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TOGETHERAPARTTOGETHER MAKING COEDUCATION EVEN BETTER

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FROM THE PRINCIPAL

STUDENT PERFORMANCE

GOVERNANCE

FINANCE

STAFF

FACILITIES

STUDENTS

STRATEGIC PLAN

VCE RESULTS CLASS OF 2017

WELLBEING

DESTINATIONS

STAFF REGISTER

Mentone Grammar COMMUNITY REPORT 2017


FROM

THE PRINCIPAL In this momentous year we also welcomed a new Chair of the Board of Directors, Mr Geoff Ryan AM, and celebrated the immense contribution Mr Simon Appel OAM has made to the life of the School, upon his retirement as the role of Chair. We are indeed fortunate to retain his foresight and wise counsel as a continuing member of the School Board. The year ended as it began, with great celebration. We posted our best ever VCE results in a year that also included five sports premierships, an incredible stage production of Les Misérables in our new theatre and an expo of exceptional student artworks in our new gallery space. All along, the positivity around the School was second to none.

IT WAS ANOTHER AMAZING YEAR AT MENTONE GRAMMAR. No doubt, a memorable highlight of the year was the long awaited opening of the Creativity Centre, that has significantly enhanced the landscape of our Campus.

The happy, healthy culture that so many people contribute to is something of which we are all very proud. It has been such a significant contributor to our ever-increasing enrolments and I am grateful to everyone who contributed to it in a positive manner. This year, Mentone Grammar celebrated 94 years as a School and with a Centenary looming it has been incumbent upon us all to keep ensuring that the history we are creating is a good one. Such can certainly be said of 2017. The establishment of the Creativity Centre precinct will have a significant impact on the culture of our School for many years to come. The breadth of programs we can now offer are inspiring in their forward thinking and specialisation and will keep our students at the forefront of performance, visual and technical studies. The changeover of Chair of our, ever-stable, School Board from Mr Simon Appel OAM to Mr Geoff Ryan AM has also been both well received and positive for the School’s governance. Without stable governance

schools can struggle – such is certainly not the case here and I take this opportunity to thank not only Geoff and Simon, but all our Directors. This year also saw the retirement of our inaugural Head of our Primary School, Eblana. Mr John Nolan joined the School at an interesting time in our history and led the Eblana Campus with wisdom and compassion over the last 14 years. A great deal was achieved during his tenure as Head of Eblana and, as a School, we should be extremely grateful to John for his leadership of our youngest students. We finished our 94th year in great shape but knowing that there is still so much more we can do to continually improve this remarkable School. This publication summarises the strategic and business developments of the School for 2017. Once again, we are proud of the growth and exceptional academic achievements of our students who are such joyful, welladjusted young people. They are certainly great ambassadors of our proud Anglican heritage and of our seven School Values of Caring, Respect, Endeavour, Discipline, Integrity, Resilience and Service. I thank all who have made a contribution to Mentone Grammar in 2017 and congratulate our Community on its success. In particular I thank the School Board, the School Executive, staff and students along with parents and our many supporters.

LABORE ET HONORE MAL CATER PRINCIPAL

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OUR VISION

Mentone Grammar’s vision is to develop resilient young people with a wide range of skills, interests and attributes to take their place in a changing world, through a leading coeducational environment which challenges and motivates within a caring community.

OUR MISSION

Mentone Grammar’s mission is to provide its students with a contemporary learning environment in which well-resourced and committed staff lead engaging academic, pastoral and cocurricular programs.

OUR VALUES

As an Anglican School we value: Caring, Respect, Integrity, Endeavour, Service, Discipline and Resilience.

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GOVERNANCE Management of Mentone Grammar School is directed from the Board of Directors which provides overall governance and strategic direction. Operational matters are delegated to the Principal.

MENTONE GRAMMAR BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2017

Attendees

Mr Simon Appel OAM

Ms Nicole Bradshaw

(CHAIR)

PhC, FAIM, FAICD Pharmacist (retired as Chair July 2017) Rev. Kevin Pedersen B. Theol, B. Marketing, Dip Min Minister of Religion Mr Troy Riley BA (Politics/History) General Manager Mrs Gigi Williams B App Sci, FRPS, FBCA, FAIMBI Mr Ross Joblin

Mr Malcolm Cater (PRINCIPAL)

B Bus (Acc), Dip Ed, MACE, MACEL, MLM Ed

(BUSINESS MANAGER)

Ms Amanda Codila BA (Psych), MA (Psych) Human Resources Manager

Mal Cater Principal Deborah Frizza Deputy Principal – Strategic

MENTONE GRAMMAR SCHOOL FOUNDATION LIMITED Mr Simon Appel OAM PhC, FAIM, FAICD (Pharmacist) Mr Ian Larsen Company Director Mr Peter Royston B Juris LLB Attendees

Mr Geoff Ryan AM B.Com, BEd, Grad Dip Curriculum, Dip Ed, FACE, FACEL, AAIM, MAICD Educational Consultant (appointee Chair July 2017)

The operations of the School are managed by the Executive Committee, which comprised the following 2017 leaders:

B Bus (Acc), CPA, GAICD

(DEPUTY CHAIR)

LLB (Hons), Dip Corp Mgmt, FAICD, FCIS Company Executive

CORPORATE STRUCTURE

Mr Malcolm Cater (PRINCIPAL)

B Bus (Acc), Dip Ed, MACE, MACEL, MLM Ed

Jarrod O’Neill Deputy Principal – Operations Nicole Bradshaw Business Manager Cameron Lancaster Head of Frogmore Natalie McLennan Head of Greenways James Walton Head of Bayview John Nolan Head of Eblana Tim Macdonald Head of Teaching and Learning Wayne Reed Student Performance Manager

Ms Nicole Bradshaw (SECRETARY)

B Bus (Acc), GAICD CPA Business Manager

Richard Keely Human Resources Manager Kathryn Lawlor Executive PA

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STAFF STAFF PROFILE In 2017, 242 staff members contributed to and actively supported Mentone Grammar’s diverse range of Teaching and Learning educational and wellbeing programs. The School employed 171 academic staff members, 17 academic support staff and 54 operations staff. Mentone Grammar staff comprised: 70.7% teaching staff 7  % learning program support staff 22.3% operations staff. In 2017, two Indigenous staff members worked at the School. In 2017, 30% of the academic staff worked part-time. This enabled staff the opportunity to blend their professional and family responsibilities. For other staff, working part-time enabled them to assist with the care of their parents, return to work after extended leave or to facilitate specific transition to retirement plans. This created some job-share opportunities. The Mentone Grammar workforce comprised 67% female and 33% male staff members where the gender composition varied significantly between the different campuses, year levels, faculties and operational departments.

STAFF ATTENDANCE & RETENTION There were 192 academic days in the 2017 school year with academic staff attending an amount commensurate to their full-time or part-time fraction. In total, academic staff were absent for an average of eight days in 2017. Absences included Long Service Leave, Personal Leave (Sick and Carer’s Leave) including some extended Personal Leave, Bereavement and Compassionate Leave. This equated to a 4.36% absentee rate per academic staff member. Long Service Leave may be taken by long-term staff members after 10 years of service to our School Community. The turnover rate of academic staff in 2017 was 8%, which equates to 92% retention rate.

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ACADEMIC STAFF QUALIFICATIONS All teachers at Mentone Grammar are registered with the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT). A full register of Teaching staff and their qualifications are listed as an addendum to this Community Report. Staff are invited annually to advise of any additional formal qualifications they have successfully completed. Formal qualifications of all staff members are also listed annually in the School yearbook, The Mentonian.

SUPERVISING PRE-SERVICE TEACHERS Mentone Grammar hosted and supervised 28 Pre-Service Teachers in 2017. This is an opportunity for our teachers to give back and enrich the education sector by guiding, coaching and shadowing the next generation of school teachers. We recognise the reciprocal benefits, that learning runs both ways from the teacher to the student and vice versa, as the students expose our teachers to new methodologies, research and technology. Hosting university students also provides the School with the opportunity to identify high quality Gradates for future employment. In 2017 we employed six Graduate Teachers across four Faculties and three Campuses.

PROFESSIONAL LEARNING Relevant Professional Learning continued to be available for all staff, both academic and operational. This includes facilitating onsite workshops, conferences, curriculum and compliance updates and skills training. The School invested $302,835 in professional learning for staff in 2017, which equates to an average of $1,251 per staff member. The introduction of a new Position of Responsibility, Head of Teaching Practice, ensured that the academic program strengthened its strategic intent and focus for our Staff Conferences and regular in-house Professional Learning sessions. The appointment of a new Head of Bayview Campus and the introduction of Assistant Heads of Faculty added a new richness to developing and maximising the talents and capacity of current staff.

Staff were encouraged to identify and attend targeted external professional learning activities that addressed their specific learning priorities, including skill development, updates on curriculum development and study designs, access to new technology and conferences. In 2017 we continued to maximise and enhance the use of the Learning Management System (LMS) to embed it into the daily educational practice of the teachers for students to access daily and for parents to regularly access student progress updates and feedback. In 2017, Visible Learning was further developed, with a focus on implementing various Formative Assessment strategies to reinforce student learning. We continued the focus on the RULER Emotional Intelligence program across the Eblana, Bayview and Greenways Campuses. Faculty based professional learning addressed Formative Assessment, specific teaching methodologies and curriculum development. Campus based professional learning addressed students’ individual and collective needs related to appropriate ‘age for stage’ education and development. Staff members were actively encouraged to attend targeted, professional external Faculty Network and Independent Schools Victoria (ISV) meetings, briefings and conferences, relevant to their specific areas of professional responsibility and disciplines.

Examples of formal and informal Professional Learning undertaken in 2017 included: TEACHING AND LEARNING FOCUS  Post Graduate, Graduate and Certificate IV qualifications  Visible Learning – formative assessment and feedback  Peer Classroom Observations and Feedback Learning Walks  VCE curriculum updates, Examiners’ Reports and Study Designs Data Interpretation Curriculum Development  VIT’s Effective Mentor Program (in support of graduate teachers)


Literacy and Reading Numeracy Early Childhood Education Team Building Learning Styles  University of Melbourne Network of Schools  Monash University: Saudi Arabian School Immersion Program Professional Supervision Sessions  Internal Conferences: including guest speakers and workshops on curriculum development and skill enhancement  Subject or year level workshops: facilitated by internal staff or by relevant professional associations  Local, interstate and international educational leadership and development conferences.

WELLBEING FOCUS  Student Health, Pastoral Care and Wellbeing RULER Program Adolescent Mental Health Students with Additional Needs.

GOVERNANCE FOCUS Induction Program for New Staff  Mentone Grammar Executive Team and Middle Management conferences  Educational Leadership and Management forums  Child Safe Standards training sessions  Occupational Health and Safety updates  School Law, Governance and

STUDY ASSISTANCE During 2017, seven staff members undertook additional post graduate Masters Level studies, each applying to be supported financially with a study assistance payment to contribute toward their university tuition fees, with the premise of sharing knowledge and skills with Faculty colleagues.

Compliance MG Policies and Procedures. All staff members were expected to prepare a report or presentation to share their professional learning with relevant colleagues so that the benefit of attending and the return on investment on the training was maximised, across the School. Staff continued to attend ongoing First Aid and health related training sessions facilitated by our accredited School Nurses and agencies. In total:  64 staff completed Apply First Aid (Level II) 76 staff completed CPR training  196 staff completed Emergency Management of Allergy and Anaphylaxis training.

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STUDENTS The majority of our students reside in the bayside suburbs of Mentone, Parkdale, Beaumaris, Mordialloc and Cheltenham. Our International student intake of 59 students predominantly came from China, Korea and Japan with 39 male students and 20 female students enrolled from Year 9 to Year 12.

Student population 2017 Girls

572

Boys

977

Total

1549

STUDENT ATTENDANCE Mentone Grammar student attendance levels were consistent across all year levels. Whole School average attendance: 95.51%. Attendance at Mentone Grammar is managed by House/Mentor roll call each morning and an electronic classroom roll is marked at the beginning of each class. Classroom teachers reconcile their class attendance with the School absentee list daily. Discrepancies are addressed by the Campus administrators, on a daily basis, in Eblana, Bayview, Greenways and Frogmore.

Mentone Grammar Student Attendance Rates: Total School Days

Total Attendance Days

Total Absent Days

% Attendance Rate

% Absentee Rate

41

184

7544

226

97

3

1

37

184

6808

263

96.13

3.87

2

42

184

7728

395

94.88

5.12

3

47

184

8648

298

96.55

3.45

4

50

184

9200

346

96.24

3.76

5

67

184

12328

471

96.18

3.82

6

77

184

14168

593

95.81

4.19

7

182

184

33488

1483

95.57

4.43

8

171

184

31464

1510

95.2

4.8

9

169

184

31096

1763

94.33

5.67

10

190

184

34960

1790

94.88

5.12

11

206

184

37904

2236

94.1

5.9

12

171

184

27048

1406

94.8

5.2

Year Level

Students Number

0

08

School Days

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STUDENT RETENTION Proportion of Year 9 students retained in Year 12.  Total number of students who began Year 9 in 2014: 151  At the end of 2014, nine Year 9 students had left the School.  At the end of 2015, 17 Year 10 students had left the School.  At the end of 2016, 6 Year 11 students had left the School.  At the end of Year 12, 139 of the 151 students who had attended Mentone Grammar in Year 9 completed their VCE at the School.  In 2017, another 35 students had joined the School as 171 students completed Year 12 and 10 Year 10 students enrolled in the Mentone Grammar Intermediate VCAL Program.

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VCE RESULTS

CLASS OF 2017 Mentone Grammar’s 2017 Valedictorians ended the year on a high when they achieved the best results in 94 years. There were celebrations all round as the Teaching and Learning strategic plan that included increased resourcing, superb facilities, a dedicated teaching team and a high performance culture delivered the very best opportunity for our 171 Year 12 students to excel. Most importantly, our students graduated as well rounded young adults with great skills, confidence and sense of community.

OUR BEST RESULTS

EVER! The School was happy to report: 35% ATARs over 90 Top 10% in Australia 63% ATARs over 80 Top 20% in Australia Median ATAR 84.65 DUX and Perfect Score 99.95 - Joshua Nung 11 ‘Perfect’ Study Scores 15.5% ATARs over 95 Top 5% in Australia 48% Grades A or A+ 21% Study Scores over 40

Ten students attained ATARs over 99

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The School congratulated Joshua Nung on his perfect ATAR of 99.95 and the achievement of School Dux. Joshua’s key to success was ‘maintaining a consistent effort’ and having ‘supportive friends’. ‘The teachers are high quality and Mentone Grammar is a place for growth’ said Josh. Josh is now studying Science/Computer Science at Monash University. The School also congratulated Isabelle Koh who achieved an impressive score of 99.7. Isabelle’s advice to the 2018 Year 12 cohort was to ‘keep a balance’ and ‘to get involved in sport, cocurricular activities and social activities as they help reduce stress’. She also said ‘the teachers at Mentone Grammar are great’ and the School ‘provided plenty of opportunities for other activities’. Isabelle is now studying Science/Arts with a major in Zoology.


Congratulations

to the Class of Across the year level there were many high achieving students who excelled in their areas of interest and were terrific leaders and role models for many younger students. The following Valedictorians were applauded for their success in a broad range of passions and academic pursuits:

2017 At the beginning of 2018, Head of Teaching and Learning, Tim Macdonald, shared with staff the impressive comparative figures of improvement over the past five years that ratify the success of the strategic direction of the School. He maintains that these positive results can be attributed to: The successful Literacy Program across the Campuses V  isible Learning and Formative Assessment Improving results at Year 10 level

VALEDICTORIAN AWARDS 2017 ACADEMIC MERIT AWARDS CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE A  rtissimo Music Award Nicholas Sheppard Artissimo Dance/Drama Award Anna Mallows T  he Good Samaritan Prize Sophie van Vliet The Principal’s Award for Art Isabelle Koh A  rt & Design Acquisitive Prize Mackenzie Bascombe The Spirit of Mentone Grammar Award Stephanie Wilson T  he Gibson-Roberts Memorial Prize Max Rothberg The Simon Appel OAM Medal

Improved pathways High expectations and equally high support.

ATAR SCORES OVER TIME:

2013 2017

Median

82.25 84.65

%80+

53% 63%

%90+

26% 35%

STUDY SCORES OVER TIME

2013 2017

40+%

10.38% 21.27%

Median

33 35

50s

2 11

State Rank

85th

36th

Thomas Siedle

ACADEMIC MERIT AWARDS Fraser Angus Harry Austin Leina Cato Jeffrey Fong Mingyuan Gao Jemima Gordon Austin Hollingsworth Isabelle Koh Kristi Lenton Anna Mallows

Ellen Mooney Joshua Nung Winnie Panczel Zac Scherger Jonas Schulze Nicholas Sheppard Thomas Siedle Charlotte Sutton Tom Zallmann Christine Zhong.

Tim thanked the 11 teachers whose students achieved a perfect score of 50 and in keeping with the School’s belief that, ‘It takes a village to raise a child’ he also thanked all staff for the collaborative work that is achieved across the Campuses for a 50 to ultimately be achieved. Tim reminded staff that the challenges ahead remain:  Continuing to embed a high performance culture across the whole School  Continuing to improve higher order thinking at the VCE level A continued commitment to improve best teaching practices. Congratulations to all.

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CLASS OF 2017 12

CLASS OF 2017 DESTINATIONS Victorian Universities (88%) Employment (6.5%) Independent Institutions (3.5%) Interstate and Overseas Engagements (1.5%) TAFE (0.5%)

CLASS OF 2017 VICTORIAN UNIVERSITY DESTINATIONS Monash University (46%) University of Melbourne (14%) Deakin University (14%) Swinburne University (13%) RMIT University ( 6%) Victoria University (3%) Independent Colleges (3%) La Trobe University (0.5%) Australian Catholic University (0.5%)

CLASS OF 2017 COURSE DESTINATIONS Management & Commerce (22%) Health (18%) Natural & Physical Sciences (16%) Society & Culture (13.5%) Creative Arts (11%) Engineering (6%) Information Technology (5.5%) Architecture & Building (4.5%) Education (2.5%) Food & Hospitality, Personal Services (1%)

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STUDENT PERFORMANCE AT MENTONE GRAMMAR Since 2010, Mentone Grammar has based assessment of student performance (Years 3-12) on a comprehensive data collection system that has assessed students from Year 3 to Year 10 every school year, via external standardised assessment tools. This, along with internal assessment, has provided teachers, parents and students with valuable information supporting learners as they progress. Each year, all students in Years 4, 6, 8 and 10 undertake an externally conducted Education Skills Profile Test. Students undergo testing in general reasoning, verbal reasoning, non-verbal reasoning, mathematical performance, reading, spelling and written expression. Each of these areas is measured using a stanine scale. Stanine scores are derived from percentile ranks and help in overcoming the problem of changing units along the percentile rank scale. The stanine scale is divided into nine categories, for which digits 1 to 9 are used. A stanine of 9 indicates a very high performance relative to the reference group (Victorian students of same age), while a stanine of 1 indicates a very low relative performance. The results from our testing process were made available to parents and have been particularly informative for our Teaching Staff. Students who achieved high stanine results in specific areas have been identified and then, through communication with the family, were invited to participate in our Enrichment Programs. The Enrichment Programs sometimes involved students in this category being withdrawn from class to work with the Learning Enhancement Team or on occasions attend out of class sessions. Students with low stanine scores were also identified and participated in our Support Program designed by the Learning Enhancement Team. Ongoing support was usually developed in consultation with an educational psychologist and sometimes involved further detailed testing. The following table indicates our average stanine values for each of the tested areas in Years 4, 6, 8 and 10 via the ESPT tests. All tests were conducted during the 2017 school year. Students from other schools who enrolled to begin in Year 7 at Mentone Grammar were tested at the end of Year 6 and their results are included in the Year 6 section of the tables that follow.

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2017 ESPT Testing

Maths Performance

Reading Comprehension

Spelling

Written Expression

Year 4 cohort Mean

6.14

6.05

5.50

5.80

Year 6 cohort Mean

5.81

5.97

5.10

5.71

Year 8 cohort Mean

5.87

5.89

5.56

5.67

Year 10 cohort Mean

6.83

6.03

5.53

5.91

State Means

5.00

5.00

5.00

5.00

This table is only a summary of the data which is provided to teachers and parents on the achievement of individual learners. Once again, all cohorts displayed skills and knowledge above the State Mean.

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PROGRESS REPORTS The Allwell data can give evidence of effective teaching and learning as matched cohorts are followed through the process. Below is the progression data for our 2017 Year 6 and Year 8 cohorts. Predicted effective learning would result in similar stanine means from test to test. The growth in Writing can be attributed to measures taken at Mentone Grammar in recent years to enhance the literacy program. Other results have been examined for contributing factors and possible improvements to teaching and learning practices.

Matched Year 6 cohort 2015 - 2017

Matched Year 6 cohort 2015 - 2017

59 students sat both tests

59 students sat both tests 2015

2017

2015

2017

Test

Mean Stanine

Mean Stanine

Test

Mean Stanine

Mean Stanine

Maths Performance

6.00

Reading Comprehension

5.80

5.85

Maths Performance

5.86

5.85

5.93

Reading Comprehension

5.90

5.89

Spelling Written Expression

5.83

4.92

Spelling

5.40

5.56

5.37

5.49

Written Expression

5.46

5.64

GREENWAYS LONGITUDINAL STUDY Assessment data from students who undertook Achievement Tests conducted by Allwell Assessment Services late in their Year 8 school year and then again early in Year 10 (Matched Cohort) is used in this analysis. The assumption is that growth or otherwise can be mostly attributed to their Year 9 Academic Year (since 2014 spent in the Greenways Campus). The figures highlighted are the Mean Stanines of the matched students. State Average for achievement in each of these tests is Stanine 5. Therefore, if a student learnt as predicted their achievement stanine should remain the same in subsequent testings as compared to others in the State. The table below compares the data from two years prior to the implementation of Greenways (when 94 was operating), with the five years that it has been running. The final columns highlight the value adding due to learning in the Greenways Campus. The data shows positive growth compared to the pre-Greenways years and general improvement across all areas.

94

Greenways

Yr 8 Yr 10 2010 2012

Yr 8 Yr 10 2011 2013

Yr 8 Yr 10 2012 2014

Yr 8 Yr 10 2013 2015

Yr 8 Yr 10 2014 2016

Yr 8 Yr 10 2015 2017

Yr 8 Yr 10 2016 2018

Maths

5.91

6.16

4%

6.27

6.25

0%

6.30

6.46

3%

6.29

6.57

4%

6.22

6.83

10%

6.19

6.78

10%

6.20

6.27

1%

Reading

5.25

5.14

-2%

6.09

6.03

-1%

5.95

6.34

7%

6.22

6.36

2%

5.87

6.22

6%

5.87

6.25

6%

6.01

6.29

5%

Spelling

5.72

4.88 -15% 6.16

5.43 -12% 5.98

5.50

-8%

5.88

5.49

-7%

5.62

5.38

-4%

5.77

5.75

0%

5.39

5.67

5%

Written Expression

5.09

4.94

5.97

6.44

10%

5.55

6.16

11%

5.65

5.73

1%

5.65

6.04

7%

5.65

6.24

10%

-3%

5.74

4%

5.83

Performance decline Improvement

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STUDENT PERFORMANCE SYSTEM At Mentone Grammar, student learning is measured using a combination of internal assessment and external data received via comprehensive online reports. These are designed to enhance and validate internal assessments and build a more accurate picture of the strengths and weaknesses of each learner. The results from ESPT, NAPLAN and internal assessments form the basis for strategic planning within our Teaching and Learning Team and our Faculties. The three sets of data are entered into our Student Performance System which is utilised by all staff. The Student Performance System allows the School to monitor an individual’s progress over time, as well as identify areas of strength and areas of opportunity for improvement in our subject-based planning and delivery. At the beginning of 2017, we launched the Parent Dashboard of our Student Performance System. The Parent Dashboard provides parents with a detailed view of their son/daughter’s current learning profile. It includes full learning behaviour reporting as well as academic progress in the form of an interactive progress chart and details regarding all individual assessments. The Parent Dashboard is an up-to-date reference point to inform constructive and forward looking conversations between staff, parents and students.

NAPLAN AT MENTONE GRAMMAR Once again, testing occurred at Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 via the National Assessment Program, Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN). This testing is conducted across Australia for every child in each of these year levels. The students are tested in five categories: Reading, Writing, Spelling, Numeracy and Grammar and Punctuation. These results are reported back to parents in terms of national levels and where students are ranked in terms of national averages.

Reading

Writing

Spelling

Grammar and Punctuation

Numeracy

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Year 3 Mean

Year 5 Mean

Year 7 Mean

Year 9 Mean

National

431

506

545

581

State

446

516

552

584

Mentone Grammar

495

554

582

622

National

414

473

513

552

State

428

486

524

561

Mentone Grammar

437

520

567

612

National

416

501

550

581

State

423

504

549

581

Mentone Grammar

456

530

580

595

National

439

499

542

574

State

450

506

548

574

Mentone Grammar

509

543

581

596

National

409

494

554

592

State

421

503

562

597

Mentone Grammar

477

544

609

637

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SUMMARY

YEAR 7:

The 2017 NAPLAN results for Mentone Grammar are positive with significant improvement made across many Domains and Year levels from 2016. Mentone Grammar cohorts performed better than the State in all Domains.

All Domains improved from our 2016 results. Mean scores were at a five year high for Writing, Spelling and Numeracy. Significant improvement in Mean difference against the State is seen in all Domains, except Reading where the difference remained consistent.

YEAR 3: Significant improvement was seen in Reading, Numeracy and Grammar and Punctuation, with Mean Scores achieved in each being the highest in five years. Writing showed improvement from 2016 and also improved on the Mean difference against the State. Although our Mean Spelling score dropped slightly on 2016, there is improvement on the difference between the Mentone Grammar Mean and State Mean which indicates that our comparative performance has improved in Spelling.

YEAR 5: Great improvement was seen in Year 5 with the cohort achieving the highest Mean Scores in five years across all Domains and great improvement on the difference between the Mentone Grammar Mean and State Mean.

YEAR 9: Our Year 9 Writing Mean was at a five year high, while our Reading Mean score equaled 2014 for a five year high and our Numeracy Mean score equalled 2015 for a five year high. The 2017 Mean score for Spelling dropped slightly compared to last year. Grammar and Punctuation remained consistent, however, both improved on the Mean difference against the State, indicating comparatively greater improvement than that at State Level. The Literacy NAPLAN results provide evidence of the success of initiatives that have been undertaken at Mentone Grammar over the past few years, designed to enhance Literacy Education.

INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS VICTORIA SURVEYS Since 2010, Mentone Grammar has participated in a range of surveys administered by Independent Schools Victoria (ISV), designed to support School improvement. These included Student Satisfaction, Parent Satisfaction, Staff Satisfaction and Exit Surveys. The data obtained is used throughout the School as an important measure of community success and contributes to improvement planning. Viewing the data longitudinally allows the School to look for trends, evaluate initiatives and provide commendation where appropriate for community members.

2017 PARENT SATISFACTION SURVEY

2017 STUDENT SATISFACTION SURVEY

In 2017, 336 parents took part in the LEAD Parent Satisfaction Survey, responding to statements using a scale of 0 to 10, to evaluate their perceptions of Mentone Grammar.

In 2017, 664 students from Years 5 to 11 (265 girls and 399 boys) took part in the LEAD Student Satisfaction Survey, responding to statements, using a rating scale of 0 to 10, to evaluate their perceptions of Mentone Grammar.

Longitudinally, it is evident that parents’ perception of Mentone Grammar remains strong across all surveyed areas, with record highs in average rating achieved in 8 out of the 10 surveys Domains. Top rated Domains include Resources (8.82), Overall satisfaction (8.55) and Recommend to Others (8.44). The biggest gain from last year is seen in the Learning Outcomes Domain (8.32 up from 8.12). Top Headline Indicators include: The School is a safe place to learn (9.02).  Students have access to high quality materials and resources that help them learn (8.88).  The School provides an excellent environment in which to learn (8.76). The School has outstanding resources for students (8.76). Parents are made to feel welcome to visit this school (8.74).

Longitudinally, the results remain above the ISV average in 15 out of 16 Domains. Top rated Domains include Resources (8.14), School Ethos/Values (7.72) and Academic Rigour (7.64). Top Headline Indicators include:  I have access to high quality technology and resources that help me learn (8.23).  My School is a safe place in which to learn (8.12).  My teachers expect high standards of learning from me (8.06).  I am happy to be at this School (7.88).  My teachers encourage me to improve the standard of my learning (7.79). The following tables compare longitudinally the means obtained by Mentone Grammar as compared to ISV means.

The top three reasons for choosing the School as indicated by parents are: The facilities and resources. I felt it suited my child’s needs better than other schools.  The emphasis on the development of sound morals, values, beliefs and attitude.

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ISV Parent Satisfaction Survey 2017 Academic Program Quality of Teaching Learning Outcomes Pastoral Care Discipline and Safety Parental Involvement Resources Year Transitions Recommend to Others Overall Satisfaction

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

ISV Overall Mean

7.98

8.01

7.99

8.03

8.05

MG Overall Mean

8.00

8.10

8.15

8.26

8.38

ISV Overall Mean

7.96

8.01

7.96

7.97

8.02

MG Overall Mean

7.91

8.10

8.09

8.12

8.13

ISV Overall Mean

8.00

8.03

8.01

8.03

8.07

MG Overall Mean

7.92

8.03

8.06

8.12

8.32

ISV Overall Mean

8.25

8.26

8.23

8.23

8.27

MG Overall Mean

8.20

8.26

8.25

8.26

8.39

ISV Overall Mean

8.09

8.12

8.09

8.10

8.12

MG Overall Mean

8.20

8.32

8.16

8.25

8.30

ISV Overall Mean

8.08

8.10

8.08

8.12

8.16

MG Overall Mean

8.11

8.23

8.23

8.27

8.26

ISV Overall Mean

8.23

8.25

8.23

8.27

8.31

MG Overall Mean

8.56

8.54

8.56

8.66

8.82

ISV Overall Mean

8.05

8.08

8.05

8.07

8.09

MG Overall Mean

8.00

8.21

8.19

8.25

8.34

ISV Overall Mean

8.45

8.46

8.41

8.53

8.43

MG Overall Mean

8.31

8.46

8.38

8.48

8.54

ISV Overall Mean

8.47

8.48

8.42

8.52

8.46

MG Overall Mean

8.32

8.49

8.37

8.44

8.55

ISV Student Satisfaction Survey 2017 2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

ISV Overall Mean

7.50

7.50

7.54

7.58

7.59

MG Overall Mean

8.20

8.13

8.16

8.21

8.14

ISV Overall Mean

7.20

7.19

7.20

7.19

7.20

MG Overall Mean

7.40

7.42

7.55

7.56

7.31

ISV Overall Mean

7.30

7.30

7.34

7.34

7.30

MG Overall Mean

7.70

7.74

7.74

7.73

7.19

ISV Overall Mean

7.50

7.50

7.51

7.49

7.49

MG Overall Mean

7.80

7.75

7.82

7.79

7.66

ISV Overall Mean

7.30

7.31

7.33

7.31

7.28

MG Overall Mean

7.70

7.73

7.72

7.67

7.49

Personal Development / Leadership

ISV Overall Mean

7.30

7.30

7.32

7.30

7.30

MG Overall Mean

7.60

7.67

7.71

7.66

7.56

Discipline and Safety

ISV Overall Mean

7.50

7.47

7.49

7.46

7.43

MG Overall Mean

7.90

7.89

7.96

7.87

7.62

ISV Overall Mean

7.50

7.53

7.57

7.57

7.54

MG Overall Mean

7.80

7.83

7.90

7.90

7.72

ISV Overall Mean

7.60

7.58

7.58

7.54

7.50

MG Overall Mean

7.80

7.91

7.85

7.77

7.59

ISV Overall Mean

7.50

7.54

7.54

7.55

7.50

MG Overall Mean

7.80

7.85

7.88

7.77

7.63

ISV Overall Mean

7.50

7.52

7.53

7.50

7.50

MG Overall Mean

7.80

7.81

7.81

7.80

7.64

ISV Overall Mean

7.20

7.19

7.21

7.21

7.20

MG Overall Mean

7.50

7.46

7.53

7.53

7.36

ISV Overall Mean

7.20

7.21

7.22

7.21

7.20

MG Overall Mean

7.50

7.53

7.62

7.53

7.33

ISV Overall Mean

7.30

7.33

7.35

7.30

7.35

MG Overall Mean

7.70

7.69

7.72

7.66

7.51

ISV Overall Mean

7.20

7.23

7.25

7.25

7.24

MG Overall Mean

7.60

7.56

7.63

7.59

7.35

ISV Overall Mean

7.50

7.66

7.68

7.69

7.17

MG Overall Mean

7.80

8.33

8.29

8.23

7.47

Resources Academic Program Quality of Teaching Learning Outcomes Pastoral Care

School Ethos / Values Peer Relationships Transition Academic Rigour Feedback Teacher Knowledge Teacher Practice Teacher / Student Rapport Global Student Satisfaction

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FINANCE Mentone Grammar School is a company limited by guarantee. The following charts set out the School’s income and expenses broken down by funding sources.

INCOME 2017 Fees and Levies - including local and international students (75.5%) Government Grants (19.0%) Other (5.5%)

Fees and Levies (including local and international students) Government Grants

$34,154,061 $8,599,419

Other $2,492,863 $45,246,343

EXPENSES - CONSOLIDATED Salaries and employee benefits (64.1%) Education and general costs (27.5%) Property and maintenance (7.6%) Finance (including interest and bank charges) (0.8%)

Salaries and employee benefits

$27,253,941

Education and general costs

$11,720,783

Property and maintenance Finance (including interest and bank charges)

$3,216,213 $358,595

$42,549,532 $2,696,811

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FACILITIES

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In 2017 the School Community enjoyed the culmination of an ambitious building plan that dramatically improved the entire Campus. The imposing new Creativity Centre is central to all year-level Campuses and sits alongside the Aquatics and Sports Centres to complete a well-rounded offering of exceptional cocurricular venues on Campus. The Centre has transformed the School and is now a community hub for the Arts and Technologies, not only within the School but for the entire Community. Additionally, on the northern edge of the Mentone Campus the Middle School gymnasium began a dramatic renovation to create a specialised Years 5 & 6 Learning Centre. Now open (2018), the Keith Jones Learning Centre is an attractive, progressive space that offers the best in architectural comfort and technical infrastructure. Mentone Grammar also owns 17 hectares of Playing Fields at Keysborough providing facilities for many community events and sports including tennis, hockey, rugby, soccer, football and cricket. In 2017, plans were also ratified for an extensive upgrade of facilities around the Playing Fields. This undertaking is planned for completion in 2019. The School also owns a beachside educational facility at Shoreham. The Shoreham Camp operates as an ‘extended classroom’ for experiential learning programs that include the marine environment, conservation and exploration and places of local geographical and historical significance. Mentone Grammar is committed to ongoing improvement of all facilities and grounds with respect to maintaining and planning for a safe and sustainable future.

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STRATEGIC PLAN

IT TAKES A VILLAGE TO RAISE A CHILD.

2016-2020 As part of the School’s Strategic Plan, 2016-2020, we have a number of programs or initiatives that have been introduced. To give context, towards the end of 2015 and throughout 2016, the focus was on developing new programs and initiatives and resourcing these programs. On track, 2017 was the year in which these new programs were introduced and 2018 will be a year of refinement and will begin our launch into the School’s Centenary celebrations. DEB FRIZZA DEPUTY PRINCIPAL - STRATEGIC

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STRATEGIC PILLARS The Strategic Plan comprises six pillars and the following provides a summary of the developments that occurred in 2017, in relation to each of these pillars:

1 TEACHER QUALITY  he newly appointed Head of Teaching Practice began her first complete year in the role. The Faculties T continued to focus on Visible Learning and associated Professional Learning with a focus on effective feedback. In total, 24 teaching staff took part in an individualised coaching program with mentors from Monash University and we joined the University of Melbourne Network of Schools and formed associated partnerships.

2 ACADEMIC DEVELOPMENT The Student Dashboard continued to evolve and the School improved its collection of data. The VCAL pathway option began with the first group of Intermediate students qualifying at the end of 2017 and the Year 12 Study Centre was completed at the beginning of Term 4. Work commenced on the Years 5 & 6 Specialised Learning Centre (completed in 2018), and the School completed its curriculum mapping of Indigenous Education at Mentone Grammar.

3 COCURRICULAR OPPORTUNITIES

In 2017 the School completed its first year of the Mentone Grammar Sports Coaching Academy and a season of Creativity was presented as a cocurricular option for senior students in the specialties of Dance, Drama, Music, Visual Arts and Technology.

4 SAFE, HEALTHY, CARING ENVIRONMENT In 2017, a review of mentoring across the School was completed. This included a review of transitions across the School; RULER continued to be the main focus in Kindergarten through to Year 9 and Frogmore students looked at aspects of The Resilience Project. In that connection, students began ‘mindfulness’ sessions each morning in the Frogmore Senior Campus. School communications were improved with the launch of a new website, along with an updated version of the Learning Management System. Work also commenced on a Sustainability Review.

5 STRONG GOVERNANCE The School continued to maintain a very strong financial position, particularly in regard to enrolments and waiting lists, well into the future. The Board of Directors completed a Governance Survey as part of the Independent Schools Victoria suite of surveys for the first time and provided very positive feedback.

6 ENROLMENT PROFILE The School continued to be a single campus, community based coeducation school, with strong enrolments across each Campus of the School.

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STUDENT WELLBEING

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SAFE, HEALTHY, CARING ENVIRONMENT Mentone Grammar recognises that student wellbeing and student learning outcomes are intricately linked, and understands the importance of fostering programs which enhance the development of students’ social and emotional competencies. In 2017, students from ELC to Year 9 developed their emotional intelligence using the RULER approach (created at Yale University) through the ongoing education and implementation of the RULER program which is designed to support a positive and safe school environment. Through tools such as the Class Charter, The Mood Meter, Meta Moment and the Blue Print, students built on their ability to recognise emotions in themselves and others, understand the causes and consequences of their emotions and developed tools to regulate their emotions. In the senior years, we saw a re-structure of the House system, where students were grouped vertically and allocated a mentor and a House Coordinator, enabling the ability to strengthen mentor and peer relationships. The mentor program across Years 5-12 focused on working with students to build positive relationships, develop empathy, emotional intelligence and enhance responsible decision making in order to help students learn how to manage challenging situations and develop their leadership skills. We commenced the year with a new Wellbeing Centre, accommodating psychologists, nurses, chaplains, careers counsellors and a learning enhancement team. This included a ‘one-stop shop’ for counselling support, careers advice, a health centre, helpful and accessible resources, spaces to relax, a kitchenette and small break out classroom spaces. The team prides itself on developing happy, healthy and high-achieving young people who can reach their full educational and personal potential. It was a busy and dynamic year, where students grew and participated in many new experiences whilst developing their skill base and wellbeing toolbox.

ACROSS THE SCHOOL, WELLBEING ISSUES ARE ADDRESSED VIA A RANGE OF PROGRAMS AND EVENTS, SUCH AS: Mindfulness practice Study Skills and exam preparation Peer Support Programs Growth mindset Yoga sessions Specialised lunchtime sessions Respectful Relationships sessions

Sex Education Drug and Alcohol Information sessions International Student Support sessions Cybersafety online use Values for Life (decision making)  Social Skills Groups/Building Relationships Groups Local and International Learning Journeys  Acknowledging National and International Wellbeing Days, such as RUOK Day  SchoolTV (information portal for parents on youth issues)  Year 10 Cocurricular program (Enterprise Education, Respectful Relationships, Driver Education, decision making and coping strategies  Mentone Grammar Army Cadet Unit leadership training, camps and courses.

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STAFF REGISTER 2017 EXECUTIVE Malcolm J. Cater B Bus (Acc), Dip Ed, MACE, MACEL, MLM Ed, MAICD Principal Deborah Frizza M Ed, B Ed Deputy Principal Strategic Jarrod O’Neill B App Sc, Grad Dip Sports Sc, MSL Deputy Principal Operations Wayne Reed M Sc, B Sc (Education) Student Performance Manager Cameron Lancaster B ASc (Digital Technology), Dip Ed, MLMEd Head of Frogmore

TEACHING AND SUPPORT STAFF Debbie Agetzis (on Leave) B Ed (Secondary) Cert IV (Training & Assessment) Business Management/Legal Teacher Hanni Alston (Sem 1) BSc (Hons), M teach (Secondary) Mathematics/Science White House Coordinator Christina Altidis B (Mgt), Dip Ed, CPE, Cert IV (Workplace Training & Assessment) Business Management Teacher Head of Teaching Practice Anastasia Antoniadis B Ed (Primary) Eblana Teacher Year 2

Liam Bassett B Ed (P-12) English Teacher Year 7 Mentor Kara Baxter BA, Dip Ed (Secondary ACU) Psychology/Humanities Teacher Head of Humanities and Commerce Kristie Beames B Eng (Electronic) (Hons), B Ed (Secondary), M Sc (Maths Education) Frogmore Mathematics Teacher Assistant Head of Mathematics Vicki Beaumont BA (Early Childhood Education) ELC Teacher

Jaki Atwell Cert III (Children’s Services) ELC Coeducator

Liz Beech Dip (Management), Cert II & III (Business) Science Technician

Rachel Bainbridge B Ed, B (Visual Arts) Visual Arts Teacher Bayview

Susan Bennett Cert III (Children’s Services) ELC Coeducator

James Walton BA (Hons) English Studies, PGCE Secondary English Head of Bayview

Stuart Bainbridge MLM Ed, BA, B Ed Director of Sport -Summer Officer of Cadets

John Nolan B Ed, Dip (Primary Teaching) Head of Eblana

David Barber BA, MA, PGCE, Dip RSA Teacher of Languages

Craig Best BSc Dip Ed, Grad Dip (Outdoor Education) Mathematics Teacher Lionel Large House Coordinator

Tim Macdonald B Comm (Hons), BIS, M Teach Head of Teaching and Learning

Linda Barnard B Sc (Applied Mathematics), M Teach (Secondary) Mathematics Teacher Bayview Mentor

Natalie McLennan B Ed (Visual Arts), Cert IV (Workplace Training and Assessment) Head of Greenways

Nicole Bradshaw B Bus (Acc) CPA, GAICD Business Manager Richard Keely Dip Teach, B Ed Grad Dip (HR Development) Human Resources Manager

Megan Blake B Ed (Early Childhood), Cert III (Children’s Services) ELC Coeducator

Amanda Barnhoorn B Comm, Grad Dip (Education) Commerce Teacher Daily Organiser

Joanne Boyd Food Technology Technician

Lisa Barton B Ed (Secondary), B Sc Mathematics Teacher Marina Basin Certificate III (Children’s Services) ELC Coeducator

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Anthony Bingham B Mus, Dip Ed Director of Choral Studies Officer of Cadets

Alison Barnett Dip Teaching, M App Sc (Teacher Librarianship) Bayview Teacher Librarian

Vicki Baron BA (Business Studies), Dip Ed Expert Observer/ Commerce Teacher Assistant Head of Humanities and Commerce

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Debra Bernasconi Cert III (Children’s Services) ELC Coeducator

Kelly Brady BSc (Hons), Grad Dip Ed Science Teacher Year 8 Mentor Ben Bruin BA (Arts and Humanities), B Ed, Diploma (Creative Writing) Senior English Teacher David Bunyan Dip (Outdoor Recreation) Outdoor Education Facilitator Sarah Byrne BA (Early Childhood Studies), BTEC Higher National Dip (Early Childhood Studies) ELC Coeducator


Veronica Byrnes Cert III (Children’s Services) ELC Coeducator Colleen Carapetis Dip (Library & Information Services) Eblana/Bayview Library Assistant Sue Carey BA, Dip Ed, Grad Cert Careers Education Careers Counsellor Jacqueline Cartwright Dip Teach (Primary), Grad Dip Special Education (Hearing Impairment), Grad Dip Deaf studies (Auslan) Years 5 & 6 Coordinator Bayview Mentor Mandy Chamberlain Dip Teach (Primary) Grad Dip (Information and Communication Technology) Bayview Mentor Leigh Chislett BSc (Education), Grad Dip Bus (Comp), Grad Dip SpSc, FHR Bayview Mentor Libby Chislett M Ed (Special Ed) Dip Early Childhood Ed, B Ed ELC Teacher Director of ELC

Gavin Cornish B Mus, Grad Dip Ed, Cert IV (Assess. and Workplace Training) Head of Performing Arts, Director of Music Officer of Cadets Samantha Cunnington Dip (Children’s Services), Cert III (Children’s Services) Integration Aide ELC Coeducator Louise Daly B Ed (Drama Dance Sociology) Senior Drama Teacher Anderson House Coordinator Assistant Head of Performing Arts Rhonda Deed Dip Teach (Primary), Grad Dip (Library and Information Studies), Cert (Reading Recovery) Reading Recovery Teacher Michael Dimattina B Ed, Grad Dip (Bus Man) Mathematics Teacher Bayview Mentor Melanie Di Rosato Cert III (Children’s Services) ELC Coeducator Vic Djajamihardja B Sc (Hons), Dip Ed Frogmore Mentor Science Teacher

Nicky Chiswell BA (Hons) Psychology Psychologist/School Counsellor

Troy Drinan B App Sci (Hons), Dip Ed Eblana Sport Teacher Frogmore Teacher

Natasha Chrysanthou (on Leave) M Teach (Secondary) B Sci (Maths)

Timothy Duivenvoorden BSOR, B Bus Com (HRM), M Teach Cert IV (Outdoor Rec) Outdoor Education Facilitator

Tim Clark B Ed (Technology and Applied Studies) Digital Technologies Teacher Stuart Cleeve B Ed (Secondary), M Teach Greenways Mentor Officer of Cadets Matthew Cohn M Ed, B Mus, Cert IV (Workplace Training & Assessment) Head of Strings Music Teacher

Angela Eaton Grad Dip (Library and Information Management) B (Fine Art) (Hons) Library Technician (Audio Visual) Barbara Edgar B App Sci (Library and Information Services), Grad Dip Sc (Arc Rec) Frogmore Librarian Ursula Erdelyi-Götz LLB, BA, Grad Dip Ed Bayview/Frogmore Teacher of Languages

Gary Colling BA, Dip Ed Maths/Science/Technology Teacher Bayview Mentor

Umut Ersezer B Sc (Biology Major) Science Teacher Greenways Mentor

Aaron Cook BA (Hons), Post Grad Ed, M Ed (Lit Ed), M Ed (Hons) English/Humanities teacher Bayview Mentor

Wayne Essing B Ed (Primary) Bayview Mentor

Greg Evans B Ed (Primary) Eblana Teacher Year 3 Merrin Evergreen PhD (Education), M (Educational Studies), B Ed, Dip Ed, B App Sc (Biochemistry) Science Teacher James Farquharson B Ed (Secondary) Librarianship Cert II (Resource Operations) Humanities Teacher Officer of Cadets Miriam Floyd B (Early Childhood Studies), Dip Soc Sc (Child Care Services), Cert (Applied Social Sciences - Child Care Studies) ELC Teacher Tammy Frankland Dip (Children’s Services) Cert III (Children’s Services) ELC Coeducator Kate Frazer M Teach (Primary/ Leadership), B Comm (Journalism) Bayview Mentor Catherine Friend B Mus (piano/singing), A Mus A (piano/singing theory), MIMT, Grad Dip Ed VCE Music Teacher School Pianist/Accompanist Instrumental Music Teacher Robyn Fuerst Dip (Art & Design-Ceramics), Grad Dip Ed, Grad Dip (Visual Arts), Cert IV (Workplace Training) Visual Arts Teacher Jessica Galloway Cert (Hospitality), Dip (Tourism) Greenways Café Assistant Gracie Gao B Arts (App Linguistic: Teaching Chinese as a Second Language), M Teach Chinese Teacher Eblana and Bayview Assistant Head of Languages Wendy Gardner B App Sci (IT), M Teach (Prim Sec Ed) Digital Technologies Teacher Greenways Mentor Technologies Teacher Michele Gill B Ed (Design) Visual Arts Teacher Assistant Head of Visual Arts Amanda Gluyas Laboratory Manager

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STAFF REGISTER 2017 Jonathan Gooley (Sem 2) BA (Fine Art - Painting), VCA Post Grad Dip (Teaching) Visual Arts Technician Katherine Gratton M Teach, Post Grad Dip (Humanities and Commerce), M AsiaPac (Hons), B Com (Marketing and Management), B AsiaPac (Anthropology), Grad Dip AsiaPac (Indonesian Studies) Business Management Stacey Gwilym M Teach (Secondary), B Ec Hons (Biology), Grad Dip (Clinical Embryol) Science Teacher Greenways Mentor Anne Louise Halliday Dip Teach Home Economics (Secondary), Post Grad Cert (Genealogical, Paleographic & Heraldic Studies), Cert (Food Hygiene, Assessment, Barista) Greenways Teacher Justine Hamilton BA, B (Teach) Eblana Teacher Year 4 Jenni Harrison Dip (Teach), B Ed Bayview Mentor Meg Hayes M Ed (Research) Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), B Ed (Hons), Dip Modern Languages (Advanced Indonesian) Eblana Teacher Foundation Olivia Haynes B Ed (Primary) B Mus (Hons) (Violoncello) Bayview Mentor Caroline Hegarty Dip (Children’s Services) Cert III (Children’s Services) ELC Coeducator Emma Heine B Ec, Grad Dip (Education) Frogmore Teacher John Horler B Ed Frogmore Teacher Mary Howard Cert III Education, Cert IV Disability (ACRACS), Cert IV Ed Support Education Support Officer Administrative Assistant Learning Enhancement

Dimity Hughes Grad Dip Ed (Secondary), BA – Humanities and Social Sciences EAL and English Teacher Jenny Hutchinson (Sem 1) Bayview Mentor English Teacher

Amy Long BA, B Ed (Secondary), Dip Lang (French) English Teacher Assistant Coordinator Year 7 Bayview Mentor

Nadia Janetzki B Sci, B Teach (Secondary) Mathematics Teacher

Yan Ma BA, Dip Ed Chinese Language Teacher

Joanne Kamp B Ed (Science) Science Teacher Were House Coordinator

Pip Madden B App Sc (Speech Pathology), M Teach (Primary) Bayview Mentor

Karen Kennedy BA, Dip Ed Senior English Teacher

Sher-Mei Mah Grad Dip (Early Childhood Education) B Comm (Management) ELC Teacher

Elizabeth King B Ed (Primary), BA Bayview Mentor Henry Kiss BA (Rec Management), Dip Ed, M Ed (Experiential Learning), Cert IV (Workplace Training & Assessment) Duke of Edinburgh Program Coordinator (Award Leader) Humanities and VCAL Teacher Movember Captain Kaylen Kornberg B Ed (Art & Craft), PASE Technology Teacher Finlay Anderson House Coordinator (shared) Officer of Cadets Sonja Latimer G Dip Ed (Primary), B Bus Eblana Teacher Year 4 Alana Leahy B Ed (Early Childhood) ELC Teacher Hayley Lewkowicz B Mus, Dip Ed, M Ed (Gifted) Teacher – Gifted and Talented Kuan Li M (Business Systems) Master (Numeracy) Mathematics Teacher Siew Pyng Lim BA, Dip Ed Frogmore/Bayview EAL/ Humanities Teacher Michael Linahan BSc (Hons), PGCE, Cert IV (Workplace Assessment) Senior Physics/ Mathematics/ IT Teacher Kris Little B Ed (Primary), B App Sc (Human Movement) Eblana Teacher Year 1

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Julie Littlechild (Term 3) Visual Arts Teacher

Lidia Mancini B Music (Hons) (Education) Classroom Music Teacher Max Marrow Grad Dip Ed, Grad Dip (Careers Ed) Grad Dip (Bus Policy St), Ass Dip (Art Sculpture) Careers Counsellor Sailing Coordinator VET Coordinator Michael Martin Dip Teach, Grad Dip (Curric Admin) Deputy Head of Bayview Paul Matthew PhD, BSc (Hons), Grad Dip Ed, MACE Frogmore Mathematics Teacher Terry Matthew B Ed (Hons) B Primary Ed English Teacher English Language Teacher Year 7 Coordinator Jamie McCarney M Teach (Senior), BPA Drama Teacher Frogmore Mentor Eliza McDonald (Sem 1) B Eng (Chem) (Hons), M Teach (Secondary) Mathematics Teacher Bernadette McGill B Sc (Education) Mathematics Teacher Assistant Head of Mathematics Debra McLeod B Ed (Secondary), A Mus A (Violoncello), STCA (Pri) (Suzuki Piano/Violoncello) Eblana Music Teacher Eblana Instrumental Music Coordinator


Kevin McMenamin B Sc (Ed), GCMME, PDMME Head of Mathematics

Liat Neuenschwander BA, Dip Teach Secondary Drama/Theatre Studies Teacher

Gennie McNair B Ed (Sec Arts), Cert IV (Training and Assessment) English Teacher Bayview Mentor Year 8 Coordinator

Arena Nilsson B Ed (Hons) (Secondary), Graduate Dip Genetic Counselling Maths and Science Teacher

Belinda McNeil M Ed (Special Education), BA, Dip Ed (Secondary) White House Coordinator (Sem 2) Learning Enhancement Teacher Tony McRae B Ed (Hons) Mathematics Frogmore Mathematics Teacher Hayley Meeking BA (Nursing), Cert IV (Training and Assessment) Registered Nurse Division 1 School Nurse

Katherine Nish B Ed (Secondary), B (Health Science), Cert IV (Training and Assessment) Greenways Café Program Coordinator Deb Norman BSc, Dip Ed, Grad Dip Computing Mathematics Teacher Beverley Novak Dip Teach (Primary), Trained Teacher’s Certificate Teacher of the Deaf (TTCTD), BA, MA (Education Hearing Impaired), Grad Dip Ed (School Librarianship) Frogmore Teacher Librarian

Tess Monda Grad Dip (Tech Ed) Head of Technologies

Vikki Octigan BA (Early Childhood Studies), Assoc Dip Soc Sc (Childcare) ELC Teacher

Joe Monro BSc, Grad Dip Ed Greenways Mentor Humanities Teacher

Peter O’Gorman M Ed (Leadership and Management), B Ed, B App Sci (Human Movement) Director of Sport - Winter

Vanessa Moore BA (Music Theatre), MA (Teaching), Cert III (Community Recreation) Drama and Dance Teacher Deputy Head of Greenways

Jenna Oliver B Teach (Physical and Health Education) HPE Teacher Head of HPE (shared)

Natalie Morgenstern Grad Dip Ed, BFA (Jazz Studies) Head of Woodwind Music Teacher Ken Morrish B Ed, ECE ELC Teacher Laz Moutafis B Engineering (Mechanical), B Bus (Banking & Finance), Grad Dip Ed Physics and Science Teacher Drinan House Coordinator Shelley Muir BA, PG Dip Psych, Dip Ed (Secondary) VCAL Coordinator Barbara Muller B Sc (Education), Dip Financial Planning Mathematics Teacher Bayview Mentor Rohan Murphy B Health Sci (Human Movement), Grad Dip Ed Frogmore HPE Teacher

Michelle Palfrey BA, Dip Ed English/Humanities Teacher Emma Parker B (Nutrition & Dietetics), Dip Ed, Cert IV (Fitness) Yoga Teacher Mathematics/Science Teacher Andrew Pate B Ed, Cert IV (Program Technologies) Timetabler Deighton House Coordinator Tracey Pate BA, Grad Dip Ed, Post Grad Dip (Psych) Literacy Coach English Teacher Head of English (shared) Tanja Pausenberger BA/BSC (Hons), P Grad Dip Psych, M Psych (Counselling) MAPS Psychologist/School Counsellor Adrian Payne BA (Hons), Grad Dip TESOL Humanities Teacher Jones House Coordinator

Kirsty Petschel BA (Visual & Media), Grad Dip Ed (Secondary) Cert IV (Training and Assessment) Visual Arts Teacher Finlay Anderson House Coordinator (shared) Emma Phillips M Ed (Wellbeing) BSc, Dip Arts, Grad Dip Ed eLearning Coordinator Teacher of Psychology Caitlyn Platt Grad Dip (Teach - Secondary) English Teacher Bayview Mentor Sylvia Ponnusamy MA (Writing and Literature) BA (Writing), Dip Ed Frogmore English/EAL Teacher Catherine Poulton B Teach, BA (Criminology and Linguistics), TCRG: An Coimisiun Le Rinci Gaelacha (TCRG), Head of Outdoor Education Learning Journeys Facilitator and Teacher Greenways Teacher Rev. Michael Prabaharan BTh (Hons), Dip Min, MEd (Counselling), Dip (Training & Assessment) Chaplain Religious Education Teacher Maddy Prowse BA (Psych), PGD (Psych), M Ed Psych Counsellor/Psychologist Bernard Quay Post Grad Dip Ed (Secondary), BA (Social Science) Languages Teacher – Chinese Bayview Mentor Jessika Rabe 1st and 2nd State examination for Primary and Secondary School Teaching - Germany German Teacher Pauline Rahilly School Nurse Leonie Redfern B Ed (Secondary) Bayview Mentor Maths/Science Teacher Penny Redgrave BA, Dip Ed, M Ed (Special Ed) Learning Enhancement Facilitator - Frogmore Glen Reid B (Economics), Dip Ed, M Ed (Studs), Cert IV (Workplace Training) Humanities Teacher

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STAFF REGISTER 2017 Vanessa Riach M Teach, BSc Bayview Mentor Humanities Teacher Aaron Richard BA, BSc, Grad Dip Ed French, Chinese and German Teacher Head of Languages Jessica Richards B Ed, B (Teach) Curriculum Coordinator Eblana Teacher Year 1 Prue Richards BA, Grad Dip (Secondary) Senior English and Humanities Teacher Rosemary Richter Dip Ed, B Ed, Grad Dip (Maths Leadership) Bayview Mentor Bridgitte Roberts M (Psych), Grad Dip (Adolescent & Child Psych), BA (Psych/Comm) Mediator Psychologist/School Counsellor Head of Student Wellbeing Officer of Cadets Beverly Ross BA, Dip Ed (Secondary), M Ed (Teacher librarianship) Eblana Teacher Librarian Kerry Rowan Cert III (Education), Cert IV (Integration Aide), Cert IV (Assessment and Workplace Training) Learning Enhancement Assistant Leigh Rowlands B Ed Visual Arts Teacher Laura Savage B Ed (Primary) Eblana Teacher Foundation Deb Sewell B Ed Eblana Learning Enhancement Teacher Karen Sheehy BA, B Ed (Primary and Secondary) Post Grad Cert (Education - Maths Leadership) Eblana Teacher Year 2 Michelle Shepherd Dip App Science (Nursing), Bachelor Nursing (Hons), Grad Dip (Midwifery) Registered Nurse Division 1 School Nurse Katherine Sip (from Term 4) M Teach (Secondary), BA (Fine Art) Visual Arts Technician

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Mark Smith M Ed, Grad Cert (Gifted Ed) B Ed, Dip (Teach) Gifted and Talented Coordinator Head of Learning Enhancement Sheree Smith B Teach (Primary), B Ed (Primary) Eblana Teacher Year 2 Sally Smith ELC Coeducator Catherine Snell Grad Dip Teach (Secondary), B Arts (Hons) English Teacher Bayview Mentor Mark Stembridge Grad Dip (Tech Ed) Cert IV (Professional Cookery), Cert IV (Training & Assessment) Assistant Café Manager Food & Technology Teacher Rebecca Stembridge M Ed (Specific Learning Difficulties), BA, Grad Dip Ed (Middle Years), Grad Dip (Journalism) Learning Enhancement Teacher Eblana and Bayview Trevor Stevens BSc, HEd Frogmore Science Teacher Officer of Cadets Rev. Andrew Stewart BEc, MA, B Div, Adv Dip Theo, Dip Ed Chaplain Religious Education Teacher Paul Stockdale B Ed (Health & PE), M Ed (Leadership, Policy & Change) Deputy Head of Frogmore Heather Stone Higher Dip Ed Bayview Mentor Mathematics Teacher Mingjia Su M Teach (Biology and LOTE) Bayview Teacher of Chinese Chris te Lindert BA, Grad Dip Ed (School Librarian), Dip Ed Frogmore Teacher Librarian Frogmore English Teacher Madeleine Thomas B AppSc, Grad Dip Ed, M Ed (Special Education) Learning Enhancement Bayview Facilitator

Marianna Tour Comb B Arts and Education VCE French Teacher Daniel Truscott (to Term 4) Visual Arts Technician Lisa Turner BA (Psychology), B Ed (Primary & Secondary) Aerobics Coordinator Bayview Mentor Enzo Vozzo Bachelor of Technology (Computer Studies), Grad Dip (Secondary Education) Mathematics, Science and Technologies Teacher Frogmore Mentor Briana Walker BA, B Teach Eblana Teacher Year 2 Jillian Watkins B Teach, Grad Dip (Children’s Services) Eblana Visual Arts Teacher Fiona Watts Dip Ed (Primary) B Ed, MEd (Special Education) Learning Enhancement Facilitator Eblana Katie Wells M Psych (Education and Developmental) Registered Psychologist School Counsellor Jeff Welsh B Teach, B Sc (Earth), B Sc (Environment), M Ed (Info Tech Ed) Mathematics/Science Teacher Brendan West B Teach (Secondary)/Arts English and Literature Teacher Jonathan Wever BSc, Grad Dip Ed, M.Ed. Management, Cert III (Outdoor Recreation), Frogmore, Maths/Science Teacher, eLearning Coordinator MAJ (AAC), Commanding Officer 31 Battalion (Melbourne Schools) and Officer Commanding Mentone Grammar Army Cadet Unit Naomi White BA, Adv Dip Performing Arts (Acting) Grad Dip Ed (English and EAL) English Teacher Greenways Mentor Simone White (Leave) BA (Early Childhood Studies) ELC Teacher


Tanya White Dip (Early Childhood Education and Care) ELC Coeducator Kym Willett MHRM (Training and Dev), B Ed HPE and English Teacher Michael Wilton BSc, Dip Ed, Grad Dip (Health Ed) Head of Science Officer of Cadets MAJ (ACC) Winston Wellbeing Assistant Luke Wintle B App Sci Grad Dip Ed (Secondary) Dip (Sports Development) Bayview Mentor HPE Teacher Religious Education Teacher

SESSIONAL MUSIC TUTORS Susan Batten (Oboe/Piano) Chris Bieniek (Guitar) Justine Clark (Suzuki Violin/Violin/Piano)

OPERATIONS Julie Aarons (from Term 4) B Bus, CPA Finance Manager Suzanne Ashley BA (Legal), Dip (School Marketing), CMS Alumni Manager

Catherine Friend (Piano/Theory)

Robyn Baldrey PA to Business Manager & Deputy Principal - Operations

Julia Kaplan (Piano)

Sharon Bates Accounts Receivable Officer

Jonathan Kuhn (Percussion Ensemble)

Jillian Baxter School Receptionist

Victoria Landy (Flute/Flute Ensemble) B.Com (Economics), BA (Indonesian), A Mus A (flute), STCA Int. (Suzuki flute)

Bonnie Bester (to Term 3) B Bus (Acc), CPA Finance Manager Jennifer Blackburn MA (Prof Comm), Grad Dip (Communications), Dip (Prof Writing and Editing) Publications Manager Officer of Cadets

Michael Woolhouse B App Sci (Human Movement), Grad Dip (Ed), HPE Teacher Head of HPE (shared)

Holly Loughran (Musical Theatre)

Kim Wootton BA (Fine Art), Dip Ed (Secondary) Head of Visual Arts

Reave Maloney (Guitar/Bass/Double Bass)

Isabella Blair Catering Services Campus Supervisor

Catherine Narayan (Suzuki Violin/Strings)

Connor Bourke IT Support

Nicholas Pietsch (Trombone/Tuba/ Brass Ensemble)

Debbie Butler B Bus (Marketing), BA (Media & Communications) Marketing Specialist

Kate Wright M Teach (Prim), BA (Media and Communication) Cert III (Sport and Recreation) Eblana Teacher Year 3 Peter Wynne BSc ED, BSc (Hons) Senior Chemistry Teacher Frogmore Mentor Jennifer Yoffie BA, B Teach (Secondary), M Ed (Special and Inclusive Education) Senior English Teacher Head of English (shared) Peter Zerman BA, Grad Dip Ed, MMM, Cert IV (Assessment & Workplace Training), Assistant Head of Technologies

Sophie Loughran (Musical Theatre)

Alex Raupach (Trumpet) Frank Recchia (Drums/Guitar/Bass/ Rock Band Experience) BA (Mus), Grad Dip Ed, Grad Dip Hum, Grad Dip Arts (Mus) Aaron Richard (Trombone/Tuba/Brass Ensemble) Samantha Robertson (Voice/Glee Ensemble) Andrew Strano (Voice/Speech and Drama/Improv) Serena Thean (Clarinet) Angela Wasley (Voice) Felix Watson (Trumpet) Catherine Waugh (French Horn)

Rae Byrom Dip BDMA Direct Marketing, CAM (Cert Communications) Cert IV (Prof Writing and Editing) Director of Development Judy Cleverley PA to Teaching and Learning Jasmin Crawford Risk and Compliance Assistant Fiona Dallas Alumni Office Manager Kelli Dawes (from Term 4) Dip (Event Management and Public Relations) Events and Catering Manager Liz Dimitriadis Cert (Accounting) Accounts Payable Payroll Officer Joshua Dunne IT Support Pernilla Eklund Allan Registrar

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STAFF REGISTER 2017 OPERATIONS Julliet Eksiyan Adv Dip Business (Acc) Management Accountant Claire Forbes Accounts Assistant Nicole Gray BA (Social Science), (Psychology & Marketing) HR Coordinator Yana Hall BA (Business Administration) MA (Ergonomics, Health and Safety) Risk and Compliance Manager Will Harding IT Support Nichole Hargreaves PA to Head of Bayview Deborah Heath Cert IV (Frontline Management) Facilities Manager Officer of Cadets MGACU Quartermaster Brigid Hicks PA to Head of Eblana Erin Hunt BA (Sport and Recreation Management) Sports Administration Assistant Kathryn Lawlor PA to Principal Michelle Lewis (from Term 4) Cert IV (Business Administration) Assistant Registrar Loren Livingston Grad Cert (Project Management), M (Bus Admin), (MBA Exec), M (Commerce) Property and Facilities Project Manager Daniel Malyaris (Sem 1) IT Support Jessica Matthews BA (Film & Television) Performing Arts Coordinator Man-Chi Nguyen B App Sc Database Administrator Rebecca Russell Cert (Service Coordination) PA to Head of Frogmore Colleen Robinson School Receptionist

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Georgina Scully B Comm (Human Resources), BA (Criminology) Human Resources Coordinator Karen Sherburn Cert III (Business Administration) School Receptionist Fiona Slocombe PA to Head of Greenways Brian Smith (Sem 1) B App Sc, DipEd Registrar of International Students

GROUNDS AND MAINTENANCE David Teasdale (to Term 3) Barry Watts Maintenance Supervisor - Projects Chris Larson Maintenance Supervisor - Operations Tom Donnell Grounds Supervisor Patrick McCarthy

David Song BSc IT Administrator

Steven Petrellis

Jack Styles (to Term 4) Adv Dip Business (PR) Digital Marketing Coordinator

Thomas Graham

Paul Watson Cert III (Printing and Graphic Arts) Dip (Printing and Graphic Arts) (Digital Production) FXA Printing Services

Wayne Fuller

Sarah Wells BSc (Math/Statistics) Data Analyst Natalie Wilson (to Term 4) D Dip (Business Management & Event Management) Dip (Tourism, Meetings & Events) Events and Catering Manager Danny Yardis Dip (Art & Design - Graphic Design) FXA Senior Graphic Designer

BAYSIDE AQUATICS Tim Mulvihill BA, B Ed, M Ed, ASCTA Silver Licence Head Swimming Coach Brad Smith ASCTA Bronze Level Swimming Coach Senior Assistant Squad Coach Bayside Aquatics Mentone Wendy Davidson Schools Program Coordinator Eric Du B Sc (Physiology and Management), ASCTA Bronze Licence Learn to Swim Coordinator

Henry Zalega

Tom Garside

SECURITY Graeme Mitchell Peter Francis


FUNDRAISING Tax deductible gifts can be made to the School via the Mentone Grammar Foundation Building Fund. The Mentone Grammar School Foundation Limited gratefully accepts donations or bequests from the Mentone Grammar Community. For further details please visit: https://www.mentonegrammar.net/community/giving Sponsorship opportunities have been created through the opening of the new Creativity Centre. Patrons and groups are able to purchase a named theatre seat or arts space within the Centre, which are all fully tax deductible. Enquiries to the Principal’s Office: kpl@mentonegrammar.net Customised fundraising opportunities are also available through The Mentonians Association: Suzanne Ashley, Alumni Manager: suzannea@mentonegrammar.net Parents & Friends Association: pandf@mentonegrammar.net Please visit www.mentonegrammar.net or email: enquiry@mentonegrammar.net for more information on how to support the future of education at Mentone Grammar.

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63 Venice Street Mentone Victoria Australia 3194 T: +61 3 9584 4211 E: enquiry@mentonegrammar.net MENTONE GRAMMAR SCHOOL EST. 1923 CRICOS 00323C

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Community Report 2017  
Community Report 2017