Sign in / Register
Home » School News » Peace, public speaking and problem-solving

Peace, public speaking and problem-solving


The United Nations comes to Melbourne Girls Grammar.

“The purpose of the United Nations is to bring all nations of the world together to work for peace and development, based on the principles of justice, human dignity and the wellbeing of all people.” During Term 1 at Melbourne Girls Grammar (MGGS), the school’s Year 7 students participated in a unique cross-curricular program, focused on developing their collaboration and leadership skills.

The program, inspired by the Model United Nations project, allowed the girls to experience a wide range of exciting workshops, which included public speaking, problem-solving, improvisation and mindfulness. The workshops were designed to provide access to all aspects of the MGGS experience, while working towards the final outcome: a model United Nations debate.

Model United Nations is an authentic simulation of the United Nations General Assembly and other multilateral bodies in which more than 400,000 middle school, senior secondary and college/university students worldwide participate every year. It aims to encourage debate and the sharing of views and to promote awareness of international relations and issues for young people; to inspire global mindedness and an understanding of the problems of the world and how to combat them while providing an atmosphere where students can progress in their communication skills and develop open-mindedness.

The topic the girls tackled was “The implications of refugees and asylum seekers travelling across the Mediterranean.” Additional expertise and support for the Year 7 girls was given by the Class of 2015 Old Grammarians — professional public speakers of the highest calibre. Three recent graduates, who are also veteran Model United Nations debaters, returned to MGGS to support, guide and inspire girls to reach their full potential.

In the words of the Year 7 girls, the Model United Nations Debate was “an innovative way to ease us into the conditions and expectations of our teachers” and it “helped us build team work and leadership skills.”

Publish By
Religion Anglican
Type Independent
Day/boarding Day and Boarding
Enrolment 930 students
Fees Tuition from $15,280 for the ELC to $33,996 in Year 12, boarding $26,508 per annum
03 9862******* 03 9862 9200
03 9866******* 03 9866 5768
Address 86 Anderson Street, South Yarra 3141
School Search

News & Advice
NSW to provide a year of free preschool for all families by 2030

Governor-General Presents Barker College Redbacks with Robotics Award

Sports Uniform Launch at Barker College

Barker College: PM's Prize for Excellence

De La Salle College Year 11 VCAL Students ‘Shave Dave’

A Re-imagined Sports Program for De La Salle College, Malvern

Meriden’s new Centre for Music and Drama declared open

Schools in NSW trialling extended hours

Governor-General Presents Barker College Redbacks with Prestigious International Robotics Award

Roseville College's Learning Festival 2022

About Us
Contact Us
Terms of Use

Call Of The Country
Education pathways for senior students
Healthy bodies, healthy minds
Preparatory Schools
Technology in Schools
Vic Education System