THE BEAT

Exciting news, this year our Mildura West Choir are performing at The Beat on Wednesday August 28th at 11am. Students have been practising with Tafe and Ms Parker every Wednesday at lunch and are ready to perform. We are singing at the Matinee session and if any West families would like to attend, tickets are available at the Mildura Arts Centre from August 1st.

Milk Bottle Recycling

As part of our ongoing Environmental program at Mildura West Primary School, we are collecting plastic milk and orange juice bottles, which are suitable for recycling. This program has commenced and we have already sent 1 full bale away to be recycled. Please remember that each bottle must be washed, cleaned and the top removed before it can be placed in the yellow lidded, recycling bin, located near the Science room. This bin has a clear label on the front. Please do not take the bottles to the office as they must be deposited straight into the available recycling bin. The recycling company will not accept any plastic bottle that has not been cleaned. 

The material collected will be sent away, recycled and returned to our school in its new life - as seating for our students.

Gymnastics Club

Lara, Khloe, Keira and Zara planned and organised a gymnastics club last 

Wednesday in the gym. They taught students a few different gymnastics moves such as cartwheels, handstands, frontwards and backwards flips. Students happily took safe risks to attempt these moved and cheered each other on.

Book Fair

Reading for pleasure unlocks the power of information and imagination and helps children discover who they are. Here’s what you can do to help children develop stronger reading skills and a love for reading:

 Set the example. Let children see you read.  Have a collection of books in your home. Update this collection

 Routinely to keep up with changing tastes and reading skills.

 Support our school’s Book Fair. Allow your children to choose their own books to read.

The theme of our Scholastic Book Fair is Dino-Mite, where we hope you will Stomp, Chomp, and Read! It’s a fun reading event that brings the books kids want to read right into our school. It’s a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level. Please make plans to visit our Book Fair and be involved in shaping your child’s reading habits.

Book Fair dates: Monday July 29th – Wednesday August 7th

Shopping hours: 8.30am – 8.50am and 3.15pm – 4.00pm.

We look forward to seeing you and your family at our Book Fair!

Remember, all purchases benefit our school. 

Athletics Sport

Athletics Sports - Friday 26th July We are all looking forward to a fantastic day next Friday. Make sure you have the date in your diary and come along to view the action. Notes to travel on the bus must be returned and if you would like your child to receive a sausage at the sports, please fill out the pre-order form with payment that has already gone home. There will be adult food/drink options provided by our fabulous school council group this year as well.

2019 Parent Opinion Survey

WE WANT OUR PARENTS TO TELL US WHAT THEY THINK! Our school is conducting a survey to find out what parents think of our school. The Parent Opinion Survey is an annual survey offered by the Department of Education and Training that is conducted amongst a sample of randomly selected parents. It is designed to assist schools in gaining an understanding of parents’ perceptions of school climate, student behavior and student engagement. Our school will use the survey results to help inform and direct future school planning and improvement strategies. Approximately 30 per cent of parents will be invited to participate in this year’s survey. All responses to the survey are anonymous. This year the survey will be conducted online from Monday 22nd July to Sunday 11th August. If your name is randomly selected, then your child will bring a note home with the survey link. You can login to the secure site and complete the survey online from any device connected to the internet, at a time convenient to you during the survey period. PLEASE find the time to complete the survey, we really value your opinion.

3 Way Conference Brochure

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Grade 1/2 Unit of Inquiry

In the 1/2 Unit students have been learning about “How We Organise Ourselves” in the Unit of Inquiry. Students have been finding out how food is produced and have enjoyed learning about the changes food goes through before it gets to homes.

In 1/2 C and P we have been growing our own mushrooms in our classroom. On Tuesday morning Tahlia and Charlee checked them and saw how big they had grown! Students learnt that mushrooms are a type of fungus and they don’t like sunlight. To help them grow, Tahlia and Charlee decided to read the mushrooms a story!

Grade 5 Unit of Inquiry

As part of our Unit of Inquiry into “ People’s lives may change as a result of migration”, the students in Yr 5 walked down to the Mildura Arts Centre last Thursday. As you are aware students have been learning about the many and varied reasons why people have come to Australia. To further deepen their understanding, we looked at an exhibition titled “Making Home: Mildura Migration Stories”. This work traces the flow and movement of people, things and ideas, which migrants have bought to Mildura. From this, we hope that each individual gained a better insight, into what it is like for someone to have to leave their homeland and create a new life in another country.

“On Thursday all the Yr 5’s went to the ArtCentre. My favourite bit was going in the Art Room. It had all the migrant stories. We got to look at the art work about their life. We had a great day”Max 5K

“On Thursday the Grade 5’s went to the Arts Centre. We split into 3 groups, 1 went to Rio Vista House and the second group went to the gallery and saw heaps of migration photos. The last group read stories about different people from around the world.” – Layla 5K

“Last Thursday we went to the Art Centre and looked at peoples migration stories. I liked looking at all the different places people had migrated from.” – Will 5K

 

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