College News

25 July 2019
Issue Twenty-one
Learning Specialist - VCE Achievement Update
Important Dates
   Student Awards                                                                          
SRC Fundraiser
Frankston Line Disruptions
Cold and Flu Season Information
Community News
Mordialloc College
(03) 9580 1184
1 Station Street
Aspendale, Victoria, 3196

Learning Specialist - VCE Achievement Update

Dear Families, Students and Community Members,


The heart of my work is coaching VCE teachers to further develop their practice so that all of our students can achieve their personal best. Another focus of my role is to further develop the study skills of our Yr 10-12 students which is what I want the focus of my editorial to be today.


Year 12 Students

Our Year 12 students have only 7 weeks of content time left before they move into the revision phase of their studies in preparation for exams. This is a very stressful time for these students so checking in with them and their teachers is incredibly important, not only for their outcomes but their wellbeing. We have Parent Teacher Interviews coming up on Wednesday 28 August and taking this last chance to meet with your students’ teachers about their progress and their next steps is essential. 


On that note, Year 12 Practice Exams will begin on  16 September. Students have recently completed an Elevate session on the best techniques to assist them in preparing for their exams. The crux of the session was that students were encouraged to complete practice exams, identify areas of weakness, seek help from their teachers, finish their study notes at least 3 weeks prior to exams, and create study groups to assist them in their understanding of the content. Study is in addition to homework that teachers are already setting, so students should be regularly reviewing their notes and beginning to complete practice exams on the content they have already covered at this stage.


Year 11 Students

Our Year 11 students have only 12 weeks of content left before they too move into the revision phase of their studies in preparation for their practice exams in November. This year, we have changed the format of Year 11 study periods so that each class of students has their own room and a teacher supervising them during this time. Students are expected to be completing study and homework in these four sessions per fortnight. It is an excellent opportunity for these students to have quiet focused time to complete their study. Having a quiet environment where students can study and complete practice pieces is an important element in preparing students for exams. They should replicate this at home by ensuring that they have a dedicated area for study that is quiet and distraction free. Studies have shown that students who study in a quiet environment will have better results in their exams as they are completed in a similar setting. 


Year 10 Students

Our Year 10 students have only recently entered into their second semester and are settling into their new subjects. They also have only 12 weeks of content left before they too move into the revision phase of their studies in preparation for their practice exams in November. A compulsory element of the Year 10 course is Industry and Enterprise. So far this year students have completed Outcome 1 and 2 of their studies and have completed work experience. The participation in work experience enabled students to gain a valuable insight into what their day-to-day life might be like in a career of their choosing, which will hopefully assist them when completing Course Counselling this week.


This term students will be completing Outcome 3 of Industry and Enterprise which will enable them to look at issues within the workplace and how they might resolve them. Students will be completing a SAC on Wednesday 21st of August to demonstrate their understanding of this outcome. After this, we will be moving into working with students on building their study skills in the lead up to exams.


Finally, all students can benefit from developing good study habits and homework routines as early as possible. Talk with your students about how they are forming these habits and speak to the teachers about how they can best form these habits.


Amy Webber

Learning Specialist - VCE Achievement


Important Dates


Thursday 25

  • Year 11 Psychology Excursion
  • Year 10 VCAL Dare2B Conference
  • Monash University VCE PE Enrichment Program
  • MEX 9A Looking Around Data Collection

Friday 26

  • Year 10 into Year 11 Course Counselling
  • Year 7 A, F & H Melbourne Aquarium Excursion

Tuesday 30

  • Year 9 and Year 10 SEAL Course Counselling in the HUB
  • Program Development Committee Meeting 3:30 pm

Wednesday 31

  • 2019 Olympiad Competition


Thursday 01

  • Mex 9B Community Placements
  • Year 9 into Year 10 Course Counselling in the Hub

Friday 02

  • Facilities Meeting 8:00 am
  • 7E & 7G Melbourne Aquarium Excursion
  • 11 HIS4 and 11HIS5 Vietnam War Excursion
  • Jeans for Genes Day Gold Coin Donation

Monday 05

  • Year 10 History World War 2 Excursion
  • Finance Meeting 4:00 pm

Tuesday 06

  • Program Development Committee Meeting 3:30 pm

Thursday 08

  • Year 7 Parent Morning Tea 9:00 am -10:00 am in Wellbeing
  • VCE Berthe Mouchette French Oral Assessment
  • Year 8 and Year 9 Japanese Film Festival Excursion
  • School Council Meeting 5:00 pm

Friday 09

  • Year 12 Drama 1 VCE Drama Solo Workshop

 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.

Congratulations to the Year 7 students below for achieving their personal best in English during Semester One - well done.



Lana Paten


SRC Fundraiser



Friday 2 AUGUST


The SRC would like everyone to come in their favourite jeans and make a gold coin donation on Friday 2 August. Every dollar raised helps scientists at the Children's Medical Research Institute discover treatments and cures, to give every child the opportunity to live a long and healthy life. 



Ms Campbell and Mrs Brown

SRC Coordinators





Frankston Line Disruptions

Dear school community,

This email is to notify you about changes to train services on the Frankston line in July, while maintenance and level crossing removal works take place.


Planned rail disruptions

Busses will replace trains on sections of the Frankston Line at the following times:

  • From 8.20pm Friday 19 July to last train Sunday 28 July, buses will replace trains between Mordialloc and Stony Point.
  • From 7.50pm to last train each night, Sunday 21 July to Wednesday 24 July, buses will replace trains between Moorabbin and Frankston.

Plan your journey at or call 1800 800 007.


Journey planning

During the planned disruption:

  • A range of different bus services will operate to make passenger’s journeys as direct as possible
  • Customer service staff will be on the ground to help students reach their destination
  • Passengers should allow an extra 35 minutes for their journey


Carrum Station closure

Carrum Station is closed until early 2020, Frankston line trains run express through Carrum. A shuttle bus will operate between Bonbeach and Seaford stations to connect Carrum Station passengers to train services.

If anyone within your organisation would like to speak directly to a project representative about the project they can contact us on 1800 105 105 or email


Attached is our detailed brochure for you to provide to your students, staff and members of your school community to assist with their journey planning in late July.


We thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.


Schools Engagement Team

Level Crossing Removal Project – Southern Program Alliance

116 Balcombe Road, Mentone VIC 3194 Australia






Cold and Flu Season Information

Responding to the cold and flu season

Here are three key steps to keep your school happy and healthy.

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) advise that influenza is increasing throughout Victoria. Schools are also reporting higher rates of students affected by influenza.

School responses to influenza

Follow these important steps to respond to students affected by influenza at school: 

  1. Encourage students with cold or flu-like symptoms to seek medical attention. Common flu-like symptoms include a high fever, a cough, a runny nose, loss of appetite, body aches and feeling extremely weak and tired. Diagnosis should only be made by a medical practitioner.
  2. Any students with colds or flu-like symptoms should limit contact with others and stay at home until their symptoms have passed.
  3. If a student becomes ill at school with these symptoms, contact the family and arrange to pick up the student.
  4. Good general hygiene is the best defence against infection. Encourage students to wash their hands regularly. Ask them to cover their nose and mouth when sneezing and coughing.

Department of 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.


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