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Update: Lockdown over

Update – 1:17pm: We have been cleared by the police to end our lock down. School is returning to our normal schedule. All staff and students are safe.

 

Greenvale Primary School has received an anonymous threatening phone call. All students and staff are safe. School is in lockdown. Police at school. Please do not ring – we need lines kept free.

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Year 6 Camp at Portsea

 

Just a quick update with a few photos from the Year 6 Camp at Portsea. Mrs Ireland visited campers on Wednesday and all is going well.

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Updated Uniform Policy

For your information, our updated uniform policy is now available here and on the Uniform shop page.

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Video: Greenvale students celebrate music education

On October 30th thousands of students from schools all around Australia sang ‘Paint you a song’ at 12.30pm AEST to celebrate Music Education in schools. Our students met at the Assembly area and joined in the celebration. Meanwhile students from the Senior Choir and other Performing Arts students also sang at the same time in Melbourne Federation Square.

 

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Addressing the cybersafety challenge: from risk to resilience

The link below will take you to a very interesting article about cyber safety and the need to protect not only our children but also other vulnerable groups in society. Who looks after those over 65 who may be asset rich but are the least technology literate and are therefore appealing targets of fraud and scammers.

How safe are you and your parents?

Addressing the cybersafety challenge: from risk to resilience

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Year 6 to Year 7 Transition

Our year 6 to year 7 transition program is well underway.  Secondary Schools have busily been advertising their facilities, incorporating many Open Days, Information Sessions, and Guided Tours.

Please visit the newly added Transition page (under the Parents menu) to find everything you need to know.

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Technology no substitute for reading time: Mem Fox

This link is to an article written about Mem Fox, who is a very well known children’s author. She wrote the book Possum Magic and is passionate about children’s reading. She stresses how important it is for parents to read to their children.

Digital literacy such as reading on  iPads , is another means for children to have access to books, but it does not replace a parent reading to and with their child. Children who become successful readers have parents who read to them. Please read this article to learn more.

– Georgia Kroger

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