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Year 5 and 6 make Mt Vesuvius erupt!

Year 5 and 6 make Mt Vesuvius erupt!

The Year 5 and 6 students have been learning about the history of Pompeii and Mt Vesuvius,  to finish off our unit we made a simple volcano using water, bicarb soda, dish washing liquid and vinegar. Mt Vesuvius erupted on August 24, 79 AD, it destroyed the cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum.  It is still considered an active volcano, the most recent eruption occurred in 1944.

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Solids to liquids

Being curious at school is essential. Here’s what happened when students in Year 5 were challenged to melt an ice cube using equipment on hand.

Boy were our students curious (and excited) to try all sorts of methods to melt their ice quickly and efficiently.

Let the curiosity challenges continue…

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Year 5 & 6 Asylum Seeker Resource Centre Food Bank Donations

Congratulations to all Year 5 and Year 6 students (and teachers) for collecting so many donations for the ASRC Food bank – we have done an AMAZING job. Over $3000 worth of donations were collected. The volunteers at ASRC were overwhelmed with the generosity shown by the Greenvale community.

See the photo of just how much food we collected. OVER 100 shopping bags filled with groceries. What a fantastic effort!

 

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ASRC Food Bank Donations

Congratulations to the Year 5’s and 6’s on collecting over 100 shopping bags full of groceries for the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre Food Bank. The ASRC currently supplies food to over 600 people a week.

A huge thank you to Mrs T and Mr R for organising the delivery of the groceries

Great effort everyone.

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Marvellous Market Day in Year 5

This term the Year 5 students held a highly successful Marvellous Market Day. We made items to sell which included slime, jelly cups and cake pops. It was a fantastic success raising nearly $1900 for charity. We are discussing which charities we will donate this money to…so stay tuned!

 

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A buzz at Greenvale Primary

On Tuesday the 22nd of November, as part of their Economics unit the Year 5 and Year 6 listened to the inspiring, brave and mesmerising Koky Saly.

On that day Koky Saly talked about his struggles and battles through three tough years of his life. Koky Saly was inspiring because he fought bravely to handle this time and because he still kept dreaming of this day of his success even when his sister/ best friend died.

How he started his business/ Charity which is BeeKeeper Parade, he got this inspiration when his sister passed away and he always knew that his sister was still dreaming about making this successful charit.  He was the presenter we have had this year!

Thanks to our teachers for organising Koky Saly to talk to us

By: Rhiannon and Grace, 5AB

 

Koky is the founder of the social and environmentally ethical business, BeeKeeper Parade. The concept behind BeeKeeper Parade is to reduce landfill by turning unwanted clothing into usable items such as backpacks, pencil cases and iPad covers.

Koky took the students on an inspirational journey through his life, from being born in a war prison in Cambodia, to starting a new life with

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Greenvale Give Generously

Greenvale Giving – A Big Thank You

The Student Voice team would like to thank the Greenvale Primary School community for their generous donations for Greenvale Giving.

New books, toys and loose change were collected at school throughout October and November to donate to less fortunate children through The Smith Family Toy & Book Appeal. We were overwhelmed by the response as follows:

548 Books

29 Toys

$81.75 in small change

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Thank you again to all of those that supported this worthy cause.

Sophie Chilton

On behalf of the Student Voice team

 

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