AFL Player Visit

On Monday two AFL players from Geelong – Shane Kersten and Tom Ruggles – visited Years 4, 5 and 6 as part of the AFL in Schools program. They talked about their journey into the AFL, life before footy and about what daily life is like now as a professional footballer. A strong message that.. read more →

Tabloid Mathematics Morning with Mr V

Rob Vingerhoets, Mathematics Consultant, has been working with teachers at Colac West to assist with making maths dynamic and engaging for all students. This includes open-ended problem solving, hands-on activities and connecting maths in the classroom to real-life contexts. On Wednesday, Mr Vingerhoets lead a whole school tabloid morning where all children were put into mixed-age teams.. read more →

Calling all 2017 Preppys!

On Thursday 19th May we are conducting a school tour for next year’s Foundation Year (Prep) students. This will begin at 9:30am and we invite new and current families. If this time does not suit, alternative tour dates will be released shortly and you can always ring 5231 2479 and book a private tour anytime… read more →

Breakfast Club

Don’t forget every Tuesday and Thursday morning from 8:15-8:50am we invite all students to pop in to the Multi-Purpose Room for breakfast. This is a chance to have the staff cook for you! So far it has been very popular and it doesn’t even matter if it is your second breakfast. read more →

Thank You!

Thank you to Beryl Tucker for her kind donation of a set of four puzzles for our Chaplain’s room. read more →

NAPLAN Testing

It is that time of year again for our Year Three and Five students to undertake NAPLAN testing in Writing, Reading and Numeracy. The tests provide parents and schools with an understanding and information of how students are performing at the time of the tests. They are just one aspect of our assessment and reporting.. read more →

Student Free Day – Tuesday May 17

This will be a Curriculum Planning and Mathematics Professional Development Day for staff to plan for effective mathematics instruction based on the needs of students at Colac West. We have experienced Numeracy Consultant Rob Vingerhoets (Mr V) coming to visit to help us with this! Students are not required at school this day. read more →

Mother’s Day Morning Tea

A massive thank you to all of the special ladies who visited our classrooms on Thursday morning for our Mother’s Day open morning and morning tea. It was lovely to see lots of smiling faces and for our visitors to experience our school on a typical Thursday morning. Thank you to Norma, Ms Gray and.. read more →