Curriculum Days

CURRICULUM DAYS THIS TERM. Our journey towards becoming an accredited IB school is getting closer! This is such an exciting time for Mildura West PS. To expand our teachers’ knowledge and to see some IB schools in action, we will be having 2 curriculum days this term. The days are Thursday 29th & Friday 30th of August. Students will not come to school on these days. The reason we are taking 2 days is because we are going to Melbourne to visit other PYP (International Baccalaureate) schools and to complete some Professional Development. We are very excited about this. Teachers of IB schools regularly visit other IB schools but as you know, there are no other IB Government schools in Mildura. Teachers will be visiting 5 PYP schools whilst in Melbourne, as well as working with an IB Consultant.AC

Our Visions, Our Values, Our School.

MWPS Vision

MWPS provides an engaging environment where children are challenged and motivated to become the best they can be.
 
Mildura West Primary School is a candidate school for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Program and pursuing authorization as an IB World School.
 
IB World Schools share a common philosophy - a commitment to improve the teaching and learning of a diverse and inclusive community of students by delivering challenging, high quality programmes of international education that share a powerful vision.
 
Mission Statement from IB - The International Baccaaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. These programs encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.
 

*Only schools authorized by the International Baccalaureate can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme or the IB Career-related Certificate (IBCC). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted. For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit www.ibo.org

MWPS Values

Resilience • Respect • Excellence • Pride

Our School

Mildura West Primary School is a vibrant and happy place to be. It offers an excellent range of educational opportunities, programs, facilities and resources. The school has approximately 390 students from a diverse range of backgrounds and nations. This diversity is one of the characteristics that make it a great school. Children learn best when parents/carers, teachers and students are partners in the education process. An ‘Open Door’ policy and regular communication ensure this happens. Parents trust that we take very good care of their children. The children at West are always placed first. All decisions are made with the student in the centre. Our School Values, Resilience, Respect, Excellence and Pride, are truly ‘alive’ and evident in all that we do.
 

OSHC Student Free Curriculum Days

OSHC is open all day on 29th and 30th August for the Student Free Curriculum Days
Enrolment forms for these days are available from the school office or the OSHC service – places are limited, please book early!

Mildura West Podcast

Mildura West Podcast
‘Way Out West’ - Episode 7
Mildura West student leaders have published another podcast about our school. We hope you have a listen and subscribe to all our episodes.
You can find us on iTunes, Spotify or Google podcasts – just search for “Mildura west”!
Or you can find us here too: Anchor.fm: http://anchor.fm/mildurawest-podcast

CATS- Compass online update!

Below is the proposed CAT reports coming out in the next couple of weeks, log on, chat to your child about their learning and don’t be afraid to leave a comment. You can leave a message of support for your child, ask the teacher a question or give us your feedback.
  • Prep – Unit of Inquiry CAT (Online- Monday)
  • Gr 1/2- Reading (Online- Friday), Writing (Online –Week 8)
  • Gr 3/4- Reading (Online- Week 8 Friday)
  • Gr 5/6- Writing (Online- Week 8)
  • Digital Technologies – Computer Art/Drawing- Grade 5 (Online now)
  • Art- How we Express Ourselves- Aesthetic can be pleasing depending on personal experiences. Grade 6
  • PE- Basketball- Grade 3/4 (Online now)
Compass Support
If you need help please call! A password reset is easy! If you would like further assistance, please make a
time to meet with Darrel Branson or Luke Jeffers. We will also have a Compass Support desk at each
Friday assembly from now, so pop on over and say hi to Janine. We are here to help!

MWPS Walkathon

The School Council Fund raising committee were very happy with the Walkathon last Friday. The children and some parents/carers had lots of fun walking or running laps of our school. Please return Sponsorship money ASAP. School council will then identify something our school needs and allocate the Funds to this. Of course, we will let you know what that is once a decision has been made.

Prep Grandparents/Special Friends day

Check out the galleries for photos.
Last Thursday, our Prep grandparents and special friends came to school for a morning of learning and fun. This was a celebration of our Unit of Inquiry, where we have been learning about Family Histories.
The Prep students shared some of their learning and then they did an activity together. They also performed a song and dance. We concluded with morning tea and a look at the collages that the children created. It was wonderful to see so many special guests and Prep students enjoying spending time together.

2 Pupil Free days – August 29 & 30

Next Thursday and Friday, our teachers will be visiting several International Baccalaureate schools in Melbourne. Experienced IB teachers and school leaders will be talking with us about their IB program. We are very excited to be able to see other IB schools in action, schools that have had IB for 10 years or more. We will share our experiences in the next newsletter. I’m sure we will learn a great deal.

Book Launch

It’s true - Your child is an author!
For many weeks, your child has been writing, refining and publishing a wonderful book. They have worked so hard and they would love to read their book to you. I know everyone is busy but it would be super if you could pop in. You’ve received a couple of flyers about this exciting event.
  • Fancy Dress Parade at 9.00 – 10.00am
  • Children’s Book Launch at 10.00am.

THE BEAT

Exciting news, this year our Mildura West Choir are performing at The Beat on Wednesday August 28th at 11am. Students have been practising with Tafe and Ms Parker every Wednesday at lunch and are ready to perform. We are singing at the Matinee session and if any West families would like to attend, tickets are available at the Mildura Arts Centre from August 1st.

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