Science Week

National Science Week was an amazing week for our students at Greenvale Primary School. Every classroom participated in a variety of activties related to Earth and Space Science, some students in F-6 entered in a Science competition and Fizzics Education ended the week with a bang!

Science Competition

Our Science competition saw over 100 entries from Foundation to Year 6. It was amazing to see so much effort placed into each piece of work and to know that so many of our families had lots of discussion about space and the moon. Entries were judged on the criteria for each year level and there were 5 winners from each category. Congratulations to every student who entered the competition.



Students were to make their own astronaut using materials they had at home.


Year 1/2

Phases of the Moon

Students were to create a piece of artwork showing the phases of the moon.


Year 3/4

3D Moon Model

Students were to create a 3D model terrain of the moon incorporating and listing at least 5 main features.


Year 5/6

Moon Rover

Students were to make a moon rover that moved independently.

Students were to include their

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Our 100 Days of School!

After lots of hard work so far this year, we finally reached our 100 days of school, and what a week we had!

On Monday, we had a scavenger hunt where we had to find 100 items to collect out on the school yard. Some of the things we collected included leaves, twigs and pieces of bark.

On Tuesday, we created paper chains using coloured paper. Some of us made patterns of 2s, 5s and 10s to help us count more efficiently.

On Wednesday, we designed our own 100 eyed aliens! We used dried black beans for the eyes and stuck them on with PVA glue. It was a messy job but we loved it!

On Thursday, we enjoyed threading 100 colourful beads onto string to create our own ‘100 days necklaces’.

On Friday, we had our dress up day to celebrate our official 100th day of school. We dressed up as 100 year olds! We saw lots of grey hair, glasses, walking sticks and people complaining of a sore back or knees.

It was a fantastically FUN week and we are now 100 days SMARTER!!!





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EDFL Best and Fairest

Congratulations to Year 6 student Matthew Curtolo, who has won the Best and Fairest for his Division in the Under 13 Boys Essendon District Football League Competition.

Matthew has not only been a champion of school sport, but also a champion for the Greenvale Football Club. Well done Matthew! Keep up the amazing work.

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Term 3 Science News

Term 3 Science News

Sujata Symons

National Science Week this year is from August 10th – 18th. The school theme for 2019 National Science Week is ‘Destination Moon: more missions, more science’. The students in Year 3 to Year 6 will complete a unit of work related to Earth and Space Science during Term 3. This theme is a way for teachers and their students to discover past missions to the Moon and space programs that have solved some of the seemingly unsolvable problems—and current and future space programs, operations and missions.


To celebrate Science Week, all students in Year 3 to Year 6 will have the opportunity to attend a one hour in school workshop ‘Tick Tick BOOM! run by Fizzics Education.  This workshop will explore the science behind explosions and explain why chemical safety is so important.


There is also a Science Week competition for each level with students completing the task at home. The details are as follows:

Foundation – Astronauts

Students are to make their own astronaut using materials they have at home.

Students are to include their name and grade on their astronaut.


Year 1/2 – Phases of the Moon


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Divisional AFL and Netball 2019

On Friday July 26th, the Greenvale PS AFL and Netball teams went to Jacana Football Club and Boardmans Stadium in Sunbury to compete in the Divisional Interschool Sport.

The Netball teams experienced a mix of results for the day, winning and losing games but learning a lot about the sport of netball along the way. Not a single player on the Greenvale PS Netball teams had played competitive netball outside of school, so to make it to the Divisional Championships was a great result.
Thank you to Mr Rovetto, Ms Lalor and Ms P for attending with the teams.

The recently strengthened AFL team played exceptionally well throughout the day, with very strong performances against Westmeadows, Craigieburn South and St Anne’s Primary Schools.
The team attacked the contests and vigour and spirit, tackled and ran hard and were very skilful around the contest.
They won all three of the matches and will now advance on to the Northern Metropolitan Region finals in just over a weeks time.
Thank you to Ms Smith for assisting with the AFL team.

We wish the AFL team all the best at the Region event.

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SSV State Cross Country Championships

On Thursday July 18th, Greenvale Primary School Year 6 student Matthew, attended the ‘School Sport Victoria, State Cross Country Championships’ at Bundoora Park to compete in the 12 Year Old Boys, 3000m race.

Matthew has run through an outstanding Cross Country season, placing first at School, District and Division Cross Country events, smashing his personal best placing at the Regional Cross Country and proving to be a more than capable performer at the State Cross Country event.

In a race of approximately one-hundred competitors, Matthew placed 44th, putting him in the top fifty long distance runners for his age in Victoria. Matthew is running at an elite level and continues to rapidly improve his performance.

Congratulations on your amazing achievement this year.

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Have aliens landed at Greenvale P.S?

When students, teachers and parents arrived at school for the start of Term 3, they were surprised, astonished and amazed. They found what looked like the remains of a spaceship in the playground. Because everyone had been enjoying the holidays, there were no witnesses to the landing and so no-one is really sure who was in the spaceship or what they might look like.

Principal of Greenvale Primary School, Angie Ireland said “We really don’t know what has happened but hopefully we will be able to work it out soon.”

Police are also baffled and have asked for any witnesses to the landing to come forward.

Teachers and students were amazed to find a crash site in the playground when they arrived at school after the holidays.




The note that was left at the crash site.





Sergeant Trent Hewet inspects the debris.


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