Year 1 Science Incursion

The Year 1 students have been busy designing, creating and evaluating a number of items this term while working collaboratively with their peers during STEM activities. Students have made moveable toys and a shelter for an animal and they will continue constructing various objects over the next few weeks. In week 8, the Year 1 students had the opportunity to attend a Hands on Science Incursion to continue to develop their skills and knowledge in this area. During the session students predicted and experimented with various materials to determine how things could float, move and fly.

It was a wonderful experience for the students who thoroughly enjoyed the incursion. Below are some photos of the day.

 

 

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Foundation Bundoora Farm Excursion

On Friday 24th of November the Foundation students went on an excursion to the Bundoora Farm. The students were lucky enough to milk a goat, make lemon cordial, cuddle guinea pigs, plant a shrub, visit the many farm animals that were on display and take part in a poo pick up race! All students thoroughly enjoyed the Farm excursion and came home with many happy memories and a much deeper understanding of the importance of sustainability. Please enjoy the following photos that displays the fun and excitement that was had on the day.

      

 

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7 Ways parents can manage web connected devices at home

7 ways parents can manage web connected devices at home

 

This is an excellent, interactive infographic from the Office of the eSafety Commissioner that can help you better understand how your children are accessing the online world and, as parents, how you can manage their use and keep them as safe as possible.

Head over and click your way around the various sections to learn what you can do.

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Year 6 Camp

The weather continues to be hot and sunny which means lots of water, sunscreen and hats for our campers. Our day was filled with high ropes, flying fox rides, giant swings and ball games. Lots of challenges to be met and conquered. After lunch it was off to the beach again where throwing buckets of water at each other seemed to be the main game. At dinner time our delicious lasagna was followed by birthday cake as we celebrated 3 birthdays. Tonight it is movie night then a well earned rest.

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Premiers’ Reading Challenge

Greenvale Primary School Statistics

32% of the students registered

7,432 books were read by 247 students

Congratulations to all the students who participated this year! I’m sure you’ve had an enjoyable adventure and made some amazing discoveries reading all those books! I’m really proud of you!

 

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Year 1’s

Year 2-6

 

View the PRC Honour Roll

The 2017 online Honour Roll is now online. It celebrates the achievements of those children and young people who completed the PRC.

Only children with written consent from a parent or carer have their names included on the Honour Roll.

Click here view the Honour Roll

I invite all  to join the challenge again next year!

For more information visit www.education.vic.gov.au/prc

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Year 6 Camp update

After a bit of a delayed start we finally got underway and had a smooth run down to camp. On arrival we had lunch, put our bags in our rooms, got changed into our beach gear, slipped, slopped, slapped and headed for the beach. The weather was beautiful, the water was cool and everyone had a ball. Returning to our cabins we showered and sat down to a delicious dinner of chicken schnitzel and salad followed by merainge topped ice cream. With dinner out of the way it was down to the oval for a game of cricket or just relaxing. Currently everyone is playing 1 minute to win it (I will post photos of this mad game tomorrow) Its been a busy day.

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Billy Slater Shield 2017

On Tuesday November 14th, thirty-one Greenvale Primary School students attended the Lakeside Reserve in Roxburgh Park to compete in the District Billy Slater Shield.

In hot and windy conditions, the Greenvale PS students competed with great effort and sportsmanship. We entered three teams, one in the Year 6 Boys Tackle competition, one in the Year 5/6 Girls Tackle competition and one in the Year 5/6 Girls Tag competition.

The Boys team had a mix of results, including wins, losses and draws, playing against Mt Ridley College, Wallan PS, Our Ladys PS and Plenty Parklands PS. The boys unfortunately missed out on the final but still had a great time and learnt a lot about the game.

The Girls Tackle team had a wins and losses playing against Our Ladys PS and Wallan PS, ultimately finishing runners up. They continued to show great spirit and also learnt a lot about the game.

The Girls Tackle team competed against Mt Ridley College and Plenty Parklands PS, finishing in first place as the District Girls Tag champions. Greenvale will now go onto compete at the State Finals in the 5/6 Girls Tag competition. We wish this team all the best!

Congratulations to all

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