Welcome to Heathmont College, I am proud to introduce our school to you.
Students are at the centre of all that we do here at Heathmont College. We aim to foster student development and growth through a focus on student engagement, empowerment and learning in order to support students to achieve their very best in all that they do.
During these uncertain times, it is vitally important that schools focus on supporting students to develop strategies to navigate the unknowns in the world around them and to build resilience in order to manage uncertainty and challenge. As a lead school in the Maroondah Positive Education Network, Heathmont College aims to do exactly this through developing growth mindsets in our students and our staff and leveraging this to enhance resilience across the school by focusing on student and staff strengths. By developing student skills in managing adversity, we empower them to lead their best lives.Read More
Welcome all students, staff and families to the start of the 2024 school year, I trust that everyone has had a wonderful break and was able to rest and recharge for another great year ahead. I especially want to welcome those students, staff and families who are new to the college this year including our new Year 7 cohort (who are currently enjoying their first high school camp in Phillip Island).
The start of the school year has largely run quite smoothly despite changes to school structures, programs and staffing and, aside from a few hiccups with Compass and a small number of students needing some additional subject and course counselling, everyone is now organised and ready to go.
As has become customary, we started the year with a whole school assembly in the stadium and then each cohort experienced a Year level-based assembly with their new coordinators to ensure that things started on a positive note. I congratulate the students on the way in which they engaged and participated in these assemblies and have begun the year in their various class groupings. In these assemblies, the school values of Curiosity, Compassion and Community were emphasised, and it has been wonderful to see so many students exemplifying these values across the past two weeks.
We all look forward to a positive and productive 2024.Read More
“Acknowledgment of Country” by students at Heathmont College
Hello and Wominjeka.
Wominjeka means ‘Welcome’ in Woiwurrung language of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation.
On behalf of Heathmont College, we would like to note that since the dawn of time, the sacred land on which our school is situated Always Was and Always Will Be Wurundjeri land. We would like to pay our respects to the traditional custodians who are guardians of this land, the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation, and we acknowledge their Ancestors, Elders, Youth and Children; past, present and those of the future within their community.
We recognise the many diverse and ongoing living cultures of all First Nations people of Australia. It’s with appreciation we see their perseverance, strength and value their deep continuing spiritual connection to Country, Community, Animals, Skies, Stars and Waterways, as they belong to the oldest living culture in the world. The Heathmont College community is dedicated to embracing First Nation’s history and cultures by fostering respectful relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people built on co-operation and trust. We all come from different places though we must work together on this shared learning journey to enrich our understandings and celebrate First Nation’s people and their cultures.
This land was never ceded, it Always Was and Always Will Be Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander land.
2024 Open Night
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