NAPLAN Student Reports Years 3 & 5

Individual student reports on the NAPLAN tests are available for collection from  your child’s classroom teacher today. Please pop in to the classroom to collect.  These reports give you information on how your child went on the tests of Reading, Narrative Writing, Language Conventions, Spelling and Numeracy. These reports give you a snapshot of how your child performed on the day and their level of achievement against national averages. Please speak to your classroom teacher if you have any further questions or would like to discuss their result.  

School Council

Our School Council are a very important part of our school. We have a vibrant team who are very keen to ensure our school continues to be a Great one!!! 
School councils have three main responsibilities:
• finance: overseeing the development of the school’s annual budget and ensuring proper records are kept of the school’s financial operation
• strategic planning: participating in the development and monitoring of the school strategic plan
• policy development and review: developing, reviewing and updating policies that reflect a school’s values and support the school’s broad direction outlined in its strategic plan. 
 Other key functions of school councils include:
• raising funds for school related purposes
• maintaining school grounds and facilities
• entering into contracts • reporting annually to the school community and the Department
• creating interest in the school in the wider community
• representing and taking the views of the community into account
• regulating and facilitating after-hours use of school premises and grounds
• operating a children’s service at the school. 

Mildura West Podcast - Ep 8

Mildura West Podcast – ‘Way Out West’ - Episode 8 Mildura West student leaders and house captains have published another podcast about our school. We hope you have a listen and subscribe to all our episodes. In this episode there are lots of interviews with students, a teacher and we discuss the IB attribute of “caring”! You can find us on iTunes, Spotify or Google podcasts – just  search for “Mildura  West”! Or you can find us here too: 

Melbourne School visit

Our visit to schools in Melbourne last Thursday & Friday, was absolutely fantastic. On Thursday morning, we broke into small groups and visited 5 different primary schools. That afternoon, an International Baccalaureate consultant spoke with us about many  aspects of IB. We spent Friday morning at Kingsville PS which was also a great experience. They’ve been an IB school now for about 10 years. We spoke with the Principal, the Assistant Principal, teachers and children. Our teachers were blown away by the independence of the students and their ability to explain their learning. It was also reassuring that many of our practices here at West are “spot on”.  Kingsville P.S. have been working closely with our school, supporting us on our IB journey. As you know, Mildura is a long way from anywhere and it’s important we keep connected to the rest of Victoria. Visitations like this broaden our minds and this impacts your child’s education.  Please do not hesitate to give me a call if you have any questions about this amazing experience. 

OSHC Student Free Curriculum Days

OSHC is open all day on 29th and 30th August for the Student Free Curriculum Days
Enrolment forms for these days are available from the school office or the OSHC service – places are limited, please book early!

Mildura West Podcast

Mildura West Podcast
‘Way Out West’ - Episode 7
Mildura West student leaders have published another podcast about our school. We hope you have a listen and subscribe to all our episodes.
You can find us on iTunes, Spotify or Google podcasts – just search for “Mildura west”!
Or you can find us here too:

CATS- Compass online update!

Below is the proposed CAT reports coming out in the next couple of weeks, log on, chat to your child about their learning and don’t be afraid to leave a comment. You can leave a message of support for your child, ask the teacher a question or give us your feedback.
  • Prep – Unit of Inquiry CAT (Online- Monday)
  • Gr 1/2- Reading (Online- Friday), Writing (Online –Week 8)
  • Gr 3/4- Reading (Online- Week 8 Friday)
  • Gr 5/6- Writing (Online- Week 8)
  • Digital Technologies – Computer Art/Drawing- Grade 5 (Online now)
  • Art- How we Express Ourselves- Aesthetic can be pleasing depending on personal experiences. Grade 6
  • PE- Basketball- Grade 3/4 (Online now)
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 will also have a Compass Support desk at each
Friday assembly from now, so pop on over and say hi to Janine. We are here to help!

MWPS Walkathon

The School Council Fund raising committee were very happy with the Walkathon last Friday. The children and some parents/carers had lots of fun walking or running laps of our school. Please return Sponsorship money ASAP. School council will then identify something our school needs and allocate the Funds to this. Of course, we will let you know what that is once a decision has been made.

Prep Grandparents/Special Friends day

Check out the galleries for photos.
Last Thursday, our Prep grandparents and special friends came to school for a morning of learning and fun. This was a celebration of our Unit of Inquiry, where we have been learning about Family Histories.
The Prep students shared some of their learning and then they did an activity together. They also performed a song and dance. We concluded with morning tea and a look at the collages that the children created. It was wonderful to see so many special guests and Prep students enjoying spending time together.

2 Pupil Free days – August 29 & 30

Next Thursday and Friday, our teachers will be visiting several International Baccalaureate schools in Melbourne. Experienced IB teachers and school leaders will be talking with us about their IB program. We are very excited to be able to see other IB schools in action, schools that have had IB for 10 years or more. We will share our experiences in the next newsletter. I’m sure we will learn a great deal.