School Service Awards

Last Friday afternoon we held the inaugural Mordialloc College school service awards. This will become an annual event to celebrate and recognise staff who have spent a considerable part of their career to date at Mordialloc College. It was a most worthwhile event sponsored by School Council. Thanks to School Council President Nicky Hersey and…

Assistant Principal’s Update

Dear Parents, Students and Community Members, 2016 is now well and truly underway and the senior students are feeling this more than ever with first semester almost done, the what seems to be endless SACs and the rapidly approaching mid- year exams for Years 10 and 11. GAT preparation is also underway for students studying…

Supportive Friends

Last week a number of Year 11 students completed the Senior Supportive Friends program with Jen Muir and myself.  The allday training taught students how to support their peers and care for themselves during the senior school years.  Students learnt how to identify when a friend may be experiencing difficulties, how to provide effective listening…

Successful Open Events

Last week we held two very successful open events for prospective students and parents, with up to 300 visitors to our Open Afternoon in the Year 7 Learning Centre on Saturday 16 April and over 400 visitors to our Open Night to see the whole school in action on Tuesday 19 April. The success of…

Cross Country

On Wednesday 20 April the College Cross Country was held on a very warm and sunny autumn afternoon. Congratulations go to Yerlonga (Blue House) on their great win, closely followed by Kalura (Green House). It was a terrific contest between the four houses with a high participation rate across the whole school, and shows how…

Setting Expectations for Students’ Use of Technology

We would like to share a video with our parents presented by youth worker and cyber safety advocate, Jamie Roberts. He offers a range of suggestions for parents who may be concerned that their adolescent children are spending too much time online. Jamie also discusses guidelines relating to online activity that will give parents some…

Year of Review and New Strategic Plan

Great schools regularly evaluate their progress. They pause to reflect, undertaking a thorough analysis of the available data to look back on how well the human, financial, physical and information resources of the school have been deployed to achieve the goals and priorities in the school’s strategic plan. As mentioned in last week’s newsletter, following…

Year 7 Camp

Term 1 is in full swing and everyone has settled back into a routine after enjoying the summer holidays. The Year 7 students headed off to Camp Rumbug last Wednesday, 4 days into their secondary school life. The camp was full of fun activities for the students to participate in each day including low ropes,…

Strengthening Culture of Achievement

Strengthening Culture of Achievement My ongoing mantra to everyone here has been to set ‘High Expectations’ in everything we do, high expectations of our own performance and of those we influence, whether we are student, teacher or parent. Underpinning this focus are our core values of Personal Best, Integrity, Respect and Responsibility. It is so…

Grade 5 Immersion Visits

Mordialloc College is committed to ensuring that all students are welcomed to the College through an informative yet nurturing and supportive transition program. As part of our transition initiatives this year we have offered our local feeder primary schools an opportunity for Grade 5 students to experience life at secondary school through a morning immersion…