No Assembly and ANZAC Day ceremonies

There will not be a school assembly this week or next week. Instead, next Friday we will have our ANZAC ceremony.

On Friday the 22nd of February we will be holding an ANZAC ceremony for our school community starting at 10am out the front of the school.

This is a special occasion where we can help educate our students on the importance of ANZAC day. We invite parents/carers to attend.

Monday 25th April will be a Public Holiday.

School Uniforms

Our children looked wonderful this week wearing their uniforms with such pride.

Please make sure your child has a navy blue jumper to wear as this is an important part of our school uniform.

Cricket

Last week, our Boys and Girls cricket teams competed in the Sunraysia Schools cricket finals.
On the 16th of March the boy's cricket team went down to Aerodrome Ovals to play cricket against other schools in the Sunraysia Division. We played 3 games.
We played Nichols Point Primary first, then we played Sacred Heart and finally we played The Lake School. We were the overall winners. The top run scorer for the day was Cameron Kiel with 57 runs and the top wicket taker was Sam Pratt with 5 wickets for the day.
Thank you Mr Lynch for coaching and for Mr Jeffers and Sharnie Kiel for transport.
By Cam, Kynan, Sam and Jonty
On Thursday 17th, the 5/6 girls cricket team went to Nichols Point to play cricket against Nichols Point Primary and St Paul's Primary.
Our first game we versed St. Paul's and we won. Our second game we versed Nichols Point, we won that game as well. Unfortunately we are not going to a next level this year, but we are the District Champions!
We would all like to thank Mr. Cavallo, Miss Leake and Mr. Kerridge for taking us down.
Well done to the boys as well. GO WEST!!!
By Vanessa and Chloe

11th April - Student Free Day

Monday 11th April is a pupil free day at Mildura West. Students are not required at school this day. If you need child care - our Out Of School Care Program will be running on that day. 

Multisport Court is Open

On Friday we started the day with a special official opening of the court. A ribbon was cut and the students, teachers and principal got down and rolled on the luscious new court. We hope the students get many years of joy out of it as well as our Mildura West community. We have also had synthetic cricket wickets installed on the oval, replacing the old concrete pitches.

Computational and Algorithmic Thinking

A CAT of a different kind was held on Tuesday with our Grade Five and Six Maths Extension students competing in an online Computational and Algorithmic Thinking (CAT) competition. Given the growing curriculum emphasis on algorithmic thinking, this special competition provided a unique opportunity to expose students to this exciting new discipline. The competition was run by the Australian Maths Trust and students had to answer a series of questions designed to test their processing, reasoning and logical thinking skills. The students applied themselves very well, working hard on the hour long test. These results will be available next term and we look forward to celebrating the effort with students.

Grade 5/6 Maths Extension students competition

The students will compete on Tuesday the 22nd March in a Computational and Algorithmic Thinking (CAT) competition online. The competition is run by the Australian Maths Trust and students will compete against other students across the country. Given the growing curriculum emphasis on algorithmic thinking, this special offer provides a unique opportunity to expose students to this exciting new discipline.

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: clarke.amber.l@edumail.vic.gov.au

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.

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