Science Experiment – Solar Ovens

Throughout Term 1, the Year Four students have been learning how to work responsibly in collaborative groups. This has involved students working in small groups of three or four, and each person taking on a specific role to help their group achieve a common goal.

Students demonstrated their skills during a science experiment related to solar energy. Students worked within their collaborative groups to create a solar oven using a cardboard box and tin foil. The students had to follow a given set of instructions and work together to create the oven and make a delicious chocolate – marshmallow treat.

The photos below demonstrate the wonderful team work skills students developed throughout the activity – and the amazing fun they had!

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Kindness Week

On Monday the 21st of March, the Student Voice Group launched ‘Kindness Week,’ an initiative to promote the values of kindness and acceptance across the school community. Throughout the week, students participated in a variety of activities that encouraged them to think positively, to make new friends and to perform small acts of kindness for others.

Kindness week began with the celebration of Harmony Day, a day for all Australians to embrace cultural diversity. The theme for this year’s Harmony Day was ‘our diversity is our strength.’ All teachers and students came to school dressed in orange, a colour that symbolises respect for one self and others. A special whole school ‘buddy lunch’ was also held on Harmony Day, encouraging students to talk to each other and make new friends.

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Throughout the week students participated in a range of friendship building activities, including a family afternoon tea, classroom friendship games, lunchtime activities and junior story time. Below are some happy snaps of our wonderful students being kind to each other!

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“Happiness is when what you think, what you say and what you do are in harmony.”

-Gandhi

 

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Greenvale PS Athletics Carnival – 2016

On Tuesday 22nd of March, students in years 3, 4, 5 and 6 competed across a range of track, field and novelty events in our annual Athletics Carnival.

In perfect warm and still weather, the students represented their house both with their colours and their spirit alike.

All of the events were completed with great sportsmanship and enthusiasm from our students, and the results were tight throughout the day.

Final placings for overall house champion were as follows:

1st: Cumberland 496 points
2nd: Oaklands 492 points
3rd: Woodlands 466 points
4th: Gellibrand 450 points

The house awarded the spirit award, for displaying the most team spirit was Gellibrand.

The Greenvale Athletics Team will go off to compete at our district championships in Term Three.

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Year 2 Harmony Day Celebrations and Kindness Week

The Year 2 Students have ended their first term of 2016 with a terrific activity based on being kind to one another. Each student had a paper plate with their name on it and all other classmates were asked to write something kind about their peers without them knowing. The students enjoyed this activity and reading all of the kind things that were said about them!

Here is 2SM busy at work being kind.

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Harmony Day Picnic

To celebrate Harmony Day, the students in Year 2 joined the whole school with a picnic lunch. It was great to see a sea of orange celebrating cultural diversity, inclusion and a sense of belonging at our school.

Here are the Year 2 Students and Teachers enjoying their picnic together.

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Greenvale Athletics 2016

Dear Parents, Guardians and Students,

On Tuesday 22nd March 2016; all Year 3-6 students will participate in the Greenvale Primary School Athletics Carnival.  The event will be held on the Bradford Avenue council oval; weather permitting.  Last year’s event was a huge success, so we hope this year can continue this great tradition at our school.

During this fantastic day all students who will be competing in their House Colours, in order to win the ‘points’ trophy for their House team.

Students have been able to select up to 4 events; which include the following:

Track 100m 200m 800m 1500m
Field Shot Put Discuss Long Jump High Jump
Novelty Tunnel Ball Kanga Sack Egg & Spoon  

Students are to dress in their house colours and they are permitted to spray their hair with their house colour only.  However, this must be done at home and students are not permitted to bring cans of hair spray to school. Students are able to support their house with appropriate coloured zinc cream; however they are not permitted to wear face paint.  Please remember to dress appropriately for the athletics.  (E.g. runners, tracksuits, short etc…)

A trophy will also be awarded to the

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Fun in Performing Arts – Semester 1 2016

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Interschool Sport – Round 6 VS Roxburgh Homestead

SPORT HOME VS AWAY WIN/LOSS
ROUND 6 GREENVALE PS   ROXBURGH HOMESTEAD  
VOLLEYBALL – OPEN 2 SETS   0 SETS WIN
VOLLEYBALL – GIRLS 1 SET   2 SETS LOSS
BASKETBALL – OPEN 52 POINTS   2 POINTS WIN
BASKETBALL – GIRLS 22 POINTS   3 POINTS WIN
CRICKET – OPEN 119 RUNS   92 RUNS WIN
CRICKET GIRLS 188 RUNS   73 RUNS WIN
SOFTBALL – OPEN 1   12 LOSS
SOFTBALL – GIRLS 3   5 LOSS

Next week is our final match for Term One, away against Roxburgh Park PS.

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