40 hour Back Pack Challenge

Last Thursday a group of year 6’s took part in the 40 Hour Back Pack Challenge. This was to raise awareness for refugees and displaced children. We lived out of our backpack for 40 hours with only the essentials. We had to stay overnight at the school and sleep on the ground with no mattress. We did a lot of activities to help us understand more about refugees. This was such an emotional and eye opening experience! It made us really understand what refugees have to go through and it made me so grateful for the life we live today.

By Jai & Jorja

Keep Victoria Beautiful

Mildura West Primary school was announced as the Winner of the Keep Victoria Beautiful, Active Schools Category of the Tidy Towns Sustainable Communities Awards 2017.

Being involved in many environmental initiatives within the school and beyond the school gate, led to the award success. Our students in 5/6 did an excellent job earlier this year to convince the KVB Judge that our student action teams make a difference to the sites at Rio Vista, Lake Ranfuly, Johnson’s Bend and Etiwanda Wetlands.

IPad payments

IPad payments need to be tidied up please. If the payments are not made,unfortunately the iPad cannot go home for the school holidays.

PLEASE return Library Books

All books need to be returned to the library next week. Although the children are still reading, and we keep class sets in the classroom, children just won’t be taking the books home. 

2018 Concert

Everyone is having lots of fun dancing, getting ready for our concert. The school concert will be held in the last week of term 19/12/2017, Please pop the date on your calendar – it’s going to be wonderful!AC

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!