Push and Pull with Parachutes

This term, the Year 2 students have been learning about forces and how they effect the way objects move as part of their Inquiry unit. The students worked collaboratively with a partner to design, build and test their very own parachute to explore push and pull forces such as gravity and drag. After testing their parachute by dropping it from the top of the playground, they experimented with different variables and made changes to improve their parachute.


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District Cross Country 2018

On Thursday May 24th, 59 students from Greenvale Primary School attended Brimbank Park to compete in the District Cross Country.

In ideal running conditions, the Cross Country Team battled against hundreds of runners from 16 local schools.
The students competed across 2000 and 3000 metre events and represented our school with great pride, setting an outstanding example for our school among the local community.

We experienced many great results throughout the day, with 21 students qualifying through to the Divisional Cross Country on May 30th.
Some of our students placed in the top three of their respective events including:
9/10 Year Old Girls: 3rd, Victoria
9/10 Year Old Boys, 1st, Omer
11 Year Old Girls: 1st, Maiya
12 Year Old Boys: 3rd, Royce

In the overall points standings, Greenvale Primary School finished in first place among all of the schools winning another Cross Country Championship.
This result is a testament to the hard work, dedication and high standards of the Greenvale Cross Country team.
The team trained hard each week, constantly motivated each other to achieve their best and most importantly had a lot of fun throughout the process.

Congratulations to the team and every individual on their achievements.

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Helping your child learn

The following PowerPoint presentations were shared with parents at our recent Maths and Reading information sessions.

Download the powerpoint presentation by clicking the links below.

Helping Your Child Read

Rich Vocabulary Fridge Words

Year 2 Reading Powerpoint presentation

Maths Information Session Yr 5 and 6

Maths Information Night 3 and 4

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Performing Arts May 2018

Foundation students practiced singing ‘Everybody’s got to smile’ every week this term and performed at this week’s Assembly. They put a smile on everyone’s faces!

Year 2 students have experienced composing their own melodies and performed their work to their classmates.

We enjoyed your great sounds Year 2’s!

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Interschool Sport – Round 3 VS St Carlo

AFL – OPEN 27   44 LOSS
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TheirCare School Holiday Program

The program for the July school holidays has been announced. See below for full details (click to enlarge).

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National Scams Awareness Week 2018


Australia’s National Scams Awareness Week runs from 21 – 25 May 2018. The Australian government is urging Australians to be on the lookout for threat-based impersonation scams by taking a moment to ask ‘is this for real?’

Sometimes scams are obvious, sometimes they’re harder to spot.

If you received a call out of the blue from someone saying you had a tax debt that you had to pay immediately or you’d be arrested – what would you think? If Telstra called you and said there were internet problems in your area and they needed remote access to your computer to help you, otherwise they would disconnect your service -what would you do?

These are good examples of threat-based impersonation scams. In 2017 the ACCC’s Scamwatch received almost 33,000 reports of scams like these.

Typically scammers pretend to be from a government agency or a wellknown, trusted business. They often use threats to pressure or scare you into giving them your personal information and your money. They also may threaten you with fines, disconnecting your internet, arrest, court action or even deportation.

The scammers work hard to make sure their threats seem genuine and frightening! They make you feel as

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