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.

Scott Dellar
Manor Lakes P-12 College Principal


Plans, Reports & Policies

2023 Administration Of Medication Policy

2023 Anaphylaxis Policy

2023 Attendance Policy

2023 Bullying Prevention Policy

2023 Camps And Excursions Policy

MLC Car Park Access Policy

2023 Child Safety Responding And Reporting Obligations Policy And Procedure

2023 Child Safety Policy.docx

2023 Child Safety Code Of Conduct.docx

MLC Communication With School Staff Policy Draft

MLC Compassionate Leave Bereavement Policy

2023 Complaints Policy.docx

2023 Digital Learning Policy.docx

2023 Duty Of Care Policy

Enrichment Program Handbook 2024

MLC Expected Behaviours Policy Draft

MLC Family Violence Leave Policy

2023 First Aid Policy

MLC Head Lice Policy

2023 Health Care Needs Policy.docx

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

2023 Locker Policy

MLC Long Service Leave Policy

2024 Mobile Phone Policy

Parent Payment Policy And Implementation 2023

MLC Parental Leave Family Policy

MLC Personal Leave Management 2019 Policy

2023 Photographing, Filming And Recording Students Policy.docx

MLC Respect For School Staff Policy Draft

Refund Policy 2023

MLC Senior Years Attendance Policy

Statement Of Values And School Philosophy

MLC Student Enrolment Policy Draft

MLC Student General Appearance Policy (7 12)

2023 Student Engagement And Wellbeing Policy.docx

2023 Student Inclusion And Diversity Policy.docx

MLC Study Leave Policy

MLC Sun Smart Policy

MLC Supporting Learning And Teaching Policy

MLC Uniform Policy (7 12)

2023 Visitors Policy.docx

2023 Volunteers Policy.docx

2023 Yard Duty And Supervision Policy.docx

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)

Privacy Collection Statement 2023

Child Safe Standards

Manor Lakes P-12 College is committed to providing a child safe and child friendly environment, where students are safe and feel safe.  Our child safety and wellbeing policies outline the measures and strategies we have in place to support, promote and maintain the safety and wellbeing of our students:

As valuable partners in promoting and maintaining child safety and wellbeing at Manor Lakes P-12 College we welcome and encourage your feedback. If you have any suggestions, comments or questions in relation to our child safe policies and practices, please email us at manor.lakes.p12@education.vic.gov.au

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.


As principals and school leaders, we will:

  • Model positive behaviour and effective leadership
  • Communicate politely and respectfully with all members of the school community
  • Work collaboratively to create a school environment where respectful and safe behaviour is expected of everyone
  • Ensure all parents/carers are aware of the expectations outlined in the Department’s Respectful Behaviours within the School Community Policy.
  • Behave in a manner consistent with the standards of our profession and meet core responsibilities to provide safe and inclusive environments
  • Plan, implement and review our work to ensure the care, safety, security and general wellbeing of all students at school
  • 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 safe and inclusive behaviour is not demonstrated and implement appropriate interventions and sanctions when required
  • Inform parents of the school’s communication and complaints procedures
  • Ask any person who is acting in an offensive, intimidating or otherwise inappropriate 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 professioncommunicate politely and respectfully with all members of the school community
  • 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.
  • Communicate politely and respectfully with all members of the school community.
  • 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.

Consequences for failing to uphold the statement of values

Unreasonable behaviours

​Unreasonable behaviour that is demonstrated by school staff, parents, carers, students or members of our school community will not be tolerated at school, or during school activities.

Unreasonable behaviour includes:

  • being violent or threatening violence of any kind, including physically intimidating behaviour such as aggressive hand gestures or invading another person’s personal space
  • speaking or behaving in a rude, aggressive or threatening way, either in person, via email, social media, or over the telephone
  • sending demanding, rude, confronting or threatening letters, emails or text messages
  • discriminatory or derogatory comments
  • the use of social media or public forums to make inappropriate or threatening remarks about the
    school, staff or students.

​​Harrassment, bullying, violence, aggression, threatening behaviour and unlawful discrimination are
unacceptable and will not be tolerated at our school.
Unreasonable behaviour and/or failure to uphold the principles of this Statement of Values and School
Philosophy may lead to further investigation and the implementation of appropriate consequences by the

At the Principal’s discretion, unreasonable behaviour may be managed by:

  • requesting that the parties attend a mediation or counselling sessions
  • implementing specific communication protocols
  • written warnings
  • conditions of entry to school grounds or school activities
  • exclusion from school grounds or attendance at school activities
  • reports to Victoria Police
  • legal action.

​Inappropriate student behaviour will be managed in according with our school’s Student Wellbeing and
Engagement Policy and Bullying Prevention Policy.

Our Statement of Values and School Philosophy ensures that everyone in our school community will be
treated with fairness and respect. In turn, we will strive to create a school that is inclusive and safe, where
everyone is empowered to participate and learn.

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


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.

Pre-service Teacher Placement

Thank you for your interest in Manor Lakes P-12 College as a host school for your placement. Please fill out the inquiry form below.