Parent/Teacher/Student Meetings

PLEASE jump on COMPASS and book a time to come to school and tell the teacher all about your child. If you have trouble with COMPASS please contact the school office and we will sort it out. I do hope everyone can come. If the times do not suit you, please contact the teacher to negotiate an alternative.

 

Have you booked a time to meet your child’s teacher?     

  • Wednesday 19th February (Prep meetings only)
  • Tuesday 25th & Wednesday 26th February (Grades 1-6)

You know your child best. Please come and tell us about him/her

 

Assessment and Reporting

Mildura West Primary School’s Assessment and Reporting is ONLINE. We are using a program called Compass, to communicate with Parents and Carers about each child’s learning progress.

Why are we doing this?

Assessment and Reporting is more effective if it is ongoing throughout the entire year. We know that education is best when you, your child and the school work together. Online Reporting offers an opportunity for parents to become more involved in the learning process.

What is Compass?

  • A Student Online Assessment and Reporting system
  • A Parent Portal that will allow you to view and comment on your child’s assessment tasks
  • A place for teachers to provide feedback
  • Ongoing reporting on your child’s learning

 

You will have access to a number of assessment tasks that your child will complete throughout the year. Teachers will provide feedback to the students.

Each assessment task is called a CAT (Common Assessment Task).

 

Parents will still receive a report on their child’s learning at half and end of year mark.

This will be a summary of achievement, not a detailed account.

 

Assessment Tasks

  • Students will complete regular assessment tasks (CATs), across a range of subject areas.
  • These tasks (CATs) are designed to assess student abilities against the Victorian Curriculum at the expected grade level.
  • These tasks (CATs) will provide you with valuable information about your child’s progress
  • The tasks are samples of your child’s work and will give you an example of how your child has performed against criteria.

 

How will the Assessment Grading work?

  • Students will be assessed on their academic performance as At Risk, Below Standard, At Standard and Above Standard.
  • Students will be assessed on their work habits as Excellent, Very Good, Good, Acceptable and Needs Attention.

 

* If you have any concerns about this process, please see your child’s teacher.

Grade 5/6 Team Building

Last Thursday the Grade 5/6’s went to Jaycee Park and we did lots of team building activities. We all had a lot of fun getting to know each other especially mixing up the grade 5’s and 6’s. Some of the things we focused on were being Principled, improving our Communication skills and being a Risk-Taker, by trying new things. The teachers, ES and students all joined in and had fun together. Overall it was an awesome day! By Molly and Musashi

Building A Classroom Community

Over the last 2-3 weeks our children have been forming many new friendships and building a positive Classroom Community. As they learn, they work in pairs and small teams, gaining necessary life skills Part of the “Team Building” has been lots of fun!!The Grade 5 & 6 students went to Jaycee Park and engaged in lots of collaborative, challenging tasks. The Grade 3 & 4 students had a Water Fun morning on the school oval. It’s wonderful to see so much fun and laughter.

Hats & Water Bottles please

Please ensure your child has a broad brimmed hat, clearly labelled. As you know, we have several weeks of hot weather ahead and we need to protect our children’s skin. Any child who does not have a hat is requested to play under the shade sails at the front of the school.

Children are encouraged to bring a water bottle to school. Please remember, it can only
contain water.

Grade 3 iPads

Students in Grade 3 will be receiving their iPad on Monday. If your child is bringing their own (BYOD) iPad, please send it with them every day starting next Monday.

Students leasing an iPad will need to attend a short information session outlining the iPad lease conditions. Students will be able to take home their iPads after the first payment is made and parents or carers have attended an information session and completed the lease forms.

iPad information sessions:
Wednesday 5th Feb 3:30 and 5:30pm
Thursday 6th Feb 3:30 and 5:30pm
Monday 10th Feb 3:30 and 5:30pm
It is not necessary to confirm your attendance.

 

Canteen News

The Canteen is back up and running for the 2020 school year

Our school Canteen is open - Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
Please place all orders by 9.00am the day of your order at the Canteen.
Menus are available from the front office

Breakfast Club

Breakfast Club will be available every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday. All students are welcome to come along, and enjoy from a selection of Toast, Cereal, Fresh Fruit, Yoghurt, Smoothies and Milo. Breakfast Club is held in the foyer of the Canteen and runs from 8.30 – 8.45. The Breakfast club is free to all students

Safe and Happy Holidays

The staff at Mildura West Primary School would like to wish all our families a safe and happy Christmas. We look forward to seeing you all in 2020.

Your Child’s School Report

Next Wednesday your child will bring home his/her end of year report.

As you know, our teachers write reports regularly, throughout the year. These are in the form of a CAT (Common Assessment Task) which is online.

Every child who has been at West for the entire year should have received about 15 – 20 of these small reports. Because our system of student reporting is ongoing, and includes many small reports throughout the year, we do not write a large report midyear or at the end of the year.

Consequently your child’s report will include:

  • An indication where he/she is in accordance with the Victorian Curriculum (indicated by a black dot)
  • An indication on his/her Work Habits
  • The child’s written reflection
  • Areas for improvement
  • A curriculum overview from the Specialist teachers.
  • A hard copy of previous CATs

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