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Monday March 4th, 2024
Monbulk College

Look out regionals! 🏆 On the 21st of February we competed in the Year 11/12 division volleyball, with both boys and girls A and B teams going head to head in the final. It was close, but both Year 12 teams took the win! Congratulations and well done to our teams! ... See MoreSee Less

Look out regionals! 🏆 On the 21st of February we competed in the Year 11/12 division volleyball, with both boys and girls A and B teams going head to head in the final. It was close, but both Year 12 teams took the win! Congratulations and well done to our teams!Image attachment
Thursday February 22nd, 2024
Monbulk College

Year 11 Mathematical Methods class playing piggy in the middle and modelling parabolas! ... See MoreSee Less

Year 11 Mathematical Methods class playing piggy in the middle and modelling parabolas!
Wednesday February 21st, 2024
Monbulk College

Last week, our students had a great time at Rubicon Outdoor School. They have been out hiking, mountain bike riding, rafting, rock climbing, abseiling and canoeing. One night we bonded around the campfire telling our best stories and jokes. It was a great week of students challenging themselves and making lifelong memories. ... See MoreSee Less

Last week, our students had a great time at Rubicon Outdoor School. They have been out hiking, mountain bike riding, rafting, rock climbing, abseiling and canoeing. One night we bonded around the campfire telling our best stories and jokes. It was a great week of students challenging themselves and making lifelong memories.Image attachmentImage attachment+7Image attachment
Monday February 19th, 2024
Monbulk College

Monbulk College Open Week for 2024
Book online: www.trybooking.com/events/landing/1180842?embed
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Monbulk College Open Week for 2024
Book online: https://www.trybooking.com/events/landing/1180842?embed
Tuesday February 13th, 2024
Monbulk College

After School Homework/Study Support Program 📚 Every Wednesday 3:30–4:30pm in the Library. Look forward to seeing you there! ... See MoreSee Less

After School Homework/Study Support Program 📚 Every Wednesday 3:30–4:30pm in the Library. Look forward to seeing you there!
Monday February 12th, 2024
Monbulk College

Congratulations to those students who were acknowledged at our first assembly. The 2024 student leadership team and school captains received their badges. Students who managed to obtain a perfect grade point average in their progress report Term 4 last year received their certificates. River house won the infamous green values trophy. What a way to start the year! ... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations to those students who were acknowledged at our first assembly. The 2024 student leadership team and school captains received their badges. Students who managed to obtain a perfect grade point average in their progress report Term 4 last year received their certificates. River house won the infamous green values trophy. What a way to start the year!Image attachmentImage attachment+1Image attachment
Monday February 12th, 2024
Monbulk College

If you are interested in becoming the Sports House Captain (Senior and Middle) or a Vice Captain (MSV, Inclusivity, Sustainability, Student Learning, and Wellbeing) please follow the below process. The Application Form is on your Compass News Feed and a copy is in the General Office.

1) Application: Written applications must be completed (see below) by no later than 4pm on Monday 19th February. Applications can be handed in to the General Office, or emailed to Mrs Miller (sandra.miller@education.vic.gov.au). Late applications may not be considered.

2) Interview: Students who are successful with their written application will be invited to undertake an interview. The interview panel will comprise of the Student Engagement Leader (Mrs Miller) and one of the members of the student leadership team.

Any questions please ask!
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If you are interested in becoming the Sports House Captain (Senior and Middle) or a Vice Captain (MSV, Inclusivity, Sustainability, Student Learning, and Wellbeing) please follow the below process. The Application Form is on your Compass News Feed and a copy is in the General Office.

1) Application:  Written applications must be completed (see below) by no later than 4pm on Monday 19th February. Applications can be handed in to the General Office, or emailed to Mrs Miller (sandra.miller@education.vic.gov.au). Late applications may not be considered.

2) Interview: Students who are successful with their written application will be invited to undertake an interview. The interview panel will comprise of the Student Engagement Leader (Mrs Miller) and one of the members of the student leadership team.

Any questions please ask!
Friday February 9th, 2024
Monbulk College

Day 2 of Year 7 camp saw our students swimming in the pool and having a blast on the sands of Smiths Beach. Some groups flew high on the giant swing and challenged themselves with the high ropes, whole others braved the many team challenges on offer. ... See MoreSee Less

Day 2 of Year 7 camp saw our students swimming in the pool and having a blast on the sands of Smiths Beach. Some groups flew high on the giant swing and challenged themselves with the high ropes, whole others braved the many team challenges on offer.Image attachmentImage attachment+7Image attachment
Friday February 9th, 2024
Monbulk College

Do you need help getting your young person getting to school? We are here to help. Contact your child's Team Leader via (03) 9751 9000.

www.vic.gov.au/attendance-and-missing-school
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Do you need help getting your young person getting to school? We are here to help. Contact your childs Team Leader via (03) 9751 9000.

https://www.vic.gov.au/attendance-and-missing-school
Thursday February 8th, 2024
Monbulk College

Our Year 7 students were having a blast on their first day at camp yesterday.

Mr Mackney and Ms Edwards were the first to test the waters, getting soaked when canoeing!
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Our Year 7 students were having a blast on their first day at camp yesterday.

Mr Mackney and Ms Edwards were the first to test the waters, getting soaked when canoeing!Image attachmentImage attachment+1Image attachment
Thursday February 8th, 2024
Monbulk College

Towards the end of last year, our VM students along with others from our school community donated a combination of 6 hampers of food and toiletries to the The Salvation Army Australia Christmas appeal. In January, we received a certificate of appreciation from them as they were able to provide support to many families thanks to our donations. ... See MoreSee Less

Towards the end of last year, our VM students along with others from our school community donated a combination of 6 hampers of food and toiletries to the The Salvation Army Australia Christmas appeal. In January, we received a certificate of appreciation from them as they were able to provide support to many families thanks to our donations.
Thursday February 1st, 2024
Monbulk College

Welcome to the 2024 School Year

Dear Parents/Carers/Students,

Welcome to all new and returning students. We trust you have all enjoyed the summer break and are starting to get ready for a fantastic year at Monbulk College. Below is some important information to assist families/students with a smooth start to Term 1, 2024. As always, please continue to check Compass for additional information and updates.

Years 7, 10, 11,& 12 students were expected to have returned to school on Tuesday 30th January 2024 in full school uniform.
Years 8 & 9 students were expected to have returned to school on Wednesday 31st January 2024 in full school uniform.
Wednesday 31st January 2024 - all students returned.

Compass Update – Timetables
All students should now have access to finalised 2024 timetables via Compass. Please note, staffing for 2024 is still being finalised and changes will continue to occur.

Monbulk College welcomes the following new/returning staff for 2024:

New Staff
Mr Danny Balla – English/Humanities Teacher
Ms Jeanette Cawley – English/Drama Teacher
Ms Rachel Edwards – HHD/Science Teacher & Leading Teacher (Middle Years)
Mr Suguru Endo – VM Numeracy & Japanese Teacher
Mr Joel Guye – English Teacher & Learning Specialist (Curriculum & Assessment)
Ms Ashleigh McLaren - Japanese teacher
Mr Tom Mahoney – Maths Teacher & Year 12 Year Level Leader
Mr Chris Jung – Health & PE Teacher
Ms Kate Richardson – Integration Aide
Ms Beth Dixon – Integration Aide

Returning Staff
Ms Natalie Andrews – Arts & LA Leader (Arts)

Compass Events – Regular Checks
Please check Compass weekly to ensure events are not missed. Events requiring consent and/or payment will not be accepted after the cut-off date.

Drop Off and Pick Up – Gymnasium Carpark ONLY
Please only use the Gym carpark to pick up and drop off students. The staff carpark should not be used unless permission has been granted.

Canteen – Cash or Card only
The canteen will not accept payment via apple or google pay on mobile phones. This is due to the statewide Mobile Phone Policy in schools. Students should bring cash or a debit card to purchase goods.

Buses – Bus Road Upgrade Completed
Buses will line up along the length of the bus road in 2024. This will allow students to board buses immediately without waiting.

Uniform Requirements – 2024
The College has a two uniform options for students. Students can choose to wear the Active Wardrobe, everyday, with any coloured runner. (No Converse or Vans skate shoes. Runners need to be supportive for PE and everyday wear) The other option is the College Wardrobe which includes the dress, skirt and trouser options. Students can only wear this option on days when they do not have PE classes. Students in this option must wear black leather oxford style lace up shoes (No Converse or Vans skate shoes allowed). Please see the attached Uniform Infographic for more information. This information is also in the College Planner. Please contact the office if you would like to make a uniform appointment. The new black long sleeve and short sleeve tops as part of the Active Wear wardrobe are now available. Long Sleeve tops are not to be worn under short sleeve tops. Students out of uniform need to see their Team Leader before school to arrange ON LOAN uniform. Students out of uniform will receive a B4 detention.

Sub School Teams – Middle and Senior Years

Middle Years Team – Ms Rachel Edwards (Middle Years Leader):
Year 9 Team Leader – Ms Helen MacInnes
Year 8 Team Leader – Ms Jessica Stovold
Year 7 Team Leader – Ms Eleanor Rockelmann

Senior Years Team – Mr Glenn Rockelmann (Senior Years Leader):
Year 12 Team Leader – Ms Tom Mahoney
Year 11 Team Leader – Ms Claire Mosley
Year 11/12 VM Leader - Ms Ellen McDonald
Year 10 Team Leader – Ms Rebecca Noone

General Office – Open from Monday 29th January 2024
The General Office has opened from Monday 29th January 2024, if you have any questions to queries.

Mark Quinlan
Principal
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Monday December 25th, 2023
Monbulk College

Happy holidays to you and your loved ones! Have a safe and relaxing summer break and we will see you in Term 1, 2024. ... See MoreSee Less

Happy holidays to you and your loved ones! Have a safe and relaxing summer break and we will see you in Term 1, 2024.
Wednesday December 20th, 2023
Monbulk College

Here are just some of the highlights from VCE results this year. We wish our entire Year 12 cohort all the very best and are very proud of their effort, persistence and resilience. ... See MoreSee Less

Here are just some of the highlights from VCE results this year. We wish our entire Year 12 cohort all the very best and are very proud of their effort, persistence and resilience.
Wednesday December 20th, 2023
Monbulk College

Principal’s Message — End of School Year 2023

Dear Staff, Students, and Parents/Carers/Gurdians,

We have had another successful year at Monbulk College. Our students have had many opportunities to embrace the diverse and exciting opportunities and learning experiences at our College. I thank our teachers and support staff for ensuring that the learning and wellbeing of students has been meeting the points of need of our students. We have continued to develop our many teaching and learning programs and this will continue in 2024.

On our final day of the 2023 school year, I take this opportunity to acknowledge and thank the students and all staff members. I would also like to express my appreciation of the leadership provided by our Assistant Principals, Kevin Osborne and Fiona McNair, Business Manager, Jenny Halkier and to our School Council led by Colin May who all provide enormous support and guidance for our College.

A special thank you to the staff that are retiring, taking on new roles in other schools or taking family leave:
Craig Smith - retiring
Robert Heidinger - retiring
Chantal Smith - new teaching role
Dean Burnman - new leadership role
Felicity Mills - new leadership role
Sarah Cooper-Cooney - new leadership role
Carla Hughes - family leave

I would like to thank all our parents/guardians/carers for your support throughout the year and look forward to continuing to work in partnership with you in the education of your children in 2024.

Finally, to our students, can I acknowledge your efforts, your leadership, your dedication and commitment and encourage you to maximise your potential in all areas whilst at Monbulk College. The effort may be challenging, but the rewards will be well worth it!

VCE/VCAL RESULTS 2023
College Dux - Congratulations to Elliot McInerney who gained an ATAR of 95.55, which places them in the top 4% of the state. They achieved 40+ scores in English and Art Creative Practice. Elliott worked extremely hard as a VCE student and we are proud to see that their effort towards their studies was so richly rewarded. We congratulate Elliott.
Elliot McInerney and Ben Jordan received scores above 90+. 24% of our students were in the top 30% of the state.
Charlotte Humphries (Year 11 Student) - studied two Year 12 subjects, obtaining a 50 (perfect score) in Biology (top 0.2% in the state) and a 49 in Psychology (top 0.3% in the state).
We wish our entire Year 12 cohort all the very best and are very proud of their effort, persistence and resilience.

VOLLEYBALL
I wish to congratulate the coaches, volunteers and students for their amazing volleyball achievements at the recent tournament. I enjoyed being there for the grand final matches. Well done. Congratulations.
Year 9 Girls - Gold
Year 8 Girls - Bronze
Year 7 Girls - Bronze

PRESENTATION NGHT 2023
On Tuesday 14th December 2023, we celebrated the achievements of our students at our Annual Presentation Evening held at the Burrinja Cultural Centre. We recognized the magnificent contributions our staff, students and parents make to our school. Congratulations to the following year level dux recipients:
Year 7 - Alice S.
Year 8 - Rose L.
Year 9 - Hayley W.
Year 10 - Blake L.
Year 11 - Charlotte H. (VCE)
Year 12 - Elliott M. (VCE) and Hayley D. (VM)

SCHOOL CAPTAINS
We were delighted to announce the College Captains for 2024:
Charlotte H. - College Captain
Maeve H. - College Captain
Oliver T. - Middle School Captain
Mattea E. - Middle School Captain

2024 STUDENT FREE DAYS
Monday 29th January 2024 – Staff Return
Friday 7th June 2024 - Common Professional Practice Day
Tuesday 18th June 2024 – Curriculum Day
Wednesday 7th August 2024 - Curriculum Day
Friday 6th September 2024 – Curriculum Day

2024 TIMETABLE
We are planning to have the 2024 Timetable available to all students from Tuesday 23rd January 2024.

RETURN DATE
Years 7, 10, 11,& 12 students are expected to return to school on Tuesday 30th January 2024 in full school uniform.
Years 8 & 9 students are expected to return to school on Wednesday 31st January 2024 in full school uniform.
Wednesday 31st January 2024 - all students returned.
Please check Compass for updates.

I wish all members of our Monbulk College community a very Merry Christmas and a safe, relaxing holiday period with family and friends.

Mark Quinlan
Principal
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Wednesday December 20th, 2023
Monbulk College

Congratulations to Amber, one of our very talented Year 7 students who won the Korrie Heritage Trust Award 11-16 years at the 6th Koorie Art Show Young Mob!

“I drew this because of a story I read when I was younger about these colourless birds getting colour. It really inspired me to make this artwork because it reminded me of my home and my culture. Instead of the stories where birds lose their colour which is sad, this one is about getting colour and it's happy. It's healing.”
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Congratulations to Amber, one of our very talented Year 7 students who won the Korrie Heritage Trust Award 11-16 years at the 6th Koorie Art Show Young Mob!

“I drew this because of a story I read when I was younger about these colourless birds getting colour. It really inspired me to make this artwork because it reminded me of my home and my culture. Instead of the stories where birds lose their colour which is sad, this one is about getting colour and its happy. Its healing.”Image attachmentImage attachment
Thursday December 14th, 2023
Monbulk College

Some pictures from Craig Smith’s farewell which was held at the Monbulk College Gym on Sunday. About 150 past & present volleyball players and staff plus family and friends attended.

It was a very fitting send off to an amazing teacher, mentor, volleyball coach and friend to so many over the past 37 years. The day involved a BBQ lunch, speeches from past students and some king of the court volleyball matches on the newly named ‘Craig Smith Showcourt’ in our gym.

The plaque very fittingly states: "In recognition of Craig Smith, for his inspirational leadership of the Volleyball Program at Monbulk College from 1988 until 2023 and for all the lives he changed for the better along the way."

Thank you to everyone who attended.
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Some pictures from Craig Smith’s farewell which was held at the Monbulk College Gym on Sunday. About 150 past & present volleyball players and staff plus family and friends attended.  

It was a very fitting send off to an amazing teacher, mentor, volleyball coach and friend to so many over the past 37 years. The day involved a BBQ lunch, speeches from past students and some king of the court volleyball matches on the newly named ‘Craig Smith Showcourt’ in our gym.

The plaque very fittingly states: In recognition of Craig Smith, for his inspirational leadership of the Volleyball Program at Monbulk College from 1988 until 2023 and for all the lives he changed for the better along the way.

Thank you to everyone who attended.Image attachmentImage attachment+7Image attachment
Wednesday December 13th, 2023
Monbulk College

Thank you again to ABC News & 7.30 for coming to our college last Friday and filming the special moment when our students had the chance to experience an exclusive insight into Professor Arnold Dix’s rescue. #abc730 ... See MoreSee Less

Wednesday December 13th, 2023
Monbulk College

Tune into the 7.30 report on ABC News tonight to see a snippet of Professor Arnold Dix’s exclusive presentation for our Monbulk College students last Friday, filmed by the crew at #abc730. ... See MoreSee Less

Tune into the 7.30 report on ABC News tonight to see a snippet of Professor Arnold Dix’s exclusive presentation for our Monbulk College students last Friday, filmed by the crew at #abc730.Image attachmentImage attachment+1Image attachment
Tuesday December 12th, 2023
Monbulk College

During 2023 staff and students have been developing our School-Wide Positive Behaviour Support (SWPBS) initiative. This is our commitment to upholding our school’s values of respect, excellence, and responsibility. This initiative ensures a safe, effective, and supportive school culture, where everyone feels they both belong and can thrive. Part of this initiative has resulted in the development of a behaviour matrix which will provide examples of the positive behaviours that we would like to see at Monbulk College in 2024 and beyond. For this to be successfully implemented we would like students and parents/guardians feedback. Please see the behaviour matrix that our students and staff have been working on over the last few months. Please feel free to make suggestions for improvements by filling out this survey.

docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSepflrC3XSsK-WcTrrmxqIchHofOqPgPpt7J7rp0xvpreJJBg/viewform?usp=s...
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During 2023 staff and students have been developing our School-Wide Positive Behaviour Support (SWPBS) initiative. This is our commitment to upholding our school’s values of respect, excellence, and responsibility. This initiative ensures a safe, effective, and supportive school culture, where everyone feels they both belong and can thrive. Part of this initiative has resulted in the development of a behaviour matrix which will provide examples of the positive behaviours that we would like to see at Monbulk College in 2024 and beyond. For this to be successfully implemented we would like students and parents/guardians feedback. Please see the behaviour matrix that our students and staff have been working on over the last few months. Please feel free to make suggestions for improvements by filling out this survey.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSepflrC3XSsK-WcTrrmxqIchHofOqPgPpt7J7rp0xvpreJJBg/viewform?usp=sf_link
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