Divisional Cross Country 2018

On Wednesday May 30th, 21 Greenvale Primary School students attended Bundoora Park to compete in the Divisional Cross Country.

On a tough track all competitors represented Greenvale Primary School proudly, running with great strength, endurance and stamina.

All of these students should be extremely proud of the efforts and continue to strive to improve their results in the future.

Seven students placed in the top 10 of their event will advance to the Regional Cross Country on Wednesday June 20. These students are:
11 Year Girls
Maiya – 1st
Abbey – 7th
Rebekah – 10th

11 Year Boys
Brodey – 7th
Jacob – 8th

12 Year Boys
Royce – 4th
Max – 10th

Congratulations to these students, and good luck at the regional event.

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Useful words and phrases in Italian

Ciao a tutti, (Hello everyone), I have attached some useful words and phrases in Italian.  Feel free to print and use with your children at home.  All children have a copy of this list in the front cover of their Italian workbook at school.  A reminder to access Languages online at home, it is free and no log in is required.  Duolingo is also free, all you need is an internet connection.

A presto (See you soon)

Signora Eleonora Schembri and Signora Elisa Mirenda



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Year 1 Hands On Science Incursion

In week 7, students in Year 1 had the opportunity to attend the Hands-On Science incursion at school. Students participated in the lesson called “How Objects Move”. This session gave the students the opportunity to investigate the way objects move on land, through water and in the air. They explored design technologies that are used in different modes of transport including size, shape, push and pull forces, and movement. This included creating a model using Plasticine that would float in water. The students had lots of fun being scientists for the day as shown in the photos below.

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Push and Pull Models Year 1

Our Term 2 Curiosity focus is Power. Students have been investigating how objects move through forces such as push and pull. Students had the opportunity to design and create their own push and/or pull model. Students worked collaboratively with their peers for this task. They then presented their model to the class. Below are some photos of the outstanding outcomes.


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Parliament Process Incursion

In weeks 4 and 6 the Year 5 students where they looked at the House of Representatives and the Senate. They participated in role plays where they had to vote and then debate their ideas to pass a bill. All students enjoyed themselves!


We were in the senate learning about government and democracy and how it works. One thing I learnt is that democracy is fair because you have to vote.

I really liked the fact that we all got to all participate in a role for a role play together and one thing I learnt was there are three stages a bill has to pass to become a law.

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Year 3 Colour Explosion!

Last Friday, 25th of May our school participated in a Colour Explosion walk-a-thon! The event was a HUGE success and the students were thrilled that they got to spend the afternoon covered in a rainbow of colours with their friends.


Year 3 started the afternoon off all white and shiny with the rest of the school, but after that things started to get a little bit more colourful. We did a lap of the circuit which had parents helpers and teachers at stations covering us in coloured powder.

After that it was time for the colour EXPLOSION! The whole school had to throw cups and bags of coloured powder up into the air to create a colour cloud.


Many students raised money by getting sponsers for their lap around the colour circuit and there is still time to get some sponsers in before June 8th!


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Term 2 Science News

This term, the students in Years 3-6 are continuing their learning about Physical Sciences.

Year 5/6 – Electricity Unit

We have worked on making circuits using the Makey Makey kits. The Makey Makey kits allowed the students to demonstrate how to open and close circuits using various conductive objects connected to alligator clips. When the circuit is closed, the signals are then sent to the computer as commands like a button on a keyboard.

The students were able to use Playdoh and bananas to replace their keyboards to operate online bongos, a piano keyboard and various games.

Education Week  May 20th-26th

During Education Week, our school had the opportunity to display our student’s work at Gladstone Park Shopping Centre. Science was represented by the work completed by year 5/6 students in term 1, showcasing our paperclip and pressure switches and some of our completed torches.

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