Qualls hatching

The Prep Unit have been learning all about animals that hatch from eggs. We have been lucky enough to have an incubator with lots of quail eggs. After watching and waiting for our eggs to hatch, it has finally happened!

The school have been abuzz with the excitement of the births!!

At last count we have more than 100 quails.

What amazing and fun learning!Why not head over to our photo gallery to check it out.

Project Base Learning Celebrations

Our children have been working very hard in PBL (Project Based Learning).They answered some essential teacher questions and then they searched for the answers to their own questions.

For many weeks they worked hard and learnt a great deal.

They’ve also been talking about how to be a good learner, how to work with others and how manage their own learning.

 

Next week the children would like to present their learning to you.

Please come and celebrate lots and lots of learning.

Grade 1/2

“Australian Animals”

Tuesday 29th November

9.15am – 11.00am

Grade 3/4

“Australian Geography”

“Australian Explorers”

Thursday 1st December

11.45am – 1.30pm

Grade 5/6

“Asian Countries”

Thursday 1st December

9.30am – 1.30pm

STUDENT ESSENTIAL ITEMS -REMINDER

Thank you to those families who have already paid their Child’s Essential Items.

This is due 1st December 2016.

The 2016 Essential Items levy (school fees) has been set by the School Council at $160, and was charged to families at the start of the year. This provides your child’s stationery, computer access, texts, subsidised bus travel for excursions and numerous other items necessary to provide a great education.

Essential Items can be paid in full or by small instalments using BPay, EftPOS, Cash or Cheque at our School Office.  Please contact our office if you have any queries.

NAIDOC Day

NAIDOC DAY

On Friday the 2nd of December we will be hosting a NAIDOC Day. NAIDOC is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities, but by Australians from all walks of life. The day is a great opportunity to participate in a range of activities to celebrate the history and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community. We will be having a special assembly to start the day then the children will participate in activities such as Storytelling, Game playing, Painting, Music and Dance. There will be a sausage sizzle provided for lunch also.

Concert Dress Rehearsal

The big day is finally here. The students headed down to the Theatre today for a full dress rehearsal. They were all amazing and we proud of all the hard work they have put in, to learn their dances. Here is sneak peak at some of the students. If you still need to grab a ticket, they are available at school and at the theatre at the performances until sold out. Don't miss out, it is sure to estound you.

Concert Things to Remember

Dropping Off and Picking Up children (parking bays at the back of the Art Centre)

Each class will have its own ‘Parking Bay’ where the classroom teacher will be waiting to sign your child in. This is also where you will pick your child up at the end of their performance. Look out for the cone with your child’s class on it!

Monday is Full Dress Rehearsal

The whole school will participate in a full dress rehearsal at the Mildura Arts Centre on Monday from 9.00am to 1.30pm. Children will need to bring a hat as we will be walking to the Art Centre, and they will need to bring their snack and a drink. We will have morning tea on the Art Centre lawns.

Tickets –

Don’t Miss Out! We have sold a lot of tickets! Please purchase your tickets from the school office before the concert matinee / nights. We cannot guarantee availability of tickets at the door.

Grade 1/2 PBL

The students in Grades 1 & 2 are thoroughly enjoying their PBL research on Australian animals! So far, students have been learning about habitat, diet, predators and interesting features of many different Australian animals, birds and reptiles. Maybe you could ask your child what they have learnt so far? This Friday, we are having a special guest come and answer some of our questions and wonderings that we have about the animals we are learning about. Mr Geoffrey Allen (yep, Mrs Allen's husband!) is coming into each classroom for a Q & A session! We are really looking forward to his visit. Students are also choosing and researching their favourite Australian animal in readiness for the little play they will write and perform for you on Tuesday, November 29th. Please save this date in your diary. Kind Regards Grade 1/2 Teachers 

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.

STATE ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIPS RESULTS

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. 

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