Meet Our New Teachers

My name is Cambell McKenzie and I am a new teacher at Mildura West Primary School, teaching grade 3. I have recently completed my Bachelor of Education at the La Trobe Mildura campus. I am very excited to finally be where I have dreamed of being for a very long time, in a school environment changing the lives of students and providing them with life long skills. I am very down to earth, friendly and humorous so I am always happy for a chat around the school. I love spending time with friends and family, meeting new people, testing my skills and playing various sports within the community such as tennis.




Hi everyone! My name is Mrs Trudy Sakkas. I am super excited to be teaching at Mildura West Primary School this year in a fabulous Grade 1 class, and with wonderful teaching colleagues and support staff. In my family I have my husband George (who attended MWPS as a child), my sons Johno (15), Connor (13), and Alex (4), and daughter Alana (9) who is also starting in Grade 3 this year at Mildura West. In my spare time I love cooking, reading, playing tennis and DIY projects at home. I am really looking forward to meeting new students and their families over the coming weeks. 2017 is going to be a great year!




Hi, my name is Tracy Pope and I am teaching Grade 5 this year. I have previously taught at St. Paul's Primary School in Mildura and at Yulara School, which is a primary school located at Ayers Rock Resort in the Northern Territory. Literacy is my passion and I am looking forward to getting to know everyone at Mildura West. Out of school, I am married with two teenage daughters. I love to spend time with my family, walk the dogs, swim and play netball.  If you see me around, please say hi and stop for chat!


School Council Members Wanted

School Council Elections will take place in March.

At Mildura West Primary School, the School Council plays an important role in

supporting the principal to provide the best possible educational outcomes for

students. Participating as a school council member is a rewarding and challenging

experience. It’s a great way to get involved and have a real say in what your school is

doing for its students.

This year we are looking for 4 new members.

Interested parents, carers and community members can enquire at the school office. We welcome all people willing to get involved to make our school, a great school

Home Routine

Although we are all busy people, please try to put a routine in place whereby children know they must do their homework. Reading from real books is important for children to develop a love of books. They should be reading at home every day. It’s also important for parents/carers to read TO their children. Having a range of books at home and regular visits to the library also encourages this. 

Pokémon Cards

Please understand that we cannot supervise the trading of Pokémon cards.

Talk with your children about which cards they can swap and which ones they

cannot swap. If your child brings the cards to school, it is the child’s

responsibility to take care of them. If they are really special to the child then they should probably stay at home.

Open Door Policy

Remember we operate an open door policy. Please pop in to visit your child’s classroom and say hello to the teacher. We love it when our parents/carers spend time in our classrooms. Book an appointment with your child’s class teacher if you have questions or concerns that are of a private nature. A date for parent/teacher meetings to get to know your child will be announced next week.

We want the very best for your child. Please continue to work with us so your child can grow in confidence, with a love of learning, and a determination to be the best person they can be.

We will do everything we can to help your child to do their best.  Let us know if we can support you in any way.

As you know one of our school values is Respect.  We endeavour to ensure that all children show respect for everything (friends, adults, property) and we constantly remind learners of the values that underpin our every action. This week we have been focussing on reminding children to greet others and use their name. Please help us reinforce this curtesy.