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Protecting Victoria’s Vulnerable Children

Dear parents,

As a result of the Protecting Victoria’s Vulnerable Children Inquiry, the Betrayal of Trust report was recently tabled in Parliament which included fifteen recommendations which were all accepted. The implementation of one of these recommendations was the introduction of Child Safe Standards for organisations providing services for children.

What does this mean for us at Greenvale Primary School? We already have many policies and procedures in place to protect the safety of all of our students from abuse in line with these new Child Safety Standards requirements and have made arrangements to ensure that we meet any perceived gaps.

Further steps we had to put in place are:

  1. The writing of a Child Safety Policy stating our commitment to child safety.
  2. A Statement of Commitment to Child Safety.
  3. The development of a school Code of Conduct that establishes clear expectations for appropriate adult behaviour with children and making this known within the school community.

For more information on the Child Safe Standards go to the Department of Health and Human Services site at or visit the Department of Education & Training’s site.

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Year 5 Swimming at Splash!

This week Grade 5s had swimming lessons. On the last day they had some water survival training and then got to play on the water playground and water slides! Here are a few snaps from the funfilled day!

 

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Year 5 Term 1 Class Captains

Congratulations to these students for being elected as Class Captains in year 5.

From 5EB
Xin Yu and Cristian Salvo

From 5LD
Omar Nabulsi and Amenah Elmohandis

From 5AS
Jacob Brewster and Rebekah Santiglia

From 5JW
Lauren Borg and Ahmed Karagozoglu

 

 

 

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Interschool Sport – Round 2 VS Roxburgh Rise PS

SPORT HOME VS AWAY WIN/LOSS
ROUND 2 GREENVALE   ROXY RISE PS  
VOLLEYBALL – OPEN 1 SET   2 SETS LOSS
VOLLEYBALL – GIRLS 2 SET   1 SET WIN
BASKETBALL – OPEN 26 POINTS   11 POINTS WIN
BASKETBALL – GIRLS 11 POINTS   17 POINTS LOSS
CRICKET – OPEN 110 RUNS   41 RUNS WIN
CRICKET GIRLS 83 RUNS   95 RUNS LOSS
SOFTBALL – OPEN 11   4 WIN
SOFTBALL – GIRLS 16   13 WIN
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Welcome to Science at Greenvale Primary School!

Hello, my name is Sujata Symons and I am very excited to be the first Science Specialist teacher at Greenvale Primary School in 2018! The students in years 3-6 have been very eager and enthusiastic to begin the Science program this semester.

Years 3/4 are focusing on Physical Science and are learning about Forces.

Years 5/6 are focusing on Physical Science and are learning about Electricity.

Our new Science room has lots of interesting areas for the students to explore, including a Discovery Table filled with amazing artifacts of non-living items to spark student interest and curiosity.

We also have three living additions in the classroom – Pedro the Siamese Fighting Fish and two Spiny Leaf Insects named Clive and Crunchie.

Stay tuned for more updates about the Super Science Program running this year!

 

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School Council Elections – Everything you need to know

Dear parents,

Our 2018 School Council election process begins on Monday 12th of February. Please find all the information you need in the two documents below:

School Council Elections – Information for Parents
2018 School Council Election Process & Timeline

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Interschool Sport, Round 1 VS St Carlo

SPORT HOME VS AWAY WIN/LOSS
ROUND 1 ST CARLO   GREENVALE  
VOLLEYBALL – OPEN 2 SETS   0 SETS LOSS
VOLLEYBALL – GIRLS 1 SET   2 SETS WIN
BASKETBALL – OPEN 12 POINTS   23 POINTS WIN
BASKETBALL – GIRLS 26 POINTS   18 POINTS LOSS
CRICKET – OPEN 74 RUNS   71 RUNS LOSS
CRICKET GIRLS 79 RUNS   75 RUNS LOSS
SOFTBALL – OPEN 12   11 LOSS
SOFTBALL – GIRLS 12   10 LOSS
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Performing Arts Term 1 2018

This Term the Foundations are learning to sing ‘Advance Australia Fair’ in preparation for the school Assemblies.

We’ve been looking at the lyrics of the song and what they mean through a picture story book titled ‘Sing Australia’. Foundations will be given a copy of the lyrics to take home so that they can practise singing ‘Advance Australia Fair’ with their parents.

During term 1, Foundations will also learn a new song to perform at their first Assembly appearance. They’ll also experience different percussion instruments and learn what a music beat is.

The Year 1s and 2s will continue their music program consisting of: beat, rhythm, tempo and dynamics (loud and soft). They’ll play percussion instruments and learn to read music symbols. Both year levels will have opportunities to work collaboratively in groups while creating dance moves and singing to selected music.

Years 3 to 6 students will not have Performing Arts as a specialist subject until Semester 2 this year.

 

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