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Facility Development

I would like to highlight some exciting developments this year that many of you will already know about. We were allocated $1.3million in last years state budget and plans are now in place for the development of a Performing Arts Centre. After an application and interview process, we have appointed MINX Architecture as the principal…

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The Academy of Accredited SEAL Schools

This year DEECD removed the requirement of schools to undergo a formal accreditation process to become a SEAL school. Thus, any school who has an enhancement program can now say they are a SEAL school. There are 37 schools that do actually hold the accreditation and as such want to remain distinct from other schools….

Facility Development – Performing Arts Centre

Our plans for the development of a Performing Arts Centre with the $1.337 million allocated in this year’s state budget have now been approved by the department and the project has been put out to tender. We will be interviewing next week. Once we appoint an architect firm as the Principal Consultants, the planning stage…

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Cambodia – World of Difference

I was fortunate to spend an incredible twelve days with six VCAL students in Cambodia on the World of Difference humanitarian tour. After nearly 12 months of planning and fundraising our efforts were met with a memorable and insightful experience into the impact of war on this fragile country and the strength, humility and genuine…

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Mathematics Competitions

This year the Year 7 to 10 SEAL students participated in the Australian Mathematics Competition and the University of NSW Mathematics Competition (ICAS). All students received a certificate for participation and we would like to congratulate all students on their achievements and results. These tests covered all areas of Mathematics – Number, Algebra, Measurement, Geometry,…

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Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) in 2015

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) in 2015 Mordialloc College aims to connect our students with vibrant and engaging learning communities that extend beyond the classroom and help develop our students as resilient and innovative learners. We recognise that our students are immersed in a technology rich world and aim to guide them to become flexible,…

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Applied Learning Awards

Last Thursday night Jane Jamieson, Shelley Muir, Jen Roep and I attended the Applied Learning Awards at the Brighton International. Mordialloc was one of the major winners on the night with Shelley Muir winning VCAL teacher of the year and two of our students winning awards. Niyati Kumar won the VCAL Literacy award for the…

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Mental Health Week

During the week October 6-10, Year 11 Psychology students organised Mental Health week activities at our College. On the Monday we delivered flowers that were ordered in the previous term; these flowers ranged from gestures of love to just general affection but put a smile on the face of all who received them. At lunch…

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Student Led Conferences

Student Led Conferences were held during the last week of Term 3. As I walked around it was wonderful to see and hear students articulating their progress throughout the year to their families and teachers, identifying the challenges they have faced, their successes, the areas they need to improve on and focus points for the…