Greenvale GreenGrocers

On Friday 20th November the Year 4 students participated in the exciting Greenvale Green Grocers market day! Students prepared, planted, picked and washed a variety of organic veggies to sell to their families. Below are just some of the yummy veggies we had to offer!

Each student wrote a persuasive letter to their families, convincing them to come and support our school community. They prepared colourful posters and catchy slogans and phrases, which they shared all afternoon. A huge thank you to all the families who came to support our wonderful Greenvale Green Grocers!

IMG_0076 IMG_0077 IMG_0078 IMG_0080 IMG_0081 IMG_0086 IMG_0087 IMG_0090 IMG_0091 IMG_0092 IMG_0089

Leave a comment Continue Reading →

Hot Shots Competition 2015

Over the past week students in Years 3 and 4 have participated in a Tennis Hot Shots program in their Physical Education lessons. This program has been run in conjunction with the Greenvale Tennis Club and Hume Tennis and Community Centre.

Students participated in a ‘three-point peg play-off’ against members of their class in order to determine the top two boys and girls from each class to advance through to the final.

Today’s lunch time final was played in two separate boys and girls competitions in an elimination format in order to determine our champions.

Congratulations to both Shayla and Steven who finished first in their respective competitions.
These students have been awarded with an on court experience at the 2016 Australian Open.

Well done to the following students who also played in today’s final:

3MS: Alanah, Berna, Cooper, Daniel

3SB: Georgia, Amenna , Paul, Royce

3RW: Hanna, Sasha, Luka, Christian

34S: Milana , Rachel, Adam, Will, Delani, Jasmine, Christian, Michael

4KK: Taliyah, Jalle, Steven, Ahmed

4MP: Shayla, Chelsea, Theo, Matthew

4EW: Suega, Eda, Ravindu, Richie

IMG_0985 IMG_0987 IMG_0990

Leave a comment Continue Reading →

Fairy Tale Parade

During Term 4 we have been reading and looking at different Fairytales. On Thursday the 19th November all of the Year 1’s participated in a Fairytale parade!! The students looked fantastic in their dress ups, they all went to a lot of effort to look their best for the day.

We had princesses, princes, pirates, dragons, fairies and many more! The parents even had a dance with us at the end. We all had a lot of fun. Below are some pictures from the day:

:DSC_5259         DSC_5262

DSC_5268     DSC_5270

DSC_5272      DSC_5277    DSC_5282

DSC_5301   IMG_4830  IMG_4832

IMG_4834                 DSC_5276

Leave a comment Continue Reading →

The Great Year Five Bake-Off

The Great Bake-Off 2015 was a huge success. The year five students have been busy all this term exploring recipes, sourcing the best prices for ingredients, creating a budget and preparing advertising posters. Over the weekend they met up with their group to shop and prepare their product for the Bake-Off.

On Monday, the 16th of November, the students set up their stalls and the rest of the school came to visit to purchase their delicious treats! Yum, yum!

IMG_0826IMG_0823IMG_0784IMG_0790IMG_0490IMG_0487IMG_0770IMG_0765

We are proud to announce that classes 5SC and 5C raised a total of $677.00 which will be donated to UNICEF Australia to help support and fund children’s rights to education, sanitation, medical care, clean water and nutrition.

5LD and 5SM raised a total of $897.80c to be donated to the Sanfilippo Children’s Foundation, which is trying to find a cure for a rare genetic brain condition where sufferers do not tend to live beyond 12-20 years.

For more information about either of these charities, please visit:

http://www.unicef.org.au

 

Leave a comment Continue Reading →

Year 6 Camp at Portsea

 

Just a quick update with a few photos from the Year 6 Camp at Portsea. Mrs Ireland visited campers on Wednesday and all is going well.

(if you’re looking at this on the front page, click on the heading to see the photos)


IMG_0923

IMG_0924
IMG_0925

IMG_1255
IMG_1263
IMG_1265
IMG_1267
IMG_1270
IMG_1273
IMG_1276

Leave a comment Continue Reading →

Year 2 – Term 4 STEM Investigations

For the past 4 weeks, the Year 2 students have been undertaking STEM investigations each week.

What is STEM? STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Each task integrates these 4 areas of the curriculum.

Pre-Test: The students in Year 2 had to draw and list features for each of the 4 fields. They then had 2 presentations from each expert in their field. At the end of the unit of work, the students will revisit their initial drawings and vocabulary to see if their knowledge about each area had improved.

Science – Vanessa Reali (Scientist)

IMG_4224

Technology – Meredith Martell (Library Technician)

Engineering – Grant Symons (Telecommunications Engineer)

IMG_4183

Mathematics – Duncan Symons (University of Melbourne Lecturer in Mathematics and Science)

IMG_4173

Investigation 1: Making an Action Toy

Students looked at samples of toys that moved due to a push or a pull. Students were allowed to use split pins, card and scrap materials to design and make an action toy. There had to be a labelled diagram included in the design brief and reasons as to why the materials were chosen. Students were able to identify the push and pull features in the toy.

IMG_4193 IMG_4191

IMG_4190 IMG_4189

IMG_4188 IMG_4205

IMG_4203 IMG_4202 IMG_4200 IMG_4199

IMG_4198

Investigation 2: The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch

Leave a comment Continue Reading →

Year 2 – Cottage by the Sea Excursion

On Thursday 3rd December, the Year 2 students will be visiting Cottage by the Sea in Queenscliff. This excursion is related to our economics unit on needs and wants. Earlier this term, the Year 2 students had a visit from Anne Catchpole who spoke about the programs run by Cottage by the Sea for disadvantaged children. To support Cottage by the Sea, we are asking for donations of goods to take down to Queenscliff on our excursion. We will collect any new items from the wish list prior to the excursion.

Wish List Items:

http://cottagebythesea.com.au/

ITEMS UNDER $100 (New items only)
boys clothes (sizes 8-14)

games for 10-13 year old boys

shorts & t-shirts (sizes 8-14)

sports socks

underwear – all sizes

tracksuit pants & tops – all sizes

balls – football, basketball, pingpong

 

novels by current authors

picture story books

toothbrushes + toothpaste

face washers

kitchen cleaning products, e.g. Ajax, White King (no detergent)

 

sunscreen – high quality 50+

Aeroguard spray

Glen 20 spray

antiseptic hand wash

heavy duty large garbage bags

toilet paper

 

FOOD ITEMS  **Please make sure foods do not contain nuts.
Flour – SR

cooking chocolate

cooking spray

herbs and spices

 

Leave a comment Continue Reading →