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Greenvale Giving

The children at Greenvale Primary School are very fortunate to have access to hundreds of books to encourage a love of reading. However, there are many children in Australia and around the world who do not. We would like to give these children the books they need to develop a love of reading too.

We are calling this Greenvale Giving. In conjunction with the Smith Family Toy and Book Appeal, Greenvale Primary School is asking parents and children to please donate books to children in need. All books collected will be distributed to those children by the Smith Family.

We are hoping that each family at Greenvale PS can donate at least one new book, to be given to a child as a present for Christmas. For this reason, the books need to be new books with no messages or names written on them and not wrapped up. It is a way for children to help children and a way to give to the community and country in which they live.

In addition, as part of this year’s maths program we are asking all families to ‘GIVE 5.’ This means we would like you to collect as many 5

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Footy Colours Day

On Friday the 18th of September Greenvale P.S. is hosting a footy colours day. All students are encouraged to wear their favourite footy club colours, including AFL, soccer and rugby. Students are required to bring in a gold coin donation if they wish to participate in the special event. Funds raised will be forwarded to the Fight Cancer Foundation. Football related activities will be run by the Student Voice Team on the day. There will also be a footy parade for students to show off their team spirit. The footy parade will be held at 12:30pm. Parents are very welcome to spectate. Special ‘footy themed’ lunch orders are available on the day. Please note that regular lunch orders will NOT be accepted on the day.

We hope to see you there!

Zain Saleh, Daniel Panagopoulos and Ben Nugent

(on behalf of the Student Voice Team)


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Excursion to Gould League

During Term 3 the Year One Inquiry topic is Mini Beast Mayhem. We have been investigating what mini beasts are, their features, habitat and the role they play on the environment.

On Tuesday the 4th of August we visited the Gould League Education Centre in Moorabbin. Students participated in sessions led by the Gould League staff, where we looked at mini beasts and how the environment benefits from them. We had a fantastic and fun day!! Below are some photos of us digging for mini beast, finding worms, pond dipping for mini beasts and dressing up as different mini beasts.

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Year 5 and 6 Visual Art

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This term Year 5 & 6 students were busy working on their modern, abstract stocking and wire sculptures.

They particularly enjoyed experimenting with different painting techniques. The splatter technique was popular and best completed outside.

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Grade 5 and 6 students enjoyed working on their clay “Tribal Masks”. These were made from terracotta clay and then fired and decorated with paint, beads, straw, wool etc.

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District Athletics 2015

Last Friday (August 21st), the Greenvale PS Athletics Team attended our district event held at the Meadowglen International Athletics Track in Epping.

The seventy-six students in the Greenvale Team, displayed great sportsmanship on the track and excellent behaviour off the track.

We experienced great success for the seventh consecutive year, finishing in first place as district champions.

Twenty-nine Greenvale students will now advance to compete at the Divisional Athletics on Tuesday, September 15th.

Congratulations to the Greenvale Athletics Team and good luck for those students competing at the divisional event.

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Hoop-Time 2015

On Friday August 14th, thirty-two Year Four students from Greenvale Primary School went to the Craigieburn Leisure Centre to compete in Junior Hoop-Time Basketball Competition.

Greenvale PS entered four teams in the event, including an All Star Boys, All Star Girls (top division) and two Rookies teams (beginners).

The Rookies teams played a number of friendly matches against schools from our local district and experienced a mix of wins, losses and a draw.

Both the All Star Boys and Girls teams played in a more competitive competition and were skilful enough to remain undefeated throughout the day.

Well done to all Greenvale PS students who played with great skill, sportsmanship and enjoyment, and congratulations to the All Star Boys and Girls teams who are the district champions.

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Physical Education and Sport – Term 3

The Sport and Physical Education programs have been very busy since the last website update.

Students in Prep, Year One and Two have explored units of work on dance, gymnastics and fundamental motor skills. During our dance unit, students practiced moving to the beat in individual, partnered and small group dances. Throughout gymnastics, students discovered the many different gymnastic support positions as well as methods of safely rolling, jumping and landing. When focusing on fundamental motor skills, students have performed soccer kicks, drop punts, underarm throws, overarm throws, basketball bounces, two-handed strikes and two-handed catches in discipline based sequences and associated these skills into minor games.

Students in Year Three and Four have participate in circuit training fitness sessions and discovered the sports of basketball, netball, AFL, lacrosse, hockey and athletics. Students have the analyzed skills, tactics and knowledge necessary to participate in these sports and have actively explored this through minor games and skill based activities.

Student in Years 5 and 6 had a break from Physical Education lessons in Term Two, but were able to continue with their fitness testing in order to monitor / improve their fitness and hopefully achieve their goals. When returning in Term Three, students prepared themselves for

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