6OL Re-vegetation Student Action Team

Last Thursday 6OL represented out school at Lake Ranfurly by re-vegetating with native seeds.
Many different seeds indigenous to the area were dispersed in their right habitat. Some of the native seeds included: Dillon bush, Old Man Saltbush, Black Box, Berry Saltbush and Moonah. We were able to re-vegetate areas that were bare, trampled due to off road driving or erosion. Thank you 6OL and Nardia Baker, Sustainability Officer from MRCC.

Sporting Achievement

My name is Iliseva Sovau. I am in 6C and I am this year’s girl Yellow House Captain at Mildura West. A couple of weeks ago Mrs Robinson and Mrs Saunders picked three girls from Mildura West PS, including myself, to
try out for netball representing Sunraysia. I got picked with two close friends from other schools, Martisse and Avalon, to travel down to Melbourne to try out for School Sports Victoria team. On Tuesday we went to Melbourne. There were two different tryouts for the whole state, Country and City. I participated in the Country try outs with 45 other girls for six hours. There were only 14 girls chosen and I was one of those 14 girls. So next Wednesday there's going to be another tryout 14 girls from Country and 14 girls from City. From the group they will select the Victorian team. It was an awesome experience and I enjoyed it. Special thanks to my Parents and Mrs Saunders for supporting me :) Thanks Illy Sovau
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
My name is Toby Edlington, I play hockey for the Waratahs Hockey club in U13s and U15s teams. I am in 6OL and I am this year’s boy Yellow House Captain at Mildura West. I have recently been to Melbourne to represent Sunraysia in the boys U13s team at the Junior Country Carnival. We played five games over two days against teams from all over Victoria. Over the weekend, a Hockey Victoria coach watched me play, I have been now been selected to the North West Lightning Team and I will play in the G J Gardner Junior State Championships in Melbourne in June.

 

Grip Student Leadership Conference.

On Tuesday, some of our student leaders were lucky enough to attend the Grip Student Leadership Conference. The conference was held in the ballroom of The Grand Hotel and about 28 Primary Schools participated.
There were several workshops focussing on student leadership.
The first workshop presented the view that everyone has the opportunity to lead in different situations and therefore everyone is on the journey of growing as a leader. Using the analogy of a growing tree, the session ensured students that they are equipped to grow as a leader by establishing core values, combining with other leaders, contributing to others and continually learning.
The second workshop centred on Bullying, using the process of spotting out, speaking out and stamping out bullying.
And the third workshop reminded students that leadership is not about themselves, nor those in their closest circle. The session made student leaders aware that all people are important and that they have the opportunity to positively influence younger students, their peers, teachers and the wider community.
Our students had lots of fun, meeting other students and developing as young leaders. They represented our school with Pride.
This is what our School Captains had to say:
“I thought the Students Leadership day was awesome. I got a lot out of it. For example, we learnt about bullying and how to stop it. We also did some fun activities” – Sam
“What I like about the Student Leadership day was how schools came together and had lots of fun and learnt so much at the same time. We also came up with a lot of ideas and improvements for the school.” - Josie

 

Have you touched base with your child’s teacher lately?

The weeks are flying by and our children continue to work hard and learn lots! If you have any questions about your child’s learning or you just want to touch base with his/her class teacher, please communicate with your child’s teacher. You might email, phone or drop in and make a time to catch up.  Please make sure you look at your child’s Learning Goals on Compass. If you do not know how to do this please contact the office. 

2017 Enrolments

If you have a child coming to school, or you know someone who does, next year please let us know as soon as possible so that we can be well planned. 

Sustainability Ambassadors

Last Thursday the Sustainability Ambassadors visited the Mildura Eco Village, a sustainable living site. We visited the 9 star Education Centre using heating and cooling based on a bed of rocks and the Solar Distillation Demonstration site. The Community Garden had so many vegetables and the retrofitted Eco House was very interesting.  This team is hoping we can use some of the ideas to create our own Environmental Centre. The Eco Village is well worth a visit!

Recreation Management Student Action Team 6C 2016

Thank you 6C. Last Thursday after a busy morning at Cross Country, 6C represented our school installing bollards and seats at Lake Ranfurly. The bollards will restrict cars from travelling to the Lake making unauthorised tracks and causing damage to native plants and wildlife. The seats were installed near the Bird Hide for people to enjoy watching the birds that frequent our area. Thank you to Integrated Recyclers for donating the construction costs and to our own school community for donating the milk bottles to make the seats. Once again thank you to our mentor Nardia Baker from MRCC and her staff for supporting our community based programs.  It is well worth a visit to Lake Ranfurly!

Student Goals on Compass!

‘Students Goals’ will be going live on Compass from Friday. Log on next week to see your child’s Goals for this semester! 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, have a look at your child’s goals and talk about them. There is more information on Compass about the goal setting process.

It is really important to engage with your child and their learning at school. So please 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!

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN HELPING OUT?

At Mildura West Primary School, the School Council plays an important role in supporting the principal to provide the best possible educational outcomes for students.

Participating as a school council member is a rewarding and challenging experience. It’s a great way to get involved and have a real say in what your school is doing for its students. 

We are inviting parents and carers to join sub-committees and help out in the following areas:

**Finance  **Facilities **Fundraising **Canteen **Out of School Hours Care (OSHC)

Our next meeting is Tuesday 17th May at 7.00pm. All welcome. 

Cross Country

Last Thursday we held our School Cross Country at Mansell Reserve. It was wonderful to see so many enthusiastic students, parents and members of our school community down there to contribute to the atmosphere! Congratulations go to our Red House, Darling, who took out the House trophy on the day for the most amount of points. Well done also to our students listed below who were awarded ribbons for their achievements and to those who have earnt their place to compete a the Sunraysia Divison event to take place next Tuesday.  A hught thank you to staff, parents/carers and House Captains who contributed to the smooth running on the day. It is always appreciated. 

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