Our School

Principal’s Welcome

“The future is not someplace we are going to, but one we are creating. The paths to it are made, not found, and the making of them changes both the destination and the maker”
Phillip Adams

At Moorooduc Primary School our core purpose is to provide a comprehensive education for all students enabling them to reach their academic, social and physical potential in order to thrive and contribute to their future world.

To this end the school aims to build a culture based on our vision of ‘Today’s Children, Tomorrow’s Adults’ by maintaining a focus on developing supportive and caring relationships between all members of the community to promote integrity, self-responsibility, lifelong learning, global conscience and the attainment of excellence.

Moorooduc Primary School operates under the auspices of the following school norms and values:

  • Resilience
  • Reflection
  • Caring
  • Inquiry
  • Self responsibility
  • Physical, mental and spiritual health
  • Ethical behaviour
  • Creativity
  • Responsible risk taking
  • Problem solving
  • Communicating
  • Collaboration
  • Social responsibility
  • Diversity
  • Global citizenship
  • People who take action
  • Respect for our natural and physical environment

These values underpin our school mission which is to

“Create a caring,engaging and inspiring environment where all students learn and fulfil their potential socially, emotionally and physically, to become lifelong learners in a changing world”

These values provide a framework and whole school language for the development of all relationships within the school – students, teachers, parents and the community.

Peter Quigley – Principal

Enrolments

Children must turn 5 by April 30 of their prep year. Proof of age and immunisation status is required at the time of enrolment.

School Tours

2020 School Tours commence in March 2019. Contact the school late February to reserve a spot.

Our School Zone

Moorooduc in common with all government school now has a school zone. You can find our zone by using the link below.

Findmyschool.vic.gov.au hosts the most up-to-date information about Victorian school zones for 2020 onwards.

Information on this site is updated in Term 1 each year, ready for the Year 6 to 7 transition period.

To visit the site, see: www.findmyschool.vic.gov.au

If you have a question about school zones call the VSBA Hotline on 1800 896 950 or email vsba@edumail.vic.gov.au

Frequently Asked Questions:

Do I need to provide proof of residency?
Yes, all parents requesting enrolment will need to provide proof of residency. Multiple forms of identification may be required to ensure that your child lives within the school zone, such as original or certified copies of rental agreements or unconditional contracts of sale, electoral roll confirmation, council rates notices or other official documentation that demonstrates permanent residence at that address.

Can I still choose which school my child attends, or does my child have to attend their designated neighbourhood school?
You can still request enrolment at a school that is not your designated neighbourhood school.
That school can only accept your enrolment if there is sufficient capacity at the school.

If a school has some capacity, but not enough to fit everyone from outside its zone, the school uses the Placement Policy.

Can I enrol my child at a school that is not the designated school?
Children of school age have the right to be enrolled at their designated neighbourhood public school. They can attend an alternative public school of their choosing if that school has the capacity.

Section 2.2.14 of the Act, (Admission to other Government school), says: “A child of compulsory school age may be enrolled at a Government school which is not the child’s designated neighbourhood Government school if there is sufficient accommodation for the child at that school.”

Where Do Moorooduc Students Come From?
Moorooduc students come from Moorooduc and the surrounding areas of Mornington, Mt Martha, Somerville, South Frankston, Tuerong.and Hastings.

Feeder Early Learning Centres
Some of our feed pre school centres include: Blackscamp, Penbank, Padua, Baxter, Tyabb, Somerville, Toorak College, Goodstart Early Learning, Pelican Day Care, Sparrow ELC, East Mornington and Wagtail Cottage.

Which Secondary Schools Do Moorooduc Students Go To?
Moorooduc Students go to a range of secondary colleges. Some of the secondary colleges that we feed to include: Mornington Secondary College, Mt Eliza Secondary College, Somerville Secondary College, Westernport Secondary College, Padua, Woodleigh, The Peninsula School, and Flinders Christian School.

 

History

In the early 1860s the first school in Moorooduc was housed in the small wooden Presbyterian Church on the Moorooduc Highway . The school was sponsored by local people and provided for the spiritual welfare and education of the children of the early Moorooduc settlers, mainly farmers and woodcutters. The Board of Education granted aid to the school in 1866 and it became known as Common School No. 825.

In 1873, the Education Department was established and the committee wrote to the Department to ask that the school be made a State School under the Education Act, 1872. In 1874 the Department applied for the current site and, after many setbacks the commencement of the building of the Moorooduc School commenced in mid-March 1880. The school was completed on 27 th October 1880 and State School No. 2327 Moorooduc was opened in the new building on Monday, 1st November, 1880. At the same time Common School No. 825 was struck off the records. George Beattie had been Head Teacher of Common School No. 825 from 1877-1880 and then became the first Head Teacher of the Moorooduc School and continued until 1892.

Obviously a great deal has happened since that time. As Leslie Moorehead describes our school:

“It has the advantages of modern education and, in addition, has the unique advantages of specialized, personal attention, the individual attention which is distinctive of the country school”

Congratulations, Moorooduc PS, on remaining true to your values over a significant number of years – may it continue long into the future.”