Prep Orientation

Yesterday we had another wonderful morning with our new 2017 Prep children. We learnt about turtles, we made turtles, sang and popped bubbles. The children even got to take home a balloon with ‘I’m a West Kid!’ We are looking forward to seeing everyone again for our third orientation in two weeks on Wednesday the 23rd of November. The Parent Information session will also be on that evening. This is a very important part of our transition process. We aim to build the connection between home and school and it is compulsory that all parents of 2017 Prep children attend. 

Softball Winners

Last Friday we travelled to Swan Hill to play softball in the Northern Zone Finals.

We won our first game against Braemar P.S. 12-0 and our second game against Kennington P.S. 11-0. Our last game was the Grand Final against Swan Hill P.S. We all played really well and won 17-6.

We would like to thank Mr. Cavallo for driving us down with the music pumping to get us excited for the games and also for being there supporting us.

Thank you also to Mrs. Wakefield for driving down just to coach and umpire us.


Such amazing results! To think that this is where our students finished out of the entire State!  Well done again, you've made us very proud. GO WEST!!

10 years boys discus - Xavier Kaufusi (9th)

10 years girls high jump - Imogen Morgan (15th)

11 years girls shot put - Morna Naquto (12th)

11 years girls discus - Morna Naquto (12th)

11 years relay - Morna Naquto, Lili McHugh, Laci McHugh, Skye French (6th in their heat)

Another big thank you to the parents and families who supported their efforts through travel and preparation. 

Grade 3 students - 2017


 Wednesday 2nd November (5.00 - 5.30pm) in the Gym

Thursday 3rd November (3.30 - 4.00pm) in the Gym

Thursday 3rd November (6.00 - 6.30pm) in the Gym


This is an opportunity to find out about our iPad program that starts in Grade 3. We would like ALL parents/carers of students in grade 3 (2017) to meet with us and discuss the implementation of the iPad program for next year. These sessions are vital for both the school and parents, to ensure the successful continuation of our ICT program.

Special Forever Voices of the Children 2016 Exhibition

Congratulations and thank you to our team Georgia Baldock, Toby Edlington, Aimee Geyer, Sam Pratt, Cameron Kiel and Amber King for capably presenting at the Opening of this Exhibition at the Arts Centre.

13 local schools are involved in this Exhibition. Every year students are invited to write and produce works of art about where they live, the local environment, local, national or global issues.
 We have approximately 40 pieces of student art or writing on display. This free Exhibition is running from : Thursday 20th October - Sunday 27th November.

Year 6 Graduation

The Year 6 Graduation will be held on Thursday 8th December. It will take place at the Mercy Theatre at 5.30pm followed by dinner and disco for the students back at the gym. A note with all the details will be with today’s newsletter.

Australian Maths Competition Award Assembly

On Wednesday afternoon we hosted an assembly to award our students their certificates for participating in the Australian Maths Competition. Mr Barry Johnson and Mr Jeffers spoke about the importance of Mathematics and the purpose of the Maths Extension program.

Overall we had:

4 Distinctions – Marcus Butcher, Jack Taylor, Mirium Tippett, Konrad Cash

18 Credits – Austin Gehret, Noah Taylor, Ruby Magno, Kalym Higgins, Zoe Stone, Beau Kiel, Luca Robinson, Charlie Cook, Thomas Pratt, William Garland, Alexander Watson, Jorja Donohue, Jack Jessup, Jai Magno, Noah Mitchell, Cameron Kiel, Sam Pratt, Akeisha Umuroa

22 Proficiency – Logan Baldock,  Prince Koyiremeye, Ryleigh Macdonald, Francies Naquto, Heidi Davis, Jake Brown, Kaeden Craig, Dante Fono, Cody McKerrow, Roza Tas, Jordan Grigg, Jessye Coverdale, Ty Roberts, Kate Crouch, Hamayun Nasirie, Tahlia Lane, Amber King, Chloe Tonkin, Aimee Geyer, Jonty Purdue, Josie Brigante, Illy Sovau

4 Participation –  Ashlee Morris, Indianna Mann, Maddison Goldsworthy, Harmony Brougham

Thanks to Mr Barry Johnson who volunteers his time every week to help teach and inspire the students, your knowledge and passion is greatly appreciated by all. Congratulations to all the students on such fantastic results.


Students have been learning their routines and practising every week for our school concert.  There will be 3 performances over 2 days.

Tickets will be going on sale from 31st October 2016

Tuesday 15th November - Matinee ($13 ticket) 12pm

Tuesday 15th November - Evening ($15 ticket) 7pm

Wednesday 16th November - Evening ($15 ticket) 7pm

Compass Corner

Have you logged on to Compass lately?  There have been eight CAT (Common Assessment Task) reports so far this year.  You can use the Compass website and mobile apps to access your child’s reports at any time. You can view teacher feedback and even leave a comment!

From this Friday afternoon you will be able to access another new CAT report. In addition, children will be putting up their goals for this term!

As you know, students at MWPS set goals regularly. They learn to do this because setting goals is a very important part of life and also part of the Victorian curriculum. So log on and have a look at your child’s progress. You can log in at  or via the mobile apps available in the Android and iTunes stores – search for Compass School Manager.

Compass Support

If you need help please call! A password reset is easy! If you would like further assistance please make a time to meet with Darrel Branson or Luke Jeffers. We are here to help!

2017 enrolments

If you know of any families considering enrolling at West, please encourage them to give the school a call, we’d be happy to meet with them to discuss. Places are available for 2017. Also, if you have another sibling of school age and haven’t yet enrolled please do so as soon as possible. Numbers and classes are to be finalised soon.