School for Student Leadership – Gnurad-Gundidj Campus
The School for Student Leadership is a Victorian Department of Education initiative offering a unique residential education experience for Year 9 students. Year 9 students Avril, Aanya, Milly, Sophie, Liam and Luke, left last weekend for Gnurad-Gundidj, one of the school’s three campuses. Over the next nine weeks they will attend classes with students from across the state (40 students in total) with a focus on personal development and leadership. They will work together on a Community Learning Project, with the aim of having a positive impact back in their school and/or broader community when the return. During their time at Gnurad-Gundidj they will also take part in a range of activities such as surfing, rafting, bridge building, mountain bike riding, and canoeing.
Student feedback surveys
At MWSC all teachers collect student feedback as part of our Performance and Development process. Teachers have a choice between using the college’s Teach the Teacher survey (which was designed by staff and students at the college) or taking part in the Monash University Panorama survey project. The teachers involved in the Monash Project received their first round of data last week. Over the coming weeks, teachers will be reviewing student feedback and using it to help inform and guide their practice. Thank you to all teaching staff for their efforts in administering surveys and reviewing student feedback. Thank you also to all students for providing constructing feedback to your teachers. We really appreciate it!
Mini Mount Matters
In 2019 we established a partnership with Mount Waverley North Primary School that saw our senior students support the MWNPS Grade 6 Captains to facilitate Mini Mount Matters with students in Years 3 – 6. Many of those Grade 6 students are now our current Year 8 students, including Junior School Captain, Yash! This week we re-launched Mini Mount Matters as well as Mini-Mini Mount Matters with Prep – Grade 2 students! Thank you to Andrew Crosby from MWNPS and to our senior leaders for their time and effort in planning and running the sessions and making this partnership possible. We look forward to hearing more about the impact of student voice at MWNPS!
Thank you to Miss Sam Cody and to our Year 8 Leaders for their work in getting Mount Matters up and running on the Junior Campus! Year 7 and 8 Mount Matters sessions are running on alternate Tuesday mornings.
Our Year 9, 10 and 11 Mount Matters groups are in full swing on the Senior Campus. A recent topic of discussion has been positive student-teacher relationships. Another topic has been feedback on the canteen, which Chalkboard Catering has asked for. Thank you to all of our Student Leaders and Mount Matters representatives for their contributions. Thank you also to Mr Jacob Myers and the sub-school staff for their ongoing support of the program.
On Wednesday morning the Rotary Club of Mount Waverley hosted student leaders from Year 8, 10 and 12 at the Rotary ANZAC Breakfast. The breakfast was held at the ANZAC Walkway, opposite Mount Waverley station. Thank you to Mr Matt Sheehan, Miss Sam Cody, Mr Jacob Myers, Mrs Meagan Melino, and Ms Sarah Chase for attending the event. A huge thank you to Geoff and Terry from the Rotary Club of Mount Waverley for organising the event.
Miss Hayley Dureau
Head of Student Voice