Manor Lakes P-12 College opened in 2009 and is located in Minindee Rd, Wyndham Vale. The college currently has an enrolment of 2200 students from P-12 and a similar enrolment is expected for 2020. The backgrounds of our students reflect both a cultural and socio-economic diversity. The college has a Student Family Occupation (SFO) of 0.552 which indicates that there is a level of disadvantage within our community. Approximately 16% of our student population come from a language background other than English.
The vision of Manor Lakes P-12 College is `Dream, Believe, Inspire'. The college aspires to create a vibrant and harmonious community of learners who have a confident belief in their ability to learn, grow and succeed.
The college is committed to providing specific programs and opportunities for learners within our Designated Neighbourhood Area. A deliberate and considered approach is taken in the development of personalised learning opportunities for all children at the college.
We are proud of the steady development of the college and the culture of learning that is being embedded. We strive to provide the best possible education for our students and support for our staff. Our philosophy ensures that our teaching practice is focussed on our students’ learning needs, and backed by current research about how students learn.
The college aims for an inclusive and welcoming culture for all families and students within our Designated Neighbourhood Area. We have established a number of programs and structures to provide appropriate learning environments and programs for all students including students with additional learning needs, complex and/or multiple disabilities.
The college has developed many strong partnerships with local and wider community agencies and organisations. We have partnerships with the Smith Family (Wyndham Community Hub & Learning for Life), Wyndham City Council (including the Wyndham Vale Community Learning Centre), and various educational settings (eg. Wyndham Community and Education Centre, Real Schools, etc.) and higher education settings (eg. Victoria University – Early University Program, AVID).
The college has and will continue to have a relentless focus of continuous improvement in all aspects of college life, particularly focussing on improving learning outcomes for all students. All staff have been involved in Professional Learning Teams and School Improvement Teams to improve areas identified through data and evidence, and will work towards achieving goals as set out in the college’s Strategic Plan.
All new staff to Manor Lakes P-12 College participate in a comprehensive induction program which clearly outlines the college vision, expectations and pedagogical approaches. Regular communication with all members of the community is achieved through keeping the college website, newsletters, Facebook, Compass, face to face meetings and information sessions and forums.
Funding for the final stage of building works to complete the college has been obtained, with work beginning early 2019. Administration and teaching spaces will be the focus of the building program. In addition to the built spaces, we have 18 relocatable buildings that house 34 classroom spaces across the college, a staff room and an office space for Senior Years staff. We currently require more sporting spaces, including another gymnasium, Senior Years classrooms, facilities and office/administration spaces. The outside areas of the college are developed in some areas, and a grounds development plan is being devised to ensure a systematic approach to grounds improvement.
Our staff are committed to enhancing their skills and developing their capacity as teachers by involving themselves in professional learning opportunities (external and internal), coaching, mentoring, and being actively involved in Professional Learning Teams and the Professional Learning Community.
Manor Lakes P-12 College is committed to safety and wellbeing of all children and young people. This will be the primary focus of our care and decision making.
Manor Lakes P-12 College has zero tolerance for child abuse.
Manor Lakes P-12 College is committed to providing a child safe environment where children and young people are safe and feel safe, and their voices are heard about decisions that affect their lives. Particular attention will be paid to the cultural safety of Aboriginal children and children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds, as well as the safety of children with a disability.