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:

Mooroolbark College has developed a new School Wide Positive Behaviour Value program.

The college is committed to the following four values as part of our School Wide Positive Behaviour:

  • Respect
  • Endeavour
  • Resilience
  • Compassion