Child Safety Survey

We would like to thank the parents/guardians who completed the survey. We are currently working through the data to ascertain the best way to provide information and opportunities for parents/guardians to be better able to tackle the world of technology and child safety.

Free eSafety parent and carer webinars Term 3
Click HERE to register

Year 10 Formal

The Year 10 Formal was held on Friday 21 June and it was a great success. The students looked amazing, their behaviour was exceptional and “some have moves like Jagger”. We know they enjoyed the experience and we look forward to seeing them grow over the next few years.


Can we please ask that all families do a uniform check over the holidays and that when students return for the start of Term 3, they are wearing the uniform as expected. The sports uniform is certainly being worn more than it should and will be monitored more next semester.

Life at MSJ

Students have been very busy in many facets of school life this term. It is great to see music soirees, sport, student leadership, house activities, clubs and preparations for overseas trips being highlighted in the school day. All students are encouraged to take part in activities outside the classroom to enrich their experiences of community.

Student Drop Off on Maidstone Street

Parents/guardians are reminded that it is extremely important that students are not to be dropped on Maidstone Street as there is only a disabled bay directly outside the College reserved for people with a disability permit. The safety of students is compromised with students exiting cars on Maidstone Street as this can be a heavily congested traffic area with buses and trucks.

Hobsons Bay City Council parking infringement officers regularly patrol these areas.

Dr Justin Coulson Resources

As you are aware, we have committed to providing you with access to Dr Justin Couslon's Happy Families Resource.

We would like to draw your attention to two of the following:

1. Technology Giants and Our Kids. In this insight article, he addresses the e-Safety Commissioner’s Office findings that “Many companies weren’t even using available tools and technologies to detect child sexual exploitation and abuse material, let alone detecting grooming or live streamed child abuse."

2. Webinar Past Recording Breaking Point:
Our children are not ok

Latest national statistics indicate that mental health challenges are at an all-time high in Australian children and youth. Anxiety, depression, and other mental health disorders are wreaking havoc in our schools and families (not to mention the amplification of these challenges if your child is neurodiverse). Suicide and self-harm are rising and finding the right support and good help is increasingly challenging.

3. Webinar upcoming 19 August: Championing Neurodiversity

This webinar is for educators, parents, and carers of children who are diagnosed as neurodiverse, are undergoing assessment, or are suspected to be neurodiverse.

Stacey Bourke - Deputy Principal, Student Wellbeing