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Greenvale Giving – A Big Thankyou

On behalf of the student voice, we would like to thank all of the Greenvale Primary School families that kindly donated books for the Smith Family Toy and Book Appeal.

We are proud to announce that we collected 378 books!! These books will be given as Christmas gifts to less fortunate Australian children.

The books have been tagged and boxed and are just waiting to be delivered to The Smith Family.

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Sophie Chilton, Mareeka Papadopolous and the student voice team

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Year 5 Camp to Phillip Island Adventure Resort

Phillip Island Adventure Resort

6th – 9th October

On Tuesday the 6th of October, the Year 5 students went to Phillip Island Adventure Resort.  Everyone was very excited to arrive.  After saying goodbye to our families we headed off for a long trip but it was all worth it when we saw the sparkling ocean and cabins waiting for us.

We had some delicious food including fish and chips, cheeseburgers, chicken wraps and much more.  We also got to enjoy some magnificent activities that some of us had never tried before.  I know the 18 metre high giant swing scared some people but everyone loved the extremely fast flying-fox.  Other students were very proud of their canoeing skills.  Other activities were circotron, archery, ponding and low ropes.

On Tuesday night we settled down and watched a movie.  On Wednesday night we went for a night walk. On Thursday afternoon we all walked to the beach after buying an ice-cream. We played in the sand and played different sports and had a blast.  Then it was time for our awesome disco on Thursday night – we were wearing our fabulous ‘glow in the dark’ t-shirts that we created earlier in the

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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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