Welcome back to our Senior School students, particularly to our new students and families who have joined the college community in 2024.

Senior School Special Programs

Last week our Year 11s participated in the ‘Flying Start’ program that focussed on setting themselves up for success in 2024. It included guest speakers, sessions run by Elevate Education and school run sessions on goal setting and wellbeing.

Our Year 12 students attended The Summit camp for the first time, with the most talked about activity being ‘the mud run’. A great time was had by all and it was an excellent opportunity for the year level to bound prior to the start of their final year of formal schooling.

Thanks to all staff who supported the running of the year 11 program on site and at Deakin, as well as the staff who attended the Year 12 camp. A special thanks to Acting Head of Senior School Ms Jo Rogers, Senior School Leader Mr James Johnston, Year 11 Coordinators Mr Tristan Dunkley and Ms Sunita Sewani, and Year 12 Coordinators Mr Christopher Bamford and Mr Andrew Morton.


Student Planners, Lockers and Uniform

All students should now have a student planner and a locker. Students should make sure that they have a school combination lock to ensure their belongings are securely stored.

The college also asks for your continued support with ensuring students are in the correct uniform, not only whilst at school but on their way to and from. If for any reason your child cannot be in full uniform we ask that you contact the year level coordinators either via email or a note so that a uniform pass can be provided.


Communication with staff

Education is a team effort with teachers, students and parents/carers working together to ensure each student experiences success at school. Teachers and subschool members are happy to work with parents in supporting student learning but as teachers spend a majority of their time in the classroom email is the easiest way to correspond. As a college we have a 48 hour turn around policy so please be patient if the reply isn’t immediate.



Announcements about important year level events, excursions, sport days and information are all communicated via Compass so please ensure you have downloaded the app with announcements turned on.


Continuous Reporting

Students in 7-10 will complete Common Assessment Tasks (CATs) each semester. Students completing VCE will complete School Assessed Coursework (SACs), or in some subjects School Assessed Tasks (SATs).

Teachers will complete comments and enter grades for all Learning Tasks two to three weeks following the tasks. To make reviewing marks and comments for Learning tasks easier, MWSC has created a report that will populate any comments and grades for Learning Tasks that have been entered by the teacher.


Student accident insurance, ambulance cover arrangements and private property brought to school

Parents/carers are reminded that the Department of Education and Training does not provide personal accident or ambulance cover for students. Parents and carers of students, who do not have private health insurance or ambulance cover, are responsible for paying the cost of medical treatment for their injured child.

Private property brought to the college by students, staff or visitors is not insured and the Department is not responsible for any loss or damage. This can include mobile phones, calculators, sporting equipment and cars parked on school premises.   It is recommended that parents/carers consider insurance policies that can be purchased from commercial insurers.



Ms Lauren Kelly
Acting Campus Principal – Senior School