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Leadership Blog

29
Jun
2016

Could We Be Better Prepared?

Last week was the first official ‘exam week’ at the College when all Year 11 students undertook their first exams towards achieving their WACE.… more

22
Jun
2016

Keeping You In The Loop

Over the last two weeks we have had two significant events at the College, both at the Secondary Campus, but issues that involve us all.… more

15
Jun
2016

It's still a journey, but we're getting there

There is a time and process with regard to change and school improvement.… more

8
Jun
2016

Reflection On Our Recent SCEA Conference

Last Thursday and Friday, while the students were having a holiday and some of you maybe had an extra loooong weekend, we were at our biennial conference run by SCEA called “Better Education”.… more

1
Jun
2016

Our Environmental Treasure

Encouraging children to appreciate and enjoy the natural, outdoor environment has become a global focus in recent years.… more

25
May
2016

Academic Extension at MCC

All parents believe their children to be gifted and/or talented. So do we!… more

18
May
2016

The thing about kids

I can’t think of a better job than working with kids ……… no really.… more

11
May
2016

The Impact of the Home Learning Environment on children’s learning

There are many ways parents can help their children value learning.… more

4
May
2016

From the Principal's Desk

Every term we will be having an Open Parent Forum, as we are this evening. … more

27
Apr
2016

What does research say about parental involvement in learning?

Hundreds of research studies have been undertaken in recent years to determine the effectiveness of parental involvement on student learning.… more

6
Apr
2016

Term One 2016 Interim Reports

Interim reports will be mailed out tomorrow for all students. … more

30
Mar
2016

Thinking about our vision, values and mission

Our vision is where we are going: what are we here for and what are we on about. What does success look like for us? Our mission is how we get there, what action or steps do we take.… more

22
Mar
2016

NAPLAN helps teachers to help your children

In May, students will be sitting national tests in Literacy and Numeracy. … more

16
Mar
2016

Musings on NAPLAN from one of MCC’s teachers

I thought I knew the meaning of numeracy but I was wrong. Mathematics has always been one of my most confident subjects to teach until I had an opportunity to learn more from our Director of...… more

9
Mar
2016

Personalising Learning

I once read this slogan on a poster: “You are unique; just like everybody else.” As parents we know that our children truly are unique. … more

2
Mar
2016

Being Clear About Bullying

There are few more ill-defined words in the English language at the moment than the word bullying. Let me try to clarify...… more

24
Feb
2016

Why have Parent Open Nights?

Why have Parent Open Nights? The purpose is to give parents voice and an opportunity to ask questions as well as make suggestions. … more

17
Feb
2016

The Most Important Thing About You

Prov 4:23 "Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life". It is a most emphatic statement about what is most important in determining the course of your life. … more

10
Feb
2016

Why rules, uniforms and haircuts?

I was speaking to a young man this morning with Mr Anderson at the Secondary Campus and it inspired me to jot down the gist of our conversation. We were dealing with uniform standards.… more

3
Feb
2016

From the Principal's Desk

There has been a recently developing field of psychology, led by Seligman, called Positive Psychology. Rather than studying what’s wrong with people in order to fix it, Positive Psychology...… more