MEET OUR ADMINISTRATION TEAM
Elizabeth Cullen – Business Manager
Liz is responsible for all HR, finance, facilities and operations matters at the College. Please be in touch if you need to discuss how the College can best support you and your students.
Sonia Saitov – Sub School Administration
Sonia is responsible for sub-school administration and attendance.
Connie Midiri – Executive Assistant/Daily Organiser
Connie is responsible for daily organising and the school’s schedule. Connie is also responsible for transition and enrolment enquiries.
Jasmine Spurr – Administration Trainee
Jasmine is completing her Certificate II in Business while working as a trainee at the College. Jasmine is the first point of contact at Reception and can help you with any enquiry.
Susi Dombrzalski – Finance Officer
Susi is responsible for all accounts payable and receivable. You can get in touch if you have enquiries about billing, payments or CSEF applications.
Our Administration Team are always happy to assist and support all students and families at the front reception daily. Our Administration Office is open 8:00am – 4:00pm Monday to Friday. We are committed to doing our best and if you ever have any questions or queries, we are here to help.
2024 PARENT PAYMENTS AND EVENTS
Schools provide students with free instruction to fulfil the standard Victorian curriculum and we want to assure you that all contributions are voluntary. Nevertheless, the ongoing support of our families ensures that our school can offer the best possible education and support for our students. We want to thank you in advance for all your support, whatever it may be, during your time at Greenvale Secondary College. It will make a huge difference to our school and the programs we can offer.
If you are not able to contribute per the amounts listed in the parent payment arrangements policy, you are encouraged to make any dollar contribution that you are able to. Any amount helps contribute to the resources and educational opportunities the College is able to provide to all students.
All payments can be made through Compass Pay or at Reception.
You can find more information about the College’s 2024 parent payment arrangements here: 2024-GSC-Parent-Payment-Arrangements-FINAL.pdf (greenvalesc.vic.edu.au)
Please note that deadlines for payments and consent for activities, camps and excursions is strict. No exceptions will be made. This is to allow for adequate planning in order to hold events. Accurate numbers of students participating are needed. The payment and consent cut off is 2 days prior to the event.
ARRIVING LATE TO SCHOOL
Students who arrive late to school, after 8:50am, must sign in through the Compass Kiosk either using their student card or Compass Login details.
Parents/Guardians can either use the Compass Kiosk to sign their child in late or they can contact the Office on 8393 0000 to advise us why their child will be late.
EARLY DEPATURE FROM SCHOOL
We realise that at times you need to pick up your child early from school. When your child needs to be picked up early from school, please either contact the Office on 8393 0000 or send your child with a note to bring into the Administration office letting us know the time you will be picking up your child. This will ensure the class teacher will be notified when your child needs to leave class.
When picking up your child early, you are required to come into the Administration Office to sign your child out through the Compass Kiosk.
LAPTOP LOAN PROGRAM
The College has laptops available for loan should your student forget theirs or if they need a replacement for a short period of time. These must be loaned out from the IT Office each day and returned at the end of the day.
COMPASS LOG IN
Families requiring assistance with their Compass login can contact the Administration Office on 8393 000 and we can assist you with your login details and password.
The College collects lost property that is handed in. It is stored at Reception. All unclaimed items will be disposed of at the end of each term.
We strongly recommend that all items are labelled and named so they can be easily identified and returned to you.
The team at Reception can also organise replacement Student Planners, student locks and/or ID cards (for a fee) if needed.
Unfortunately, we know that students sometimes fall ill or hurt themselves while at school – accidents happen! The College has first aid trained staff and a well-equipped first aid room. The Office will notify parents or emergency contacts if there is a serious injury. You may be asked to collect your student if we cannot care for them at school. The Office may also contact you to seek your advice about how you’d like us to manage your child. Please remember to update the College with any important medical information so we can be aware and best support your child.
Please discourage your child from contacting you via mobile phone – if they are unwell, they can come to the Office at any time and we will contact you as needed.
Families can order their child’s lunch through Compass each day, before 9:30am. Students are to go to the canteen to collect their orders at the start of recess (the 2nd break time of the day).
If you miss the cut off for lunch orders, you are welcome to bring lunch or money to the Administration Office so your student doesn’t miss out. Please note, there are no IOUs available through the Canteen.
MOBILE PHONE REMINDER
Greenvale Secondary College has a firm policy regarding student use of mobile phones at school.
At Greenvale Secondary College, inappropriate use of mobile phones by students is any use during school hours (unless an exception has been granted), particularly use of a mobile phone:
• in any way that disrupts the learning of others
• to send inappropriate, harassing or threatening messages or phone calls
• to engage in inappropriate social media use including cyber bullying
• to capture video or images of people, including students, teachers and members of the school community without their permission
• to capture video or images in the school toilets, changing rooms, swimming pools and gyms
• during exams and assessments
• to communicate with other mobile phone devices or social media
The College understands that students may bring a personal mobile phone to school, particularly if they are travelling independently to and from school. At Greenvale Secondary College:
• Students who choose to bring mobile phones to school must have them switched off and securely stored
during school hours.
• Exceptions to this policy may be applied in certain circumstances.
• When emergencies occur, parents or carers can reach their child by calling the school’s office.
Please note that students are not permitted to use their mobile phones to pay at the canteen – cash or physical card is accepted.
You may receive a call asking you to collect a student’s mobile phone from the front office if the phone has been confiscated more than once.
Please take a moment to remind your students of these expectations. Thank you for your ongoing partnership.
|Wednesday 20th December
|Last Day of Term 3
|Monday 29th January
|Term 1 Begins – Student Free Day
|Tuesday 30th January
|Student Free Day
|Wednesday 31st January
|Year 7’s Commence
|Thursday 1st February
|Years 8 and 9 Commence
|Monday 5th February
|Tuesday 6th February
|Safer Internet Day
|Wednesday 8th February
|Year 7 Welcome Barbeque
|Wednesday 28th February – 1st March
|Year 7 Camp
|Monday 11th March
|Tuesday 13th-15th March
|Tuesday 13th -15th March
|Year 8 Camp
|Monday 18th-19th March
|Monday 21st March
|Harmony Day – Year 9
|Tuesday 26th March
|Wednesday 27th March
|G5 Thrive Day
|Thursday 28th March
|Last Day of Term – Digital Learning Day
|Friday 29th March
ATTENDANCE – IT’S NOT OK TO BE AWAY!
Daily school attendance is important for all children and young people to succeed in education and to ensure they don’t fall behind both socially and developmentally. Children and young people who regularly attend school and complete Year 12 or an equivalent qualification have better health outcomes, better employment outcomes, and higher incomes across their lives. It is important that children develop habits of regular attendance at an early age.
We realise some absences are unavoidable due to health problems or other circumstances. But we also know that when students miss too much school – regardless of the reason – it can cause them to fall behind academically.
It is important that you contact the school as soon as possible on 8393 0000 or log onto the Compass Portal to inform us of your child’s absence.
We also ask parents/guardians/carers to regularly monitor their child’s attendance through the Compass Parent Portal.
EVERY DAY COUNTS
A day here or there doesn’t seem like much but…
UNIFORM – UNIFORM POLICY UPDATE
Students can wear the following uniform all year round:
- Blazer (as an outer garment worn to and from school if wearing Pullover and Cardigan)
- Pullover or Cardigan
- Shirt (long sleeve or short sleeve)
- Skirt or Dress or Trousers or Shorts
- Black Leather School Shoes (closed toe)
- Black Socks and or Black Tights
- College Backpack
College Blazer and Tie
- The College Blazer is a compulsory uniform item that all students are required to have.
- The blazer is to be worn in terms 2 and 3, with either the summer or winter uniform.
- The blazer is to be worn at all College events (assembly, awards etc) as well as when on excursions.
- The blazer is to be worn if representing the College at formal events.
- The College Tie is a compulsory uniform item if wearing the shirt in Terms 2 and 3, or if representing the College or at College events (assembly, awards etc).
If your students is not in Full School Uniform, we ask that a note is brought the Administration Office explaining why your child cannot wear their full school uniform, so a uniform pass can be issued for the day.
SECOND HAND UNIFORM
We have partnered with Sustainable School Shop to provide families access to second-hand textbooks, uniforms, calculators, musical instruments, sports gear and much more!
Sustainable School Shop have preloaded items specific to our school onto their site. This makes it super easy to list your items for sale and to buy items.
See all the second-hand uniform items for sale here: https://www.sustainableschoolshop.com.au/stocktake/greenvale-secondary-college
See all the second-hand textbooks for sale here: https://www.sustainableschoolshop.com.au/booklist/greenvale-secondary-college
So jump onto the site, register and list your items for sale, you will be:
- reusing items rather than adding to landfill
- making money on items you sell
- saving money on items you buy
- providing another family in our school with cheaper items
- helping to create a culture of contact amongst our school community families!
Login or Register here: https://www.sustainableschoolshop.com.au
PURCHASE OF UNIFORMS
Uniform items can be purchased from Noone Imagewear.
New Craigieburn Store Open. Shop A2-E, 420-440 Craigieburn Rd, Craigieburn. Shopping Precinct – Craigieburn Junction. Cnr Craigieburn Rd and Aitken Boulevard. Store is located next to Carpet Call.
Online orders can also be placed directly at https://www.noone.com.au