May 4, 2015

Successful Open Events

Last week we held two very successful open events for prospective students and parents, with up to 400 visitors to our Open Afternoon in the Year 7 Learning Centre on Saturday 18 April and over 400 visitors to our Open Night to see the whole school in action on Tuesday 21 April. The success of such events is testament to our sense of community where staff, students and parent representatives from our College Council all played important roles at these events. The level of support and enthusiasm from all involved was extremely positive and affirming. My sincere thanks to the key organisers, Mr George Tzimourtas Director of Middle School, and Miss Jennifer Roep – Assistant Principal. I would also like to thank all staff for their attendance out of school hours for both events and for organising some terrific displays and highly engaging interactive workshops; to all the students who acted as tour guides or assisted with the interactive workshops, they were so proud to showcase their school; and to the parent representatives from College Council, who were very enthusiastic and proud to speak about Mordialloc College to prospective parents.

A special thanks to our student speakers in the formal presentation part of the evening. They all did an outstanding job articulating what it means to them to be a student of Mordialloc College. Congratulations to Max Nichols and Natalie Prochazka speaking in their capacity as School Captains; Eboni Kewin and Jack Crowe representing the Year 7 cohort and speaking so well about their experiences to date; Jack Phillpotts and Abby Howard representing the Year 7 SEAL class and Scott Kingsbury, Imogen Kane and Hannah Blavo representing the Year 10 SEAL class and speaking at the SEAL presentations.

Please see the feedback summary page containing lots of positive comments from prospective parents later in this newsletter. Congratulations to Matthew Taylor, a primary school student, who won the $75 Myer gift voucher, one of many who went into the draw for completing the learning journey passport on the night.

On Thursday 23

rd April we held the SEAL entrance exam and we were again overwhelmed with the interest in this program and very high calibre of applicants.