Newsletter 19th May, 2022.

From the Principal

I hope everyone is keeping as well a possible at the moment, we have a lot of COVID, flu’s and gastro circulating amongst staff and students. It is essential that we keep students’ home if they are unwell and continue to test symptomatic students for COVID. Please inform the office or your child’s teacher if you require more RAT tests. If you receive a positive test for your child please let the Principal, lead teacher, child’s teacher or office know.

New guidelines from the Education Department from Monday 23rd May require students and staff to RAT test when they are symptomatic. RATS are required to be used for 5 days if a staff member or student are a close contact of a confirmed case and they are attending work or school.

Monday 16th May was a highly productive day for all our staff, undertaking a Top 10 Maths Professional Learning Day. The school has recently purchased new Numeracy Resource’s and the PL provided the training on using the kits to their full advantage. The kits aim at students learning through a ‘hands on approach’ which is engaging for our students. Staff found the day highly productive and were looking forward to implementing this in their classrooms.

Staff shortages continue to have an impact across the school with replacement teachers very difficult to come by. Thank you to all our staff who continue to work collaboratively together to ensure we continue to provide rich educational experiences for our students.

Take Care

Kylie Carter

New COVID Guidelines

New guidelines from the Education Department from Monday 23rd May require students and staff to RAT test when they are symptomatic. RATS are required to be used for 5 days if a staff member or student are a close contact of a confirmed case and they are attending work or school.


Vaccination remains the best way to protect students and staff in school settings and your ongoing support in encouraging children aged 5 to 11 to get vaccinated and 16-17 year olds to get their third dose remains critical.

Later Years Term 2 Week 4 Update

I had maths class this fortnight, I had to count how much money I had. I am working at the Little Acorn on a Friday. I have to carry cups to the customers, Kylie and Pam C came to the Acorn. I served them coffees. It was my Birthday on Saturday, we had cupcakes for my birthday at school, I am 17. In Later Years we got new chairs, new tables and new couches, they are cool. On Monday I went to Terang and read my book to the little kids, they said it was good. In OT we build Lego and we learn to cook, this week we made Quiches– Josh H

At recess I have been playing pool. With Tegan we watched BTN and then wrote about articles. With Geraldine we are doing money in Maths, looking at saving it. We did Meals on Wheels, we give the people food. In Art I am screen printing a face out of lino, I used the chisel to make tattoos on the face. –Rhys S

This fortnight we had Vic Roads Road Safety Webinar, I am practicing my Hazard perception test to get my P plates in July. I have been doing my Cert II in Building and construction, we are doing a lot of theory and next week we are learning to build different frames for doors, windows ext. We are learning life skills and budgeting with Brad. We are making stories about hygiene for the junior campus. In Hands on Learning I finished my bottle holder. The new furniture is pretty good, we were due for an upgrade and had nothing comfy to sit on. - Zerik F

Middle Years News

The Middle years team have faced a few challenges in the past week with a lot of sickness and absences, but we are all persevering and working hard together to still achieve to our full potential and have a lot of fun.

Early Years Report

Books, Books, Books !!

Over the past couple of weeks students Paul and Kelly’s classes have been working on creating some new books for the school library. This has included using some digital editing to create fun coded text sentences, put themselves into each story illustration, and create an expose on the happenings in Terang. All classes were also fortunate to get some inspiration from Tegan’s class, who visited us last week to read us the stories they had created, also kindly donating a copy of each to our class libraries.

Anzac Day Service in Terang

This ANZAC day Wyatt McIntosh attended the mid-morning service at Terang, wearing his captain badge and school uniform. Fitting to his role as P4 campus captain, Wyatt was an excellent representative for the school in honouring those who fought bravely for the lives we live today. He marched proudly, from the RSL to the Terang monument, listened intently through the speeches and ceremonial traditions and respectfully laid the school wreath in rememberence. Well done Wyatt, ‘Lest We Forget’

Cobden Art Report

Later Years Students have been working on several art projects this term and we’re starting to see some fantastic, finished pieces ready for display!
For their paintings on canvas, students were asked to reflect on a personal subject matter. An interest, hobby, wish for the future, memory or a special family member. Everyone quickly came up with an idea and got painting. We worked on layering techniques and for many, worked towards gaining perspective in their works. There are still a few to be completed, but so far, the end results are very effective and the students are proud.

Students of the Week

Congratulations to our Students of the Week !!

Do it for Dolly Day at Cobden

As a school, last Friday we acknowledged Do It For Dolly day. At the age of 14 Dolly ended her life by suicide after ongoing bullying. Her parents set up the Dollys Dream foundation to promote mental health, suicide awareness and to put an end to bullying. 


Dollys Dream is for a kind and safe community for all Australian children. Our school was decorated in posters, buntings and blue butterflies which symbolize Dollys Dream. In art class the students made blue butterflies using lino cutting. And as a fundraiser for Dollys dream, on Friday, we had hotdogs for lunch and wore clothes with a touch of blue.

We raised $111.42

Thankyou all for you donations


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.