May 7, 2015

Middle School – Update

Dear Families, Students and Community Members,

It is frightening to think that one third of the year has already passed us by. Students in the Middle School have been immersing themselves in all the aspects of the College.

Our Year 7 students began their secondary schooling in excellent fashion. Camp in the second week of the year saw us head to Foster, which provided our students with a great way to meet new friends and also to get to know their new teachers.

Following camp the Year 7 students knuckled down to their school work and have now completed two projects. It was great to see many parents come along to our Expos to view their child’s high quality work. During Term 1 it was my pleasure to take with me numerous Year 7 students as we visited their former primary schools. These important visits form part of our Transition Program and I was proud to listen to our students give an insight into their first impressions of life as a Mordialloc College student.

As I write this article, our Year 8 students are making their way back from camp on Phillip Island. Thanks must go to Miss McIvor and the Year 8 Team for organising and attending the camp. I am sure we will hear positive reports from the group. Year 8 students have also been producing high quality project work. The calibre of political campaigns and speeches as part of the Party Time project were excellent. Both Year 7 and 8 students undertook Student Led Conferences at the end of Term 1. Our students certainly have a great ability to

articulate their learning.

Year 9 students are the leaders of the Middle School and they have been leading by example. I would like to congratulate Dilara Isikli and Bailey Bocksette for taking on the important roles of Middle School Captains and Sabrina Berg, Annie Ea & Naena Good-Jackson as Middle School Vice Captains .

The Mordialloc Experience has begun this term under the guidance of Mr Williams. All of our Year 9 students will spend two weeks in the City researching an aspect of Melbourne of their choice. Our mainstream students will also complete a week’s Community Service as part of this program.

Finally, I would like to wish all Year 7 and 9 students well in their NAPLAN tests coming up next week. Just a reminder that they will need a calculator for next week.


George Tzimourtas

Director of Middle School