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World’s Greatest Shave

This year Mordialloc College held the World’s Greatest Shave on Monday 25 March. This event gave our school a chance to raise money to donate to the Leukaemia Foundation. I would like to thank everyone who had made donations to our Leukaemia cause, either by sponsoring students to have their heads shaved or students to have…

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Police – Community Life Saving Carnival

On Tuesday 5 March 14 students from Mordialloc College went to the Mordialloc Life Saving Club to participate in the Police – Schools Life Saving Carnival against three of our local police divisions – Kingston, Bayside and Glen Eira and other nearby schools, Parkdale Secondary and Cornish College. All of us competed in at least four…

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Curiosity and Powerful Learning

Two of our Key Improvement Strategies in our 2017-2020 Strategic Plan are to “develop precision in teacher practice using agreed lesson structures and challenging learning tasks that reflect high expectations for student learning and strengthen feedback and coaching for staff;” and to “develop and embed rigorous, reliable and well differentiated assessment practices to support quality…

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Director of Student Wellbeing

Dear Families, Students and Community Members, With the new school year in full swing I thought it was time to bring you up to date with what’s happening with Student Wellbeing at Mordialloc College. Evidence tells us that students who are happy and feel a sense of connectedness to school are better placed to be…

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World Challenge

At our first school council meeting for the year on February 21 a small group of students presented to us on their World Challenge experience. Thanks to Maddie Mead, Zoe Pegrum, Lucy Reekie, Georgia McLeish, Charlotte Davis, Matt McVay and Yarno Vlasblom for being prepared to present to school council out of normal school hours and…

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Year 10 Enhanced English

Fair is foul and foul is fair! Monday, 25 February, a cold night, and the Year 10 Enhanced English students were out past their bedtimes. There was reason for this, as all of the students had gone into the city to watch the William Shakespeare play, ‘Macbeth’. After a 45 minute journey into the heart of…

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Romeo and Juliet

On 25 February, Year 10 students enjoyed a performance of Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’ by the Eagles Nest Theatre in the PAC. This was timed to coincide with their study of the play as they develop their ability to write analytical essays, to identify literary devices, to explore the deeper implications of texts and to explain…

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Leadership Induction Assembly

On Monday 18 February we formally recognised our students who have been successful in achieving a leadership position for this year, in a whole school assembly with parents who were able to attend and special guest speakers and presenters, Mr Tim Richardson, MP, Member for Mordialloc and Mrs Monica Bladier representing Mr Mark Dreyfus, MP, Federal…

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Boosting Literacy

Boosting Literacy 2019 We hope you have been having a fantastic start to the new year and that your children are enjoying their first English lessons, getting to know their teachers and reading their first texts. In 2019 we are pleased to announce three ways in which you can further support your students from home…

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Positive Start

We have had a smooth start to the year, with Year 7 and 12 students commencing last Thursday to undertake a special program, and then all students resumed on Friday 1st February. The first day for our Year 7 students involved rotations between ICT set up, developing their codes of cooperation, relational activities to get…