At Greenhills, we believe that families and the school are education partners. We recognise that the best educational experiences for children will occur when there is open communication, mutual trust and respect between the school and the home. Children whose parents and carers actively participate in the school, or who are involved with their education at home, are more successful at school.
There are many ways to get involved with the school, including helping in the classroom, the canteen or the library, regular working bees, fundraisers such as bake sales, sausage sizzles and the bi-annual school fete, the Parents' Association, the School Council and many more. Keep an eye on the school newsletter and school announcements for all the details.
All school helpers are required to have a valid Working with Children Check.
Greenhills uses the Compass parent portal to communicate with families about every aspect of school life, including:
Permissions and payments for school activities
Assessment and homework
School documents & resources
Messages and absence notifications
To use Compass, you will need to create an account. Contact the school first to request a family access code.
If you already have a Greenhills Compass account, you can log in here.
The Compass portal can also be accessed through a smart phone app.
If you have questions about Compass, please contact the school.
2021 School Terms
School hours are Monday to Friday, 9am - 3:30pm. The school terms for 2021 are as follows:
Term 1: 27 January - 1 April 2021
Term 2: 19 April - 25 June 2021
Term 3: 12 July - 17 September 2021
Term 4: 4 October - 17 December 2021
For Greenhills Primary School, the first day of the 2021 school year is Friday, 29 January for students in Grades 1-6. Preps will have a staggered start on Monday, 1 February or Tuesday, 2 February.
There are several curriculum days and student-free days throughout the school year, ratified by the Greenhills School Council and announced in the school newsletter.
Outside school hours care is available on curriculum days, student free days and school holidays, provided by OSHCLUB.
The full list of 2021 Victorian public holidays can be found on the Business Victoria website.
Parents, grandparents and carers are a vital part of the Greenhills Primary School community, providing vital support both inside and outside the classroom.