Perhaps the most valuable lesson a student can learn at Korowa is confidence. From their very first day at Korowa, students are encouraged, challenged and inspired to reach their full potential, wherever that may lie. And they get results. Korowa’s academic outcomes and university entry levels are consistently ranked amongst the highest in the state. Over the past four years, Korowa’s median VCE score has been ranked within the top four of all schools across the state. Since 1890, Korowa has been shaped by excellence and achievement, demonstrated in myriad different ways by generations of girls who have been able to say, with confidence, “I can. I will”.
Facilities: The school enjoys a pleasant and compact campus with an internationally acclaimed Early Learning Centre, newly refurbished Junior, Middle and Senior School, VCE Centre (including study areas and cafe), Food Technology Centre, newly opened Science Wing, theatrette, library and Information Resources Centre, Visual Art Centre and Art Gallery, the Cripps Centre (for Years 6 to 8), gymnasium and a 25-metre heated indoor swimming pool. An oval, tennis and netball/basketball courts and lovely gardens complete the campus.Curriculum: A balance between academic, practical and cultural aspects is provided. Special programs are in place at all age levels for gifted and talented students and for those requiring extra assistance and support. Korowa offers a great variety of subject choice to students in all year levels. In Years 7 and 8, girls study Art and Design, Drama, English, Geography, History, Learning Technologies, LOTE (including Chinese, French, German and Japanese), Mathematics, Music, Outdoor Education, Personal Development, Health and Physical Education, Religious Education and Science, with careers education beginning in Year 9. Year 10 students can choose to take up Visual Communication and Design and Business Studies. Science studies at this year level are divided up into Biology, Chemistry and Physics in preparation for VCE. At VCE level, students can choose from a total of 39 subjects, including Accounting, Art, Dance, Drama, Music Performance, Mathematics, Legal Studies, Literature, Psychology, Theatre Studies, Religious Education, Renaissance History, English, Geography, Science and VET courses.
Sport: Athletics, basketball, chess, cricket, cross-country, fencing, golf, hockey, netball, outdoor education, rhythmic gymnastics, rowing, snow sports, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, surf lifesaving, tennis and water polo.
Co-curricular programs: Arts and music, ballet, debating, drama and school productions open to all, house arts festivals, speech and drama, a wide range of instrument tuition, numerous orchestras and bands, string, percussion, stage, brass and woodwind ensembles, open and auditioned choral groups, individual singing tuition, annual school concert, concerto concert, senior house choral festival, soirées and church services. Other activities include life drawing, exchange opportunities, fundraising opportunities for Korowa’s school in Bangladesh, as well as many other fundraising projects run by the students themselves.
Student welfare programs: The welfare of the individual is fostered through a personal-development program that aims to instil confidence and a sense of personal worth. Specialist staff members include a student counsellor, special resources department, chaplain, health carer and careers counsellor.