Student Leadership Badge ceremony

Reminder: Student Leadership Badge ceremony

Thursday March 5th

9.00am in Gym

Morning Tea provided


FRIENDSHIP ZONE Lunchtime FUN! Boardgames, skipping, dancing, chalk drawing, dress ups, friends & lots more!!

A happy start to the Friendship Zone! Our wonderful RREP's participated in their training and now are enthusiastically helping, caring and setting up  activities for Westies that visit the Friendship Zone to find friends and fun during lunchtimes.

“I enjoy going to the Friendship Zone.  I like the dress ups and the games” Shylah

“I enjoy being a RREP and playing games with the kids. I like organizing the activities. It's a good place to come and find friends”. Memphis

“Friendship Zone is absolutely amazing because I come here to find friends when I can’t find my friends”. Sammy

“Friendship Zone is fun and it has lots of different games”. Lotus

“Being a RREP is really fun because you get to work with the kids and teach them fun games and activities”. Connor

Parent/Teacher/Student Meetings

Thank you so much for coming to meet with our teachers this week.

Teachers and parents provide a vital support system to help students flourish. Both groups are important. When parents and teachers communicate and work together effectively, it can significantly impact each student’s long-term success. Research states that relationships between parents and teachers can influence student progress and that a positive, effective relationship between parents and teachers can help students prosper

Grade 1/2 Swimming

There’s been lots of splashing, laughter and learning from the Grade 1/2s this week! Over 100 Grade 1 & 2 children have been learning all about water safety and awareness at the Mildura Wave Pool. They have been participating in lessons each day building their confidence and skills in the water. The instructors have complimented our children on their wonderful behaviour! We have been so proud of them all :)

The children learnt the importance of ‘3 R’s’…If you are in trouble. Roll over, Relax and Rescue, put your hand up and call HELP (or kick and go to side…rescuing yourself)

MWPS Being Healthy Together

At last week’s School Council Meeting the council members successfully passed a Physical Activity and Movement Policy. This policy will guide all physical activity and movement activities at Mildura West and supports our quest in becoming a healthier school. Any questions please see David Hall.

To celebrate Ride to School Day on Friday 13th March we will have our first Walking Bus for the year. Everyone is welcome: walkers, bikes, trikes, scooters and even prams. The bus will leave from the car park at Mansell Reserve at 8:25am. We will travel along Ontario Avenue, then turn into Ninth Street and make our way to school. Mr Hall will be accompanying the walking school bus.

Any parents/carers or siblings wanting to walk with us are most welcome.

CATS- Compass online

Have you seen your child’s Report?

Jump Online… details below

The first CAT (Common Assessment Task) report is going up next week.  You can view teacher feedback and even leave a comment. We know that students outcomes improve when parent engagement is high. So test your log on, ready to view the CATs next week.

The first round of CATs will be:

Prep- Maths- Numbers to 10. (Online- Week 6, Ungraded)

Yr 1/2- Learner Profile (Online- Week 6)

Yr 3/4- Reading (Online- Week 6)

Yr 5/6- Writing- Letter Writing (Online- Week 6)

To log on, enter your parent code (The first three letters of your last name and a four digit code- ie. ABC0011)

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!

OSHC is open all day 6th March for the Student Free Curriculum Day

Enrolment forms are available from the school office or the OSHC service – places are limited, please book early!


Phone: 5023 1336   Mobile: 0408 050 802

Canteen Menu gets Healthy Approval

A new canteen menu was sent home last week. This menu is a significant one as it has taken all last year to create with research and guidance from Sunraysia Community Health Services and The Healthy Eating Advisory Service of Australia. All of our recipes and food items have been assessed and passed in accordance with our Healthy School Initiative. This means our menu has lots of nutritious meals while still managing to keep some of our children’s favourites. We are very proud of this menu and family feedback is always welcomed. We hope you take the time to look it over and maybe try something new. Our recipes are available at the canteen if you wish to try one at home.

MWPS Being Healthy Together

Healthy lunches and snacks are very important for active, growing children. Eating healthy food helps children concentrate and learn better in the classroom. It also provides children with the necessary energy to get through a busy school day. Please refer to the handout in this week’s newsletter for some tips on healthy snacks and lunches you could put in your child’s lunchbox.


Academy Photography will be at school on Friday 28th February for School Photos. Please make sure that students are at school nice and early as the photographer will begin at 9am. All students are required to wear full School Uniform.

Each child has an individually named photo envelope to take home.

  • If your child did not receive an envelope, please collect a blank order form from the school office.
  • Family Photo order forms are also available from the school office.
  • All students need to return their envelope whether they order photos or not.
  • The office will collect orders up until 8.30am Friday 28/2/20.

There are 2 ways to pay for photos

  • Pay online at using the individual code that appears on your order form (students will still need to bring the order to school)
  • Send cash or cheque, along with your order in the supplied envelope.  You must have correct money, as the photographer will not have change.

The school cannot accept EFTPOS or BPay in this case, as the money goes to the photographer on the day.