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International Baccalaureate “Recapping our Journey”

Mildura West Primary School is a candidate school for the International Baccalaureate (IB) and we are pursuing authorisation as an IB World School this year. 

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. 

There are over 4,200 IB World Schools in 109 countries. More than 75,000 teachers and more than one million students worldwide. A wonderful network for teaching our students. 

 

WHAT IS PYP? (PRIMARY YEARS PROGRAM)

  • • A curriculum framework for young learners aged 5-12 
  • • Founded on a philosophy that recognises a child’s natural curiosity, creativity and ability to reflect
  • • The PYP generates a stimulating, challenging learning environment to nurture and promote a love of life-long learning
  • • It is transdisciplinary, meaning students learn across subject areas while investigating big ideas

Badge Ceremony Assembly

Resilience Respect Excellence Pride Reminder Parents of Grade 1-6 Students (Prep students do not attend this assembly) 

Student Leadership is very important to us. We support every child to have a voice and to develop their leadership skills. 

Informally, there are many opportunities for all of our students to have a voice and to lead in a variety of ways. There are also some formal leadership positions that have been finalised this week. 

There will be a special ceremony on Friday 22nd in the gymnasium. 

We do hope you can come and be part of this special occasion. We would also like you to stay for a chat and light refreshments.

Homework

Homework helps students by complementing and reinforcing classroom learning, fostering good lifelong learning and study habits, and providing an opportunity for students to be responsible for their own learning Homework helps students by: 

  • complementing and reinforcing classroom learning fostering good lifelong learning and study habits
  • providing an opportunity for students to become responsible for their own learning 
  • developing self-regulation processes such as goal-setting, self-efficacy, self-reflection and time management 
  • supporting partnerships with parents by connecting families with the learning of their children 
  • fostering a sense of self-discipline and responsibility and prepare students for upper grades 

Your child will be expected to complete a very small amount of Homework each weekday. Please read the Mildura West Homework Policy included. If you have any questions please see your classroom teacher.

Curriculum Day - Student Free

There will be a pupil free day - Monday 25th February.

Teachers will be engage in Professional Learning to enhance thier skills.

NO STUDENTS - will be required at school this day.

Our Outside School Care Program will be running on the day.

International Baccalaureate

 

The International Baccalaureate (IB) learner profile describes a broad range of human capabilities and responsibilities that go beyond academic success.

They imply a commitment to help all members of the school community learn to respect themselves, others and the world around them.

Learner Profile: Risk-taker

At Mildura West Primary, we are committed to developing the ‘whole’ child. The attributes of a great learner help the staff and students to do this.

At home, you might like to ask your child/ren about what it means to be a Risk-taker. At the beginning of the school year, it is important that we keep encouraging the children to try new and exciting things with their learning. The new Prep students and other new students across the school have certainly been wonderful and displaying this Learner Profile attribute!

Ask your child/ren how they have been courageous with their learning. Do they try and solve problems in lots of different ways? At home you could encourage them to step out of their comfort zone.

 

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