Mornington Secondary College, Mornington
Name: Mornington Secondary College
Type: Secondary School
Address: 1051 Nepean Highway
Region Southern Metropolitan
Phone: (03) 5975 6955.
Fax: (03) 5975 6402.
Mornington Secondary College provides a focal point for the needs of the community on the Mornington Peninsula.
The College draws students from a wide area as indicated by the year 2001 Year 7 enrolment. This area encompasses Somerville, Tyabb, Moorooduc, Mt Martha, and Mornington. The area is characterised by contrasts between rural districts and large housing developments. Currently the College population is 990 students:- 40% are enrolled in Years 7 & 8, 40% in Years 9 & 10 and 20% are participating in Years 11 & 12. According to DEET projections the College population is expected to reach 1000 students over the next 5 years.
Mornington Secondary College provides a comprehensive 7-12 education. The college curriculum is based on the eight Key Learning Areas of English, Mathematics, Science, Health and Physical Education, The Arts, Studies of Society and the Environment, Technology and Languages other than English (Japanese and Indonesian). To cater to the broad range of student learning the College also offers seven VET courses, a Year 10 Worklinks program where students combine studies with a day a week work placement, and a Year 7 and 8 Laptop program.
The College places an emphasis on developing students that are: highly motivated, active and willing participants in learning,accepting of challenge,willing to accept responsibility for their own learning and behaviour and are prepared for further study and employment. Opportunities for students to be involved in many extra curricula enrichment pursuits are provided by the College. These include inter-school sport, creative arts, instrumental music, bands and productions, debating, work experience, leadership programs, camps and outdoor education, hosting international students, overseas trips as well as various community support activities. The College has also been accepted as a participant in the Alpine school for 2001.
The College’s educational programs and sound teaching and learning strategies exist to help all students achieve to the best of their ability. Students are supported in their academic endeavours by comprehensive transition programs, a strong pastoral care and counselling program involving a Student Welfare Coordinator, Course and Career Guidance Personnel, Student Advocates and the College Chaplains. Mornington Secondary College believes that effective learning occurs in a stable, caring and supportive environment and strong and effective discipline and welfare programs exist to ensure that this occurs. It is active in working collaboratively with community agencies and other schools to enhance links to better meet student needs and facilitate programs. The College holds representation on the management committee of the School Focused Youth Service, and is involved in the Youth Services Providers Network and the Pathways Pilot Project. A $5.2 million building project has just been completed to provide the students with outstanding facilities including a half Olympic size swimming pool, modern science laboratories, a resource centre which includes comprehensive Learning Technology facilities, a discrete VCE centre and Performing Arts centre.
Involvement in the Quality in Schools project enabled the College to put in place management and operational structures to facilitate the building of a common ethos and consistent and effective policies and procedures. The College has developed a strategic plan in order to facilitate the achievement of its goals and priorities.