Grade 3 iPads

Students in Grade 3 will be receiving their iPad on Monday. If your child is bringing their own (BYOD) iPad, please send it with them every day starting next Monday.

Students leasing an iPad will need to attend a short information session outlining the iPad lease conditions. Students will be able to take home their iPads after the first payment is made and parents or carers have attended an information session and completed the lease forms.

iPad information sessions:
Wednesday 5th Feb 3:30 and 5:30pm
Thursday 6th Feb 3:30 and 5:30pm
Monday 10th Feb 3:30 and 5:30pm
It is not necessary to confirm your attendance.

 

Canteen News

The Canteen is back up and running for the 2020 school year

Our school Canteen is open - Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
Please place all orders by 9.00am the day of your order at the Canteen.
Menus are available from the front office

Breakfast Club

Breakfast Club will be available every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday. All students are welcome to come along, and enjoy from a selection of Toast, Cereal, Fresh Fruit, Yoghurt, Smoothies and Milo. Breakfast Club is held in the foyer of the Canteen and runs from 8.30 – 8.45. The Breakfast club is free to all students

Safe and Happy Holidays

The staff at Mildura West Primary School would like to wish all our families a safe and happy Christmas. We look forward to seeing you all in 2020.

Your Child’s School Report

Next Wednesday your child will bring home his/her end of year report.

As you know, our teachers write reports regularly, throughout the year. These are in the form of a CAT (Common Assessment Task) which is online.

Every child who has been at West for the entire year should have received about 15 – 20 of these small reports. Because our system of student reporting is ongoing, and includes many small reports throughout the year, we do not write a large report midyear or at the end of the year.

Consequently your child’s report will include:

  • An indication where he/she is in accordance with the Victorian Curriculum (indicated by a black dot)
  • An indication on his/her Work Habits
  • The child’s written reflection
  • Areas for improvement
  • A curriculum overview from the Specialist teachers.
  • A hard copy of previous CATs

Mini Concert

MWPS Mini Concert Next Wednesday our concert is on and it’s going to be great!! The weather is predicted to be extreme (45c) so it’s lucky we are having our celebration before we all melt later in the day.
Here’s a rundown of the morning.

7.30am – Breakfast available on the oval. A yummy menu will be provided by our School Council, the Lions Club & our Canteen.
o Bacon and egg roll - $4
o Sausage in bread - $2
o Fruit cup - $1.50
o Cup of Juice – Free
o Coffee – $4 small, $4.50 Medium, $5 Large

About 7.50am performance will begin on the oval.

  • Children need to be with their class teacher at 7.50am ready to perform.
  • People can come earlier for a quick breaky, or eat after the entire performance has concluded. 
  • If possible, we would appreciate if everyone in the audience please sit and watch the entire performance, rather than walk around purchasing food in-between items.
  • The Grade Prep, One and Two children will be singing and playing musical instruments for their items.
  • The Grade Three, Four, Five & Six children will be dancing. 

8.50am Performance will conclude

  • People may purchase breaky after the performance too if they like.

What to bring.

  • We ask that parents & carers bring a rug to sit on or a chair.
  • Those with rugs will sit at the front & those with chairs will be asked to sit behind them. This will ensure everyone can see their children perform. We will place some Bunting on the oval, to indicate where the chairs can be placed, thanks for your co-operation with this. Costumes
  • Please read the costume list.
  • It’s a “no fuss” concert but it would be super if children could wear the colours listed below. No need to purchase plain T Shirts – those with prints or motifs are fine.
  • Children can stay in the coloured T- shirt for the entire day if they like.

Sleep helps us Learn

Children aged six to 13 need 9-11 hours of sleep. At the same time, there is an increasing demand on their time from school (e.g., homework), sports and other extracurricular and social activities. In addition, school-aged children become more interested in TV, computers, the media and Internet as well as caffeine products – all of which can lead to difficulty falling asleep, nightmares and disruptions to their sleep. In particular, watching TV close to bedtime has been associated with bedtime resistance, difficulty falling asleep, anxiety around sleep and sleeping fewer hours.

Sleep problems and disorders are prevalent at this age. Poor or inadequate sleep can lead to mood swings and behavioural problems that impact on their ability to learn in school.

Sleep Tips for School-aged Children

  • Teach school-aged children about healthy sleep habits.
  • Continue to emphasize need for regular and consistent sleep schedule and bedtime routine.
  • Make child's bedroom conducive to sleep – dark, cool and quiet.
  • Keep TV and computers out of the bedroom.
  • Avoid caffeine.

Australian Maths Competition Presentation

Our students in the Maths Club will be awarded their certificates tomorrow at our assembly. Parents/Carers of all children who participated in the competition should have received an invitation. Please join us in celebrating the children’s achievements.

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