Myrniong and ELC

Notices Distributed

  • Canberra Camp – final instalment – Year 6
  • Kanga 8’s – Years 5 & 6

'Big Thursday' - November 7th

Next Thursday, November 7th will be a busy day for the Junior School.  Our annual ‘Blessing of the Pets’ will take place on the Library lawn at 9.00 am.  Students are encouraged to bring pets to be blessed by Reverend Angie Griffin.  Following this, we will move to the Reggio Piazza (outside the Prep/Year One/Year Two rooms) where our ‘Artist In Residence’ animal panels will be unveiled and the 2019 Art Exhibition officially opened. We will split out grandparents into two groups; Prep to Year Three and Year Four to Year Six.  The groups will alternate with visits to the Art Room to view the amazing work of the Piccino to Year Six students and visits to the classrooms.  Morning tea will follow on the Library lawn.  Parents are asked to assist with the transport of pets.  All animals need to be taken home before recess.

Premiers' Reading Challenge - 2019

The results are in and the Junior School did very well in the 2019 Victorian Premiers’ Reading Challenge.  Over 70 students completed the required reading and will be presented with certificates at our Week Six Assembly on Monday, November 18th.  Last year we had 48 students complete the challenge.  Well done Junior School readers!

A Successful Year Three and Four Camp

Congratulations to our Year Three and Four students who enjoyed some wonderful weather in the northern Grampians for their three-day camp.  They tackled the giant swing, crate stack, pamper pole, flying fox, archery range, hut building opportunities and canoed on the camp lake at Rose’s Gap.  Thanks to parent Frank Nicholls, Gap Student Georgie English, Mr. Stephen Mirtschin and Mrs. Bernadette Milich for their enthusiasm, support and care of the students.  We look forward to seeing photographs in the 2019 Collandrian.  This week, our Year One and Two students make their way to the southern Grampians for a two-day camp at the Grampians Retreat. We wish them well.

Cross Campus Links

On Wednesday, Ms. McGoon brought our Year 10 Hospitality students up to the Early Learning Centre to work with our Piccolo students and construct gingerbread houses. It was wonderful seeing the cross-campus interaction.  Mrs. O’Brien and her team regularly take the Piccino class up to work in the Hospitality Centre at the Senior Campus.  This is certainly a feature unique to our school setting.

Western District Spelling Competition

Congratulations to Year Five student Harriet Nicholls who successfully defended her title last Thursday night in Warrnambool.  Harriet won the preliminary round and found herself on stage in an ‘American Spelling-Bee’ style final round in the Year Five Girls’ section.  Harriet was crowned champion after spelling 10 difficult words on stage, including mademoiselle, pharmacy and pharaoh. Harriet was joined in Warrnambool by Millie Mould, Ned White, Charlie Hawthorne, Jock Nicholls and Sophie Merrin, who all represented the College in their respective age groups.  Thanks to Mr. Mirtschin for supporting the students on the night.

Stephen Nelson

Head of Junior School