Teddy Bears Hospital

Last Thursday the Teddy Bear Hospital came to visit us at school. We brought our teddies and learnt about how doctors can help us.

We did lots of different activities and had fun learning about x-rays, germs, plastering, asthma and operations. We even got to meet Big Ted!

Take a look at the pictuers in the gallery.

C.A.T. online

Another round of CAT reporting went live this week. Our students and teachers having been working extremely hard on their latest assessment task on Compass. 

 

We recently surveyed parents about their satisfaction about the online reporting and assessment through Compass. Parents on average, indicated an 85% overall satisfaction with the process. So if you haven’t been accessing your child’s learning, log on today to get the latest up to date information about your child.  Thank you so much to the parents who are accessing their child’s work on Compass.

 

Don’t forget our mobile Compass Apps

 

New Mobile App Updates for Compass - Making logging in easier!

The Apple mobile phone app has now been updated so YOU CAN VIEW STUDENT WORK! There is also a new Android version of the Compass app available in the Google Play store. If you do have the apps installed, please make sure you have the latest updates.

 

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

Lost Property

A lot of hats, jumpers and drink bottles have made their way to Lost Property.

It is always a good idea to name all personal belongings, that way it can be returned to students.

If you pick up a jumper that is not yours – please return it to the Lost Property box so that the rightful owner can look for it there.

School Uniform

A BIG THANK YOU for ensuring your child is in school uniform. This is an important part of our school and the expectation is that everyone will follow school policy.

The winter months seem to bring out many items that are NOT part of our school uniform. I’ve included the School Policy with this newsletter for your information.

Our school uniform can be purchased from Lowes in the Central Plaza. Anyone who requires assistance to purchase uniform can ask at our office or speak to our Wellbeing Officer, Belinda McShane.

 

Note:

Leggings should be navy blue and worn under skirts / dresses. They are not to be worn as pants. Jumpers should be navy.

Engaged Learning

There’s some really EXCITING LEARNING happening at West!

·         The Grade 1/2  children are learning all about Mini Beasts

·         The Grade 3-6 Children are learning all about the Olympics

But the really important aspect of these projects is that the students are “learning about learning”.

They’re exploring:

·         How they learn best.

·         What good learners do.

·         How to work effectively in a team.

·         How to set goals and manage their own learning

This is so exciting, please ask your child all about it!!

Resilience

Being resilient means being able to bounce back into shape like a rubber ball after something goes wrong,
or being able to keep going when life is tough. Being resilient means always being tougher than life is!
Three sources of resiliency
I HAVE
 People around me I trust and who love me no matter what
 People who set limits for me so I know when to stop before there is danger or trouble
 People who show me how to do things right by the way they do things
 People who want me to learn to do things on my own
 People who help me when I am sick, in danger or need to learn
I AM
 A person people can like and love
 Glad to do nice things for others and show my concern
 Respectful of myself and others
 Willing to be responsible for what I do
 Sure things will be all right
I CAN
 Talk to others about things that frighten or bother me
 Find ways to solve problems I face
 Control myself when I feel like doing something not right or dangerous
 Figure out when it is a good time to talk to someone or to take action
 Find someone to help me when I need it

Grandparents’/Special Friends’ Day

Last Thursday, the Prep children invited their grandparents and special friends to join us for a morning of learning and fun at school. We had a rainbow theme, where the students and their special person dressed in their favourite colour of the rainbow.
The Prep students did a performance of Skidamarink and then they shared some morning tea together.
Check out some of the photos from the day in our gallery.

6OL Re-vegetation Student Action Team

Last Thursday 6OL represented out school at Lake Ranfurly by re-vegetating with native seeds.
Many different seeds indigenous to the area were dispersed in their right habitat. Some of the native seeds included: Dillon bush, Old Man Saltbush, Black Box, Berry Saltbush and Moonah. We were able to re-vegetate areas that were bare, trampled due to off road driving or erosion. Thank you 6OL and Nardia Baker, Sustainability Officer from MRCC.

Sporting Achievement

My name is Iliseva Sovau. I am in 6C and I am this year’s girl Yellow House Captain at Mildura West. A couple of weeks ago Mrs Robinson and Mrs Saunders picked three girls from Mildura West PS, including myself, to
try out for netball representing Sunraysia. I got picked with two close friends from other schools, Martisse and Avalon, to travel down to Melbourne to try out for School Sports Victoria team. On Tuesday we went to Melbourne. There were two different tryouts for the whole state, Country and City. I participated in the Country try outs with 45 other girls for six hours. There were only 14 girls chosen and I was one of those 14 girls. So next Wednesday there's going to be another tryout 14 girls from Country and 14 girls from City. From the group they will select the Victorian team. It was an awesome experience and I enjoyed it. Special thanks to my Parents and Mrs Saunders for supporting me :) Thanks Illy Sovau
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
My name is Toby Edlington, I play hockey for the Waratahs Hockey club in U13s and U15s teams. I am in 6OL and I am this year’s boy Yellow House Captain at Mildura West. I have recently been to Melbourne to represent Sunraysia in the boys U13s team at the Junior Country Carnival. We played five games over two days against teams from all over Victoria. Over the weekend, a Hockey Victoria coach watched me play, I have been now been selected to the North West Lightning Team and I will play in the G J Gardner Junior State Championships in Melbourne in June.

 

Grip Student Leadership Conference.

On Tuesday, some of our student leaders were lucky enough to attend the Grip Student Leadership Conference. The conference was held in the ballroom of The Grand Hotel and about 28 Primary Schools participated.
There were several workshops focussing on student leadership.
The first workshop presented the view that everyone has the opportunity to lead in different situations and therefore everyone is on the journey of growing as a leader. Using the analogy of a growing tree, the session ensured students that they are equipped to grow as a leader by establishing core values, combining with other leaders, contributing to others and continually learning.
The second workshop centred on Bullying, using the process of spotting out, speaking out and stamping out bullying.
And the third workshop reminded students that leadership is not about themselves, nor those in their closest circle. The session made student leaders aware that all people are important and that they have the opportunity to positively influence younger students, their peers, teachers and the wider community.
Our students had lots of fun, meeting other students and developing as young leaders. They represented our school with Pride.
This is what our School Captains had to say:
“I thought the Students Leadership day was awesome. I got a lot out of it. For example, we learnt about bullying and how to stop it. We also did some fun activities” – Sam
“What I like about the Student Leadership day was how schools came together and had lots of fun and learnt so much at the same time. We also came up with a lot of ideas and improvements for the school.” - Josie

 

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