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Caulfield Grammar School

Caulfield Grammar School is a Kindergarten to Year 12 co-educational day and boarding school well known for its innovative approaches to teaching and learning. It has three Melbourne campuses — Wheelers Hill, Malvern and Caulfield — as well as two remote campuses — the Nanjing Campus in China and the Yarra Junction Campus in rural Victoria. Specialist teachers are better able to address the needs of individual students with teachers supported by an extensive professional development program. Caulfield Grammar School is associated with the Anglican Church.

Melbourne Campuses: The Malvern Campus offers learning to children from Kindergarten to Year 6 level, the Wheelers Hill Campus from Pre-Prep to Year 12, and the Caulfield Campus offers day and boarding schooling for Years 7 to 12. Each metropolitan campus has a library, modern classrooms, specialist computer, arts, music, theatre and science centres, gymnasium, swimming pool, indoor and outdoor playing courts and oval.

Nanjing Campus, China: Opened in 1998, Caulfield Grammar School’s purpose-built Nanjing Campus is the first of its kind for any Australian school and hosts the school’s Internationalism Program. The Internationalism Program recognises that Caulfield’s students are members not only of the school, local and Australian communities but also of the global community. Caulfield Grammar’s belief is that the most effective means of preparing students to meet this challenge is through the intensive study of another language and culture, including a period of immersion in that culture. As part of Year 9 internationalism studies, each student has the opportunity to live and learn in Nanjing for five weeks. They come to know Chinese students and their families and learn about the patterns of their daily lives. The program promotes personal independence and the development of skills associated with living, learning and operating in an unfamiliar cultural environment, with students encouraged to take responsibility for designing and activating their own learning.

Yarra Junction Campus: The Yarra Junction Campus is 100km from Melbourne and is the school’s location for much of the outdoors education, environmental studies and farm studies programs presented to students, beginning with their first visit in the Junior years. The unique features of the Yarra Junction Campus include a 13.5-hectare commercial dairy farm and a completely self-sufficient Earth Studies Centre. This inspiring classroom gathers all its electricity and hot water needs through the use of solar and wind power. The environmentally sound principles of the Earth Studies Centre are carried through to the students’ eco-cabins, which are an additional learning space for students. While staying at Yarra Junction Campus, students live within eco-cabins and monitor and study their usage of resources.

Facilities: At Caulfield Grammar School all teachers participate in an extensive professional development program that enables them to meet the particular needs of individual children throughout the different stages of their learning. Some teachers specialise in a particular learning discipline, such as science, music, or drama. Others specialise in teaching particular year levels or in providing pastoral care. The staffing structure supports the school’s commitment to delivering the best possible teaching and learning practices and fostering a learning culture. For instance, classroom teachers are supported by year-level team leaders (at Primary) or subject-based learning area leaders (at Secondary), who are in turn co-ordinated by heads of teaching and learning for specific year levels. The sports program is delivered by specialist coaches highly qualified in training students in their chosen sport.

Curriculum: A wide range of academic areas is offered up to VCE level. Students with the ability and desire are encouraged to undertake university subjects. Please contact the school for a complete listing of the academic areas.

Sport: Caulfield Grammar offers a wide range of sporting activities including rowing, football, hockey, tennis, softball, netball, cross-country, swimming, athletics, badminton, table tennis, volleyball and basketball. As a member of the Victorian Associated Public Schools, the school participates in weekly competitions.

Extra-curricular activities: A variety of activities including private tuition in singing and musical instruments, bands, orchestras and choirs, productions ranging from class drama to public performances of plays and full-scale musicals. Music and performing arts activities include concerts and overseas tours. There is also an artist-in-residence program and visual arts exhibitions. Other activities include St John Ambulance, chess, debating, publishing, Christian Fellowship groups and the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme, as well as regular house activities.

Boarding facilities: Caulfield Grammar School has been a boarding school since it was founded in 1881 and has a strong commitment to providing the best possible environment for girls and boys living away from home. Caulfield Grammar is the only Associated Public School in metropolitan Melbourne to offer boarding to both boys and girls. Purpose-built accommodation is provided separately for boys and girls, with recreation and dining facilities being shared. The Head of Boarding is assisted by a committed and experienced team of residential boarding supervisors, tutors and academic staff who provide quality care and support to individual students, monitoring each boarder’s progress and addressing individual needs. Boarding students have access to personal tutors and to the school’s resources, such as the library, indoor heated swimming pool, tennis courts, playing fields and fully equipped gymnasium. Every room has computer network facilities enabling students to bring in their own computer, with computers also provided in the boarding house study areas. A variety of bedroom configurations are offered, with no more than four students to a room. Senior students are provided with their own bedroom. Weekend activities include school sport and games, excursions, socials with other boarding schools and approved visits to family and friends.

Religion Anglican
Type Independent
Day/boarding Day and Boarding
+61 3 9******* +61 3 9524 6333
Address 217 Glen Eira Road, East St Kilda 3183
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