Regional Keep Victoria Beautiful Awards: Congratulations Mildura West!

Last week our school had the pleasure of hosting the Regional Keep Victoria Beautiful Awards. This year there are many Environmental Projects entered from Mildura and these were acknowledged by Gary Mogford: KVB Project Manager. The most important of course is our school’s entry in the Active School’s Category for our Community Partnership Project with MRCC!! The five classes in the 5/6 team have all taken action through their Student Action Teams at the various venues: Rio Vista Park, Johnson’s Bend, Lake Ranfurly and the Etiwanda Wetlands. The Mildura Ski Club also invited 5OH to re-vegetate a section near the carpark. We are now a finalist in the State Tidy Towns Awards to be held in Horsham 25th November. Thank you to everyone involved.

2018 Preps – First Day of School

On Wednesday wehad our new Preps come to their first transition session. The children were fantastic – lots of excited faces, big smiles and not too many tears at all. It was great to see so many siblings and also lots of new families. Our numbers have kept climbing too and we now have 65 Preps for next year. We will have 3 more transition sessions so the children will feel happy & comfortable starting school next year.

Maths Extension – Australian Maths Comp Results

Last Friday at assembly we celebrated the achievements of our Maths Extension group who competed in the Australian Maths Comp. 60 students sat the competition and out of that half of the group achieved a result of a credit or distinction, putting them in the top 50% nationally. A fantastic effort that the school is very proud of. Thanks to Mr Barry Johnson, who volunteers his time to help run the extension program.

Our top performers at each year level were:

Grade 3
Jace Brooks – Distinction award – Top 12 %
Georgie Cook - Distinction award – Top 16%
Aryan Rothwell - Distinction award – Top 18%
Grade 4
Ryleigh McDonald – Credit award – Top 29%
Prince Koyiremeye - Credit award – Top 31%
Noah Taylor - Credit award –Top 37%
Grade 5
Marcus Butcher – Best in School Award & Distinction Award – Top 12 %
Thomas Pratt – Credit award – Top 23%
Ethan Stead – Credit award Top 25 %
Grade 6
Hamayun Nasirie - Credit award – Top 27%
Harmony Brougham - Credit award – Top 39%
Sophie Telfer - Credit award – Top 39%

National Water Week Poster Results: Sunraysia Lower Murray Competition

We had many quality entries from our school this year from Prep-6 making it very difficult for the Judges. Congratulations to our 2017 placegetters  for their amazing posters

Year 5/6: Winner: Jai Magno 6CR and 2nd Tahlia Lane 6CR

Year 3/ 4 : 3rd Leon Alexander

Year 1/2  :  Winner: Maya Magno 1/2L and 3rd Isla Surgy 1H

Prep : Winner Linkon Hobson Prep/1B

We also had some terrific Highly Commended entries                    

Taylah Cash


Cobie Beswick


Ruby Venville


Maddison Goldsworthy


Shenay Bolitho


Darci Lapthorne


Charlie Cook


Dante Fono


Evin Tas


Miriam Tippett


Jack Ward



State Athletic Finals

Congratulations to Kate, Harry and Xavier who did such an amazing job representing Mildura West at the State Athletics Championships in Melbourne on Monday. Xavier finished 5th with an amazing throw of 29 metres in discus, Harry finished 16th in Shot Put and Kate ran a fast time in her heat, narrowly missing the final in the 100 metres. The whole school community is proud of these students and their achievements. 

Should your child be on Social Media?

Should your child be on Social Media?

•                   Is your child old enough to use Social Media?

•                   Why is 13 the recommended Age?

•                   How do you know if your child is ready to use Social Media?

Many parents/carers anguish over these questions, it can be difficult to know what is the right decision.

Consequently, we have included some advice from the Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner. We hope this advice helps.

2018 Prep Orientation starts next week

We are so excited because our 2018 Prep children will be coming to school next Wednesday 8th November. Everyone is looking forward to meeting our new West students. Please contact the office if you are unable to come to the first day of our Prep Orientation

Grade 3 students iPad 2018 Program


Monday 30th October (3.30 4.00pm)

Monday 30th October (5.30 - 6.00pm)

Wednesday 1st November (3.30 - 4.00pm)

This is an opportunity to find out about our iPad program that starts in Grade 3. Students are not able to participate in our 2018 iPad program unless their parents/carers have attended an information session. These sessions are vital for both the school and parents, to ensure the successful continuation of our ICT program.

All information sessions will be held in the Library

New Garden – Out door learning space

We have a beautiful new garden. Hayley Croucher & Elly Starr have interviewed our Garden designer, Elaine Brown (Our very own Business Manager)

What gave you the idea for the new garden?  Well I have being working at this school for about four years now and for about the last two years I have been wanting to change it because it was such a pale and ugly area. I finally got that chance this year.

How long did it take you to make the plan?  It took me two weeks to plan it out then I had to get the Principal to accept it.  I then had to find how much everything would cost.

Did you plan everything on your own? Yes, but Dave one of the Gardeners told me that my ideas are good but to change the seats to stone. This change would be better so we made it work.

Next week’s assembly- Change of Time 2:30pm

On Friday the 3rd of November we will be having an afternoon assembly. A feature of this assembly will be the presentation of Australian Maths Comp Certificates. An invitation has also gone out to the parents/carers of those students who sat the competition.