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Benvenuti ! Welcome!

Benvenuti, Mi chiamo Signora Eleonora Schembri e sono l’insegnante d’italiano.

Welcome, my name is Mrs Eleonora Schembri and I am the Italian teacher.

I am looking forward to getting to know you and your children and working with them.  Please encourage your child to access the department’s FREE website,  Languages on line.  This program includes engaging interactive tasks and printable worksheets that introduce, reinforce and recycle vocabulary. Activites are self-paced and self-correcting and include recordings by native speakers.  Each child will receive a copy of useful words and phrases to use during Italian sessions.  I have included a copy for you to refer to at home. Front of book

A presto!  (See you soon!)


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Italian Week

We are all looking forward to our 2nd Italian Week celebration

Monday 16th Oct

Whole school Italian dress up day (Wear green, white red or Italian themed clothing)

Assembly Welcome  Angela Minuzzo  Education Dept

Raffle one lucky class for soccer clinic

Performances          One class from year level to come up the front

Foundation                 Ballo del qua qua 

Year 3/4                      Gioca Jouer 

Year 5 and 6               Selected students to recite poem for poetry competition


Tuesday 17th Oct

Year 3- 6 (430 Students) Performance Make a scene and food tasting

9.30 – 10.30 Year 3 and 4 students   229 students approx

11.40 – 12.40 Year 5 and 6 students    205 students approx.

Pizza, ice cream and crostoli delivered to classrooms from 1.00 pm onwards

Wednesday 18th Oct

Soccer clinics

10.00 – 10.40 3 students from Year 3 and 4 classes to participate

11.30 – 12.10 2 students from F – 2 classes to participate

12.20 – 1.00   3 students from Year 5 and 6 classes to participate

1.00 – 1.30   Raffle of one Year 3-6 class to participate in clinic

Thursday 19th Oct

Foundation – Yr 2 (340 students) Performance That’s Amore and food tasting

9.45 – 10.45      Year

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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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Year 1 and 2 puppet shows in Italian classes

The Year 1 and 2 students have listened to a story about Il Pappagallo (The Cockatoo).  They presented short plays to each other and have taken home their puppets and script.  Please encourage them to share with you at home.


Signora Schembri and Signora Mirenda

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Year 5 and 6 exploring Languages Online

The Year 5 students have been learning how to read the date using the day and month.  The months of the year only need a capital letter if they are used at the beginning of a sentence.

gennaio, febbraio, marzo, aprile, maggio, giugno. luglio, agosto, settembre, ottobre, novembre, dicembre

The Year 6 students have been learning how to say Where do you live? (Dove abiti?) I live in……. (Abito in…….) They have also learnt the language of location, vicino (close/near) and lontano (far).

To consolidate their learning students played some games on Languages Online.  (Topic 13 Where do you live?) and (Topic 27 Saying the date).

Remember Languages Online is free, there are no passwords or log in.  Please encourage your child to revise the Italian language.


Signora Schembri and Signora Mirenda

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Italian: Days of the week – Year 1/2

The students in Year 1/2 and Year 5 played board games to reinforce what was learnt in class.  The language of taking turns (tocca a te) and numbers one to six was revised (uno, due, tre, quattro, cinque, sei) as well as “I’ve won!” (ho vinto!)

I giorni della settimana (Days of the week )

lunedi` (Monday)    martedi` (Tuesday)     mercoledi` (Wednesday)   giovedi`  (Thursday)  venerdi` (Friday)

sabato (Saturday)    domenica (Sunday)

REMEMBER the days of the week in Italian do not need a capital letter except if at the beginning of a sentence.

Signora Eleonora Schembri
Signora Elisa Mirenda

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Italian Week

Ciao a tutti!

On Monday 17th October, Greenvale Primary School launched a fantastic Italian Festa!

The Year Four students participated in a wide range of activities celebrating the Italian language and culture.

Students enjoyed yummy pizza, gelato and crostoli!

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They participated in an interactive stage show involving singing and dancing!

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They had a blast showcasing their artistic talents and creating wonderful Venetian Masks!

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Not to mention the endless songs and stories listened to throughout the week – Il Pappagallo a favourite in 4MP!


All Year Four students had an amazing week and their love of the Italian language continues to grow!

Grazie molto Signora Schembri!

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