Principal’s Message

Angelika Ireland

Officially opened in 1868, Greenvale Primary School relocated to its present site in Bradford Avenue in April 1988.

Our school has dedicated and professional teachers who are committed to working together in teams with a focus on providing a learning environment that has high expectations, develops the full potential of each child, and insists on continuous improvement for all students.

The School Strategic Plan has a focus on students acquiring effective literacy skills, and developing a sound understanding of Maths skills and concepts. Students are supported through Reading Intervention, a program for students with disabilities, an EAL program, a variety of specialist programs including Physical Education, Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Italian, and a number of extra-curricular activities, including choir, lunchtime activities and camping and excursion programs.

The following values are pivotal to the life of our school and the school community –

Honesty      Learning           Responsibility        Resilience         Respect

These values are embedded within student management and instructional practice. We have a commitment to Child Safety and believe that all children have a right to feel safe and be safe, including at school. All staff, volunteers and School Council members are required to observe child safe principles and expectations for appropriate behavior towards and in the company of our students.

Our focus is on enhancing teacher capacity to facilitate continuous improvements in Literacy and Numeracy in student outcomes. Professional learning of staff is clearly linked to the strategic directions of the school. A consistent, rigorous curriculum is in place through teachers planning together and using student learning data to drive this planning. Our aim is to develop confident and resilient students through the provision of a diverse range of learning experiences and challenges which encourage curiosity, excitement for learning, thirst for knowledge and connectedness to their community.

Our 1:1 tablet/netbook program for all students in Year 4 to Year 6 has made a significant impact on the learning/teaching in these year levels and also impacted positively on student engagement. Classes from Foundation to Year 3 have access to banks of iPads, laptops and netbooks. All classes have their own Interactive Whiteboard /TV.  The use of ICT has been greatly enhanced with student and teacher skills increased and the use of Web 2.0 tools being apparent.

Our school places a strong emphasis on building community participation and has a focus on promoting Parents in Partnership. Parents are encouraged to play an active role in the education of their children. Each class aims to have a nominated Parent Representative who forms part of the Community Links Committee. Parents are encouraged to participate in activities such as classroom helpers, excursions, camps, lunchtime activities, working bees, school council and fundraising. Families are invited to celebrate whole school events including a Family Fun Night, Christmas Concert and bi-annual Art Show and school concert. Our School Council contributes to many aspects of the school including policy development, buildings and grounds improvements and fundraising. The partnership between home and school is highly valued and underlines the importance parents have in all aspects of their child’s education.

I invite you to learn more about the dynamic and stimulating learning environment at Greenvale Primary School by perusing the website further, and trust that you will appreciate what the school has to offer. Below is a link to a video clip outlining more about our school
Angelika Ireland