Message from the Principal
FROM THE PRINCIPAL
PHOTOS OF THE WEEK
What a very special day we had last week with our Years 1-3 Grandparents & Special Persons Day. This followed our very successful Prep day which was held earlier this term. Events and experiences like this along with our Harmony Day activities and our Welcome Picnic are really important for our students and of course our families. They build connections, strengthen relationships, support inclusion, increase engagement and are GREAT way to share and learn with each other.
Thank you to everyone who assisted to organise all of these events and thank you for your attendance and active support.
STUDENT AGENCY CONFERENCES
Our Student Agency Conferences were delivered successfully yesterday and there was a GREAT vibe across the school during the day and evening. A highlight for me was hearing from our teachers about how students are continuing to develop their agency, voice and responsibility for their learning. These conferences are evolving into a powerful platform to further enable this agency and also enhance our parent partnership.
It has also been very positive to see our students and families engaging with the feedback from our continuous reporting program. The latest posts on Seesaw are centred around goal setting which is one element of our student agency program. Linking in our continuous reporting, with our agency conferences is helping to maximise the feedback provided to students. This feedback has one of the most powerful effects on student achievement and is something that we are very committed to keep developing and growing at our school.
If you have any feedback about the student agency conferences that you would like shared with our School Council Parent Partnerships Sub-committee please email me directly: firstname.lastname@example.org
In this way you can also continue to add your voice and help shape the exciting journey we are on.
JUNIOR SCHOOL COUNCIL FUNDRAISER
Don’t forget that we have a casual clothes day tomorrow (Thursday 30th March). This is an initiative of our Junior School Council as part of a fundraiser for the Royal Children’s Hospital Appeal. At the start of this year, our JSC met with Suzie Hussein to share some of the important charities they would like to support. This one was at the top of the list.
Remember to bring a gold coin donation and let’s see if we can raise over $500.
PARENT ASSOCIATION BBQ
Another GREAT tradition at Greenhills is our End of Term BBQ’s. Come along this Friday from 3.30pm and enjoy a relaxed atmosphere and catch up with other parents and carers. There will of course be sausages and drinks for sale thanks to our Parent Association team. All the money raised at this event will support the purchase of take home readers.
END OF TERM – 2.30PM THURSDAY 6TH APRIL
Our last day of this term is Thursday 6th April. We will hold an outdoor assembly (weather permitting) at 2pm and students will finish school at 2.30pm.
ANZAC DAY @ GREENSBOROUGH
Our school has been invited to attend the Greensborough RSL ANAZC Day Service on Tuesday 25th April. This commences at 9.10am at War Memorial Park in Henry Street Greensborough.
We are encouraging students who attend to wear their school uniform as a sign of respect. Students will also be invited to lay a wreath on behalf of our school community during the service. If you are attending, please meet me near the wreath table from 8.45am.
CURRICULUM DAY – MONDAY 24TH APRIL
The first day back next term, Monday 24th April will be a Curriculum Day for our staff. Students do not attend on this day. Given the ANZAC Day public holiday is on Tuesday 25th April, we think that this is a very practical day to hold one of the professional learning days that schools have each year.
The first day for students in Term 2 is Wednesday 26th April.