A Bit About Us
Mortlake College is a Prep to Year 12 learning environment that serves the rural district surrounding Mortlake, a sheep, beef, cropping and dairy farming area about 50 kilometres north of Warrnambool. Our student enrolment is 220 and we have 26 teaching staff and 7 school support staff.
Our school has a focus on continuous improvement in every aspect of school life. We aim to maximise each student’s potential so that all will experience success.
The values of our school are epitomised in our house names, 'Inspire, Endeavour, Succeed'.
Mortlake P-12 College
General Advice - Update
All Mortlake College students we will be on school holidays from Today at 2:30 p.m. This will be assessed by the State Premier & Chief Medical Officer.
After the holidays we will be either moving back into a normal school setting or an online learning environment. This will evolve over time.
Please be patient and make looking after your family the number 1 priority.
Our school will send out information after the holidays about learning at home. We will be using google classrooms as our major platform.
I understand that students have been working hard at home on some school work and contacting teachers ect. If you are not a VCE student it is time now to stop take a deep breath and focus on having a rest, take time to keep in touch with family and friends but above all do so by practicing social distancing and following all advice that we are given. If everyone does the right thing we will all experience successful outcomes however if people choose to do the wrong things your poor choices and actions will impact on others’ lives.
Being at school this week has been a strange experience and it makes me feel a bit lost as I really miss the daily interactions with students, staff and parents and community members. However with a bit of luck and a huge team effort we will be able to reconnect in person soon. Stay the course do the right thing for everybody else.
Being confined to home for an extended period of time can cause stress and conflict. Tips for looking after your children during isolation include:
Should we need to go into this zone please be patient it is not the same as school and we must understand this from the beginning. It will not be 9 a.m. – 3:20 p.m. everyday. It will also be guided by access as some people do not have the internet connect or the connection maybe poor. I know last night the internet did not work on the farm for me for a number of hours. We may have to send out hard copy work. VCE students please keep studying as you would normally in Term 1 holidays. Please take a ‘chill pill’ we will work through it together. It is very complex but it is something that will evolve over time
Best form of communication is by email your enquiries to: email@example.com.
I would also request that you do not bombard teachers 24/7 with communication as we move forward. As things change, we will provide you all with updates ASAP. Keep washing your hands regularly.
Thinking of you all in this difficult time.
All the best,
Mortlake P-12 College Principal
Mortlake P-12 College
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