Hello friends,  We regularly tell our Mooroolbark College students that we care about them. Despite the importance of doing their best with school work, their overall wellbeing is of much more importance to us. We have had recent events within the College to emphasise this.  Our Harmony Day school assembly… Read More

Hello friends,  It has been exciting and refreshing to have a full term without a lockdown and now holidays are almost here…. at last.  And this week, as I reflected on the term and made plans for how I will spend my two weeks off, I was reminded again that… Read More

Welcome back to a new school year!  We have exciting news in Student Wellbeing as we welcome a new counsellor, Rebecca Herrick, to our team. This is in addition to the two new mental health workers we added in 2021, Siobhan O’Halloran and Amy Donaldson, and our chaplain Gillian Van… Read More

While lockdown and remote learning are coming to an end, the mental health experts are telling us that the ‘hidden pandemic’ of ongoing mental health issues will continue for some time and may not peak for another 12 months. As a school and as parents we need to continue to… Read More

After another five weeks of lockdown (or is it 4?… or 6?…. So hard to keep track!), the College to celebrate RUOK Day on Thursday 9th September. As you know, one of our four core values is COMPASSION and we want all our students to develop into caring and compassionate… Read More

With lockdown 5 done and dusted, it is nice to be back to our busy, noisy normal self. We are once again hearing stories from students about struggle and survival and resilience and almost universally students are saying “I am so glad to be back”. So now we focus on… Read More

Whilst we have now come out of remote learning (and fingers crossed it is for the last time), the information below is still very relevant. The Lockdown Survival Guide was put together by Amy Donaldson, one of our new Mental Health Practitioners.  It has useful tips for students and parents… Read More

As a College we pride ourselves on our caring nature. While we focus on the importance of our students doing their best with school work, their overall wellbeing is also important to us.  Our Year 12 students had Sports And Life Training speak to them about the importance of looking… Read More

Sometimes wisdom comes from strange places, even from Pixar cartoons. I was sitting in my office last week, taking a short breather and reflecting on Term 1. As I pondered how I could best use the upcoming holidays to rest and re-energise, one of my colleagues walked in and passed me this poster saying “is this… Read More

Welcome back to a new school year. Lets hope for a less disrupted year than 2020. Exciting news in student wellbeing at Mooroolbark College, we welcome two new mental health workers to the College. Siobhan O’Halloran and Amy Donaldson are working part time in the College as counsellors to support… Read More