About Us

Principal’s Welcome

Established in 2009, Manor Lakes P-12 College is a school committed to improving learning outcomes and pathways, for all our students. We are committed to the ongoing creation of a community of responsible learners who have a belief in their ability to learn and succeed.

Since 2016, the school has focused on improving literacy outcomes which will lead to improved academic performance in all sectors of the college, (Primary P-6, Secondary through to VCAL and VCE, and Supported Learning to provide access to life skills and future pathways).

The school offers a range of programs to meet varied student needs and is particularly proud of the following:

  • Year 7-8 Enrichment for High Performing students
  • Year 9-10 advanced maths and English
  • Year 7-9 Elite Sport, (2019 – Rugby, Australian Rules, Volleyball, Basketball, and to be expanded in future years)
  • Year 5-9 Elite AFL, (Affiliated with North Melbourne FC – Next Generation Academy, Western Jets, Werribee VFL)
  • Afterschool elective Japanese
  • Student Leadership programs
  • Supported Learning VCAL
  • Year 11-12 VCAL focusing on student pathways and employment (including Year 10 early commencement for selected students)
  • VCE (including early commencement for selected Year 10 students)
  • Links to external agencies and community groups to support student learning, Western Edge Youth Arts, The Smith Family, Ardoch, Manor Lakes Community Centre, Wyntasker, Wynbay LLEN, Mambourin, Dennis Family Homes, Werribee Traders Association, Therapy Dogs, School Sport Victoria

Staff, students and the community at Manor Lakes P-12 College, are expected to model our expectations and behaviours of showing respect, valuing our community, aiming high and being safe.
Families who live within the school’s Designated Neighbourhood Area are encouraged and welcome to contact the school through the ‘Contact Us’ tab, for a member of administration to respond to your enrolment enquiry.

Steve Warner
Manor Lakes P-12 College Principal

warner.stephen.r@edumail.vic.gov.au

Plans, Reports & Policies

MLC Anti Bullying Policy Draft

MLC Attendance Policy Draft

Camps & Excursions 2019 Policy Draft

MLC Car Park Access Policy

MLC Child Safe (Standard 1) Policy Draft

MLC Child Safe (Standard 2) Policy Draft

MLC Child Safe (Standard 3) Policy Draft

MLC Child Safe (Standard 4) Policy Draft

MLC Child Safe (Standard 5) Policy Draft

MLC Child Safe (Standard 6) Policy Draft

MLC Child Safe (Standard 7) Policy Draft

MLC Code Of Conduct

MLC Communication With School Staff Policy Draft

MLC Compassionate Leave Bereavement Policy

MLC Digital Technologies Policy Draft

MLC Duty Of Care Policy Draft

MLC Enrichment Policy Draft

MLC Expected Behaviours Policy Draft

MLC External Providers Policy Draft

MLC Family Violence Leave Policy

MLC Head Lice Policy

MLC Homework And Independent Study Policy (7 12)

MLC Individual Education Plans Policy

MLC Individual Learning Plans Policy

MLC Languages 2019 Policy Draft

MLC Leave Without Pay Policy

MLC Lockers Policy

MLC Long Service Leave Policy

MLC Mandatory Reporting Policy Draft

MLC Mobile Devices Policy

MLC Parental Leave Family Policy

MLC Personal Leave Management 2019 Policy

MLC Respect For School Staff Policy Draft

MLC Senior Years Attendance Policy

MLC Statement Of Values And Philosophy Policy Draft

MLC Student Enrolment Policy Draft

MLC Student General Appearance Policy (7 12)

MLC Student Wellbeing And Engagement Policy Draft

MLC Study Leave Policy

MLC Supporting Learning And Teaching Policy

MLC Uniform Policy (7 12)

MLC Visitors Policy Draft

MLC Volunteers Policy

MLC Working With Children Checks Policy Draft

Our school collects, uses, discloses and stores student and parent personal information for standard school functions or where permitted by law, as stated in the Schools’ Privacy Policy

Please take time to remind yourself of the school’s collection statement, found on here and on Compass.

For more information about privacy, see: Schools’ Privacy Policy – information for parents. This information also available in nine community languages.

DET School Privacy Policy (on DET website)

Collection Statement Primary

Collection Statement Secondary

Child Safe Standards

To create and maintain a child safe organisation Manor Lakes P-12 College will be implementing, reviewing and improving each of the standards as below:

Standard 1
Strategies to embed an organisational culture of child safety, including through effective leadership arrangements

Standard 2
Develop, implement and review a child safe policy or statement of commitment to child safety

Standard 3
Review current code of conduct so that it establishes clear expectations for appropriate behaviour with children

Standard 4
Implement appropriate screening, supervision, training and other human resources practices that reduce the risk of child abuse by new and existing personnel

Standard 5
Continue to develop and implement processes for responding to and reporting suspected child abuse in line with DET

Standard 6
Implement recommended strategies to identify and reduce or remove risks of child abuse

Standard 7
Further develop strategies to promote the participation and empowerment of children

Statement of Commitment to Child Safety

Manor Lakes P-12 College is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people. This will be a primary focus of our care and decision making. The College is committed to providing a child safe environment where children and young people are safe and feel safe to have their voice 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 complex and multiple needs.

Every person involved in Manor Lakes College P-12 has a responsibility to understand the important and specific role he/she plays individually and collectively to ensure that the wellbeing and safety of all children and young people is at the forefront of all they do and every decision they make.

State schools have a moral and legal responsibility to create nurturing environments where children and young people are respected, their voices are heard and they are safe and feel safe. This legislative requirement falls under the Victorian Child Safe Standards as set out in Ministerial Order No. 870

Policy Commitments

In its planning, decision-making and operation Manor Lakes P-12 College will:

Uphold the priority of safety and wellbeing in children and young people by:

  • implementing policies and practices that demonstrate compliance with legislative requirements and cooperation with governments, the police and human services agencies
  • committing to provide regular opportunities to clarify and confirm policy and procedures in relation to child safety and young people’s protection and wellbeing. This will include annual training in the principles and intent of the Child Safety Policy and Child Safety Code of Conduct, and staff responsibilities to report concerns
  • taking a preventative, proactive and participatory approach to child safety
  • ensuring that all students have the right to a thorough and systematic education in all aspects of personal safety, in partnership with their parents/guardians/caregivers.

In its planning, decision-making and operation Manor Lakes P-12 College will:

Empower families, children, young people and staff to have a voice and raise concerns by:

  • valuing and empowering children to participate in decisions which affect their lives
  • fostering a culture of openness that supports all persons to safely disclose risks of harm to children
  • working in partnership with families and the community to ensure that they are engaged in decision-making processes, particularly those that have an impact on child safety and protection
  • ensuring that staff, parents/guardians/caregivers, volunteers, contractors, and students feel free to raise concerns about child safety, knowing these will be taken seriously by college leadership
  • respecting diversity in cultures and child rearing practices while keeping child safety paramount.

In its planning, decision-making and operation Manor Lakes P-12 College will:

Implement rigorous risk management and employment practices by:

  • providing written guidance on appropriate conduct and behaviour towards children
  • engaging only the most suitable people to work with children and ensure high quality staff and volunteer supervision and professional development
  • ensuring children know who to talk with if they are worried or are feeling unsafe, and that they are comfortable and encouraged to raise such issues
  • ensuring that all persons involved in situations where harm is suspected or disclosed must be treated with sensitivity, dignity and respect.
  • committing to provide regular opportunities to clarify and confirm policy and procedures in relation to child safety and young people’s protection and wellbeing. This will include annual training in the principles and intent of the Child Safety Policy and Child Safety Code of Conduct, and staff responsibilities to report concerns
  • reporting suspected abuse, neglect or mistreatment promptly to the appropriate authorities
  • sharing information appropriately and lawfully with other organisations where the safety and wellbeing of children is at risk; and
  • maintaining appropriate confidentiality, with information being provided to those who have a right or a need to be informed, either legally or pastorally
  • committing to continuously reviewing and improving our systems to protect children from abuse.

Community Values

Promoting healthy, safe and respectful school communities

Manor Lakes P-12 College recognises the importance of the partnership between schools and parents to support student learning, engagement and wellbeing. We share a commitment to, and a responsibility for, ensuring inclusive, safe and orderly environments for children and young people.

This Statement of Values sets out our behavioural expectations of all members in this school community, including the principal, all school staff, parents, students and visitors. It respects the diversity of individuals in our school community and addresses the shared responsibilities of all members in building safe and respectful school communities.

Discrimination, sexual and other forms of harassment, bullying, violence, aggression and threatening behaviour are unacceptable and will not be tolerated in this school.

Our Statement of Values acknowledges that parents and school staff are strongly motivated to do their best for every child. Everyone has the right to differing opinions and views and to raise concerns, as long as we do this respectfully as a community working together.

Responsibilities

As principals and school leaders, we will:

  • ​Work collaboratively to create a school environment where respectful and safe conduct is expected of everyone.
  • Behave in a manner consistent with the standards of our profession and meet core responsibilities to provide inclusive, safe and orderly environments.
  • Plan, implement and monitor arrangements to ensure the care, safety, security and general wellbeing of all students in attendance at the school is protected.
  • Identify and support students who are or may be at risk.
  • Do our best to ensure every child achieves their personal and learning potential.
  • Work with parents to understand their child’s needs and, where necessary, adapt the learning environment accordingly.
  • Respond appropriately when inclusive, safe or orderly behaviour is not demonstrated and implement appropriate interventions and sanctions when required.
  • Make known to parents the school’s communication and complaints procedures.
  • Ask any person who is acting in an offensive or disorderly way to leave the school grounds.

As teachers and all non-teaching staff, we will:

  • Model positive behaviour to students consistent with the standards of our profession.
  • Proactively engage with parents about student outcomes.
  • Work with parents to understand the needs of each student and, where necessary, adapt the learning environment accordingly.
  • Work collaboratively with parents to improve learning and wellbeing outcomes for students with additional needs.
  • Communicate with the principal and school leaders in the event we anticipate or face any tension or challenging behaviours from parents.
  • Treat all members of the school community with respect

As parents, we will:

  • Model positive behaviour to our child.
  • Ensure our child attends school on time, every day the school is open for instruction.
  • Take an interest in our child’s school and learning.
  • Work with the school to achieve the best outcomes for our child.
  • Communicate constructively with the school and use expected processes and protocols when raising concerns.
  • Support school staff to maintain a safe learning environment for all students.
  • Follow the school’s complaints processes if there are complaints.
  • Treat all school leaders, staff, students, and other members of the school community with respect.

As students, we will:

  • Model positive behaviour to other students.
  • Comply with and model school values.
  • Behave in a safe and responsible manner.
  • Respect ourselves, other members of the school community and the school environment.
  • Actively participate in school.
  • Not disrupt the learning of others and make the most of our educational opportunities.

As community members, we will:

  • Model positive behaviour to the school community.
  • Treat other members of the school community with respect.
  • Support school staff to maintain a safe and orderly learning environment for all students.
  • Utilise the school’s communications policy to communicate with the school.

 

The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development will:

  • Provide support and advice to principals to equip them to manage and respond to challenging behaviour of students, parents and staff.
  • Provide practical guidance and resources to support schools to manage and respond to challenging behaviour of students, parents and staff.
  • Provide practical guidance and resources to support schools respond to and prevent bullying and promote cyber-safety and wellbeing.
  • Provide access to evidence based resources and strategies to increase student safety, wellbeing and engagement.
  • Provide schools with practical and legal support as required.
  • Provide parents with practical guidance and resources to resolve conflicts with the school.

Consequences for failing to uphold the statement of values

Unreasonable behaviours

​Behaviours that are considered inappropriate on and adjacent to school grounds or in relation to school business and that do not uphold the principles of this Statement of Values include when a person:​

  • is rude, aggressive or harasses others
  • sends rude, confronting or threatening letters, emails or text messages
  • is manipulative or threatening
  • speaks in an aggressive tone, either in person or over the telephone
  • makes sexist, racist or derogatory comments
  • inappropriately uses social media as a forum to raise concerns/make complaints against the school
  • is physically intimidating, e.g. standing very close.

Consequences

​Principals are responsible for determining what constitutes reasonable and unreasonable behaviour.

  • Unreasonable behaviour and/or failure to uphold the principles of this Statement of Values may lead to further investigation and the implementation of appropriate consequences. This may include:
  • utilising mediation and counselling services
  • alternative communication strategies being applied
  • formal notice preventing entry onto school premises or attendance at school activities. Written notice will follow any verbal notice given.
  • an intervention order being sought
  • informing the police which may result in a charge of trespass or assault

By agreeing to meet specified standards of positive behaviour, everyone in our school community can be assured that they will be treated with fairness and respect. In turn, this will help to create a school that is safe and orderly, where everyone is empowered to participate and learn.

You can find a hardcopy of the above Statement of Values here.

Vision & Mission

In 2009 members of Manor Lakes P-12 College and the surrounding community worked together to develop a Vision and Mission Statement that reflected our beliefs and practices for our students and their learning.

The Manor Lakes P-12 College vision is “Dream, Believe, Inspire” while the mission statement is as follows;

“Manor Lakes P-12 College will create a safe and collaborative community of respectful, confident learners.”

From the above Vision and Mission Statement, a set of expectations and behaviours for our students, staff, and community can be identified in the primary, secondary and supported learning documents below:

Supported Learning Behaviour Expectation

College Map

Employment

Manor Lakes P-12 College is a dynamic workplace, which offers unique opportunities for staff who are excited by the prospect of becoming a part of a genuine learning community. Being the central hub of a rapidly growing suburb presents professional experiences that are uniquely challenging and highly rewarding for all employees of the College.

Members of the College are committed to the vision of Dream, Believe, Inspire and this vision is underpinned by our expectations ie: Showing Respect, Valuing Our Community, Aiming High and Being Safe. Manor Lakes P-12 College has a culture which is highly dependent on teamwork, inclusion and community spirit.

All employment opportunities at Manor Lakes P-12 College are listed through the DET Recruitment Online site.

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