WPPS Newsletter 11th December



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Principal's Report - 11th December 2020

Dear Parents and Carers,

Yesterday’s Year 3 to Year 6 Athletics Carnival was such a great day. The weather was perfect and the students were so appreciative of actually being able to hop on a bus with their classmates and participate in house events. 

I’m not sure what house was the overall winner of the day, points will be tallied today. But in my view, everyone triumphed yesterday.

A special mention of our Physical Education teacher, Mr Nic Lindsay who organised the event; including buses, teaching staff and support staff from Box Hill Athletics Club in swift time. Once we were given the go ahead through our term 4 Operations Guide, Nic went into overdrive to ensure we could manage the event according to the guidelines. Great job!

Our Year 6 cohort of students are a smaller (in number) than usual group and this year I am forever grateful. According to DET Operations guidelines we are able to conduct a face to face graduation night with parents attending in person. It has been touch and go as to whether this would eventuate. Year 6 teachers; Mr Richard Abell and Mr James Feather are nothing but flexible and adaptable with numerous plans for the night. To be honest, it has been nerve-wracking but it will be such an amazing and phenomenal night, parents and students for perhaps just this night will forget that COVID-19 ever happened in 2020! Graduation of course is a celebration of 7 years of primary school not just the last year.

Students transitioned to their new classes for 2021 on Tuesday afternoon, meeting their teacher, new students to the school and their new classroom space. A special acknowledgement to you the parents who have supported the leadership in the decisions we have made regarding student placement. It is definitely no easy task as we have everyone’s best interests at heart, not just one or two students. We are very fortunate that we have an energetic and enthused staff who are only too willing to learn. This year has brought changes like no other and I have been just so impressed with the dedication that the teachers have had to their profession. This extends to your children too. Just from my phone contact on weekends, I know how many staff are working away on their lessons and activities for the following week as well as checking in about particular concerns they may have on their students.

Activities for next week if you are not aware:


  • Class parties. Compass message and notes have been sent to all parents
  • Graduation for Year 6 students
  • No assembly



  • Year 6 Whole Day Bike Ride


  • School concludes at 1:30p.m
  • Final Assembly (students, staff and Year 6 parents only to attend)

Please take note of the last assembly on Friday, commencing at 12:45p.m. As per the last Term 4 School Operations Guidelines we are able to accommodate one person every 2 square metres.  So we are inviting Year 6 parents, grandparents and older siblings only to the last event for the year.

Enjoy the weekend with your family. Stay safe and remember only 5 more ‘get ups’ for school!


Warm Regards



WPPS Athletics Carnival

Yesterday’s Year 3 to Year 6 Athletics Carnival was such a great day.

Our chickens are available for adoption

Wattle Park Primary has a long history of providing care of chickens. We regularly restock our hens when they have come to the end of their laying period.

Unfortunately our current hens are not productive layers anymore so we need to replenish our stock.

That means we now need to find a good home for our chickens.

We have four chickens to accommodate. It would be preferable if the chickens could be taken as two pairs.

If you are interested, please call the office on 9808 2165.

The chickens are such wonderful pets and are lovingly cared for. Thank you to all the chicken monitors during the year who have tended to their needs especially during lockdown. 

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.

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.


WPPS Notices 11/12/2020

To prepare families for the upcoming holiday period, I would also like to share with you our headspace factsheet “Supporting your young person during the holidays” as well as the resources on the Beyond Blue’s “Healthy Families” page that may be beneficial to share with your families.

Supporting your young person during the holidays

Healthy Families

Community Notices 11th December 2020

Support our local advertisers!



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