The 2016 Concert

Well what a night we had at the Whole School Concert! It was a great opportunity to showcase the amazing talent we have here at Colac West and celebrate what has been a wonderful year. It was the culmination of much hard work and practise and the children were excellent on the night. Thank you to.. read more →

Collingwood Children’s Farm

Who would have thought a group of country kids would need to go all the way to Melbourne to visit a farm?!? Well, this wasn’t just any farm! The Preps, Ones and Twos had the privilege of visiting the Collingwood Children’s Farm last Friday. We hopped on the bus bright and early and off we.. read more →

Melbourne Cup Day

Well we got dressed up to the nines to celebrate the ‘Race that Stops a Nation’ last Tuesday! It’s fair to say we scrubbed up well and enjoyed our Fashions on the Field parade and later watched the race and barracked for our horse in our classroom sweeps. It was a great day, check out the.. read more →

Jurassic World @ The Melbourne Museum

Well what a wonderful day we had on our trip to the big smoke! Early one Wednesday morning the whole school boarded buses and set off for the Melbourne Museum to visit the Jurassic World exhibition. It wasn’t looking good early on, with parts of the highway flooded, but thanks to our drivers we made.. read more →

Year Prep to Four Activity Day

We had a fantastic day all round for our Prep to Year Four activity day! Colac West hosted Colac’s Preps from all of the schools in town and some from the district. There was much excitement and enjoyment as the sun shone down on us engaging in all kinds of outdoor activities, such as sack races,.. read more →

West Barwon Dam Visit

 Last Friday Year 2/3 and 4/5 travelled by bus to the West Barwon Dam with Andrew and our teachers. We enjoyed a walk and talk session through the bush, listening to Andrew share his knowledge about the area. We learnt about the wildlife, the animal and plant pests in the bush. Andrew told us his.. read more →

Golf Tournament

On the 29th of August the golf tournament was held at the Colac Golf club. We sent three teams down 2 boys teams and a girls’ team. The teams consisted of Ashley, Savanna, Donita, Lucy, Jacob, Jensen, Matthew, Jack, Fraser, KJ, jasper and Allan. Jack won a ball and he and Jensen narrowly missed out.. read more →

Book Week 2016

Well what a wonderful week we had celebrating all things books! All around the school exciting things were happening – from our stick insect visitors (thanks to the Colac Vet Clinic!) to Curl up and Read in your PJs day to the pinnacle event, the Book Week Parade! An amazing effort was made by all.. read more →

Masterchef at West – The Scone Challenge!

On Thursday the 18th of August the grade 5/6’s had our own ‘Master Chef Cook Off’. We went into 6 groups of 3 or 4 and each of the groups had to make a batch of scones (a special recipe by Tianna’s Nan). We then had to cook them in the canteen and kitchenette. When.. read more →

Environment Watch – A Visit to the Lake

Hello I am Marlie. On the 15th of August we were down at the Colac Lake. We saw lots of kinds of trees, including gum trees, pine trees and willow tree. I saw lots of different kinds of plants like dried grass, hakeas, fairy grass, daffodil, gazinias, oxalis weed, echium, lavender, daisys, bromiliads, pampas, scaiosa.. read more →