Our school has applied to be part of an international educational movement!

Our school has applied to be part of an international educational movement!

What does this mean for MWPS?

Our school has applied to become a member of the IB World Schools. We are required to go

 through a rigorous application process. There is no guarantee that we will be accepted but we have applied for candidacy and will certainly do our best to meet the rigorous standards required.

If successful, we will then become part of this World Educational Framework that offers an exciting curriculum for your child.

The International Baccalaureate (IB)

IB World Schools share a common philosophy—a commitment to improve the teaching and learning of a diverse and inclusive community of students by delivering challenging, high quality programmes of international education that share a powerful vision.

IB’s mission and philosophy

The IB focuses on each student as a whole person.

The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.

To this end, the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.

Thus, IB programmes address not only cognitive development but social, emotional and physical well-being. The aim is to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people with adaptable skills to tackle society’s complex challenges and who will help to make it a better, more peaceful world. IB programmes emphasize learning how to learn and teaching students to value learning as an essential, integral part of their everyday lives.

Want to know more?

There will be parent/carer information sessions in Term 3. Please come along and find out all about this exciting possibility.

PLEASE contact Anne Robinson if you would like to know more, or visit www.ibo.org

Assessment & Reporting

Written reports will be sent home Tuesday 27th June

3 Way Conferences will take place on Wednesday 28th June & Thursday 29th June

How to Make a Time

To make a time, please go to Compass and select a time or contact the office and make one.

-   Wednesday 27th June 3.30 – 7.40

-   Thursday 29th June 9.10 – 11.10am (Selected 3/4/5 classes)

-   Thursday 29th June 3.30 – 7.40

WOW G3/4 students & Staff – What great Games

Our G3/4 Games Con was FANTASTIC – I was blown away with the children’s ability to articulate their learning. To create the games they had to use lots of problem solving, creative and critical thinking skills. 

It’s Assessment & Reporting Time

Please read the document about your child’s mid year report & the Three Way Conference that is included with the newsletter.

As you know, we work together to support your child’s education.

Please jump on Compass and book a time – but if you are unable to do this, then please contact the front office.

SRC Activity Day Term 2


Friday 30th June



Our students have been learning about the Skeletal and Digestive Systems. 

They have asked their own questions and researched the answers. Students have also explored and learnt about how good pairs learn together. This has been another exciting learning experience for our Grade 1/2 students!

 Driving Questions:

2. What makes me healthy?

3. How can I learn with a partner?

4. How can I solve a problem when I’m learning?

Now for the fun part!! Our CELEBRATION OF LEARNING!

WHO? Parents / Carers of Grade 1&2 Students.

WHAT? Students will present their new knowledge via a poster or through a program on the iPad.

WHERE? In the gym.

WHEN? Presentations will run from 9.30am—10.30am on Thursday, 15th June.

WHY? This is our PBL Celebration for Term 2!

We really hope you can come along and enjoy the presentations!!

Kind Regards,

Grade 1 & 2 Teachers

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