The college has established a merit system designed to recognise both student’s achievements and positive behaviours. The system encourages students to set goals and work hard to achieve them.

Merits are issued based on one of the four Mooroolbark College school values.

  • Respect
  • Compassion
  • Endeavour
  • Resilience

Students need to collect five merits in each Value in order to achieve a Value Award (ie: five individual merits for Respect = Respect Value Award). To achieve a Principal’s award, students must achieve a Values Award in all four school values.

When a student achieves a Principal’s award it is acknowledged through a presentation at a college general assembly. It also earns 50 points for their house towards the prestigious House Cup.