Book Fair

WOW - it's that time again. Our annual book fair is coming. Starting next Monday, 31st July until Wednesday, 9th August. Books can be purchased before school from 8.30am - 9am and again after school from 3.15 - 4pm. A scholastic book fair is

great for the school, all books / items purchased earn the school points that we can use to buy books for our Children's Learning Centre. It's a WIN/WIN you get to buy great books for your child and we get to add some awesome new titles to our school book collection.

SRC News by Kate Crouch and Harmony Brougham

Last Term the SRC had an Animal Activity Day to raise money for SARG (Sunraysia Animal Rehousing Group). Our aim was to save one dog and we have!

The money we have raised will benefit the dog in so many ways; by getting it vaccinated, de-sexed, wormed, microchipped and also for the dog to have a medical check up.

If anything is found wrong with the dog it will help pay the vet fees and for special medication that might be needed. 

We hope the dog will be named Westy!

At the Assembly last Friday it was a pleasure to donate a cheque for $440.00 to Caroline Dufty for SARG from all of us at Mildura West. 

Walkathon

Congratulations to everyone who raised money at our recent Walkathon.

We raised a total of $4,311 to go towards our new playground equipment. 

New Playground

We are very, very excited to inform our school community that we have purchased a new playground. Our School Council has raised money towards this wonderful initiative.

Last week our SRC (Junior School Council) had input on the design and colour of the playground.

It will be on the back lawn area (next to the car park). We are hoping it will be installed in September.

It’s going to be so exciting!!

Australian Mathematics Competition

For the Fourth year running our Gr 3-6 Maths
Extension students will be sitting the Australian Maths Comp.
This will be on next Thursday the 27th of July. The students have been working with Mr Jeffers and Mr Barry Johnson and are ready to give it their best go.

Sports Day BBQ Help

Next Friday is our Athletics day. This is always a super day. We would love to see as many parents/carers as possible supporting and cheering on our students. If you are able to volunteer your time to help with the Athletics day BBQ please see Renee in the canteen.

Woolworths Earn and Learn

This year we will be participating in the Woolworths Earn & Learn program.
From Wednesday 26th July to 19th September, we are collecting Woolworths Earn & Learn stickers. There will be a collection box in the front office for the children to put their sticker sheets and stickers in.
At the end of the promotion, we will be able to get some great new educational resources & equipment for our school.
If you would like any further information or to know more visit woolworths.com.au/earnandlearn

Our school has applied to be part of an international educational movement!

Our school has applied to be part of an international educational movement!

What does this mean for MWPS?

Our school has applied to become a member of the IB World Schools. We are required to go

 through a rigorous application process. There is no guarantee that we will be accepted but we have applied for candidacy and will certainly do our best to meet the rigorous standards required.

If successful, we will then become part of this World Educational Framework that offers an exciting curriculum for your child.

The International Baccalaureate (IB)

IB World Schools share a common philosophy—a commitment to improve the teaching and learning of a diverse and inclusive community of students by delivering challenging, high quality programmes of international education that share a powerful vision.

IB’s mission and philosophy

The IB focuses on each student as a whole person.

The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.

To this end, the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.

Thus, IB programmes address not only cognitive development but social, emotional and physical well-being. The aim is to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people with adaptable skills to tackle society’s complex challenges and who will help to make it a better, more peaceful world. IB programmes emphasize learning how to learn and teaching students to value learning as an essential, integral part of their everyday lives.

Want to know more?

There will be parent/carer information sessions in Term 3. Please come along and find out all about this exciting possibility.

PLEASE contact Anne Robinson if you would like to know more, or visit www.ibo.org

Assessment & Reporting

Written reports will be sent home Tuesday 27th June

3 Way Conferences will take place on Wednesday 28th June & Thursday 29th June

How to Make a Time

To make a time, please go to Compass and select a time or contact the office and make one.

-   Wednesday 27th June 3.30 – 7.40

-   Thursday 29th June 9.10 – 11.10am (Selected 3/4/5 classes)

-   Thursday 29th June 3.30 – 7.40

WOW G3/4 students & Staff – What great Games

Our G3/4 Games Con was FANTASTIC – I was blown away with the children’s ability to articulate their learning. To create the games they had to use lots of problem solving, creative and critical thinking skills. 

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