MAC News 1 2024

Principal’s Report

Dear MAC Community,

Welcome to the first newsletter for 2024! It has been both a busy and positive start to the year. I am delighted with the way our students and staff have started the school year and the engagement of students in their learning throughout the term. It has been wonderful to see our Entry students settling well into the school and it has been a pleasure getting to know them and meeting our Entry parents at the Welcome BBQ earlier in the term. It was also great to hear from our Entry students about their experiences at MAC and the aspects of high school life and learning that they are enjoying. 

We have started the year with 735 students and welcomed approximately 40 new students including several new international students from Japan, Cambodia, and Vietnam. We have also welcomed 11 new staff to MAC. You will hear more about them further on in the newsletter. 

I would like to thank all the staff and students who have led and participated in the myriad of events, many of which are captured in this newsletter. Some personal highlights include the whole school assembly, the Entry and new families Welcome BBQ, Swimming Carnival, and attending the International Women’s Day Breakfast at the Clocktower Centre with four of our female students. 

I would like to acknowledge the efforts of Duncan Hillier, the student leadership team, staff, and students who were involved in the Open Day on 12 March. We had 170 people visit the school and the feedback from prospective students and families was very positive. It was wonderful to also welcome past students Luke Vella and Ella-Lucia Ferella who assisted on the Q&A panel. 

As the term comes to an end, I would like to thank the families that have made voluntary financial contributions thus far. Parent/Carer voluntary contributions make a significant difference to the quality of the programs at MAC. This financial support ensures that we can continue to provide an excellent learning environment for our students as well as continue to maintain and upgrade our facilities. I would like to thank those that have contributed to the building and library funds. Contributions to these funds are tax deductible and can be made at any time. As a result of these contributions, we have been able to upgrade the air-conditioning in the MasterChef kitchen and upgrade all the range hoods. Building Fund contributions have also contributed to the new Wellbeing centre. 

Families who have not yet made any contributions to subject costs, other programs, and the library and building fund, and would like to, can do so by going to the Payments Centre on Compass and clicking on the Course Confirmation 2024 link.

Finally, I would like to remind the community of the second-hand uniform shop that operates on the last Monday of every month. Families are encouraged to contact the college if they need support in purchasing uniforms. At MAC we believe that wearing a uniform promotes respect, unity, and pride. Wearing the school uniform helps create a sense of belonging and increases student connection. It also helps foster a sense of responsibility and discipline; these are all traits that matter at school and in life. A reminder that students are required to wear all black shoes, these can include sneakers, but they must be completely black including the soles. 

Thank you for your ongoing support. I would like to wish the staff and students a restful break and look forward to another successful term ahead.

Dani Angelico, Principal

Annual privacy reminder for our school community

Our school collects and uses student and parent personal information for standard school functions or where permitted by law, as stated in the Schools’ Privacy Policy and the Schools’ Privacy Collection Notice.

We ask parents to also review the guidance we provide on how we use [Microsoft 365/Google Workspace for Education] safely at the school and what parents can do to further protect their child’s information. 

For more information about privacy, refer to: Schools’ Privacy Policy — information for parents. This information is also available in ten community languages:

  • Amharic
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  • Dari
  • Gujarati
  • Mandarin
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VAEAI Back to School Information

The VAEAI (Victorian Aboriginal Education Association Inc.) has released a resource designed to help Koori families prepare for the 2024 school year. You can access this resource here.

Assessment and Reporting

Dear Parents,

Towards the end of last year I shared with you the details of how the school was going to make changes to the coursework component of our assessment strategy. This was based on an extensive range of feedback from staff, students and parents. I would like to share some of the changes we made, their impacts, and the next steps to improvement we will take.

 The main change we made was to consolidate the coursework into a single portfolio in each reporting cycle. This had previously been three coursework items every seven weeks. The overwhelming feedback was that there was too much information to manage and that clarity was being lost in the process. By moving to a portfolio, parents are now able to access the information about due work much earlier in the term and help their children to plan ahead for how to manage their time. It also reduced the number of learning tasks by two thirds, making it much easier for students to negotiate and interpret. We also shifted from a percentage completed statement to ‘satisfactory’ or ‘not satisfactory’. This brought our Junior School more in line with the VCE requirements that the students’ work is authenticatable as their own and allowed us to include considerations about the standard of the work. The percentage completed statement is still used in Progress Reports, as this is the measure used at VCE to discern whether a student will pass their subject, and we would like the standards used to be consistent across all year levels. 

While we have only had one cycle of coursework, the evidence from Progress Reports is that there has been a dramatic increase in student completion of tasks. Anecdotally, it has made a positive impact on student empowerment and reduced stress levels. We have received feedback that for some students and parents it was useful to have regular due dates for individual tasks, which we will take on board. I would like to clarify that the universal due date is not necessarily the due date for the individual tasks. It is the final date by which all work must be submitted if it is to be considered as part of the following reporting cycle. Staff must be communicating with students their expectations about individual tasks. Students must be working regularly throughout the term to manage their workload. The next modification we will make is to ensure that parents also have information about individual due dates available to them. We will also be reviewing our homework policy in order to introduce greater consistency of practice across the school.

A second change mentioned last year, which we have yet to see in practice, is the shift in what parents should expect from our assessment tasks and semester reports. Staff and students told us that it is more meaningful when feedback happens in the classroom, either through conferencing, assessment review classes or comments directly on the work and rubrics. We intend to reduce the time spent on Compass comments to balance workload. Staff will be encouraged to use comment banks that align with our rubrics. We will provide one area of achievement and one area for growth. Please be assured that while comments that appear on reports may seem brief, they will be targeted directly at the skills demonstrated by your child, and that teachers are working hard to ensure everyone is receiving meaningful feedback in their classes. At MAC we make use of developmental rubrics. These show explicitly the ‘at level’ skills and the requirements for progression. You are able to see the mark allocation for each assessment where a rubric is used by looking under the MATs or SACs in the Learning Tasks. These also provide valuable feedback on achievement and progress. 

I would like to thank everyone who responded to the feedback survey on coursework portfolios. There is always room for improvement, but I am encouraged by the responses that we are headed in the right direction.

Louise Leong, Leading Teacher Curriculum and Assessment

Meet our new MAC Staff

Noeleen Chester

Food Studies

One word that defines me is “cooking”- since I was a little girl, I have enjoyed cooking beside my Aunties and Mum and dreamed of being a food teacher from primary school. I also have a strong interest in human nutrition. I can be found on my down time doing laps at the pool, looking after my family and taking my dog for walks and sneaky lattes. I also live locally and love walking to work. MAC, thanks for welcoming me! 

David Bentley 

Art and Media 

I have worked in a variety of schools so far in my teaching career. I have just finished a six year stint at Maribyrnong College and am keen to explore both artmaking and media production at MAC. In the classroom, I love thinking of ideas and coming up with exciting concepts for creative projects. Outside of being a teacher, I am a practicing artist (painter) and enjoy live music and cinema. Most of the time, I am living in my own mind and learning about random things and how they connect and interrelate.

Kurtis Tankard


I have grown up and always lived in the Moonee Ponds area. I love sports, especially football, in which I play locally at Moonee Valley FC. In my spare time, I am either walking my toy poodle, ‘Twix,’ or going for a run. I recently moved from Elwood College, where I spent six years teaching PE and Psychology. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed meeting the staff and students in my short time at MAC, and I look forward to working with both into the future!

Marty Conboy

English and Humanities

Hi MAC community. I have joined the team from St Albans Secondary College where I taught for five years. This year I am teaching a variety of subjects in the English and Humanities faculties and am really looking forward to getting to engage with a whole lot of new topics and people. I am localish (Footscray), so might see you around the neighbourhood.  

Joseph Alderuccio

Humanities and Maths

Love to explore and travel, I have been to over 60 countries and every Australian State and Territory. I have taught overseas, in regional Victoria and in Melbourne.

I’ve previously worked as an insolvency accountant, doing tasks such as financial investigations and taking over companies and people’s financial affairs. The largest company I had worked on was Dimmeys and Forges, with over 600 employees Australia wide.

I grew up locally in Moonee Ponds, so I know the local area well. My Aunt attended Mount Alexander College in the past when it was known as Flemington Girls’ High School in the 60s/70s.

Ewan Campbell


I have lived in 4 different countries on 4 different continents. In my spare time, I enjoy travel, board games, hiking and cricket. 

Beth Lamb 


I have just moved back to Melbourne after teaching for 2 years in regional Victoria at a school in Maryborough. Before switching into a teaching career, I spent 8 years in the hospitality industry which included working at some of Melbourne’s biggest events including the Melbourne Cup and Grand Prix. In my free time, I love exploring Melbourne’s best sandwich shops and caring for my 20+ plant babies. I am really looking forward to growing my teaching experience at MAC! 

Jesse Stephenson

Mathematics and Science

I grew up in a small rural town called Rupanyup near Horsham out in the Wimmera. I moved to Melbourne for University and have lived in the city since. This is my 10th year in teaching and I’m very excited to be joining the MAC community. 

In my spare time, I like spending time with friends, family and my dog Buddy. I also love to travel like many of my fellow newbie teachers. My most recent trip overseas was in December and January to South America, where I spent time in Columbia, Ecuador and Brazil. 

Fiona Smith

Pathways Consultant

I love to travel with Italy being my favourite country (almost up to a year of doing my Duolingo every day).  But more than travel I love my job.  I spent 20 years in Human Resources in the corporate world, but this is way more fun and I like to think that talking with young people keep me young.

Travis Ellis

Disability Inclusion Coordinator

Hi MAC, I’ve been lucky enough to work across many different fields in my 15 years with the Department of Education. Most recently coming from a Prep-9 college in the outer west as their Disability Inclusion Coordinator. I’m exceptionally passionate regarding all things inclusion. I love live music, and you can generally find me sifting through old records at the local op shop. Fun Fact: I studied classical ballet for 18 years. If you see me out in the yard, come say hi.

Sandra Harvey

Mental Health Practitioner

I’ve worked in community services and education in regional Victoria as both a teacher and a social worker. Excited to be working at MAC in the city. I’m enjoying going to the theatre, arts/dancing, and the good food. I have a now affectionate rescue cat and a puppy that needs more training! I have two grown up kids that live in Melbourne and enjoy hanging out with them. 

Student Wellbeing Team

Hello, I’d like to welcome all our new families and students as well as all our returning ones to the new school year. We have had a brilliant start and end to 2024 and have some exciting updates relating to Wellbeing here at MAC. 

I would like to firstly introduce our new Disability Inclusion Coordinator Travis Ellis. Travis will be familiar to some of our families already as he has started off the year building relationships and introducing himself to our families. He has already made such a huge impact on the students and staff here at MAC through his experience working in education.
Another exciting addition to our program has been Sandra Harvey. We are very lucky to have another Mental Health Practitioner available to our students. Sandra is available Wednesday and Thursday for any students who would like someone to talk to.

We have now moved into our new space: The Wellbeing Hub. I know Dani has proudly shown off the photos in her principal’s report earlier, but it really has been a fantastic addition to our school and has already allowed us to make further improvements to the wellbeing offered to our students. We are so lucky to have purpose built counseling rooms and doctors and nurse offices as a large multi purpose space. We will be running many programs out of and events out of the space and will be starting term 2 with the I Can mentoring program and Iron Armour Academy that we will be able to utilize the space to improve its delivery and outcomes for our students. Additionally we have already started to host our breakfast program every morning out of this space. It’s already been a great success with many students coming in and accessing free cereal, toast, fruit, juice, and even pancakes! 

Clark Mitchell, Student Wellbeing Coordinator and Youth Worker

Entry and New Families Welcome BBQ

Despite it only being a single term since our Entry students arrived, they have made a significant impression on the staff and the school as a whole. Many teachers have commented on how quirky, thoughtful, eager and curious the students are and staff have really enjoyed getting to know them. We started the year with orientation, learning about all the ways to navigate this new high school space. 

A tradition at MAC is to start the year off by welcoming our Entry students and their families to the MAC community. The MAC Parents and Friends association PFA and Entry staff hosted a very delicious BBQ for our year 7 students and their families. We were very lucky to have some year 7 students talk about the different classes they have been taking and the programs currently offered at MAC. Doubly exciting was the chance to show off our beautiful new outdoor space, the ampitheatre, where the MAC community were treated to a series of music performances by our senior music students. 

A massive thank you to the Parents and friends association for their support in hosting the BBQ and to all the parents who attended. It was great to meet so many new faces and we look forward to seeing everyone at the next MAC community event. 

Claire Runci, Leading Teacher Junior School Transitions and Programs

Swimming Carnival

International Women’s Day

For International Women’s Day on Friday 8 March, the Flemington Kensington Rotary Club held a Mayoral Breakfast Event at the Clocktower Centre. Our MAC students Sarah Alman, Olivia del Rio, Justine Escano, Kari Tonissen, Elicia Henok, and Talia Pritchard joined Principal Dani Angelico on this important day. Please enjoy these photos from the event.

Open Day

I would like to thank the staff and students who were involved in hosting, ushering, presenting, setting up displays and running activities for our Open Day yesterday! We had approximately 170 people attend and the feedback from families was extremely positive. Thank you to Duncan Hillier for his work in leading the Open Day. There were many highlights which you can see from some of the photos below. I am very proud of our wonderful school and our incredible staff and students who make MAC a great learning community.

Dani Angelico, Principal

Student Leadership Day

The Melbourne Secondary Youth Leadership Conference offers the greatest opportunity for collaboration and discovery of any leadership event I have attended. It is an empowering and inspiring event that educates us on how we can lead others as well as ourselves. What really stuck out to me was the statement that ‘as a leader, you fill the cups of others, but you cannot pour from an empty cup.’ This is truly something that I believe everyone needs to keep in mind because it makes you feel so capable and powerful.

Olivia del Rio, Above Entry 9

The whole day at the YLAA Youth Leadership Conference was incredibly inspiring and useful. We got to listen to some phenomenal guest keynote speakers, do lots of interactive activities, and have our own views and questions considered. I would highly recommend the experience to any student who has the opportunity to do it!

Anna Liddament-Ross, Above Entry 9

The Leadership Conference was an interesting experience which allowed us to interact with like-minded students who all shared a passion for leadership. The speakers were also interesting and shared messages that helped us contemplate our roles as people and leaders.

Samuel Lundgren May, Above Entry 9 

The 2024 Youth Leadership Conference was such an amazing experience where we got to learn how to become a better leader, how to feel confident with ourselves, and how to accept others lead by example.

Alham Ashikak, Above Entry 10

The 2024 Melbourne Secondary Youth Leadership Conference was an excellent experience. The conference centred around becoming a better version of yourself to become a better leader. It taught us to take a chance and make changes in our lives. Overall, it was an amazing experience that I would highly recommend!

Amelia Kenny, Above Entry 10

International Student Program Events

This term, we are delighted to welcome 11 new international students from different parts of the world to join us here as MAC. They are Yuki Egshiglen, Nafiul Islam, Lucy Nguyen, Bilal Ismael, George Phan, Alvin Yim, Hodaka Okamota, Sinhhout Hong, Levia Nguyen, Regina Nguyen and Anh Tru. Our MAC International Student Program enrolment has grown from 8 students to 20 students since 2022. We are very proud to see they have settled in the new environment really well. 

As most of our international students live independently without their parents overseas, we understand the struggle with feeling of homesickness when it is close to the traditional New Year celebration. We hope that by celebrating the Lunar New Year together at school will bring the students together and show them that their cultures are seen and appreciated here. 

In early March, the international students participated in an after-school event organised by the Rotary Club to celebrate the Harmony week. On Behalf of the Rotary Club, I would like to thank you for your contribution. You have done an excellent job helping the community. A huge thank to Ching Chan who invited the international students to the event and kindly supervised them on the day. 

Angie Ho, International Student Coordinator

Lunar New Year Celebrations

Moonee Valley Harmony Day BBQ

A number of our local and international students participated in the Moonee Valley Harmony Day BBQ held by the Flemington Kensington Rotary Club.

The following students have been awarded a community service certificate for their efforts: Shenglin Chen, Marvin Chng, Alvin Yim, Sinhhout Hong, Danyal Fariborzinejad, Quinn Hoang, Kitty Hoa, Anh Tru, Regina Nguyen, Levia Nguyen, and James Wang.

A huge thank you to our Chinese and Japanese teacher Ching Chan and our International Student Coordinator Angie Ho for assisting on the day.

Ching Chan, Chinese and Japanese Teacher

Bharatanatyam – Chardi Reddy Pillareddy

Arts and Technology

Art Attack Collage / Weaving Portraits

Students engaged in a collaborative art project that involved not only creating their own printed texture paper but also collaborating to weave strips into striking compositions using the portraits of celebrated artists. Through this process, they delve deeper into the nuances of artistic expression while honing their skills in both printmaking and tactile craftsmanship.

Nicole Beran, Visual Arts and Fashion Teacher

Visual Art

Students are currently immersed in a printing module as part of their creative art practice. Within this module, they are delving into the intricacies of dry point etching and lino printing techniques. Students have delved deeply into their individual artistic journeys, and have crafted their own thematic focus to guide their exploration and expression throughout the module.

Nicole Beran, Visual Arts and Fashion Teacher

Food Studies

The year has started strong with the MAC Kitchens as busy as ever in 2024.

This semester we will host 3 MasterChef Classes, 2 PreVCE Food Studies and 1 each of our Unit 12 & 34 Food Studies classes – each full of culinary minded students.

As we welcome returning students as well as those new to MAC, our MasterChef term has begun with kitchen safety,  personal hygiene and equipment familiarity. 

PreVCE Food Studies Students have just completed their first SAC very closely mirrors the format of the VCE Food Studies Study Design assessment protocols. Students needed to collect data post practical classes in the previous weeks and use this data to respond to structured questions. This SAC will prepare students for next year and also adds depth to our curriculum.

Our Unit 12 class have started the year looking at global food systems, products and customs, whilst our Unit 34 have become digestion experts! 

If your student is part of the MAC kitchens this semester, please encourage them to help assist or even cook for you at home! All recipes are provided on Google Classroom.

Some recipes enjoyed so far have been Mujadarra & Burrito Bowls.

Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram @macmasterchef for all our culinary adventures.

Thank you,

Lezanne Webb-Johnson, Food Studies Teacher 


The Rotary Melbourne 2024 Environmental Sustainability Award – registrations open now

The Rotary Melbourne 2024 Environmental Sustainability Award seeks secondary school students who can demonstrate leadership and people engagement in sustainable environmental practices.

Special commendation will be granted to a select group of students.

All entrants will receive a participation certificate.

  • Are you interested in environmental sustainability?
  • Have you been working on a project that showcases this passion?
  • Or would you like to create a project that inspires your peers to consider their environment?

The purpose of the Award is to:
• Inspire tomorrow’s leaders to focus on environmental sustainability
• Demonstrate innovation and ideas
• Create engagement and inspire other schoolchildren

The focus is on excellence in environmental sustainability in secondary-school aged children who have made a significant contribution to their community. The community can be defined as the school community, fellow students, as well as the greater community outside the school.

The submission is to include:

  • An outline, explaining the project and how it achieves the purpose of the award (maximum of 4 x A4 pages)
  • A poster (single page) which identifies
    • the applicants
    • the essence of the project
    • can be used by Melbourne Rotary to promote the participants’ endeavours
  • Completed Parent Permission Form from each participating student
  • Documents to be attached to the completed online form (see below)

The award is open to all secondary school students in metropolitan Melbourne.

The project can be: 

  • A proposal for a project that will engage community in sustainable environmental issues, or
  • A project/activity already underway, or
  • A project completed in the last 12 months.


For any enquiries, e-mail

Award Entries Close: 2PM, MONDAY 22 APRIL, 2024

Nominations will be considered by the committee, and a recommendation will be put forward to the Board for approval in May

Rotary Melbourne Award Presentation will be held at the Melbourne Sofitel on Wednesday, 5 June, 2024, between 12:30-2:00pm.

Please see more information and how to register click HERE.

If you have any questions, please see Miss Vivian Duong (Science Teaching and Learning Leader)

Careers and Pathways

AE10 Work Experience – 24 June – 28 June 2024

Brilliant, work placements are coming in – Well done those students who have secured a spot!

If you have not secured or thought about a placement then you need to come in and see Fiona or Alison in the career’s office. Remember that there are several schools doing work experience at the same time as MAC which makes some placements highly competitive.

Work Experience is a great way for students to gain an insight into areas of interest in the future, while developing independence, confidence, and many other key employment related skills for the future. MAC students have taken part in sessions building up to this, including our mock interviews last year and a work experience session this week in mentor groups. Possible work experience opportunities have also been emailed out to families as they have become available.

To ensure a spot, be sure to start applying now, if you haven’t already. For placement ideas, talk to friends, families, and your teachers.

Something worth considering: If you intend on applying for the VCE VM next year then it is recommended that you look for work experience in a related field to the VET subject you are interested in. For example, if you are interested in commercial cookery, you could apply for a position in a café or restaurant.


If anyone in our MAC community or their networks can offer up an opportunity for one of our students, please do not hesitate to get in contact with Fiona Smith.

Student Wellbeing


SchoolTV is an online resource designed to empower parents with credible and sound information with realistic, practical ongoing support strategies. You can access SchoolTV by either clicking the SchoolTV icon on the home page or this link.

In this edition of SchoolTV – Toxic Achievement Culture

Toxic achievement culture is characterised by the entanglement of self-worth, achievement and the relentless pursuit of academic or extracurricular success – at any cost! This phenomenon goes beyond the mere quest for success. It embeds a belief in students that their merit is exclusively tied to their achievements, often propelled by intense external pressures from families, schools, and society.

Some students are overfilling their schedules with activities aimed at “getting ahead”. However, the consequences are proving to be detrimental on students’ mental and physical health resulting in burnout and heightened levels of stress. This culture is also being aggravated by parental expectations, peer competition and a relentless comparison ethos often driven by social media.

There is nothing wrong with having ambition, but it’s crucial to ensure that this desire doesn’t push our young people into a toxic cycle of achievement and make them feel that they must achieve in order to matter. The relentless drive to excel is leading many students to prioritise accolades over genuine learning and personal growth, often at the expense of their own wellbeing and interpersonal relationships. As adult carers, we need to advocate for a more balanced and holistic approach to achievement, emphasising the importance of resilience, wellbeing, and the pursuit of diverse interests.

This Special Report will help you understand the signs of toxic achievement, and how to address them so as to teach students how to adopt a better work/life balance.

Click here for the Toxic Achievement Culture edition of SchoolTV.

Resource Centre

Staff and students can use the Library Catalogue (login using the Single Sign On with your school email address and password) from school and from home. It’s a great way to see what books are on offer in the library and to reserve a book that you’ve been looking forward to reading.

A friendly reminder to anyone who has overdue books to please return them to the Resource Centre. Bringing books back by their due date ensures that everyone is able to enjoy our collection.

Do you know we have ebooks and audiobooks?

The Eplatform has over 2500 ebooks and audiobooks that you can read or listen to with new books being added every day. You can access it by downloading the app on your device and signing in with your school details in the Single Sign On (SSO). Find out more here:


Victorian Premiers’ Reading Challenge

The Victorian Premiers’ Reading Challenge is in full swing at Mount Alexander College. The PRC application offers a range of exciting features including:

  • access to a library catalogue (including book images and blurbs)
  • a modern user-friendly interface
  • rewarding students with badges as challenge milestones are achieved
  • the option for students to mark books as a favourite, give them a star rating or complete a book review.

The Challenge is open to all Victorian children from birth to Year 10 in recognition of the importance of reading for literacy development. It is not a competition; but a personal challenge for children to read a set number of books by 8 September 2024.

Students from Year 7 to Year 10 are challenged to read 15 books.

All children who meet the Challenge will receive a certificate of achievement signed by the Victorian Premier and former Premiers.

To read the Premier’s letter to parents, view the booklist and for more information about the Victorian Premiers’ Reading Challenge, visit:


Students were given a physical copy of their login details during Mentoring. If a student needs to get these details again, they can contact Carla Iannarella in the Resource Centre.

To log in, visit the PRC website. Click the sign in button below ‘School Coordinator or Student’ and select ‘VPRC login’. Insert your login details.

We have already seen an enthusiastic response from students, but please note that 10 out of the 15 books read must be from the Challenge list. You can access this list on the VPRC website here.

Students can also find books on the Challenge list in our school Library Catalogue in the Quick Lists. There is a list for Years 7 and 8 and Years 9 and 10.

Carla Iannarella, Resource Centre, Communications and Marketing Manager



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