National Water Week Poster Results: Sunraysia Lower Murray Competition

We had many quality entries from our school this year from Prep-6 making it very difficult for the Judges. Congratulations to our 2017 placegetters  for their amazing posters

Year 5/6: Winner: Jai Magno 6CR and 2nd Tahlia Lane 6CR

Year 3/ 4 : 3rd Leon Alexander

Year 1/2  :  Winner: Maya Magno 1/2L and 3rd Isla Surgy 1H

Prep : Winner Linkon Hobson Prep/1B

We also had some terrific Highly Commended entries                    

Taylah Cash


Cobie Beswick


Ruby Venville


Maddison Goldsworthy


Shenay Bolitho


Darci Lapthorne


Charlie Cook


Dante Fono


Evin Tas


Miriam Tippett


Jack Ward



State Athletic Finals

Congratulations to Kate, Harry and Xavier who did such an amazing job representing Mildura West at the State Athletics Championships in Melbourne on Monday. Xavier finished 5th with an amazing throw of 29 metres in discus, Harry finished 16th in Shot Put and Kate ran a fast time in her heat, narrowly missing the final in the 100 metres. The whole school community is proud of these students and their achievements. 

Should your child be on Social Media?

Should your child be on Social Media?

•                   Is your child old enough to use Social Media?

•                   Why is 13 the recommended Age?

•                   How do you know if your child is ready to use Social Media?

Many parents/carers anguish over these questions, it can be difficult to know what is the right decision.

Consequently, we have included some advice from the Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner. We hope this advice helps.

2018 Prep Orientation starts next week

We are so excited because our 2018 Prep children will be coming to school next Wednesday 8th November. Everyone is looking forward to meeting our new West students. Please contact the office if you are unable to come to the first day of our Prep Orientation

Grade 3 students iPad 2018 Program


Monday 30th October (3.30 4.00pm)

Monday 30th October (5.30 - 6.00pm)

Wednesday 1st November (3.30 - 4.00pm)

This is an opportunity to find out about our iPad program that starts in Grade 3. Students are not able to participate in our 2018 iPad program unless their parents/carers have attended an information session. These sessions are vital for both the school and parents, to ensure the successful continuation of our ICT program.

All information sessions will be held in the Library

New Garden – Out door learning space

We have a beautiful new garden. Hayley Croucher & Elly Starr have interviewed our Garden designer, Elaine Brown (Our very own Business Manager)

What gave you the idea for the new garden?  Well I have being working at this school for about four years now and for about the last two years I have been wanting to change it because it was such a pale and ugly area. I finally got that chance this year.

How long did it take you to make the plan?  It took me two weeks to plan it out then I had to get the Principal to accept it.  I then had to find how much everything would cost.

Did you plan everything on your own? Yes, but Dave one of the Gardeners told me that my ideas are good but to change the seats to stone. This change would be better so we made it work.

Next week’s assembly- Change of Time 2:30pm

On Friday the 3rd of November we will be having an afternoon assembly. A feature of this assembly will be the presentation of Australian Maths Comp Certificates. An invitation has also gone out to the parents/carers of those students who sat the competition. 

Parents/Carers - Please respect our School Values

We value the relationships we have with our parents/carers and the broader school community. MWPS has an open door policy. Parents & carers are always welcome. However, when parent/carers & visitors are on the school grounds they must demonstrate the Statement of School Values   (enclosed) written by our own school council. We ask that everyone respect these values while on our school grounds.

Smoking Bans

Smoking is banned on school grounds & 4 metres outside the  school boundary.

A gentle reminder that Smoking is banned within the grounds of all Victorian childcare centres, kindergartens, preschools and primary and secondary schools in Victoria. This smoking ban applies at primary and secondary schools at all times, no matterwhether the building or school grounds are being used for education purposes or other purposes. 

Good Luck in the State Championships


Best of luck to Harry Beavis (10 year old boys shot put ), Kate Crouch (11 year old girls 100m) and Xavier Kaufusi (11 year old boys discus) who qualified to represent the school at the State Athletic Finals on Monday in Melbourne.