College News

05 September 2019
Issue Twenty-seven
Instructional Coach Update
Important Dates
   Student Awards                                                                          
 Elevate Information Session   for Parents and Students
Community News
Mordialloc College
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Aspendale, Victoria, 3196

Instructional Coach Update


Dear Families, Students and Community Members,


We have had a jam-packed Term 3 and, with the end fast approaching, we would like to thank parents and students for taking the time to attend parent-teacher interviews last Wednesday, in place of the Student Led Conferences, with the change being made based on parent feedback. We hope that it provided valuable information for students on their achievements this year and improvements that can be made for the remainder of Term 3 and Term 4, especially with a view to Headstart beginning in Week 7 of Term 4. This is when students begin their studies in their new subjects and classes for 2020. If you would like to provide any feedback for the improvement of the Parent Teacher Interview format, please email the College at the following address

A reminder to parents and students to check Compass updates with regards to Learning Task outcomes and comments from teachers on all benchmark tasks throughout the term. This provides students with a guide as to how they are performing and areas for improvement. As one of our College values is “Personal Best”, we encourage students to use the feedback to demonstrate continuous improvement, no matter what their level of ability.

Progress Reports for students will be available on Compass in the last week of term.



Subject Weeks have been held this term to promote and celebrate all Learning Areas. We thank all students who have participated in daily activities, with house points and prizes being awarded for competitions, and all teachers who have organised and supervised activities throughout the week. These subject weeks are an important opportunity to promote and celebrate each of the subject areas and to pique student interest in specific subjects areas.




The Education Department has engaged the Career Education Association of Victoria (CEAV), which will be working with Career Analysts Pty Ltd, to deliver the professional career planning service for all Year 9 students in Victorian government schools.

All Year 9 students took part in the Morrisby Online career diagnostic assessment on Tuesday 3 August. This took approximately two hours. Following the assessment, both students and their parents will be encouraged to consider the information, which will be available from Thursday, and answer some questions in preparation for a 1:1 career counselling session to be held in Term 4. This will be conducted by a qualified, external career practitioner, and will be carried out during school hours and on school premises. The discussions will include short-term specific subject choices as well as training, higher education and employment pathways and options.

Written interview notes summarising the counselling session and any action points will be provided to the school.  The outcome of this process will be to improve the quality and understanding of pathways for Year 9 students.

Well done to all the Year 9 students for their participation and we look forward to students being able to select relevant future pathways based on the advice given.



This week brings the release of our NAPLAN data. As always, we continue to emphasise the importance of the Literacy and Numeracy data to inform our whole school curriculum planning with regards to teaching and learning in the coming weeks.


Our Principal, Michelle Roberts, was interviewed by The Age regarding Mordialloc College’s improved Year 9 NAPLAN results over the past few years, which bucks the national trends for Year 9 NAPLAN results. Congratulations to Aaliyah Zaph who added thoughtful insight into the possible addition of a proficiency certificate associated with the NAPLAN results. The full article can be read on the link below:



Bryony Lowe

Instructional Coach and Learning Specialist

Important Dates


Friday 06

  • Year 7 - 10 SEAL Fizzics Science Show Period 1

Monday 09

  • Applied Learning Travel Challenge
  • Year 8 A, B, G & H Medieval Day Incursion


Tuesday 10

  • Year 8 C, D, E & F Medieval Day Incursion
  • Year 9 Outdoor Education Adventure Camp until Friday 13
  • VCE Compulsory English Study Session in The Space 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Wednesday 11

  • Connect Education Business Management Incursion
  • Gender Education - Transgender Victoria Guest Speaker

Friday 13

  • Interschool Chess Tournament
  • Year 8 Hockey Gala Day
  • Year 8 Table Tennis Gala Day
  • Interschool Handball Competition

 Student Awards

Student Values 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.




Personal Best – Jack Crowe for his outstanding leadership and initiative in starting up and producing the first edition of a student magazine. Fantastic effort, Jack.




Lana Paten


 Elevate Information Session   for Parents and Students

Dear Parent and Carers,

Have you ever wanted to better support your child with developing effective study habits? The Mordialloc College Student Voice Committee has the perfect event for you!


In partnership with Elevate Education, the Year 7-9 Study Skills - Parent Information Evening is going to be held on Tuesday 17 September at 6pm in the PAC.

This is a wonderful opportunity to guide your child to study success. You will gain many skills that will help you to better support your child with their studies. The study techniques that will be shared during the session will reinforce great study habits for your child at home.

Bring your child along to the night to share this experience and develop a shared understanding of successful study techniques through an interactive session. The outcomes of this seminar are: to help you to get your child motivated, manage their time effectively and learn practical study tips. Please visit the link below, to register your interest:

Register here:

Proudly brought to you by

 Mordialloc College Student Voice Committee and Elevate Education.

Community News

Dobsons School Uniform Shop Trading Hours for Term 3 2019

Monday 8:30 am - 11:30 am

Wednesday 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm


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 for information and pricing 'Click and Collect' is available.

Brown's Reserve Pump Station Update

The Brown's Reserve Pump Station upgrade is ongoing. There is a temporary fence up around the area and it is important to remind the community that this area is still a no go zone. Please remind your children, if they use this part of the park, to NOT ride through the fenced off area as it is dangerous. In coming weeks there will be large trenches dug and cranes on the site.  Please do NOT go inside the area for any reason. If you are given instructions  by construction or South East Water staff follow them as it is your safety they are concerned  about.

Please see the attached document regarding the works.


Aspendale Life Saving Club Open Day


Highett Neighbourhood House


Kingston Libraries September School Holiday activities

Kingston Libraries’ September school holiday program has just been released and bookings will open this Friday 6 September. The program offers a range of free activities including craft, robotics, movie screenings, theatrical performances, sports stars and gaming, for ages 3 to 18. Bookings are essential for all events so please promote to your school community and encourage them to book early to avoid missing out.


The program can be found online here -


Please note that for families with younger siblings, our Storytime and Tiny Tots programs continue as normal throughout the school holidays – no bookings necessary. See here for details -

St. Brigid's St. Louis Cricket Club


Edithvale Aspendale AFLW


Chelsea Basketball Rep Tryouts


College News
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