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Dear Parents/Guardians,

We are excited to announce that Mount Ridley College will be moving to Compass to host our Parent and Student Portal as of Monday 2nd November 2015. Using Compass allows you to access up-to-date and meaningful information about our College and your child’s progress. Compass includes many different features, including the ability to:

  • ·         Monitor your child’s attendance, and enter approval for absence or lateness,
  • ·         Communicate with your child’s teacher, and update your family contact details,
  • ·         View your child’s timetable and the school calendar,
  • ·         Monitor your child’s homestudy and assessment tasks,
  • ·         Download and view your child’s progress and semester reports,
  • ·         Book parent-teacher conferences (this feature is being introduced in 2016), and
  • ·         Pay and provide consent for events, excursions, incursions, Essential Education Items, electives etc. (this feature is being introduced in 2016)

Compass is a web-based system that is accessible on any modern web browser (IE, Firefox, Chrome, Safari) or by using the Compass iOS or Android Apps. Search for ‘Compass School Manager’ in the App store.

As per normal practice use your provided credentials, just remove the ‘F’ from your username. Follow the link, on our Mount Ridley College home page (top right hand side of the home page) to access Compass. Alternatively, if you are having trouble finding the Compass link you can go to http://schools.jdlf.com.au where you can search for and find our school’s direct URL.

Upon first login, you will be required to change your password and confirm your email address and mobile phone number. These details may be used by the school for password recovery and email communication throughout the year.  If you have lost your details or forgotten your password, you can recover your details by clicking the ‘Don’t know your username/Forgot your password?’ link on the front page.


The full suite of modules that Compass offers will be implemented over the coming months, as we head into 2016. This new program eliminates the need for the previously used Konnective app, which will be phased out in 2016, as all communication can now be held within one application. You may find that access to the current Parent Portal may lapse towards the end of October, however please note that we are trying to minimise any interruptions to access. Please login when the new program goes live on Monday 2nd, November and explore what Compass has to offer. As always if you have any concerns or questions please do not hesitate to email;

contact@mountridleycollege.vic.edu.au

Yours sincerely,

Lino Pagano

College Principal

Access Compass by clicking the image above.

Welcome to our website.  My name is Lino Pagano and I am delighted to be the Foundation Principal of Mount Ridley P-12 College.  Throughout its formative years, the College has successfully created a dynamic learning community centred on high expectations of students’ achievements and supported by robust structures and practices.

 

Established in 2009, Mount Ridley P-12 College has built comprehensive curriculum and transition programs aimed at catering for the needs of all students through their various stages of development.  Indeed, the Prep to Year 12 nature of the College allows for an uninterrupted emphasis on the social, emotional, cultural and academic needs of all students.  Through a caring and safe learning environment, individual students are encouraged to think, reflect and develop into life-long learners.  In this way they can take their place in society as content, informed, responsible and active citizens in the global community, prepared to deal with a rapidly changing world and work environment.  For this reason the College motto of ‘Preparing today’s students for tomorrow’s opportunities’ truly comes in to play.

 

A rigorous selection process has been utilised to employ a professional team of educators and support staff for the purpose of continually developing teaching and learning strategies that match the educational opportunities provided by the 21stcentury.  Staff at the College are dedicated, caring, highly skilled and versatile professionals, committed to developing the full potential of each student through the implementation of effective personalised learning programs.

 

The College’s values of personal success, respect, tolerance, honesty, trust and responsibility underpin its stimulating and harmonious learning environment.  Students are empowered to model these expectations and behaviours.  Through the MRC Student Leadership Program, our student leaders actively contribute to further developing the College’s teaching and learning programs.

 

We pride ourselves on the various partnerships we have developed with our parent body.  Parents are encouraged to take an active role in their child’s education and have been involved in programs such as Classroom Helpers, Home Study information sessions and Open Mornings: volunteering in the many events organised by the Parents and Friends Association; or working collaboratively on College Council in continually supporting the learning needs of our students.

 

In exploring our website, you will be provided with a glimpse of student experiences across the College.  Indeed, the talents and achievements of our students and staff are many and varied with learning taking place anywhere and anytime – in our purpose built learning neighbourhoods and specialist facilities; on sporting fields; during excursions and camps; through work on a range of community ventures; on work experience; in partnership projects with our sister schools in Italy and Japan; and on Community Days.  Positive and productive relationships are encouraged in order to provide students with opportunities to expand their horizons through collaborative ventures with members of the broader community.

 

Our educational environment is unique and it is a pleasure working with members of the College community in continually creating an atmosphere of learning that is innovative and conducive to the discovery of knowledge and the development of a real sense of achievement for all.

 

Lino Pagano

COLLEGE PRINCIPAL

Mount Ridley P-12 College, established in 2009, is located in the City of Hume, one of Melbourne's growth areas. Situated on a 13.66 hectare site along Hampton Street in Craigieburn and approximately 26 kilometres north of the CBD, the College includes provision for primary and secondary students. The projected long-term enrolment is 475 primary students and 1,100 secondary students, with a peak enrolment that will be considerably higher. It is envisaged that enrolments will rise rapidly in line with the experience of other schools in the Craigieburn area. Currently there are 1540 Prep - Year 10 students.  As a result of staging the College's growth, Year 11 students will commence in 2014, bringing the College’s overall enrolment close to 1800 students.

 

The masterplan provides for a College with curriculum provision and facilities for students in Prep to Year 12 governed by a single School Council. It incorporates an innovative and flexible design to meet new and changing pedagogical approaches to State education. Located adjacent to the community hub developed by the Hume City Council, the College is working closely with the early learning and childcare centre in integrating learning and teaching programs so as to achieve a seamless transition into primary school. Adjoining recreation facilities established by the Hume City Council, Stockland, the AFL and both the Calder Cannons and North Melbourne Football Clubs are also providing opportunities for shared ventures. The College has developed a Community Garden project which is focussed on providing students of all ages with the opportunity of working with outside community groups for the purpose of learning, applying and sharing practical sustainability and health living skills.

 

Construction of Stage 1, the Prep-4 area, was completed in 2009. The buildings are based around Learning Neighbourhoods with creative, interactive and reflective spaces in each neighbourhood. There are Prep, Years 1 and 2 and Years 3 and 4 Learning Neighbourhoods. The creative spaces are being used for small group work and for problem solving or project based work. In the centre of each of the neighbourhoods there is a `family room'. This space is being used for social interactions, team teaching and larger group work. The aim of the `family room' is to assist students improve their communication skills and prepare them for life in the wider community. There is also reflective space for individual work, reading, collaborative work and computing. The buildings open onto outdoor learning spaces that provide additional interactive settings. An art area is also incorporated into each neighbourhood. In addition, there is a separate music space, a multipurpose room and gymnasium that can be used for the performing arts and indoor recreational activities. A canteen, resource library and administration area service the P-4 Learning Neighbourhoods.

 

Stage 2 facilities (Years 5-8) were opened in 2010 and saw the commencement of Secondary School provision beginning with Year 7. The $7 million project includes two Learning Neighbourhoods incorporating art facilities, large interactive learning and teaching spaces, lecture and creative studios, and specialist science rooms. As in the Prep to 4 buildings, each Learning Neighbourhood has flexible learning areas that promote creative, interactive and reflective practices. An administration area servicing the needs of the Middle School is based in one of the Learning Neighbourhoods, accommodating the Middle School Principal, support and senior staff. Teaching teams are also located across the two Learning Neighbourhoods. A full sized gymnasium, performing arts centre and outdoor stage have also been constructed. The performing arts centre includes a music studio, instrumental music learning pods, drama room and exhibition gallery.

 

The opening of Stage 3 of the building program occurred in 2011. At $4.1 million, this building project consists of the College's main administration facilities, student services and counselling area, a student cafeteria, conference facility and 150 seat tiered auditorium. State-of-the-art hospitality/food technology classroom kitchens are directly linked into the cafeteria's commercial kitchen facilities so that it can be utilised as an added resource for students. A Resource Centre featuring computer pods, a quiet reading area, internet style café, exhibition and display areas, and reference and research spaces has also been built. The completion of this project saw the College extending its Teaching and Learning programs to Year 8.

 

Construction of Stage 4 was fully completed in May 2012. It consists of technology, multimedia, visual arts and senior science facilities. A major feature of the art and technology facility is the series of external courtyard areas which will allow students to undertake projects involving the use of materials such as paint, clay, wood, metal and fabric. A senior student art studio, lecture theatrette, exhibition area, and high-tech TV and film studios have also been built. The Year 9 Learning Neighbourhood has been operational from the beginning of 2012. It focuses on continuing the development of skills and knowledge through core offerings, along with the opportunity of undertaking specialised programs. The learning environment supports students in building the habits of taking responsibility for directing their own learning through personal learning plans - habits that will last long beyond their school years. The addition of these facilities has enabled the College to offer programs for our Year 9 students.

 

The final stage of construction will include Learning Neighbourhoods for Years 10-12 students. When finished, Stage 5 of the masterplan will include the addition of much needed counselling, administrative and teaching and learning spaces for our senior students (Years 10 – 12). In the meantime, DEECD has provided a number of relocatable General Purpose Classrooms (GPC’s) and temporary specialist facilities.

 

When fully established, the College will consist of three Sub-Schools:

  • Junior School (Prep to Year 4)
  • Middle School (Years 5 to 8)
  • Senior School (Years 9 to 12)

 

Each Sub-School is overseen by a Sub-School Principal.

 

 

 

Multiplication Games and Activities

Online Homework help for Year 4 - 12 Students

Literacy and Numercy Arcade Games

 

 

 

Various Learning Games and Activities

Mathematics Program

Junior Social Reading Program

 

 

Spelling Program

Maths Activities

 

 

Maths Tutoring Program
for Years 7-12

 

Coming Soon