Congratulations to the Greenvale community on their television debut with Mike Larkan from Channel 10. Our focus for his visit was our 150 birthday year. Our Year 1 students did us proud with their bush dance, The Gallopede.
The program for the July school holidays has been announced. See below for full details (click to enlarge).
Australia’s National Scams Awareness Week runs from 21 – 25 May 2018. The Australian government is urging Australians to be on the lookout for threat-based impersonation scams by taking a moment to ask ‘is this for real?’
Sometimes scams are obvious, sometimes they’re harder to spot.
If you received a call out of the blue from someone saying you had a tax debt that you had to pay immediately or you’d be arrested – what would you think? If Telstra called you and said there were internet problems in your area and they needed remote access to your computer to help you, otherwise they would disconnect your service -what would you do?
These are good examples of threat-based impersonation scams. In 2017 the ACCC’s Scamwatch received almost 33,000 reports of scams like these.
Typically scammers pretend to be from a government agency or a wellknown, trusted business. They often use threats to pressure or scare you into giving them your personal information and your money. They also may threaten you with fines, disconnecting your internet, arrest, court action or even deportation.
The scammers work hard to make sure their threats seem genuine and frightening! They make you feel as
We would like to kindly remind parents that Qkr! lunch orders must be placed by 9.30am. Lunch orders after this time are not submitted, and therefore cannot be processed.
Phoned in, late lunch orders and emergency lunch order will no longer have access to the full menu. Students will be provided with a vegemite or cheese sandwich. Students will also be given a note with the amount owed. Parents can then either pay on Qkr! or return money directly to the canteen.
Thank you to those parents who attended the Maths Information Nights for Year 3/4 and Year 5/6. Below are the slides from each of the sessions.
On the 13th March our school hosted Cyber safety expert Brett Lee from Internet Safe Education. He spoke to our Year 3 to 6 students during the day, then to our staff and parents after school. Brett is an engaging and informative speaker and provided our students, staff and parents with some valuable insights in how to use and enjoy all that the Internet has to offer safely and how to guide our children in the safe use of the Internet.
The flyer below provides parents with 5 key messages and actions to assist them in managing technology in their home. It also has the link to the Internet Safe Education website which contains lots of resources and information on cyber safety.
Click here to download a complete rundown of our 150th Birthday Celebration week, starting March 19th at Greenvale Primary School.