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Year 1 Farmers Day

On Friday the 7th of December, all of the Year 1 students dressed in an outfit that could be associated with a farm. They had developed this idea previously with the goal of raising money for Drought Angels, a charity that supports farmers, their families and the local communities. The students came as farmers, animals, vegetables and scarecrows. Below are some photos from the day.

      

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Choir Nursing Home Visits

Congratulations to the 31 choir students for singing great Christmas Joy to all the residents in the 4 Nursing Homes; St Annes Westmeadows, Craigcare Pascoe Vale, Arcadia Essendon and OPAL Meadow Heights.

I’m so proud of their hard work during lunchtime practices and believe their singing and confidence is improving greatly. Looking forward to our future performances in 2019!

Mrs Foletta

Performing Arts Teacher

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Year 1 Edendale Farm Excursion

In Term 4, the Year 1 students have been busy learning about farms, produce and drought. On Tuesday the 27th of November, all 5 classes had the opportunity to visit Edendale Farm in Eltham. Students learnt about the importance of insects in particular they discovered how worms create healthy soil for plants to grow. They also eagerly feed some hungry sheep and created beautiful calico bags using natural materials. The students were excitedly talking about their day and new discoveries on their trip home. Below are some photos of the activities.

 

 

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School Sport Australia – Track and Field Championships 2018

Between Friday November 23rd and Tuesday November 27th, Mischa, Kean and Max from Greenvale PS competed in the School Sport Australia Track and Field Championships, held at Lakeside Stadium.

Mischa competed in discus with great effort, skill and endeavour. Despite not getting the results she was after the achievement of competing at her first national competition against the best in Australia is a huge win.

Max and Kean both qualified for the 100m and 200m finals and competed in 4x100m relay teams.

Kean placed 8th in his 100m final and 10th in his 200m final making him the 8th fastest 11 Year Old boy in Australia.
Kean’s relay team then placed 3rd, so he was able to take home a medal.

Max placed 3rd in his 100m final and 1st in the 200m final taking out his first National Championship.
This places Max as the fastest 12 Year Old Boy across 200m in Australia.
In his relay, Max’s team placed 2nd, just getting run down by QLD in the final few meters.
Max has been able to take home a gold, silver and bronze across the championships.

Well done to all three students. Competing at a National Championship is an

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2018 Year 6 Portsea Camp

After a delayed start for one of our busses we all arrived at Portsea camp in time for a delicious lunch of make your own cold meat and salad rolls. We then changed into our beach gear and hit the water, a light drizzle didn’t stop us from having a great time. As the clouds started to build we headed back to camp for afternoon tea, showers, a thunder storm and some indoor games. Dinner was fish and chips and your choice of the most delicious salads you could dream of, followed by ice cream cake for desert. Don’t forget to check in each night to find out what has been happening at camp

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Billy Slater Shield 2018

On Friday November 9th, forty-three Greenvale Primary School students attended the Billy Slater Shield which was held at Lakeside Reserve in Roxburgh Park.

Greenvale Primary School entered four teams in the competition consisting of a Year 6 Boys Tackle, Year 5 Boys Tackle, Year 5/6 Girls Tackle and a Year 5/6 Girls Tag.
All teams experienced a range of results throughout the day and played each match with great spirit and sportsmanship, displaying our school values.
The Year 5 Boys went through the day undefeated, the Year 6 Boys won their first match and lost the next two, the Girls Tackle had a win, loss and draw and finally the Girls Tag had three defeats.

Thank you to Mr Rovetto and Mrs La Motta who assisted on the day.

Well done to all students involved, I hope this experience inspires more rugby in the future.

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From the Art room- Mrs. Keogh

Thursday the 25th. October was our biannual Art Show. The gym was decorated with beautiful art work made by all our talented students. We had a sausage sizzle, donuts and drinks to buy at the canteen and lots of art and craft activities for students to participate in. We also auctioned our year level artwork masterpieces, which was a fun event. The choir led by Mrs. Foletta entertained everyone in the gym. A FUN time was had by all.

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