Melba Copland Secondary School

Melba Copland Secondary School (MCSS) is a dual campus secondary school situated in the West Belconnen region of Canberra, the capital of Australia. It is the only government school in the Canberra region providing secondary education for all students from years 7 to 12, and offering both the International Baccalaureate Middle Years program (MYP) and Diploma Program (DP). MCSS provides a rich education for 21st century learners in a context of Excellence, Integrity and Harmony.

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NAIDOC week 2020 at MCSS

Posted on 11 Nov 2020

Due to the COVID-19 epidemic and social distancing requirements MCSS had to adjust this year’s NAIDOC week assembly.

The 8 November 2020 marked the start of this year’s NAIDOC week celebrations. This year we celebrate the NAIDOC theme Always Was, Always Will Be. NAIDOC 2020 invites all Australians to embrace the true history of this country – a history which dates back thousands of generations. It’s about seeing, hearing and learning the First Nations’ 65,000 plus year history of this country - which is Australian history. We want all Australians to celebrate that we have the oldest continuing cultures on the planet.

Melba Copland acknowledges the Ngunnawal people, the traditional custodians of the land where we live, work and learn. We celebrate the continuing culture of the Ngunnawal people and pay our deepest respects to all elders past, present and emerging.

A small selection of school students and staff participated in this year’s NAIDOC Ceremony. The ceremony was impactful for the students and staff who could be present and is now available to the whole school via this link -

**Please note: The above image is this year’s 2020 National NAIDOC Poster which is called Shape of Land designed by Tyrown Waigana a proud Noongar and Saibai Islander man.

MCSS Cultural Integrity team

National Health and Physical Education Day 2020

Posted on 26 Aug 2020

Good for Children, Good for Schools and Good for Communities.

HPE Day highlights the importance of HPE in the Australian Curriculum and its influence on the learning, development and the wellbeing of our children and young people. 

Get active, be creative, have some fun. 

Make sure you let everyone know how you celebrated HPE day by posting an image or video with the hashtag #HPEDay via your school’s social channels. 

For lots of great activity ideas and links to great resources make sure you also visit the HPE website.

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