Parent / Teacher Interviews

I would like to again give the whole community advance notice that Parent/Teacher interviews to discuss student’s semester 1 progress will be held in week 3. The interviews will be held on Tuesday July 26 for the whole college.

Bookings to see staff will again be via the portal and more notice about the timeline for these will be forth coming. I encourage families to plan ahead for this date.

Foundation – Year 6 News

Sean, Logan, Blade, Charlett and Matilda.
Students of the Week (week 2): Sean, Logan, Blade, Charlett and Matilda.

On Tuesday, we will be hosting Parent Teacher Interviews from 1:30pm to 6:30pm. If you have not yet made an appointment, please call the school to arrange a time with the classroom teacher. We only have 27 x 10 minute interview times available for Foundation – Year 6 classroom teachers, so please understand that other interviews (i.e. with coordinators, German or Digital Technologies teachers) may need to be rescheduled. We look forward to the students sharing their successes so far in 2016 and setting goals for this semester. Continue reading “Foundation – Year 6 News”

Scholastic Book Club

Issue 5 brochures were sent home last week. Orders need to be finalised by this Friday, July 29.

Premier’s Reading Challenge

The Premier’s Reading Challenge finishes up on Friday 9th September. No data can be entered after this date. It is preferable that you enter the data yourself as I only have access to book that students borrow through our library. See me in the library or visit the website for information on the Challenge. http://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/events/prc/Pages/default.aspx

Congratulations to the 22 students who have finished the Challenge:

Year 3: Regan Bell, Emily Moore, Bella Noonan, Lyla Schultz, Hayley Sudholz, Liam Wheeler, Clare Whyte

Year 4: Lily Adler, Charlie Gawith, Mason Harris, Felicity Okley, Cameron Whyte

Year 5: Noah Horvat, Wayne Nash, Tyler Wright

Year 6: Fraser Adler, Finley Goodin, Oscar Gawith, Anai Taylor

Year 8: Curtis Brown, Lydia Moore

Year 10: Ashton Hardingham

Minyip Murtoa Football Netball Club

Minyip Murtoa Football Netball ClubNetball

The under 15s had another game which demonstrated the vast improvements they have made over the season. Although they went down to the Warrack Eagles 19 to 44 the game was a lot closer than the first time the two teams met.

Lori Young and Serena Hateley paired nicely in goals again and Laura Robbins was a beautiful inclusion in the defence earning her the best player award. Robbins drive out of defence opened up the court and made the conversion of turn-overs a lot easier for the Burras.

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The Week that was – Week 1 of Term 3

Tony GoodwinYear 9 Bogong Trip

Last week 20 year 9 students with Mr Shaun Williams and Ms Sarah Weidemann spent the week at the Bogong Outdoor Education Camp. They learnt a lot about the high country, how to ski and were educated about the sustainable living options available in today’s society. The student’s that attended had a wonderful week and the stories were all positive. Thank you to Mr Shaun Williams and Ms Sarah Weidemann for organising the week and helping the students have an experience of a life time.

 Volleyball Success

I would like to congratulate the following students on their success in the sport of volleyball. Jayden McQueen, Jordy Weidemann, Eadie Garth-Lindsay, Cleo Baker, Laelah Robertson, Olivia Garth-Lindsay, Ronan Garth-Lindsay and Will Saligari have all been chosen in state volleyball teams. This is a fantastic achievement for these students and the Horsham volleyball academy. They will spend this term preparing for the national championships in the September school holidays and I am sure we will be celebrating their successes in the future. Congratulations to these eight students and we will watch this space with interest.

Tara Matthews

It is with great sadness in my heart that I start with some very sad news. Tara Matthews passed away unexpectedly on Sunday July 10. She was a much loved daughter of Berna and Michael and a fantastic sister to Danielle. Tara attended Murtoa College and completed her VCE in 2010. She was just 23 years of age and her life was taken away far too early.

The Murtoa College community are rallying around each other and will support Berna, who is a much loved and a revered teacher at the college, and her family as we deal with this sudden death.

Parent Opinion Surveys

We value our parent’s opinions of our college! This week forty – four school families who were randomly chosen by the Department of Education and Training (DET) to participate in this year’s Parent Opinion Survey will receive the survey.

The survey is completely anonymous and the families chosen have a letter attached explaining the survey. Could participating families please take the time to complete it and return the surveys as soon as possible or by July 29 at the latest?

Foundation – Year 6 News

As you are now aware, Parent Teacher Interviews are on Tuesday 23rd July from 1:30pm to 6:30pm. The interviews will be booked through Xuno again, so please ensure you book your time this week. Interviews will be 10minutes and we encourage parents/guardians to leave a break between interviews to ensure we can run to a tight schedule. If you are unable to attend the interview day please contact classroom teachers to arrange an alternative day. This is an excellent opportunity to celebrate individual learning and set future learning goals together.

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