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Greenvale Giving – A Big Thankyou

On behalf of the student voice, we would like to thank all of the Greenvale Primary School families that kindly donated books for the Smith Family Toy and Book Appeal.

We are proud to announce that we collected 378 books!! These books will be given as Christmas gifts to less fortunate Australian children.

The books have been tagged and boxed and are just waiting to be delivered to The Smith Family.

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Sophie Chilton, Mareeka Papadopolous and the student voice team

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Hooptime Regional Finals

On Monday the 9th of November the All Star Boys and Girls Hooptime teams competed at the regional finals at the Mill Park Basketball Studium.

With the competition being very fierce, the All Star Boys team had a mix of results throughout the day, unfortunately missing out on the grand final by one game.
The All Star Girls successfully won their into their grand final, but unfortunately fell one win short of securing a place at the state championships.

Well done to all of the students involved, you should all be extremely proud of your efforts to represent Greenvale Primary School at such a high level.

Special thank you’s go to Kellie Kalolo and Shane Gillard for coaching the teams, as well as Sharon Matuauto and Jess Okines for assisting on the scoring desk.

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Visual Arts Term 4 2015

Year 4 students used glass paint to decorate their radial sun designs on aluminum foil.visual arts 3 visual arts 4

Year 3 and 4 students made “Chihuly” style clay sculptures based on the glass artist Dale Chihuly. After the first firing the sculptures were glazed and re-fired.

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Years 1 and 2 students have been learning how to sew in straight lines on hessian as part of their threads and textiles unit.

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Music Count us in song

IMG_0808 IMG_0806 IMG_0802On 29th October 2015 the choir students went to Federation square on a beautiful sunny day to sing the ‘Music Count us in’ song Gold. Our own James gave a speech to around 13 schools, who were also participating, about what music means to him. Thousands of students all around Australia sang and played music to the same song at the same time, including all the Greenvale Primary Students. It’s organised as a celebration of the importance of Music Education in schools.

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Veggie Garden

This term the Year 4 students are very busy integrating their Economics unit of study with their reading and writing program in the classroom.

The students worked hard to prepare soil and plant a variety of vegetables and herbs in their very own veggie garden! Students take turns watering and pruning the wonderful variety of produce and will eventually pick, prepare and sell to the local community!

To convince families to purchase from our organic veggie garden, the students are busy creating catchy slogans, jingles, television advertisements and persuasive texts! They will also practise their mathematical thinking skills when they create a budget and calculate profit after the sale of all the yummy veggies!

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Life Cycles

During our Term 3 Science Unit, the Year Four students explored the life cycles of living things, including plants and animals.

Students were super excited to grow their very own broad beans inside a glass jar! Over the course of 4 weeks students observed and monitored the growth of their broad beans and recorded the various stages of development.

With a little water, sunshine and TLC, the students were amazed at how quickly their broad beans sprouted and flourished!

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In addition, students impressed with their wonderful research projects on the life cycles of various animals.

Teachers were amazed at the students’ creativity and very impressed with their improved confidence during oral presentations!

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State Athletics Championships 2015

Congratulations to both Maddox and Sienna who represented Greenvale Primary School at the State Athletics Championships, held at Lakeside Stadium in Albert Park.

Maddox and Sienna both competed in the hurdles events for their respective age groups, against the toughest competition from across Victoria.

Sienna placed 4th in her heat with a time of 16.01 seconds. Unfortunately she missed out on qualifying for the final by only 0.02 of a second!
Overall Sienna finished as the 10th fastest hurdler for her age group in the state. An amazing result, well done Sienna.

Maddox also placed 4th in his heat with a time of 13.90 seconds. This time qualified him for the final.
In the final Maddox improved on the time by running a 13.87.
Overall he finished as the 7th fastest hurdler for his age group in the state. Another outstanding result.

Both students should be extremely proud of the effort, athleticism, commitment and hard work to compete at such a high level. We wish them all the best for 2016.

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