Concert Dress Rehearsal

The big day is finally here. The students headed down to the Theatre today for a full dress rehearsal. They were all amazing and we proud of all the hard work they have put in, to learn their dances. Here is sneak peak at some of the students. If you still need to grab a ticket, they are available at school and at the theatre at the performances until sold out. Don't miss out, it is sure to estound you.

Concert Things to Remember

Dropping Off and Picking Up children (parking bays at the back of the Art Centre)

Each class will have its own ‘Parking Bay’ where the classroom teacher will be waiting to sign your child in. This is also where you will pick your child up at the end of their performance. Look out for the cone with your child’s class on it!

Monday is Full Dress Rehearsal

The whole school will participate in a full dress rehearsal at the Mildura Arts Centre on Monday from 9.00am to 1.30pm. Children will need to bring a hat as we will be walking to the Art Centre, and they will need to bring their snack and a drink. We will have morning tea on the Art Centre lawns.

Tickets –

Don’t Miss Out! We have sold a lot of tickets! Please purchase your tickets from the school office before the concert matinee / nights. We cannot guarantee availability of tickets at the door.

Grade 1/2 PBL

The students in Grades 1 & 2 are thoroughly enjoying their PBL research on Australian animals! So far, students have been learning about habitat, diet, predators and interesting features of many different Australian animals, birds and reptiles. Maybe you could ask your child what they have learnt so far? This Friday, we are having a special guest come and answer some of our questions and wonderings that we have about the animals we are learning about. Mr Geoffrey Allen (yep, Mrs Allen's husband!) is coming into each classroom for a Q & A session! We are really looking forward to his visit. Students are also choosing and researching their favourite Australian animal in readiness for the little play they will write and perform for you on Tuesday, November 29th. Please save this date in your diary. Kind Regards Grade 1/2 Teachers 

Prep Orientation

Yesterday we had another wonderful morning with our new 2017 Prep children. We learnt about turtles, we made turtles, sang and popped bubbles. The children even got to take home a balloon with ‘I’m a West Kid!’ We are looking forward to seeing everyone again for our third orientation in two weeks on Wednesday the 23rd of November. The Parent Information session will also be on that evening. This is a very important part of our transition process. We aim to build the connection between home and school and it is compulsory that all parents of 2017 Prep children attend. 

Softball Winners

Last Friday we travelled to Swan Hill to play softball in the Northern Zone Finals.

We won our first game against Braemar P.S. 12-0 and our second game against Kennington P.S. 11-0. Our last game was the Grand Final against Swan Hill P.S. We all played really well and won 17-6.

We would like to thank Mr. Cavallo for driving us down with the music pumping to get us excited for the games and also for being there supporting us.

Thank you also to Mrs. Wakefield for driving down just to coach and umpire us.

STATE ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIPS RESULTS

Such amazing results! To think that this is where our students finished out of the entire State!  Well done again, you've made us very proud. GO WEST!!

10 years boys discus - Xavier Kaufusi (9th)

10 years girls high jump - Imogen Morgan (15th)

11 years girls shot put - Morna Naquto (12th)

11 years girls discus - Morna Naquto (12th)

11 years relay - Morna Naquto, Lili McHugh, Laci McHugh, Skye French (6th in their heat)

Another big thank you to the parents and families who supported their efforts through travel and preparation. 

Grade 3 students - 2017

1 to 1 iPad PARENT INFORMATION SESSIONS

 Wednesday 2nd November (5.00 - 5.30pm) in the Gym

Thursday 3rd November (3.30 - 4.00pm) in the Gym

Thursday 3rd November (6.00 - 6.30pm) in the Gym

 

This is an opportunity to find out about our iPad program that starts in Grade 3. We would like ALL parents/carers of students in grade 3 (2017) to meet with us and discuss the implementation of the iPad program for next year. These sessions are vital for both the school and parents, to ensure the successful continuation of our ICT program.

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.

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