College News

02 March 2018
Issue Four
Assistant Principal's Update
Important Dates
   Student Awards                                                                          
Year 7 Camp 
International Student News
House Athletics
Community News
Mordialloc College
(03) 9580 1184
1 Station Street
Aspendale, Victoria, 3196

Assistant Principal's Update

Assistant Principal's Update

Dear Families, Students and Community members,


We are now using Compass for many key aspects of school life, including:


• Learning Tasks so you can view your child’s performance in Benchmark Tasks and SACs
• Progress and Semester Reports
• Student data tracking – NAPLAN and other assessment data
• Booking Parent/Teacher Interviews
• Monitoring attendance and authorising absences
• Paying for camps and excursions
• Giving consent for sport, camps, and excursions
• Contacting teachers via email


At the end of Week 8, all grades and comments for Benchmark Tasks and SACs that have been completed, marked, and moderated will be visible. This will be closely followed by Semester One Progress Reports which will be released for all students at Mordialloc College and will help to inform discussions at Parent/Teacher Interviews.


It is crucial that parents log in to Compass to book appointments for Parent/Teacher Interviews and check the Learning Tasks tab and Progress Reports.


SAC results will be reported using a school based assessment scale that aligns with VCAA assessment advice for each individual subject. This scale ranges from Very Low to Very High:

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.






Benchmark Tasks are reported using the Victorian Curriculum levels of:

Benchmark tasks will also be accompanied by short comments focussed on what your child achieved and how they can improve.


An additional assessment will be conducted for Year 9 students on March 13. The results of this will allow teachers to better meet the needs of all students and better inform the development of Year 9 exams and the course counselling process in Term 3.



There continues to be a lot happening at Mordialloc College and this week we have already had over 100 student leaders presented with their badges by Tim Richardson MP and Monica Bladier, representing Mark Dreyfus QC MP at a whole school assembly. There was also a Working Bee to finish the extension of the kitchen garden where several staff and VCAL students worked tirelessly in the heat to keep the project on track.


Lastly, a huge congratulation on behalf of the Mordialloc College community to two of our students: Vuna Ofahengaue for his success in the Athletics Victoria Junior Track & Field Championships where he won a Silver Medal in the U15 Shotput, Bronze Medal in 200m hurdles, and a Bronze Medal in Discus. He will now be traveling to Sydney 12-15th March to compete in Australian Athletics Junior Championships. Congratulations to Erin Reilly who also won a Bronze Medal in Javelin at the State Championships.



Mr. Andrew Moffat

Assistant Principal




Important Dates


Tuesday 6

  • Mordialloc College/Mordialloc Police Life Saving Competition

Wednesday 7

  • School Photo Mop Up Day
  • Yr 9 Advance Surf Camp until Friday 9
  • Yr 9- 12 French Film Festival
  • Yr 8 Incursion Show Some Respect

Friday 9

  • Yr 12 Luna Park Physics Excursion
  • Yr 7 Immunisations

Monday 12

  • Labour Day Public Holiday

Thursday 15

  • Yr 9 Advance Snorkelling

Friday 16

  • World Challenge Training Hike until Saturday 17
  • Facilities Meeting
  • Yr 12 Geography Field Study

​​Monday 19

  • Yr 8 Coastal Excursion to Cape Schank - 8B, 8C & 8F
  • Finance Meeting

Tuesday 20

  • Yr 8 Coastal Excursion to Cape Schank -8A, 8D & 8E

Thursday 22

  • Intermediate Round Robin
  • School Council - AGM
  • Yr 8 Coastal Excursion to Cape Schank - 8G & 8H

Monday 27

  • Senior Round Robin

Wednesday 28

  • Parent/Student/Teacher Interviews 3pm - 6:30pm

Thursday 29

  • House Athletics
  • End of Term 1


 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.


Responsibility and Personal Best: For showing respect and working  enthusiastically with residents on placement. The school received a complimentary letter about these students from their work placement supervisor. 


Lauren Ditchfield








Liam Johnson



Harry Weatherburn

Robert Huber



Lana Paten


Year 7 Camp 

Year 7 Camp

This year the year 7’s and I went to The Summit camp in Trafalgar. We got to get to know people that we haven’t met before. There were so many activities and new challenges that we had to face. The staff were encouraging and so supportive throughout the time we were there. I was in a group with Ms Gorman. What I really enjoyed was the monster course. I was lucky enough to be recognised by my group for showing positive values such as courage and my reward was that I was chosen to take a ride in a REAL ARMY TANK!! I would like to thank the teachers for taking us to a wonderful camp.

By Zoe Chiotellis 7B

International Student News

Chinese New Year Party

On Monday night 19/02/18 our thirty-nine international students including students from our local language schools attended a Chinese New Year Party at the House of Delight in Glen Waverley.

As this was the first time some of the students were away from their home in China at the time of Chinese New Year - it is the year of the Dog - it was very special for them to be with their schoolmates to celebrate Chinese New Year in Melbourne. All the students were very excited that the College arranged this celebration for them and they all enjoyed their time at the New Year party very much.

International student team leader Carl Gao made a short speech to the group. Their parents were able to view the party via WeChat as it happened. All the parents would like to thank the College for arranging this party to celebrate Chinese New Year for their kids. They are very happy that Mordialloc College is like a very large family for their children.


Li Ping Virgo

International Student Coordinator. 

House Athletics

House Athletics



SEAL Registrations for 2019 are now open

We are very excited to announce that applications are now open for our 2019 SEAL Program Entrance Exam. Please visit the College website to access the registration portal Registrations will close on Friday 27 April 2018.


In 2018, we will continue to use Edutest as our testing provider for their extremely comprehensive aptitude and ability based tests. Edutest also provides online practise tests for students, to help you and your child gain a better understanding of the style and format of the exams, and to make them feel more comfortable with the style of questions presented


Alice Leppin

Community News

Dobsons  School Uniform Shop Trading Hours for Term 1 2018

Monday 8:30 am - 11:30 am

Wednesday 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm 


Phone 9587 0738

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

2018 Kickstart and All Nations


SIDA Basketball Clinic

Kingston Youth Services are currently running a free basketball clinic located at Aspendale Gardens Community Centre 


Mordialloc Redbacks


Seaford Junior Football Club

The Seaford Junior FC are looking for girls of all ages to play in season 2018. 
No experience necessary, just come along and join in the fun. 
Contact the Prez on 0435 900 674 or via email


Chelsea Basketball Stadium Girls Teams 


Chelsea Basketball Stadium are interested in promoting girls in sport. If any new Primary School level girls team want to enter a team on their own, without being aligned to a club, they will receive 20% discount on their registration. The winter season will start mid April.

For more information please email


Edi-Asp Junior Football Club


Student Exchange Australia New Zealand


Host Families needed for


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