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MWPS Student Leaders - 40 Hour Famine

Every day children are forced to flee from their homes in search of food & safety. To understand what this is like a group of our Yr 6 students are participating in the 40 Hour Famine Backpack challenge. Each person who takes part in the challenge commits to living out of their backpack for 40 hours to raise funds for refugees and displaced children.

“We would like to ask you for your help in raising some much needed money. Donations of any amount can be made to the front office until Thursday 23rd November, we would like to thank you all for your support”

 Jorja Donohue & Jai Magno (School captains)

Voices of the Children – Special Forever

Last Thursday evening Imogen Morgan represented our school At the opening of the Mildura Arts Centre Exhibition: Voices of the Children Special Forever. It was an honour for Imogen’s writing about Middens to be selected by the organisers of the Exhibition. Thank you Imogen. We have manyStudents that have their work displayed. It is a free Exhibition and will be open until the middle of December. The exhibition is well worth a visit Maddie and Janeti’s art work is on display.

Shade Sail Grant Success

We received notification last week that the school’s application for funding under the Department of Health & Human Services Shade Grants Program was successful. The school will receive $27,500 to go towards shade projects on the playground and friendship zone as well as replacing old sails. The shade project for the playground will start next week, hence the area being roped off for preparation works.

Grade 3 & 4 Chaffey Trail PBL

This week Grade Three and Four students were lucky enough to have a visit from Mr Bob Walton, a retired teacher and local historian. Mr Walton spoke to students and answered their questions about Mildura’s history and the Chaffy Brothers. As part of their Chaffey Trail PBL Unit, students went on an excursion to Rio Vista house last week and this week they got to hear all about how The Chaffey Brother’s helped build Mildura into what it is today. Mr Walton even mentioned that he was ex-Westie, having been to Mildura West Primary School himself, from prep-grade six. We were very proud of the students eagerness to learn and their respect towards their guest. We would like to thank Bob Walton for visiting us this week and sharing his vast knowledge off all things history.

Marcus talking on ABC Radio

Take a listen to Marcus speaking to Nicole Chvastek on ABC Victoria's Statewide Drive Program about his achievement in the Australian School Maths Competition.