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.

Healthy Eating = Healthy Children

Please ensure your child brings a healthy lunch to school.

Healthy eating has a long-lasting and positive impact on a child’s growth, development and health.

Foods eaten by your child at school contribute greatly to their daily nutrient intake. These foods considerably influence their eating habits, growth patterns, energy, concentration levels and ability to learn.

You have an important role to play in helping to ensure your child eats well and stays active.

Healthy school lunch ideas include:

·         sandwiches or pita bread with cheese, lean meat or salad

·         cheese slices, crackers with spread and fresh fruit

·         washed and cut-up raw vegetables or fresh fruits

Highly processed, sugary, fatty and salty foods should only make up a very small part of your child’s diet. Foods to limit in school lunches include:

·         processed meats such as salami and pressed chicken

·         chips, sweet biscuits, muesli and breakfast bars

·         fruit bars and fruit straps

·         cordials, juices containing sugar and soft drinks

Parent / Teacher Meetings

In a couple of weeks we will be having our Parent/Teacher Meetings.

The meetings are an important component of ongoing home–school communication and family involvement with MWPS. Years of research demonstrate that family involvement in education  leads  to positive benefits for children, such as increased school attendance, higher academic performance, and improved attitudes about school.

This initial meeting will be a time for you to tell the teacher about your child. It is also an opportunity to look at the Goals set at the end of 2015.

Your will be able to select a time next week. This can be done online, on Compass, or by phoning the school or dropping into the office personally.

We will send home further details early next week.

These are the times available. If they do not suit then of course you may call the school to make another time.

A crèche will be available:        Wed Feb 17th                Thurs Feb 18th

2.30pm – 7.00pm           3.30pm – 6.30pm

Attention Grade 3 Parents- You Must Attend An iPad Sessions.

2016 One to One iPad Program Parent/Student Sessions for Grade 3

What an exciting year with another group of Grade 3s entering our ‘one to one’ iPad program at Mildura West.  We will be conducting compulsory introductory iPad sessions for Grade 3 parents/carers and students on the following days. Attending one of these sessions is necessary to participate in the iPad program.

·       Session one - Wednesday 3rd Feb,  Time 3:30 - 4:00pm

·       Session two - Wednesday 3rd Feb, Time 6:00 - 6:30pm

·       Session three - Thursday 4th Feb, Time 3:30 - 4:00pm

·       Session four - Thursday 4th Feb, Time 6:00 - 6:30pm

There is no need to indicate availability, just show up on the day with your child. 

Hats

Throughout Summer, Autumn and Spring, all students are required to wear hats when playing and participating in outdoor activities.

Mildura West Logo hats are available from Lowes, Central Plaza

Canteen News

As you know there'll be a few changes in the canteen this year. We thank Dot Sibley for her years of service and welcome Renae Clifford to the role!!! Renae is a qualified Chef and has worked in the hospitality industry for many years. The canteen will open Wednesday the 10th of February and operate on Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays. So there'll be no canteen the first two weeks as the new menu is developed and preparation takes place. Once again we rely on the support of volunteers and if you are available to help please contact the school on 5023 1336 or call in and see us.

Welcome Back to School 2016

It was great to see lots of happy faces this morning. It was also lovely to see so many of our parents in the school. I do hope you had a lovely break.

A great deal has been happening at school over the holidays. We have our toilets renovated, they look super.

We have purchased some new furniture and many new TV and data projectors. Late February/March our new synthetic basketball court will be installed – we can hardly wait for that!!

Yesterday the staff met to plan for 2016. We had a great day and have lots of exciting learning to look forward to.

This week and next week, students will be getting to know each other and their teacher. Please pop in and say Hello to your child’s teacher. They would love to meet you.

There are many new faces at West this year and we truly welcome each one – you can read all about our new staff on the next page.

 

It was wonderful to see all of our children in their school uniform today - thank you.

We are going to have a great year. If you have any questions, please contact us.

LOST ! LOTS OF LITTLE TAKE HOME BOOKS

Do you have any of our little books at your house?

They could be hiding under the couch, behind a door, in a box???

They’re little and can hide anywhere.

Over 4 years we’ve spent over $50,000.

The books are vital in your children learning to read.

PLEASE HAVE A REALLY GOOD LOOK AND SEND THEM BACK ASAP.

THANK YOU

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.’

Marion wins Dame Phyllis Frost Award

Congratulations to Marion Vorwerk who was recognised for her contribution to Keep Australia Beautiful over many years. The school is very proud of Marion and her dedication to the school and greater community. This award recognises outstanding achievement of an individual in community participation and environmental protection:

Community involvement and contribution- the number of years of involvement and the level of involvement and contribution to their community

Demonstrating environmental concern - actively involved in enhancing and protecting their local environment

Leadership – demonstrating evidence of leadership and guidance of others within the community to achieve a positive community outcome.

Keep Victoria Beautiful participation – current and/or past participation in KVB Programs 

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