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Work Experience students

At the end of Term 2 we hosted thirteen Year 10 work experience students. Many of them were previous Greenvale Primary students and came from various Secondary schools. A big thank you to the teachers who accepted and mentored the students. We are also grateful for the work and assistance these students gave during their stay.

Olivia preparing the paint for Visual Arts.                                                       Chloe dancing with Year 6 students.

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Congratulations Ms D’Angelo

The year 6’s celebrated the engagement of Ms D’Angelo with a surprise party today. Year 6 students are very good at keeping a secret as she was totally unaware that anything was going on.

 

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Results: Parent Homework Survey 2017

Thank you to the 136 parents who responded. Great to see that we have so many interested parents. The Survey Monkey, however, only collated the first 100 responses for us. With such a fabulous response, we will upgrade the Survey Monkey for any future surveys sent home to allow inclusion of all responses.
The survey responses were spread fairly evenly from parents with an eldest child right across the various year levels of our school.

It was interesting to note that not all parents thought that homework was important for improving their child’s learning.Of all the homework tasks that parents felt were most relevant, Reading came in at number one with 84 parents agreeing, followed by Number facts with 61 parents agreeing. Most parents felt that between 15 to 30 minutes of homework was sufficient, with 13 % stating that no time should be given to homework at all. Not surprisingly, in response to Question 5 – “Does your child enjoy doing homework?”, 73 % of parents indicated Sometimes to Not at All. Views on whether homework should be compulsory were shared fairly evenly across the board ranging from Not Compulsory to Compulsory.

We intend to use the feedback from

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LAST DAY TERM 4 – Friday 16th at 3:30pm

Dear parents,

Please note that the final day of term 4 is this Friday (the 16th), and the finishing time is 3:30pm.

There’s no 1:30pm finish this year as Tuesday is technically the last day of term, however we have curriculum days on Monday and Tuesday.

Best wishes for the holiday period! See you in 2017.

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Greenvale PS Art Show 2016 – Art Around The World

The Art Show is coming soon!!! Please pre-purchase your admission tickets via the office. A letter regarding buying tickets has been sent home with the eldest child in the family.

When?
Thursday 8th September from 4.30 – 7.30.

Where?
In the gym.

How much?
Adults are $5.00 and Children $2.00.

Here is the program of the stage events taking place on the night. There are also many fun activities located in the classrooms closest to the Gym.
See you there

Jane Keogh Art Teacher/Art Show coordinator.

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Student Voice Drawing and Photography Competition

Drawing and Photography Competition

The upcoming drawing and photography competition is being promoted to our school as a fun, enjoyable and an optional student activity. There are two competitions but one student may only enter one competition for a fair game. Both competitions are already underway and the entries must be given to your classroom teacher by the 10th of August.

  • The drawing competition is open for all ages, foundation to year six, whereas the photography competition is only open for years three to six.
  • We are following a specific theme of sport/action for only our drawing competition and our photography competition has no theme.
  • All drawings and photos must be labelled on the back with the students’ name and class. Drawings are to be on an A4 piece of paper.
  • All of the drawing entries are not to be traced or printed and all photograph entries are to be original work and no selfies please!
  • If you are planning to take a photo of someone else you truly must have the person’s permission.
  • Thank you for your time and we hope to see you enter

Docklands

By Tamsyn and Sandu – Student Voice Representatives

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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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