SRC Activity Day

Our SRC met last week and decided to have a fun activity day on the last day of term. Students can wear casual dress and wear a wig or a hat, or both!

Year 3 Camp

Reminder to parents and carers of Grade Three students that the Grade Three Camp Permission and Medical note is due back by Wednesday 23rd March, next week. Thank you to those who have returned their notes already. We need this information so we can make final arrangements with Swan Hill.

See your child’s classroom teacher if you have any questions about the Camp.


Please contact the office to discuss payment options, the full amount of $140 is to be paid by Friday 22nd April. 

Families who are eligible for the Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund (CSEF) may apply at the office.


We are still seeking parent helpers to assist on the camp. If you are able to volunteer your time and hold or are willing to obtain a current Victorian Working With Children’s Check please contact Amber Clarke by contacting the school or emailing at:

No Newsletters on Webpage Tiny Glitch

Parents as you may be aware the newsletter for last week and this week have not been put up on the webpage or emailed home. This is due to the webpage experiencing a minor glitch with uploads. We are sorting the matter out and as soon as possible newsletters will once again be available online and emailed. Hardcopies of the email are sent home with eldest child in the family or one can be collected from the front office.

Thank you for your understanding.

Bikes for Sale

Get in quick- We still have 7 bikes available for purchase, these bikes are in very good condition. You can find an example in the front office. If you are interested please see the office before they run out. First in, first served.


New Student Work on Compass!!!

The first Common Assessment Task (CAT) for this year will be going live from Friday. This first assessment task is on literacy.

So log onto Compass via the Internet to access your child’s learning in your own time, on your home computer or mobile device (eg. iPad or phone). Compass allows you to see your child’s work and the teacher’s assessment and feedback. You can leave a comment for the teacher and child to view too. We cannot reiterate the importance of engaging with what your child is learning at school.

So please get online and share in your child’s learning at Mildura West. You can log on here:

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.

Compass Support

Need help? We’re here for you!

Attached to this newsletter is a flyer describing how to log in and view your child’s work. 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

Car Parking Around The School

Please use the designated Car Parking areas at the back of the school and parking spaces around Ninth and Tenth St and Ontario Ave. There has been congestion with people parking on both sides of Cypress Ave. There are ‘no standing’ zones in Cypress Ave so please be mindful of others and of course the safety of all students. We regularly have parking inspectors and police patrolling at pick-up and drop-off times ensuring correct parking is adhered to.

iPad Lease Payments Now Due

Reminder for all grades 3 to 6: the first payment in 2016 for leased iPads is now due! Thanks to all those who have paid since week 5. Late or no payments will result in students not being able to take the iPad home from Thursday 17th March as stated in the lease agreements. Thank you for your support in the program. 

Maths Extension

The maths extension program has started again this year with the students meeting with Mr Johnson and Mr Jeffers. We are very lucky to have the passionate ex-Senior Maths teacher Barry Johnson work with the students. We thank him for his time. The aim of this program is to challenge the students in mathematics content through a range of quizzes and problem solving tasks.  The students will have some homework tasks and will again compete in the Australian Mathematics Competition in July. We have adopted a few mottos this year such as, “Depth is more important than speed” and “Mistakes are valuable”. This is to ensure the students have a problem solving attitude to solving complex tasks.  

Partners in Print

The Preps had their first session of Partners in Print last night.

It started with a sausage sizzle and then there was lots of learning about reading.

It was fantastic to see so many parents and children having fun reading together.

We are looking forward to seeing everyone again next week to do some learning about writing.

CAT's - Common Assessment Tasks


Once again in 2016 Mildura West will be reporting on your child’s learning online. All educational research demonstrates that when school and home links are strong the children’s achievement is maximised.

Putting students work online through Compass is a way you can bring learning into the home. You can view your child’s work and feedback from the teacher. So please log in at

Need help?

Please contact the office anytime or visit the school Monday and Tuesday mornings to get you up and running.

Or just pop in and grab a simple flyer and have-a-go.