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Useful Italian words

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Ciao a tutti, (Hello everyone),

I have attached a copy of useful Italian words and phrases that you can revise with your children at home.  We have spent the last week having fun and learning to play Italian games.  The Foundation students have been learning a song about body parts, the year 1 and 2 students are performing a short puppet show to their peers, the year 3 and 4 students have learnt how to play Tombola (Bingo) and the year 5 and 6 students have learnt how to play a board game.  Pictures below.

Buona giornata! (Have a good day!)

Signora Eleonora Schembri and Signorina Erin Ranieri

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Foundation students’ excursion to the Werribee Zoo

On Friday the 31st August the Foundation students went on an excursion to the Werribee Zoo. One of the many highlights was the safari bus ride where the boys and girls were lucky enough to ‘visit Africa’. We saw the gorgeous giraffes, the rotund rhinos, the cranky camels and the agile antelope. Throughout the day the students visited a habitat haven and explored many of the other animals which were on display. The bus ride home was a lot quieter as many students fell asleep, exhausted from their fun filled day. Please enjoy the following photos that display the fun and excitement that was had by all.

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Bloke’s Breakfast

On Thursday the 30th of August, Foundation Students invited their Dad’s along to attend the Bloke’s Breakfast of 2018. The morning was icy cold, but all who attended were quickly warmed by the fresh, hot and tasty pancakes. The pancakes were quickly gobbled down and thoroughly enjoyed by all. We would like give a special thanks to the wonderful Mr Mac, Mr Carol, Mr Rovetto, Mr Mura and Mr Scollo who cooked up a storm!


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Foundation 100 Days of School 2018

On Tuesday July 31st our Foundation students of 2018 celebrated their 100 days of school. The day was full of happiness and great excitement. During this time we have seen our students flourish, developing into respectful and resilient members of Greenvale Primary School.

The students were all asked to bring along 100 items, which they counted, recorded and wrote about. We had a variety of items brought such as 100 straws, 100 smarties, 100 marshmallows, 100 stickers, 100 shopkins just to name a few…

The Foundation Teachers, Mrs Pucar, Mrs Dodd, Ms Hoffman, Miss Franz, Miss Dickson and Miss Maher are so proud of every single one of their students. We all had a wonderful time celebrating the successes and developments that our fabulous Foundation students have achieved so far this year.

The following photos capture some of the fun and excitement that the day produced!


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Foundation Legoland Excursion

On Thursday May 3rd the Foundation students thoroughly enjoyed their first ever excursion. The venue was the Legoland Discovery Centre. The majority of students had never travelled on a big bus before, so the children’s excitement levels were at an all-time high. After many games of iSpy and conversations had about the city and our surroundings, we finally arrived at Chadstone Shopping Centre where Legoland and a full day of fun awaited us.

All students took part in a workshop session where they built and tested spinning tops. They had to predict and conduct an experiment where they assessed which spinning top design spun for the longest. After the workshop, students then had the whole discovery centre to explore. The students went on two rides, built a Lego race car, played on the adventure playground and watched a Lego Movie in 4D! As well as having a wonderful time, the students understanding of the scientific concept of forces was strengthen considerably.

A big thank you to the parent helpers who assisted in the smooth running 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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Foundation Hands on Science Incursion

On Friday the 8th of September, the Foundation students were lucky enough to be scientists for the day as we had our Hands on Science incursion. During the super science session the students took part in many different experiments where they learnt about different materials and their properties. All of the little scientist who took part in the sessions thoroughly enjoyed themselves and even created their own jumping frog toy to keep! The following as some photos that captured the fun held on the day.

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