Principal's News - 7 June 2024

Dear Parents,

Production – The Road to Paris

The excitement is building with the students and teachers towards next week’s performances of The Road to Paris. Full dress rehearsals for both casts have taken place this week, giving the students an opportunity to perform the show for the first time in its entirety. It promises to be a wonderful night of fun and entertainment for all who attend, showcasing the talented students we have at Greythorn Primary School. Tickets remain on sale for those wishing to purchase additional seats for family and friends.

Division Cross-country Carnival

Congratulations to Mrs Deckert and the 8 students who competed in the Division carnival last week for their achievements on the day and for representing Greythorn with pride and distinction. The fine and dry day made for ideal conditions for all competitors. Congratulations to Jude W (510) who placed 7th in his race and as a result he has qualified for the Regional final, which is being held on Thursday, June 13 at the Yarra Glen Racecourse. A fine achievement by Jude to progress to this level of competition and we wish him well for this event. Thank you to Mrs Deckert for her ongoing work with the students as they continue to progress through the levels of competition.

Alliance Francaise Competition

Each year a significant number of students from Years 3-6 participate in the Alliance Francaise poetry reciting competition. This year was no exception with 27 students participating in the competition. Participants are given a poem to learn in French and then they must recite it to a dedicated adjudicator for judging. The students are judged on fluency, accent, expression and phrasing. Eight students scored 19.5/20 which is deemed as EXCELLENT in the competition ranking. Three students scored a perfect 20/20 and as a result they have progressed to the finals. Congratulations to Radin D (408), Ella P (408) and Chaelyn L (605) for progressing to the finals with their perfect scores. A great achievement by them all. The finals are being held on Sunday, June 16. Thank you to Madame Joyce for once again organising and coordinating the participation of the students in this annual competition. It is a great opportunity for them to put their French skills into practice. The outstanding results that the students achieve each year in this competition is a credit to the wonderful French programs that both Madame Joyce and Ms Browne deliver to the students daily. Tres bon!

Primary School Leaders’ Forum

Ms Knell, Ms Nitsos, Gabby M (510) and Isabel L (510) attended the Primary School Leaders’ Forum at Parliament House on Tuesday, which was hosted by the Member for Kew, Jess Wilson. The forum was the initiative of Jess as she organised this to give students in her electorate the opportunity to visit Parliament House and learn more about how the political system works. On the day, Jess conducted a tour of Parliament House for all attendees, and she spoke to everyone about the daily life of a politician. Additionally, all students who attended gave individual speeches which they had prepared on specific topics. Isable’s speech was titled Mental Health Issues, with Gabby’s title being Rising Cost of Food. Both students spoke extremely confidently at the microphone and are to be congratulated on the content of their speeches and for being wonderful ambassadors for Greythorn Primary School. A truly memorable experience for both Gabby and Isabel. They all enjoyed refreshments together at the conclusion of the forum. Thank you to Ms Knell and Ms Nitsos for assisting the students with their speeches and for accompanying them to the forum.  

Andrew Searle