NAPLAN

Our Year Three and Five Students worked hard and gave their best effort. We were proud of the students’ attitude to the testing and their resilience over the three days. An individual report on the students’ achievement will be provided to schools around the middle of term three. 

Our School Self Evaluation & School Review

Great schools regularly evaluate their progress. They pause to reflect, undertaking a thorough analysis of the available data to reflect on how well the human, financial, physical and information resources of the school have been deployed to achieve the goals and priorities in the school’s strategic plan. Over the next 3 months we will be engaging in a great deal of reflection and evaluation. We will then have our School Review. The School Review is a 3 days process where many different stakeholders (parents/cares/staff/students/external school reviewer) will look very closely at our Self Evaluation and all aspects of our school. We will create a new Strategic Plan for the next 4 years. 

School Photos

School Photos

Special orders and re-prints

We have some great group photos of our SRC, School Leaders, and House Captains on display in the foyer.  Parents are welcome to order copies for $20 each.   If you would like a copy of any photos, please contact the school office.

Digital Download

We know that some families ordered a digital download, and have not received it.  If you have this problem, please contact our school office or you can contact Academy Photography directly on 1800 816 224.

Any further feedback is appreciated and we will consider it for next year.

NAPLAN

The NAPLAN tests will be conducted next week for students in Years Three and Five. Students will sit tests on Language Conventions (Tuesday 9th May), Writing (Tuesday 9th May), Reading (Wednesday 10th May) and Numeracy (Thursday 11th May). The children should remember they can only do their best and that is all anyone can ask. You can help your child by ensuring they have had a good night’s sleep, breakfast and time to play in the morning. For further information please see the flyer sent home with all students in Years Three and Five. 

Mothers' Day Stall

The School Council Fundraising Team will be holding a Mother’s Day Stall on

Friday 12th of May

Each child can pre-purchase gifts by returning their Order Form and money to their classroom teacher by Monday 9/5/12

All items are $5.

1/2 Swimming Program

There’s been lots of splashing, laughter and learning from the Grade 1/2s this week! Over 90, Grade 1 & 2 children have been learning all about water safety and awareness at the Mildura Wave Pool. They have been participating in lessons each day building confidence and skills in the water. The instructors have even complimented our children on their terrific behaviour!

Canteen and Breakfast Club Volunteers

Can you help in our school canteen?

We are looking for parents/carers, who have a couple of hours to spare, to help prepare food and serve in the canteen.

Our canteen in open on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays each week.  If you can help, please contact Renae or our school office.

Could you spare a little time before school to help in our Breakfast Club?

We are looking for volunteers for Wednesday and Thursday mornings. Our Breakfast club runs every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday morning from 8.30am in the Gym.

It has been a huge success, with many students visiting each morning.

All students are welcome to attend. 

Elite Athlete Visit - Peter Bol

Last Friday we were lucky enough to have 800m runner Peter Bol visit the school and talk to the Grade 3-6 students. Peter is a Sudanese refugee who came to Australia when he was 6 years old.

He began running in his mid-teens when he was asked to “fill in” at an athletics meeting. A decade later he ran for Australia in the 800m at the Rio Olympics.

Peter also recently graduated with a Degree in Construction Management. His presentation key message was “resilience and perseverance”. It was great to hear from such a driven person who told us that the goal setting and resilience work we do at school is what has made him successful in his life.  The students had lots of questions and were very engaged with what Peter spoke about. 

Uniform Thank You

A very big Thank You to all our parents/carers who are trying hard to ensure their children are in school uniform. I know that sometimes it can be difficult. However, wearing school uniform is an important expectation of our school as it is one way we show Pride in our school.

We have included the MWPS Uniform Policy. Please refer to the policy if you have any questions, or contact the school.

If you are having difficulty purchasing a uniform, please contact one of our Wellbeing Officers. We may be able to offer some support.

As the days become colder it is important that children wear a navy school sweater.

Many students have lost items of their uniform, so please make sure you label each item clearly with their name.

ANZAC Ceremony

On Monday we conducted a School Community ANZAC Ceremony. This opportunity allowed students to learn about the procedures and significance of the ceremony. We had our school leaders give 

a commemorative address, Grade 4AT sing and a Special guest, retired

Special Forces Engineer Tyson Matheson talk about what ANZAC Day means to him. The students showed great respect and I hope they try to exhibit the ANZAC spirit in their lives.

Our 2 school captains, Jorja Donohue and Jai Magno, did a wonderful job representing our school at the Mildura ANZAC ceremony at Henderson Park on Tuesday. It was very moving to see so many young people displaying such empathy and understanding.

Thanks to Elaine Brown (our Office Manager) for making the beautiful wreath.

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