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Welcome to our final newsletter for 2023 and the end of our second full year at Greenvale Secondary College. This year, although not without challenges, has been a period of rich growth and achievement for our school community. Congratulations to all of our students for a job well done. The hard work displayed within our halls is inspirational. I would like to thank our parents. teachers, and staff for their enormous effort and dedication throughout 2023. This has been a busy and rewarding year for Greenvale Secondary College and I look forward to continuing our trajectory of success for years to come.


End of Year Reports for all students will be published on Compass in the final weeks of Term 4. Parents will receive a notification when reports are published. Please contact relevant Mentor Teachers if you have any follow up questions.

Please take the time to discuss these reports with your child to ensure that students reflect on their achievements as well as on areas that may need improving. 


Our Awards and Presentation Evening was the perfect night to showcase the many successes our school and its students have accomplished. The over 350 people in attendance was a testament to the strong community support we have established in just two short years of operation. We should be proud of our talented students, our school and our supportive community.  

Thank you to our impressive guest speakers: Mr Iwan Walters MP and Mike Rolls. Mr. Walters spoke inspirationally on leadership and Mike explored the belief that even the greatest challenges can be tamed with the right mindset, strategies, and support. Furthermore, Mike Rolls has partnered with the College to support resilience and mental health.


Congratulations to all students involved, especially our award recipients:


Learning Area Awards

Global Perspectives – English


Global Perspectives – Humanities

Sarah Dolmay
Madison MurrayChristopher Phillips
Abdul Hafda
Universal Reasoning – Mathematics


Universal Reasoning – Science

Elsa Ngo
Shane SilvaJorden Stenhouse
Keola Kang
Languages – Chinese


Languages – Italian

Yari Kongrung
Chrstabel GohSarah Dolmay
Kevin Tran

Arts – Performing Arts

Arts – Visual Arts

Christopher Phillips

Elsa Ngo

Mind and BodyVian Alex
Clarissa Hadchiti
TechnologiesSienna Cooper


Sport AwardOliver Toohey
Sport Representation Recognition AwardNoah Torallo


Greenvale Community Leadership AwardKeola Kang


House Awards

Waring House ChampionJacob Quinlan
Garrawang House ChampionAyesha Tlais
Biderap House ChampionMustafa El Akoumi
Poorneet House ChampionLaibah Khan
House Cup ChampionsPoornet House – Laibah Khan


Values Awards

ExcellenceYari Kongrung
Janah Abdulwahab
LeadershipEmmie Chaiha
Clarissa Hadchiti
RespectYassin Benhaddou
Sapphire-Rose Vitez
TeamworkPeter Tso
Abigail Catchpole


Head of School Award (Yr 7 & 8)
Elsa Ngo


Principals Academic Attitude AwardChristopher Phillips


After receiving over 50 applications for 2024 Year 7 Scholarships, we completed interviews for 12 shortlisted students. It was impressive to see the commitment of these students and their families to the College and even though we would like to give everyone a scholarship, we have awarded the following for 2024:




General AcademicMatisse MerretSt Carlo Borromeo Primary School
General AcademicHannah SoubjakiGreenvale Primary School
LeadershipAva GaleGreenvale Primary School
Visual and Performing ArtsAlyshia LaureWestmeadows Primary School
SportJoann JestoSt Carlo Borromeo Primary School




The College will be closed starting on 20 December 2023. The college will re-open for the day on Wednesday 25 January 2024. Regular office hours will resume on Tuesday 30 January 2024.


With many families eager to commence learning in 2024, there will be a staggered start program for all students.



 To help students prepare to return to learning after a long holiday break ensure a routine is put into place that includes: limiting devices under certain perimeters and a solid sleep schedule.

1. Sleep: It takes children at least a week to adjust to a new sleeping pattern. To ensure students are ready for lots of hard work and learning, please encourage them to return to normal school sleeping patterns and to rein in those holiday late nights as it gets closer to February. It is recommended that early teens get 9 to 10 hours of sleep a night. Growing bodies, and more importantly brains, (brains that are undergoing significant neurological transformation in adolescence) need lots of sleep.

2. Devices: Online safety starts at home and as parents who own the devices, they need to know the passwords, apps and systems that their children are using to interact with the world. We strongly recommend no devices in bedrooms during sleeping hours. We suggest creating a family ‘charging station’ in a shared area to avoid temptation.


Finally, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you, as parents, for your considerable support throughout this year. It has been lovely meeting you, working with you, and celebrating with you throughout the term and during our many extra-curricular events. Our wonderful students, staff, and school community has created lasting memories for us all. May we continue to reach goals and share successes as our school grows and flourishes.

I hope you have a wonderfully relaxing break and I look forward to seeing everyone back, refreshed, and ready for 2024.




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