Mooroolbark College: a place to inspire discovery, to value and to seize opportunity.

College Mission & Beliefs

  • We believe in a safe and inclusive environment.
  • We believe in developing life skills, adaptability and resilience.
  • We believe in mutual respect for diversity and tolerance.
  • We believe in equal opportunity to develop as a whole person socially, intellectually, emotionally, physically and personally through a wide variety of experiences and choices.
  • We believe that good communication is essential to developing effective relationships within and beyond the College Community.
  • We believe in having a passion and curiosity for lifelong learning.

Teaching & Learning Norms

We strive to deliver a teaching and learning practice:

  • which provides a supportive and productive learning environment building positive relationships through a culture of value and respect.
  • where teachers have high expectations of their students in their achievement.
  • where teachers provide regular and constructive feedback that supports further learning.
  • where teachers are flexible and adapt to the diverse talents and learning styles of students.
  • where students are challenged and supported to develop higher order thinking skills and application through powerful questioning and reflecting, investigating and problem-solving.
  • that promotes independence, interdependence, self-motivation and collaboration.
  • that builds on students’ prior knowledge, skills and experiences.
  • where teachers use technologies to support students to engage with contemporary knowledge and practice.


The college is committed to traditional values:

  • Academic Excellence
    Quality programs with high levels of scholarship are valued and achieved.
  • Leadership
    Active leadership roles are available and promoted in all aspects of college life.
  • Citizenship
    Contributing to the college and wider community.
  • Physical Wellbeing
    Fitness, personal health, sporting achievements and sportspersonship are valued.
  • Respect
    Acknowledging and appreciating individual differences and property.
  • Self Discipline
    Exercising control and commitment to studies, peers, teachers, parents and guardians.