Mooroolbark College is proud of its tradition of providing students with a holistic approach to their secondary education.  The school was established in 1973 as MooroolbarkHigh School, the college offers a broad curriculum, excellent facilities and strong community links. MooroolbarkCollege is recognized as providing excellent academic opportunities and student leadership. Students at the college have great opportunities to develop the foundations that lead to higher education, further study and career attainment. The mission statement delivers the message of Mooroolbark College being ‘a place to inspire discovery, value and seize opportunity’.
Facilities: Mooroolbark College has excellent facilities that support teaching and learning programs and promote the achievement of excellence. The college facilities include multiple general classrooms, a modern science wing, a multipurpose Education and Community Activity centre, including weights room, mezzanine, basketball, netball and volleyball courts. A comprehensive Technology centre catering for wood, metal and foods. A state of the art music studio with recording capabilities, a well-stocked library with a digital library available to staff, students and families.  Current restructure of the sports fields to include an oval and two soccer/hockey pitches to compliment the multipurpose tennis and basketball courts. The Senior Study Centre was opened in 2013, giving senior students the opportunity to work in an adult learning environment. MooroolbarkCollege is renowned for its ICT focus with students in Years 7 – 9 able to be part of the iPad program, and has  many ICT laboratories and laptop trolleys to all rooms.  Projectors and interactive whiteboards are available in most rooms.

Curriculum: Mooroolbark College boasts a strong record of academic excellence with the Victorian Certificate of Education and throughout all other years. Pathways such as Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE), Vocational Education and Training in Schools (VETis) and Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) programs are also offered for students at senior levels. The college focus is principally on academic excellence. This diverse curriculum includes over 40 electives to choose from in Years 9 and 10. Programs are developed with high standards set to challenge and extend all students.
Initiatives to support student engagement include: Years 7 – 9 Aspire program for talented Maths, Science, English and Music students, Year 8 Cultural Studies; single-sexed English and Physical Education classes in Years 8 and 9; intensive Health Education program from Years 7 to 10; and Year 10 Work Experience. The LOTE taught at the college is German. The college operates on a four-period day, featuring 70-minute periods to allow for engagement and student-centred learning. The college also boasts excellent technology facilities which complements a Learning Management System that allows for 24/7 online/mobile communication between parents/guardians, students and staff. A well-resourced curriculum support centre has a policy for integration into regular classes of students with Department of Education and Early Childhood Development Funding (student needs are established in consultation with guidance officers and parent/guardians).

Sport: The college has a strong inter-house sports program including swimming, athletics and cross-country. The college also competes in a wide range of inter-school competitions at all levels and divisions. The school has strong links with the AFL through its Sports Leadership program at Year 9 and also gives students the opportunity to undertake the Duke of Edinburgh Program at Year 9.

Student welfare programs: The pastoral care structure, implemented in 2009, is centred on the student, with their most immediate pastoral needs being met and nurtured by their home group and subject teachers. The college promotes a warm and accepting environment in which students feel safe and happy, in order to develop responsible personal and social growth in students. All students and staff are allocated to House groups (Blue Thunder, Red Devils, Yellow Stingers and The Green Machine) which are vertically structured (7-12) for pastoral programs. Home group teachers are responsible for the pastoral care of a specific group of students. House Leaders and Cluster Leaders are responsible for the well-being and progress of students within the House/Cluster Group that they lead and for pastoral care in their House/Cluster Group as students’ progress from Year 7 through to Year 12. The college also has a strong Behaviour Management Policy. Student Leadership is an essential component of the outstanding emphasis on citizenship within the overall college program. Mooroolbark College has a fine tradition of providing opportunities for students. The Leadership Program includes College Captains, College Vice-Captains, House Captains and Middle School House Captains, Student Representative Council office bearers and members, Peer Support Leaders and a Year 12 Social Committee. The students are actively involved in the operation of the college and regularly host guests and visitors. There is a wide range of extra-curricular activities, including tours to Central Australia and China and camps to Queensland, Tasmania and South Australia, Rubicon and a Year 7 Transition camp.

School Information

Mooroolbark College
  • Type: Government
  • Coeducational or single-sex: Coeducational

  • Faith-based: None
  • Year: Year 7 - Year 12
  • Day/Boarding: Day School
  • Enrolment: 1155 Students
  • Interview Required Upon Enrolment: No
  • International Baccalaureate Programs offered:
  • ESL Support: N/A
  • Scholarships Available: No
  • Gifted and Talented Program: N/A
  • Preschool or Early Learning Centre: N/A
  • After School Care/ OOSH Options: None
  • Fees: Free (Government School)
  • Address:186 Manchester Road, Mooroolbark
  • Phone:03 9727 8100
  • Fax:03 9727 8188

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