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While the focus is on developing the key academic fundamentals, St Leonard’s College also strives to develop young people with enquiring minds who are capable of strong, critical thinking skills. The students of St Leonard’s College enjoy innovative facilities and learning resources that cater to a wide range of interests and provide a unique learning environment for academic and personal growth. The college’s ultimate goal is the development of character to ensure its students are confident and socially able to meet the challenges of further education, work and life.

Facilities: A mix of beautiful historic buildings and modern facilities include well resourced libraries, music and art centres, multi-purpose halls and sporting facilities such as the Hawkes Sports Centre with pool, aerobics room and weights room. The college’s dedicated outdoor environmental centre, Camp Ibis, is located on the Gippsland Lakes where students take part in a range of adventure activities including sailing, mountain bikeing and canoeing.

Curriculum: A broad academic curriculum is offered across all age groups, providing opportunities for each student to discover and develop their individual interests and talents. Subjects available include Mathematics, Science, Languages (French, Japanese, Indonesian, German, Spanish and Mandarin Chinese are offered at various levels), English, Music, Information and Communications Technology, and a wide range of Humanities, Social Science and Commerce subjects. At senior level, students can choose to complete either the VCE or International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. A dedicated Talent Development Coordinator runs an extensive program allowing highly able students to participate in activities that provide challenge and extension. The college is also accredited to offer the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme and Early Learning Centre follows the Reggio Emilia philosophy.

Technology: St Leonard’s College has a, bring your own device (BYOD) technology program, with students bringing their own iPad or laptop to school every day. The BYOD program is complemented by a high speed, site wide wireless network and in house IT support. Teachers are embracing the use of technology in the classroom and are supported by eLearning Coordinators. St Leonard’s College is widely recognised in educational circles as a centre of excellence in eLearning and is regularly visited by other schools to learn from their success.

Sport: A variety of traditional sports and outdoor activities are available, and a team of specialist coaches with State, National and Olympic experience inspire students to strive for excellence and follow their passions. Sports available include swimming, netball, soccer, football, cricket, cheer sports, athletics, basketball, touch football, snowsports, surfing, sailing, adventure racing and surf lifesaving.The college takes part in mid-week inter-school sports competitions through the Association of Co-educational Schools, leaving weekends free for family activities, other events and local community sports teams.

Extra-curricular activities: St Leonard’s College’s co-curriculum provides opportunities outside the classroom for students to discover and develop skills, interests and talents that will sustain them for life. Activities include debating, drama, music, photography, video production and bushwalking. The college’s Hart Theatre Company presents five productions a year and regularly receives nominations and awards from the Musical Theatre Guild of Victoria. Musicians have the opportunity to perform at college events as well as at state and national competitions and on international music tours.

The St Leonard’s College community is committed to a range of social justice activities, and students are keenly involved in organising fundraising events to support schools in Bangladesh, Nepal and Timor Leste, as well as for other causes such as Shave for a Cure and Relay for Life. All year 9 students complete local service activities as part of their experiential learning program – CUE (Community, Urban, Environment). The CUE program culminates in Big Experience trips, in which year 9 students take part in an international journey to a country in South East Asia. These trips have a strong emphasis on global sustainability and community service.

Student welfare programs: A strong pastoral care program assists students to become successful lifelong learners. The Director of Pastoral Care together with School Counsellors, Heads of House, Heads of Year and Mentors provide support and encouragement to students and help young people develop the confidence and resilience to take advantage of life’s opportunities and overcome its challenges.

Principal: Mr Stuart Davis

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Religion Uniting Church
Type Independent
Day/boarding Day School
Boys/Girls Co-edu
Years Kindergarten - Year 12
Fees 12k - 16k Over 16k
$12,475 - $34,352
03 9909******* 03 9909 9300
Address 163 South Road, Brighton East Vic 3187
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