The week that was – Term 2, Week 6

Tony GoodwinSporting Success – State Finals

Both our Senior Boys and Intermediate Girls Volleyball teams competed at the State Champions last week. The boys made the semi-finals but lost finishing equal 3rd in the state and the girls finished 3rd in the pool games or equal 5th in the state. This was a fantastic effort for the college community sporting program. I am extremely proud of their achievements!

Thursday was a big day in Melbourne for the seven year 9 girls and one year 8 girl, followed by a big day for the one year 10 boy, the 4 year 11 boys and 1 year 12 boy. Successes like this are rare and should be enjoyed by not just the team but the whole college community.

Thank you to Mr Shaun Bray for organising and coaching the teams. His efforts were fantastic across the 2 days along with the support and help from Mrs Kath Garth and Mrs Ros Petering. Continue reading “The week that was – Term 2, Week 6”

Foundation – Year 6 News

STUDENTS OF THE WEEK: Fraser, Tilda, Regan, Wayne, Triston, Matilda and Appollo.
STUDENTS OF THE WEEK: Fraser, Tilda, Regan, Wayne, Triston, Matilda and Appollo.

Last week our Foundation/One and Year One/Two/Three classes wound back the clock for a ‘old time’ education on Friday. All of the classes have been studying history units and the early years curriculum lends itself to comparisons of then and now.

Miss Barratt and Mrs Venn setup one classroom in rows and taught the two classes together. The students were not able to interact as socially as they do nowadays and were expected to work in silence. It was a fantastic activity for our younger students and they embraced it by dressing up too.

READING AWARDS: Back: Ayden, Felicity, Darcie and Lyla.<br /> Front: Diesal, Zac and Ebony.
READING AWARDS: Back: Ayden, Felicity, Darcie and Lyla.
Front: Diesal, Zac and Ebony.

On Tuesday our Year 5/6 footballers will compete in the Black Ranges competition in Stawell. They are the first, that we can recall, Dunmunkle Football Team to qualify for this stage of competition. It is a credit to the boys and their coach, Mr Gavin Young. We wish them all the best in what will be a real challenge.

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Foundation – Year 6 Program

This week will see the year 5 and 6 boys representing the Dunmunkle cluster at the Greater Western ‘Lighting Premiership’ football competition in Stawell. We wish the 9 students and Mrs Min Keel, the organiser and bus driver all the best.

On Wednesday all the F to 6 students will attend this terms CEP production in Rupanyup. They will see Witches, Giants, Peaches and Twits. Again, I hope all the students and staff have a great educational experience.

Black Ranges Cross Country

This Thursday is the Black Ranges Year 7-12 Cross Country in Murtoa. Murtoa College is hosting the cross country that will be run around the Lake, Rabl park and the racecourse. Mrs Baker will be organising the event and will be supported by staff and year 9 and 10 students who will not be competing.

I would like to invite the college community to the event. The start and finish line will be on the Murtoa Football oval and the event commences with the first race at 10.50am. The event will conclude just after 1pm.

State Volleyball Finals

GIRLS TEAM: Back row: Eadie Garth - Lindsay, Chloe Wilson, Laura Robbins, Laelah Robertson, Bridget Drum, Coach: Shaun Bray Front row: Holly Jende, Lori Young
GIRLS TEAM: Back row: Eadie Garth – Lindsay, Chloe Wilson, Laura Robbins, Laelah Robertson, Bridget Drum, Coach: Shaun Bray
Front row: Holly Jende, Lori Young

After trying to qualify for several years, seven Murtoa College girls had won the two previous stages needed to play in the School Sport Victoria Volleyball State finals.

Leaving straight after school on Wednesday 18th May, the girls travelled down to Melbourne to stay the night before competing at the State Volleyball Centre, Dandenong on Thursday. There were eight teams competing across two pools. In Murtoa’s pool there was Wodonga SC, Eltham HS and Bendigo South-East 7-10 School. Continue reading “State Volleyball Finals”

Premier’s Reading Challenge 2016

Premier’s Reading Challenge 2016We are now half way through the Premier’s Reading Challenge. It’s still not too late to enter, and it is an impressive inclusion to have on your resume. (It shows that you are literate and can set yourself goals, though some just do it for the luncheon I provide at the end of the Challenge!)

There are a number of students that are so close to finishing – needing to read a couple of books from the Challenge list.

For information on the Challenge visit the website http://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/events/prc/Pages/default.aspx

To register, please see Mrs Reading in the library.

Congratulations to Mason Harris, year 4, who has finished the Challenge! Continue reading “Premier’s Reading Challenge 2016”

Casual Clothes Day

This Friday is the last Friday of the month and that means it is a CASUAL clothes day for all students. The SRC will collect a gold coin donation from all students who wear casual clothes. The money raised will be donated to the SRC to help raise funds towards a couple of projects that the SRC are endeavouring to get happening in the college.

The week that was – Term 2, Week 5

Tony GoodwinNAPLAN

Congratulations to all the Year 3, 5, 7 and 9 students who participated in the NAPLAN tests last week. The testing went off without a hitch and all students coped very well with the process. I was very impressed with the grade 3 students who approached it like they had done this before and it was not something to get stressed over. Well done!

Again, I would like to remind the community that the College uses these independently collected results to show our teachers what we need to focus on to help improve learning outcomes. Continue reading “The week that was – Term 2, Week 5”

Foundation – Year 6 News

Back: Deacan, Mason, Archie and Charlie. Front: Tilley, Logan and Ari.
STUDENTS OF THE WEEK: Back: Deacan, Mason, Archie and Charlie.
Front: Tilley, Logan and Ari.

Last week, our Year 5/6 students attended the Lightning Premiership at Birchip. We had players in four teams – football, netball A, netball B1 and netball B2, along with helpers for our teams. Our students were absolutely sensational ambassadors for the school once again. We are incredibly proud of their efforts.

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Sport This Week

I would like to wish all the students and staff that will be involved in the many and varied sporting events this week the best of luck. I will be very interested to hear how our individuals and teams go.

On Monday we have the year 9 & 10’s travelling to Stawell to compete in the Black Ranges AFL 9’s and Netball. On Wednesday, I will be at the House Cross Country on to support and cheer on our competitors.
This is followed by the SSV Volleyball finals for our Intermediate Girls on Thursday and our Senior Boys on Friday.

Good luck to all this week!