Voices of the Children – Special Forever

Last Thursday evening Imogen Morgan represented our school At the opening of the Mildura Arts Centre Exhibition: Voices of the Children Special Forever. It was an honour for Imogen’s writing about Middens to be selected by the organisers of the Exhibition. Thank you Imogen. We have manyStudents that have their work displayed. It is a free Exhibition and will be open until the middle of December. The exhibition is well worth a visit Maddie and Janeti’s art work is on display.

Shade Sail Grant Success

We received notification last week that the school’s application for funding under the Department of Health & Human Services Shade Grants Program was successful. The school will receive $27,500 to go towards shade projects on the playground and friendship zone as well as replacing old sails. The shade project for the playground will start next week, hence the area being roped off for preparation works.

Grade 3 & 4 Chaffey Trail PBL

This week Grade Three and Four students were lucky enough to have a visit from Mr Bob Walton, a retired teacher and local historian. Mr Walton spoke to students and answered their questions about Mildura’s history and the Chaffy Brothers. As part of their Chaffey Trail PBL Unit, students went on an excursion to Rio Vista house last week and this week they got to hear all about how The Chaffey Brother’s helped build Mildura into what it is today. Mr Walton even mentioned that he was ex-Westie, having been to Mildura West Primary School himself, from prep-grade six. We were very proud of the students eagerness to learn and their respect towards their guest. We would like to thank Bob Walton for visiting us this week and sharing his vast knowledge off all things history.

Marcus talking on ABC Radio

Take a listen to Marcus speaking to Nicole Chvastek on ABC Victoria's Statewide Drive Program about his achievement in the Australian School Maths Competition.

https://www.facebook.com/mildurawestps/videos/808997449271228/

http://www.mildurawestps.vic.edu.au/media/3344

Regional Keep Victoria Beautiful Awards: Congratulations Mildura West!

Last week our school had the pleasure of hosting the Regional Keep Victoria Beautiful Awards. This year there are many Environmental Projects entered from Mildura and these were acknowledged by Gary Mogford: KVB Project Manager. The most important of course is our school’s entry in the Active School’s Category for our Community Partnership Project with MRCC!! The five classes in the 5/6 team have all taken action through their Student Action Teams at the various venues: Rio Vista Park, Johnson’s Bend, Lake Ranfurly and the Etiwanda Wetlands. The Mildura Ski Club also invited 5OH to re-vegetate a section near the carpark. We are now a finalist in the State Tidy Towns Awards to be held in Horsham 25th November. Thank you to everyone involved.

2018 Preps – First Day of School

On Wednesday wehad our new Preps come to their first transition session. The children were fantastic – lots of excited faces, big smiles and not too many tears at all. It was great to see so many siblings and also lots of new families. Our numbers have kept climbing too and we now have 65 Preps for next year. We will have 3 more transition sessions so the children will feel happy & comfortable starting school next year.

Maths Extension – Australian Maths Comp Results

Last Friday at assembly we celebrated the achievements of our Maths Extension group who competed in the Australian Maths Comp. 60 students sat the competition and out of that half of the group achieved a result of a credit or distinction, putting them in the top 50% nationally. A fantastic effort that the school is very proud of. Thanks to Mr Barry Johnson, who volunteers his time to help run the extension program.

Our top performers at each year level were:

Grade 3
Jace Brooks – Distinction award – Top 12 %
Georgie Cook - Distinction award – Top 16%
Aryan Rothwell - Distinction award – Top 18%
Grade 4
Ryleigh McDonald – Credit award – Top 29%
Prince Koyiremeye - Credit award – Top 31%
Noah Taylor - Credit award –Top 37%
Grade 5
Marcus Butcher – Best in School Award & Distinction Award – Top 12 %
Thomas Pratt – Credit award – Top 23%
Ethan Stead – Credit award Top 25 %
Grade 6
Hamayun Nasirie - Credit award – Top 27%
Harmony Brougham - Credit award – Top 39%
Sophie Telfer - Credit award – Top 39%

National Water Week Poster Results: Sunraysia Lower Murray Competition

We had many quality entries from our school this year from Prep-6 making it very difficult for the Judges. Congratulations to our 2017 placegetters  for their amazing posters

Year 5/6: Winner: Jai Magno 6CR and 2nd Tahlia Lane 6CR

Year 3/ 4 : 3rd Leon Alexander

Year 1/2  :  Winner: Maya Magno 1/2L and 3rd Isla Surgy 1H

Prep : Winner Linkon Hobson Prep/1B

We also had some terrific Highly Commended entries                    

Taylah Cash

Prep/1B

Cobie Beswick

Prep/1P

Ruby Venville

Prep/1M

Maddison Goldsworthy

4AT

Shenay Bolitho

3M

Darci Lapthorne

6CR

Charlie Cook

5P

Dante Fono

5OH

Evin Tas

50H

Miriam Tippett

5OH

Jack Ward

4/5K

 

State Athletic Finals

Congratulations to Kate, Harry and Xavier who did such an amazing job representing Mildura West at the State Athletics Championships in Melbourne on Monday. Xavier finished 5th with an amazing throw of 29 metres in discus, Harry finished 16th in Shot Put and Kate ran a fast time in her heat, narrowly missing the final in the 100 metres. The whole school community is proud of these students and their achievements. 

Should your child be on Social Media?

Should your child be on Social Media?

•                   Is your child old enough to use Social Media?

•                   Why is 13 the recommended Age?

•                   How do you know if your child is ready to use Social Media?

Many parents/carers anguish over these questions, it can be difficult to know what is the right decision.

Consequently, we have included some advice from the Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner. We hope this advice helps.

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