national issues &the charities that support these issues. On Monday 27th Nov LC4 students will be sharing their understanding of these issues &hoping to persuade students to donate money to their chosen charity, through our ‘Coin for a Cause’ expo.

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Team Kids Information Webinar

Our OSHCare is transitioning to Team Kids. Please register to attend a webinar information session on Tuesday 28th November 6:30pm - 7pm for all details and ask questions.

Please Register Here

Full details -> OSHCare / TeamKids

FREE Go Soccer Mums program

Monash Health is running a FREE GO Soccer Mums program in partnership with Reclink, City of Greater Dandenong and Football Victoria.    ...Read More


OSHcare / Team Kids

    Commencing from the summer holidays, on Monday, 8th January, TeamKids will become our new Before, After and Vacation Care service provider.   TeamKids Family Handbook      Summer Holiday Timetable TeamKids Before & After Care, Vacation Care Te

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Here is a link to the TeamKids Family Handbook



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