Our Year 7 program places students at the centre and recognises that the transition from primary to secondary school is a vital step in a child’s education.

We focus on the wellbeing of every new student, each of whom has a dedicated teacher as their Home Group teacher.

The student’s Home Group teacher is his or her significant teacher in Years 7 and 8. The purpose of the Home Group teacher is to strengthen the student’s connectedness and belonging to school and ensure a positive learning environment for the child.

 

 

The majority of core subjects are timetabled in the Year 7 home group area. This provides for the most efficient use of learning time, while exclusive Year 7 play areas, lockers and amenities build a sense of security and belonging.

The adaptable home group area includes the latest e-learning facilities and creates a safe and central location for young students within the main school.

The larger central space enables students to work cooperatively with their Year 7 peers, while defined class areas provide an appropriate and highly effective setting for directed teaching and study.

The College Brochure and Prospectus provide information about the performance of our school, our approach to teaching and learning and other valuable information that will allow you to make an informed decision about Mordialloc College.

Open Night and Tours

We encourage prospective parents and students to participate in our open events, College tours and other information and transition programs.

In order to help Year 5 and 6 parents and students make an informed choice about Mordialloc College, open night are held early in the year during April or May, prior to Year 6 student enrolment applications.

The College also holds school tours weekly on Friday mornings led by the Principal class of the school. The tours start at 9.30am and last for approximately 45 minutes.

Open Night and tours provide visitors with a clear picture of the programs in operation at the school and provide an opportunity to have questions answered.

Tours with our Principal, Michelle Roberts, are held every Friday at 9.30am. Please contact Reception on 9580 1184 to book.

Admission Year 7

Each year the College receives a large number of Year 7 enrolment enquiries.

Applicants for Year 7 enrolments must complete a Secondary School Selection form which is available from your primary school.

In April each year, primary schools distribute to parents an ‘Application for Enrolment’ form which should be completed indicating your first and second choice of secondary school. The completed forms should be returned to your primary school in May.

The primary school will then forward these forms to the appropriate secondary school.

In August, your primary school will advise you if your application to your first choice of secondary school has been successful. If unsuccessful, your second preference secondary college will be contacted and you will be advised of the outcome.

Administration Team

In-Zone Application for Year 7

Procedure for students living in the College neighbourhood zone:

  • Each student will be provided with an application form for Year 7 student enrolment from their primary school.  This form is general for all Year 6’s and is known as the South East Victoria Region (SEVR) – Application for Enrolment (Year 7) Form.
  • Complete the form:
  • The address shown must be the student’s current residential address
  • Identify Mordialloc College as your first choice.
  • Return the completed form to the primary school by the due date.
  • Note:   This form must be returned to the primary school.
  • You will be contacted by your Primary School after Mordialloc College has informed them that we have accepted the student placement.

Our School Zone

All schools now have a zone. For new enrolments coming into Year 7, we anticipate that we will have sufficient capacity to be able to take students from outside of our zone following the department’s placement policy.

Our school zone is available on findmyschool.vic.gov.au.

Findmyschool.vic.gov.au hosts the most up-to-date information about Victorian school zones for 2020 onwards.

Students residing in Mordialloc Colleges zone are guaranteed a place at our school, which is determined on the basis of your permanent residential address.

The Department provides guidance through the School Placement Policy to ensure that students have access to their designated neighbourhood school and the freedom to choose other schools, subject to facility limitations.

You can find more information and answers to frequently asked questions on the Department’s website under School zones.

For more information

If you have a question about school zones call the VSBA Hotline on 1800 896 950 or email: vsba@edumail.vic.gov.au

Out of Zone Applications

Enrolment Guidelines & Out of Zone Application Process

All schools now have a zone. For new enrolments coming into Year 7, we anticipate that we will have sufficient capacity to be able to take students from outside of our zone following the department’s placement policy.

However, families who reside in areas no longer considered inside of the zone, will need to ensure that they complete an out of zone application to support a Year 7 enrolment application.

Process for completing an out of zone application

PLEASE COMPLETE OUT OF ZONE APPLICATION HERE:  Out of Zone Application for Enrolment (Year 7 2021)

Please complete your Out of Zone Application form and return to your child’s Primary School along with the Application for Enrolment (Year 7) form provided by your child’s primary school in April. Please ensure that Mordialloc College is indicated as the preferred school.

Order for Priority Enrolments

  1. Students for whom Mordialloc College is the designated neighbourhood school.
  2. Students who reside permanently at the same address as a brother or sister currently attending the Mordialloc College.
  3. Students seeking enrolment on specific curriculum grounds*.
  4. In a limited number of cases, a student may be enrolled on compassionate grounds, where there are significant family or individual circumstances. Wherever possible, the College will attempt to enrol students from main feeder primary schools who reside outside of zone provided that there are spaces available.
  5. Any additional spaces available will filled with students who are the next closest to our school zone.

 *Specific Curriculum Grounds Claims

Parents/guardians who live outside the neighbourhood area may be considered for enrolment on the following curriculum grounds:

  1. The student has a desire to participate in Select Entry Accelerated Learning (SEAL) or Sports Excellence Program (SEP)
  2. The student has been studying either French or Japanese at primary school, their child’s neighbourhood school does not offer these languages as part of the curriculum and the child is interested in pursuing these studies to a senior level.
  3. The student has a desire to participate in the Instrumental Music Program and has a proven interest in that area of the curriculum.
  4. The parent/guardian is able to demonstrate clear curriculum continuity links between their child’s primary school and the college.
  5. The parent/guardian is able to demonstrate that the college provides a specific curriculum focus that is not available at other secondary colleges.

Additional information may be sought to support an application for enrolment on curriculum grounds. It is essential that all communication between the college and parents is in writing and processed according to the above guidelines.

*A guardian is defined as one who has been legally appointed to take responsibility for the person making the application for enrolment. 


Scholarships Grade 6 students

Each year the College makes available a limited number of scholarships to outstanding students and their families by providing financial assistance during Years 7 and 8.

Students who excel academically, in sport or performing arts, or in leadership or community service, are encouraged to apply. These scholarships are awarded on the basis of an interview which is attended by a parent or guardian as well as the student.

Please contact the College Office for further information on 03 9580 1184, or email mordialloc.co@edumail.vic.gov.au