Deputy Principal's Report

Term one is now in full swing for our Year 7-10 Mornington students. It is important that we encourage our young people to get involved with as many co-curricular activities as possible and, where possible, just … “Give it a go”.

When we have this growth mindset, amazing things can happen for us all.

We have many students involved in co-curricular opportunities already, such as swimming before school with Mr Di Paolo on a Tuesday and Thursday morning, and a large number (sometimes the very same students) involved with cross-country training on a Monday afternoon with Mr Luppino.

I was fortunate this week to visit Mrs Latrobe’s Year 7 Science Class (Kolbe House) and observe the students using design and construction principles as well as teamwork to build towers using only paper, sticky tape and paper clips. The results were impressive. I’m looking forward to visiting more classes as the year progresses.


Tuesday 13 February was the anniversary of national Sorry Day, which allowed students to reflect on the impact of European settlement on Indigenous Australians. Many thanks to Mr Virgona and our senior students for providing our junior students with the opportunity to commemorate the event.


To finish I would like to say how impressed I have been with the way the overwhelming majority of students have embraced our focus on personal presentation and the correct wearing of the uniform. The impact has been immediate and, obvious and while I understand we still have work to do, I am very grateful to students and parents alike for their efforts in ensuring all students are looking their absolute best.


Wishing you continued blessings.


Stephen Veneris
Deputy Principal | Head of 7-10 Campus Mornington