Grade 3/4 Lock 11 Excursion

Today Grade 3 and 4 went on an excursion to Lock 11 as part of our inquiry into ‘How the World Works’. We are investigating natural and human activities that change the Earth’s surface over time. We discovered that people regulated the flow of the river by building the lock system. The process of building Lock 11 took 4 years. We also learnt that the river often floods. The largest flood was in 1870. During these floods, Lock 11 can disappear under the flood waters. We learnt so much and look forward to discovering more about changes to the Earth’s surface.

Grade 1/2 Orange World Excursion

Last Wednesday, 1st of May, the Grade 1/2s visited Orange World as part of their Unit Of Inquiry. The unit is looking at the Central Idea, ‘Most food goes through several stages of production before it gets to homes’. The children met Mario, who drove us around his property sharing lots of great information. He also answered some of the children’s wonderings about the production of oranges. Students were excited and it has opened up many new conversations about food processing.

Puppet Fun in the Friendship Zone

I recently purchased some amazing puppets (one of our families, Wayne & Nicole Fletcher have set up an incredible toy shop at Red Cliffs). The children have been enjoying them immensely, the creative play is a joy to behold! The puppets are divine.

Education Week

Education Week is the week beginning May 20.

We have some exciting activities planned for our school community.

A flyer, explaining the details of these activities, will be sent home with your child early next week.

Please pop these important dates in your diary.

  • OPEN DAYS – For parents/carers to pop into their child’s classroom to join in the learning – Wednesday 22nd & Thursday 23rd May, any time between 9.00am and 1.15pm. We will send home a timetable & details to outline the children’s learning sessions.
  • Evening Information session for parents/carers. Children and parents learn together – Wednesday 22nd May from 6.00pm – 7.15pm
  • PYP ( Primary Years Program) Information session for parents/carers – Friday 24th May 9.30am – 10.30am

Prep Uniform Assistance

Prep Uniform Assistance

All Prep Students who receive Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund (CSEF) are eligible to receive a Winter Uniform.  If you have not received the CSEF payment and you hold a valid Concession Card, you may still apply.  Please see our office staff for assistance.

All prep families that have applied for CSEF will receive information and order form today, please complete and return to your child’s classroom teacher ASAP.

Please note that these uniforms may not arrive until Term 3.

Mother's Day Stall

The School Council Fundraising Team will be holding a Mother’s Day Stall on Friday 10th May. Each child can pre-purchase gifts by returning their Order Form and money to their classroom teacher by Monday 6th May. Due to online pre-ordering, no late orders will be accepted, please do not send money on the day

Prep Parent Catch Up with the Principal

“Pop in for a Prep Parent Catch Up with the Principal”

Our Prep children have now been at school for a full term and we would love to confer with our Prep parents for an informal cuppa & chat.

This will be an informal gathering, with Luke (Assistant Principal) and Anne (Principal).


  • How have you found first term? How’s is your child progressing?
  • What’s been super? Any concerns?
  • What ideas do you have for us so we can improve your child’s experience?
  • Do you have any questions now that you’ve been at school for a term
  • This is a terrific opportunity to chat with other parents too.
  • Small children welcome ( we will have some adults & Grade 6 children to entertain them)
  • Coffee & nibbles


  • When: Friday 10th May
  • Where: Multipurpose room (next to the gym)
  • Time: 11.00 – 12.00pm

Breakfast Club

Breakfast Club

After a trial run holding the Breakfast club on different days, the wellbeing team have decided to run breakfast club on the original days. Breakfast Club will be available every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday. All students are welcome to come along, and enjoy from a selection of Toast, Cereal, Fresh Fruit, Yoghurt, Smoothies and Milo. Breakfast Club is held in the foyer of the Canteen and runs from 8.30 – 8.45. The Breakfast club is free to all students.

State Trials

State Trials  

Congratulations to Harry Beavis, Beau Kiel & Max Morgan on being selected to participate in the Schools Sport Victoria Selection Trials.

Harry (G6) – Basketball

Beau (G6) – Football/Cricket

Max (G5) – Football

Beau & Harry were selected from the trials to move on to the next stage in Melbourne in the coming months, We wish them the best of luck. 


IB Corner

The International Baccalaureate (IB) learner profile describes a broad range of human capabilities and responsibilities that go beyond academic success.

They imply a commitment to help all members of the school community learn to respect themselves, others and the world around them. At Mildura West Primary, we are committed to developing the ‘whole’ child. The attributes of a great learner help the staff and students to do this.

Last term, the children in 1/2C and P focussed on the Learner Profile, Caring with a Random Act of Kindness. A friend of Ms Parker has put a post on her Facebook page, talking about her grandfather, who is 93 years old. She explained that Ron lived in an aged care facility. He loves where he lives but was feeling lonely. Therefore, to brighten his day, she asked if anyone would send a postcard or letter to say hello. Ms Parker talked with the children about Ron, sharing a photo of him and explaining that he loved Holden cars and North Melbourne Football club. The children really took their time and wrote and drew some fantastic letters. Some explained all about themselves, others drew pictures of rainbows, cars and footy games.
During the holidays, Ms Parker’s friend sent a message, saying it brought a huge smile to Ron’s face. See the photo of how happy Ron was with this simple act of caring. It would be great to continue this caring act and 

surprise Ron with some more letters or pictures. Drop any letters, pictures or postcards into the office and they will be passed on to Ron.