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 - 



Our Year Three and Five Students worked hard and gave their best effort. We were proud of the students’ attitude to the testing and their resilience over the three days. An individual report on the students’ achievement will be provided to schools around the middle of term three. 

Our School Self Evaluation & School Review

Great schools regularly evaluate their progress. They pause to reflect, undertaking a thorough analysis of the available data to reflect on how well the human, financial, physical and information resources of the school have been deployed to achieve the goals and priorities in the school’s strategic plan. Over the next 3 months we will be engaging in a great deal of reflection and evaluation. We will then have our School Review. The School Review is a 3 days process where many different stakeholders (parents/cares/staff/students/external school reviewer) will look very closely at our Self Evaluation and all aspects of our school. We will create a new Strategic Plan for the next 4 years. 

School Photos

School Photos

Special orders and re-prints

We have some great group photos of our SRC, School Leaders, and House Captains on display in the foyer.  Parents are welcome to order copies for $20 each.   If you would like a copy of any photos, please contact the school office.

Digital Download

We know that some families ordered a digital download, and have not received it.  If you have this problem, please contact our school office or you can contact Academy Photography directly on 1800 816 224.

Any further feedback is appreciated and we will consider it for next year.


The NAPLAN tests will be conducted next week for students in Years Three and Five. Students will sit tests on Language Conventions (Tuesday 9th May), Writing (Tuesday 9th May), Reading (Wednesday 10th May) and Numeracy (Thursday 11th May). The children should remember they can only do their best and that is all anyone can ask. You can help your child by ensuring they have had a good night’s sleep, breakfast and time to play in the morning. For further information please see the flyer sent home with all students in Years Three and Five. 

Mothers' Day Stall

The School Council Fundraising Team will be holding a Mother’s Day Stall on

Friday 12th of May

Each child can pre-purchase gifts by returning their Order Form and money to their classroom teacher by Monday 9/5/12

All items are $5.

1/2 Swimming Program

There’s been lots of splashing, laughter and learning from the Grade 1/2s this week! Over 90, Grade 1 & 2 children have been learning all about water safety and awareness at the Mildura Wave Pool. They have been participating in lessons each day building confidence and skills in the water. The instructors have even complimented our children on their terrific behaviour!

Canteen and Breakfast Club Volunteers

Can you help in our school canteen?

We are looking for parents/carers, who have a couple of hours to spare, to help prepare food and serve in the canteen.

Our canteen in open on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays each week.  If you can help, please contact Renae or our school office.

Could you spare a little time before school to help in our Breakfast Club?

We are looking for volunteers for Wednesday and Thursday mornings. Our Breakfast club runs every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday morning from 8.30am in the Gym.

It has been a huge success, with many students visiting each morning.

All students are welcome to attend. 

Elite Athlete Visit - Peter Bol

Last Friday we were lucky enough to have 800m runner Peter Bol visit the school and talk to the Grade 3-6 students. Peter is a Sudanese refugee who came to Australia when he was 6 years old.

He began running in his mid-teens when he was asked to “fill in” at an athletics meeting. A decade later he ran for Australia in the 800m at the Rio Olympics.

Peter also recently graduated with a Degree in Construction Management. His presentation key message was “resilience and perseverance”. It was great to hear from such a driven person who told us that the goal setting and resilience work we do at school is what has made him successful in his life.  The students had lots of questions and were very engaged with what Peter spoke about.