Melba Copland Secondary School (MCSS) includes a High School Campus
(Years 7 to 10) and College Campus (Years 11 to 12) to provide a challenging
21st century school setting for young people. MCSS is committed to achieving
student excellence in academic endeavours, performing and creative arts and
sporting pursuits. The school’s ongoing commitment to student excellence
provides students with opportunities for challenge, extension and enrichment in
academic, artistic, vocational and sporting endeavours.

The MCSS College Campus provides an international perspective for
students to study the ACT Year 12 Certificate, the International Baccalaureate
Diploma and courses that include nationally recognised vocational education
certificates and training qualifications. The academic rigour of the school’s
curriculum is demonstrated by the high standards achieved by the school’s

Facilities: Excellent modern facilities are utilised by students to
create and perform at exceptional standards. The College Campus foyer is an
“exhibition space” of which students and staff are proud, and that welcomes
visitors to come and view the students’ works. The 400-seat Copland Theatre
provides an exceptional performance venue for students across both campuses. The
new college canteen boasts state-of-the-art facilities and includes Wi-Fi
coverage, an electronic notice board and contemporary seating. The school
canteens offer a range of healthy nourishing treats, which include winter
soups, summer salads, lasagne, pasta, sandwiches and a variety of fresh fruit.

Vocational education: These programs prepare students for the
workforce and further training. Vocational Education Training (VET) and
Australian School Based Apprenticeships Programs (ASBA) are supported by a team
of experienced staff determined to establish post-college options for all

Sport: The school’s Sports Development Program continues to produce
ACT champions across many sports including soccer, rugby union and rugby
league. The fully equipped fitness lab on the High School Campus provides
students with terrific health and performance benefits.

Pastoral care: Co-ordinated by the Student Services Team, the
pastoral care program supports each student’s pastoral care and study progress,
wellbeing, resilience, transition to college, post-college career planning and
their development as a young adult.

College STAR Program: The College STAR Program provides support to
students who require individual learning plans addressing literacy, numeracy
and independent living skills

School Information

  • Type: Government
  • Coeducational or single-sex: Coeducational

  • Faith-based: None
  • Year: Year 7 - Year 12
  • Day/Boarding: Day School
  • 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: N/A
  • After School Care/ OOSH Options: None
  • Fees: Free (Government School)
  • Address:Copland Drive, Melba 2615
  • Phone:61 2 6205 7622
  • Fax:61 2 6205 6710

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