Our School

Welcome to Mansfield Secondary College (MSC)

Our College is set amongst the dramatic landscapes of Victoria’s High Country. Rugged mountains, rolling snow plains, rushing rivers, gentle lakes and sweeping grasslands make for an ever changing, ever lovely backdrop. Inspiring views are just the start. Four distinct seasons and varied terrain means that life is lived to the fullest outdoors. The district is renowned for its natural beauty and alpine mountains. Situated less than two hours, or 180kms, north east of Melbourne, our municipality covers 3,843 square kilometres. Our Shire is home to significant landscape features including Mt Buller, Mt Stirling and the Great Dividing Range. Natural environment features within are the Alpine National Park and Australia’s second largest in-land waterway – Lake Eildon, into which five major river systems (Delatite, Howqua, Jamieson, Big and Goulburn) flow. The valleys of the Howqua, Delatite and Goulburn Rivers are also significant landscape features in our Shire. Tourism, agriculture and lifestyle living underpin the viability of this unique, picturesque and desirable location together with a diverse range of commercial and service sectors. As an isolated rural school, we pride ourselves on the relationships, which underpin our daily operations. We hope you enjoy your time with us and we look forward to your contribution to our community.

Principals' Welcome

At Mansfield Secondary College we are committed to providing strong education and training pathways with vocational options.

On behalf of Mansfield Secondary College I would like to extend a warm welcome to prospective students, parents and staff. Our location is unique, near the lakes and snowfields of Victoria’s High Country. Together with a close-knit and supportive community, our school provides outstanding opportunities for all our students. Mansfield Secondary College creates confident, connected learners.

Focussing on delivery of high quality academic and vocational outcomes, each student is both supported and challenged to achieve their potential. Every child learns positive social behaviours. Our students demonstrate these through community involvement. Active engagement in a variety of learning projects in the wider community, volunteer organisations and sports is encouraged and supported. As a result, our students interact productively with employers and community representatives in a range of forums.

I am proud to lead this wonderful learning community, and encourage you to consider the contribution you could make within our college. If you have a passion for learning and contributing, then this is the school for you. I look forward to meeting you soon.

Timothy Hall – Principal

Our Staff

Teaching & Learning Team

Janessa Burkhardt

Asst. Principal

Nigel Kain
Nigel Kain

Head of Curriculum

Mark OLoughlan
Mark O'Loughlan

Science

Julie Anderson
Julie Anderson

Humanities

Rebecca Wardenaar
Rebecca Wardenaar

Maths

Michelle Comerford
Michelle Comerford

English

Mark Howlett
Mark Howlett

Health / PE

Alice Burton
Alice Burton

Indonesian

Alex Murer
Alex Murer

Arts / Technology

Jenny Hearn
Jenny Hearn

Integration – PSD Individual Learning Needs

Kristy Pennington
Kristy Pennington

Speech Pathology Support

Robyn C
Robyn Carrington

Learning Specialist – Numeracy

Jane Herbert
Jane Herbert

Learning Specialist – Literacy

Wellbeing / Support Team

Christian Thomson

Asst. Principal

Daniel Hough
Daniel Hough

Year 7 & Junior School Co-ordinator

Jess Macdowell
Jess Macdowell

Year 12 & Senior School Co-ordinator

Courtney O'Loughlan
Courtney O'Loughlan

Year 8 Co-ordinator

Alex Murer
Alex Murer

Year 9 Co-ordinator

Claire Wallace
Claire Wallace

Year 10 Co-ordinator

Mark Howlett
Mark Howlett

Year 11 Co-ordinator

Brad Freind
Brad Freind

Wellbeing Co-ordinator

Cameron Howlett
Cameron Howlett

School Chaplain

Clare McDonald
Clare McDonald

School Counsellor

Chris Nicholls
Chris Nicholls

School Nurse

Anna Francis
Anna Francis

Business Manager Financial Support

Trudi Kirk
Trudi Kirk

ICT & Library Manager

Shelly Comben
Shelly Comben

Careers Co-ordinator

School Council

School Councils play a key role in Victorian government schools. School Council is a group of dedicated people, working together with Department of Education and Training (DET) members to improve our school. Participation as a school council member is a rewarding and challenging experience. Council members support the Principal to provide the best possible educational outcomes for students.

School Councils have three main responsibilities:

  • Finance – overseeing the development of the school’s annual budget and ensuring proper records are kept of the school’s financial operation
  • Strategic Planning – participating in the development and monitoring of the school strategic plan
  • Policy Development and Review – developing, reviewing and updating policies that reflect a school’s values and support the school’s broad direction outlined in its strategic plan.

 

The School Council President for 2022
Andrew Howie

Parent category
Andrew Howie
Matt Elliott
Tamara Watson
Paul Hanratty
Kirstie Casey
Rachel Wolfe

DEECD employee category
Timothy Hall
Mark O’Loughlan
Alexander Murer
Jess Macdowell
Anna Francis

Co-opted community members category
Max Les
Beth Reeves

Student category
Bella Green

Becoming involved with the College

Mansfield Secondary College values contact with parents.

If you have specific skills that you are willing to share, please let the school know.

You may be able to:

  • Help coach a sporting team or accompany a team on an interschool visit
  • Assist with supervision on excursions and school camps
  • Help with the school canteen
  • Help with specific jobs that need to be completed from time to time
  • Nominate for School Council or become involved in the working parties that are set up for specific tasks.