Term 2 – Week 1

New Term

I would like to extend a warm welcome to the whole Murtoa College community as term 2, 2017 gets started. It is great to be back. I am looking forward to working with the community to continue the good work that occurred in term 1. As we now head into the cooler weather I will enjoy seeing the good teaching and learning that goes on at the college being continued by students and staff.

Easter and Easter eggs

During the last week of school the community did what it does best. The community raised money to help those not so fortunate and to assist programs within the college. One of the fund raisers was the Royal Children’s Hospital. Like last year I have never seen so many Easter eggs in the one place at the one time. Thank you to the families, students and staff that contributed Easter eggs to whatever raffle was being organized. I was pleasantly surprised at the F-6 assembly on the last Thursday. The Easter raffle run by the parents and friends had numerous prizes. Wow. Some of our students would definitely have enjoyed chocolate Easter eggs for quite some time.

Note: The Royal Children’s Hospital appeal raised over $7,500. Mrs Mandy Murfett the area coordinator for the fund raising activities needs to be congratulated on this huge effort.  Well done Mandy and thank you Murtoa for helping the young people of Victoria.

Shade Sail

The work on the new shade cloth development outside the gym has commenced during the holidays. The poles to hold the shade cloth have been erected and the cloth will be connected in 2 weeks. The ground under the shade cloth will be artificial turf like the areas at the back of the college. That will be completed shortly after the shade sail is in place. This new outdoor area will help to enhance the community approach to the use of our gym.

Relay for Life

Murtoa College has once again entered a college team in the Horsham and Wimmera Districts Relay for Life event in 2017.   The college team will only operate from 5.45pm to 11.00pm on the Friday night.  Students are expected to make their own arrangements after 11.00pm Friday night.  The college will run a bus back to Murtoa College leaving Coughlin Park at 11.00pm.   Parents/ guardians need to be at Murtoa College at 11.30pm to collect students.  Permission forms were handed out to interested students on Tuesday 7th March.  These need to be returned by Tuesday 14th March.

The details of the event are as follows:

Friday 17th March 2017

5.45pm to 12 noon Saturday (Murtoa Team only until 11.00pm Friday night)

Coughlin Park, Menadue St.  Horsham

$25 per participant

If your child would like to participate, the cost is $25 and they should go online to register fundraising.cancer.org.au and search for the team called Murtoa College.  Donations can also be made using this website.

Online registration closes on Friday 10 March 5pm however; registrations are still available on Friday night at the event.  Please note the $25 goes towards the cost of holding the event and the ‘Relay for Life’ jumper. www.relayforlife.org.au. To date the students have raised $193 from February’s casual clothes day.  If you have any questions about the team please contact Anne Sudholz at the college.

Murtoa College End of Year Fund-raiser

Parents and Friends and the school community would like to make note of the following fund-raisers that we will be involved with and would like your support.

Murtoa Market – Sunday 11th December

  • BBQ – helpers needed, coleslaw, onions etc..
  • Cake stall – helpers, donations of cakes/slices etc..
  • Selling of raffle tickets

3x Hampers – donations of non-perishable items for 3 hampers. Donations to be dropped off to the front office by Thursday 8th December.
Please contact Nicole Noonan if you are available to assist in any way for the above fund-raisers.