Prep Performance at assembly

Prep Performance at assembly

Each Thursday afternoon, our Prep children have been participating in a Dance and Music program. The children are learning how to express themselves through music/dance. This is part of our PYP Unit of Inquiry.

We would like to thank 2 of our school mothers, Karen Sutherland and Andrea Carter for teaching our children

What: Prep Dance item

When: Friday 5th April

Where: At Assembly (9.00am in the gym)

The children are excited about the dance and have been practicing very hard! We look forward to seeing you all in the audience. If you have any questions, please feel see to see your child’s teacher.

School Council – Thank you so very much!

On Tuesday we farewelled our School Council president, Kiran McDonald and 2 long standing members, Tracy Craig and Kate Pratt.

  • Kiran has been our school council President for 6 years
  • Kate has served on School Council for 6 years.
  • Tracy served for 5 years.
  • This is a huge commitment to our school.

Parents/Carers are all busy – most of us lead hectic lives butthese 3 women have found the time in their lives to serve the Mildura West School Community for a very long period of time.  An effective and pro-active school council is a key factor in having a successful school. And I know these members have contributed enormously. They have brought valuable life skills and knowledge to the role, and these have helped to develop the broad direction and vision for the school, maintain and build on the school’s facilities, making our school a fantastic place for all of our children to learn and grow. We thank them for their time and dedication to our school. We have many new members, we will pop some photos of them in our newsletter next term.

         

Our continuing Members:

New nominated Members

  • Jacquelin Iredale (Treasurer)
  • Jason Torney  ( Vice President)
  • Rohan Robertson (President)
  • Bonnie Martin-Giles
  • Greg Sandow
  • Christina Frazzica
  • Tia Farley
  • Sitarih Rowdon
  • Dave Woodford
  • Kristine Hederics

 

IB Corner

This week, the focus for the IB corner is the Learner Profile Attribute, Caring. The attributes of the Learner Profile describe the qualities that an internationally-minded person displays and are developed through and by every aspect of the IB Primary Years Programme. We show empathy, compassion and respect towards the needs and feelings of others. We have a personal commitment to service, and act to make a positive difference to the lives of others and to the environment.

On a personal level, the students might ask themselves:

I can be caring if…

  • I treat others with respect and kindness
  • I help others.
  • I want to make others happy.
  • I am sensitive to other people’s needs.
  • I consider other people’s feelings.
  • I care for the environment by… (ask how they think they could do this).

Bigger picture, the students are learning to understand that…

  • They value the importance of self-care and empathy for others.
  • They make choices that have a positive impact on others in their community.
  • They show empathy for the needs of others, even if they have never met them or shared their experience.
  • They might make meaningful choices and inspire others to take action.

Teacher observing each other to improve their craft.

This week, our teachers have learnt a great deal from observing each other teach. We do this regularly because it is an excellent way for teachers to learn from each other and improve the way they teach. All of our teachers watch various lessons very closely, taking detailed notes. They also interview the students in the lesson and collect work samples. After the lesson, the team engages in a robust conversation about the teaching and learning. Each teacher who observed then provides specific feedback to the teacher. It is a very rigorous process and we love it because we learn so much!

NAPLAN ONLINE Years 3 & 5

NAPLAN testing will be conducted online in 2019 for Mildura West.

  • There’s a nation-wide practice test on the 28th March to test the system. On that morning, all our Gr 3 to 5 students will sit the practice test.
  • All Gr 3 & 5 students also received a parent information flyer on the NAPLAN testing, please familiarise yourself with this.
  • You can help your child by having a look at the Public demonstration site- https://www.nap.edu.au/online-assessment/public-demonstration-site this site allows you to experience what the test will be like.
  • Any questions please see your classroom teacher or Luke Jeffers

Girls Cricket

Yesterday we went to the Aerodrome Ovals to play in the Sunraysia Cricket Finals. In our first game we played Nichols Point and we just lost by 9 runs. In the second game we played really well against the Lake and we had a win by 19 runs. In our last game we won a really close game against Sacred Heart. Overall we came second, making us the second best girls cricket team in Sunraysia. We took lots of wickets and hit lots of fours. Ashlyn even hit a six. Jordan amused everyone when she was wicketkeeper. Despite the hot day, we had lots of fun.

Thank you Mr Hall for taking us.

By Ruby, Ashlyn, Zoe, Ryleigh and Jordan.

New School Podcast!

Below is the first student episode of our school podcast.

Click the read more button to find out the dtails!

Canteen

Whacky Wednesday Canteen Specials

Each Wednesday the canteen will have a special item on the Menu. Keep your eyes on the newsletter each week for the special.

Whacky Wednesday Deal (20/03/19): Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Wrap $4.00

Please have all orders into the canteen by 9.00am

Another CAT Report is up!!! Jump Online to see your child’s report

There are more CAT (Common Assessment Task) reports up from your child’s teacher.

You can view teacher feedback and even leave a comment. We know that student’s outcomes improve when parent engagement is high. So log on, have a look and chat to your child about their work.

The CATs for each year level:

Prep- Currently one maths CAT up, Writing – Week 9

Yr 1/2- Maths- Place Value (Online- Friday)

Yr 3/4- Maths- Number & Place Value (Online- Friday)

Yr 5/6- Maths- Place Value (Online now)

To log on, enter your parent code (The first three letters of your last name and a four digit code- ie. ABC0011)

You can log in at www.mildurawestps.vic.jdlf.com.au  or via the mobile apps available in the Android and iTunes stores – search for Compass School Manager.

Compass Support

If you need help, please call! A password reset is easy! If you would like further assistance please make a time to meet with Darrel Branson or Luke Jeffers. We will also have a Compass Support desk at each Friday assembly from now, so pop on over and say hi to Janine. We are here to help!

Harmony Day

When: Friday 22nd March 11.30 – 1.30

 

Why: It’s Diversity Week. We want to celebrate the diversity at Mildura West, the School Community and our nation. It’s about inclusiveness, respect and a sense of belonging for Everyone

Please Wear: Something Orange- Socks/T-shirt/Ribbons/shorts/ arm bands/hats

Please Bring: It would be wonderful if all Students could bring an item to talk about that represents there culture; Money /Stamps/photo/music/flag- Just “something” that relates to their culture. These items will be discussed in class

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