Secondary News

Girls Cricket

J. Williams

Congratulations to our Girls Cricket team for their win last Friday 1st November at the Interschool Event.  They will go on to play at the Regional level.  Well done girls.  Photo above.

Mildura Show 2019: Visual Art Success

D. Watson (Art Teacher)

Congratulations to all the students from Merbein P-10 College who displayed their work at this year’s Mildura Show.  Following is the list of prizes awarded to the secondary students.

1st.Prize Year 9 Printmaking      Tyler Hyder-Hobson

2nd. Prize Year 10 Painting         James Pullen

1st.Prize Year 9   Collage             Demi Rogers

1st.Prize Year 8   Painting            Emma Martin

All the work on display was of a high standard and showed fantastic creativity and skill. 

October Student of the Month Awards

Congratulations to the following students who were presented with the Student of the Month Awards at today's Whole School Assembly.  Well done!



































 LatishaDe Koning













Information for Year 9 Parents and Carers

C. Blackie

A meeting was held recently with the Year 9 students to go over some of the opportunities and responsibilities students can expect next year in Year 10. 

The most important information discussed was the standards that students are required to meet to be able to attend our Graduation events. Students will receive many reminders about these standards, but now is a good opportunity to think about whether they are currently meeting those standards and what they may need to do to improve.

Next year our Graduation will change to a new format, as the size of our year level groups from 2020 onward makes the current format unworkable.  It is likely that we will split the current single evening into two separate events, a shorter Graduation Ceremony for students and parents and a Graduation Dinner for students only.  For those of you who have had children attend Mildura Senior College, this format would be similar to the MSC Graduation and the Year 12 Dinner.  We will consult with staff and students before settling on the Graduation format but we wanted to flag now that this will be changing.

One very important thing that we still need to discuss with Year 9 is the Leadership Roles for 2020. Shortly we will open nominations for our SRC Executive. Five positions will be available:

  • SRC President
  • SRC Vice President
  • SRC Secretary
  • SRC Executive Member (2)

The Student Leadership elections will be held as full preferential voting with no staff input into the result. This ensures that the students elected have the support of their peers.  We strongly encourage students to nominate for these important roles, which have a growing and valued place in the life of our school.  

If you have any questions or concerns about athe topic, please notify the school.  We look forward to a successful end to Year 9 and a great start to Year 10 in 2020. 

Year 10 Graduation Information

C. Blackie

It is nearly time to celebrate the achievements of our Year 10 Class of 2019 and the end of their time at Merbein P-10 College at our Graduation Ceremony. This year’s event will be held at Club Da Vinci on  Friday 6th December from 6.00pm to approximately 10.00pm.  Below are the key details for this year’s event:

- Tickets are $35.00 per person

- All attendees - including students - must purchase a ticket

- Tickets are available for purchase now from the school's main office. 

 - In addition to their own ticket, each student is allocated 2 guest tickets to allow parents or carers to attend

- In the case of blended or step families, allowances can be made for all parents to attend. Please contact the College office to discuss

- If a student is not able to have two parents present and wishes to invite a family member other than a parent or carer to use the other ticket, they can complete an application form available from the Year 8-10 Learning Centre Office

- Tickets include finger food

- This is an alcohol-free event. Soft drinks will be available on the night at bar prices

- Bookings must be finalised by Friday 23 November

- Bookings can be made by phone or in person at the College office

- Payment for tickets is due by Friday 30 November

- The Graduation Ceremony is a semi-formal event

- Students attend Graduation as individuals and are not required to have a ‘partner’ for the evening

- If students are unsure about their eligibility to attend, they should see Mr. Blackie as soon as possible. A reminder of the minimum standards students must meet to receive an invitation to the Graduation is included below.  We look forward to welcoming students and families to this great event. If you have any questions or concerns please email Chris Blackie at : . 

Student Minimum Standards Required to attend the Graduation.

• Students must achieve a Satisfactory result in at least 12 of their 16 subjects. 

• Students must complete two weeks’ Work Experience.

• Students must complete all Assessment Tasks to a satisfactory standard. 

• Students must complete at least 80% of homework sheets in Mathematics. 

• Students must actively participate in at least 80% of practical sessions in Health & Physical Education. 

• Students must consistently submit work on time 

• Minimum attendance of 85% (recorded per session not per day).  Attendance data is available on Compass Attendance. 

• Consistently high standard of behaviour  required. 

• Consistent, year-round wearing of College Uniform.

School Wide Positive Behaviour (SWPB)

The expected behaviours for Year 7-10 students.