NAPLAN

The NAPLAN tests will be conducted next week for students in Years Three and Five. Students will sit tests on Language Conventions (Tuesday 9th May), Writing (Tuesday 9th May), Reading (Wednesday 10th May) and Numeracy (Thursday 11th May). The children should remember they can only do their best and that is all anyone can ask. You can help your child by ensuring they have had a good night’s sleep, breakfast and time to play in the morning. For further information please see the flyer sent home with all students in Years Three and Five. 

Mothers' Day Stall

The School Council Fundraising Team will be holding a Mother’s Day Stall on

Friday 12th of May

Each child can pre-purchase gifts by returning their Order Form and money to their classroom teacher by Monday 9/5/12

All items are $5.

1/2 Swimming Program

There’s been lots of splashing, laughter and learning from the Grade 1/2s this week! Over 90, Grade 1 & 2 children have been learning all about water safety and awareness at the Mildura Wave Pool. They have been participating in lessons each day building confidence and skills in the water. The instructors have even complimented our children on their terrific behaviour!

Canteen and Breakfast Club Volunteers

Can you help in our school canteen?

We are looking for parents/carers, who have a couple of hours to spare, to help prepare food and serve in the canteen.

Our canteen in open on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays each week.  If you can help, please contact Renae or our school office.

Could you spare a little time before school to help in our Breakfast Club?

We are looking for volunteers for Wednesday and Thursday mornings. Our Breakfast club runs every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday morning from 8.30am in the Gym.

It has been a huge success, with many students visiting each morning.

All students are welcome to attend. 

Elite Athlete Visit - Peter Bol

Last Friday we were lucky enough to have 800m runner Peter Bol visit the school and talk to the Grade 3-6 students. Peter is a Sudanese refugee who came to Australia when he was 6 years old.

He began running in his mid-teens when he was asked to “fill in” at an athletics meeting. A decade later he ran for Australia in the 800m at the Rio Olympics.

Peter also recently graduated with a Degree in Construction Management. His presentation key message was “resilience and perseverance”. It was great to hear from such a driven person who told us that the goal setting and resilience work we do at school is what has made him successful in his life.  The students had lots of questions and were very engaged with what Peter spoke about. 

Uniform Thank You

A very big Thank You to all our parents/carers who are trying hard to ensure their children are in school uniform. I know that sometimes it can be difficult. However, wearing school uniform is an important expectation of our school as it is one way we show Pride in our school.

We have included the MWPS Uniform Policy. Please refer to the policy if you have any questions, or contact the school.

If you are having difficulty purchasing a uniform, please contact one of our Wellbeing Officers. We may be able to offer some support.

As the days become colder it is important that children wear a navy school sweater.

Many students have lost items of their uniform, so please make sure you label each item clearly with their name.

ANZAC Ceremony

On Monday we conducted a School Community ANZAC Ceremony. This opportunity allowed students to learn about the procedures and significance of the ceremony. We had our school leaders give 

a commemorative address, Grade 4AT sing and a Special guest, retired

Special Forces Engineer Tyson Matheson talk about what ANZAC Day means to him. The students showed great respect and I hope they try to exhibit the ANZAC spirit in their lives.

Our 2 school captains, Jorja Donohue and Jai Magno, did a wonderful job representing our school at the Mildura ANZAC ceremony at Henderson Park on Tuesday. It was very moving to see so many young people displaying such empathy and understanding.

Thanks to Elaine Brown (our Office Manager) for making the beautiful wreath.

Grade 1/2 Swimming

Just a reminder that Grade 1/2 SWIMMING starts on MONDAY! Please ensure your child wears their bathers to school underneath their school uniform– this saves time and allows the lessons to start promptly.

Also remember to bring a towel, underwear, plastic bag, goggles and a swim cap or ear plugs if needed.

Looking forward to seeing lots of happy swimmers!

Regards,

Grade 1/2 Teachers

A BIG Welcome back everyone!

Hope you managed to spend some relaxing time with your families.

It was wonderful to see your happy children on Tuesday morning.

It was also fantastic to see some new faces at West.

We would very much like to welcome these children to our school community.

If you see any of our new families around the school please say “Hello”

 

WELCOME TO:

Aston, Ann, Anna, Aadrian, Harry, William,

Annetta, Aloksis & Emmelin

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