WE WELCOME ENROLMENTS FOR 2016 AT ANY YEAR LEVEL.
CURRENTLY WE ARE ACCEPTING ENROLMENTS FOR 2017 FOR ALL YEAR LEVELS FROM F-6. In addition we will be opening our Early Learning Centre and will be operating 3 and 4 year old programs. Enrolments are now open.
PLEASE CONTACT OUR SCHOOL OFFICE ON 02-60241188 to arrange a tour of our facilities and to learn more about our programs and to obtain an enrolment pack.
Welcome to the Wodonga West Primary School website.
Our school motto is Learning For Living. We provide our students with a nurturing and supportive learning environment.
If you would like to keep up to date with what is going on currently at Wodonga West you can find us on Twitter by our Twitter name wodongawestps or @wodongawestps.
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We look forward to welcoming you into our learning community.
TERM 3 COMMENCES ON MONDAY JULY 11TH AT 9AM. There is a Pupil Free day on Tuesday August 2nd when our staff wil be completing Professional Development in the "Big Write" writing program.
Term 2 2016:
The new school is really taking shape with the buildings up and roofed, external cladding almost completed and the work with plastering and other internal features progressing well. All is on track for us to move in early term 4. Premier Building will then demolish the existing Building A and then everyone will be able to see our fabulous new learning spaces previously hidden behind Block A and the builder's fencing. During the term 2 holidays there will an upgrade to the gym which will include painting and fitting of an internal toilet and we will also have a new 2.1m fence constructed along Lawrence St from the gym around past the creek and adjoining park.
- Our School Wide Positive Behaviour Program introduced the concept of Houses across the school. Our students were all allocated a House. They are Red for Fire, Blue for Water and Green for Earth and are identified by Aboriginal symbols. Students are able to collect links for expected yard behaviour and these can be added to the House totals. Our launch saw a whole school event of activities and celebrations to embed the House culture across the school. Students and their families came dressed in House colors for the day.
- Once again our staff and students marched proudly behind the Australian Flag on ANZAC Day. Our school captains, Kira Shepherdson and Merick Tadeo laid a wreath on behalf of the school.
- We held our Staff organised Fundraiser which was a Walkathon with sporting stars as the theme on Friday April 29. Money raised supported the purchase of equipment for our Science program.
- Our students in years 3-6 trained and participated in the school Cross Country at Willow Park. Many personal bests were achieved and two of our students eventually went on to compete at Broadford.
- Parents Family and Friends held a very popular and successful Mother's Day stall.
- NAPLAN testing was held for years 3-5 and we look forward to having continued to build on the learning gain which was celebrated during term one.
- Staff and families assisted in a Working Bee in our Stephanie Alexander Garden on a Saturday.
- Education Week, as well as hosting many tours from prospective 2017 enrolments also saw a number of events to engage our community. On the Monday afternoon we had an AVID Showcase where families could attend and hear what AVID means for our students and to learn about strategies used in the classroom. We also offered training for parents to use our Pizza oven. On Friday a number of families and students participated in a Bluearth familiarization session and families were impressed by this program.
- A small group of committed fundraisers helped run a BBQ outside Wodonga Aldi on the Saturday to assist fundraising for the school.
- National Simultaneous Reading time was held on Wednesday May 25th and our students celebrated by wearing a hat for the reading of the chosen book. We had guest readers including the Mayor of Wodonga, an Enhanced Maternal and Child Health Nurse and the Coordinator of the Wodonga Linking Learning Project.
- Our year 5/6 students went on an excursion to Beechworth as part of their integrated learning topic.
- Winter sport sessions began on Thursdays with teams competing in netball, soccer and T-Ball. These will continue in term 3.
- We launched COMPASS. This is an app which you can use on your smart phone or access via computer. All parents were provided with a log in. Our weekly linkletter is now up on COMPASS on a Thursday evening as we embrace sustainability.
Semester One student reports were also available on COMPASS and parents were able to book their student led conference through the app also. Progressively we will be embracing more applications including excursion permission notes and absence notes.
- Parents Family and Friends held a school wide sausage sizzle. Our buidlers were also given a special treat!
- On the last day of term 2 Students can wear casual dress for a $2 donation to raise funds for "Give me 5 for Kids" - a local charity which raises money for the Albury Base Hospital paediatric ward.
- There are celebration activities for the winning House based on the tallies for this term. Frist place Red, Second place Blue and Third place Green.
WHAT'S NEW AT WWPS IN TERM 1 2016?
- Premier Building Constructions have commenced building our new Early Learning Centre, Administration area and Learning Centres to complement our modern Resource Centre and Learning Centres currently used by students in years F-2.
- The new facility will be open for use by January 2017. During this term the site has been prepared and the slabs poured. Big changes will occur in term 2!
- There is still plenty of playground space!
- Our Foundation students have settled in well and after completing their individualised learning assessments in February they are now attending fulltime.
- Students in years 2/3-6 have completed their week of Water Safety activities at WAVES Aquatic Centre.
- Some MYOS students participated in the Open Water Safety session at the Murray River and were photographed by the Border Mail.
- In Week 5 we held our "Wander through West"evening where families came and had their passports stamped as they wandered through the school and met teaching staff. Everyone finished up with a Free BBQ under the Gunyah in forty degree heat.
- School photos were held on March 9th and everyone looked beautiful in our school uniform.
- We featured on PRIME local and WIN National news for our very pleasing NAPLAN results in Numeracy in 2015. We were recognised as a school that was amongst the best in the nation for the student gain made in numeracy between 2013-15 in NAPLAN. Congratulations everyone!
- Our Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program will be showcased at the North East Food and Wine Fair on Saturday March 19th at Junction Place. Come and join us there!
- During the last week of term staff will be learning about the Compass program which we will be utilizing for communicating with parents, attendance and reporting. Watch out for more news as it rolls out.
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