Term 3 – Week 8

Tony GoodwinEducational Excursions

I would like to give the community prior notice about some upcoming camps and excursions. In week 9 and 10 more than half of the year 7-12 cohort will be out of the college at various stages on a camp or an excursion. All camps and excursions that are undertaken by our students are educational and are undertaken following the guidelines from the Victorian Curriculum.

We are very lucky to have teaching staff who see the value to organising and participating in school camps and excursions. These are an integral part of the educational growth of the young people of the college. They are important components of our curriculum and consequently need the support of parents/carers and students. If, our students are to truly grow as learners then participation in the whole curriculum is essential. I encourage our College community to support these camps and excursions. Continue reading “Term 3 – Week 8”

The Week That Was – Term 3 Week 8

F-6 Dunmunkle Athletics Carnival

The 2016 F-6 Dunmunkle Athletics Carnival took place last Monday August 22. All the F-6 students went to Marnoo for the day and participate in the annual Athletics carnival. It was great day of activity and fun watching the younger students of the college running, jumping, throwing and participating in relays. I enjoyed my visit to the carnival and enjoyed seeing our student participating and demonstrating a variety of our school values. I would like to thank all our staff, students and families for making the day a fun and memorable day. Continue reading “The Week That Was – Term 3 Week 8”

Foundation – Year 6 News

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STUDENTS OF THE WEEK: Back: Elijah, Connor, Bella and Noah. Front: James, Ebony, Tilley, Lyla and Zac.

Firstly, the staff at Murtoa College would like to thank the entire community for supporting our school, the students and the Dunmunkle schools by running events, supervising students and cheering the participants at the DSSA Athletics in Marnoo last Monday. The event was highly successful and a very positive. We had a number of excellent achievements:

Marj Wood 800m

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1st Place – Bronte Kerrins

4th Place – Charlett Saligari

Boys Event

4th Place – Noah Horvat Continue reading “Foundation – Year 6 News”

Black Ranges Basketball – Year 8 Boys

YEAR 8 BOYS TEAM: Cody Bell, Will Dingwall, Ronan Garth-Lindsay, Jake Little, Harry Reither, Harvey Baker, Will Saligari
YEAR 8 BOYS TEAM: Cody Bell, Will Dingwall, Ronan Garth-Lindsay, Jake Little, Harry Reither, Harvey Baker, Will Saligari

The Year 8 Boys also had a tough time against very strong opposition at Ararat last Friday, 26th August. Teams from the Black Ranges Division represented each of the eight schools in this area.

RESULTS

Game 1  Murtoa 2  Horsham College A  38            Points: Jake Little 2
Game 2  Murtoa  2  Horsham College B  8            Points: Cody Bell 2
Game 3  Murtoa 6  Warracknabeal  31  Points: Jake Little 4, Harvey Baker 2
Game 4  Murtoa  4 Holy Trinity Lutheran  40  Points: Jake Little 2, Ronan Garth-Lindsay 2
Game 5  Murtoa  0  St Brigid’s College 24
Game 6  Murtoa  9  Marion College 37 Points: Will Dingwall 7, Jake Little 2

Thanks to:

  • Mr Tony Goodwin for taking the time over the past few weeks training these students during lunch times;
  • Mr Shaun Bray for giving up his time by taking the boys to their event and managing the team for the day.

 

Black Ranges Basketball Year 7 Boys & Girls

Murtoa College played against some tough opposition at the Black Ranges Basketball Championships, Ararat & Horsham on Thursday 25th. Two teams from Year 7 went up against Horsham, St Brigid’s, Stawell, Marian, Ararat, Warracknabeal and Holy Trinity Lutheran schools in the best of two pools to play off in a final, to progress on to Greater Western Region later this term.

Year 7 Boys results

Nic Ballagh, Jordan Delahunty (coach), Rhys Pidgeon, Will Coutts, Rhyce Allen, Lachlan Drum, Jack Pidgeon (coach)
Year 7 Boys Team: (L-R)  Nic Ballagh, Jordan Delahunty (coach), Rhys Pidgeon, Will Coutts, Rhyce Allen, Lachlan Drum, Jack Pidgeon (coach)

Game 1 Murtoa 5 to St Brigid’s 60                                                          Points: Nic Ballagh 3, Lachie Drum 2

Game 2 Murtoa 17 to Marion 74                                                                Points: Nic Ballagh 11, Lachie Drum 6

Game 3 Murtoa 19 to Horsham College A  93                                        Points: Nic Ballagh 9, Lachie Drum 8, Rhys Pidgeon 2

Game 4 Murtoa 21 to Horsham College B  21                                           Points: Lachie Drum 15, Nic Ballagh 4, Rhys Pidgeon 2

Game 5  Murtoa 16 to Horsham College C  10                                           Points: Nic Ballagh 12, Lachie Drum 2, Will Coutts 2

YEAR 7 GIRLS ReSULTS

Game 1  Murtoa 8 to Horsham College A 37                                                Best Player: Cleo Baker

Year 7 Girls team: (Back L-R) Cleo Baker, Selina Boyd, David Horvat (coach), Bailey Logan (coach); (Middle) Kirah Smith, Jessie Delahunty, (Front) Breanna Bell, Monique Gellatly, Rhiannon Oxley
Year 7 Girls team: (Back L-R) Cleo Baker, Selina Boyd, David Horvat (coach), Bailey Logan (coach); (Middle) Kirah Smith, Jessie Delahunty, (Front) Breanna Bell, Monique Gellatly, Rhiannon Oxley

Game 2  Murtoa  14 to Warracknabeal 24                                                    Best Player: Kirah Smith

Game 3  Murtoa 8 to Marion College 28                                                      Best Player: Kirah Smith

Game 4  Murtoa 30 to Horsham College B 2                                               Best Player: Monique Gellatly

Game 5  Murtoa 4 to St Brigid’s A 16                                                          Best Player: Cleo Baker

The students played with enthusiasm and determination, at times displaying great teamwork and skill. They are to be commended for their efforts.

“The girls played awesome and challenged teams that play outside of school for Rep. teams. Over the day everyone scored at least once which was very impressive. It was a fantastic day and the girls were a pleasure to coach.” David Horvat

Thanks to:

  • Mr Tony Goodwin for taking the time over the past few weeks training these students during lunch time, refereeing for us and taking the boys to their event. Our students were certainly put through their paces and no doubt improved for the experience.
  • Mrs Jan Dunlop for giving up her time by taking the girls to their event and managing the team for the day;
  • the parents, grandparents and friends who came to support out students;
  • to Jack Pidgeon, Jordan Delahunty, Bailey Logan and David Horvat for coaching the teams on the day. They too, gave up their lunchtimes to assist Mr Goodwin in coaching and preparing these students for this competition.

Term 3 – Week 7

Tony GoodwinNaplan Results

The college Naplan 2016 reporting package results have been posted out. Students in year 3, 5, 7 and 9 who sat the Naplan tests have had their individual reports posted to their home address. The Naplan student reports are confidential documents that contain personal information about each student.  I know parents are very interested in the results but these results are just one measure used in monitoring student growth.

If, any parents have questions or are concerned about the results please contact the college for assistance. The information being passed onto the college from the VCAA is comprehensive and the teachers will be using this data to help assist them in making sure all students are achieving the required academic growth. Continue reading “Term 3 – Week 7”

The Week That Was – Week 7 Term 3

Whole School Assembly

Last Thursday August 18 was the whole school assembly. As usual we celebrated plenty of the student’s successes over the recent period of time. This included Values awards, Maths competition awards and sporting awards. It is always a pleasure to acknowledge the students who are doing well in a variety of areas.

We also had Murray McKenzie the Youth Development Officer for the Yarriambiack Shire speak about upcoming Freeza events (Battle of the Bands) and Laser Tag nights being run at the College on  Monday night. Continue reading “The Week That Was – Week 7 Term 3”

Foundation – Year 6 News

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Students Of The Week: Tyler, Amy, Roland, Tilley and Diesal.

Well, last week was certainly eventful! We started with Yarri Tag after-school on Monday night for our older students, which will continue for the next two Mondays. Then, there was the continuation of Olympic fever – where we saw so many incredible achievements by our Australian team.

Thank you to Mrs Venn for consistently offering students the chance to watch the Olympic Games at lunch times. The live streaming and highlights were certainly a hit with many of our students.

Sadly, we saw the postponement of the DSSA Athletics on Friday due to poor weather. Continue reading “Foundation – Year 6 News”

Battle of the Bands

Battle of the bandFriday afternoon students were entertained by the leading act of the Battle of the Bands. In the evening, the stadium rocked on as Sister Dolls preformed to an enthusiastic crowd. The crowd was witness to four up and coming bands/duos as they battled.
The winner will play at the final on Sunday 2nd October during Murtoa’s Big Weekend celebrations.

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