Secondary News

Year 10 Work Experience Update

C. Blackie

We would like to extend our thanks to all the local businesses, institutions, tradespeople and professionals who hosted our Year 10 students for their first week of Work Experience and those who will be sharing their knowledge and expertise this week as well.  We are proud of the positive feedback we have received from employers so far.

'The Beat' Report

C. Blackie

This week our Year 9 band gave two awesome performances at 'The Beat' 2019 schools concert. Thanks to Noah, Milla, Skye, Indi, Byren, Josh and Cooper for representing Merbein P-10 College.


Year 10 - The University of Melbourne Kwong Lee Dow Young Scholars Program

C. Blackie  

Applications are now open for The University of Melbourne's Kwong Lee Dow Young Scholars Program. In recent years, several Merbein P-10 students have been accepted into this program which aims to support students to prepare for tertiary education and offers preferential entry to the University of  Melbourne courses.  Learning Centre Leaders will approach selected students about making an application, however all eligible students are welcome to apply. To find out more about the KLD Young Scholars Program, visit

School Wide Positive Behaviour (SWPB)

The expected behaviours for Year 7-10 students.


Year 8 - Expression of Interest for Alpine

R. Morgan  

Year 8 students who are interested in the Alpine School for Student Leadership in 2020 can collect an Expression of Interest note from Mr Morgan.  The Expression of Interest note will need to be returned by Wednesday 11th September.

Doctors in Secondary Schools

Remember our doctor’s room is open every Tuesday from 10am–3pm for secondary students.  Student appointments can be made through staff at the school or by calling the Merbein Family Practice on 03 5025 2511 or students can simply drop into the rooms at recess or lunch on Tuesdays. This is a great service, not just when students are sick but for things like prescriptions, asthma and anaphylaxis plans, catch-up immunisations, mental health and any other issues facing secondary students.  Students will need to give their Medicare Card details to the GP clinic.  An easy way to do this is for the student to take a photo of the card on their phone.  Parents do not need to attend appointments with students but are very welcome to come along if the students wish.