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 such events is testament to our sense of community where staff, students and parent representatives from our College Council all played important roles at these events. The level of support and enthusiasm from all involved was extremely positive and affirming. My sincere thanks to Mr George Tzimourtas, Director of Middle School and Miss Jennifer Roep, Assistant Principal who were the main organisers. I would also like to thank all staff for their attendance out of school hours for both events and for organising some terrific displays and highly engaging interactive workshops; to all the students who acted as tour guides or assisted with the interactive workshops, they were so proud to showcase their school; and to the parent representatives from College Council, who were very enthusiastic and proud to speak about Mordialloc College to prospective parents.
A special thanks to our student speakers in the formal presentation part of the evening. They all did an outstanding job articulating what it means to them to be a student of Mordialloc College. Congratulations to Jure Plestina and Gabrielle Howes speaking in their capacity as School Captains; Tahlia Peacock and Liam Johnson representing the Year 7 cohort and speaking so well about their experiences to date; and Sam Bloxham representing Year 7 SEAL and Alex Vujicic, Dilara Isikli and Annie Ea representing the Year 10 SEAL class and speaking at the SEAL presentations.