I warmly welcome you to Mount Erin College, a wonderful school that is dedicated to the success of every child. Our strategic business plan is to take advantage of being a mid-sized school and to focus on each individual through a process that personalizes their learning.
2016 is an exciting year for Mount Erin College with our $9 million Stage One Building Program delivering stunning new facilities which provide state of the art facilities across a wide range of specialist areas. With a Design, Arts, Technology and Science Centre at one end of the College and a Performing Arts, Hospitality and Physical Education Centre at the other, students will experience state-of-the-art 21st century learning environments. The architectural design has been informed by the latest in educational research on best practice in teaching and learning. Technology underpins the learning in all areas and the augmented sound system ensures our Deaf and Hard of Hearing students are well supported. It is a very exciting time to be part of Mount Erin College.
As Principal, I am privileged to lead a school with strong, innovative teaching teams dedicated to the success of every student. I believe that strong relationships are at the core of all learning. The ongoing relationships between students, teachers and parents are highly valued and make Mount Erin College stand out. Visitors to the College often comment the friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Students are encouraged and supported to take risks in their learning, to strive for excellence and to achieve beyond their goals. We have a very clear vision for education and a set of values that reflect our belief that students can aspire. Creating an inclusive, personalised learning environment is vital to maintaining this positive school culture.
Mount Erin College is a high performing school, offering a wide range of programs to cater for diverse student interests and passions. They include a SEAL (Select Entry Accelerated Entry) Program; a DEAF Education Centre; a comprehensive Sport program including the Sports Academy for high achieving athletes; an Arts Academy for students who are passionate about the performing and visual arts, and a wide-ranging VCE program. We have established partnerships with a number of Universities to enable access for our students to many exciting tertiary pathways. The College has a dynamic Arts program, offering drama, instrumental music and a College choir. With a range of camps and excursions; a sister school in Indonesia; an Equestrian group; an active Student Leadership Program; including the Order of Australia Award winning program “Supportive Friends”; it is a rich and supportive learning community. The College has established outstanding community links with the Village Baxter and Peninsula Health which provide many enriching opportunities for our students.
In 2014, The Age named Mount Erin College as one of the 5 most improved secondary schools in the State for VCE results. The results for 2015 improved again taking the median study score to 30. This is a great achievement and reflects the hard work and dedication of staff and the on-going focus on improving student outcomes.
It is an exciting time for Mount Erin College and I invite you to see the school for yourself.