What a term to celebrate! Our annual Athletics Carnival was held on the 24th May and it was fantastic to see so many students participating in their house colours.

Volleyball is a sport that is extremely popular here at Mooroolbark College and with the help of our new sport’s coach Peter, a select number of our students have been chosen to be involved in an athlete training program where they will develop their skills and teamwork capabilities. Our sights are firmly set on the state championships this year, as we have had many successful division attempts across all year levels. I’d like to thank John Nichol for pioneering this program to better engage and support our Burmese community. I would also like to thank Peter for his efforts in training, supporting and nurturing the students’ raw talent. If any students are interested in joining the program, training is held on Tuesdays and Thursdays after school in the ECA at 3:00pm.

Inter-School Sports have been a huge part of Term 2 and I want to thank our parent community, teaching staff and our amazing students for getting involved, having a go at something new and making some fantastic memories along the way. We have had more students participating in Inter-School Sports than ever before. I would also like to congratulate all students who participated in District Cross-Country. Please see the Inter-School Sports update for more information.

A special mention to all the fantastic Leadership Development students who led an incredible semester of the Peer Support Program for our Year 7 students. As teachers, it is awesome to see the younger generation of leaders coming in and supporting our Year 7s and even teaching the teachers a thing or two. The connections and learnings made during Health was a joy to see. Not only do the Year 7s have a grasp of a range of new Health topics but they have also gained some extra friendly faces in the school yard.

Finally, I’d like to wish all students, parents and guardians a safe and happy holiday as we head into Term 3. As students partake in new semester-based subjects in Term 3 and 4, I look forward to the many works they produce and the learnings they gain.


Stephanie Todd
Health and Physical Education Key Learning Head