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.

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.

COMPASS

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: https://mildurawestps.vic.jdlf.com.au

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. 

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