Report writing day/Public Holiday

A follow up from last week. This Friday June 9th is a student free day. The staff will spend the day organising their assessments and reports for the finish of the semester. To assist them with this report writing day students will NOT attend school. Please note that Monday June 12th is a public holiday (Queens Birthday) and therefore the students will have a 4 day weekend.

GAT

Next Wednesday is the designated VCE- General Assessment Test (GAT) day. All students who are doing a VCE unit 3/4 subject are required to sit the GAT. This will involve most of the year 11 and 12 college students. Mr Vague and Mrs Randall have this all organised and have prepared the students for the GAT. This test is very important in the process of completing the VCE certificate and students should approach it with a positive attitude.

Year 8 Black Ranges Football and Netball

Congratulation to our year 8 students who represented the college at the Black Ranges Football and Netball competitions last Wednesday May 31. Both teams participated with enthusiasm and commitment. The Netball girls won 2 games and the Football boys won 2 games. Well done to both teams. Thank you to Mrs Jo Baker and Mr Shaun Williams for organising and coaching the teams on the day. Also, a special mention to Bella Adams and Holly Jende who coached the Netball team. Well done!

National Sorry Day

This is an annual event that has been held in Australia on May 26, since 1998, to remember and commemorate the mistreatment of the country’s Indigenous population. During the 20th century, Australian governments’ policies resulted in a “Stolen Generation” which was described by John Torpey as “Aboriginal children separated, often forcibly, from their families in the interest of turning them into white Australians”.

Thank you to the staff and students that remembered this day last Friday and to the respective organisations (AFL) across Australia that celebrated our Aboriginal heritage over the past few days.

CEP – Task Works

Last Monday May 22 was term 2 CEP performance day. All our F-6 students attended OLHC School over the road to do a hands on science type program run by Task Works. The students enjoyed the 90 minute session. The F-6 area split the classes into 3 equal groups to attend the performance. The feedback I have heard from the staff and students was that the program presented was very engaging and educational.

Years 5/6 Grampians ‘Lightning Premiership”

Congratulation to our years 5 and 6 students who travelled to Stawell on Tuesday May 23 to compete in Grampians Zone ‘Lighting Premiership’! Representing the Dunmunkle Cluster again the football team won both their games and will now advance to the Western Zone finals in Ballarat. The trophy the boys won is the ‘Scott Turner’ Cup for the premier team and will be displayed across the schools involved in the Dunmunkle cluster over the next 12 months. This is a fantastic result and the boys were very excited and looking forward to playing in Ballarat.  Thanks again to Mr Sachse for coaching the boys on the day.