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Update 27/5/20

Dear parents, Thank you for your assistance over the first day and a half with the transition back to school for P-2, VCE/VCAL and Supported students. The staff and I expected some teething issues with parents remaining off site and students returning to classes after...

Week 6 Newsletter

Week 6 Newsletter

School Update: 13/5/20

Staged Return to Face-to-Face Teaching Dear Parents and Guardians, Thank you for all your support during these past few weeks of remote and flexible learning. Following advice from the Chief Health Officer, the Victorian Government has advised that schools can begin a...

Week 4 Term 2 Update

Week 4 Term 2 Update

Kick It with Melbourne Victory

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Coronavirus Update Week 1 Term 2

Dear Families, As you are all aware, term 2 has begun in strange circumstances given the closure of government schools as part of the Government’s response to the Coronavirus pandemic. The Department of Education on the advice of the Chief Medical Officer has stated,...

8/4/2020 School Update for PRIMARY Families

Dear Primary Families, Thank-you for your patience as we move to Learning From Home next week. We have set up Google Classrooms and Mathletics for each class. Next Tuesday, you can expect an email from your child’s teacher which will include: Simple, step-by-step...

​School Update 8/4/20

Yesterday, the Victorian Education Minister confirmed arrangements for the operation of our schools in Term 2. I wrote a school update for families attempting to summarise what the organisation will look like next term and the limited options available to parents....

Update for Families 7/4/20

The latest Department of Education update was received today and has been widely publicized. The key message is - If a student can learn from home, they must learn from home. To increase physical distancing across the population and slow the spread of coronavirus...

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Enrichment Program

Enrichment Application 2020

Applications for the Year 7 2020 Enrichment Program are welcomed throughout the year.

Application Closing Date

The closing date for applications is the last day of Term 3:
Friday 20th September 2019



Testing will take place in the first couple of weeks of Term 4 – you will be contacted at that time with the details. Please ensure your email address is printed clearly on the application form for this purpose.

Application Form

Please print and complete the application form below and either:

Scan and email to


Put in an envelope marked to:

Jayne Arnold-Harsley
Enrichment Program Coordinator

and hand in to the Admin Office staff based in Burley Griffin building.

Please Include where possible:

  • a copy of your child’s Semester 1 Grade 6 report
  • a copy of your child’s Grade 5 NAPLAN results

Enrichment News

Manor Lakes offers a head start

Manor Lakes offers a head start

Junior high school students are being given the chance to learn beyond their years. Manor Lakes P-12 College last year introduced an enrichment program that teaches year 7 and 8 students advanced curriculum based on their individual needs. Students have to pass a...

2018 Academic Excellence Achievements

2018 Academic Excellence Achievements

Congratulations to the following Year 7 Enrichment students for achieving ‘Academic Excellence’ in 2018 at the end of year Awards Ceremony:


Manor Lakes P-12 College accepts cheque, cash, EFTPOS and credit card payments between business hours during the following times:

Monday – Thursday
8:30am – 4:30pm

8:30am – 4:00pm

Family Assistance

Information for parents and carers regarding the Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund is available by clicking on the below link. Applications for this can be downloaded from or you can call in to the Burley Griffin office and speak with Judy.

College Community


  1. a group of people living in one place, esp. one practicing common ownership
  2. a feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests and goals


Parents & Friends Association

Manor Lakes P-12 College has a Parents & Friends Association. PFA are involved in a number of activities across the College such as school banking, raffles, stalls, BBQs & other community events. Parents & Friends is also an opportunity for parents/care-givers to get together to discuss various community/college issues.

Student Leadership

Student voice is an important aspect of school life. Each year level (Years 3-11) will be represented by a female/male student. Student Representatives are voted for by their peers & this process is decided by each year level. The role of a Student Representative is diverse & varied. It may include such activities as fundraising & other leadership type roles. Student Representatives meet on a fortnightly basis.


Student Programs

The students in years Prep-6 are involved in the following program for valuing the community: Environmental Stars. The Environmental Stars program involves students/teachers being responsible for tidying areas outside their classrooms. Rooms selected as most tidy by the colleges SRC Representatives are holders of the Environmental Stars Trophy for that week.

Rubbish Free Lunch

Rubbish Free Lunches are lunch boxes that don’t contain any packaged or wrapped food items. No packaging in lunch boxes means no rubbish in the yard! Please encourage this with the students.


School Banking

Friday is School Banking Day and students should bring in their weekly deposit.
We recommend families who recently opened new accounts start bringing their banking into school BEFORE the school holidays so that the school receives the $5 commission per account we claim.
This goes a long way towards our fundraising efforts.
For every deposit made at school, no matter how big or small, students will receive a cool “Dollarmites” token. Once students have individually collected 10 tokens they can redeem them for an exclusive School Banking reward item in recognition of their continued savings behaviour.
Thank you for supporting the School Banking program at Manor Lakes P-12 College.

College Council

​​​​​​School councils play a key role in Victorian government schools. Participating as a school council member is a rewarding and challenging experience. The school council supports the principal to provide the b​​est possible educational outcomes for students.

The Manor Lakes P-12 College Council consists of the following members:

Staff: 4 members
Parents: 6 members
Students: 2 members

School Council members are being elected this year. Member names will be shared with the school community.

Parent Helpers

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FACES stands for ‘Fundraising and Community Event Support’

One of the things that makes Manor Lakes College such a great place is our active and friendly school community. We want to make sure every family has the opportunity to get involved. Volunteering at school is a great way to meet new people, make friends and make a difference to our college.

FACES is a group of volunteers who work in cooperation with the College Principal Team and School Council with the following aims:

  • Organise and/or support minor and major events.
  • Raise funds for the benefit of the school.
  • Encourage participation of all parents and guardians in the life of the school.
  • Contribute to the wellbeing of the school.
  • Provide opportunities for parents to get to know each other and to be informed about their child’s school.

FACES is open to any parent or guardian of a child attending the school, or any other interested individual of the immediate school community.

Any enquiries can be forwarded to

Annual Privacy Reminder

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