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.



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.

Trick 'or' Trivia

Mildura West Primary School is hosting a quiz night.

“Trick or Trivia”

Friday 28th October 2016

Tickets are available from the school office. $20 per person, tables of 10.

Enter your team of 10, and purchase your tickets at the school office.  If you haven’t got a full team, we can find you to a table.

Tickets are selling fast, don’t miss out on a great opportunity to mix with our school community. Lots of prizes to win and lots of fun to be had!!!

Our Amazing Author's Book Launch

Our Annual Book Launch was amazing, with a great many parents, carers and friends in attendance. The students did a great job of planning, drafting, publishing and illustrating their books.

Well Done Prep, Grade 1 & 2 children.

Westies Sleep Rough

Our Grade Six team did a great job last Thursday evening, raising approximately $1000 for the Homeless.
They slept outside on the cement in their sleeping bags. Luckily the weather was mild! Congratulations Grade Six student, for making an effort to help others less fortunate.

2017 Enrolments

If you know anyone who is interested in sending their child to West, please tell them to come to one of our Open session and find out all about our school.

Thursday 13th October              6.00 – 7.30pm

Friday 14th October                  9.30 – 11.00am

2017 PLANS?

If you are intending on leaving MWPS in 2017 please let the office know as we are in the process of planning. Thank you so much for this support.

SRC Action Teams

Our SRC students and teachers have organised lots of fantastic activities over the last few weeks.

We’ve had:

·         Cup Stacking

·         Yo-Yo competition

·         Down Ball competition

Yesterday, Mr Jeffers and his team organised a thrilling Scooter competition! Just about the entire school was either participating or in the audience

Bendigo Regional Athletics

On Monday we had 16 students travel to Bendigo to compete at the SSV Regional Athletics.  Again, we saw some outstanding results!! I would like to say a big thank you to all the parents who dedicated their time and travelled down to support our students. (especially Fiona Loader!).

All students demonstrated amazing sportsmanship on the day, gave it 100% and did Mildura West PS very proud! 

9/10 year olds

Imogen 1st high jump /  Xavier 2nd discus, 3rd shot put / Taz 4th 200m sprint /  Harmony 5th 80m hurdles / Ethan 7th 80m hurdles /

11 year olds

Morna 2nd discus, 2nd shot put / Skye  3rd triple jump / Jac 3rd triple jump /  Laci 6th 200m sprint / Morna, Lili, Laci and Skye 2nd girls relay

12/13 year olds

Sam 3rd triple jump /  Illy 4th triple jump / Damon 5th hurdles / Vanessa 5th hurdles / Sam, David, Kynan and Damon 6th boys relay

All students placing 1st or 2nd have been invited to compete in Melbourne at the State Titles.  Well done to all students!

Regional Softball

On Tuesday, our students competed in the Regional Finals for softball at Aerodrome Ovals. Both teams had easily won their first two games and progressed through to the Grand Final.

The boys were up against The Lake P.S. and started well, pitching them out for only two runs. West were sent in to bat, but unfortunately didn’t get any home. From there, our boys made a few simple fielding blunders and let the game slide out of reach. They are to be commended for their team work and great running between bases.

The girls were up against St. Pauls and came out flying, pitching them out quickly and sending us into bat. We came out swinging and managed to get 7 home. From there, the girls were unstoppable and eventually went on to win the game 15-0. Our girls will now travel to Swan Hill on the 28th October to compete in the Northern Zone Finals.

Thank you to Mrs. Wakefield for giving up her time to coach.