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House Cross Country

Last Friday was the annual Mildura West House Cross Country event. All students competed for their house across the day earning points for their team and students who came 1st, 2nd or 3rd received a ribbon. At the completion of the day students assembled in the gym where Red (Darling) House was announced the winner. Despite the warm weather students displayed wonderful resilience all day and their behaviour was outstanding. A big thank you to all the wonderful parent volunteers who assisted on the day, without your support the day definitely wouldn’t have ran as smoothly.

      Red: 196 Points               Green: 184               Yellow: 167               Blue: 159

ANZAC Ceremony

On Tuesday, we conducted a School Community ANZAC Ceremony. This opportunity allowed students to learn about the procedures and significance of the ceremony. We had our school leaders give a commemorative address, Grade 4P sing and a Special guest, John Barnes talk about what ANZAC Day means to him. The students showed great respect and I hope they try to exhibit the ANZAC spirit in their lives. I attended the DAWN service with our School Leaders, it was a moving experience. Thank you to the parents who rose very early to bring the school leaders to the ceremony. A BIG thankyou to our Office Manager, Elaine Brown for making the beautiful wreath. 

Seesaw at West

Tomorrow we will be launching our Seesaw app. Look out for a flyer and a

Special parent login. This will have instructions for you to download the Seesaw

app and login.  

What is Seesaw?

Seesaw is a secure online Journal to record photos, observations and comments, to build up a record of your child’s experiences during their time with us. This platform allows us to work with parents and carers to share information and communicate the children’s learning in and outside of the classroom.

Why use Seesaw?

We are always looking at ways we can improve our communication with parents. Seesaw will allow us to share more of what your child is doing at school and provide a window into the classroom.

 

3 Day International Baccalaureate Workshop

Our teachers learnt lots this week. We spent Sunday, Monday and Tuesday learning how to improve our teaching.

I would like to thank the staff for giving up Sunday to take part in the workshop. Monday and Tuesday were 2 of our annual pupil free days.

The 2 presenters were fantastic and helped us develop a deeper understanding of the IB framework. They challenged us and supported us – I know our students will benefit from this learning.

The workshop that our teachers attended Sunday, Monday & Tuesday was run by Shireen Blakeway and Kerryn Tucker, both from international Baccalaureate schools based in Malaysia and China. Ms Blakeway said she was thrilled to be in Australia and to share her experience and knowledge with fellow educators. “It’s a fantastic opportunity to go to a government school, engage in IB and to work with a group of very enthusiastic teachers, who will really embrace change for the benefit of their students,” she said.

Ms Tucker has more than a decade of experience and has worked in five different IB schools, including as the current head of a primary school based in China. Ms Tucker said she had witnessed the change in students at IB schools. “You do see a difference (in the students) with the way they communicate with other people,” she said.

They are responsible for their learning and are much more engaged. “They want to make changes in the world”.

IB 3 day workshop

Our Teachers' busy 3 day Professional Development on IB. What a dedicated team of educators, always striving to improve their knowledge on new educational concepts.

WHY? What will the teachers be doing?
MWPS Teachers will be learning all about the International Baccalaureate.
We are very excited to be spending 3 days (Sunday, Monday & Tuesday) learning all about the
International Baccalaureate and how best to implement it in our school and improve the education we
offer your children.
The 2 presenters are from International Baccalaureate schools in Malaysia and China. We are very
fortunate to have such experienced, passionate leaders in education facilitate our 3 days . They have
been teaching in IB schools for many years.
Why are we becoming an IB school?
We truly think IB will enhance your child’s education.
The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people
who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.
An IB education encourages students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong
learners.
The IB focuses on developing the kind of student who, in the struggle to establish a personal set of
values and a code of ethics, will be laying the foundation upon which international-mindedness will
develop and flourish.

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