Year 7-12 House Swimming Carnival

The year 7-12 students will be holding their House Swimming Carnival on this Tuesday February 21. The Carnival is a twilight event starting at 2pm and going to 7pm at the Murtoa Swimming Pool. As such the year 7-12 students do not have to come to school on Tuesday.

I would like to invite Parents/Guardians and friends to join us for the carnival as all year 7-12 students are expected to attend. Students are also expected to make their own way to the pool.

Please note: The regular bus services will not be operating except for the Horsham big bus. It will be running on a revised timetable that will be passed onto relevant students.

Uniform

Congratulations and a big thank you to the overwhelming majority of students who are wearing correct school uniform with pride. You look sensational. All students have a hat on in the yard and are making a
strong effort to do the right thing during this very warm weather. Little things make a big difference.

Could parents please support our efforts and check the small things like students having their hat at school?

AFL Bulldogs Player Visit

4 players from the reigning AFL premier’s football team the Bulldogs will visit the college on Tuesday morning. They will spend time with the F-6 students and talk about life skills, their journey to football at the Bulldogs and what it was like to win the premiership.

Can I encourage parents and guardians to please ask the students about the visit when they get home on Tuesday? The players will do an open training session in Horsham on Tuesday morning before coming out to Murtoa.

VCE Study Day

Our year 12 VCE students will attend the annual VCE study day in Horsham this Friday. These sessions are important in that they give the students direction and good solid advice on how to approach their study during this very demanding year. Good Luck to all students and teachers that attend this very important study day.

Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund (CSEF)

The Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund help ensure that no student misses out on the opportunity to join their classmates for important, educational and fun activities. It is part of making Victoria the Education State and the Government’s commitment to breaking the link between a student’s background and their achievements.

  • CSEF will be provided to eligible families to cover the costs of school trips, camps and sporting activities.
  • If you hold a valid means – tested concession card or are a temporary foster parent, you may be eligible for CSEF.
  • The allowance is paid to the school to use towards expenses relating to camps, excursions or sporting activities for the
    benefit of your child.
  • The annual CSEF amount per student is:
    – $125 per student in the F-6 area of the college and
    – $225 per student in the year 7-12 area of the college

How to Apply: Contact the school office to obtain a CSEF application form.

School Council

The first meeting for 2017 occurred last Tuesday. All the reports that were presented and the items discussed in general business indicated that the college has started the year quite well. This was the last meeting for the 2016 council. I would like to thank the outgoing staff for their tireless efforts in helping to make this college a better educational institution. Thank you to Mrs Rachelle Chapman and Mr Brad Venn.

Year 7 Camp to Roses Gap

Last Wednesday saw the year 7 cohort head off to Roses Gap in the Grampians for the annual year 7 camp. The students spent 3 days doing a range of exciting activities but the overriding aim of the camp was to get the students to know each other and get ready for 6 years of secondary education. The camp went very well from all reports.

Thank you to Mr Shane Williams for organising and running the camp. I would also like to thank Mrs Leanne Jenion and Mrs Anne Sudholz for helping to make this camp a great start to secondary schooling for the 2017 Year 7 cohort.

Wimmera Sport Stars of the Year

The Wimmera Sport Stars of the year award ceremony was held on Friday February 10 in Horsham. Laelah Robertson and Cleo Baker were nominated for the Wimmera Sports Stars for the month of October 2016 in the sport of volleyball. They attended the ceremony and were presented with their awards by Bianca Chatfield who represented Australia at Netball.

Congratulations to both girls.