Highvale Happenings

20 June 2019
Issue Seventeen
Diary Dates
Leadership Report
Engagement & Wellbeing
Assembly / Co-operative Learning
PBL Stars
Student News!
What's On ... Special Lunch Days / Events  & Fundraising programs
Uniform Shop
Robotech / Weather Station
Activities / Advertisements
Highvale Primary School
(03) 9887 8000
33 Ashton Street
Glen Waverley, Victoria, 3150

Diary Dates


21 June

Crazy Hair Day

Soccer Round Robin - selected Year 5 & 6 students only

26 June

Buddies Day

27 June

9.15am - 11am - Prep Letterland Party

28 June

Pizza Lunch

End of Term - students finish at 2.30pm

2019 Term Dates

Term 1 - concludes Fri 5th April at 2.30pm

Term 2 - Tues 23rd April to Fri 28th June

Term 3 - Mon 15th July to Fri 20th September

Term 4 - Mon 7th October to Fri 20th December

Leadership Report

Dear Parents, Students and Friends,


Term 2 is quickly drawing to a close but there are still many upcoming activities and events over the next week!

Eastern Metropolitan Region – Cross Country Results

The sky darkened and a light shower was closing in as all the 9/10 year old girls approached the starting line.

“Bang!” the official fired the starting pistol and all the 9/10 girls raced along the Yarra Glen racecourse hoping to get into the top 10. In the end it was a tiring run, my aim was to do better than 59th position (that I achieved last year) and I completed my goal by getting an impressive position of 40th out of 89 girls.                                                                                                                                                      Anna Yr 3/4

On Tuesday 18th June, the Eastern Metropolitan Regional Cross Country event took place at the Yarra Glen Racecourse. Students from all schools all over the eastern region who qualified had the chance to represent their school and district. Highvale Primary School had two representatives, Jaslene in Year 6 and Anna in Year 4.   Unfortunately Jaslene was ill on the day and unable to attend. Anna put in an amazing effort finishing 40th in the entire region in the 9/10 girls age group. An outstanding achievement and one she should be very proud of. Congratulations!

Student Forums – Voice, Agency & Leadership

Earlier this week, I led a number of student forums with randomly selected students, members of our Student Representative Council and some students in leadership positions. The aim of these forums was to gather opinions and ideas about the opportunities for student voice and input into different areas of the school. These responses will then be used to help guide our thinking during the School Review. Answers were varied and provided a unique insight into their experiences at school. I was very impressed with the mature conversations that I had with students from Prep to Year 6. It has given us much to consider and I thank them for their candid responses.

Student Representative Council (SRC)

Our Student Representative Council members will finish up at the end of this semester, ready to hand over the role to another member selected by their class. I have enjoyed working with these students and thank them for their enthusiasm and willingness to give up their time to help make the school a better place. However, they are not done just yet – the SRC will be running two events before the end of term.


Icy Pole Friday returns! The students were given a chance to decide what they might like to sell on this Friday (our final week of fundraising) and the SRC unanimously agreed to sell icy poles. While there was encouragement to choose something a little more appropriate for the weather, student voice won out so, icy poles it is! If you would like your child to buy an icy pole, please send them along with 50c tomorrow.


SRC Talent Show: Next Wednesday 26th June at lunchtime, students will be able to take part in a Talent Show sharing their wonderful and unique skills. All students are welcome to come along to the MPC and watch the performances. It promises to be lots of fun and something our SRC representatives are looking forward to organising.   

Professional Learning Communities

We have three staff, Michelle Cheong, Caisha Williamson and Ashton McDermott, attending professional learning on Professional Learning Communities (PLC), following the training last year with our Learning Leaders. Highvale Primary School has always worked collaboratively at a school level to improve student outcomes and the professional learning around the PLC model continues this approach. The cycle we use in our learning areas ensures our teaching is supporting the learning growth of all students.


Buddies Day – Planning Week

Next Wednesday 26th June, we will once again be holding our Buddies Day. This takes place in the final week of every term. Students are split into 13 groups from across all year levels, providing them with the opportunity to develop connections and friendships throughout the school. Every Buddies Day has a great atmosphere as students take part in a range of engaging and interesting activities with new faces and different teachers. This term, students will take part in a range of literacy tasks, reading a picture story book or short passage from a novel and completing a related activity. There is also the opportunity to win a coveted Buddy Bear with a handful of bears handed out at the end of the day to students who have worked cooperatively with others and demonstrated our school values during the rotations.

Upcoming Events

Don’t forget that tomorrow we have Crazy Hair Day and we will also practise a lockdown drill at 10.40am.  This is to support and prepare student and staff in the unlikely event of an emergency.  Teachers explain the reason for the drill as a part of this process.  

Semester 1 Student Reports

A reminder that reports will be sent home on the evening of Friday 21st June.  The process will be same as in 2018.  A notification will be sent to the registered parent email address once the reports are ready to view.  Parents will then be able to access their child’s report through the GradeXpert Parent Portal. 


Please note, as communicated during the past 18 months the report format has been amended.  This is something our school has been working towards since 2017 as informed by the parent and staff report surveys conducted in that year. The Student Report contains the similar graphical information as in previous years however there is now one comment.  Teacher comments are now provided regularly to parents through Seesaw to enable greater engagement by parents in their child’s work as it is completed.     


Parent & Teacher interviews will be held early Term 3 to allow parents time to read the report and discuss it with their child.  If there are any immediate concerns please make an appointment to see your child’s teacher before the end of Term 2. 


Have a great weekend

Joshua Crozier

Assistant Principal

[email protected]

Engagement & Wellbeing

Engagement & Wellbeing

Term 2 School Values


In class, students will be spend a few minutes each day discussing the school value and how it is shown in different areas across the school.




Term 2 Cooperative Learning

During Cooperative Kids lessons this term, students will work together to create visual resources to show our school values in action.  

Each class will look at one of the sections from our PBL Matrix of Expectations and create a play around it - the best will be chosen to be filmed with that video being used to teach other students within our school of the expected behaviours. 

For example, if we selected Respect in Walkways, we would make a short play about lining up and walking quietly in corridors, keeping to the left. It seems simple but research shows visuals created by peers are highly effective!


Next Cooperative Kids Sessions: Term 3

Assembly / Co-operative Learning


Term 2 Assembly Dates:

Friday 28 June - 1.45pm - Final Term Assembly


PBL Stars

PBL Stars

Look out for PBL Stars next week!

Student News!

Soccer Round Robin

On Friday the 14th of June selected students went to the Soccer Round Robin at the Eastern Lions Soccer Ground. Highvale had a bye first so our first game was against the Knox school. The scores at the end of that game was 5-0, next we played against St Luke’s and we drew, after that we played St Christopher’s and won 13-0 and then lost our last game against Mount Waverley. Good job boys!


The girls had two byes so our first game was against St Luke’s and we unfortunately lost 2-1. Halfway through the game Lexi’s shoe fell off her foot and went flying. Next we played against St Christopher’s and lost even though some girls made a wall to stop people from shooting. Luckily for the rest of the girls Yelda took the hit. In our last game against Mount Waverley, we lost again. All our games were very hard but everyone did better towards the end of the day.  


After all that hard work the boys decided that it was time for a snack from the canteen and missed the whole final waiting for them to make the food.


Congratulations to Mo and Tara for winning the all-star award for the boys and girls team.

A big thanks to Miss Drew for coaching us!


By Tara & Cameron


Good afternoon Highvale Preschool!

On Monday, some of our Preps visited their old kindergarten!  

After a sunny walk over, we enjoyed some funny stories with Karen and Pam. Elkan and Aarna even read a story to the kinder kids! Everyone was so impressed by their wonderful reading skills.  

We had so much fun and can’t wait for them to come visit us soon! 



Academy For Kids - Holiday Program

For bookings for the School Holiday Program at Highvale Primary School, please contact Viv on 0405 323 357. Please note bookings are essential.


ICAS dates - 2019

Please see the ICAS test dates and costs below.  Your child may like to participate in only specifically chose assessments or all of these listed. Orders and payments for your child must be received by Friday 2nd August.  UNFORTUNATELY, NO LATE PAYMENTS CAN BE ACCEPTED

All ICAS assessments will be conducted online this year, except for Year 3 and 4 ICAS Writing, which is available in paper-based format.

For more information, please refer to the note that has been sent home or visit the EAA website at www.eaa.unsw.edu.au or email [email protected].



Sitting Date


Digital Technologies                     

Tuesday 3rd September                                         



Thursday 5th September



Tuesday 10th September



Thursday 12th September



Tuesday 17th September



Thursday 19th September





What's On ...
Special Lunch Days / Events 
& Fundraising programs

Upcoming Highvale Primary Community Group (HPCG) Events

The Highvale Primary Community Group have organised the following special lunches for Term 2. Orders and payment can be made by Qkr! Information on how to install the Qkr! app can be found below.

Term 2

Wed 26th June - Bakers Delight

Crazy Hair Day - Friday 21st June


Pizza Lunch - Friday 28th June


Balanced Living Catering

School lunches are provided every Friday from Balanced Living Catering.

Click Here for Menu

For queries regarding ordering or child’s specific dietary requirements, please call Uaina on 0481 044 800 or email her at [email protected].


Fundraising Events

There are some great fundraising ideas listed below to help you get involved and support Highvale Primary School. We appreciate your assistance in making these a success.


Hello World Travel, Forest Hill

For every holiday that you, your Grandparents or even your friends book through our store, we will give a percentage back to your school as fundraising to say thank you for booking through us. Drop into Hello World Travel which is located at Shop 104, Forest Hill Chase Shopping Centre, 270 Canterbury Road, Forest Hill. You can phone us on 9887 2444 or email us at [email protected]

Don't forget to mention your school when booking!


Also, don't forget to support our regular fundraising programs (as listed below) by mentioning Highvale Primary School at the point of sale and our school will receive cash donations. Tell your friends and family so they can make easy cash for the school as well!



Bakers Delight, Vermont South

10% of your total sales will be donated back to the school





Air Stream Cafe, Century City Walk, The Glen

You will receive a 5% discount on your bill plus 5% will be donated to the school when you present your fundraiser card (available at the office) 

Education Experience

www. edex.com.au

Highvale Primary School will receive 20% of the total sales.

Uniform Shop

Uniform Shop Opening Hours - 2019

Term 2

Monday 24th June - 8.45am - 9.30am

Term 3

Monday 15th July - 8.45am - 9.30am

Monday 29th July - 8.45am - 9.30am 

Monday 12th August - 8.45am - 9.30am 

Monday 26th August - 8.45am - 9.30am 

Monday 9th September - 8.45am - 9.30am

Uniform Sales now on Qkr!

You can now place your uniform orders via Qkr! All orders will be handed over to the uniform shop volunteers and distributed to you as soon as possible.

Uniform Shop Order Form

Please click on the link below to access a copy of our uniform shop order form. These can be filled out and handed in to the office at any time. The uniform shop volunteers will fill the orders at their earliest convenience and uniforms will be sent home with your child.


Robotech / Weather Station


We are looking for another Banking Co-ordinator to join us to assist with processing the student's bank books. If you have an hour once a week to assist, we'd love to hear from you in the office.

Thanks for your consideration.


You can visit the following webpage to get more information about school banking and register your child: https://www.commbank.com.au/personal/kids/school-banking.html.

Once you've registered, please let us know so we can arrange to get a banking book sent home with your child. Thanks!



Activities / Advertisements

Activities held at Highvale Primary School


After School / School holiday activities held off campus


Activities for Adults


Highvale Happenings
Information Session to help parents explain child safety PP edition.pdf
uniform order form.pdf
Academy For Kids - July 2019 Holiday Program Glen Waverley.pdf
HPS Chess Form T3 2019.pdf
Lego Friday program T2 2019.pdf
Sporty Stars flyer T2.pdf
Super Speak - Public Speaking and Drama Program.pdf
RSD Studios.pdf
Eastern Lions School Holiday Program.pdf
Yoga Classes for Parents HPS.docx