College News

28 March 2019
Issue Eight
Director of Middle School Update
Important Dates
   Student Awards                                                                          
VCAL Barista Course
Year 11 & 12 VCAL Martial Arts 
World's Greatest Shave Fundraiser
Invitation to Year 7 Parents and Carers from the Wellbeing Team
House Athletics
Holiday Information from Metro Trains
Community News
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Director of Middle School Update

 

 

 

Term One of 2019 has flown by with the Middle School being jam packed with learning as well as extra-curricular activities such excursions, incursions, interschool school sports days and participation in the school swimming day. Once again the students of the Middle School have taken up the opportunities that Mordialloc College has afforded them.

Year 7

The Year 7s have made a fantastic start to the school year. Early on this term the vast majority of Year 7 students made their way to Trafalgar East to spend three days at the Summit Camp. Most of the students had to face some of their fears, including heights, in activities like the Giant Swing, High Wire, Leap of Faith, Tash’s Ladder, Sky Bridge and the Summit Window which is 21 metres above the ground. Other students were challenged through walking on a bed of nails or holding a python. While at the camp all the students participated in an event known as the Monster Challenge, where activity groups worked as a team to complete an obstacle race, like a smaller version of Tough Mudder, where they all became drenched and covered in mud. This activity was definitely a highlight for many. 

Throughout these last two weeks, 14 Year 7 students, along with a range of Middle School and Senior School leaders have been representing Mordialloc College during speeches to the Grade 5 and 6 students of the local primary schools. Our students have been advertising our College as well as informing the primary school students of the differences between primary school and secondary college. The Year 7 students who have assisted on these visits are: Mirabelle Milner, Charlotte Zaph, Isabelle Vicendese, James Wilson, Mika Faid, Piri Faid, Olivia Cohen, Kaitlyn Farr, Claudia Siddall, Riley Gibbons, Amelie Askew, Jackson Mould, Will Fraser and Lachlan Welsh. These students have done an outstanding job in promoting Mordialloc College and should be pleased with the improvement they have shown in their public speaking over such a short period.

 

 

Year 8

The Year 8s have also had a positive start to the 2019 school year.

Throughout the term the Year 8 students have been participating in a weekly interschool sports competition against other local schools in Baseball, Softball, Volleyball, Tennis and Cricket. Everyone who has participated has represented the school to a very high level.

This year, Year 8 has taken large steps to improve student voice for all students of the cohort. Each week a different Year 8 form group has presented as part of the Year 8 assembly. So far students from 8A talked about Valentine’s Day, 8B spoke about Labour Day, 8C presented about “pay it forward” and 8D covered about epilepsy and Earth Hour. Each group has done an amazing job. This opportunity will be expanded throughout the Middle School with Year 9s beginning at the start of next term and the Year 7s beginning at the start of Term 3.

The Year 8s have also been taking part in an attendance competition. This competition is being run every term this year, where the form group with the highest percentage rate for each term will be rewarded with a lunchtime pizza party. Regular updates of attendance rates have been given throughout the term and the winner of this competition will be announced at Middle School Assembly on Monday 1 April. Again this competition is being rolled out for Years 7 and 9 from Term 2 onwards.

Next term the Year 8s have their camp to Phillip Island to look forward to. This camp will be taking place on  19  - 21 June. 

Year 9

Our Year 9 students have also had a busy term. The MEX 2.0 program is well underway with one group of students having already completed their city experience and another group having completed their community placements. 

Earlier this term the Year 9 cohort undertook a General Achievement Test (GAT) in order to practice their exam technique to prepare all the students for upcoming exams.  It was great seeing the vast majority of the Year 9 students living up to our value of ‘Personal Best’. Like the Year 7 cohort, our Year 9 students will also be completing NAPLAN early next term.

The students in the Advance program have taken part in their first camp and the students undertaking the Year 9 Outdoor Ed class have gone on their first excursion for the year and are eagerly awaiting their camp next term.

 

 

Daniel Williams

Director of Middle School

 

Important Dates

March

Thursday March 28

  • Primary School Visits
  • VCAL Whitecard (Construction Induction) Training

Friday 29

  • 7A & 7B Liveability Excursion
  • Year 11 History Holocaust Museum Excursion
  • Year 9 Advance Surf Camp Returns

April

Monday 01

  • Senior Round Robin Sports Day
  • SEAL Information Night 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Tuesday 02

  • Year 9 Boys Wellbeing Day - Sailing
  • Year 9 Girls Mind, Body, Pedal Incursion
  • SEAL Australian Geography Competition
  • VCAL Trade and Career Expo

 

 

 

Wednesday 03

  • 88th ANZAC Commemoration for SRC Students

 

Thursday 04

  • Year 10 - 12 French Film Festival
  • Year 12 Top Designs Excursion
  • Singfest 2019 Music Excursion
  • Wellbeing Morning Tea for Year 7 Parents and Carers 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Friday 05

  • Whole School House Athletics Carnival
  • Last Day of Term 1 - Early Dismissal 2:30 pm

Tuesday 23

  • Term 2 Commences

Wednesday 24

  • Teacher/Parent/Student Interviews 12 pm - 8 pm ( No classes are scheduled for this day. Students are to attend interviews with their parents in full school uniform)

Thursday 25

  • ANZAC Day Public Holiday

 
 Student Awards
 
                                                                       

Student Value Awards

Personal Best - Work to the best of your ability. Pursue excellence, try hard and constantly seek to improve.

Integrity  - Be true to yourself by doing what is right. Be honest and trustworthy.

Respect  - Treat everyone with equal consideration. Be accepting of others and their differences.

Responsibility - Be accountable for your actions. Contribute positively to the school and wider community.

Congratulations to the following students for displaying the College value of Personal Best during their Communications classes recently.  Photos are not available at this stage.

 

Year 7B Communication:

- Lucas MACKAY 

- Ellie MICHAILIDIS 

- Scarlet BROAD 

- Holly JOHNSON 

- Ella JOHNS 

- Ruby TRELOAR 

 

Year 7C Communication: 

- Nellie CLARKE 

- Darius PAPAZOGLOU 

- Brooke WRAY 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lana Paten

Chaplain

VCAL Barista Course

Last week, the Hospitality elective from VCAL participated in a barista course. Students learnt to make lattes, cappuccinos, macchiatos, long blacks and short blacks. They learnt the art of milk frothing, texturing and decorating. This certificate is a great addition to their resumes and provides them with more job opportunities in the Hospitality Industry in the future. Training was provided by the Coffee School.

 

Lisa Ip

VCAL Teacher

Year 11 & 12 VCAL Martial Arts 

On Monday 18 March,  the Year 11 & 12 VCAL students walked to Mordialloc Martial Arts in Mordialloc. We had an introductory class where we were taught the basics of kick boxing and self-defence. We did a range of drills including the five hit combo, front kick, side kick, and round house. We learnt how to clap strike and open palm strike. David was patient, experienced and had a sense of humour. We enjoyed this learning experience. Thank you to David MacSporran of Mordialloc Martial Arts.

 

Year 11 and 12 VCAL, Personal Development Skills: Sport and Recreation

 

 

 

Megan Dixon

VCAL Teacher

World's Greatest Shave Fundraiser

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 their legs waxed or by paying the gold coin entry to watch the event in the Learning Centre.

Special thanks to the following students-Lucinda Cameron, Aiden Boyd, Mika Faid, Portia Matthews, Josh Bell, Harry Kelly, Ashleigh Mc Culloch, Reily Maurice, Dylan Henderson, Jordan Walklate and Liam Smith.

 Also to our staff members getting their head shaved- Michael Haber (and beard shave) and Tim Watson. A special thanks to Justin Wischusen for his beard shave.

Also to our helpers cutting the hair- Liz Commons, Loretta Ilott, Adele Stevenson and Miranda Miller (Year 12 student).

Together we raised over $2846 - a fantastic effort !!

 

 

 

Jacky Campbell & Alex Brown

(SRC Coordinators)

Invitation to Year 7 Parents and Carers from the Wellbeing Team

 

House Athletics

 

Holiday Information from Metro Trains

Train Line Works

 

Passengers are advised to plan ahead to avoid long delays as much-needed upgrades across the network are scheduled to take place during the April holiday period. 

Throughout April works will take place to build the eastern entrance of the Metro Tunnel, remove the dangerous level crossing at Carrum and upgrade power and signalling across the network.

 

It is expected to be busier than usual on other public transport services and roads.

 

To avoid increased delays and congestion, here are some tips:

 

  • Avoid peak times and travel before 7am or after 9am
  • If you can, arrive in the City before 7am – make the most of the Early Bird Fare. Touch off before 7.15am and your train travel is free.
  • Visit ptv.vic.gov.au for up to date public transport information.

 

Please note, buses will replace trains on the Cranbourne, Pakenham and Frankston lines on Tuesday 23 April, the first day of Term 2 for many schools. 

 

Whilst we recognise the majority of these works take place during the school holidays, we encourage staff and students to plan their journey in advance during this period.

 

Buses replace trains in March and April

Cranbourne and Pakenham lines

Passengers are advised to allow an extra 60 minutes to their journey, noting that it may be busier during peak times.

 

Dates:

Buses replace trains between:

11pm Friday 22 March to last train Sunday 24 March

Flinders Street and Caulfield

First train to 9pm Wednesday 27 March

Westall, Cranbourne and Pakenham

8pm to last train Wednesday 27 March

Caulfield, Cranbourne and Pakenham

Thursday 28 March, first train to last train

Westall, Cranbourne and Pakenham

11:30pm Friday 5 April to 1am Saturday 13 April

Flinders Street and Caulfield

Monday 8 April to Wednesday 10 April, 8pm* to last train each night

Dandenong, Cranbourne and Pakenham

1am Saturday 13 April to last train Sunday 14 April

Flinders Street and Westall

Monday 15 April to Thursday 18 April, first train to last train

Flinders Street and Caulfield

Friday 19 April to Sunday 21 April, first train to last train

Flinders Street and Westall

Monday 22 April to Tuesday 23 April, first train to last train

Flinders Street and Caulfield

 

Frankston and Stony Point lines

Passengers are advised to allow an extra 60 minutes to their journey, noting that it may be busier during peak times.

 

Dates:

Buses replace trains between:

11pm* Friday 22 March to last train Sunday 24 March

Flinders Street and Caulfield

Monday 1 April to Wednesday 3 April, first train to last train

Mordialloc and Frankston

11:30pm Friday 5 April to 1:00am Saturday 13 April

Flinders Street and Caulfield

11:30pm Friday 5 April to last train Tuesday 23 April

Frankston and Stony Point

1am Saturday 13 April to last train Sunday 14 April

Flinders Street and Moorabbin

Monday 15 April to Thursday 18 April, first train to last train

Flinders Street and Caulfield

Friday 19 April to Sunday 21 April, first train to last train

Flinders Street and Moorabbin

Monday 22 April to Tuesday 23 April, first train to last train

Flinders Street and Caulfield


Sandringham Line – weekends and Easter

Passengers are advised to allow an extra 45 minutes to their journey, noting that it may be busier during peak times.

 

Dates:

Buses replace trains between:

11pm Friday 22 March to last train Sunday 24 March

Flinders Street and Sandringham

11:30pm Friday 5 April to 12pm Saturday 6 April

Flinders Street and Sandringham

1am Saturday 13 to last train Sunday 14 April

Flinders Street and Sandringham

Friday 19 April to Sunday 21 April, first train to last train

Flinders Street and Sandringham

First train Monday 22 April to 12:30pm** Monday
22 April

Flinders Street and Sandringham

7:30pm* Monday 22 April to last train Monday 22 April

Flinders Street and Sandringham

** Train services return 12.30pm to 7.30pm on Monday 22 April.

Glen Waverley Line

Passengers are advised to allow an extra 45 minutes to their journey while buses replace trains. It will be busier than usual due to the weekday closures of the Cranbourne, Pakenham and Frankston lines, so during weekdays passengers should plan ahead to avoid long delays.

 

Dates:

Buses replace trains between:

1am* Saturday 13 April to last train Sunday 14 April

Burnley and Darling


Mernda Line

Passengers are advised to allow an extra 45 minutes to their journey while buses replace trains.

Dates:

Buses replace trains between:

Monday 1 April to Tuesday 2 April, 8.30pm each night to last train

Parliament and Clifton Hill

Wednesday 3 April, after 8.30pm to last train

Parliament and Epping

Thursday 4 April to Tuesday 9 April

Thornbury and Epping

 

An altered timetable will be in effect in April, and other planned or unplanned disruptions may occur during this period. For journey planning, service information and up-to-date timetable information, visit ptv.vic.gov.au or call 1800 800 007. For information about roads visit vicroads.vic.gov.au.

For more information about these projects, visit bigbuild.vic.gov.au or call 1800 105 105.

We thank you for your patience as we work towards delivering an upgraded transport network for Melbourne’s growing population.


*Dates and times are approximate only and may change.

 

 

 

Community News

Dobsons School Uniform Shop Trading Hours for Term 1 2019

Monday 8:30 am - 11:30 am

Wednesday 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm

 

Please see below for extra opening hours

Sat April 6  9.00am – 12.00pm

Wed April 17 10.00am – 3.00pm

Tue April 23 8.30am – 11.30am (Easter Tuesday)

Wed April 24 12.30pm – 4.00pm (return to normal)

 

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

 

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

Visit the new, improved website Dobsons.com.au for information and pricing 'Click and Collect' is available.

Carrum - Patterson Lakes Junior Football Club

 

Bayside Mobile Blood Bank Serivces

 

Aspendale Gardens Community Centre

 

Chelsea Dolphins Baseball Club

 

Students With Additional Needs Information Evening

 

Opportunity to Participate in a Study being done by Monash University

 

Glen Eira Council 'This Girl Can' Event

Glen Eira Leisure have received a grant through VicHealthto deliver an event for This Girl Can Vic.

 

They are running an event that aims to empower, encourage and inspire women to become physically active in a fun and accessible way to include all. On Sunday April 7, they are running a FREE Mega Fitness Class, followed by some light refreshments to encourage conversation and social connection. This will be complimented by a panel discussion with guest speakers. This includes, Chloe Molloy (Collingwood Football Club), Angie Green (Stand Up Events), Libby Dewar (Attendant Support Program Coordinator) and Julie (GESAC Member, Mum, Marathon Runner).

 

The Event is age appropriate for 12 years and older. Glen Eira Council are encouraging mothers and daughters to attend this event together.

College News
Mordialloc College Price List 2018.pdf
TOPS_with bitly URL.pdf
TOPS Parent explanatory statement 1.7.pdf
Cran Pak Frankston brochure.pdf
Glen Waverley brochure.pdf
Sandringham brochure.pdf