Mobile Phone Policy
The Mooroolbark College Council is currently reviewing the Mobile Phone Policy prior to the beginning of 2020. The College Council has asked the Student Representative Council to seek input from students on their behalf and will also be seeking input from parents and staff. In essence, the intention of the policy will be to ensure a safe physical and emotional learning and working environment for students and staff. To create an environment which promotes effective and quality teaching and learning, and ensures young people are connected in an appropriate social manner whilst at school.
End of Semester Two
The semester is drawing to a close with assessments now being finalised. Our Year 10 and 11 students are currently undertaking their end of unit exams. I want to congratulate them on their dedication to their studies and the way they have approached their exams. Friday 14th June is Report Writing Day and staff are currently preparing to write reports. Classes do not operate on this day and students are not required at school, the College Office will be closed between 10.00 am and 12.00 pm.
Lilydale District Network – Shared Practice Staff Meetings Lilydale District Network of Schools – working together!
There is a great deal of evidence to suggest that when networks of schools work collaboratively, student achievement is optimised. The Lilydale Network of schools including both primary and secondary are very pleased to be able to work closely to take the education of our students to the next level. At Mooroolbark College on Wednesday May 15, as part of an ongoing shared practice agenda, our staff along with staff from Yarra Hills SC, Pembroke Primary School, Kilsyth Primary School, Manchester Primary School, Mooroolbark East Primary School and Billanook Primary School staff worked together to explore the value of formative assessment for student learning. All staff brought along examples of formative assessments which they use in class to evaluate the progress and achievement of all of their students. They also heard from expert teachers who have the latest in evidence based teaching strategies that will ensure our students benefit when the teachers return to the classroom. The opportunity for our teachers to come together and share ideas is also an important part of the shared practice program. We look forward to continuing the ongoing professional learning that engages and inspires our teachers into the future.
Prior to the beginning of Semester 2, many families take the opportunity to restock school uniform requirements. The only shoes that can be worn are leather (or vinyl) school schools. Examples of appropriate school shoes can be accessed on Compass under school documentation.
The support of parents/guardians in relation to uniform would be greatly appreciated in delivering a high standard of appearance for students and pride in our College. School Uniform Policy is determined by College Council and is reviewed on a regular basis
Access to Compass
All parents and guardians are issued with an individual log in for Compass. This allows you to view your child’s attendance, submission of work and see what is currently happening for your child via the news feed. If you cannot access compass, please contact the College on 9727 8100 and one of the College’s ICT Technicians will be able to support you.