Congratulations to the Italian Choir and the School Choir who performed at the Albury-Wodonga Eisteddfod yesterday. All choir members represented the school with great pride and sang beautifully. The Italian Choir placed 3rd in their section which is a great achievement. Congratulations to Signorina Cardamone and her students for all the hard work they put it. The School Choir placed first in their section and received a perpetual trophy to mark their achievement. They worked extremely hard to learn their parts and sing in harmony. This was noted by the adjudicator. Congratulations!
Wangaratta West Primary School students were recently in the local chronicle talking about our wonderful Breakfast Club, organised by Dave Woodburne.
Students from Wangaratta West Primary School recently had a special visitor to the school for the purpose of teaching students how to behave safely around dogs, particularly dogs that belong to other people. Layla, accompanied by her owner Carolyn Sims, had a very calming effect on the children who were very attentive to the tools taught about how to approach a dog that is a not known to us.
The 4 easy steps included stop, ask permission from the owner to pat their dog, offer the back of your hand for the dog to sniff and then pat them calmly on their back. The incidence of children being bitten by dogs has been quite alarming in the past, but thanks to the educational programs in schools such as the one Carolyn presented to us, the number is decreasing.
Thankyou Layla and Carolyn for showing us how to be safe when playing with our own dogs and meeting other people's dogs.
On Wednesday the 5th of August some students from Grades 5 and 6 went to Wareena Park to compete against other schools from Wangaratta and the surrounding area in soccer. Everybody played extremely well but the two people who stood out the most were Jake Molinaro and Georgia Collard-Southgate. The reason why Jake stood out was because he carried the ball all the way from the other team’s end and then scored our only goal. Well done Jake! The reason why Georgia was great was because even though she had not much experience she was an incredible goalie who saved about seven goals. Unfortunately one got through, but Georgia did not let this get to her and she continued to play amazingly. Well done Georgia! But one award has to go to Elijah Nyman, who was the muddiest player on the field! He was literally a mud monster! Everyone had their fair share of mud on themselves too, as the ground became more muddy and slippery as the day went on!
Recently the Senior and Middle School Choirs performed at the Albury Wodonga Eisteddfod. Both choirs sang exceptionally well and should be proud of the hard work they have put in to achieve such high standards. It was a great opportunity for the choirs to perform on stage and to hear other primary school choirs from around the region. The Middle School choir achieved 3rd place in their section and the Senior School Choir achieved 2nd place in their section. Congratulations to all the students involved in the choirs. I am really proud of you all. ~ Miss Wills
On Friday 5th June students from Grades 3-6 from Wangaratta West Primary School took part at the Ovens and Mitta Cross Country event. All students put in a fantastic effort on the day and a big congratulations to Will Johnson who came 12th in the 11 years boys event and Finn Scholte who came 9th in the 9/10 years boys event. The boys have successfully qualified to compete at the regional event in Broadford on Wednesday the 17th of June. We wish them all the very best proudly representing our School.
It was fantastic to see family members cheering on the kids and also our students giving heaps of encouragement to each other.
WANGARATTA WEST GETS ACTIVE
Wangaratta West’s Preps have been doing a unit of work on keeping healthy and safe. As part of this unit we went to Apex Road Safety School where Prue Noble provided us with a wonderful session filled with enjoyable exercise and clearer ideas on how to keep safe on the roads.
Viva i canzoni!
On Saturday 23rd May the Wangaratta West School Choir travelled to Myrtleford to sing at the annual La Fiera festival. The Italian songs sung proved to be big crowd pleasers as an encore was called for, and given, after a huge applause from the crowd.
The students, Miss. Wills and Signorina Cardamone worked together to ensure the songs gathered joy and emotion from the audience. A very successful performance and a great effort from all involved.
Photo: Signorina Cardamone and Miss. Wills with the Senior Choir.
Wangaratta West Primary School was well represented by a number of staff, students and parents who braved the inclement weather to attend the Anzac Day march this year.