A huge congratulations to all staff and students who ran a brilliant open night for 2021!

As always with the end of day light savings, running activities outside can be a daunting task, however, the night proved to be a great success with only a few patches of drizzle. This allowed for our wonderful student helpers from our select entry programs Talented Sports and Advance Sports Leadership to put on a show, highlighting just some of our amazing activities that we have on offer at Mooroolbark College. These included 9-Square, Bat Tennis and Ultimate Frisbee. It was awesome to see so many children, parents and teachers getting involved, especially to shake off the chilly evening.

The Health and Physical Education display consisted of an array of student work from all year levels 7-12. Some of the works included – Year 7 Health – Peer Support Program, Year 7 Time Capsules, Year 9 Health workbooks and Mental Health Choose Your Own Adventure CATs, Year 10 Health and Human Development Community Assignments and VCE Outdoor Education and Environmental Studies Dioramas.

A huge thank you to Paul Ryan and Lachlan Mann and their exceptional student leaders that came to support the night, engaging with our prospective student and parent community and helping with the set up and pack up of the evening. True leadership shines when those who seek growth, push themselves outside of their comfort zone and dedicate themselves to sharing their experiences with others. This was displayed eloquently throughout the night and the student’s knowledge and professionalism was not only an asset to the college but a credit to the hard work they have been doing in their respective subjects. It is easy for teachers to talk to their subjects however, it is truly the students that are the stars of the night.

With the re-commencement of Inter-School Sports this year, it was the perfect opportunity to highlight some of the amazing accolades that our teams have achieved so far this year including Divisional Volleyball and State Swimming just to name a few. Thank you to Ryan Exon, our Inter-school Sports Coordinator, who has worked tirelessly putting together teams and training in sports such as Volleyball, Cricket and Tennis during Term 1. Term 2 sports are up and running already – so please see your Compass Newsfeed for the Microsoft Forms sign up link or see Mr. Exon in the Maths office if you have any questions.

Stephanie Todd
Health & PE Key Learning Head