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Grade 3 & 4 Chaffey Trail PBL

This week Grade Three and Four students were lucky enough to have a visit from Mr Bob Walton, a retired teacher and local historian. Mr Walton spoke to students and answered their questions about Mildura’s history and the Chaffy Brothers. As part of their Chaffey Trail PBL Unit, students went on an excursion to Rio Vista house last week and this week they got to hear all about how The Chaffey Brother’s helped build Mildura into what it is today. Mr Walton even mentioned that he was ex-Westie, having been to Mildura West Primary School himself, from prep-grade six. We were very proud of the students eagerness to learn and their respect towards their guest. We would like to thank Bob Walton for visiting us this week and sharing his vast knowledge off all things history.

Marcus talking on ABC Radio

Take a listen to Marcus speaking to Nicole Chvastek on ABC Victoria's Statewide Drive Program about his achievement in the Australian School Maths Competition.

Regional Keep Victoria Beautiful Awards: Congratulations Mildura West!

Last week our school had the pleasure of hosting the Regional Keep Victoria Beautiful Awards. This year there are many Environmental Projects entered from Mildura and these were acknowledged by Gary Mogford: KVB Project Manager. The most important of course is our school’s entry in the Active School’s Category for our Community Partnership Project with MRCC!! The five classes in the 5/6 team have all taken action through their Student Action Teams at the various venues: Rio Vista Park, Johnson’s Bend, Lake Ranfurly and the Etiwanda Wetlands. The Mildura Ski Club also invited 5OH to re-vegetate a section near the carpark. We are now a finalist in the State Tidy Towns Awards to be held in Horsham 25th November. Thank you to everyone involved.

2018 Preps – First Day of School

On Wednesday we had our new Preps come to their first transition session. The children were fantastic – lots of excited faces, big smiles and not too many tears at all. It was great to see so many siblings and also lots of new families. Our numbers have kept climbing too and we now have 65 Preps for next year. We will have 3 more transition sessions so the children will feel happy & comfortable starting school next year.

Maths Extension – Australian Maths Comp Results

Last Friday at assembly we celebrated the achievements of our Maths Extension group who competed in the Australian Maths Comp. 60 students sat the competition and out of that half of the group achieved a result of a credit or distinction, putting them in the top 50% nationally. A fantastic effort that the school is very proud of. Thanks to Mr Barry Johnson, who volunteers his time to help run the extension program.

Our top performers at each year level were:

Grade 3
Jace Brooks – Distinction award – Top 12 %
Georgie Cook - Distinction award – Top 16%
Aryan Rothwell - Distinction award – Top 18%
Grade 4
Ryleigh McDonald – Credit award – Top 29%
Prince Koyiremeye - Credit award – Top 31%
Noah Taylor - Credit award –Top 37%
Grade 5
Marcus Butcher – Best in School Award & Distinction Award – Top 12 %
Thomas Pratt – Credit award – Top 23%
Ethan Stead – Credit award Top 25 %
Grade 6
Hamayun Nasirie - Credit award – Top 27%
Harmony Brougham - Credit award – Top 39%
Sophie Telfer - Credit award – Top 39%