College News

07 September 2018
Issue Twenty-seven
Assistant Principal's Update
Important Dates
Year 12 Scholarships for 2019
College Art Show
Community News
Share the Dignity
Mordialloc College
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Aspendale, Victoria, 3196

Assistant Principal's Update

Student Led Conferences

Just a reminder that Student Led Conferences are being held in the final week of term. Students and parents need to book in a conference time using the Compass Parent Portal. This is a fantastic opportunity for your children to catalogue and present their learning in a format designed to help prepare them for interviews in their future professions.

Student Led Conferences are being held at the following times:

  • Year 7 & 8 - Monday 17th September from 3:30pm-4:30pm, and Wednesday 19th September from 2pm to 6:30pm
  • Year 9 - 12 - Wednesday 19th September from 2pm - 6:30pm

If parents have forgotten their Compass password they can contact the general office to have it reset.


Interim Reporting Criteria

Interim reports for Term 3 will be released on Friday 14th September and our criteria has been refined to better reflect the work habits that we believe are required for success at and beyond Mordialloc College.  Four core areas (Behaviour, Organisation and Homework, Work Ethic, and Use of Class Time) will appear on interim and semester reports to give you a picture of your child’s application in all of their subjects.


Progressive Reporting

All parents are able to access results throughout the semester to monitor your child’s progress. All Benchmark Tasks (common tasks completed by all students in each subject) and SACs will be accessible through the Learning Tasks section of Compass.


SAC results will be reported using a school based assessment scale that aligns with VCAA assessment advice for each individual subject:

Note: This potential equivalent is dependent upon students matching their performance in SACs with their performance in the end of year exam, therefore must be treated as a guide rather than an indicative result. Due to the moderation and scaling process, the end of year exam is the most weighty determinant of each students study score.


School Security and Student Valuables

All school gates except the front entrance on Attenborough Rd will be locked during the school day to improve security. Please ensure that your children lock all valuables in their locker during the school day (and keep their combination lock codes private). Students should not take valuables to interschool sports or to the change rooms.


Andrew Moffat

Assistant Principal



Important Dates


Monday 10

  • Finance Meeting 4pm
  • Unit 3/4 Revision Week
  • Year 12 Business Management Yakult Factory Tour
  • Senior VCAL Go Karting

Tuesday 11

  • Year 8 A, C, D, G Medieval Day Incursion
  • Year 9 Outdoor Ed Rubicon camp until Friday 14 
  • Year 11 Fit to Drive Incursion

Wednesday 12

  • International Student Program excursion to Arthur's Seat
  • Year 10 Maths Games Day at the MCG

Thursday 13

  • Year 8 B, E, F & 7H Medieval Day Incursion
  • School Council 5pm

Friday 14

  • VCE Drama Theatre Excursion
  • Year 9 Outdoor Ed Rubicon camp return

Saturday 15

  • France Study Tour 2018 until 29/09/2018

Monday 17

  • Years 7 & 8 Student Led Conferences 3:30pm - 4:30pm
  • Year 12 Practice Exams
  • Student Leadership Applications due

Tuesday 18

  • Year 12 Practice Exams

Wednesday 19

  • Years 7 - 12 Student Led Conferences 2pm - 6:30pm (early dismissal at 1pm)
  • Year 12 Practice Exams

Thursday 20

  • Year 12 Practice Exams

Friday 21

  • Year 12 Practice Exams
  • Period 4 Mordi Idol
  • Last day of term 3 - early dismissal at 1:30pm


Monday 8

  • First day of term 4

Thursday 10

  • Yr 6 – 7 2019 iPad Information Evening at 6:30pm

Year 12 Scholarships for 2019

Scholarships Available for Year 12 Students


Applications are open for financial support for your Year 12 students until 31 January 2019.

Close to 60 scholarships are available to students intending to undertake tertiary studies in 2019.

Many of these scholarships are made available through trusts for students who are studying in Victoria, with a focus on supporting disadvantaged students and creating opportunities for them to succeed, regardless of their circumstances. Scholarships are available for students intending to study teaching or fine arts, and for female Koorie students.

Eligibility is generally based on a student's financial need, academic results, and involvement in school and community activities.

Scholarships range in value from $600 to more than $2,600. Some scholarships are one-off payments; others are paid for the duration of the student’s course/study.


Apply now!

Applications for Year 12 scholarships opened on 25 July 2018 and they will close on 31 January 2019.

To explore the scholarships available and make suggestions to your Year 12 students and families, see: Year 12 scholarships


More scholarships available

The Department also offers more than 100 scholarships for students in years 4 to 11. Applications for these scholarships will open on 12 November 2018.


More information

For more information or questions, contact Student Scholarships Coordinator Andrea Constantino via phone: 9097 7375 or email: [email protected]


By Andrea Constantino

College Art Show



Fundraising for Smith Family

The 5c collection for The Smith Family has now been successfully running for over a term! We encourage all students to keep bringing in loose 5c coins on a regular basis and add them to their House jar in the Hub. House points are awarded for reaching certain heights on the jars and a grand prize will be awarded to the House who fills their jar first. Currently, Iwala (Red House) is in the lead, having earned 30 points already! Kalura (Green House) and Yerlonga (Blue House) are following, battling for second place with 10 points each so far.

All money raised is being donated to The Smith Family to support their extraordinary work in supporting the education of disadvantaged children and breaking the cycle of poverty.


Sabrina Berg

School Captain


Community News

Dobsons School Uniform Shop Trading Hours for Term 3 2018

Monday 8:30 am - 11:30 am

Wednesday 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Private appointments are available after shop hours. Please call 8587 0570 for an appointment.

Visit the new, improved website Click and Collect ordering now available.

Located on the corner of the main building, near the staff car park.


Extended Trading Hours


Saturday 06/10/2018     9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Saturday 27/10/2018     9:00 am - 12:00 pm



Saturday 03/11/2018     9:00 am - 12:00 pm



Saturday 01/12/2018     9:00 am -12:00 pm

Tuesday 11/12/2018       8:30 am - 12:00 pm     ORIENTATION DAY

Wednesday 12/12/2018 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm    LAST TRADING DAY FOR 2018


Please see the attachment for the most up to date price list including any specials that are available.


Headspace Parent and Student Information Evening


Chelsea Basketball


Share the Dignity

My name is Rebecca Block and I am the VCAL Captain at Mordialloc College for 2019. In term 4 each student picks a community project that is their main focus. We put a lot of time and energy into our projects. The aim of each project is to raise awareness for a complex social issue. I decided that I wanted to help raise awareness for an organisation called Share the Dignity. Share the Dignity collects thousands of pads, tampons and personal hygiene products every year for women experiencing homelessness and poverty. They also fund funerals for victims of domestic violence and campaign for justice for women in Australia.

On any given night in Australia 1 in 200 people are homeless, 44% are female. Thousands of woman have to make a choice between buying food or buying feminine hygiene products. Share the Dignity  coordinates fundraising drives throughout the year and asks people to donate unopened boxes of pads and tampons to women in need. When women don’t have access to these products it can be uncomfortable and very unsanitary, blood carries all kinds of biological hazards.

Share the Dignity was founded by a woman called Rochelle Courtenay, in just 3 short years she has made it a national charity that works tirelessly to provide sanitary items to women, from all areas of life, who cannot afford them. Over the past three years she has donated over 1,000,000 packets of pads and tampons to woman who feel ashamed and go without during their menstrual cycle. Share the Dignity have a wide range of ways you can get involved that range from simple donations to volunteering, organising fundraisers and even organising talks around schools across Australia to help break the shame around periods and providing information to young woman about how periods work. I believe this organisation does incredible work for women across Australia which is why I’m asking for everyone's help and for donations.


I have organised with Share the Dignity and Ms Roberts to run a drive at school, to collect unopened packets of pads and tampons to donated to women who are homeless or disadvantaged and women affected by domestic violence. Donations will be collected at the main office reception, you may also see donation boxes in your local supermarkets. Any and all donations will be very welcome and thank you for your support.


I will be collecting from the 30th August until 21st September.


Rebecca Block

VCAL Captain

College News
Mordialloc College Price List 2018.pdf