Established in 1925, the college has a proud tradition of promoting and providing the best in girls’ education. Gilmore College for Girls is a Candidate school for the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program and promotes learning for young women to ensure they can become successful global citizens.  The school’s motto, “Harmony and Success”, recognises the school’s motivated and ethnically diverse community and the excellent learning atmosphere of the school. The college has a high proportion of students entering tertiary study. Located in the bustling shopping strip of Barkly Street, Gilmore is readily accessible by public transport and close to the rich cultural life of Melbourne.

Facilities: Gilmore has a first-class arts centre, modern science wing, gym and computer facilities including a networked research centre and computer pods with internet access for all students. Set in attractive grounds with basketball courts and courtyard recreation areas, the school is a pleasant and peaceful environment. VCE students have the advantage of a versatile study and recreation area of their own incorporating a purpose-built computer facility to encourage independent study with teacher support.

Curriculum: Students learn in a safe, supportive and challenging environment where their individual needs are known and met. Pastoral programs are an integral part of the JuniorSchool, while the SeniorSchool program includes a Managed Individual Pathways class to motivate and keep track of students’ education and career planning. An innovative feature is its integration of curriculum especially in information and communication technology. Years 10 and 11 students are able to fast-track VCE subjects a year in advance and Year 10 students participate in a “World of Work” program and have work placement for one week in Term 2 each year.

Extra-curricular activities: Gilmore’s balanced and comprehensive curriculum provides opportunities and extension for all levels. Specific examples include debating, drama, chess, the Advance program and the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme in Years 9 and 10. Programs to support students’ artistic interests such as lunchtime singing lessons are also popular. The school involves itself in a wide range of co-curricular and extra-curricular activities.

School Information

  • Type: Government
  • Coeducational or single-sex: Single-sex, Girls

  • Faith-based: None
  • Year: Year 7 - Year 12
  • Day/Boarding: Day School
  • Enrolment: 225 Students
  • Interview Required Upon Enrolment: No
  • International Baccalaureate Programs offered:
  • ESL Support: N/A
  • Scholarships Available: No
  • Gifted and Talented Program: N/A
  • Preschool or Early Learning Centre:
  • After School Care/ OOSH Options:
  • Fees: Free (Government School)
  • Address:298 Barkly Street, Footscray 3011
  • Phone:03 9689 4788
  • Fax:03 9687 3867

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