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Originally opened in 1987 as St Leonard’s College’s second campus, Cornish College re-launched in February 2012 as a new school. Over the period from its beginning in 1987, an outstanding educational curriculum based around ‘Education for a Sustainable Future’ has been developed that has been recognised by a number of awards and attracted numerous local and overseas visitors.

Cornish College’s motto, ‘Make a Difference’, encourages students to do just that in the community and the world they live in. The college places a high degree of importance on providing young people with the skills and opportunities they will need to become responsible leaders in a global community.

Facilities: 100 acres with a hobby farm, an olive grove, an orchard, vegetable gardens and its very own island. There is a well-resourced library, extensive computer facilities, Music and Art rooms, a multi-purpose gymnasium, Science laboratories and sporting grounds.

Curriculum: With its unique model of teaching and learning focused on educating for a sustainable future, the college’s programs from ELC to VCE recognise the notions of individual learning styles and multiple intelligences to cater for each individual. With a Reggio Emilia influenced ELC, the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program and an integrated, interdisciplinary, concept-driven middle school curriculum, the college seeks to provide a relevant and engaging education using a combination of explicit instructions and inquiry-based learning.

Sport:  A full Physical Education program is offered that includes a wide range of sporting activities. The college has a Snow Sports Club, Chess Club and an Equestrian Club. Cornish College participates in the inter-school sports competitions through the Southern Independent Schools program (at the secondary levels) and CPSSA (primary).

Student welfare programs:  Cornish College is committed to providing a happy and safe learning environment for the community. Using the IB PYP Learner profile and attitudes from ELC to Year 10, the college works to help students develop appropriate self-management and social skills. Peer support and buddy programs and staff pastoral care form an integral part of the college’s welfare program at all levels. This is built through the use of a range of specific initiatives including: social skills and anti-bullying programs run by the college’s Psychologist, a wide camps program, a leadership training program, Family Life and Life Education, careers education, community service and a restorative approach to the management of behavioural issues.

Principal: Mr Kerry Bolger

Religion None
Type Independent
Day/boarding Day School
Boys/Girls Co-edu
Enrolment 700 students
03 9781******* 03 9781 9000
Address 65 Riverend Road, Bangholme, 3175
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