Dear Students, Families and Community Members,
It is extraordinary to think that we have only seen three weeks pass in Term Three, given the amount of activities and events that have already occurred.
2020 Subject Selections
Year 9, 10 and 11 students have now had their Course Counselling Days where they have submitted their 2020 subjects. To ensure all students’ needs are considered, each student attended a meeting with a key staff member to discuss their current results, prerequisites for further studies and their preferences for 2020. Any students who missed their appointment or were not able to attend their day are to speak with either their Year Level Coordinator or one of the Assistant Principals to complete the course counselling session.
Our Year 8 students attended their Course Information Session after school on Tuesday 23 July where they learned more about Year 9, its unique programs such as MEX 2.0 and Student Leadership as well as our Advance and Outdoor Education courses. Year 8 students have until midnight on Thursday 8 August to submit their preferences. This can be done by going to https://spring.edval.education/login and entering a unique WebCode. Information sheets containing their unique WebCode were distributed in Home Group Meetings on Wednesday 31 July. If any student has misplaced their information sheet, they can ask Beth in the EZ Office for a new one.
Tuesday 23 July was a huge day for our Year 8 students as this was also when their Marketing Madness Expo was held. And what an expo it was! I was so impressed by so many creations. They were well-constructed items, highlighting various ways of using their imagination, interpersonal skills and marketing prowess.
From here, all of our students’ subject selections will be collated and placed into blocks to maximise student satisfaction. Other factors in creating next year’s timetable include facilities and staffing. We need to maximise the use of all our rooms and staffing expertise while factoring in that we are continuing to grow in student numbers.
Year 7 Discovery
Our Year 7 students have also had an exciting start to this term when they were able to attend the Melbourne Aquarium as part of their Discovery Course. They went on a guided tour and learnt about classifications of different species and ecosystems.
As it is Term Three, all students are expected to continue wearing the correct full winter uniform - this includes to and from school each day. Girls' grey pants are being introduced this term. If you are interested, please enquire at our Uniform Shop. Our Student Representative Council members will be asked to review other aspects of our uniform including the school bag and the possibility of a school beanie and/ or scarf.
Learning Area Weeks
Last term we saw our Health and PE run a very successful Learning Area Week and our Language Learning Area held their Cultural Diversity Week in Term One. This term, we have many more Learning Areas highlighting their subjects and skills through various activities and events. Numeracy Week has already been held, Literacy Week is currently happening. Still to come are:
- Week 5 (12/08/19 – 16/08/19) Science Week
- Week 7 (02/09/19 – 06/09/19) Humanities Week
Keep an eye out for further details via Compass Newsfeeds and upcoming Newsletter articles.
College Production – Footloose (Wednesday 21 August – Saturday 24 August)
It is official. We have now sold out all four evening performances in Week Six of this term. Congratulations Production Team! We have 60 students involved in the production this year which is a fantastic representation of our student population. I am very much looking forward to seeing my first production at Mordialloc College.
Parent Teacher Interviews
This term, we will be conducting interviews for all students across Years 7 – 12. Parent Teacher Interviews will be held on Wednesday 28 August from 2:00 pm until 7:30 pm. Further information will be made available for all families in coming weeks. We hope to see as many families as possible on this date.