Inspiring tomorrow’s leaders
All students at Mordialloc College engage in a mentoring program from Years 7-12.
Homegroup and My Mentor Program
from Years 7-12
For students in Years 7 & 8 the program is called Homegroup and for students in Years 9-12 it’s called My Mentor Program. Both programs are a compulsory component of each student’s College Learning Program and are timetabled across the school on Wednesdays in 2024.
MyMahi: Fostering Student Growth
In 2024, students in Years 7 & 8 participate in Homegroup, while Years 9-12 engage in the My Mentor Program, both being compulsory parts of the College Learning Program. These programs are scheduled on Wednesdays.
During HG and MMP in 2024, students will use the new student platform called MyMahi, connecting school, home, and the community, covering career guidance, wellbeing, goals, and social issues.
The structure of HG and MMP allows increased contact time between significant adults and individual students, leading to improved learning behaviors, motivation, attendance, and reduced management issues based on school data.
Recognising the importance of positive teacher/student relationships, the College prioritized developing a program to build significant relationships among teachers and senior students.
The ‘My Mentor’ Program will provide Mentor teachers and a group of students with regular contact opportunities within which to develop:
– Significant personal and social learning and self-assessment skills
– Goal setting and reflection on their academic results
– Reflective learning portfolios
– Pathways and careers education
– Preparation for student run ‘Student Led Conferences.’
The ‘My Mentor’ program will be based on ‘Quality’ processes and principles and embed Restorative Practices and the mandated Respectful Relationships program.
- Mentors and students will systematically work through the structured program with the aim of developing reflective student learning portfolios that demonstrate evidence of each individual student’s learning journey throughout the year.
- The ‘My Mentor’ program will include activities that investigate a student’s Emotional Quotient (EQ), learning styles, strengths, needs and learning goals.
- Mentors will work with a horizontally-structured group of students.
- Weekly HG MMP sessions.
- Teachers will deliver a consistent, structured program and will receive regular professional learning to support them to facilitate the program in weekly mentoring sessions throughout the year.
- Student Led Parent Conferences’ in Term 4 are a great way for students to celebrate all aspects of their school year including, academic, sporting, cultural and community.