Message from the Principal 

James Penson 


As a school, we are committed to building a positive home and school partnership. Our effort behind Continuous Reporting is to provide parents and carers with more frequent communication about student progress and assist you to develop a deeper understanding of how your child is assessed throughout the school year. We are proud of the initiative and direction we are taking in this area, and hope that it will help you be better informed about the learning and progress your child is making. This in turn helps to build and strengthen our home school partnership.  


Last week teachers uploaded an assessment piece that provided insight into your child’s reading progress. We are grateful for the families who have viewed their child’s reading assessment and taken the time to acknowledge their child’s progress.   Thank you to those that have already provided feedback to their child and the teacher. If you haven’t provided feedback, I encourage you to view your child’s Continuous Reporting piece (via Seesaw) and leave a comment for your child.


Here are just a few examples of parent and student feedback. 


Parent Feedback 

  • Great work Jayden, looks like your reading is really coming along
  • Great to see his (Jack) progress! Really impressive 
  • Great work Mia, proud of your improvements
  • Thanks Lauren
  • Awesome reading and clue finding Emma for cause & effect!
  • Great work Molly. 👍😘
  • Great effort. Very proud to see Ev's progression.
  • Thanks a lot Ms O’Leary for sharing. So grateful to you for all you do 💗
  • Great reading Char, I loved watching this video and seeing how fluent you are becoming with your reading! Keep it up, you’re amazing 🥰 

Student Comment: 

  • Thank you for the feedback (Ms Stephens) I think you are totally right I’ve never done it but that’s what’s been missing

Over the remainder of the term, you will be able see your child’s progress in Writing and Numeracy.  If you are having trouble accessing your seesaw account, please contact our Office Team for assistance. 



It’s lots of fun for students and teachers to dress up for school. To help you plan ahead and to provide plenty of notice, here are the dates that our students are able to dress up on and the details of what they are encouraged to wear: 


Monday August 15: Winter Wonderland (Junior School Council Fundraising Day) Students are encouraged to come in pyjamas, dressing gowns or winter woollies. 


Wednesday August 24: The 22nd Book Week theme is ‘Dreaming with eyes open.”  Students are encouraged to dress up as a character from their favourite book.

I know that sometimes these sorts of things cause added stress or pressure at home, particularly when it comes to having to make something or sourcing something you don’t already have. With that in mind, please don’t feel that you need to do anything extra special. It is more about the experience the students get on these days and enjoying each of these precious moments and memories whilst they are at school.  Although we encourage all students to dress up, we also acknowledge that some students prefer to wear their school uniform.


Our staff had a very powerful and productive day on Wednesday. Nigel Dunne, one of our experienced Learning Specialists and the Curiosity Team of teachers led the day and facilitated some very successful learning.  The day provided staff with a wonderful opportunity to experience life as a student in a science class and unpack the Science Curriculum.  We explored how best to teach science concepts and inquiry skills required at each year level.  Look out for Term 4 because the day also allowed teachers to plan meaningful science learning to occur during our last term for the year!







From Monday August 8,  we will almost have our Leadership Team back together!  James Penson will return from his stint at Hurstbridge Primary School.  James is very keen to get back to Greenhills Primary School and see our students’ smiling faces at the crossing!  Brad Ryan will return from his part time secondment at St Andrews Primary School to join us full time.  I will be taking Long Service Leave to enjoy some European sunshine and will see you at the end of the term!  



Have a GREAT few weeks!

Janine Hough