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WESTBOURNE GRAMMAR SCHOOL


Igniting a hunger for learning, unlocking creativity and exploring the concepts of global thinking form the basis of our daily purpose. The responsibility of educators is profound: preparing students for a world in which the knowledge economy wields great influence, where people are constantly connected, and where the ability to think critically and globally is fundamental to achievement. There is no room for complacency and the responsibility demands an agile and progressive school with strong leadership and a committed Faculty. This is the promise that Westbourne Grammar makes.

Each day is undertaken within the framework of the School’s vision:  Shaping Learners to Inspire the World.

Across Westbourne’s two campuses (Williamstown and Truganina), and six learning centres (Amici – Early Learning Centre, Westbourne Junior, Middle, the Year 9 Imagine Program, VCE and the International Centre) the curricular and co-curricular programs recognise and extend academic, sporting, creative and social abilities and develop a learning method that responds to the unique character and qualities of each learner.

The learning environment embraces and unifies a diverse population at each level which is representative of the real life cultural, ethnic, religious and political spectrum.  Westbourne Grammar provides a safe and fair environment that enables learners to develop a strong sense of themselves, to explore their intellectual capacity and to stretch their imagination.

History: Starting and sustaining a school requires foresight, intellect and grit.  It also requires an unwavering commitment to an idea and, for almost 150 years, the idea of creating learning environments of possibility has underpinned the development of Westbourne Grammar School.  A history reaching back to 1867 informs the future and, whilst the landscape, buildings and human diversity have changed with time and need, the commitment to supporting an exceptional learning community has endured.  

From origins in Williamstown, the school has expanded its footprint and its role in the community. Westbourne’s Truganina Campus opened almost 40 years ago and the facilities and programs continue to respond to the needs of a growing community.

Facilities: Exceptional buildings, grounds and resources support the learning culture at Westbourne.

The Amici Early Learning Centre is a stimulating space in which new degrees of wonderment, creativity and thinking emerge. The Reggio Emilia inspired program is based on the philosophy of Loris Malaguzzi, who established community-managed schools and infant/toddler centres in the city of Reggio Emilia in northern Italy. The Centre provides child care and an individualised Early Learning Program for children from the age of six weeks until approximately five years.

An historic waterfront property accommodates the Williamstown Campus for Prep to Year 3 from which students articulate to the Truganina Campus. The Junior School at Truganina serves Prep to Year 6, and the Senior School Years 7 to 12, with a unique purpose-built centre in which the Year 9 Imagine Program is delivered. The expansive built and natural environments incorporate playing fields, reflective spaces, neoteric technology resources, sophisticated creative and performance amenities and numerous common areas.  Modern multi-purpose buildings incorporate a Health Centre, International Centre, 200-seat Lecture Theatre, Food Technology area and School Shop to complement the learning facilities, and the Chapel, Auditorium, Gymnasium and Music School add additional support to the transformative educational environment.

Curriculum: The structured school preparation program at Amici includes music, Japanese, computer and library skills. The Junior Schools share a common curriculum that emphasises basic skills (particularly literacy and numeracy) and introduces Japanese at the Prep level, along with music and physical education, and contains a strong creative arts component. Information technology is integrated into teaching programs.

At the Senior School the curriculum for Years 7 and 8 is based on the core subject areas of mathematics, English, LOTE (Japanese and German), humanities, science, visual and performing arts and physical education. In Years 9 and 10 the core subjects are supplemented with a range of electives. All Year 10 students undertake a Unit 1 and 2 VCE subject. All Year 11 students undertake a Unit 3 and 4 VCE subject. Approximately 30 choices of VCE subjects are available to students in Years 10 to 12. University enhancement courses are also available. At the International Centre, international students undergo intensive instruction in English prior to entering mainstream classes, after which time they attend dedicated ESL classes.

Sport: Physical development is supported by a comprehensive selection of activities and inter-school and inter-House competitions. Outdoor education is core curriculum from Prep to Year 9 and available as elective subjects until Year 12.

Extra-curricular activities: Excellence in performance and creative pursuit is encouraged through participation in drama, music, debating, public speaking, photography, chess and outdoor activities.

Student welfare programs: The student wellbeing network recognises that social and emotional wellbeing underpins effective learning and positive behaviour. A proactive Restorative Practice model provides the framework for personal safety, peer support and leadership programs, as well as a drug education program. A chaplain, two student counsellors, a careers counsellor and full-time nurse are available.

Scholarships: Academic scholarships are offered for entry into Years 7 and 9 with music scholarships for all year levels in the Senior School.

Campuses: Westbourne Williamstown (Prep to Year 3), Westbourne Amici (child care and early learning), Westbourne Truganina (Prep to Year 12)

Principal: Ms Meg Hansen

Religion Christian
Type Independent
Day/boarding Day and Boarding
Boys/Girls Co-edu
Years Kindergarten - Year 12
Enrolment 1,500
Fees 12k - 16k Over 16k
From $12,244 (Prep) to $17,184 (Year 12)
Phone
03 9731******* 03 9731 9444
Fax
03 936******* 03 9360 9102
Address Truganina Campus 300 Sayers Road, Truganina 3029 | Williamstown Campus 67 The Strand, Newport 3015
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Home » Schools » ST LEONARD’S COLLEGE

ST LEONARD’S COLLEGE


Mr Pat Kenny – Acting Principal

Mr Peter Clague – New Principal – Commencing August 2022

 

Providing Exemplary Education for Over 100 Years

Established in 1914, St Leonard’s College is Bayside’s school of choice and one of Melbourne’s premier independent schools, educating students from ELC3 to Year 12. Our College Vision is to provide all students with ‘An Education for Life.’ We foster in young people the personal qualities necessary for lifelong learning. Our College mission is shared below.

Through inspiring and caring professionals and in a physically, emotionally and spiritually safe coeducational environment, St Leonard’s College provides an exemplary, innovative education for its students, enriched by the traditions of its heritage and the diversity of all humanity to develop global citizens who know and embrace all others as equals.

We are unwavering in our commitment to developing the whole child – head, heart and soul. Our students are genuinely known, nurtured and loved. They are welcomed into a warm, caring, connected community with an ethical culture founded upon a strong moral purpose – to develop genuine global citizens who respond to inequity, inequality and injustice. As global citizens, our students are armed with the necessary skills, values and attitudes required to build an economic and social future in an increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous world.

Our teachers are carefully selected for their academic prowess, in addition to their ability to nurture the development of self-confidence, curiosity, integrity, resilience and creativity. We seek to develop students who understand that their education is not only about what it can bring to their life, but through them what it can bring to the lives of others.

Celebrating 50 Years as Leaders in Co-education

St Leonard’s College is a recognised leader in education. Our College was the first single-sex independent school in the state to introduce co-education in 1972. Our vast experience delivering co-education, for almost 50 years, tells us that both boys and girls thrive when they learn and grow together. We offer a genuine co-education, with boys and girls learning alongside each other in an environment that truly reflects life beyond the school gates.

Celebrating 40 Years as a World IB School

Renowned for pedagogical innovation, St Leonard’s College was the first Victorian school to introduce the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) in 1982. Senior School students are offered the highly sought after choice between the VCE and the IBDP. The IBDP’s international orientation makes it the most highly regarded and respected tertiary entrance qualification by the world’s leading universities.

Celebrating 20 Years of the IB Primary Years Programme

Junior School students are educated within the expertly designed framework of the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB PYP) – an inquiry-based approach to learning incorporating personal, social and international values. The PYP values independence, initiative and self-motivation, encouraging every student to take responsibility for their learning.

Early Learning Centre – World-Renowned Reggio Emilia

We follow the Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood education, a world-renowned teaching and learning philosophy inspired by the system of early years education in Reggio Emilia, a town in northern Italy. Widely recognised as best practice in early childhood education, the Reggio Emilia approach offers an education that respects children and their rights as citizens. We see the child as competent, powerful and full of potential, and we place each child at the centre of their own learning.

Comprehensive and Diverse Cocurricular Program

Our cocurricular program encourages our young people to explore their gifts and discover their passions to achieve excellence and fulfilment. Students are provided with the opportunity to develop skills and interests via a rich and diverse cocurriculum program, including Debating, Public Speaking, Drama, Music, Leadership and Social Justice programs, Media Production, Photography, and Sport.

College Sport Opportunities

Our team of expert sporting coaches with state, national and Olympic experience have led students to enjoy unrivalled success in a range of pursuits including athletics, swimming and cross country. A variety of traditional sports and outdoor activities are available, and our specialist coaches inspire students to strive for excellence and follow their passions. Sports available include Australian Rules football, badminton, basketball, cheer spoirts, cricket, futsal, golf, gymnastics, hockey, karate, kayaking, lifesaving, netball, running club, sailing, soccer, softball, softcrosse, sports aerobics, table tennis, tennis, touch rugby, triathlon and volleyball.

The College takes part in mid-week inter-school sports competitions through the Association of Co-educational Schools, leaving weekends free for family activities, other events and local community sports teams.

Celebrating 50 Years of Outdoor Education

From canoeing, mountain biking, orienteering, snow sports and sailing, our students have enjoyed the exploration of the great outdoors over the last 50 years, developing valuable life skills such as leadership and teamwork, in addition to building a significant understanding of environmental sustainability in more recent decades. Our longstanding success in outdoor educational programs is a testament to our commitment to educating the whole child, providing them with opportunities for personal growth and development.  Camp Ibis, our picturesque permanent campsite on the Banksia Peninsula which enjoys scenic water frontage, has provided the perfect setting for our students to create lifelong friendships and memories, whilst building resilience, character, and self-esteem.

Technology

St Leonard’s College has a, bring your own device (BYOD) technology program, with students bringing their own iPad or laptop to school every day. The BYOD program is complemented by a high speed, site wide wireless network and in-house IT support. St Leonard’s College is widely recognised in educational circles as a centre of excellence in eLearning and is regularly visited by other schools to learn from their success. Our remote teaching and learning practices have been recognised as leadership benchmarks during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Academic Excellence

As one of Melbourne’s leading academic schools, St Leonard’s College congratulates our Class of 2021 on their exceptional results across both the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) and the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE), as outlined below.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme Results 

  • Our two IBDP Duces achieved a perfect score of 45/45 (ATAR of 99.95) placing them in the top 0.02% of IBDP graduates worldwide.
  • Median ATAR of 97.90 placing 50% of students in the top 2.10% nationally.
  • 89% of students gained an ATAR of 95 or above.
  • 94% of students gained an ATAR of 90 or above.
  • 100% of students gained an ATAR of 80 or above.

Victorian Certificate of Education Results

  • Median ATAR of 84.05 placing 50% of students in the top 15.95% nationally.
  • 17% of students gained an ATAR of 95 or above
  • 30% of students gained an ATAR of 90 or above
  • 70% of students gained an ATAR of 80 or above
  • 89% of students gained an ATAR of 70 or above

Combined IBDP and VCE Results

  • Median ATAR of 89.65
  • 39% of all students gained an ATAR of 95 or above
  • 49% of all students gained an ATAR of 90 or above
  • 79% of all students gained an ATAR of 80 or above
  • 92% of all students gained an ATAR of 70 or above

Social Action and Global Citizenship

A St Leonard’s College education develops a strong sense of social responsibility through a variety of local, national and international fundraising, community service and social action programs and initiatives. Our students acquire a deep awareness that with great privilege comes great responsibility. A St Leonard’s education prepares young people to take their place in the world and make meaningful contributions to society.

Quality Pastoral Care

Ensuring each child feels safe, valued and develops a sense of belonging is paramount to St Leonard’s educational philosophy. Our graduates leave with the self-assurance and resilience to take advantage of life’s opportunities and overcome its challenges.

Our unwavering commitment to the highest standards of pastoral care is demonstrated through our Mentor Program. Relationships are at the centre of our model of pastoral care and the mentor’s role is pivotal in this context, focusing on each individual student according to their interests, abilities and potential for personal growth. Mentors take a holistic view of their students and come to know them across all domains of school life. Mentors track academic progress, know a student’s strengths and weaknesses and meet regularly with individual students to discuss progress and challenges.

Outstanding Facilities

St Leonard’s students enjoy exceptional facilities including modern well-resourced libraries, music centres, theatres, multi-purpose halls and excellent sporting facilities including an indoor aquatic centre, aerobic area, aesthetics sports centre (including sprung floor) and gymnasium. Our Visual Arts Centre provides specialist facilities equipped with the latest resources and impressive gallery areas. Dedicated spaces for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) programs offer innovative technologies to support student learning. Set amongst the College grounds is the impressive Leonardian Centre which includes a world-class auditorium and systems engineering centre featuring two STEM laboratories. The Senior School building offers a new benchmark in educational spaces featuring a tertiary style lecturette, 11 break out learning spaces, 9 collaborative study nooks, community common area, custom-built examination space and new Senior School cafeteria.

Enrolment and Scholarship Applications

St Leonard’s College welcomes enrolment waitlist applications for places in Junior School (ELC, prep and years 1 to 4); Years 5 and 7, 10 and 11. Limited places are also available in other year levels as they arise. For information about the St Leonard’s College scholarship program, please visit our website.

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Religion Uniting Church
Type Independent
Day/boarding Day School
Boys/Girls Co-edu
Years Kindergarten - Year 12
Enrolment
Fees 12k - 16k Over 16k
$12,475 - $34,352
Phone
03 9909******* 03 9909 9300
Address 163 South Road, Brighton East Vic 3187
Email
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Home » Schools » RIVERCREST CHRISTIAN COLLEGE

RIVERCREST CHRISTIAN COLLEGE


Opened 2014 – Currently offering classes from Early Learning (3 years of age) to Year 2. Additional year levels to open annually.

Imagine a campus uniquely and specifically designed for the conceptual age. Imagine a curriculum that is grounded in 21st-century thinking, where all facets of education are connected and interlinked, and where education effectively encompasses a strong Christian world view. At Rivercrest Christian College, technology is integrated into the framework of the curriculum. Learning experiences are designed to promote critical and creative thinking. Our students will graduate as life-long learners, equipped to play their role in the local and global community. The Rivercrest curriculum will match that of internationally validated inquiry based curricula. Such programs will be on offer at Junior (ELC-Year 5), Middle (Year 6-10) and Senior levels (Year 11-12).

Facilities: All learning spaces have been carefully designed to enhance and stimulate learning. The spaces are intended to inspire engagement by creating an environment conducive to learning, discovering and exploring. All buildings are eco-sensitive, with optimal use made of natural light. Furniture too has been chosen to make learning spaces versatile and complementary to learning. The selected use of colours is intended to evoke an ecological theme and create synergy between the indoor and outdoor learning spaces. The playscapes for students are purpose-designed, so that there is interplay between the natural environment and the learning areas. The bespoke play areas are landscaped so that the native vegetation complements the undulating landform.

Curriculum: Rivercrest Christian College is a candidate school for the Primary Years Programme and is pursuing authorisation as an IB World School. These are schools that share a common philosophy – a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that Rivercrest Christian College believes is important for our students. In pursuing such authorisation, Rivercrest supports the mission statement of the International Baccalaureate (IB), which aims to develop inquiry, knowledgeable and caring young people who help top create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.

The IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) is a curriculum framework that caters for students from 3-12 years of age. The focus of the curriculum is the development of the whole child as an inquirer both within and beyond the classroom. The PYP is defined by six transdisciplinary themes:

1. Who we are

2. Where we are in place and time

3. How we express ourselves

4. How the world works

5. How we organise ourselves

6. Sharing the planet

The aim of the PYP is to create a transdisciplinary curriculum that is engaging, relevant, challenging and significant for all learners. Rivercrest College embraces an inquiry approach to learning within the context of a Christian worldview. Our vision is that we will be a leading provider of quality Christian education delivered by Christian staff, ensuring the Gospel message is an integral part of all we do.

Sport: All students enrolled at Rivercrest are placed into one of four Houses: Booth (Blue), Luther (Red), Fry (Yellow) or Lewis (Green). At many schools, the Houses are named after well-known people, Australian native animals, plants or some other theme. Rivercrest decided to name its Houses after four Christians who made a significant contribution to society.

Student Welfare Programs: Rivercrest has a Chaplain who works with classes, small groups and individuals to develop spiritual and emotional wellbeing. There is also a Pastoral Care Co-ordinator who supports student development. Personal and social learning is strongly embedded throughout the curriculum. Rivercrest has adopted the ‘Alannah and Madeline Foundation’s Buddy Program’.

Principal: Dr Michelle Cafini, Head of College

Registrar: Mrs Margie Broadbent

Religion Christian
Type Independent
Day/boarding Day School
Boys/Girls Co-edu
Years Kindergarten - Year 12
Enrolment Should you wish to proceed with an enquiry; an interview with a member of the College leadership will be arranged. To schedule an interview please contact the college Registrar. At this meeting the college ethos, facilities and programs will be discussed in detail. The student enrolling will be interviewed and their latest academic report discussed if appropriate. Once an interview has taken place and all information gathered, a position may be offered to the student.
Fees Less than 4k
Starting from preschool (3-year-olds for two days a week): $3,875 pa
Phone
03 9703******* 03 9703 9777
Address 500 Soldiers Road Clyde North (Berwick) 3978, via Gate 5
Email
admin@r*******
admin@rivercrest.vic.edu.au
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Home » Schools » CORNISH COLLEGE

CORNISH COLLEGE


Educating for a sustainable, thriving future

At Cornish College, we educate for a sustainable future, engaging students beyond textbooks and encouraging them to consider how their decisions impact the world around them. Our 100-acre setting provides Early Learning to Year 12 students with space to stretch their legs and their curiosity.

Underpinning this is our holistic education that sees students engage deeply across disciplines, critically evaluating problems and finding creative solutions. Such skills are vital, says Principal Nicola Forrest.

“At Cornish, we develop the heart, the mind and the person,” Nicola says.

“Our unique learning environment and well-rounded education ensures our students become the best people they can be. Our powerful curriculum and passionate teachers develop critical thinking skills in our students, empowering them to make a difference today for a sustainable tomorrow.”

100-acre classroom

Cornish’s extensive 100-acre setting provides students with space to stretch their legs and their curiosity throughout an EcoCentre, hobby farm, olive grove, orchard, vegetable gardens, nine-hole golf course and its own island. Other facilities include the well-resourced library, ICT and performing arts facilities, a gymnasium, science laboratories, sporting facilities and a new Senior Studies Centre — a powerful learning environment.

A diverse, comprehensive curriculum

Our early learning program draws upon the Reggio Emilia approach where children are collaborative learners. We are also an International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme school. Enriched by sustainability education — including the Eco-Kids garden and Dhumba-dha biik walks to connect students with the land — and cocurricular opportunities, our primary curriculum combines concepts and inquiry, ensuring students engage deeply with their learning.

Deep, transferrable learning continues throughout our secondary school, with a curriculum focusing on concepts beyond the topics. This, combined with an emphasis on inquiry, problem-identifying and problem-solving, ensures students apply their knowledge and skills across disciplines.

Our senior program provides flexibility for students’ career pathways, with the option to complete VCE over three years, creating space for wellbeing and cocurricular opportunities. Students also enjoy a new Senior Studies Centre — a powerful learning environment.

Our learning environment ensures students thrive

When we measure success, we favour a holistic approach, putting student health and wellbeing on the same level as academics.

Students explore diverse interests alongside their academics, with cocurricular opportunities spanning the arts, STEM and sport, and community programs to develop positive relationships and mental health. These enrich our curriculum, encouraging students to draw upon our values of compassion, integrity, respect and creativity — always with courage – to make a difference.

Making a difference today for a better tomorrow

We educate for a sustainable, thriving future, with structures that mobilise the attitudes, skills, knowledge and values required for young people to make a difference and become the best individuals they have the capacity to be.

*Dhumba-dha biik, Boon wurrung language for ‘Talk Country’, is used with permission.

Principal: Nicola Forrest

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Religion None
Type Independent
Day/boarding Day School
Boys/Girls Co-edu
Enrolment 700 students
Fees
Phone
03 9781******* 03 9781 9000
Address 65 Riverend Road, Bangholme, 3175
Email
admissi*******
admissions@cornishcollege.vic.edu.au
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