Great start to Term 2
We are almost halfway through Term 2 and despite the publicity currently in the media about the impact of Covid on school operations, I am proud to report that Mooroolbark College has been able to continue with its program of providing students with quality educational experiences. I would particularly like to thank the staff for their flexibility, dedication and hard work during this period.
In the four weeks since we have returned from the Easter break, we have run a very successful Open Night. I would like to particularly thank the 100 students who assisted on the night, sharing their Mooroolbark College experiences with future parents and students.
Our 2021 Valedictory Dinner was also held early in the term. This was a great opportunity to meet up with our graduates from 2021, hear about their experiences over the last few months and again wish them the very best for the future.
Multiple sporting teams have competed both locally and regionally. Our senior, middle and junior students have participated in football, netball, soccer as well as other sports. I wish to congratulate the students who have represented the College so well this term.
In addition, the College has held two successful sporting carnivals, the cross country and the athletics carnival. It was wonderful to see so many of our students showing their house spirit during these events.
Both Year 11 and Year 12 students have been involved in Elevate Sessions to provide support in their Senior School Certificates.
Production rehearsals are in full swing with students and staff rehearsing weekly to ensure the 2022 “We Will Rock You” production will be one to remember.
Our Year 10s have visited the KIOSC centre in Wantirna to complement their forensic science studies. This was a great opportunity to apply some of their skills they have been learning in class to a real word experience.
The remainder of Term 2 is no less busy, and I encourage students to take the opportunity to participate in the many activities still to come.
Building Program Update
The completion of the landscaping of the quadrangles and the development of the Student Centre is proceeding as planned. The expect completion date for southern quadrangle is the end of May. We are looking forward to students enjoying this space. The work to complete the northern quadrangle will start in earnest towards the end this term.
The Student Wellbeing Centre is due to be completed by the start of Semester 2, opening in Term 3. The facility will initially provide a space for students to access heating facilities for food, a space for students to meet and access our House Offices and wellbeing team. It will additionally provide a link between the library and the College’s wellbeing services.
Examinations and final assessments
In the last four weeks of term, students will be finalising their assessments. The examination period for Year 10 and 11 begins on Thursday 2nd June. At this time students will also be completing their final School Assessed Coursework and Common Assessment Tasks (CATS). I encourage all students to reach out to their respective Houses for support during this period if they are having difficulties with the completion of work.