Welcome to Mount Ridley College
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Mount Ridley College is a new State Government school located in the City of Hume, one of Melbourne's growth corridors. Situated on a 13.66 hectare site along Hampton Street in Craigieburn and approximately 26 kilometres north of the CBD, Mount Ridley College is a State Government school catering for Prep to Year 12 students.
The projected long-term enrolment is 1600 students. In 2009, its inaugural year, the College is providing teaching and learning programs for students from Prep to Year 6
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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.