Newsletter 18th May, 2023.

From the Principal

It is hard to believe we are nearly halfway through term 2, students have settled in well to their learning and continue to work hard towards their goals.

Monday 8th May staff engaged in an addition and subtraction professional learning with the team from Top Ten Maths, the program aims to present maths with a hands-on approach that is engaging and interesting for the students. Staff reported that students have responded positively to the activities and are enjoying maths.

Thank you to al the families using XUNO to communicate with the school and to approve excursions. Our focus is this will make things easier for families with lost notes no longer being an issue. If you have any problems, please contact the school office on 55951995 and we will try to rectify any problems. This platform is also to be used if your child is away from school, simply use the app to record why your child is away from school.

We currently have cases of COVID-19 circulating the school, tests will be sent home today with your child, if your child is unwell, please test and if positive keep them home for a recommended 5 days or until they are well. If they do not test positive but are unwell, please keep them home so we can reduce the chances of cold and flu at school this year.

Congratulations to Kristy Simpson, who is a parent at our school.  Kristy has been appointed School Council President for the next 2 years.

Take care

Kylie Carter

Early Years Report

Middle Years Report

Later Years Update

Paper Relief Sculptures and Hot Chocolate Artworks

All students have been working hard on a variety of artworks!

Middle Years have been working on some ‘hot chocolate’ inspired pieces and Later Years have been learning about the use of words in art, with paper relief sculptures.

It’s great to see the diverse range of skills shining through in our sessions. The finished results are all so different and unique…amazing work guys!

Walk to School

Tania, health promotion officer from TMHS joined us on our walk to school and provided all students with a health promotion bag.

National Walk Safely to School Day is a community initiative that aims to raise awareness of the health, road safety, transport and environmental benefits that regular walking (especially to and from school) can provide for the long term well-being of our children.

Being active every day is great for kids. Why? It helps: 

  • Mental wellbeing
  • Mood and self-esteem
  • Confidence and life skills
Connection with family, friends and neighbours

Smile Squad - Free Dental

Smile Squad are asking for consent forms to be completed online via

The Smile Squad team from Barwon Health are coming to our Cobden Campus from the 5th - 9th June

Smile Squad is the Victorian Government free school dental program.

This means all students can get a free dental check-up, preventive services, and treatment at school.

How to access free dental care

We need your consent before we can provide services. Consent is usually provided by a parent or guardian.

Sign up to Smile Squad at:

OR use the below QR code:

Please complete and submit the consent form by 29/5/23.

Paper copies of the consent form are available. Please contact the school office if you would like to request one.

The electronic consent form can be translated into more than 100 languages, and the paper form is available in 13 languages.

Do I need to attend my child’s appointment?

All appointments will be held at the van located at the Cobden campus. You will be contacted on a private number to arrange a booked time to attend your child’s appointment.

The Barwon Health Smile Squad look forward to seeing you soon.

Canteen Price List

Canteen Price List from Cobden Tech School  -   Please note:  The canteen is open Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.


With the winter months almost upon us, along comes COVID and the Flu !!

We have had several cases of COVID reported this week.

Over the next 2 days we will be sending home test kits to all families.

For up to date advice

These six steps can help you stay ahead of COVID:

  1. Wear a mask: a high-quality and well-fitted mask can protect you and others from the virus.
  2. Get your 2023 booster: new bivalent vaccines targeting Omicron variants are available at your GP or local pharmacy. To find out if you’re eligible for your next booster, visit the Coronavirus website. Flu vaccines are also now available.
  3. Let fresh air in: open windows and doors when you can – it reduces the spread of the virus.
  4. Get tested: if you have symptoms, take a rapid antigen test.
  5. Stay at home: if you have COVID, you should stay at home for at least five days and until you have no symptoms.
  6. Talk to your doctor: if you are at risk of falling very sick, you may be eligible for COVID and influenza medicines – and early testing and diagnosis are important. With expanded criteria, more people are now eligible for COVID medicines.