|Location||Manor Lakes P-12 College|
|Department||Manor Lakes P-12 College|
|Role Type||Secondary Teacher|
|Contact Name||Renee Liprino|
Manor Lakes P-12 College opened in 2009 and is located on Minindee Rd, Wyndham Vale. The college currently has an enrolment of 3000 students. The enrolment is expected to stabilise in the primary years and to continue to increase at secondary level. The backgrounds of our students reflect a cultural and socio-economic diversity. The college has a Student Family Occupation (SFO) of 0.552 which indicates that there is a level of disadvantage within our community. Approximately 16% of our student population come from a language background other than English.
The vision of Manor Lakes P-12 College is `Dream, Believe, Inspire'. The college aspires to create a vibrant and harmonious community of learners who have a confident belief in their ability to learn, grow and succeed. ‘Achieve’ is under consideration to be added to ensure we keep a focus on improving student learning.
We are proud of the steady development of the College and the culture of learning that is being embedded. We strive to provide the best possible education for our students and support for our staff. Our philosophy ensures that our teaching practice is focussed on our students’ learning needs, and this is backed by current research about how students learn.
The College aims for an inclusive and welcoming culture for all families and students within our Designated Neighbourhood Area. We have established a number of programs and structures to provide appropriate learning environments and programs for all students including students with additional learning needs, complex and/or multiple disabilities.
The college has developed partnerships with local and wider community agencies and organisations. We have partnerships with the Smith Family (Wyndham Community Hub & Learning for Life), Wyndham City Council (including the Wyndham Vale Community Learning Centre), and various educational settings (e.g. Wyndham Community and Education Centre, Real Schools, etc.) and higher education settings (e.g. Victoria University – Early University Program, Melbourne University Kwong Lee Dow Scholarship program, Latrobe University – Intern and Monash University program). Our Sports Academy has affiliations with the NRL and Melbourne Storm, North Melbourne FC, Werribee FC, and Western Jets, Western United in the ASL and Melbourne United in the NBL.
The College has, and will continue to have, a relentless focus of continuous improvement in all aspects of College life, particularly focussing on improving learning outcomes for all students. All staff are members of Professional Learning Teams and School Improvement Teams which focus on using data and evidence to identify areas to improve, and will work towards achieving goals as set out in the college’s Strategic Plan.
All new staff to Manor Lakes P-12 College participate in a comprehensive induction program which clearly outlines the college vision, expectations and pedagogical approaches. Regular communication with all members of the community is achieved through keeping the college website, newsletters, Facebook, Compass, face to face meetings and information sessions and forums.
The final stage of building works has been completed, and has resulted in a senior secondary classroom and administration centre and a secondary gym. In addition to the new build, we have 18 relocatable buildings that house 34 classroom spaces across both primary and secondary sectors. These are in addition to permanent classroom and specialist buildings as well as staff offices, staff rooms and administration areas. The outside areas of the College are substantially upgraded and a grounds development plan ensures a systematic approach to further grounds improvement.
Our staff are committed to enhancing their skills and developing their capacity as teachers by involving themselves in professional learning opportunities (external and internal), coaching, mentoring, and being actively involved in Professional Learning Teams and the Professional Learning Community.
The College is committed to developing, maintaining and sustaining relationships between the school and home through events such as: Open Classrooms, Celebrations of Learning, Parent Helpers, Parent Information sessions, Community Forums, Year level celebrations such as Year 12 graduation, and Performing Arts showcases such as the Big Day Out, and Western Edge Youth Arts.
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