Regional Cross Country

On Tuesday 6th June Summer Roberts, Ali Ehsani, Mohammad Ehsani and Gabby Marrone proudly represented Mildura West at the Loddon Mallee Region Cross Country Championships in St. Arnaud. They qualified by finishing in the top ten at the recent Sunraysia Championships. Results for the day were as follows: Summer 24th, Mohammad 34th, Ali 36th and Gabby's result is yet to be confirmed. All four students enjoyed their experience and represented the school with great pride. 

A big thank you to Kiran McDonald and Rosie Marrone for transporting the kids to the event. 

Congratulations Marion Vorwerk – 35 Years of Teaching

On Monday afternoon I had the pleasure of joining Mrs Marion Vorwerk when she received her 35 Years of Service Certificate.

Jeanette Nagorcka (see photo), the Regional Director of the North-Western Victoria Region, presented Marion and several other teachers, with this very prestigious certificate. Mildura West is extremely lucky to have Marion on staff. She is a special teacher who has made a huge impact on hundreds and hundreds of students. Marion’s love for teaching, science and the environment has resulted in many awards and celebrations. We certainly congratulate Marion and wish her all the best, as she continues to teach with passion and commitment.  (Anne Robinson)

Marion's look at 35 years...

What a privilege to be a teacher for 35 years and still thoroughly enjoying my profession! Developing a rapport with all the students I have taught has been at the forefront in my job. My career has taken me across regional Victoria: Castlemaine, Maldon and Ballarat and 12 years in Preston and Broadmeadows.  My roles during this time have been so diverse and the students from many different walks of life. I have had the pleasure of working with numerous colleagues during this time.Teaching students about Sustainability has been a major focus for me. There have been many opportunities in all the schools I have taught in for me to follow this pathway. Mildura West PS winning the Volvo Australian Environmental Award in 2005 for the ‘The Murray River Houseboat Litter Project’ was amazing. This project was literacy based and led me to taking 4 students to Sweden to present this project on an international stage at Gothenberg, Sweden. Coming 4th was a massive achievement, the only primary aged students in the competition! Another highlight was being selected as a key Teacher of Sustainability to be on the front cover of the local 2011/2012 Yellow Pages.  Again this was a resultof all the community based projects our school has been involved in for many years.In 2015 being selected as the Dame Phyllis winner as part of the Keep Victoria Beautiful Awards was such an honour and a tribute again to all the students that I have worked with over 20 years to make a difference to the planet. Our environmental links to our community still continue to this day. Mildura West is a fantastic school. Each year my role embraces new challenges however, there always has to be links to environmental education and science! My greatest passion is still the joy of teaching and working with students and staff.

Prep Information Open Day

Prep Information Session - Thursday 8th June ~ 9.30 am - 11.00 am. 



2018 Prep Information


9.30 - 11.00am

Prospective families from our School Community are invited to attend an information session and school tour.

 RSVP 5023 1336

219-227 Ninth Street, Mildura

**if you are unable to attend please contact our office for an appointment



Lost Property

It’s that time of year again, when the students start to wear their jumpers to school when it is cold in the morning and then take them off as the day warms up. There is a lot of items in our lost property box at the moment. If your child has lost an item of clothing please come on in and check the box. It is really important that all items of clothing are clearly labelled as this ensures it can be returned.

Grade 3 Camp

This morning a very excited group of Grade Three students set off on their journey to Swan Hill. The group stopped at Robinvale for morning tea, then onwards to Swan Hill. They enjoyed lunch in the park then began their learning about life in the past at the Pioneer Settlement. During their visit, students will be experiencing pioneer school, butter churning, rope making, and a cruise on the PS Pyap and tonight will enjoy the amazing 'Heartbeat of the Murray Laser Spectacular’ on the river. Thank you to Miss Clarke, Mr McKenzie, Lynelle Logan and Karen Boulton for assisting on the camp. Students should return to MWPS Friday at approx. 4pm.

District Cross Country

District Cross Country

On Tuesday 16th May a team of 27 students proudly represented Mildura West at the Sunraysia Division Cross Country Championships. We had four students finish in the top 10 and qualify to represent Sunraysia at the Regional Championships in St Arnaud.

·         Mohammad Ehsani came 2nd in the 12 year-old boys’ event.

·          Summer Roberts came 5th in the Under 10 girls event

·         Ali Ehsani came 7th in the 12 year-old boys event

·         Gabby Marrone came 8th in the 11 year-old girls event.

·         The 12 year-old boys also placed second in the team event.

All students did themselves and Mildura West proud by putting in their best effort on the day. 

Community Breakfast

Let’s have breakfast together!!

Mildura West Primary School invites

Parents/Carers, Staff and Students for a FREE Breakfast!!

Friday 19th May ~ 8.30 – 9.15am

Breaky will be followed by Guest Speaker:

Jacob Gooden from the Victorian Police



Your Child’s New Report

Your child’s next CAT (Common Assessment Task) report will be available this Friday afternoon. This assessment task will be a reading and writing task focused on “Response from text”.  So log on to view your child’s learning and the teacher’s assessment and feedback. We cannot reiterate the importance of engaging with what your child is learning at school.

N.B. Grade 5 student CAT Reports will be available next Thursday due to NAPLAN testing this week.

We’ve got Apps!

Don’t forget that you can log on at any time. It’s even easier using the Compass Apps. The Compass mobile app allows you to view student work on a phone or tablet rather than having to use a computer. Much more convenient! Visit the Google Play or Apple App store and search for Compass School Manager.

The website can still be accessed at

Compass Support

Need help? We’re here for you!

If you need a password reset or have forgotten your details please contact the school and we can provide you with a new log in. Ph: 50231336

FYI - What is Compass?

•   A Student Online Assessment and Reporting system

•   A Parent Portal that will allow you to view and comment on your child’s assessment tasks and reports

•   A place for teachers to provide feedback

•   Ongoing reporting on your child’s learning

Cross Country


We are the Green House Captains for 2017. You may already know that we are the winners of the school Cross Country, it was such a great experience. We were so proud of our house having fun and trying their best. We are also proud of the other houses for having a go as well. GO GREEN!!!         Lili, Laci, Tom, Miriam and Mohammad.



Friday saw our whole School Cross Country being held at Mansell Reserve, what a fantastic day. The weather was perfect and all the students performed well and showed all the school values, especially Resilience, no student gave up and every one of them did their best.

The final tally was:-

1st Place

Macquarie – Green House

154 points

2nd Place

Darling – Red House

125 points

3rd Place

Murray – Blue House

104 points

4th Place

Murrumbidgee – Yellow House

96 points

The top 5 place getters in the 10 – 13 age groups will be heading off to Sunraysia Cross Country on 16th May.  A list of the top 5 place getters can be found in the this weeks' newsletter -