WOW! Great result at the Mini Olympics!

We had a very successful day at the mini Olympics on Tuesday – congratulations to all who participated and also to those who managed to win a place. Students showed fantastic sportsmanship, continually demonstrating the school values – Resilience, Respect Excellence and Pride We are very, very proud of you all. 

Grade 4 Olympic Celebration

Our Grade 4 PBL celebration was super. Thank you Grade 4 students and teachers – I’m sure all of our audience learnt a great deal about the Olympics. Many of our students have become so well informed about the Rio Olympics. If you happen to be watching the Olympics with your child please have a chat and you will be amazed! 

School Attendance

Going to school every day is the single most important part of your child’s education. Students learn new things at school every day – and missing school puts them behind. We all want our students to get a great education, and the building blocks for a great education begin with students coming to school each and every day. If students miss school regularly, they miss out on learning the fundamental skills that will set them up for success in the later years of school. There is no safe number of days for missing school – each day a student misses puts them behind, and this can affect their educational outcomes. Each missed day is associated with progressively lower achievement in numeracy, writing and reading. From this week, our Wellbeing Officer will be contacting parents/carers on a weekly basis to follow up on absences. Please understand that this action is for your child’s benefit.

Friendship Zone Fun

Friends have been dancing, playing instruments, solving Olympic Word finds, making Friendship Bracelets and the RREPs have been great leaders. Don't forget to pick up your Mindful Colouring sheet from the Friendship Zone. The entries are due in the next few weeks. Prizes to be won!!!

Father's Day Stall

The School Council Fundraising Team will hold a Father’s Day Stall at school on Friday, 2nd September. Your child has the opportunity to purchase a gift for their special person. A range of gifts will be available to choose from. All gifts are $5 each. Students are asked to return their order forms and money to school by the 31st August.

Olympic Sports - Rio 2016 - Grade 5 and 6 PBL Presentation

Working in a team creating a website is quite a challenge and our students shared their websites proudly! Our students have been getting very excited about the Rio Olympics, they’ve learnt a great deal and are teaching their parents/carers at home.

PBL Mini Beast Grade 1 and 2.

The 1/2 PBL presentation on Friday was absolutely fantastic! The standard of learning was truly outstanding. But what was the most astounding aspect was the way the students could talk about their MiniBeasts. They knew so much and spoke beautifully! YOu can find photos of the presentations in Galleries, take a look they're all wonderful.

SMS Text Messaging

SMS Text Messaging Effective communication is a very important aspect of all effective schools. We think a SMS system would improve the way we communicate at West. This would enable the school to let you know details about events happening at our school. Parents and Carers will receive reminders for excursion arrival times, special days, sporting cancellations, times for school activities, evacuations and parent teacher meetings. Having your current contact details is essential for emergencies. Please complete and return the attached form. 

School Athletic Sports - Age Group Champions

BOYS

GIRLS

5/6 Boys          Jate Riordan

7 Yr Boys         Corbin Copeman

8 yr Boys          Kayd Divola

9 yr Boys          Dante Fono

10 yr Boys        Tazian Riordan

11 yr Boys         Chrysolite Moala

Open Boys        Sam Pratt

5/6 Girls          Inise Naquto

7 Yr Girls         Jorja Massey

8 yr Girls          Sara Nasirie

9 yr Girls          Summer Roberts

10  yr Girls       Kate Crouch

11 yr Girls         Skye French

Open Girls        Skye French

 

School Athletics Sports

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last Friday 15th July at the Old Aerodrome Ovals, the weather turned it on for a fantastic day spent at our Athletics Sports. With the support of Staff, Parents and an entourage of Students from Merbein P-10, the day ran very smoothly indeed! Special thanks also to Renae and her support for the wonderful lunch provided. In what was an unexpected outcome, the final standing were:

1 ST MACQUARIE (GREEN HOUSE)

2 ND DARLING (RED HOUSE)

3 RD MURRUMBIDGEE (YELLOW HOUSE)

4 TH MURRAY (BLUE HOUSE)

Research allowed us to narrow it down to at least 17 years since MACQUARIE held the title!! 

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