New Website Coming!!!

We are currently constructing a new website to launch in Term 4 2021. You should still be able to find current and historical information on this page. If you can’t find the information you are looking for please contact the school on 5023 1336. Our flash new site will still maintain the same address. Stay tuned.

Goodbye, Good luck and Thank You

Sarah Edlington – Office Manager We recently said farewell to our wonderful Office Manager, Sarah Edlington. Sarah has been a very important part of our school community for 9 years. She has taken such good care of our children, our staff and our families. Her role has been diverse and I know we will miss her a great deal. Sarah has taken a promotion at Mildura Primary School. We wish her luck for the future and hope she pops back for a visit sometime.

Loretta Ghidinelli - Speech Therapist I am also sorry to say, we have said goodbye to our Speech Therapist, Loretta Ghidinelli, who has also taken a promotion with the Education Department. Loretta has supported many of our children for several years and we thank her so very much for all she has done. We will miss Loretta too, but wish her well in her new position.

2021 Australian Maths Competition

The results are in, and we are over the moon with the students’ achievements. Last term, 55 of our Maths Club students sat the Australian Maths Competition. We received the results last week and had a special Webex meeting with the children to celebrate. They will receive an official certificate and report in the coming weeks and we hope to have an assembly to share their achievements with you all. Below are their results. Any further questions please contact Luke Jeffers.
Overall we had: 9- Distinctions, 15- Proficiencies, 26- Credits and 5 - Participation

Homework

MWPS Homework policy can be found in our MWPS Documentation on our webpage.

Homework gives children a chance to:

  • work through the things they have learnt at school
  • strengthen their long-term understanding of the topic or activity.

Homework helps your child to develop study skills that they will use for the rest of their life.

It’s also a chance for you to get involved and help in your child’s learning.

I acknowledge and respect, that some parents do not philosophically agree with their children completing any Homework. That remains a choice for them. At West, we ensure all Homework requirements are kept to a sensible amount because we also believe children should play and enjoy themselves after school too. Consequently, our Policy is based around relevant, essential tasks, such as Reading.

Please talk to your child’s teacher if you have any questions about this Homework Policy. Or give me a call if you have any concerns.

Grade 6 Unit of Inquiry "The Dig Expo"

Our Grade 6 students became Archeologists this term. Their Unit Of Inquiry, 'Where we are in Place and Time' saw them dig up the past to discover how it helps us understand the present and informs the future. Today their hard work and effort paid off with a "DIG EXPO" showcasing their research around the artifacts they had uncovered. Take a look at the link below -

Pete the Sheep

Yesterday the Prep and Grade 1 students went to the Mildura Arts Centre to watch the performance of “Pete the Sheep’. Everyone was excited to go to the theatre and enjoyed the singing and dancing in the show. Only four actors performed, so the kids were amazed at how much they did with the changes of characters, voices and hats and how quickly they changed their setting. The big idea of ‘it is okay to be different’ and how to ‘think outside the box’ has been discussed with the children.

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