8.15 am to 4.15pm
Monday to Friday
Tel 03 9581 5200
Principal - Linda Brown
Assistant Principal - Bronwyn Moline
Assistant Principal - Carol Duggan
Director of Junior School - Lisa Kosack
Director of Middle School - Deb Jarvis
Director of Senior School - Sylvia Christopoulos
Attendance & Absences
Students should aim for an 100% attendance record. They are expected to attend school regularly and remain at school and in class until officially dismissed.
Year 7-10 absences: Parents/guardians use Compass to log when and why before 9am.
VCE student absences: Parents/guardians contact the VCE Office on 9581 5231 before 9am and update attendance on Compass. If contact is not made on the day of absence, an explanatory note must be brought from home on the day the student returns and handed in to the VCE Office for VCE students. All notes should be written and signed by a parent/guardian and must clearly show the student’s name, form and date of absence.
Late arrival - after 8.50am
Years 7-10 must sign the arrival book at the General Office and take the white late slip to class.
VCE students sign in at the VCE Office.
It is your responsibility to ensure your child attends school every day. Learn about your responsibilities and what you can do to help your child's attendance. Schooling is compulsory for children and young people aged from 6 -17 years. School participation will help your child develop important skills, knowledge and values to further their learning and participation in the community. Attending school every day also helps your child develop crucial social and emotional skills such as good communication, resilience and the ability to work in teams.
Children and young people who regularly attend school and complete Year 12 have better health outcomes, better employment outcomes, and higher incomes across their lives. For more information: https://www.education.vic.gov.au/school/parents/behaviour/Pages/attendance.aspx
Second Hand Uniform Shop
Open during the term on:
Tuesday 2.45pm - 3.45pm
Wednesday 8.15am - 9.15am
Reimbursement after sale of items is by bank transfer. Cheques are not issued.
Please label all items for the second-hand uniform shop clearly with:
- Seller's name and contact details
- BSB and Account Number
Please hand in items to the General Office.
If you have any queries please, contact Carolyn Page, Finance Manager.
Uniform Supplier - Costume World
Shop 5 1291 Nepean Highway, Cheltenham
T: 9584 7006
Assessment & Reporting
A parents' guide to assessment and reporting can be found on Compass under School Documentation, which is located in the Community tab on the menu at the top of the page. The guide is also on the website under the Curriculum tab. Guide for parents.
8.30am to 4.30pm, school days
Many of the school's spaces are available to hire including the gym and lecture theatre.
For information on hire rates and availability, contact Bronwen Peterson, Facilities Manager
on 9581 5200.
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Statement of commitment to child safety
Mentone Girls’ Secondary College is committed to safety and wellbeing of all children and young people. This will be the primary focus of our care and decision-making.
Mentone Girls’ Secondary College has zero tolerance for child abuse. Mentone Girls’ Secondary College is committed to providing a child safe environment where children and young people are safe and feel safe, and their voices are heard about decisions that affect their lives. Particular attention will be paid to the cultural safety of Aboriginal children and children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds, as well as the safety of children with a disability.
Every person involved in Mentone Girls’ Secondary College has a responsibility to understand the important and specific role he/she plays individually and collectively to ensure that the wellbeing and safety of all children and young people is at the forefront of all they do and every decision they make. Please refer to our policies on our website: http://mgsc.vic.edu.au/our-college/mgsc-policies/ for detailed information.