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MELBOURNE GIRLS’ COLLEGE


Melbourne Girls’ College is committed to developing confident young women who have the knowledge and skills to enable them to explore and experience rich lives both personally and professionally. In a harmonious environment, leadership and achievement are core values expressed by all members of the college community. The girls learn to view leadership as a positive and natural element of their lives. As a science and technology college, enterprise, creativity and innovation are embedded in all aspects of the curriculum. Melbourne Girls’ College fosters strong women prepared to contribute to their global society. Embracing diversity, the college has an international focus, valuing the input and skills of all students regardless of their ethnic or geographic background. Melbourne Girls’ has strong links with schools in New Zealand and England and supports college trips to China, New Zealand and Europe. The college is an active member of the Alliance of Girls’ Schools and a member of the National Coalition of Girls’ Schools.

Facilities: Located on the banks of the Yarra River, the school has spacious grounds and excellent facilities. The college features a state-of-the-art science/technology centre, information centre, Years 7 and 9 learning centres, music/game/drama complex, a seven-room science complex and a double gym, weights and aerobics complex.

Curriculum: Melbourne Girls’ College, through the implementation of the best learning and teaching practices, provides a broad and challenging curriculum with the flexibility to meet the needs of its students. Major curriculum reform has seen the introduction of integrated units in Years 7 and 9 as well as interdisciplinary electives in Year 9. Providing the skills and knowledge for effective transition into the global economy is a priority of the curriculum.

Sport: Rowing, aerobics, softball, basketball, hockey, netball, bowling, badminton, volleyball, soccer, table tennis, cricket, tennis, gymnastics, athletics, cross-country, swimming and cycling. The school participates in inter-school and inter-house sporting competitions and now has an intensive outdoor education program.

Extra-curricular activities: Community service, first aid, debating, public speaking, theatre sports, computer club, chess, school band, gardening, international cookery, weight training, painting, sewing, yoga, science club and choir. Special events include Celebration of Education Week, a drama festival and school production, a choral contest, camping, a mathematics and science festival and technology activities. Melbourne Girls’ is the only girls’ college in Victoria to have Air Cadets as part of its Year 9 program. The college also has an active rowing program and runs more than 40 camping programs a year.

Student welfare programs: Melbourne Girls’ College provides a secure, personal and challenging environment in which girls are able to develop strong values through firm discipline, guidance and support. The ethos of the college allows the individual student to establish her own identity and continually build on her talents.

Religion None
Type Government
Day/boarding Day and Boarding
Boys/Girls Girl
Years Year 7 - Year 12
Enrolment 1200 students
Fees: Free (Government School)
Phone
03 9428******* 03 9428 8955
Fax
03 9428******* 03 9428 2737
Address Yarra Boulevard, Richmond 3121
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