Year 7 Information Evening

Murtoa College will be holding an information evening for all prospective 2018 Year 7 students and their families. The session will commence at the College from 6.30pm on Wednesday 17th May. Any inquiries are welcomed and can be made prior to the evening through the general office on 53852381.

Murtoa College can be located in Webb St Murtoa.

If you are unable to attend the session on the night, please feel free to contact Murtoa College at any stage to organise a personal guided tour of our school.

Parent/Teacher Interviews

Next week starts with Parent / Teacher interviews for F-12 students on Tuesday March 21. All parents or guardians are invited and encouraged to attend and discuss their children’s progress. The interviews commence are as follows:

Year’s F-6 student interviews 1.30pm to 6.30pm in the BER building.
Year’s 7-12 student interviews 4.00pm to 6.30pm in various classrooms.

NOTE: Bookings for interviews are made through the online booking process on XUNO. If, anyone needs assistance with this please contact the office.

The Year’s F-6 students will finish formal classes at the end of period 4. The Year’s 7-12 students will complete a normal day and finish at the end of period 6. Please note that the Buses will be running at the normal times.

Year 7 Immunisation

Last Thursday March 9 saw the year 7 cohort immunised from a variety of different diseases. The whole process went very smoothly and the students who received inoculations handled the situation very well. This free service provided by Yarriambiack Shire is another way of supporting the wellbeing of the college community. Thank you to the Jan Dunlop for supporting the students and assisting with the whole process.

Semester One Parent Teacher Interviews

Parent teacher interviews for all Murtoa College students will take place on Tuesday March 21st. Bookings are now available from 1:30pm until 6:30pm for primary students or 4:00pm until 6:30pm for secondary students with your student’s teachers.

If you wish to book interviews you can do so now by logging on to the XUNO portal at the address You can find the interview page through the menus.

Bookings can be created and edited until MIDDAY on Tuesday March 21st.

If you cannot access the XUNO website please contact the general office and they will arrange bookings with your student’s teacher


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.

Conveyance Allowance 2017

IMPORTANT: For ALL families wishing to access the conveyance allowance for 2017.
To be eligible a student must:

  • A Victorian resident
  • School aged and enrolled (3) three or more days per week at a school, and
  • Attend their closest government or non-government school/campus, appropriate to their year level, at which admission is permissible, and is located outside the Melbourne metropolitan conveyance boundary
  • Reside 4.8km or more by the shortest practicable route from that school/campus attended

If approved the allowance payable is based on the one way distance to make the journey to and from school.

If you feel you are eligible please contact the office to receive an application form before Friday 24th February, 2017.

For families who have already received a conveyance allowance in the past you must REAPPLY. NEW APPLICATION FORMS MUST BE DONE.

It is also the parent/guardian responsibility to supply a map of distance travelled to your nearest bus stop. Bing maps will be a good internet site to do this and the website is
For more information or to collect an application form please contact the General Office.

Buses – Casual usage

Following on from last week I would like to reinforce that we will be able to accommodate students using the Horsham bus on a casual basis. If a student wishes to use the Horsham main bus for a casual trip they need to go to the office in advance.

Students will be issued a pass upon the presentation of a signed note from their parent or guardian.

The office requires approval from a parent or guardian before they will issue a pass. The trip cost will be $5 a trip. Casual bus using students will not be able to get on the bus without a pass.

Please note that casual use of all the other buses also requires a permission note but there is no cost involved.

School Nurse

SCHOOL NURSE: Katherine Francis
SCHOOL NURSE: Katherine Francis

We are very excited to welcome our new school nurse, Katharine Francis. Katharine comes to us with a wealth of experience in both the health and education systems and also works at Donald High School and Rainbow P-12. She has already started working with several students and will be a great asset to the school.

Katharine will be here every Tuesday and looks forward to getting to know all of the students.