MWPS Student Leader Badge Ceremony

Tomorrow we will celebrate our student leaders by presenting them with their badge. We invite the parents/carers of our student leaders to come to the ceremony, The ceremony will take place in our school Gym from 9.00am. We will be offering a small morning tea for Parents/Carers after the Presentations, please stay for a chat.

Friendship Zone

Friendship Zone is up and running with our new RREPS completing their training to assist with supporting the lunchtime program. The wonderful RREPS set up various activities for Westies to 'find friends and be friends' in the Zone.  The RREPS have been trained to help if there have been minor issues or problems.  There are plenty of fun activities to join in with at the FRIENDSHIP ZONE!!! 

PUPIL FREE DAYS – MONDAY & TUESDAY MARCH 5TH & 6TH

WHY? What will the teachers be doing?

MWPS Teachers will be learning all about the International Baccalaureate.

We are very excited to be spending 3 days (Sunday, Monday & Tuesday) learning all about the International Baccalaureate and how best to implement it in our school and improve the education we offer your children.

The 2 presenters are from International Baccalaureate schools in Malaysia and China. We are very fortunate to have such experienced, passionate leaders in education facilitate our 3 days . They have been teaching in IB schools for many years.

Why are we becoming an IB school?

We truly think IB will enhance your child’s education.

The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.

An IB education encourages students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners.

The IB focuses on developing the kind of student who, in the struggle to establish a personal set of values and a code of ethics, will be laying the foundation upon which international-mindedness will develop and flourish.

We will be providing information all about IB throughout the year.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

We need your current phone numbers please

It is an Education Department requirement that we have all current details for every parent/carer. It is essential that your current phone number be provided to the front office. This is really, really IMPORTANT because we want to take good care of your children. If a child is upset or injured, we must be able to contact their parent/carer.

The Grade 3 iPads

What an exciting year with another group of Grade 3s entering our ‘one to one’ iPad program at Mildura West. The Grade 3 iPad program will start rolling out in week 5 of this term (from Monday Feb 26th onwards). Parents wishing to lease a school iPad or have their child ‘Bring Their Own iPad’ will need to attend a compulsory information evening. Parents will receive a note home about the parent iPad sessions next week. In preparation of the program, students will need access to their own iTunes account. A separate note has been sent home with grade 3 students. Please fill this out as soon as possible so we can start with students having access to the appropriate apps.

Students Attending School is Vital

It’s vital that students go to school every day - even in the early years of primary school

Schooling is compulsory for children and young people aged from 6-17 years

It is your responsibility to ensure your child attends school every day. School participation will help your child develop important skills, knowledge and values to further their learning and participation in the community.

Attending school every day also helps your child develop crucial social and emotional skills such as, good communication, resilience and the ability to work in teams.

Children and young people who regularly attend school and complete Year 12 have better health outcomes, better employment outcomes, and higher incomes across their lives.

Attendance patterns are established early - a child regularly missing days in kindergarten or in the early years of school will often continue to miss classes in the later years, and receive lower test scores than their classmates.

Daily school attendance is important for all children and young people to succeed in education and to ensure they don't fall behind both socially and developmentally. Children and young people who regularly attend school and complete Year 12 or an equivalent qualification have better health outcomes, better employment outcomes, and higher incomes across their lives. It is important that children develop habits of regular attendance at an early age.

Conversely, limited school participation is associated with a greater chance of dropping out of school, disruptive and delinquent behaviour and may lead to a cycle of rebellion against authority. These outcomes have later implications for employment, a range of health risk behaviours (drug and alcohol abuse), homelessness, poverty, welfare dependence, and involvement in the justice system.

Hooked into Hockey

On Tuesday students from Grades 3, 5 and Prep L were lucky enough to participate in hockey clinics ran by Hockey Victoria. The kids learnt the basic skills of hockey and had lots of fun. Hopefully some interest in hockey was sparked and students might take up the sport outside of school. 

AFL Footy Clinic

On Tuesday, the year 5/6 students went to Sarah Oval for the Hawthorn footy clinic. We met 5 Hawthorn stars, including Issac Smith, James Sicily and Will Langford. We did loads of activities run by the Hawthorn players and helped by some Merbein P-10 students, like scratch matches and pony express. We all had loads of fun asking questions about their lives. It was an amazing experience and we had a really fun time.

Class and Unit Newsletters

Classroom and unit newsletters are a great way to keep in touch with what is happening in your child's classroom and with in the whole grade unit they are in. You can find all these newsletters under the Newsletter tab at the top of the webpage. Enjoy.

School Photos

Academy Photography will be at school on Tuesday, 27th February for School Photos.

Please make sure that students are at school nice and early as the photographer will begin at 9am.

All students are required to wear full School Uniform.

Each child has an individually named photo envelope to take home.

  • If your child did not receive an envelope, please collect a blank order form from the school office.
  • Family Photo order forms are also available from the school office.
  • All students need to return their envelope

whether they order photos or not.

  • The office will collect orders up until 8.30am Tuesday 27/2/16.

There are 2 ways to pay for photos

  • Pay online at www.academyphoto.com.au using the individual code that appears on your order form (students will still need to bring the order to school)
  • Send cash or cheque, along with your order in the supplied envelope.  You must have correct money, as the photographer will not have change.

The school cannot accept EFTPOS or BPay in this case, as the money goes to the photographer on the day.

Pages