CEP – Taskworks

Today, Monday May 22 is term 2 CEP performance day. All our F-6 students will attend OLHC School over the road to do a hands on science program run by Taskworks. The students will walk over and do a 90 minute session. The F-6 area have split the classes into 3 equal groups to attend the performance. I look forward to hearing feedback from the staff and students.

School Review

As we continue the self-evaluation process of our school review cycle I would like to thank the community for their feedback that has been passed onto me about how the college is going. We are in the process of gaining feedback from the staff and students that will also assist our self-evaluation. Can I remind the community that if you want to give us feedback you can by writing a hard copy response or by completing the survey monkey? I look forward to the communities help during this important review time.

Years 5/6 Dunmunkle Football

Good Luck to our years 5 and 6 students who will travel to Stawell on Tuesday May 23 to compete in the Black Ranges ‘Lighting Premiership’! They will play football in the combined Dunmunkle Cluster team. The football team will represent the college with commitment and enthusiasm. Good Luck to Mr Sachse and Mrs Crawford as well as they coach and support the team.

2018 year 7 Information Evening

Thank you very much too all the staff and students who made the year 7 information night a raging success. Mr Shane Williams organised and ran a great information session and needs to be singled out for a big thank you. The feedback from the new and current parents was very positive. The school tour with staff and students in various classrooms was very impressive. For those potential new year 7 students and their respective parents or guardians the decision to attend the session and possibly Murtoa in 2018 very much assisted by this session last Wednesday night.


Congratulations to Mrs Jan Dunlop on her efforts with “Annie”. She was part of the cast of the show that was on at Horsham entertainment centre over the last two weeks. Jan has a great singing voice and was did a great job in the show.

Work Experience

Year 10 Work Experience (May 8-12)

Work experience gives students the opportunity to see what a vocation they are interested in is really like. Year 10 work experience saw students working in a variety of locations in Horsham and district. It was particularly pleasing to read the employers reports who were generally pleased with the quality and application of Murtoa students. Work experience is an opportunity to check out an occupation you may be interested in. This may result in you deciding that occupation is not for you. This is an important step forward. Pleasingly the majority of students who found themselves in this position concentrated on the work and got on with it. Sometimes the job you imagined when organising work experience doesn’t match up with your expectations. Pleasingly a number of students have organised some part time work from their work experience. There is also the possibility of an apprenticeship for one student. Congratulations to all of the year 10 students for their efforts.

 Year 11 Work Experience (June 19-23)

I urge all Year 11 students to get organised for work experience June 19-23, 2017. Unfortunately there hasn’t been enough interest shown by students to run our usual trip to Melbourne. A number of students will still be working in Melbourne whilst staying with friends and relations. Thanks to all students who have completed their work experience arrangement forms. Mr Vague will be running some lunchtime sessions where year 11 students can complete their online safe@work tests. All students must complete these tests before going on work experience.

Year 11 Exam Timetable

Semester 1, 2017.
The exam week for year 11 students will be from Tuesday 13th – Friday 16th June. Each subject will be allotted time to run a 90 minute exam with 15 minutes reading time. Morning exams will commence at 8.45am, 11.00am and afternoon exams at 1.30pm. All exams will be at Murtoa College in Rm 3. The GAT will run on Wednesday 14th June for any student undertaking a Unit ¾ subject.

Students are not required at school unless undertaking exams on that day.

Students should sign out at the front office if they are leaving school their exams are finished.

F-6 News

Upcoming Events
Monday 22nd May
CEP Performance “Taskworks”  @ OLHC Murtoa F-6
Thursday 25th May
Yr 4/5 Assembly
Friday 26th May
Casual Dress with crazy socks!!! Gold coin donation
Thursday 1st June
Yr F/1 Assembly
Thursday 8th June
Yr 5/6 Assembly
Thursday 8th June
F-6 Social – Super Heroes & Fariytales
Friday 9th June
Murtoa College Report Writing Day – NO SCHOOL
Monday 12th June
Queen’s Birthday Holiday – NO SCHOOL
Thursday 15th June
Hooptime Yr 6
Thursday 22nd June
CEP Performance  “Going on a Bear Hunt” @ Horsham Town Hall  F-2
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