COMPASS Corner

Have you logged on to Compass lately?  There have been eight CAT (Common Assessment Tasks) reports so far this year.  You can use the Compass website and mobile apps to access your child’s reports at any time. You can see teacher feedback on student work and even leave a comment!

Next week children will be putting up their goals for this term!  So log on and have a look at your child’s progress. 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!

Grade 4 Adelaide Camp

Well, the time has finally come! Grade 4 students are excitedly getting ready for Grade 4 Camp to Adelaide next week. Please remember to be at school bright and early at 6:30am on Wednesday morning. Also don’t forget to pack a snack and lunch for the first day. All the teachers are very excited for a wonderful three days in Adelaide. As most students and teachers will be away enjoying themselves, the Grade 4 C.A.T. will be available to view Friday of Week 4.

Thank you, Miss Attwell, Mr. Kerridge and Mr Hall

Keep Victoria Beautiful

Last term we had a visit from Gary Mogford, Program Manager Keep Victoria Beautiful. Our school has won the Regional Award for KVB with 2 entries: ‘App: Lake Ranfurly Birds and Plants’ and ‘Making our mark in the school and the community; creating a win for the environment!’. We took Mr Mogford to Lake Ranfurly to show him first hand the improvements our Year 5/6 students have made. He questioned our students about a number of issues and these were answered expertly by the team representing our school. Both entries have been short listed as finalists in the State KVB awards to be held in Horsham on 15th October. Congratulations to our students who have worked hard to help our school achieve at this level.

Canteen

Our Canteen needs volunteers! The canteen relies on volunteers to run this service. No volunteers = No canteen. If you could help out with food preparation and/or counter sales it would be greatly appreciated. The canteen runs Wednesday-Friday, We are looking for people who can help out between 9:00am- 2:00pm on these days. Even if it’s only for an hour or two? Please contact the office if you are able to help.

HAT time again

Please make sure your child has a hat to wear and that they have their name inside. Any children who do not have a hat will need to play under the shade area at the front of the school. And this isn’t much fun! 

Pokemon Cards

The children love their Pokémon cards. Most are playing with them beautifully. But some are getting upset as they are losing them, having them taken by other children or being pressured into swapping them. We do NOT want to ban the cards from coming to school BUT we do need to ensure students enjoy playing with their cards. Please understand that if children bring them to school it is just too difficult for teachers to take care of the cards. Please chat to your child about “swapping” cards. Some children are taking advantage of others and not swapping fairly. If you are really worried about your child’s cards it’s probably best you keep them at home. We do hope you understand how tricky it is to supervise this

Student Attendance

Coming to school every day is the single most important part of your child’s education. We all want our students to get a great education, and the building blocks for a great education begins with students coming to school each and every day. If students miss school regularly, they miss out on learning the fundamental skills that will set them up for success in the later years of school. There is no safe number of days for missing school – each day a student misses puts them behind, and can affect their educational outcomes. Each missed day is associated with progressively lower achievement in numeracy, writing and reading. Policy includes these procedures:

  • Our Attendance Officer will contact parents when children are absent and an explanation is not provided.
  • You will also receive a text at the end of each day if an explanation is not provided. Please ensure you contact the school if your child is absent. 

Grade 5/6 Building Renovations

Our Grade 5 & 6 rooms are looking SUPER, DUPER! Please pop in and have a look! We have knocked out some walls, painted, put new carpet down and got rid of the white ants!! We are very excited with the sparkling new rooms. And now we will buy some new furniture to match! 

Little Books Lost

At the moment we have thousands of dollars worth of book missing!! PLEASE have a really good hunt for them. They are tiny and find places to hide! We need them returned so that our children can read them and continue to become great readers! 

Footy Colours Day

Football Colours Day Our SRC have organised a Football Colours this Friday morning. It’s going to be such FUN! Don’t forget to wear your footy colours. 

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