What is ASPIRE?

Mooroolbark College has provided dedicated service to the local community and surrounding district for 40 years. We know from experience that all students’ learning needs are different and as such we provide a diverse range of programs to cater for our students. Our VCE results are consistently high, a testament to the culture of excellence we engender at Mooroolbark College.

In 2013 Mooroolbark College launched a new addition to our Curriculum to ensure that we continue to meet our students’ growing needs, the ASPIRE program.

This program targets students with high aspirations, who actively set and strive to meet challenging learning goals. ASPIRE students consistently aim for their personal best. These students learn through engaging in a stimulating curriculum which is designed to respond to their abilities, interests and needs.

How does the ASPIRE Program work?

There are three classes running in the ASPIRE program: English/Humanities, Mathematics/Science and Music Concert Band. Students are placed into one or more of the classes depending on their individual strengths.

Once ASPIRE students reach Year 10, they will have the opportunity to undertake advanced English and/or Mathematics. Additionally, it is expected that students will choose a VCE subject.

ASPIRE Students will engage in tasks which require higher level, complex thinking and they will be encouraged to participate in a range of intellectual pursuits including externally conducted competitions and activities. ASPIRE is not an acceleration program.

Selection into the ASPIRE classes is by examination, with student acceptance into one or more class being dependent on their aptitude. Places in each class will be limited to 25.

If you think this program meets the needs of your child, please complete an application for testing.

Application for ASPIRE 2020

The ASPIRE program encompasses Mathematics, Science, English and Humanities. ASPIRE students are students that are looking to maximise their learning at school through increased effort and dedication.

Details of the application dates and procedure will be posted here as they become available.

Applications will be open to current Grade 6 Students

Further enquiries regarding the ASPIRE program should be directed to

James Taylor
ASPIRE Program Coordinator

Phone: (03) 9727 8100
Email: aspire@mooroolbarkcollege.vic.edu.au