Hot weather

We have had a very hot couple of days but kids still learnt lots and were happy to spend more time inside under the coolers. It’s important that they have their hats on as we move closer to summer.

Grounds Update

We are looking forward to having the shade erected over our playground next week. They will provide great protection from our hot Mildura sun.

The children’s NAIDOC week stones have now been laid in concrete in our Koori Healing garden. They look amazing, go and check it out. 

PLEASE HELP – Little Lost Books

Every year we spend approximately $10,000 purchasing little books which your child taken home to read. These books are vital in the process of teaching your child to read. But they are easily lost - they go hiding under couches and beds, behind shelves and in other tiny places.  Please have a really, really good search and send them back to school.

40 Hour Famine Backpack Challenge

Every day children are forced to flee from their homes  in search of food & safety. Over the next 2 days, 23 G6 students will be taking part in the 40 Hour Backpack Challenge. Each person who takes part in this challenge has to commit to living out of their backpacks for 40 hours to raise funds for refugees. They will be sleeping over at school this evening, with only the essentials, basic food and water to get them through the 40 hours.

“We would like to ask you for your help in raising some much needed money. Donations of any amount can be made to the front office, we would like to thank you all for your support”

Jorja Donohue & Jai Magno (School captains)

Lake Ranfurly 4/5K

The 4/5K Litter Busters Team were very active last week making Lake Ranfurly cleaner. We found some very unusual litter and items that had been dumped. The students could not believe that people would not be more responsible disposing of their rubbish. Thank you 4/5K!

MWPS Student Leaders - 40 Hour Famine

Every day children are forced to flee from their homes in search of food & safety. To understand what this is like a group of our Yr 6 students are participating in the 40 Hour Famine Backpack challenge. Each person who takes part in the challenge commits to living out of their backpack for 40 hours to raise funds for refugees and displaced children.

“We would like to ask you for your help in raising some much needed money. Donations of any amount can be made to the front office until Thursday 23rd November, we would like to thank you all for your support”

 Jorja Donohue & Jai Magno (School captains)

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

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