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    Preston West Primary School Newsletter Thursday 23rd May 2019

    IMPORTANT DATES May Tuesday 21st – Friday 24th Grade 6 Waratah Beach Camp

    June Wednesday 5th Cross Country Wednesday 5th – Friday 7th Grade 4 Lake Dewar Camp Monday 10th Queen’s Birthday Public Holiday – No school Wednesday 12th JSC – Pyjama Day Fundraiser Friday 14th Grade 5 Melbourne Museum/IMAX

    Term Dates Term 2 Tuesday 23rd April – Friday 28th June

    Term 3 Monday 15th July – Friday 20th September Term 4 Monday 7th October – Friday 20th December

    Principal’s Note Education Week Thank you to all the parents/carers, grandparents and community members who visited the school and eagerly participated in the Education Week activities. The students thoroughly enjoyed your involvement and the sharing of their work. Open morning on Tuesday was a great opportunity for us to acknowledge and celebrate Preston West Primary School and the great programs we have on offer. Staff work conscientiously to provide engaging and challenging classroom programs and learning is tailored to ensure individuals strive towards achieving their full academic potential. When walking through the school each day the fantastic culture is evident. Our students strive to achieve their full potential in a safe and orderly learning environment where success, high expectation, persistence and confidence is paramount. We are fortunate to have an active parent community, who contribute across a wide variety of forums at the school and we thank them for their commitment, time and ongoing support. All in all as a community we have a great deal to be proud of at Preston West Primary School.

    Waratah Bay Camp The Grade 6 Waratah Bay campers are having a fabulous time. The staff and students are thoroughly enjoying and appreciating their experiences and from our daily reports, all is going exceptionally well. Over the four days their proposed program includes camp based activities - giant swing, bouldering wall, ropes course, initiatives course, team building activities, totem pole challenge, orienteering and camp cooking, time at the beach and a historical walk. The staff and students are sure to be exhausted after their week and I am looking forward to hearing their stories.

    Education Week – Kinder Students Visit On Thursday 29th May between 9.30 – 10.45am we are inviting kinder students to experience school life at

    Preston West Primary. Children will rotate through activities coordinated by our Art, Physical Education,

    Music and Italian teachers. If you would like your child to attend or know of any families with 2020 school

    age children who would be interested in taking part in this activity please utilise our school website to

    enrolment children for this session. Thanks to our current families who have already completed and

    submitted Prep enrolment forms for next year.

  • Election Day BBQ - Thank you Special thanks to Bo Li for coordinating the Election Day BBQ and also a thank you to all the parents/carers who volunteer their time last Saturday. All funds raised will be directed to the continuation of Fresh Fruit Friday.

    Cheryl Bondeson

    The Victorian Premiers' Reading Challenge (VPRC) has now commenced at PWPS!

    The Challenge is open to all Victorian children from birth to Year 10 in recognition of the importance of reading for literacy development. It is not a competition; but a personal challenge for children to read a set number of books by 6 September 2019.

     Children in Grades Prep to Grade 2 are encouraged to read or ‘experience’, 30 books (20 must be from the challenge book list).

     Children in Grades 3 to 10 are challenged to read 15 books, (10 must be from the challenge book list).

    To read the Premier’s letter, book lists and for more information about the Victorian Premiers’ Reading Challenge, visit: All children who meet the Challenge will receive a certificate of achievement signed by the Victorian Premier and former Premiers. There will also be 7 lucky PWPS students who can win a ‘challenge prize’, so start reading!

    The challenge closes on Friday the 6th September. All registered students will need to have finished reading their required number of books.

    Please send a copy of the completed book list back to school no later than Friday the 30th of August for the books to be verified. If you wish to participate in the challenge, please complete the VPRC participation form and return it to the school in order to receive your login details. The form has been added to Compass under School Documentation.

    Happy Reading!

    Melissa Besford, Hilary Clarke, Leesa De Benedetto and Sarah Nisi Premiers’ Reading Challenge Coordinators


    SCHOOL FEES: School Fees were due Friday 22nd February, 2019.

    CAMPS, SPORTS and EXCURSIONS FUND (CSEF) The Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund help ensure that no student misses out on the opportunity to join their classmates for important, educational and fun activities. It is part of making Victoria the Education State and the Government's commitment to breaking the link between a student's background and their achievements.

    CSEF will be provided to eligible families to cover the costs of school trips, camps and sporting activities.

    The annual CSEF amount per student is:

     $125 for primary school students

    How to Apply: Contact the school office to collect a CSEF application form or download from the CSEF website

    All applicants must complete and lodge their submission by 21st June 2019.


    FRESH FRUIT FRIDAY Fresh Fruit volunteers for Friday 24th May are: Bryony Marshall-Radcliffe, Daniela Cagliarini, Annie Zanella, Luisa Filippone and Nirmal Kaur.

    SICK BAY BEDDING Our volunteer for Friday 24th May is Kirsty Thorneycroft.

    Community News

  • STUDENT OF THE WEEK – Week ending 17/5/2019

    Congratulations to the following students, who were presented with their awards.


    Prep D Christopher Kuiper Jiayu Yang

    Prep L Matilda Kucharski Oliver Xavier

    Prep H Jordan Coseski Julia Ding

    Prep V Charlie Vernucci Charlotte Chandra

    Prep C Jackson Nguyen Heidi Cacopardo

    1W Cindy Xia Yousuf Mohammad

    1E Henry Margetic Jordan Jiang

    1K Albie Howden Jabez You

    1B Will Thorneycroft Sumaya Yalahow

    1N Mohni Bajracharya Nina Surawski

    2P Adelaide Hagarty Ruhan Vijay

    2B Molly Dawson Bnan Said

    2M Hadla Saoud Tinura Fonseka

    2J Xavier Brisbane Sreekanth Karthik

    2A Daniel Bekavac Daphne Boxer

    3F Whole Class Ahan Pitta

    3M Whole Class Maynard Lackovic

    3B Whole Class Oliver Shaw

    3I Kingson Chen Whole Class

    4H Freya Saar Bhumikha Rania

    4M Khalid Habeeballah Eno Zhang

    4E Christian Papaioannou Luca McNicol

    4K Micah Napolitano Hana Youssef

    5V Meerah Sehgal Yiwen Lin

    5J Maggie O’Bree Navpreet Kaur

    5W Ryan Ang Marika Chua

    6T Ava Lesslie Paul Koutsivos

    6R Chad Santos Taylan Mizza

    6N Selesa Vaelaa Eman Hasan

    ART Mia Paschos 2M

    PE Penny McKenzie 4K

    ITALIAN Claudia Patsalas 6R


    Interschool Sports results from Friday 17th May, 2019

    SPORT PWPS Sacr.ed Heart

    Netball A. Netball B.

    6 19

    1 0

    Soccer Girls Soccer Boys

    - 8

    - 0

    Preston West have a BYE this week.

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