Special Forever Voices of the Children 2016 Exhibition

Congratulations and thank you to our team Georgia Baldock, Toby Edlington, Aimee Geyer, Sam Pratt, Cameron Kiel and Amber King for capably presenting at the Opening of this Exhibition at the Arts Centre.

13 local schools are involved in this Exhibition. Every year students are invited to write and produce works of art about where they live, the local environment, local, national or global issues.
 We have approximately 40 pieces of student art or writing on display. This free Exhibition is running from : Thursday 20th October - Sunday 27th November.

Year 6 Graduation

The Year 6 Graduation will be held on Thursday 8th December. It will take place at the Mercy Theatre at 5.30pm followed by dinner and disco for the students back at the gym. A note with all the details will be with today’s newsletter.

Australian Maths Competition Award Assembly

On Wednesday afternoon we hosted an assembly to award our students their certificates for participating in the Australian Maths Competition. Mr Barry Johnson and Mr Jeffers spoke about the importance of Mathematics and the purpose of the Maths Extension program.

Overall we had:

4 Distinctions – Marcus Butcher, Jack Taylor, Mirium Tippett, Konrad Cash

18 Credits – Austin Gehret, Noah Taylor, Ruby Magno, Kalym Higgins, Zoe Stone, Beau Kiel, Luca Robinson, Charlie Cook, Thomas Pratt, William Garland, Alexander Watson, Jorja Donohue, Jack Jessup, Jai Magno, Noah Mitchell, Cameron Kiel, Sam Pratt, Akeisha Umuroa

22 Proficiency – Logan Baldock,  Prince Koyiremeye, Ryleigh Macdonald, Francies Naquto, Heidi Davis, Jake Brown, Kaeden Craig, Dante Fono, Cody McKerrow, Roza Tas, Jordan Grigg, Jessye Coverdale, Ty Roberts, Kate Crouch, Hamayun Nasirie, Tahlia Lane, Amber King, Chloe Tonkin, Aimee Geyer, Jonty Purdue, Josie Brigante, Illy Sovau

4 Participation –  Ashlee Morris, Indianna Mann, Maddison Goldsworthy, Harmony Brougham

Thanks to Mr Barry Johnson who volunteers his time every week to help teach and inspire the students, your knowledge and passion is greatly appreciated by all. Congratulations to all the students on such fantastic results.

SCHOOL CONCERT

Students have been learning their routines and practising every week for our school concert.  There will be 3 performances over 2 days.

Tickets will be going on sale from 31st October 2016

Tuesday 15th November - Matinee ($13 ticket) 12pm

Tuesday 15th November - Evening ($15 ticket) 7pm

Wednesday 16th November - Evening ($15 ticket) 7pm

Compass Corner

Have you logged on to Compass lately?  There have been eight CAT (Common Assessment Task) reports so far this year.  You can use the Compass website and mobile apps to access your child’s reports at any time. You can view teacher feedback and even leave a comment!

From this Friday afternoon you will be able to access another new CAT report. In addition, children will be putting up their goals for this term!

As you know, students at MWPS set goals regularly. They learn to do this because setting goals is a very important part of life and also part of the Victorian curriculum. So log on and have a look at your child’s progress. You can log in at www.mildurawestps.vic.jdlf.com.au  or via the mobile apps available in the Android and iTunes stores – search for Compass School Manager.

Compass Support

If you need help please call! A password reset is easy! If you would like further assistance please make a time to meet with Darrel Branson or Luke Jeffers. We are here to help!

2017 enrolments

If you know of any families considering enrolling at West, please encourage them to give the school a call, we’d be happy to meet with them to discuss. Places are available for 2017. Also, if you have another sibling of school age and haven’t yet enrolled please do so as soon as possible. Numbers and classes are to be finalised soon.

Prep Orientation Sessions

Our 2017 Prep students will start their orientation sessions on Wednesday the 2nd of November. We are very excited to welcome our new students and new families into the school community. There will be follow up sessions on the 9th, 23rd and 30th of November. 

Grade 4’s on Camp

The Grade Fours are having a wonderful time on camp. They visited the Monarto Zoo yesterday and the Adelaide Beaches and City Centre today.

West Wins at the Keep Victoria Beautiful Awards

Our school has won the Active Schools Award announced at the Keep Victoria Beautiful Awards in Horsham on the weekend.  Well done To Mrs Vorwerk and her team of students and community members including App developer, Mr Branson.

Excitement for West…Our school has won the Active Schools Award announced at the Keep Victoria Beautiful Awards in Horsham on Saturday 15th October. There were 10 shortlisted finalists and our project ‘Lake Ranfurly Birds and Plants App’ is the winner. The Active Schools Category requires a submission to demonstrate a community partnership with a number of stakeholders. In our case we had the MWPS Enviro Team 2015, BirdLife Mildura, Mallee Catchment, MRCC, Amanda Blakney botanist, Steve Alden photographer and artist, local bird professional photographers, Museum Victoria and our very own Darrel Branson to develop all the learning into an app!

Winning the Active Schools category was a wonderful surprise! Congratulations to all the students involved as their hard work has been recognised at State Level.

 

STUDENT ESSENTIAL ITEMS – REMINDER

Thank you to those families who have already paid their Child’s Essential Items. This is due 1st December 2016.

The 2016 Essential Items levy (school fees) has been set by the School Council at $160, and was charged to families at the start of the year. This provides your child’s stationery, computer access, texts, subsidised bus travel for excursions and numerous other items necessary to provide a great education.

Essential Items can be paid in full or by small instalments using BPay, EftPOS, Cash or Cheque at our School Office.  Please contact our office if you have any queries.

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