New Students

This year we start with 14 new students. We welcome these children and their families to our school.

Ayla Romanin, Josh Holland, Marie Standish, Faith Preston-Gillespie, Matin Ataee, Mohpreet Singh,

Piper Tarson, Natayah Preston, Lotus Akkary, Savannah Preston- Gillespie, Joni-Lee Kirk, Tanin Ataee

Absent: Venkat Narayanan, Mustafa Manzar

Preps first Weeks of School – Some Tips

Preps first Weeks of School – Some Tips

How your child reacts to starting school will depend on their personality, their background and how prepared they are for this next big step in their lives. By now they'll probably be responding to school in a variety of ways and most children will be experiencing some change – after all they’ll be learning, playing and interacting with new people and getting used to a whole new environment – and it will take them some time to settle in.

Some things you can do to help your child adjust to school include:

 making sure your child knows who will take them to school and pick them up during the first couple of weeks.

 getting your child to school on time helps avoid anxiety.

 keep up the things you did with your child before they started school, like bedtime reading.

 laying out your child’s clothes, hat, shows and socks the night before.

 helping your child to pack their school bag with a snack, drink, lunch and a hat.

 placing a spare pair of underpants and a change of clothes in a plastic bag and letting your child know these clothes are in their bag in case of any accidents at school.

 putting sunscreen on your child in the morning if it is needed.  showing your child where you will meet them at the end of the school day.  ensuring they have a healthy breakfast – this is important for energy to get through the day.

 making time to chat to your child about what they did at school that day.

 developing a bedtime routine so your child can wind down at the end of the day and get a good night's sleep – children aged five need around 10 to 11 hours sleep a night.

 try not to put too many expectations on yourself or your child; if they are happy and enjoying school, that’s a real achievement.

You know your child best. If you have any questions about how they are settling in at school, contact your child’s teacher so you can talk things through together. You can contact your child's teacher in person, over the telephone or via email, whichever suits you and your situation best.

School Concert Costumes

All costumes are due at school by Monday 18th December, Please name all items and give it to your child’s classroom teacher.

 

Student Leaders 2018

Last week we had over 20 Grade 5 students deliver wonderful speeches. It was a very impressive ceremony, the children spoke beautifully.

All children in Grade 3, 4 & 5 voted & the results are:

 

§  School Captains – Jack Taylor & Mirriam Tippet

§  Vice Captains – Tom Pratt & Summer Roberts

§  SRC President – Imogen Morgan & Cody McKerrow

 

Congratulations to these students, they will make fantastic leaders. There will be an official presentation early next year

There will be many other opportunities for leadership in 2018 and I encourage all students to “put their hand up”

Forensic Science Videos

During Term 3 our Year 6 students were involved in making videos to show preventative actions that can be taken in the community. Six other local schools were also involved in this program. There were 3 categories that could be entered: theft, burglary and theft from a car. Our students won the category ‘theft from a motor car.’ Congratulations to Tahlia, Ethen, Darci and Oscaray with their message to keep belongings out of sight when your car is unsupervised. The catchy message is ‘LCC: Lock it, Conceal it, Cover it! Thank you to ‘One Idea’ the Commercial Production Company who professionally filmedthe students. The video will be shown on Prime 7 TV - January and February 2018AC

Grade 6 Graduation

Next Thursday 14th December our Grade 6 students will be attending their Graduation at the Mercy Theatre. This is a very special occasion, I do hope you can come and join the celebration. Tickets have been sent home with the students and they are all very excited and are preparing for the night. There are still a limited number of tickets available if you need some extras, please see Janine to organise extra tickets to be sent home. 

Grade 6 Transition to Secondary School

Next Tuesday & Wednesday our Grade 6 students head off to experience a taste of Secondary School. I know they are all very excited and I wish them all the best. Please support them if they are nervous, as this experience can be daunting for some.

Our School Concert – “Under the Western Stars”

As you know, MWPS has a very big concert at the Arts Centre each ‘Even year’ and on the ‘Odd year’ we have a “mini concert” on the school oval.

This concert is low key and a chance for everyone to get together to celebrate the end of another FANTASTIC year at West. There is no cost – unless you are purchasing a sausage at the BBQ or maybe even an Ice cream or two.

It’s bound to be fun!

When: Tuesday 19th December

Where: MWPS School Oval

Time: BBQ will be operating form 6.30 – 7.15pm

Concert will begin 7.30pm Sharp

40 hour Back Pack Challenge

Last Thursday a group of year 6’s took part in the 40 Hour Back Pack Challenge. This was to raise awareness for refugees and displaced children. We lived out of our backpack for 40 hours with only the essentials. We had to stay overnight at the school and sleep on the ground with no mattress. We did a lot of activities to help us understand more about refugees. This was such an emotional and eye opening experience! It made us really understand what refugees have to go through and it made me so grateful for the life we live today.

By Jai & Jorja

Keep Victoria Beautiful

Mildura West Primary school was announced as the Winner of the Keep Victoria Beautiful, Active Schools Category of the Tidy Towns Sustainable Communities Awards 2017.

Being involved in many environmental initiatives within the school and beyond the school gate, led to the award success. Our students in 5/6 did an excellent job earlier this year to convince the KVB Judge that our student action teams make a difference to the sites at Rio Vista, Lake Ranfuly, Johnson’s Bend and Etiwanda Wetlands.

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