Our Visions, Our Values, Our School.

MWPS Vision

MWPS provides an engaging environment where children are challenged and motivated to become the best they can be.

MWPS Values

Resilience • Respect • Excellence • Pride

Our School

Mildura West Primary School is a vibrant and happy place to be. It offers an excellent range of educational opportunities, programs, facilities and resources. The school has approximately 390 students from a diverse range of backgrounds and nations. This diversity is one of the characteristics that make it a great school. Children learn best when parents/carers, teachers and students are partners in the education process. An ‘Open Door’ policy and regular communication ensure this happens. Parents trust that we take very good care of their children. The children at West are always placed first. All decisions are made with the student in the centre. Our School Values, Resilience, Respect, Excellence and Pride, are truly ‘alive’ and evident in all that we do.
 

2018 Enrolments

ENROL NOW FOR 2018

If you have a child who is coming to school in 2018, please enrol as soon as possible.

Lake Ranfurly 4/5K

The 4/5K Litter Busters Team were very active last week making Lake Ranfurly cleaner. We found some very unusual litter and items that had been dumped. The students could not believe that people would not be more responsible disposing of their rubbish. Thank you 4/5K!

MWPS Student Leaders - 40 Hour Famine

Every day children are forced to flee from their homes in search of food & safety. To understand what this is like a group of our Yr 6 students are participating in the 40 Hour Famine Backpack challenge. Each person who takes part in the challenge commits to living out of their backpack for 40 hours to raise funds for refugees and displaced children.

“We would like to ask you for your help in raising some much needed money. Donations of any amount can be made to the front office until Thursday 23rd November, we would like to thank you all for your support”

 Jorja Donohue & Jai Magno (School captains)

Voices of the Children – Special Forever

Last Thursday evening Imogen Morgan represented our school At the opening of the Mildura Arts Centre Exhibition: Voices of the Children Special Forever. It was an honour for Imogen’s writing about Middens to be selected by the organisers of the Exhibition. Thank you Imogen. We have manyStudents that have their work displayed. It is a free Exhibition and will be open until the middle of December. The exhibition is well worth a visit Maddie and Janeti’s art work is on display.

Shade Sail Grant Success

We received notification last week that the school’s application for funding under the Department of Health & Human Services Shade Grants Program was successful. The school will receive $27,500 to go towards shade projects on the playground and friendship zone as well as replacing old sails. The shade project for the playground will start next week, hence the area being roped off for preparation works.

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.

https://www.facebook.com/mildurawestps/videos/808997449271228/

http://www.mildurawestps.vic.edu.au/media/3344

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 wehad 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.

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