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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 6 Camp

The weather continues to be hot and sunny which means lots of water, sunscreen and hats for our campers. Our day was filled with high ropes, flying fox rides, giant swings and ball games. Lots of challenges to be met and conquered. After lunch it was off to the beach again where throwing buckets of water at each other seemed to be the main game. At dinner time our delicious lasagna was followed by birthday cake as we celebrated 3 birthdays. Tonight it is movie night then a well earned rest.

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Premiers’ Reading Challenge

Greenvale Primary School Statistics

32% of the students registered

7,432 books were read by 247 students

Congratulations to all the students who participated this year! I’m sure you’ve had an enjoyable adventure and made some amazing discoveries reading all those books! I’m really proud of you!

 

Foundation

 

 

Year 1’s

Year 2-6

 

View the PRC Honour Roll

The 2017 online Honour Roll is now online. It celebrates the achievements of those children and young people who completed the PRC.

Only children with written consent from a parent or carer have their names included on the Honour Roll.

Click here view the Honour Roll

I invite all  to join the challenge again next year!

For more information visit www.education.vic.gov.au/prc

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Year 6 Camp update

After a bit of a delayed start we finally got underway and had a smooth run down to camp. On arrival we had lunch, put our bags in our rooms, got changed into our beach gear, slipped, slopped, slapped and headed for the beach. The weather was beautiful, the water was cool and everyone had a ball. Returning to our cabins we showered and sat down to a delicious dinner of chicken schnitzel and salad followed by merainge topped ice cream. With dinner out of the way it was down to the oval for a game of cricket or just relaxing. Currently everyone is playing 1 minute to win it (I will post photos of this mad game tomorrow) Its been a busy day.

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Billy Slater Shield 2017

On Tuesday November 14th, thirty-one Greenvale Primary School students attended the Lakeside Reserve in Roxburgh Park to compete in the District Billy Slater Shield.

In hot and windy conditions, the Greenvale PS students competed with great effort and sportsmanship. We entered three teams, one in the Year 6 Boys Tackle competition, one in the Year 5/6 Girls Tackle competition and one in the Year 5/6 Girls Tag competition.

The Boys team had a mix of results, including wins, losses and draws, playing against Mt Ridley College, Wallan PS, Our Ladys PS and Plenty Parklands PS. The boys unfortunately missed out on the final but still had a great time and learnt a lot about the game.

The Girls Tackle team had a wins and losses playing against Our Ladys PS and Wallan PS, ultimately finishing runners up. They continued to show great spirit and also learnt a lot about the game.

The Girls Tackle team competed against Mt Ridley College and Plenty Parklands PS, finishing in first place as the District Girls Tag champions. Greenvale will now go onto compete at the State Finals in the 5/6 Girls Tag competition. We wish this team all the best!

Congratulations to all

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Italian Week

During week 3 the Year 4 students celebrated Italian week. Students came to school dressed in Italian colours and began the celebration by watching a few Italian performances at the school morning assembly. Students also enjoyed watching a musical play in the school gym. The play was filled with laughter and the students enjoyed watching it. During the week students also celebrated Italian week by having a Italian feast in their classrooms! During lunch time they ate pizzas, crostoli’s and different flavoured gelati. They looked molto bellisimo! Here are some photos from the play.

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2017 Christmas Concert

The 2017 Christmas Concert is coming!

Thursday 7th December 2017

 

4.30pm to 6.30pm

On the Assembly area.

Students of all year levels will be performing between 5.00pm and 6.00pm.

 

A sausage sizzle will operate from 4.30pm until sold out.

Sausage in bread $2

Drinks $2

Icy Poles 50c

 

FREE ENTRY!

Bring your chairs or rugs.

Students can wear their favourite Christmas gear or just casual clothes.

 

The Senior Choir are also busy rehearsing for their annual visits to 4 local Nursing Homes.

They’ll be singing many favourite Christmas songs to the residents of the homes on Monday 11th December 2017.

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Regional Hooptime 2017

On Thursday November 9th, the Senior All Star Boys and All Star Girls Hooptime teams from Greenvale Primary School attended the Mill Park Stadium to compete in the Hooptime Regional Championships.

Both teams had mixed results with a number of close matches resulting in wins, losses and draws.
Unfortunately for both teams, they were unable to finish at the top of their pool in order to play off in the finals.
This means that both teams fell just a couple of wins short of qualifying for the state finals.

Well done to all students involved. The way you have pushed yourself with school basketball throughout 2017 is a credit to your hard work and commitment. You should be extremely proud of the efforts.

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