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Edition : 1 January 30 2015
Valley View
Good afternoon BVPS.
families up to date on all important events at BVPS. Each
Welcome to the 2015 school Learning Neighbourhood will
contribute a weekly report with
information on upcoming events.
This year more than any other, I I look forward to sharing the
am excited in the knowledge year with you in the Valley View.
that all members of our bright
and proud school community will I would also like to extend a very
have the opportunity to experi- warm welcome to all new famience learning success, build pos- lies to BVPS. On behalf of the
itive relationships and be better entire school, I wish you all the
tomorrow than they were today. very best in your time with us. At
any point, if you have a query or
In 2015, we also welcome 4 concern; please feel compelled
new teaching staff members to approach one of our caring
to the BVPS family. Marina and professional staff members
Garcia will be teaching Spanish, for assistance. If the support
Janelle DePetro will be work- that you require is of an educaing with Learning Neighbourhood tional nature, please contact
3, Cyndi Stewart joins Learn- your child’s Learning Neighbouring Neighbourhood 1 and in hood Leader or alternatively,
Learning Neighbourhood 2; Sa- their home group teacher. Howrah Pinder becomes the new- ever, if your needs are specific
est educator of the group. I am to enrolment or are of an adminvery proud of our schools ability istrative purpose, please contact
to attract and recruit the best our helpful office team,
available teaching talent. The
children of the school are the Ms Jennifer Petrone or Ms
biggest winners in that regard.
Lindy Rider.
The Valley View is published
every week on a Friday afternoon and goes home with the
eldest member of each family. A
copy of the current and previous
editions is available for download
on the school webpage. The Valley View is designed to keep
Learning Neighbourhood 2
(Year 3 and Year 4)
Mr. Nathan Gage
Learning Neighbourhood 3
(Year 5 and Year 6)
Mr. Luke Cripps
Today at 9am, we had our annual Welcome Morning Tea. Parents and families were invited to
come along a share a cup of tea
or coffee and some light refreshments with the Parent Ambassador Group and Student Wellbeing Team. Brigitte, Michelle and
the rest of the team will schedule many more opportunities to
connect throughout the year.
Please remember that term 1 is
a ‘No Hat, No Play’ term. All
students need to be wearing a
SunSmart approved hat at recess, lunch and during outdoor
sport sessions. Hats are available
at the school reception for $7.
Be well.
This year’s Learning Neigh- Andrew Jones
bourhood Leaders are:
Learning Neighbourhood 1
(Prep, Year 1 and Year 2)
Ms. Jodie Coughlan
LN1 News!
What an amazing start to
the year in LN1. We have
had a wonderful first two
days with our new preps settling quickly into the neighbourhood routines. Our
grade ones and twos have
really stepped up as leaders
and are showing their caring
sides as they help with the
smooth transition.
We welcome Cyndi Stewart
to the LN1
year. This is
Cyndi’s first
teaching appointment
and we are
so fortunate
to have a
new graduate in our team
bringing a long whole new
set of ideas. Cyndi has six
years of working with children under her belt as she
was a nanny prior to moving
into teaching.
This year we have five home
groups made up of preps,
grade ones
We saw the
huge benefits of multiage groups
during our literacy sessions
last year and the impact this
had on teacher planning was
significant, this was the drive
behind the reason to move
to this new model.
LN1 2015
Jodie, Marija, Amy, Jamielee,
Wendy, Cyndi & Laura
LN2 News!
Welcome back!
Everyone was refreshed and
ready to breeze their way
straight into Term One of
Welcome to all of our year
3’s that have ventured all
the way from LN1 and a
very special welcome to all
of those students who are
new to BVPS. We always
love having new families join
our community and add just
a little more depth into our
wonderful school.
This week is all about setting
the foundations for a fantastic year. We practiced our
morning process and identified how to enter our neighbourhood responsibly. We
also shared our ideas around
the powers of being a super
learner. Spend some time
talking about learning with
the whole family. This would
be a great discussion at
home and a wonderful way
to create some learning
goals for the year. We can’t
wait to power into our learning journey of 2015 together
next week.
Thanks for reading and be
sure to visit us in LN2 to let
us know what you would like
to read about in this years’
LN3 News!
It feels great to be back! We hope everyone had an amazing holiday and a much
needed relaxing break! It definitely feels
that way as it has been high energy from
the moment 9:00 struck on Wednesday.
We could not be happier with the students’ commitment and eagerness in all
classes and have no doubt this will continue throughout the year. The teachers in
LN3 thrive off the students motivation and
it is great to say that LN3 is pumping with
Firstly, we need to welcome Ms Janelle De
Petro into Learning Neighbourhood 3. She
is a great addition to the LN3 and BVPS
family. Ms De Petro has already added
innovation and creative ideas to make
LN3 an even better place. If you have not
met her yet, make sure you come into the
neighbourhood and introduce yourself.
Also ask your children about our new key
words – Download, Upload, Shift, Re boot
and Pause.
The new Grade 5s have come into the
neighbourhood and already look like part
of the furniture. We have started our year
with getting to know you and team building experiences, learning about the things
students like in and out of the neighbourhood. We will be doing all we can to incorporate this into our curriculum to make
our learning experiences more exciting
and more relevant to your children.
We have an exciting new concept this
year! Once a week, students will have the
opportunity to learn literacy and numeracy through a medium of their choice.
Students will be able to select a preference for Physical Education, Performing
Arts or Media and take part in a four
week cycle of learning experiences. Mr
Youlden, Mr Montalto and Mr Tovey will
take a selected 20 students once a week,
where they will work on a project. Mr
Youlden will use his knowledge and skills
in Physical Education, allowing students to
read literature about the chosen sport,
analyse stats and write about their new
learnings in creative ways. Once a week,
our Music Specialist, Mr Tovey, will take a
different 20 selected students where they
will learn about song writing, genres of
music and time signatures, allowing students to gain the knowledge and understanding to write theme songs for our
four houses – Liliput, Johnstone, Erinbank
and Lichfield. Mr Montalto will be sharing
his deep understanding of the Green Studio with his group where they will be
creating Film Clips for the new theme
songs. They will analyse why and how
film directors use different camera angles,
lighting and editing to create moods.
If that wasn’t enough, over the next few
weeks we will be electing our new school
leaders, interschool sport teams and organising the release of the iPads for the
new Grade 5s. An information night will
be held on the 12th of February to provide
all the leasing information for 2015. This
meeting must be attended, so please
We have already jumped into our Literacy make yourself available. The iPads are an
& Numeracy groups preparing ourselves integral element to LN3’s learning, please
for the year ahead. LN3 has begun the help us, help your children.
“First twenty days of Literacy” which is
evidence based practise to help students I am so excited to be surrounded by a
settle into the expectations and customs team that is enthusiastic, passionate and
of our Literacy block. Make sure you ask motivated, and cannot wait to see our
your children about their Writer’s Note- students grow academically, socially and
book and help your child gather “seeds” emotionally.
as these will be the basis for their writing
prompts. Students are learning about Have a fantastic weekend! We are al“Just Right” books, ask some questions ready looking forward to Week 2.
about the books they have chosen and
why they were or were not great selec- Luke Cripps, Jan Vella, Rosie Strateas and
tions. To help your child progress we Janelle De Petro
need you to be as involved as possible in
their learning. If you have any questions
or any ideas about how you could help
LN3 please see one of the teachers in the
Term 1
The first day of Breakfast Club
will be held on Monday 9th
Our first Pop Up Morning Tea,
under the big umbrella, was a
huge success with over 30
parents and family members
attending. Please stay tuned
for the next one.
Mohammad A
Salar S
Ibrahim D
Hamza M
Lester M
Tuitogamau L
Reda A
Shazayeliah P
Sudais J
Daher A
Temukisa P
Zane P
Connor W
Gurshift G
Dontay H
Trisha T
Rheanne Z
Ash W
Serena G
Sarina M
Notice Board
Broadmeadows Valley Primary School in association with Metro
Music School is now offering Music Lessons to students who are
interested in learning an instrument at school every week. Lessons are held during and after school hours (30 mins/once per
week) at suitable times. (Prep to Gr 6) Enquiries are welcome
– contact Julian Tovey who is the music director at the school
Lessons Offered:
Discount Hiring and Purchase also available.
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ENROLMENT forms can be obtained from Mr Tovey