WPPS Newsletter 9th November



Principal's Report - 9th November 2020

Dear Parents and Carers,

I’m sure you have noticed the large signs on our Warrigal Road fence line-

  • ‘Things seem impossible until they are done. Thank You everyone’
  • ‘Thank You Essential Workers’
  • ‘Socially distant but still together’
These signs are an initiative of our Parents and Friends Association. I know that they have been extremely well received by the local and broader community.

Although it has been a year of lockdowns and restrictions our PFA has still been active organising events such as Fruit and Vegie boxes and a virtual disco. Just wait until next year to see what they are capable of!

Many thanks to President, Mr Anthony Hall and his team.

With the easing of COVID-19 restrictions, we are now in a position to welcome small groups of kindergarten students onto the school site for modified transition sessions. This is very exciting and will help ensure that the transition to school is a smooth and successful one for all of our students. Detailed information will be distributed in the coming days.

It’s that time of year again where teachers are preparing class lists for 2021. Parents are reminded that information in relation to class lists for 2021 must be submitted by Monday November 16th. Please be aware that the school has a ‘Class Formation Policy’ available on our school website https://www.wattleparkps.vic.edu.au/uploaded_files/media/class_formation_policy.pdf

It states-

‘The Principal will formally seek input from parents via the newsletter. All parent input must be directed to the Principal and placed in writing. Only student needs will be considered. If appropriate, the Principal will inform staff of parent input prior to the formation of classes.’

I’ve looked at the calendar this morning and we have six weeks of school left for the year! Usually the last two weeks of term 4 include our swimming program at PLC. At this point in time the swimming program will not be operating due to the current COVID-19 restrictions but stay tuned for any updates.

The School Council Finance Committee meets next Tuesday night and there will be information regarding 2021 parent contributions made available through our newsletter and website.  

The elections in the United States of America has certainly sent us all a message in civility. Politics aside, I would feel very disappointed if any of the students here could not learn the lessons of how to lose graciously in defeat.


Enjoy the weekend everyone!


Warm Regards



Book Week Reading Award

Book Week 2020 - Curious Creatures, Wild Minds

As part of this year’s Children’s Book Council of Australia Book Week, we celebrated the wonderful readers we have at WPPS.

Book Week Awards

The Year 1 to Year 6 teachers selected one student from each year level to receive an award recognising their excellent attitude and achievement in reading throughout 2020. Congratulations to Violet C (Year 1), Jenny S (Year 2), Edison B (Year 3), Lily B (Year 4), Amber L (Year 5), and Lionel Z (Year 6). Two students who have shown impressive improvement in reading this year were chosen to receive an encouragement award, congratulations Kimberley P (Year 1) and Layla L (Year 5). All award winners received a book chosen from the 2020 CBCA Book of the Year shortlist, and have reported back that they are thoroughly enjoying their new reading material!

Foundation Book Presentation

Every Foundation student was presented with a book by an Australian author during Book Week 2020. These books will inspire our youngest readers who are just starting their reading journey, and we hope that the books are treasured for years to come!

Enrolling in 2022?

If you have a child who is commencing school for the first time next year, enrolments for Foundation 2022 are being accepted now.  You are welcome to download a Student Enrolment Form and accompanying documents and forward them to wattle.park.ps@education.vic.gov.au. For further info click on link.

Along with the student enrolment form, you must also send:

  • A copy of your child’s birth certificate/passport
  • Your child's immunisation history
  • Any visas (if applicable)

Please return all forms to our Business Manager, Mrs Helen Dalzotto,  titled 'ENROLMENT FORM for 2022' to our email address: wattle.park.ps@education.vic.gov.au for processing.

You will receive a confirmation email at our earliest convenience.

If you have any questions relating to the enrolment process, please email or call the office (9808 2165) at any time.

School Tours will be conducted in Term 2 of 2021. 

To see a video of our school, click here https://www.wattleparkps.vic.edu.au/page/80/Enrolment

We look forward to seeing you in 2022.

Kind regards,
Ms Gayle Cope

Leaving the school in 2021 - Exit form

If your child/children will not be returning to Wattle Park Primary School next year. Please complete the Exit Form and sent it back to school.

Fruit / veggie boxes arrive Tues 10th Nov

If you have ordered a fruit / veggie box come and collect tomorrow, Tuesday 10th Nov.

 We will be in Banksia St Park, next to the Foodrinkery cafe (we'll be in the shade).

 Orders will be ready for collection between 2pm - 4pm. 

 Thank you to everyone for your support!

WPPS Notices

A big thank you to Wattle Park Cakes for donating all of the bread to our ‘Thank you Day’ BBQ.  It was a huge success.  Please keep them in mind when wanting lovely baked goods.  Their address is 1117 Riversdale Road, Surrey Hills  Tel 9808 1289 

Support our WPPS family businesses

If you would like to feature your business in this directory for free until December, send your email, website and contact number each Thursday to wattle.park.ps@education.vic.gov.au 

1. Shereen Jewellery

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ShereenJewellery-2263126863945672/ 
Instagram: www.instagram.com/shereenjewelleryshop
Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/ShereenJewellery
Email: Info@shereenjewellery.com

2. Hanson Building

web: www.hansonbuilding.com.au 
Email: info@hansonbuilding.com.au

Remember your hat every day!

It’s that time of year, when all students are required to have on a hat for outside play.  Children will be required to play in the shade if no hat is worn, and being a Sun Smart School it's important to have sun protection from now until May.


Remembrance Day Poppies on sale

The Student Representative Council have poppies and wrist bands on sale from tomorrow and for the rest of this week for Remembrance Day, Wed 11th Nov. If you would like your child to purchase the items, prices are $2 for poppies, $3 wrist bands, $4 poppy bags / key rings, $5 pen or special poppy. We would appreciate your child having the correct money in order to not have to give change. Please contact Mr Daniel Watts, Year 2 teacher at daniel.watts@education.vic.gov.au for any further information.

Community Notices 9/11/2020

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