GHPS Life 

ICAS Assessments 2022

This year, Greenhills Primary School will be offering Year 2-6 students an opportunity to participate in the ICAS Assessments. ICAS is designed to target students’ higher-order thinking and problem-solving skills in English, Mathematics, Science, Writing, Spelling Bee and Digital Technologies. Each assessment celebrates students’ accomplishments by providing opportunities for recognition and development. Every student will receive a printed certificate and an online results report. Top performers will be eligible for medals and are invited to attend special award ceremonies to have their academic excellence publicly recognised.

This year, Greenhills Primary School will be participating in the following ICAS Assessments: 

English - Students will read a variety of texts which narrate, describe, explain, argue, persuade and review. The texts will increase in complexity within each paper, moving from simple texts dealing with familiar subjects and topics to complex texts discussing abstract concepts and using sophisticated language structures.

Science - Students will focus on the knowledge areas of Earth and Beyond, Natural and Processed Materials, Life and Living, Energy and Change.

Mathematics - Students will answer a range of questions related to number and arithmetic, algebra and patterns, measure and units, space and geometry, chance and data.

WritingOnly vailable for students from Years 3-6. Students will be required to write a narrative or persuasive text and be assessed on their ability to write an extended response to a given task. 

Each assessment will run at a cost of $19.25, except for the Writing assessment which is $23.65. The assessments will be completed at school in August. If you would like your child to participate or require further information please contact Becc Stephens at by 24th June.


Becc Stephens

Learning Specialist

High-Ability Practice Leader 

Roslyn Mackie

Parents Partnerships Leader 


We are very excited to announce the first of our new monthly art awards. The aim of this initiative is to showcase the creative talents of our wonderful Greenhills students. 

Every month, one student from each year level will be chosen to receive the award. 

The Visual Art specialist teachers will work with the 2022 Art Captains, Tyler B and Ally T, to coordinate these awards. 

The recipients’ winning artworks will be framed and displayed in the office foyer area. The February display will be ready for viewing by the end of this week.

At the start of February, students from Grades 1-6 prepared covers for their Visual Art folios. It was a free choice drawing task where they were encouraged to explore the materials available in the desk caddies. 

We congratulate this months winners and they are as follows:

Students will be presented with their certificates at assembly on Friday 11th March, parents/guardians are welcome to attend.



Andrea Williams & Sarah Leach


Round 2: Friday 3rd March 2022


Greenhills A VS Diamond Creek East  – AWAY





9.30am-10.30am approx.


Community Bank Stadium 


Diamond Creek East 

Hot Shots

Diamond Creek East 


Diamond Creek East 


Wattle Glen War Memorial Oval

Greenhills B VS Laurimar C - HOME





9.30am-10.30am approx.


Greenhills PS


Greenhills PS

Hot Shots



Greenhills PS


Greensborough Park




If your child achieves something special (grand final win, most valuable player award, best and fairest etc.), please email me ( through photos and an overview of the achievement to post in Contact. It is important to celebrate and recognise such successes with the school community.




Greenhills Primary School is involved in the Rebel Community Kickbacks Program


What can you do to help Greenhills primary School benefit from this program?

Staff, family and friends can link the school to their Rebel Active Loyalty Program account and instantly start earning credits.


Thank you, 

Jordan Daley



Student Information

Student enrolment information has been emailed out today for review, please look out for the email – check the information, make amendments, sign the form and return to the office in person or to the school email:



Book Lists

We do have some spare book lists available at the office to purchase – if you have not yet had a chance to buy one or if you are new to the school.


Afternoon Messages

We offer this service for urgent messages only, please contact the office before 3:00pm where possible, as it can otherwise be difficult to get the messages to the children on time.



If your child requires medication, please label the medication with your child’s name and class -complete the medication authorisation form which can be found at the office or on our website:  The medication should be left with Karen or at the office.


Lost property

Please remember to label your child’s drink bottle, hat and uniform as we regularly have a large amount, of unlabelled items which sadly cannot be returned to students.



CSEF is provided by the Victorian Government to assist eligible families to cover the costs of school trips, camps and sporting activities. If you hold a valid means-tested concession card or are a temporary foster parent, you may be eligible for CSEF.  The allowance is paid to the school to use towards expenses relating to camps, excursions or sporting activities for the benefit of your child. If you received CSEF in 2021, there is no need to re-apply, we can rollover your application from 2021. However if you have a sibling that started school this year, we do need this form completed.

First round applications must be submitted by 26th April 2022

Attached is the applicationform for 2022, copies are also available from the office.


Victoria, Nicole, Kiera and Karen

The School Finance and Administration team



Remember all Children must wear hats for Term 1 and Term 4.
Hats are available at the School Office 
Broadbrim $18.00
House Colours $22.00





Term 1 Week 5 - Presented at assembly Friday 11th March 2022 






Gabriel BPrep BHFor walking into our class each morning with the biggest smile and enthusiasm for everything. Thank You for making our classroom such a happy and positive place to learn Gabriel. Keep being fantastic!
Amelia BPrep NDFor her excellent speaking and listening skills. Amelia has been a leader during our morning sound warm ups, confidently sharing her knowledge of the letters and the sounds they make. She has also been an excellent presenter during share and learn, where she used lots of details to explain why her toy was special. Fantastic job Amelia! 
Keith EPrep SMFor always showing beautiful manners inside of the classroom. You are always making your classmates and myself smile throughout the day with the positive energy you bring into the room. Keep being you!
Caden H1GCFor always being a superstar writer! Caden you have been putting in an amazing effort in every piece of writing you do in class, your determination and passion is an inspiration to everyone in 1GC!
Cooper L1KOFor always showing such an enthusiasm for learning! Cooper seeing the excitement on your face is infectious and inspires us all to be as curious and determined as you. Keep up your love for learning!
Ash H1TSFor the way you bounce into the room everyday ready to learn. We all love your enthusiasm for school and learning. Keep it up Ash!
Declan H2JMDeclan is a wonderful student who is doing amazing work in 2JM. He is focused on his learning, follows the class rules well and often helps his classmates when they need it. Keep it up Declan. 
Lily M2LOFor always trying your hardest in everything you do, especially your amazing writing! Lily, you are such a hard worker and a GREAT role model for the rest of 2LO. We are lucky to have you!
Reed G2SHFor your insightful comments during whole class discussions and the enthusiasm you show in all that you do. It is so great to hear you thinking about your learning and HOW and WHY you do things. Keep up the wonderings and observations Reed, they are brilliant!
Indiana L3AKFor your curiosity towards your learning. You ask great questions, your wonderings are wonderful and your contributions during our discussions are interesting and informative. Thank you for sharing your knowledge.
Zoe A3RMFor your great vocabulary choices when 'bumping up' your writing to produce an interesting script for a movie. We look forward to a screening of the final product.
Max R4DSFor the effort and agency you have shown during our literacy blocks. Max, you set yourself a goal and worked hard to achieve it. Great work! 
Naomi D4TWI am so impressed with your work ethic Naomi. You consistently set to work in a timely manner and work solidly to complete all your learning tasks. Well done and keep up this super work.
Cameron M 5BCFor confidently sharing his insightful thoughts and opinions during class discussions. Cam listens to others and actively contributes. Keep up the great work, Cam! 
Elouise P5JRFor her excellent work in writing development and creating and sharing her sizzling start. Keep up the G.R.E.A.T effort Elouise.
Nicholas Z5REFor your amazing work in Mathematics this term. Your understanding of Place Value is amazing and you can apply your knowledge to different mathematical situations. Keep up the fantastic work Nicholas.
Ally T6BSAlly I have been blown away by your start to grade 6! Your maturity, kindness and leadership have already had an impact in our classroom and I can't wait to see you continue to flourish in your final year at Greenhills. You are truly capable of anything you set your minds towards.
Charlotte D6LRCharlotte you are a kind and caring classmate in 6LR and you're working hard in all your learning. Well done on the progress you are showing in all your subjects.
Dom V6SMFor your enthusiasm to always participate in class discussions! Dom, keep up the amazing work, I am so proud of great start to year 6!