The first few weeks in Term 2 have been busy and eventful for the EAL team. On May 5th, Adam Lorkin, John Nichol, Yi Jiang and Alisa Hammersley joined Foundation House and Centre for Multicultural Youth in the Hope Centre at Heathmont College to celebrate the conclusion of the Refugee… Read More

Welcome to 2022, a year destined to be full of opportunities and exciting moments for the EAL team at Mooroolbark College. This year we have an unprecedentedly large cohort of EAL students in Year 12, with 11 completing their VCE course and 5 in the VCAL program. They have had… Read More

Throughout remote learning, our EAL students have demonstrated great resilience, and staff members are dedicated to supporting the students in all possible ways. In the past few weeks we have had:  Parent Forum in collaboration with Foundation House  The Mooroolbark College RESP (Refugee Education Support Program) team organized an online Parent Forum… Read More

Congratulations to all our EAL students on getting through remote learning and the end of the term. This time of year marks the end of the semester with reports soon to come out, as well as the beginning of a semester of learning. We asked some of our students what they would… Read More

On Open Night, English as an Additional Language displayed information about our program as well as examples of student's work. Below are some examples of the resources we displayed.   Eddie Mabo's life is defined by the multiple struggles he faces throughout the film. His life is lived while fighting… Read More

We have had a number of special events over the last month. These are some of the highlights:  On Tuesday 16th March, our school canteen had Burmese food available for order. This proved very popular with our school community and especially our staff! Our canteen is looking to make this food available at… Read More

It’s been an eventful start to 2021 for EAL students and staff.  We have been busy welcoming new students: 9 who have come from primary school and have started Year 7, and 4 new students who have moved schools into Year levels 8-11. We are very pleased to see these students… Read More

Remote learning has been challenging for everyone, however we would like to acknowledge the added layer of complexity many of our EAL families are facing during this time. We have continued to see outstanding work from students during remote learning. The following two pieces of work are just two examples of the wonderful work being completed by our students.   Biak… Read More