Tune in to our latest West Podcast.

Mildura West Podcast Episode 5

Mildura West student leaders have published another podcast about our school. We hope you have a listen and subscribe to all our episodes. You can find us on iTunes, Spotify or Google podcasts – just search for “Mildura West”! Or you can find us here too: Anchor.fm: http://anchor.fm/ mildurawest-podcast

Whacky Wednesday Canteen Specials

Whacky Wednesday Deal WK 4 8/8/19 

Pin Wheels (Hawaiian or BBQ Chicken)

Please have all orders into the canteen by 9.00am


Exciting news, this year our Mildura West Choir are performing at The Beat on Wednesday August 28th at 11am. Students have been practising with Tafe and Ms Parker every Wednesday at lunch and are ready to perform. We are singing at the Matinee session and if any West families would like to attend, tickets are available at the Mildura Arts Centre from August 1st.

Milk Bottle Recycling

As part of our ongoing Environmental program at Mildura West Primary School, we are collecting plastic milk and orange juice bottles, which are suitable for recycling. This program has commenced and we have already sent 1 full bale away to be recycled. Please remember that each bottle must be washed, cleaned and the top removed before it can be placed in the yellow lidded, recycling bin, located near the Science room. This bin has a clear label on the front. Please do not take the bottles to the office as they must be deposited straight into the available recycling bin. The recycling company will not accept any plastic bottle that has not been cleaned. 

The material collected will be sent away, recycled and returned to our school in its new life - as seating for our students.

Gymnastics Club

Lara, Khloe, Keira and Zara planned and organised a gymnastics club last 

Wednesday in the gym. They taught students a few different gymnastics moves such as cartwheels, handstands, frontwards and backwards flips. Students happily took safe risks to attempt these moved and cheered each other on.

Book Fair

Reading for pleasure unlocks the power of information and imagination and helps children discover who they are. Here’s what you can do to help children develop stronger reading skills and a love for reading:

 Set the example. Let children see you read.  Have a collection of books in your home. Update this collection

 Routinely to keep up with changing tastes and reading skills.

 Support our school’s Book Fair. Allow your children to choose their own books to read.

The theme of our Scholastic Book Fair is Dino-Mite, where we hope you will Stomp, Chomp, and Read! It’s a fun reading event that brings the books kids want to read right into our school. It’s a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level. Please make plans to visit our Book Fair and be involved in shaping your child’s reading habits.

Book Fair dates: Monday July 29th – Wednesday August 7th

Shopping hours: 8.30am – 8.50am and 3.15pm – 4.00pm.

We look forward to seeing you and your family at our Book Fair!

Remember, all purchases benefit our school. 

Athletics Sport

Athletics Sports - Friday 26th July We are all looking forward to a fantastic day next Friday. Make sure you have the date in your diary and come along to view the action. Notes to travel on the bus must be returned and if you would like your child to receive a sausage at the sports, please fill out the pre-order form with payment that has already gone home. There will be adult food/drink options provided by our fabulous school council group this year as well.

2019 Parent Opinion Survey

WE WANT OUR PARENTS TO TELL US WHAT THEY THINK! Our school is conducting a survey to find out what parents think of our school. The Parent Opinion Survey is an annual survey offered by the Department of Education and Training that is conducted amongst a sample of randomly selected parents. It is designed to assist schools in gaining an understanding of parents’ perceptions of school climate, student behavior and student engagement. Our school will use the survey results to help inform and direct future school planning and improvement strategies. Approximately 30 per cent of parents will be invited to participate in this year’s survey. All responses to the survey are anonymous. This year the survey will be conducted online from Monday 22nd July to Sunday 11th August. If your name is randomly selected, then your child will bring a note home with the survey link. You can login to the secure site and complete the survey online from any device connected to the internet, at a time convenient to you during the survey period. PLEASE find the time to complete the survey, we really value your opinion.

Curriculum Days

CURRICULUM DAYS THIS TERM. Our journey towards becoming an accredited IB school is getting closer! This is such an exciting time for Mildura West PS. To expand our teachers’ knowledge and to see some IB schools in action, we will be having 2 curriculum days this term. The days are Thursday 29th & Friday 30th of August. Students will not come to school on these days. The reason we are taking 2 days is because we are going to Melbourne to visit other PYP (International Baccalaureate) schools and to complete some Professional Development. We are very excited about this. Teachers of IB schools regularly visit other IB schools but as you know, there are no other IB Government schools in Mildura. Teachers will be visiting 5 PYP schools whilst in Melbourne, as well as working with an IB Consultant.AC