Enrol Now For 2016

Do you have a child at home who is turning 5?  Please contact our office to discuss enrolling at Mildura West next year.  We will be holding parent information sessions and open days throughout Term 3 & 4.  Our orientation program begins in Term 4, and this is a very important time when children meet their potential teacher and classmates.

School Magazines are now on sale!

Please pay $15 at the office, or send money in a clearly marked envelope to your child’s classroom. Check out your Family Statement to see if you have already paid.

Grade 5/6 Presentation

As you know the Grade 5/6 students have been learning all about Australia’s History of Immigration. Students explored the answers to these key questions: 1. Who were the people who came to Australia? 2. Why did they come? 3. Why are people still migrating to Australia? Students will be sharing their P.B.L. projects this Friday at 2.30pm.

Christmas Raffle

Tickets are $1 each. Each child has a book of 10 tickets to sell.

Donations to the hampers can be placed in the hampers in each classroom.

The raffle will be drawn on Tuesday 15th December, with the winners announced in the school newsletter.

2016 Classes

Next week we will be organising classes for 2016.

Your child will identify some friends they would like to be with next year. We think it’s important that our children are happy and we will try our best to place children with at least one friend.

Parents / carers will not be able to request specific teachers for next year. I have complete faith in all of the teachers at this school and I know your child will receive a terrific education with any one of them.

In a couple of weeks, once the classes are formed, I will allocate the teachers. If you have any queries about this process please contact Luke Jeffers or me, Anne Robinson.

Working Bee - November 29

Working Bee 1 – Cypress Ave Car Park

There will be a Working Bee on Sunday the 29th of November starting at 9am to create our back Car Park.

We will be planting trees, laying posts, digging holes and erecting signs.  We need: Post-hole digger, blade saw, general construction equipment. Most of the work will be laying posts to define car parking spaces, so no skill needed just will. If you can’t make it but want to help, we need people to paint the posts being used.


 contact the office if you are available for equipment and catering purposes and/or if you could help out with the painting.


Working Bee 2 – Bunnings BBQ

Help is needed to sell sausages at Bunnings on Sunday 29th November. We will be working in shifts of 2 hours from 10.30am to 4.30pm and would love some help from the school community! Please see timetable in the school office and choose a timeslot that suits you.  We will contact you to confirm. Thank you from the Fundraising Team.

2016 Preps

Yesterday we met our 2016 Preps – they were excited, although some were naturally a little anxious. I’m sure after four orientation sessions they will feel like they are part of our school community. Thank you to our G5 children who took really good care of them. They will make great Buddies for our preps. International Maths Consultant, Frank Schoonderbeek will be back working in our school for the next 2 days. Frank brings a wealth of knowledge and the teachers are really looking forward to learning from him again. He will model lessons while the teachers observe and he will also observe our teachers teaching maths. 

Water Week Posters

Last Friday Margot fowler from Lower  Murray Water attended our Assembly to award this year’s prizes for the Water Week Posters.

Congratulations to Lara McHugh for taking out the State Runner up prize for her poster this year. Lara also was the local winner in her category Year 5 and 6.

We also had other major prize winners in the categories Year 1-2, 3-4 and 5-6:

Congratulations to each of these students. Over the coming week s we will showcase their posters in the Newsletter.

Great effort: Maddison Goldsworthy 3rd Prize Year 1-2

In year 3 and 4 our school took out 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes: Fantastic effort to

Sophie Telfer 1s

 Jack Ward 2nd

Grace Hogarth 3rd

Then in 5-6 Terrific effort to Lara Telfer for gaining  3rd prize in the Year 5 and 6 category.


Congratulations to the following students who received  ‘Highly Commended’ for their Water Week Poster entry.

Alisa Hobson


Younis Al-Ogaidi

Year 1-2

Abigail Fletcher

Year 1-2

Ruby Magno

Year 1-2

Ruby Underwood

Year 1-2

Kristen Del Paggio

Year 3-4

Lili McHugh

Year 3-4

Paris Newson

Year 3-4

Jack Taylor

Year 3-4

Bonnie Camm

Year 5-6

Erin Garraway

Year 5-6

Cooper Maynard

Year 5-6


Enviro Team to the Arts Centre

Last Thursday the Enviro Team went to the Arts Centre to add the birds they had drawn in their correct habitat on a Lake Ranfurly Banner. We are grateful to BirdLife Mildura as they have sponsored the banner. Thank you to Steve Alden and Amanda Blakeney for working with us to have the banner ready for the opening tonight at 6pm of the exhibition: ‘Voices of the Children – Special Forever.’

2016 Prep Orientation Program

In November, the 2016 Prep Orientation Program begins. We believe supporting your child’s transition into Prep is our number one priority. It is important that each child comes to school for every orientation session to familiarise themselves with the surroundings and the teachers. Your child’s first orientation will be on: Wednesday, 4th November 9.00 – 10.30am An Information Session just for parents and carers will be held: Wednesday, 4th November 7.00 – 8.00pm