Greenvale Primary School Newsletter

18 October 2019
Term 4
Principal's Update Angelika Ireland
Assistant Principal Meredith Clegg
Year 5 Camp Jessica Wynd
Italian News Eleonara Schembri & Erin Ranieri
Performing Arts Heather Foletta
Sport Shannon Carroll
Uniform Shop
Library News
Community and Advertising
Term 4 Calendar
Finance News
General Information
Greenvale Primary School
(03) 9333 2500
12-24 Bradford Avenue
Greenvale, Victoria, 3059

Principal's Update
Angelika Ireland

Year 5 Campers

Last Thursday, I travelled to Phillip Island Adventure Resort and spent the day visiting the Year 5 campers to see how everyone was enjoying the experience. The weather was good with only a shower to be had during the lunch break. The many camp activities on the day included camp cooking, low ropes, ball games and ponding. Everyone was looking forward to the disco which was to be held in the evening. Disco T-shirts had been decorated and were ready to go!


I would like to thank the students for the manner in which they participated in the camp activities, and for their behaviour demonstrating that they remembered our school values.The experience was a positive one and our students again showed that Greenvale kids are GREAT kids.


Thanks to the teachers and parents who attended and gave four days of their time to make the camping experience such a memorable one for all the students. Thanks to Jessica Wynd who organised the camp, to the school staff Alana Steff, Brett McGinniskin, Joyce Hickling, Linda Doig, Shannon Carroll, Jack Synan and Alex Magafas, and to the parents Steven Nunn, Liz Yanliz, Lisa Basic and Ellen Maskell.


Italian Week Celebrations

Our assembly on Monday was alive with Italian colours, Italian costumes and Italian music. We launched our Italian Week celebrations by listening to the Italian National Anthem followed by the Foundation classes singing Ciao Buongiorno, La Canzone di Geppetto and Andiamo alla Festa. The Italian incursion performance, Pinocchio was enjoyed by the students.


Lunchtime activities over the week included pasta craft, Pinocchio jigsaw puzzles, Italian bingo, Italian bowling – BOCCE, Karaoke- Singing along to Italian songs on You Tube, Dance - Duck Dance, Gioco Jouer.


Thank you to Senora Schembri for the organization of the week.

2019 Writers' Festival

Come and celebrate the amazing gallery of student writing pieces! Next week we are looking forward to the launch of our third annual Writers’ Festival at Monday morning assembly. The theme for this year’s Writers’ Festival is ‘To Infinity and Beyond’. The theme was inspired by the crashing of an alien space craft in our school grounds during the Term 2 holiday break. Over the course of Term 3, a number of unknown aliens were spotted and photographed in the school. It seems that Mrs. Symons may also have been kidnapped by the aliens as she was missing from school for over a week!


Every student in our school published a piece of writing based around the theme, these then being displayed in the corridors of the main building. Please make some time next week to  walk through the corridors reading the work created by our students.

2019 World Teachers' Day

This year, World Teachers Day in Australia is being celebrated on Friday, 25th October in recognition of the contribution teachers make to education across the globe. Research states that the most important element that makes a difference to student outcomes is the teacher. Celebrated in over 100 countries, World Teachers’ Day was inaugurated on 5th October 1994 by the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) to commemorate the 1966 joint signing of the UNESCO/ILO (International Labour Organisation) Recommendation Concerning the Status of Teachers. In adopting this recommendation, governments unanimously recognised the importance of competent, qualified and motivated teachers in society. Internationally World Teachers’ Day is celebrated on the first Friday in October. However, as this is usually during Australian school holidays, Australia celebrates the day on the last Friday in October of each year. In our rapidly changing and intedependent world, teachers not only have to ensure that students acquire solid skills in basic subjects, but also that they become responsible local and global citizens, at ease with new technologies and able to make informed decisions about health, the environment and other challenges. Can I encourage you to show your appreciation to your child’s teacher on that day? I’m sure your child will have some ideas.



If you know of any issues that could impact on your child's learning, please put it in writing addressed to the Principal.  All the requests are to be back to school by Wednesday 30th October. Please do not send requests asking for a specific teacher.



Do you have a child who will be a Foundation student in 2020? Have you enrolled him/ her yet? If not, please do so immediately by phoning the school office or dropping in to complete the enrolment form.



If you are leaving our school and will not require a place at Greenvale Primary School for 2020 can you please let the office know immediately? We are currently organising class structures for 2020, so it is essential that we are informed of any students who are leaving.


Food for Thought:








Angelika Ireland

Assistant Principal
Meredith Clegg

Attendance Data


The Star Attendance Trophy

The term 3 100% attendance and on time to school, plus the 96 - 98% attendance and one time to school prize draw will be conducted at assembly on Monday October 28th.


Late Arrivals and Early Departures

School starts at 9:00am and finishes at 3:30pm. 

On Thursday 5th September, 41 students arrived late to school - the learning in probably every classroom in the school was interrupted by these late arrivals.

Late Arrivals and Early Departures Weeks 8 & 9 Term 3

Term 3 Week 10

Late Arrival

Early Departure

Monday 16/09



Tuesday 17/09



Wednesday 18/09



Thursday 19/09



Friday 20/09



Total for week



Term 4 Week 1

Late Arrival

Early Departure

Monday 07/10



Tuesday 08/10



Wednesday 09/10



Thursday 10/10



Friday 11/10



Total for week



Sun Smart

Spring has sprung so it is time to find your school hat.  From the 1st of September to the end of April 2019 all students will wear a hat when outside.

Colour Blast


Year 5 Camp
Jessica Wynd

Year 5 Camp

On the first Tuesday of Term 4, Year 5 students and teachers travelled to Camp at Phillip Island Adventure Resort. Four days of fun were filled with challenging activities, which encouraged students to build their resilience and develop their confidence, such as The Giant Swing, Flying Fox, Bushman’s Breakfast, Archery, Ponding and the Circotron. A highlight of the camp was a visit to Amaze ‘n’ Things where students explored optical illusions and magic, travelled through mazes and played a round of mini golf.


Italian News
Eleonara Schembri & Erin Ranieri

Italian News

Ciao a tutti, Benvenuti all settimana Italiana (Hello everybody, welcome to Italian Week).  Well done to all the children and staff who dressed up in Italian colours for our assembly on Monday.  It was great to see so many children and staff having fun.  There was a performance about Pinocchio which was enjoyed by all who attended.  There were Italian themed lunchtime activities.  The students had fun playing with Pinocchio jigsaw puzzles.  On Friday selected students are participating in a Soccer clinic run by Greenvale United Soccer Club.



A presto (See you soon)

Eleonora Schembri and Erin Ranieri

Performing Arts
Heather Foletta

Music Count Us In

Every year we learn the 'Music Count Us In' song, which is created by selected students from different states of Australia and recorded by students under the guidance of the Program Ambassador John Foreman. Foundations, Year 1's and 2's have been practising the song 'We Are' in preparation for Thursday 7th November at 12:30pm when thousands of students around Australia will be performing the same song at the same time. 


For more information please go to the link:

We have our own moves to the song but the students enjoyed attempting sign language (Auslan version), which can be seen on YouTube.


Shannon Carroll

Regional Athletics Carnival

On Wednesday 16th October, 12 of Greenvale Primary Schools finest athletes attended the Meadow Glen Athletics Track in Epping to compete in the Regional Athletics Carnival.


With spirits high, our students competed with great vigour and energy throughout the day. With regional representation being one level below state, the competition was fierce. Greenvale Primary School was fortunate to have a number of students medal including:

Nethasha - 3rd Discus
Matthew - 2nd 1500 and 3rd 800
Dumini - 2nd Triple Jump
Mischa - 1st Discus and 2nd Hurdles

Congratulations to all of the students who made it this far, you are well and truly outstanding athletes. 
Thank you to the parents who came along to support our students and good luck to Matthew, Dumini and Mischa who will go onto compete at the State Championships on October 24th.


Uniform Shop

Uniform News

As we are now in Term 4 the Uniform Shop is open every Tuesday 8:45am to 11:00am. Orders for uniform can be placed on Qkr! and will be delivered to your child's classroom within 2 days.


Our school is very fortunate to be able to offer our Uniform Shop onsite at our school. This only made possible to the school community by the wonderful parent volunteers that give up their time to provide this convenient service. If you would like to help and can spare an hour once a month or per term please feel free to click on the link -


We look forward to welcoming new parents to our great team of volunteers.


We are looking for helpers in particular for the 2020 Foundation fitting days, Thursday 7th and 14th November 10:30am -11:40am.


Reminder: As we are now in Term 4 that students need to be wearing the school bucket hat.

Library News

Book Club due 10:00am Monday 28th October and Book Fair has been cancelled

The Book Fair which was to be held next week has now been cancelled.

However, we have a Bumper edition of Book Club out now. This is the last Book Club for the year and orders must be submitted by 10:00am Monday 28th October.


We now have e-books

Our students now have access to over 1000 e-books and e-audio books through our new Library catalogue system – Oliver v5.  There is a mix of books to suit children of all ages, including Picture Story books, Fiction and Non-fiction.

See below for details about how to login to Oliver and how to borrow e-books and e-audio books.

Oliver v.5 - Our new Library Catalogue and Website

Our new cloud-based library management system, means that your students can look up books from home, place reservations, write and read book reviews and download e-books to their own devices.  Year 4-6 students have started having lessons with Miss Kelly to learn how to do this.

As a parent or guardian, you can also log in to check what books your student currently has out on loan, which books they have borrowed in the past and what new books are coming into the Library.

Years 4 – 6 students with a BYOD laptop should be able to see an Oliver icon and click on it to login.  Other students and parents can login by typing this address into your internet browser:


How to login to Oliver

Click on the “login” box on the top right hand side

Your Students Username is their CASES number and the default password is Student1.

Your student’s CASES number is a 7 character code (the first 3 letters of your students surname followed by 4 numbers).  If your student does not know their code you can find this number by logging into compass and clicking on “Profile” under your student’s name.  “Student IDs” is your student’s CASES number.


When students are logged in they can do a search of the library catalogue, borrow e-books and place reservations on Library books they would like to borrow next term (maximum of 4 reservations at a time).  They can also see their borrowing history and write book reviews on books they have previously borrowed.


Students can place a reservation on a book by clicking on the title or cover image, then click on the book icon with a lock to reserve the book.


How to borrow e-books

When your student is logged into Oliver they can now borrow e-books and e-audio books.

On the home screen click on the blue link “Show all items” inside the purple “e-books” box on the right side of the screen.  This will show over 1000 e-books we currently have access to.  If the book has a cross inside a red circle it means it is already on loan to another student, however if it has a tick inside a green circle you can borrow it.  Simply click on the cover image and then click on the “Borrow e-book” link on the left side of the screen.  If it doesn’t open straight away, click on the “open e-book” button where the “Borrow e-book” button used to be.


Happy Exploring

Miss K

Community and Advertising


The above program is not endorsed by Greenvale Primary School.

Personal Training

The above program is not endorsed by Greenvale Primary School.


The above program is not endorsed by Greenvale Primary School.

Soccer Clinics

The above program is not endorsed by Greenvale Primary School.

Term 4 Calendar

Term 4 Calendar


Finance News

Tip of the Week!


General Information

Newspapers needed for the Art Department


Attendance - Late Arrival/Early Departure


Student Information

If your child has been diagnosed with any allergies, asthma, anaphylaxis or any other medical condition it is important that you inform the school as soon as possible.  All allergies, asthma and anaphylaxis must have the appropriate forms completed by your doctor with an action plan provided and medication provided to the school.



Uniform Shop


Office Hours and School Times




Change of Contact Details





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