Mueller College is in the business of people. I am constantly amazed at how this is so evident and visible around campus on any given school day. And it happens so naturally. It is not out of the ordinary to see staff and students praying together.
At Mueller College we believe everyone can Grow and Thrive. The teacher’s belief in this statement drives their quality teaching practices and daily investment into the lives of the students they teach, tutor, coach and instruct.
In just a few weeks one hundred and five Year Twelve students will finish a thirteen-year journey, before embarking on their next stage of life. And it is fair to say that as the end approaches and the finish line comes into sight, the Year Twelves are fighting against experiencing a state-of-mind shared by all those on a journey – Destination Syndrome.
The Melbourne Football Club has not been a part of footy finals action for over a decade. After years of pain of missing out, the oldest sporting club in Australia now finds itself in the enviable position of playing off for a spot in this year’s AFL Grand Final.
In tough times where health, money, friends or marriage are not looking good we may wonder what is going on? But God makes us beautiful through all the trials and circumstances in life. It is during the tough seasons that we often grow the most in our character. It is difficult to form outstanding character in seasons of pure prosperity. This is one reason why God ordains seasons where we have to fight, where things do not come easily.
If you go into any Prep Class and ask them what they want to be when they grow up, you hear a variety of pretty amazing professions. Fireman, Racing car driver, Singer, Scuba diver, Ice-cream taster, Circus clown. You get some very creative responses.
Despite the fact there is not a Jacaranda flower in sight, you just know it’s that time of year again. You can just feel it in the air. Exam time.
Each school term, we focus on one of our four value statements. This may be through the messages we communicate with our students, the cultural events that are run, and through the various opportunities that invite a student response.
As we attend the various ANZAC Services and marches this week, it is only fitting that we pause and reflect on what it all means. How have our lives been affected and changed as a result of those ANZACs, servicemen and women past and present, and the many sacrifices they have and will make in past and future conflicts.
In a survey that ranked the ‘factors parents reported as being important in choosing a school’, the two factors of most importance were; quality of teaching - 94%, followed by focus on student welfare - 92% (MMG Education 2012). Quality teaching and learning, and quality pastoral care and community.