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

Students of the Week -
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.





There is going to be a BBQ on the 26th of August at lunchtime, and casual clothes day, with all funds raised going to towards Wimmera Uniting Care for Homelessness Prevention Week.

Sausage $2, Hamburger $3, Drinks $2

Please support this worthy cause.


In Australia 1 out of 200 people is homeless every night
60% of people who are homeless are from rural areas
Last year 1525 people in the Wimmera were affected by homelessness, 178 were children.

Book Club

Issue 6 orders that I have received so far, including LOOP orders processed before Friday 19th have been submitted. Unfortunately because I am not here this week I won’t be able to process any further cash or check orders. LOOP (online parent orders paid with credit card) can still be submitted and will be duly processed. Sorry for any inconveniences this may cause.

MMFNC Football/Netball Information

BurraJunior Presentation Night is on this Friday 26th August, at ‘The Whitehouse’ Murtoa starting at 6pm.

NETBALL FAMILIES – are asked to please bring a salad

FOOTBALLER FAMILIES – are asked to please bring a dessert

Hope you can all make it, would be nice to see some senior players amongst our juniors, if possible

Thank you for your continued support of our club.

Jess Whyte – MMNFC Junior Coordinator





Austswim Victoria

AUSTSWIM Victoria is thrilled to be offering an AUSTSWIM course at Horsham Aquatic Centre on the 17th and 18th of September.

The AUSTSWIM Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety course is available to all with a minimum enrolment age of 16yrs. Consequently it would be wonderful to share the opportunity with your whole school community including parents, teachers and students, 16yrs+. It is a fabulous course that leads to engaging employment for many.

There is now a Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) process for AUSTSWIM Teachers whose Licence has expired.

They are only required to attend day 1 of the AUSTSWIM Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety Course and complete the post course requirements.

This will then renew their AUSTSWIM Licence for three years and for the reduced price of $350.00.