News From 5/6C, 6BM, 6AK & 6JH

NEWS FROM 5/6C, 6BM, 6AK & 6JH

Dear Parents,

Welcome to the first edition of Year 6 news, designed to help keep you informed about what is happening in your child’s classroom.

Congratulations firstly to all of the students, as it has been a very settled start to Term 3! Welcome back to Miss Anne Killeen who had a fantastic overseas holiday! Mrs Kylie Coker is hoping to finish out the term before commencing maternity leave. Mr Andrew Bouzikas will be replacing Mrs Kylie Coker for the remainder of the year.


According to Education Department guidelines, homework should be:

  • appropriate to the student’s skill level and age
  • purposeful, meaningful and relevant to the curriculum
  • interesting, challenging and when appropriate open ended
  • assessed by teachers with feedback and support provided
  • balanced with a range of recreational, family and cultural activities.

Year 6 students should be doing between 30-45 minutes of homework daily. Every student should be reading each night for at least 20 mins. It is expected that the Year 6 students will be practising their multiplication facts each night.

The first project of the term is “Animal Adaptations”, a collaborative group task which involves a variety of Literacy and

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Greenvale Gallery

This week Greenvale Primary is shining a light on some of its very own artists in the making! Students across all year levels were encouraged to showcase their creative spark and draw their favourite book, television or movie character. Students donated a gold coin to enter the drawing competition and all money raised was donated to the Kids with Cancer organisation of Australia.

Below are the 1st place winning entries.

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Keera Grigorakis OER                                         Aydin Yildiz 1WA

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Rubyrose Suraci 4MP                      Johnny Panagopoulos 5/6C

A particular thank you to all student voice members who organised this special event and for assisting with the judging and display of all the wonderful drawings! All drawings are currently on display in the gymnasium and first, second and third place winning entries adorn the windows near the LRC.


Miss Papadopoulos and the Student Voice Team



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Updated Uniform Policy

For your information, our updated uniform policy is now available here and on the Uniform shop page.

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Video: Greenvale students celebrate music education

On October 30th thousands of students from schools all around Australia sang ‘Paint you a song’ at 12.30pm AEST to celebrate Music Education in schools. Our students met at the Assembly area and joined in the celebration. Meanwhile students from the Senior Choir and other Performing Arts students also sang at the same time in Melbourne Federation Square.


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Addressing the cybersafety challenge: from risk to resilience

The link below will take you to a very interesting article about cyber safety and the need to protect not only our children but also other vulnerable groups in society. Who looks after those over 65 who may be asset rich but are the least technology literate and are therefore appealing targets of fraud and scammers.

How safe are you and your parents?

Addressing the cybersafety challenge: from risk to resilience

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Student Attendance Policy

The Department of Education and Early Childhood (DDECD) released new guidelines in regard to student attendance last term. The DEECD policy outlines concerns for students who have more than five Unapproved Absences in one calendar year. Parents are expected to notify their child’s school giving an explanation of why their child was absent and notify the school prior of any absences their child will take that they are aware of.  For absences in regard to extended family holidays to be approved, parents must notify their child’s school prior to the holiday and get from their child’s teacher a Student Absence Learning Plan which their child must complete while they are away.  In line with this, we have revised our Student Attendance Policy and Protocols at Greenvale. Please find following some extracts from the policy which was ratified at our School Council meeting. You may also view the whole Student Attendance Policy on our website.

The Education and Training Reform Act 2006, the Education and Training Reform Regulations 2007 and the Education and Training Reform (School Attendance) Regulations 2013 require children of school age (six to sixteen years) resident in Victoria are required to be in full-time attendance at a government

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Year 6 to Year 7 Transition

Our year 6 to year 7 transition program is well underway.  Secondary Schools have busily been advertising their facilities, incorporating many Open Days, Information Sessions, and Guided Tours.

Please visit the newly added Transition page (under the Parents menu) to find everything you need to know.

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