Compass – Your child’s report (CAT) will be on compass Friday

Have you logged on to Compass lately?  The next CAT (Common Assessment Task) report is up.  You can use your computer or phone to access the Compass website or mobile app and see your child’s reports at any time. You can view teacher feedback and even leave a comment!

To log on, enter your parent code (The first three letters of your last name and a four digit code- ie. ABC0011)

You can log in at www.mildurawestps.vic.jdlf.com.au  or via the mobile apps available in the Android and iTunes stores – search for Compass School Manager.

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 are here to help!

Social Networking

Communication in today’s world includes Social Networking. This form of communication can be positive, but can also carry risks, especially for children. There are many ways to assist your child to be safe on social networking sites:

At school we teach the children a great deal about digital citizenship because we want our students to be safe, happy and ethical online; just as we do in the offline world.

But students don’t always have the life experience or brain development to navigate technology safely and effectively. So, like many other areas of life, they need guidance from trusted adults, including teachers and family members

I’ve included some very useful resources for parents/carers. I do hope you find them valuable.

House Cross Country

Last Friday was the annual Mildura West House Cross Country event. All students competed for their house across the day earning points for their team and students who came 1st, 2nd or 3rd received a ribbon. At the completion of the day students assembled in the gym where Red (Darling) House was announced the winner. Despite the warm weather students displayed wonderful resilience all day and their behaviour was outstanding. A big thank you to all the wonderful parent volunteers who assisted on the day, without your support the day definitely wouldn’t have ran as smoothly.

      Red: 196 Points               Green: 184               Yellow: 167               Blue: 159

ANZAC Ceremony

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Tuesday, we conducted a School Community ANZAC Ceremony. This opportunity allowed students to learn about the procedures and significance of the ceremony. We had our school leaders give a commemorative address, Grade 4P sing and a Special guest, John Barnes talk about what ANZAC Day means to him. The students showed great respect and I hope they try to exhibit the ANZAC spirit in their lives. I attended the DAWN service with our School Leaders, it was a moving experience. Thank you to the parents who rose very early to bring the school leaders to the ceremony. A BIG thankyou to our Office Manager, Elaine Brown for making the beautiful wreath. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

National Ride2School Day

National Ride2school Day is to encourage our students and families to be involved in any active travel such as walking, riding and skateboarding. Next week we will have our first Walking Bus for Term 1 to coincide with National Ride2School Day.  We have the Walking Bus once a month with the police and Neighbourhood Watch supervising it. Everyone is welcome: walkers, bikes, trikes, scooters and even prams. The ‘bus’ will leave the corner of Washington Drive and Riverside Avenue at 8:30am. You can ‘board’ the bus on the way!!

Grade 5 Lake Cullulleraine Camp Reminder

The Grade 5 Camp to Lake Cullulleraine is fast approaching. Please make sure you have paid the camp in full by this Monday 19th March 2018. Unfortunately, if the camp is not paid in full your child will not be able to attend the camp.

Have you seen your child at school lately? Log onto Seesaw.

Last Friday we sent a flyer home. Have you logged on to view

your child’s profile yet? It’ll show you a few snaps of classroom happenings.

What is Seesaw?

Seesaw is a secure online Journal to record photos, observations and comments, to build up a record of your child’s experiences during their time with us. This platform allows us to work with parents and carers to share information and communicate the children’s learning in and outside of the classroom.

Why use Seesaw?

We are always looking at ways we can improve our communication with parents. Seesaw will allow us to share more of what your child is doing at school and provide a window into the classroom. 

These are some of the photos that have already been shared on the SeeSaw app!!

 

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