Principal’s Message

Welcome Back

A warm welcome back to school to all TVPS families for Term 4! It promises to be a busy Term – ICAS Academic Awards Night, swimming for Foundation & Grade 1 Levels, the Division & Regional Athletics Championships, Foundation Orientation, Grade 2 Sleep-over, Sweet Valley High, School Disco, Grade 6 Graduation [‘Valleydictory’] – just for starters! A number of students ventured overseas, interstate or to the snow during the holidays, which was exciting! We hope that everyone had a restful break and took advantage of the opportunity to catch up with family and friends!

Welcome Mrs Grimes

We welcome Mrs Jayde Grimes to the staff of TVPS. Mrs Grimes will be teaching 6F as a replacement for Mrs Fowler, who is on maternity leave this Term. Mrs Grimes has taught at TVPS on many occasions as a CRT.

Adam in State Cricket Team

Congratulations to Adam H [6L] for his selection in the School Sport Victoria Cricket Team for 12 years and under. The team will compete at the School Sport Australia Championships, to be held in Bunbury, WA from December 12th –19th, 2018. A wonderful achievement Adam!

Archibald Prize

Mrs Koehn has been conducting the Archibald Prize art competition this Term. The students in Grades 5&6 have been drawing portraits of famous Australians including Banjo Paterson, Sir Donald Bradman, Hugh Jackman, Kylie Minogue and Dustin Martin! The competition has created a great deal of interest amongst the school community. All grades have viewed the portraits displayed in the Level 4 Building. The final judging is yet to be completed. However, the ‘Packing Room’ Prizes have been presented at Assembly to Alexander D [6B], for his painting of Brett Whiteley and Celina U [5B], for her portraiture of Delta Goodrem. Special thanks and congratulations to Mrs Koehn for organizing this wonderful competition.

ICAS English Competition

We congratulate the following students for their achievements in the ICAS English Competition recently.

Year 3 Merit Yara L; Isabella M
  Credit Jana B; Zara C; Jodi G; Thomas H; Jaimee S
  Distinction Erin C; Lucy C; Bastien F; Andrew R
Year 4 Merit Hayley F; Caitlin T; Ben T
  Credit Vania B; Pablo B; Daisy B; Milena K; Mavis Mc; Alexander R; Nicholas R; Kai U
  Distinction Jude C; Pradyun S; Kevin Z
Year 5 Merit Xavier F; Evan S
  Credit Joana G; Ruby T; Lucas T
  Distinction Holly M; Archie T
Year 6 Merit Adam H
  Credit Matilda H; Ethan P

Special thanks to Mrs Broome for organizing the competition for the students.

Swimming Lessons Commence

The swimming lessons for Foundation and Grade 1 commence at the Aquarena Pool, Doncaster next week. The lessons feature swimming and survival techniques. The swimming program extends over two weeks – 10 sessions in total. Special thanks are extended to Mr Eagleton for arranging the swimming program and to the parents who have volunteered to assist at the pool.

Representatives in Division Athletics Team

We congratulate the following students for representing the DDSSA, after winning their way through to the Division Athletics Finals, held at the Bill Sewart Track, Burwood East.

Name Grade Age Group Event
Lily A 3M 9/10 Girls 1500m
Jake B 4V 9/10 Boys 200m


Caitlin T 4C 9/10 Girls 100m


Mikael E-A 5S 11 Boys 800m


Celina U 5B 9/10 Girls 80m Hurdles
Sebastian C 5B 11 Boys 80m Hurdles
Rachel W 5B 11 Girls 800m


Will K 6F 12/13 Boys 800m
Sasha P 6F 12/13 Girls 80m Hurdles High Jump
Livinia A 6B 12/13 Girls 800m


Ella B 6B 12/13 Girls Triple Jump

The following students were the most successful TVPS athletes in the Division Finals.

Livinia A [6B] –2nd in 800m and 1st 1500m

Mikael E-A [5S] –1st in 800m and 1500m

Rachel W [5B] –1st in 800m and 1500m


Regional Athletics Final

The above [3] students went on to compete at the Regional Athletics Final at the Bill Sewart Track on Thursday this week. I am delighted to report the following results.

Rachel W [5B] – 1st in 800m and 1500m

Livinia A [6B] –3rd in 1500m and 10th in 800m

Mikael E-A [5S] – 4th in 800m and 1500m

Congratulations to Rachel, Livinia and Mikael on their outstanding performances.

Rachel will now progress to the State Athletics Final, to be held later this Term.

Working Bee

The fourth working bee for the year will be held this Saturday, October 20th, commencing at 9am. There will be a lot of weeding, pruning, sweeping and spout clearing to be done. In addition, there is a large pile of mulch at the Airds Road entrance to the school that needs to be distributed. If families are able to attend, even for an hour, it would be most appreciated. Morning tea refreshments and a barbecue luncheon will be provided. 

Bye for now,


Graeme Renshaw


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