Murtoa is 300 kilometres northwest of Melbourne and 30 kilometres from the regional city of Horsham. Our students come from the small surrounding towns of Rupanyup, Glenorchy and Minyip. Students also travel from Horsham.
Murtoa College was formed by the amalgamation of Murtoa Primary School and Murtoa Secondary College in 2003. The College has around 300 students, with combined primary classes and at least two classes in each year level in our secondary section.
Our College has beautiful grounds featuring mosaics and garden areas that our students have designed and maintain. Our large site features many innovations including drought-tolerant gardens which have won statewide recognition, mosaics which reflect the college values, a wind generator that has the capacity to power the whole school and environmentally-conscious buildings.
We welcome new enrolments at any time of the year. Phone or email us to make an appointment for a tour – we’d love to show you around our great school!
Our School Zone
Our school zone is available on findmyschool.vic.gov.au. Findmyschool.vic.gov.au hosts the most up-to-date information about Victorian school zones for 2020 onwards.
Students residing in this zone are guaranteed a place at our school, which is determined on the basis of your permanent residential address.
The Department provides guidance through the School Placement Policy to ensure that students have access to their designated neighbourhood school and the freedom to choose other schools, subject to facility limitations.
You can find more information and answers to frequently asked questions on the Department’s website under School zones.
Parent evenings and special activities
We run a variety of Information Evenings to keep parents informed about what’s happening.
– F – Yr6 – February
– Year 7 – April
– Year 10 – September
– Year 12 – February
We also host special activities each year during Education Week. Check the calendar for current dates, then join us for an Open Afternoon for parents, friends and community members to come and visit the school and see us all at work.