Hands On Learning

"I am still learning"
- Michelangelo aged 87

Hands On Learning is a one-day a week in-school early intervention program that significantly increases attendance and retention of students in the middle years most at risk of becoming early school leavers.

Small groups allow students from across years 7-10 to form meaningful relationships with other students and adult role models.

Students work on creative building projects that benefit the school and local community – developing confidence and a sense of personal achievement.

Hands on Learning Australia and Save the Children Australia joined forces in 2017 united by the vision of a world in
which every child learns from a quality basic education. Save the Children is Australia’s largest aid and development
agency dedicated to helping children.

Save the Children provides training and support for partner schools who become members of regional networks sharing ideas and inspiration.

Further information about this program can be found here: Hands on Learning Website


We want students to grow into their identities and become the best versions of themselves.

We display confidence, energy and fresh thinking, sharing our passion for our subjects.

We provide a stimulating school environment where students can learn, live, love and grow.

We have been parents of MESC for over 20 years. MESC isn’t our local school, but after touring many schools in the area over 20 years ago, there was no choice for us BUT MESC. We have seen many changes at the school over the past 20 years but the one constant is the standard of excellence MESC offers and expects in both education and wellbeing.

Stephen Baker


Mount Eliza Secondary College encourages the personal and social development of my sons by instilling a caring environment of teaching, learning and support. The college is a place of happiness, hope and positive team work for successfully achieving the Victorian curriculum-set academic goals & milestones.

Lisa Ingerton


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