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With Term 2 nearly at a close I would like to thank all of the students and staff for their contributions throughout the Term. In particular, I would like to highlight the many events and activities held for each year level – in which our students developed stronger relationships with each other and our teachers. It has been pleasing to see students modelling our Value of Leadership, which is a focus for Term 2. Students have been:

  • learning to hold themselves and others accountable by organising themselves to complete tasks and meet deadlines.
  • learning to be open to new and different ways of learning by challenging themselves and persisting with learning.
  • learning to treat everyone fairly by behaving in ways that won’t disrupt the learning of others.

All of our year levels have been completing end of unit assessment tasks and our teachers have been busy providing feedback on all of the year levels that they teach. In the past weeks students have been representing the College in sport, going to the Zoo, attending Chinese cultural excursions, visiting the Shrine of Remembrance – all at the same time as starting the important process of course counselling and subject selection for 2025!



Semester Reports for all students will be published in the final week of Term 2 on Compass. Parents will receive a notification when their child’s reports are ready to be viewed. All parents/guardians are encouraged to contact their child’s relevant Mentor Teacher with any follow up questions or concerns.

Please take the time to discuss this report with your child and celebrate their learning. We are proud of their achievements and hope you are too!



Our community will be aware that the College has commenced the implementation of the SWPBS initiative, which is being led by Melinda Gall. We look forward to providing updates and information on this important work.

SWPBS is an internationally recognised approach with an extensive evidence base that is shown to improve behavioural, wellbeing, and academic outcomes for children and young people. When SWPBS is implemented well, teachers and students have more time to focus on relationships and classroom instruction. Students and staff benefit from:

  • increased respectful and positive behaviour
  • increased time focused on instruction
  • improved social-emotional wellbeing
  • positive and respectful relationships among students and staff
  • create safe, orderly and respectful school-wide environments.

Essentially, when this framework is implemented well it ensures that all students receive support to maximise behavioural, wellbeing and academic growth.



Like many workplaces and schools, we have recently experienced higher than normal absences due to illness and COVID19. The College will continue to support all members of our community during this period. We appreciate the support and understanding our families have as we work to ensure that learning is not interrupted.



We encourage all current Year 8 and 9 students to attend our 2025 Year 9 and 10 Information Session with their parents/guardians. Important information regarding the structure of our Year 9 and 10 programs and the process for selecting subjects will be covered. More information has been posted on Compass for families.

This Information Session is on Thursday 25 July at 5:00pm



Thank you to all of our families for their connection and engagement with learning at Greenvale Secondary College. In our continued efforts I want to raise awareness of the assistance available to access and navigate Compass.

It is important that all families are regularly logging in, reading notifications and celebrating the learning growth of their child. Sometimes we recognise that navigating or accessing technology may require a little support, so we recommend that families:

  1. Drop into the Administration Office and ask for assistance
  2. Check out the online Parent and Family Guide for Compass
  3. Login to Compass or our Website and view the help guides under School Documentation



It is exciting to see our Stage 2 works coming along and on time! Whilst there is some current disruption with noise and traffic we know that it will be worth it once we take possession later this year.

Stage 2 facilities will include:

  • Learning Neighbourhood Building B
  • Visual Arts Building
  • Performing Arts, PE and Food Technology Building
  • Hardcourts
  • Sports Oval

This is great news for our community and students and means that we will be able to provide high quality learning experiences in high quality facilities. Make sure you check out our social media pages for updates and photos!


YEAR 7 2025

We continue to have a high demand for student placement for Year 7 in 2025 and again, by far the number of placement requests have exceeded those received for this year’s cohort. As a result of a high demand for enrolments, the College remains under an Enrolment Management Plan which restricts enrolment to those who live within the enrolment zone.

At this stage we have received in excess of 225 first round placement requests for 2025 and have offered 148 placements following the College Enrolment Management Plan.





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A busy Term 2 is coming to a close with students completing an immense amount of work with their Common Assessment Tasks, enjoying learning in new ways with excursions and celebrating achievements. At this time of year, students entering Middle and Senior School in 2025 are also starting the process of planning and selecting the elective learning programs for next year.



The approach to mid-year is an exciting time for students currently in Years 8 and 9 as they begin to consider the subjects they will elect to study in 2025.  

Subject Selection is an integral element of student voice in their own learning. Year 9 is the first opportunity for students to choose areas of curriculum to focus their studies, and in Year 10 students select half of their timetabled lessons, including advancement into VCE options.  

The process of preparing students for selecting their 2025 subjects has commenced in the final weeks of this term. This process is a collaboration between the school, the student and their family, and is one that takes serious consideration. Students have already been given the first tools they need to start deciding at the Subject Selection Expo in Week 10.

To assist in arming students with the information they need to make the best decisions for their learning program, the following activities will be offered at school in Term 3:



  • Year 10 Course Counselling (as part of the Connect program)


  • Year 9 Course Counselling (optional, by student arrangement)
  • Subject Selection opens (email link sent to students)


  • Subject Selection closes

In addition to this, parents and guardians are invited to attend an information session with their children that will cover the programs offered in the next school year, as well as details on the Subject Selection process.


Tickets are now available via CompassTix for the following sessions:




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As the halfway point of the year fast approaches, students have been busy finishing their first round of electives and looking towards their future pathways. Students have been both expanding and consolidating on skills developed in Term 1 to ensure they are ready for Semester 2 and are accumulating required skills for Senior School.

As a reminder, the Middle School is where students are encouraged to further explore their own identity by solving real world problems to develop key 21st Century skills.



  • Be effective, independent and self-directed learners
  • See feedback as an opportunity to improve
  • Be active and positive community and global citizens
  • Know what success looks and feels like
  • Be prepared for senior secondary school

In Connect, students have been focusing on creating their career action plan, exploring and researching to identify 3 different industries they are interested in working towards. The message is that there is no one “right” career pathway but it is important to plan and prepare for the future. Last week, Rachel Metelmann from Kangan Institute came to speak to the students about pathways and TAFE options, as well as a few members of staff who shared their career stories to emphasize the need to reflect and notice what they enjoy and are interested in.

Semester 2 is shaping up to be as busy as Semester 1 as students step up to transition to Senior Schooling. They will develop greater independence and ownership of their pathways through the subject selection and course counselling process early next term and then they  will embark on visits to RMIT, Latrobe and Kangan institutes in Term 4 to explore and understand the learning environments and possibilities open to them.

Parents will notice events being published on Compass with payments attached to them. These events are all tied to Connect and support students to challenge themselves and develop enterprise skills such as communication, digital literacy, problem solving and resilience. Below are the detail and descriptions of each. The Middle School team of leaders and teachers have planned and developed these with the needs of students in mind and the skills they require to ensure a successful transition to further study. If parents have concerns about payment, please ask for support from the front office team.



Project Rockit and Illuminate: The Project Rockit team will be coming to run their Level Up workshop, supporting the safety of students in the online world. The Illuminate project was started this term but in response to students needs, it was postponed to next term. This external company will work with our students to develop an initiative which focuses on Community Values, challenging students to work in teams to identify, create, plan and pitch their plan to an expert panel. The Illuminate Showcase originally planned for this term will instead occur next term, involving Year 7 and 8 students and parents.

Leadership Camp: Following on from the Lorne Surf Camp last year, students are encouraged to step up and join the King Valley Leadership Camp from Wednesday September 11 – Friday 13th September. Although last year’s camp was free due to funding from a government initiative, this year’s camp is very reasonably priced, including smaller individual cabins, teamwork activities, tasty food and travel to and from the campsite. This is another excellent opportunity for students to develop their independence, challenge themselves and build resilience to thrive in the world outside of school.



Pathways excursions: Students will explore the campuses of RMIT, Latrobe and Kangan institutes, learning about the learning environment, courses available. At RMIT they will engage in a STEM taster workshop. Regardless of their future pathways ideas, these site visits are an important part of the program and promote exploration and curiosity.

City Experience: This is an exciting event which students have been buzzing about all year. Over three consecutive Wednesdays, students will head into the city to visit several landmark locations and learn about the colourful history of Melbourne. Venues include Eureka Skydeck, Immigration Museum, Melbourne City Mission, Law Courts, Koorie Heritage Trust and a venue of their own choice to finish! Further information will be sent out early next term.

All experiences over the course of the next semester work towards graduation to Senior School and are an integral part of the Connect program. For this reason, every student is expected to attend.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss any of these opportunities, please contact the team!


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We started last month’s newsletter item talking about time flying, it seems very hard to believe that we are already at the end of the semester now. Our Year 7 students have navigated their first semester very well. The nerves of a new school were shaken off and they fell into the Greenvale Secondary College routine very well. A big well done to all the Year 7 and any new Year 8 student to the school for getting through the last six months.



During June we had two excursions for the students to experience. These were:  Adventure Day for the Year 7 & 8’s on June 11 and then the Year 7 Zoo Excursion on June 19. 

Adventure Day: We left the school early and headed down to Mt Eliza for a fun day of activities. The students were able to use freshly grown and sourced produce to bake their own pizza. The flavour combinations were Master Chef worthy, and we suggest making these mini chef’s showcase their talents at home for their family. They then had to work together to solve initiative problems which started out as a bit of a laugh but became very serious when it was team against team needing to solve the challenge first. The final activity the students took part in was the Giant Swing. The students worked together to lift the student in the swing as high as they felt comfortable going. The person in the swing then got to enjoy the views of the water before their stomach jumped up into their throat as they free fell for a few moments before the swing brought them back and forth. All in all, the students had a great day and created memories.

Year 7 Zoo: This was our first curriculum-based excursion. The students in Science have been learning about the Food Web and were able to obtain more information on this topic from the zoo. The education sessions each student undertook was a great way of looking at this topic. The students engaged well with the zoo teacher and could see how a slight change in the eco system could have a major impact. The students were able to roam the zoo and see the animals however at times the lions decided to try to join the educational session and have their input (so they certainly had an up close viewing of the lions).



The Junior School has continued a big push on displaying the school values and receiving a positive recognition. Each week there has been a challenge to see which mentor group has the highest number of Positive Recognitions and which student has the most. It’s really pleasing to see the students have responded well to this and the number of Positive Recognitions is high.


WeekYear 7Year 8



WeekYear 7Year 8
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WeekYear 7 StudentYear 8 Student
1Zayed El AkoumiKhadijah Mian
2Alexander NgCeren Aslipek, Christopher Phillips, Jett Attardo, Shaman Silva, Taylan Buyukbilgin, Vian Alex
3Alexander Ng, Cole Taylor, Hannah SoubjakiJordan Stenhouse
4Furkan CetinkayaSarah Dolmay, Jordan Stenhouse, Jacob Mohamad & Anita Uialatea
5Ali El-Tahach, Victoria Kantzidis, Hayley Wilson, Azra Alkan, Aseel Azzam, Ivy Bekard, Ava Gale, Ilaria Galanti, Aylin Karaata & Joshua TralongoLuca Joury
6Veli DemirSaara Shetye
7Helin MirzaogluSiipo Akeli
8Rebecca Briers, Ava Gale, Isabella Giannini, Brodie Hewet, Aylin Karaata & Alannah SchepisSaara Shetye
9Ayah Abbada, Veli Demir, Mary Hadchiti, Lucas Pennacchia & Ertugrul YigiterSarah Yigiter, Omer Eroglu & Saara Shetye


We hope everyone has a restful break and comes back ready to go in term 3.




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The music department has had a busy few weeks with several performances and assessments. On 27 May we held performances over both breaks inside the library. These performances were well received by a large number of students who came to watch and support their peers. We had a range of instruments performing including Flute, Vocals, French Horn, Drums/Percussion, Saxophone, Keyboard, Guitar and Bass Guitar. We had our first performance from our pop/rock band which performed Kyoto by Phoebe Bridges and ended the concert with the school ensemble who played a few pieces including We Don’t Talk About Bruno. It was amazing to hear the growth of our students and to also see other students performing for the very first time.

On 31 May, our performances continued at our Year Level Assemblies. Kuzey Eksi was rocking out on the Electric Guitar to the Year 7’s, performing the song Gorgeous by Kayne West. Azelya Cayir did a fantastic job performing to the Year 8’s on the Bass Guitar playing Love Song by The Cure. And we had Wesley Van Der Molen performing Drive (from a video game) on the acoustic guitar to the Year 9 cohort.

The students in the Instrumental Music Program have also been working towards their assessments and were assessed on technical work and a song which they were able to perform in their lesson for their instrumental music teachers.

To end the term, on Monday 17 June, our vocal students held an intimate performance during their lunch break in our music portable. The students chose a few friends and teachers to invite. This concert was organised to help build confidence for our students who have little to no performing experience and after watching them perform, you would not know that they were new to it. All of the singers performed incredibility. We look forward to holding more performances like this throughout the year.


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As Winter sets in we find comfort in a warm home, hearty food, hot chocolate and friends and family.



Greenvale Secondary College would like to take this opportunity to thank Niky and Aadya for choosing our school to complete their Master of Counselling placement at. Both Niky and Adya completed 200 hours of counselling with some of our students.  We will definitely miss having them within Student Services as will the students.



On the 18th June the Australian Federal Police attended Greenvale Secondary College to provide extremely important information about how as parents and caregivers you can educate yourselves and support our children and young people to make more conscious and educated decisions when using technology and social media.

Do you know what a ghost app is?

What does the world symbol mean beside a person’s name?

How about “PIR”- what does this mean?

Please see below link to the Think U Know results- available in a number of different languages.

 Resources | ThinkUKnow



With the school’s growth and the impending commencement of Year 10, we are currently preparing a range of career readiness experiences for our students. As part of this, the College is currently recruiting a Careers and Student Pathway advisor, and in 2025 Greenvale Secondary College Year 10 students will participate in Work Experience.
An extremely important component of work experience is the hosting workplaces, which welcome students for a challenging and positive experience.
The College is reaching out to families to support us in building our network of host workplaces. We are looking to connect with workplaces that are willing and able to host a year 10 student for 10 days of work experience in 2025, and potentially on an ongoing yearly basis. These may be family businesses or workplaces with which our families are connected. They can be local, but can also be anywhere in Melbourne or Victoria.


  • Voluntary (no cost) Working with Children’s Check is held by supervisor:
  • Understands and complies with all OHS legislation applicable to the Employer and any standards established by the occupational health and safety authority relevant to that Employee.
  • Ability and time to supervise and support the Year 10 student.
  • Patience and understanding in relation to growth and learning of the student.
  • Enough work to allocate to the student so that they are occupied whilst on placement
  • Willingness to complete a short work experience report of the student’s functioning on work experience.
  • Be prepared to pay the student the minimum payment under an Arrangement in Victoria of $5.00 per day.

If you are able support a work experience placement, please complete the online form

We look forwards to working with Greenvale families and the community to provide this exciting next step for our first Senior School students.



What’s  Okay At Home?

This site is for young people who are experiencing or witnessing family violence in their home and are needing information, advice and support. Family violence can have a devastating impact on kids, even if they don’t see the abuse or experience it directly themselves. Children know when something is not right at home, and even hidden abuse occurring to someone in their family is a form of abuse to them. If a child or young person has asked you to look at this website, it means they trust you, and they might be scared that family violence is happening in their home.


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As we expand our library collection, we are excited to share some recently released non-fiction books. In the spirit of the upcoming Olympic Games in July, here are some highlights that capture the excitement and history of this global event. Students can borrow and be inspired by the world of sports and the Olympic spirit!



The A to Z of Who I Could Be: 26 Athletes That Every Little Kid (and Big Adult) Should Know by Chloe Dalton and Kim Siew






The Football Encyclopedia: FIFA Official Licensed Publication by Emily Stead






Run like a girl by Danielle Brown ; design & illustration, Robin Shields.







Record-breakers! People by Derek Harvey and Adam Benton





With the upcoming school holidays, Hume Libraries offer craft workshops, reading sessions, science experiments, and special events like NAIDOC week celebrations, an Escape Room, and a Garden Goodness session. Tickets are free but bookings are essential as places are limited.



Mark your calendars for the following key events:

  • Winners and Honours: Friday, 16 August 2024
  • Book Week: Saturday, 17 August to 23 August 2024!

This year’s theme, “Reading is Magic,” promises to be a week filled with literary fun and inspiration. We’re thrilled to celebrate at GSC Library with a special author visit event—stay tuned for more exciting details!



GSC Library is now accepting book requests. If there’s a specific book you’d like to see on our shelves, please let us know. Your suggestions help us make the library better for everyone.

You can submit requests via email: or click here to complete the survey to help us better understand your needs: The GSC Library Survey


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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 ( 

Please note that deadlines for payment and consent for activities, camps and excursions is strict. No exceptions will be made. This is to allow the College adequate planning time before an event to know firm numbers of students who will be participating. This cut off is usually 1 week prior to the event. 



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 contact the Office on 8393 0000 advising us why their child will be late.  



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 Office Administration letting us know the time you will be picking up your child. This will ensure the class teacher will be notified your child needs to leave class.   

When picking up your child early, you are required to come into the Administration Office and sign your child out through the Compass Kiosk. 

We request you pick your child up at the change over time between periods and do not pick your child up early after 2:45pm to minimise disruption to classes. 



Students who are not in Full School Uniform, we ask that a note is brought to the Administration Office explaining why your child cannot wear their full school uniform, so a uniform pass can be issued for the day.   



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.   



Families requiring assistance with their Compass login contact the Administration Office on 8393 000 and we can assist you with your login details and password. 



If you’d like to volunteer at the College, please complete this form. The College needs helpers for excursions, camps, sporting events, in the Library and general working bees!    



The College collects lost property that is handed in and this 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 purchase 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 support. Any medication provided to the College must come with a doctor’s certificate about its use and a completed medication authority form.  

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 Break 1 or Break 2.  

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. 





25th JuneYear 9 Shrine of Remembrance Excursion

Year 8 Chinese Museum Excursion

28th JuneDigital Learning Day/Last Day of Term
15th JulyFirst Day Term 3
19th JulyNAIDOC Anknowledgement
24th JulyCourse Counselling
25th JulyYears 9 and 10 Information Session
9th AugustStudent Free Day
16th AugustNation Day of Action Against Bullying
19th AugustProfessional Learning Day – Student Free Day
30th AugustWear it Purple Day
12th SeptemberRU Ok day
20th SeptemberLast Day of Term 3 – Digital Learning Day



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. 


A day here or there doesn’t seem like much but… 



 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:

See all the second-hand textbooks for sale here:

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:



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










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