Purpose: Mordialloc College provides a challenging learning environment where students feel safe and supported to succeed in a wide range of opportunities and pathways. Our students will become confident, successful and valuable citizens in their local and global communities.
Values: Values are shared beliefs about how we work together. They influence our choices and provide a framework to guide our intentions, actions and decisions in the workplace and in the communities in which we operate. The following four core values we believe will lay the foundation for our future success.
Personal Best - Work to the best of your ability. Pursue excellence, try hard and constantly seek to improve.
Integrity - Be true to yourself by doing what is right. Be honest and trustworthy.
Respect - Treat everyone with equal consideration. Be accepting of others and their differences.
Responsibility - Be accountable for your actions. Contribute positively to the school and wider community.
Community and Demographics: Mordialloc College is located immediately adjacent to the eastern beaches of Port Phillip Bay and enjoys excellent bus and rail access to neighbouring municipalities
It is a single campus 7-12 college and has been an integral part of the local community since its establishment in 1924 and celebrated 90 years of education in 2014
A diverse range of families from mixed demographics and an SFO of 0.4506
Student enrolment at the College had been fairly consistent at 575-600 students. Over the last four years there has been a significant increase in Year 7 enrolments, with 185 students this year in Year 7 making a middle school of over 500 students and total enrolments at 850 students. Projected enrolments have the College at over 1000 students by 2020
Gender mix across the College is slightly uneven with male students comprising 58%
Enthusiastic and professional staff comprising of 58 EFT teachers and 21.5 EFT ES staff
Educational: At Mordialloc College we are committed to maximising learning opportunities for all students with Quality Learning Principles and Restorative Practices Philosophy, along with an emphasis on high expectations forming the basis for future direction and improvement
Strong whole school focus on Literacy and Numeracy
Innovative programs and high expectations coupled with a strong focus on student wellbeing
Outcomes in student engagement and wellbeing place the College among the highest performing secondary schools in the state
Provision of a vibrant and productive education, 7 to 12
Two sub-school structure introduced in 2011, with students in Years 7-9 allocated to the Middle School and students in Years 10-12 allocated to the Senior School
Implementation of the Victorian Curriculum in 2017
VCE results – 100% of eligible students successfully gained their VCE
Diverse interests and abilities catered for in our VCE, VET and VCAL courses
Excellent destination data with 100% of students who applied gaining a tertiary placement
Accredited SEAL (Select Entry Accelerated Learning) program, part of the exclusive SEAL academy
Strong co-curricular program in the performing arts, visual arts and sport
A growing international student program and provision of a language centre onsite from July 2018
Strong transition program has been in place over the past seven years with our feeder primary schools including visits to each school, visits to MC and delivery of specialist programs e.g. Science
Technological: Currently a BYOD for all Year 10-12 students and a 1:1 iPad program for all Year 7-9 students
Network upgrade occurred in 2013 to prepare for future BYOD environment
Range of desktop computers, Mac computers and banks of laptops/netbooks/ipads are located throughout the school
Mix of interactive whiteboards, projectors and large flat screen TVs in all rooms
Google Apps and Classroom is our learning management system
Compass package for reporting, wellbeing, attendance and parent-teacher interviews
Environmental – Grounds and Facilities: Refurbished buildings in Year 7 and 8 provide flexible learning centres for the whole year level; a refurbished classroom as our Senior School study space
Flexible and collaborative teaching spaces also exist in our BER building for Science and the ICT rich student resource hub
Expansive and well established grounds
Student driven community kitchen garden
Recent new facilities include a new Performing Arts Centre with canteen attached opened in Term 1, 2017 and a new PE/Sports Stadium opened in October 2017