May 13th, 2022The third round of the DAV Interschool Debating Competition (Ringwood region) was held on Tuesday 10 May, and both our A Grade and B Grade teams performed exceptionally well. The Year 12 A Grade team, comprising Daniel, Matilda and Marisa, argued the topic ‘That governments of countries suffering from famine should be held criminally accountable’. The team argued the negative position and performed exceptionally well resulting in a win over Yarra Valley Grammar School. Thank you to their coach, Ms Davidson, who supported the students and attended the evening debate. In B Grade, our Year 11 team debaters Andrew, Alex and Casper, also competed against Yarra Valley Grammar School (B Grade team) taking the negative position on the topic ‘That we should ban alcohol at entertainment venues and sporting grounds.’ The team presented a strong case against such a proposal though lost to a very narrow margin. Alex was awarded equal best speaker. Currently, both teams are positioned well on their respective ladders and we wish them well in their next debate, which is scheduled for Wednesday 8 June.
Mullum Football Competition
May 9th, 2022In perfect conditions, the Mullauna College girls' football team competed in the Mullum football competition. After winning their way into the grand final, the girls tasted victory at the big dance. Both games were won by 6 goals and the skill level was extremely high. The defensive 6 were solid and, led by Megan, leaked no goals for the day. Taya gave our onballers first use of the ball and this allowed Lucy, Claire, Lilly, Keira and Marisa to feed the forwards with quality supply. Goals were scored by Lucy (8), Claire(2), Camryn, and Summer. Best were Lucy, Claire, Lilly, Taya, Keira, Megan, Nikea, and Marisa. Well done girls!
Intermediate Boys' Netball
May 9th, 2022Intermediate boys netball teams gave it their all today with some close games and overall 2 wins. Our junior team fought hard winning 1 game overall and a few close losses. Both teams displayed great sportsmanship and respect all day and importantly, had fun. Special mention to our Year 10 girls Elodie and Jenny for their wonderful support and coaching on the day.
It's My City' term in SkillZ,
May 7th, 2022This week as part of their 'It's My City' term in SkillZ, the Year 9s took part in excursions to the Shrine, the Royal Botanical Gardens, the Polly Woodside tallship, the MCG, the Big Issue Classroom, Melbourne's street art, the Metro Tunnel HQ and a road safety experience at the Melbourne Museum.
Senior Boys and Girls Basketball
May 3rd, 2022Today, our Senior Boys and Girls Basketball teams travelled to Nunawading Basketball stadium to compete in the Mullum Division Basketball competition, with both teams making it through to the Grand final. Finishing runners up in both finals, our players were exemplary representatives of the school both on and off the court, showing great sportsmanship, support for each other and respect to their fellow competitors and officials.
$5.23 Million Building Upgrade!
May 20th, 2021Some amazing news as shared by Principal Barbara Laidlaw today. Dear students, parents and carers This afternoon I received a phone call from Mr Dustin Halse, the local State Member for Ringwood. He had stepped out of the Parliament Budget Speech by Treasurer Tim Pallas, to let me know that Mullauna College has been included in this year’s budget as part of the government's priority for school upgrading. Mullauna has been allocated $5.23 million! This news came as a wonderful surprise! Around 2 years ago I gave Dustin a draft estimate of the costs for a two-stage redevelopment program that I’d asked Brand architects to outline for our school. This draft has formed the basis for Dustin Halse's advocacy for a building upgrade on behalf of Mullauna College. I expressed my thanks to Dustin Halse on behalf of our current and future school community - very enthusiastically! This upgrade is a wonderful opportunity for us to add to the refurbishment works, new buildings and landscaping of 2015-2017, and to create additional, new learning spaces for our students and staff to work in every day. Barbara Laidlaw Principal