GWR Cross Country

Greater Western Region Cross Country – Warrnambool 2017

 Congratulations to all our competitors for competing at the Greater Region Cross Country at Warrnambool on Monday 5th June.

All our qualifying students did a great job completing their events in the array of schools stemming from Lorne, Ballarat, Warrnambool, outer Geelong and beyond!


13 Girls 74 competitors Bronte Kerrins 51st

13 Boys 81 competitors Lachie Weidemann 28th, Chandan Thandi 38th, Fraser Adler 64th, Brazer McKenzie 77th, Tuskan McAlpine 78th. This group of boys were entered as a team and came 5th out of 5 teams in this age group.

15 Boys 73 competitors Blake Turner 50th

Special thanks to Mr Shane Williams for driving the bus to and from Warrnambool for the day. Also thanks to the parents, friends and family who took our students to Warrnambool for this event.


Little Desert (B Group) AFL 9’s Football – Year 7

Little Desert (Group B) AFL 9’s Football Year 7

Thursday 8th June, 2017

Dudley Cornell Park, Horsham

Murtoa College vs Dimboola Memorial Secondary College

Year 7 Boys AFL 9’s Football Team 2017

Paddy Rabl, Brazer McKenzie, Darcy Keel, Lachie Weidemann, Deacan Campbell, Fraser Adler, Lloyd Baker, Blake Downer, Tuskan McAlpine, Jordan Sayers

The nine boys that travelled to Dudley Cornell park were quite pleased that Dimboola were able to field a team so they could at least, play one game together in 2017. With a slight breeze and sunshine, it was a tremendous day for football. The students from both teams really enjoyed the contest, with a couple of Murtoa students offering to play for Dimboola to even up the sides.

The first quarter was a very tight struggle, with Lachlan Weidemann kicking Dimboola’s first goal of the game. He played for Dimoola until Deacan hurt his ankle, and then he returned to the Murtoa side.

After the first quarter, Murtoa was able to kick away with a majority of the students having a shot on goal. Tuskan was amazing up forward, kicking 4 goals in one quarter.

Lachlan Weidemann was terrific, providing a great link up through the middle and using his skills to hurt the opposition. Blake Downer was incredible in the backline, rebounding consistently and constantly showing great sportsmanship towards both Murtoa and Dimboola students. Blake received the MVP award for his positive enthusiasm and effort on the day.  I was so happy with the spirit shown by the Murtoa students and the enjoyment they received from playing with their friends.

End result:

Murtoa 8 goals 16 points
Dimboola 3 goals 5 points

Best players: Blake, Lachlan & Tuskan

Nathan Sachse (coach)

Little Desert (B Group) Year 7 – Netball

Thursday 8th June, 2017


 Ten Year 7 girls represented Murtoa College in the Little Desert Year 7 Netball Tournament in Horsham on Thursday. Coached by Jessie Delahunty and Cleo Baker, the team played two shortened games against two schools in the Little Desert Division. Cathie Weidemann was our umpire for the day and she gave our players valuable advice as they played to improve their understanding of playing within the rules. The improvement the team made across the day was great to see.

It was fantastic to see the girls work together as not all normally play netball, and those who were new to the game were embraced by the seasoned players. Despite the cold weather, the girls did a mighty job against both schools and showed determination and sportsmanship.

Game 1 Murtoa College v Dimboola Memorial College                    Lost 12:22

Game 2 Murtoa College v St Brigid’s College                                       Won 13:9

Special thanks to:

  • Cathie Weidemann for encouraging our team, and especially for UMPIRING for the whole day;
  • Jessie Delahunty and Cleo Baker for coaching the team and encouraging the girls over the duration of their games;
  • The parents and friends for coming out to support their students during the day.

Report writing day/Public Holiday

A follow up from last week. This Friday June 9th is a student free day. The staff will spend the day organising their assessments and reports for the finish of the semester. To assist them with this report writing day students will NOT attend school. Please note that Monday June 12th is a public holiday (Queens Birthday) and therefore the students will have a 4 day weekend.


Next Wednesday is the designated VCE- General Assessment Test (GAT) day. All students who are doing a VCE unit 3/4 subject are required to sit the GAT. This will involve most of the year 11 and 12 college students. Mr Vague and Mrs Randall have this all organised and have prepared the students for the GAT. This test is very important in the process of completing the VCE certificate and students should approach it with a positive attitude.

Year 8 Black Ranges Football and Netball

Congratulation to our year 8 students who represented the college at the Black Ranges Football and Netball competitions last Wednesday May 31. Both teams participated with enthusiasm and commitment. The Netball girls won 2 games and the Football boys won 2 games. Well done to both teams. Thank you to Mrs Jo Baker and Mr Shaun Williams for organising and coaching the teams on the day. Also, a special mention to Bella Adams and Holly Jende who coached the Netball team. Well done!

F-6 News

Upcoming Events
Thursday 8th June  NO ASSEMBLY
Thursday 8th June  F-6 Social – Super Heroes & Fairytales
Friday 9th June   Murtoa College Report Writing Day – NO SCHOOL
Monday 12th June   Queen’s Birthday Holiday – NO SCHOOL
Thursday 15th June  Year 4/5 Assembly
Thursday 15th June  Hooptime Yr 6
Wednesday 21st June  Greater Western Region Football @ Ballarat
Thursday 22nd June  Year 6 Assembly
Thursday 22nd June  CEP Performance  “Going on a Bear Hunt” @ Horsham Town Hall  F-2
Friday 30th June  End of Term 2 – school finishes @ 2.30pm
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