Principal Report

Principal Report

As the 2017 school year ends, I sincerely want to thank and acknowledge the work of the Mooroolbark College staff, students and parents in making the year a great year for Mooroolbark College.

The school will see many changes in 2018: 220 new Year 7 students will commence their secondary education on Wednesday 31st January; a new group of Year 12 students will occupy the Senior Study Centre; the new multipurpose room will be opened; students in Year 7 will be studying 21st Century Learning for the first time; new technology electives will start at Year 9 and 10; media classes will be using drones and much more. 

At the end of 2017 we will also be farewelling the following staff:

• Graham Small - Technology

• Marjory Snelling – Technology

• Sandra Wood - Technology

• David Innes – Mathematics

• Jacquie Robinson – Mathematics

• Courtney Dodd – Science

• Hazemin Catallo – Mathematics

• Judy Patten – Student Support

These staff have made a wonderful contribution to the College and we wish them all the best.

2017 Awards Night

On Tuesday night we held the 2017 Awards Night.  During the evening academic, endeavour, sporting and leadership awards were presented.  In addition the College Dux and All Rounder Awards were also presented.  Congratulations to the following students who received these awards.

Dux Award 2017

• Chloe Neagle – Year 12

• Megan O’Rorke – Year 11

• Kellie Stevens – Year 10

• Shae Libbis – Year 9

• Caitlyn O’Rorke – Year 8

• Hayley Knight – Year 7

All Rounder Award 2017

• Ben Donald Wilson – Year 12

• Sharhi Webb – Year 11

• Jack Scholfield – Year 10

• Jason Kennedy – Year 9

• Jordyn Doevelaar – Year 8

• Tanayah Godley – Year 7

Congratulations to these students and to all students who received an award on the night.

College Office Hours

The College office will be open from Monday 22nd January to Thursday 25th January from 10.00 am to 2.00 pm and will open as normal from Monday 29th January.

Finally I would like to wish everyone a safe and Happy Christmas.  I hope everyone has the opportunity to take time to relax with their families during the break and I am looking forward to seeing everyone at the beginning of 2018.

Ann Stratford

Important changes for students using public transport

Important changes for students using public transport

From 1 January 2018, the PTV School student ID and student pass application form will only be available online at https://www.ptv.vic.gov.au/tickets/fares/concession/school-students/

Hard copies will not be available from stations and PTV Hubs.


How do I get a Student Pass?

To get a Student Pass, you need to apply for a PTV School Student ID. The PTV School Student ID card costs $9.00 and is valid until 28 February of next year.

Please note a school identification card does not entitle students to buy a Student Pass.

Applying for a PTV School Student ID/Pass

Complete the PTV School Student ID form below:

2017 PTV School Student ID application form (PDF) 136kB

A reminder that from 30 January 2017, the child age range changed to 5 to 18 inclusive. This means students can use a Child myki until they’re 18, up from 16.  If a student has a Concession myki they can continue to use this, it gives them the same concession fare as a Child myki.

When in school uniform, students won’t be asked for proof of age. However, when not in school uniform, 17 and 18 year olds may be asked to show proof of eligibility.

School issued student ID cards are not accepted as proof of age.

Authorised Officers accept the following as proof of age:

PTV School Student ID

• Driver licence

• Learner permit

• Proof of Age card

• Passport

• Key Pass

Hot off the press

Hot off the press

Our College Magazine Beekon is hot off the press

Each year this publication summarizes the events and fond memories into a professional printed book to keep and look back on in years to come. If you selected to purchase a Beekon when paying your fees they have been sent out in Tuesdays post.

End of year Reports

End of year Reports

End of year Reports will be available after 3.00 pm today on the Compass portal.

College Office hours

College Office hours

The College office will be open from Monday 22nd January to Thursday 25th January from 10.00 am to 2.00 pm and will open as normal on Monday 29th January.

Beginning of 2018

Beginning of 2018

Students in Year 7, 11 & 12 will commence on Wednesday 31st January with Years 8, 9, 10 students commence on Thursday 1st February 2018. VCAL students commence on Monday 5th February 2018.



2018 Dates
31st, Wednesday Year 7, 11 & 12 students commence 

1st, Thursday Years 8, 9, 10 students commence
5th, Monday VCAL students commence
12th, Monday College photos 


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