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INDEPENDENT

Schools Guide

2018

Choosing the right school for your child PLUS \ SCHOOL PROFILES & FEES

STONNINGTON & BOROONDARA


INSPIRING THE POTENTIAL WITHIN


mlc.vic.edu.au +61 3 9274 6316 207 Barkers Road Kew Victoria 3101 Australia


10–16 Ranfurlie Crescent Glen Iris, Victoria P: +61 3 9811 0200 E: admissions@korowa.vic.edu.au www.korowa.vic.edu.au

Courage, Respect, Integrity and Service A leader in girls' education for more than 127 years, Korowa students are resilient, well-rounded girls who are strongly supported by a connected, engaged and welcoming community of staff, alumni and families. We value service to our local, national and international communities.

Open Mornings Wednesday 28 March Wednesday 23 May Wednesday 8 August Saturday 8 September Thursday 25 October

See our school in action at an Open Morning. Register at www.korowa.vic.edu.au/tours

All-girls Prep – Year 12, Co-ed ELC


Educated decision

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● MELISSA HEAGNEY

INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS GUIDE EDITOR & WRITER \ MELISSA HEAGNEY NATIONAL SALES DIRECTOR EDUCATION \ NICOLE BECCHETTI

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n life, there are many choices parents make for their children from the time they are nothing but a “twinkle in the eye”, as my dear old grandfather used to say. One of the most important decisions, and one that can cause a huge amount of stress for parents, is which school to choose for their children. There are more than 9400 schools across Australia. Of these, more than 2700 are independent schools, each offering something unique for students’ academic and broader education. And with so much to consider for their future generations, it’s no wonder mums, dads and extended families can find themselves in a pickle when it comes to making this decision. Is religious or secular a better choice? What about a larger school? Or should it be a smaller, single campus with fewer students? Is a single-sex school a better way to go than coeducational? Or is it better to have a mix of boys and girls? In this edition of The Weekly Review’s Independent Schools Guide, we’ll be looking to give parents and carers the information they need to make that decision a little easier. After all, schools shape students in myriad ways. Through schools, educators are able to introduce young minds to new ideas, knowledge and life skills. The school grounds are where students make lifelong friends and meet mentors who will influence them far beyond their formal years in education. And then there’s the discovery of what a student is most passionate about in their studies and lives. Whether that is something inside or outside the classroom – it can help them find their pathway to a happy life and a fulfilling career. And really, what more could a parent want for their child?

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Independent Schools Guide 2018 is published by Domain Victoria, 380 City Road, Southbank, Victoria, 3006. Printed by Elephant Group, 24c Victoria Street, Windsor, Vic, 3181 and distributed as a special supplement of The Weekly Review. All material published in the Independent Schools Guide 2018 is copyright and no part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission of the publisher. Domain Victoria and all related companies (together the “publisher”) hereby expressly disclaim, to the full extent permitted by the law, all and any liability whatsoever (including any liability for damages, consequential damages, costs, expenses or the like, “liability”) to any person howsoever arising from or in connection with any copy, information, advertising or other material in Independent Schools Guide 2018 (“copy”), including, but not limited to, any liability arising from or in connection with any action or inaction by any person in reliance on any copy, and each consequence of such action or inaction. The publisher also expressly disclaims any and all liability arising from or in connection with any negligence whatsoever of the publisher. Inclusion of copy must not be construed, deemed of inferred by any person to constitute any endorsement of the same by the publisher.

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MAKING THE RIGHT CHOICE

EXPERT TIPS FOR CHOOSING A SCHOOL It goes without saying that making important choices in life can be difficult. When it comes to a child’s education, there is, unsurprisingly, always an added element of stress to making the right decision. So how do parents navigate the difficulties of making a decision about the future for their families? Here’s what the education experts advise:

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Write a list

Attend school open days

The Raising Children Network and Centre for Adolescent Health suggests parents write a list to include the types of things they’re looking for in a school before starting the search. “Before your school search starts, it could help to come up with a list of five things that are most important to you [and your child] in your choice of a school. As you go through the schoolselection process, think about this list – you might want to add to or revise it as you gather more information.” More at: raisingchildren.net.au

Going along to school events, including open days, gives parents the opportunity to ask questions and see how the school works. Being able to see first hand the students and teachers in action will provide a good sense of the school culture, the layout, programs, facilities and other information you may be looking for as a parent. You can also try school fetes or concerts to check out what’s on offer.

Your finances & where you live Fees and other financial costs associated with a school will always inform the final decision any parent makes. While some parents will be looking for a school closer to home, others may consider boarding either interstate or (from) overseas as an option to ensure their child receives their education of choice.

Keep calm Associate Professor Helen Proctor, an education researcher with the University of Sydney, advises parents to make a calm decision: “There are so many pressures on contemporary parents that it sometimes seems as if anxiety is supposed to be the natural companion of parenting,” Proctor says. “Really most schools do a good job most of the time. “Most teachers want to do the best for your child. Most children are keen to learn, despite how they sometimes act. “No school is perfect – but a school’s, or teacher’s, imperfections sometimes become the challenges that provide the best learning experiences for young people.”

Talk to other parents T Parents can also get a good sense of a school, its culture, ethos and academic outcomes, through word of mouth. Chatting to the parents of children already at a school can give an insight that you may not otherwise get. They can be honest about the pros and cons of the school and let you know why (and how) they made their choice.

TAKE FIVE

“Before your school search starts, it could help to come up with a list of five things that are most important to you in your choice of a school.”

Research, research, research School websites are a really handy way for parents to find out about the school. Most schools will also have a socialmedia account that can give parents (and potential students) a look behind the scenes at what happens day to day.

Remember, you’re choosing for your child, not you While you may love the idea of a certain school, including your own alma mater, think about whether this is the best option for your child. Will they fit into the culture at the school and does it offer the types of subjects that play to their strengths, academically and otherwise? ●

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ALIA COLLEGE

At Alia College, students take responsibility for their own learning in a supportive community. A lack of unnecessary rules and restrictions allows individuals to learn unhindered, and small class sizes mean teachers spend more time with each student. Being a democratic school means that students have a say in many aspects of how Alia College is run, and are encouraged to speak up and give their opinions. Value is placed on communication, initiative, acceptance and academics. But don’t take our word for it, come and see Alia College for yourself. Call today to arrange a brief visit, or register for one of our information nights.

2018 Information Nights Wednesday 14 February Monday 19 March Thursday 19 April Tuesday 5 June

03 9822 9622

Monday 30 July Thursday 13 September Tuesday 30 October

www.alia.vic.edu.au


THE BA SICS

Alia College

YEARS 405 Tooronga Road, Hawthorn East, Vic, 3123

7 – 12

ENQUIRIES

DENOMINATION

+61 3 9822 9622, www.alia.vic.edu.au

Non-denominational

info@alia.vic.edu.au GENDER Coeducational

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PRIN CIPA L \ RO B E R T M O RG A N

lia College is a small, alternative, independent, coeducational, non-denominational secondary school, with an environment very different from the mainstream. Students enjoy the more relaxed “university” style of learning. The school perceives education as a journey that is built around such values as tolerance and compassion, creativity, self-expression, integrity and intellectual inquiry. Alia College seeks to develop students who are reactive and creative thinkers encouraged and supported by a passionate and good-humoured team of collaborative educators. Students feel respected and connected with staff and are more likely to be engaged in learning. This is one of our great strengths – we are a relational community. Alia College seeks to empower students by creating multiple opportunities to take responsibility and be involved in decision making and problem solving. This supportive school culture encourages open communication, which in turn supports a sense of connectedness within the school. This is achieved through a commitment and emphasis on group meetings and community activities. We encourage students to trial the school prior to enrolment to ensure that they and their families are happy to be part of our school community.

FEES POA BOARDING \ No SCHOLARSHIPS \ Yes

ABOUT THE PRINCIPAL

Bob Morgan is an educator with over 40 years’ teaching experience. That Alia exists and nourishes is due to his vision and determination to create a school where students are treated as individuals and relationships are based on mutual trust.

SCHOOL CULTURE

CO-CURRICULAR

CAMPS

LANGUAGES

Alia College fosters a sense

Extra-curricular activities

Alia College runs two

In addition to Latin,

of openness and respect in

at Alia College are never

whole-school camps: an

students can choose to

communication through

static; they develop, change

orientation camp at the

study French or Japanese,

student-run home-room

and grow as the students

beginning of the year; and

and many continue with

meetings and small classes

wish. Some years, debating

another camp to finish the

these languages into VCE.

that enable students to

has been popular, while

year off. The school also

Some students also elect to

speak closely with teachers,

inter-school sports, sailing

runs optional snow camps,

travel overseas for a term or

which promotes a respectful

and even aikido have been

overseas trips and

a year to improve their

and tolerant community.

popular in other years.

adventure camps to Colac.

language ability.

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CREATE YOUR TOMORROW

Camberwell Girls Grammar School offers opportunities for every student to be the creator of high quality work, in an environment focused firmly on the future.

DISCOVER MORE ON A SCHOOL TOUR Visit cggs.vic.edu.au


Camberwell Girls Grammar School

THE BA SICS

SENIOR SCHOOL

www.cggs.vic.edu.au

2 Torrington Street, Canterbury, Vic, 3126

admissions@cggs.vic.edu.au

ENQUIRIES 9813 1166

JUNIOR SCHOOL YEARS

4 Mont Albert Road, Canterbury, Vic, 3126

ELC – year 12

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PRIN CIPA L \ D E B B IE D U NWO O DY

uality education for girls ensures that the world has diversity of thought, a perspective that values collaboration and the benefit of talent, creativity and ideas of half of the world’s population. At Camberwell Girls, we are constantly building new programs, experiences and opportunities both in and out of the classroom to ensure that our students are fully prepared for their futures. Our curriculum is diverse and challenging and it plays a significant role in assisting our students to identify their interests and strengths. We want to equip our students with the skills to enable them to create their own opportunities in the future. STEAM in education is crucial. It allows our students to develop entrepreneurial skills and to create jobs that will grow the economy. We don’t just want our students to use technology. We want them to be creators of it. Coding is taught at all year levels and we have robots as permanent members of our community. We are extremely proud of our diverse, multicultural and highly inclusive community. From early learning to year 12 – everybody is welcome and everybody belongs. Camberwell Girls Grammar School offers opportunities for every student to be the creator of high-quality work, in an environment focused firmly on the future. Our students leave the school with a determination to pursue their dreams.

DENOMINATION A ATION Anglican GENDER Girls only; coeducational ELC FEES $19,626 (ELC) – $26,821 (Y12) BOARDING \ No SCHOLARSHIPS \ Yes ABOUT THE PRINCIPAL

Debbie Dunwoody is the sixth principal of Camberwell Girls. With a strong 33-year career in education, she is committed to seeing students pursue their passions and interests to create their tomorrow.

FUTURE FOCUSED

CO-CURRICULAR

SERVICE LEARNING

WELLBEING

An education focused firmly

We know the benefits of a

Camberwell Girls

Wellbeing is fundamental

on the future is vital. We

balanced lifestyle and

empowers students to lead

to positive academic and

recently opened the doors to

opportunities to participate

with humility and inspires

social growth. Our own

a new MakerSpace as part

in activities outside the

them to make a difference

model ensures a respectful,

of a commitment to provide

classroom are endless. With

by contributing to build a

safe, connected, nurturing

students with the best

over 70 offerings, from

more just and sustainable

and encouraging

learning opportunities to

sport to music and

world. We have dedicated

environment exists so

ensure they become

everything in between –

service-learning classes

students can flourish in

motivated and creative

there is something for

to encourage our students

both academic and

inventors.

every student.

to take action.

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THE BA SICS

Camberwell Grammar School

YEARS 4-year-old pre-preparatory – year 12

55 Mont Albert Road, Canterbury, Vic, 3126 DENOMINATION ENQUIRIES

Anglican

+61 3 9835 1777, www.cgs.vic.edu.au GENDER

registrar@cgs.vic.edu.au

Boys only

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PRIN CIPA L \ D R PAU L G H I C KS

s a student of Camberwell Grammar School, your son will join an impressive legacy of men who have been educated at our school since 1886. Today, we remain one of Melbourne’s leading independent schools for boys. Our impressive campus caters for students from pre-preparatory to year 12, blending gracious period architecture with exciting contemporary design and state-of-the-art facilities. With about 1300 students, your son benefits from the personalised attention of a smaller school and the extensive facilities of a larger school. While our school enjoys an impressive reputation for academic excellence, this success stems from a culture where students, staff and parents work together to cultivate a supportive and inclusive school community. It’s a friendly, safe and energetic learning community where students can explore a well-rounded education across a wide range of fields: academic, sporting, artistic and spiritual – creating confident young men able to thrive in an ever-changing global world. Alongside academic pursuits, we take pride in helping our students to develop solid values, respect, integrity and an appreciation of the world around them. We encourage students to be inquisitive, view issues and problems from a range of perspectives and to see learning as an ongoing adventure.

FEES POA BOARDING \ No SCHOLARSHIPS \ Yes

ABOUT THE PRINCIPAL

Dr Paul Hicks (BA, MEd PhD History) has led Camberwell Grammar School since 2005. He was educated at Melbourne and Cambridge universities. Dr Hicks has taught English and History for many years and still takes a class each year.

BOYS’ EDUCATION

SPORTS

MUSIC

STEM

We specialise in teaching

From year 7, students

Students demonstrate their

Sophisticated computing

boys. A comprehensive

choose two sports that align

talents through a calendar

for over 20 years, including

program includes a broad

with their interests and

of concerts, recitals and

laptops and CISCO

and challenging

talents from a list of more

church services.

networking. Mathematical

curriculum, a long

than 20 options. This

Curriculum variously

excellence has a long

tradition in the performing

allows your son to find an

comprises composition,

tradition with University

arts and a diverse sports

activity that will help him

dance and chamber music;

Mathematics on campus.

offering. Boys are

form a lifelong habit in

instrumental and ensemble

Science and Engineering

encouraged to be inquisitive

enjoying exercise.

music; music theory,

are prime tertiary-student

technology and recording.

destinations.

and respectful.

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Carey Baptist Grammar School

Inspiring Curiosity

Learn more at

carey.com.au


Carey Baptist Grammar School

THE BA SICS

KEW CAMPUS

admissions@carey.com.au

ENQUIRIES +61 3 9816 1222, www.carey.com.au

349 Barkers Road, Kew, Vic, 3101 DONVALE CAMPUS

YEARS

9 Era Court, Donvale, Vic, 3111

ELC – year 12

C

arey Baptist Grammar School is a Christian independent,

DENOMINATION

coeducational school from early learning to year 12. Carey

Baptist

works in partnership with families to develop wise,

PRIN CIPA L \ M R PH ILIP G RU T Z N E R

independent, motivated young people who are inspired and

GENDER

equipped to create positive change.

Coeducational

As one of Australia’s leading schools, Carey maintains a 50:50 gender balance, fostering the development of confidence, communication skills and self-esteem in both girls and boys. Students participate in community service; study different cultures, religions and beliefs; learn the importance of human rights; and are encouraged to respect and appreciate the world beyond their own experience. Recruiting and developing highly professional teaching and support staff is of utmost importance to us. Carey is known for being innovative, progressive and leading the way in best-practice teaching and learning, supporting strong academic results and personal development for each student. Carey’s philosophy of student-centred learning requires students to be active, responsible participants in their own learning, with the teacher working as a mentor, facilitator and guide. Carey students are curious, ambitious and engaged global citizens. We build on their individual qualities to develop young women and men who flourish and can lead and serve with courage, compassion and intelligence.

FEES $19,860 (ELC) – $30,740 (year 12) BOARDING \ No SCHOLARSHIPS \ Yes ABOUT THE PRINCIPAL

Educated at Melbourne Grammar and The University of Melbourne, and selected for a Leadership Course for Principals at Harvard, Philip Grutzner was appointed to Carey in 2010. He believes strongly in coeducational schools for a modern world.

CURRICULUM

CO-CURRICULAR

COMMUNITY

INNOVATION

Carey provides a

We maintain a balance

Carey students are engaged

Our new Centre for

curriculum to challenge,

with study, offering APS

members of their local,

Learning and Innovation

encourage and stimulate

and AGS sports, music,

national and global

is at the forefront of

each student. We offer IB

drama, yoga, dance, media,

communities. From ELC to

contemporary education

and VCE in senior school;

bikes, chess or St John

year 12, students are

and pedagogical thinking,

more than 50 elective

Ambulance – there is

encouraged and challenged

including a United Nations

subjects in middle school;

something for each

to think beyond their

room, Information Resource

and an enriching

individual. These activities

circumstances and to help

Centre, science labratories

collaborative, inquiry-based

foster creativity, spirit,

others, facilitated by our

and learning spaces to

approach at junior school.

leadership and teamwork.

social-justice focus.

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be immersed

discover caulfield grammar

Girls and boys are immersed in quality learning experiences at Caulfield Grammar School. From China to the arts, from earth studies to leadership, with the support of specialist teachers students enjoy learning and grow more. Our students’ achievements speak for themselves. From kindergarten to university level, students experience more. Wheelers Hill Campus, 74-82 Jells Rd. Wheelers Hill | Malvern Campus, Willoby Ave. Glen Iris | Caulfield Campus, 217 Glen Eira Rd. East St Kilda Discover more at www.caulfieldgs.vic.edu.au or call 9524 6300 Wheelers Hill | Malvern | CaulďŹ eld | Yarra Junction | Nanjing China


Caulfield Grammar School

THE BASICS

WHEELERS HILL CAMPUS

cgs@caulfieldgs.vic.edu.au

ENQUIRIES +61 3 9524 6300 www.caulfieldgs.vic.edu.au

74-82 Jells Road, Wheelers Hill, Vic, 3150 MALVERN CAMPUS

YEARS

5 Willoby Avenue, Glen Iris, Vic, 3146

3yo kindergarten – year 12

CAULFIELD CAMPUS DENOMINATION

217 Glen Eira Road, East St Kilda, Vic, 3183

Anglican

C

PRIN CIPA L \ REV ANDREW SY M E

aulfield Grammar offers a broader range of learning experiences and resources than most schools. With an emphasis on quality teaching for quality learning outcomes, girls and boys have more opportunities to discover their interests and develop their skills. Students can access a broad academic program as well as theatre, music, art, sports with specialist coaches and hands-on education outdoors at Yarra Junction Campus, which combines sustainable living with earth studies and dairy farming. Students in years 7 and 8 have the benefit of two teachers in their classrooms, a subject specialist and a learning mentor, who focuses on the academic and pastoral welfare of each child in their class group. The Internationalism Program for year 9 students at the school’s Nanjing Campus in China engages and excites young minds through experiential learning. Our unique learning programs provide a solid foundation for the academic rigours of the senior years and a strong foundation for life. The youngest members of the school community, from three-year-old kindergarten, are supported by specialist teachers in a safe and beautiful learning environment. Early-learning programs are designed to stimulate children’s imaginations and develop literacy, numeracy and social skills for success throughout their schooling.

GENDER Coeducational FEES $17,841 – $30,573 BOARDING \ Yes SCHOLARSHIPS \ Yes

ABOUT THE PRINCIPAL

Rev Syme is a Fellow of the Australian College of Educational Leaders and his work has been recognised with the award of Excellence by a Principal. Mechanisms for improving learning outcomes and teaching are his focus.

COMMUNITY

OUTDOOR EDUCATION

MUSIC

SPORTS

A five-week immersion for

More than ever, today’s

Music, dance, theatre and

Specialised coaches,

year 9 students in the

students require an

visual arts are supported

trained in delivering

school’s Nanjing Campus

understanding of their

by specialist teachers and

age-appropriate sports

and the school’s

environment and their

outstanding resources to

programs for beginner to

community-service

impact on it. The school’s

challenge students and

elite level, deliver the sports

programs are just two of the

Yarra Junction campus is

bring out their best.

program at Caulfield

ways the school explicitly

an important resource with

Featuring more than 100

Grammar with a unique

works to give students a

eco-cabins, dairy farm and

concerts, performances,

approach designed to

strong sense of their place

education outdoors.

productions and

maximise engagement

exhibitions yearly.

and enjoyment.

in the community.

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CHRIST CHURCH GRAMMAR SCHOOL

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Leaders in education since 1898 CHRIST CHURCH GRAMMAR SCHOOL

HURCH SCHOOL

CHRIST CHURCH GRAMMAR SCHOOL

FAMILIES

CHERISHING FAMILIES

898

SINCE 1898

Come and find out more about Christ Church Grammar School CHRIST CHURCH HURCH Book online now for one of our tours SCHOOL GRAMMAR SCHOOL with the Principal www.ccgs.vic.edu.au or call our Registrar on THE 8533LEADING 7911 COEDUCATIONAL SCHOOL

ND BOYS

SCHOOL THROUGH TO YEAR 6

www.ccgs.vic.edu.au

An inner city, independent, Anglican, coeducational 3 Year Old-Year 6 school


THE BASICS

Christ Church Grammar School

YEARS 3-year-olds – year 6 DENOMINAT MINA ION MINAT

677 Punt Road, South Yarra, Vic, 3141

Anglican ENQUIRIES +61 3 9866 3540, www.ccgs.vic.edu.au

GENDER

registrar@ccgs.vic.edu.au

Coeducational

E

stablished in 1898, Christ Church Grammar School is a

FEES

leading, inner-city, independent, coeducational school that

$10,464 – $28,284

provides an outstanding education for children.

PRIN CIPA L \ C H RIS SY G A M B LE

We aspire to be the leading coeducational school for children through to year 6 by embracing explicit, evidencebased learning; enabling every child to be their best; ensuring our children learn in an environment grounded by love and faith; and by fostering caring, supportive and enduring relationships with children, families and the community. We are an inclusive community and treasure the unique spirit of each and every child. Quality teaching and learning, high expectations and supportive relationships encourage our young children to develop in character and to aspire to be their very best. From preparatory onwards, specialist teachers work with our children in a range of areas, including the arts, music, languages and physical education. We also offer a comprehensive co-curricular program that caters for diverse interests such as Latin, French, chess, computer coding, homework club, karate, gymnastics and drama. At Christ Church Grammar, we know that children learn best when their individual needs are identified and addressed in a nurturing, supportive and encouraging environment with positive role models.

BOARDING \ No SCHOLARSHIPS \ Yes

ABOUT THE PRINCIPAL

Chrissy Gamble is a highly regarded educational leader, passionate about working in a school that embraces a well-grounded, wellrounded education, and fostering a child’s intellectual, physical, emotional and spiritual development.

TEACHING/LEARNING

FAMILIES

OUR PARISH

COMMUNITY

Our high-quality

Christ Church Grammar

Proud of our connection

We understand the

curriculum ensures that

welcomes families, not just

with Christ Church South

importance of community

our teaching and learning

students. Diversity is

Yarra, as the only

connections and value our

program is both rigorous

celebrated and children,

coeducational Anglican

partnerships with the 2/14th

and enjoyable. We challenge

their families and our staff

parish kindergarten-year 6

Australian Field Regiment,

our students to achieve

are all cherished and

school in Victoria, we

the Shrine of Remembrance,

their very best and have

valued. We develop and

embed the Anglican faith

Red Dust Role Models and

small class sizes to

nurture trusting

and ethos into our daily

the Areyonga School, in a

maximise the engagement

relationships based on

practice, welcoming those of

remote Indigenous

of students and teachers.

respect and honesty.

all faiths and none.

community. I N DEPE N DE N T SCHOOL S GU IDE 2018

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LEARNTODAY LEADTOMORROW “The best thing about De La Salle is the brotherhood. I believe that’s really what sets us apart from other schools in Melbourne.” Oliver O’Brien, Year 10

At De La Salle College, we build a community a brotherhood of Blue and Gold. Our students form bonds of lifelong friendship, mutual support and genuine camaraderie. To experience the difference, join us on a student-led College Tour. Bookings are essential. www.delasalle.vic.edu.au

A CATHOLIC EDUCATION FOR BOYS IN YEARS 4-12 1318 High Street, Malvern 3144 E: enrolment@delasalle.vic.edu.au P: 03 9508 2100


THE BA SICS

De La Salle College

YEARS TIVERTON CAMPUS

4 – 12

1318 High Street, Malvern, Vic, 3144 KINNOULL CAMPUS

DENOMINATION

Northbrook Avenue, Malvern, Vic, 3144

Catholic

ENQUIRIES

GENDER

+61 3 9508 2100, www.delasalle.vic.edu.au

Boys only

enrolment@delasalle.vic.edu.au FEES

E

PRIN CIPAL \ PE T E R H O U LIHA N

stablished in 1912, De La Salle College has a proud history as a leader in Catholic boys’ education in Melbourne. Our experience, coupled with a 21st-century approach to learning and teaching, ensures that we provide a holistic education tailored to individual needs. Respect is the foundation of all relationships at our College and we promote a culture of social justice and a community of faith and excellence. Our motto is learn, live, lead, representing our contemporary approach to all we do and the values we instil in the young men in our care. LEARN: We are a contemporary learning community striving for excellence, innovation and creativity, engaging the individual learner in the 21st-century world. LIVE: By embracing the breadth, opportunities and challenges of our co-curricular program, students access a rich and varied experience, and develop a strong compassion for those around them. LEAD: We recognise that today’s students are tomorrow’s leaders. That is why we develop young men who go into the world after school with the qualities of a confident leader: self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy and social skill.

$10,030 BOARDING \ No SCHOLARSHIPS \ No

ABOUT THE PRINCIPAL

Peter Houlihan is an experienced and dynamic educational leader with a focus on developing students’ 21st-century skills. He has Masters degrees in Education and Leadership. Peter operates on a platform of high expectations and innovation.

LANGUAGES

MUSIC

SPORT

SOCIAL

French and Italian are

Our exciting music

Sports offered include

We have close working

offered. Language study is

program provides

hockey, soccer, chess,

relationships with three

compulsory from years 4-8.

opportunities for every

basketball, cricket, AFL,

local Catholic girls’ schools

Primary students study

student to play, sing and

swimming, athletics, cross

– Star of the Sea, Sacré

Italian and year 7 students

perform. Music is

country, volleyball,

Cœur and OLSH – each of

study a semester of each

compulsory from years 4-8,

weightlifting, golf, snow

whom we partner with for

language before electing

becoming an elective from

sports, tennis and table

specific co-curricular

which to continue.

year 9. A large range of

tennis. Competitive sport is

activities, especially in

Mandarin classes are

ensembles are available,

timetabled into the school

the areas of drama, dance

also available.

including bands and choir.

week.

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COEDUCATION OR SINGLE SEX? NEGOTIATING THE SOCIAL LANDSCAPE

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here has always been a lot of debate around what type of school is best for both the academic and wellbeing outcomes of young students. In Australia, parents are often weighing up whether it is better for their child to go to a single-sex school or to a coeducational school. It can be a difficult and complex choice to make. Not only because the findings of studies show single sex and coeducational schools are both good options for students academically – but also because parents are often considering how the choice will affect their maturing child emotionally and socially. Education researcher with The University of Sydney, Associate Professor Helen Proctor, says while many studies have been done and claims been made about the pros and cons of single sex and coeducation in Australia, there is no straightforward answer for parents making this choice. “Schools are such complex places and the gender make-up is one of many factors in schools,” she says. “A better question [for parents] to ask is how does the school manage its gender arrangements and what policies are in place to mitigate the downsides of either arrangement: coeducation or single sex?” Supporters of coeducation believe that being educated in a school with both genders reflects “real life”. That is, that once students reach university and/or the workforce, they will be learning and working with both men and women and being in a coeducational school better prepares students for this. While single-sex school supporters argue that classrooms are less distracting for young women and men, and each can be their authentic selves without playing into gender

stereotypes. In other words, young women feel less intimidated in science or maths classes and young men will perform music or theatre in front of their classmates. While many studies suggest that single-sex schools may become a thing of the past (a recent study stated that they would be obsolete by 2035), they are still a very popular choice in Melbourne and other Australian capitals. All-boys’ school Whitefriars College in the Melbourne suburb of Donvale agrees that single-sex education allows boys to develop without gender stereotypes. Principal Anthony Kirley says when making their choice, parents need to choose the school that best suits their child. “Young men have a particular need to be understood as males. The use of humour, rotational group work and kinaesthetic activities are essential for their growth,” Kirley says. “They are able to discuss topics of both refinement and sensitivity in a classroom without any view that it is a non-preferred way of thinking. “It is particularly important for boys who transition from primary school to have close male friends who can support them in and out of the classroom,” he says. “Our teachers specifically know the needs of young men and how to form strong relationships with them. “The old saying in boys’ schools, ‘boys learn teachers before subjects’, may not be grammatically correct, but the sentiment is very accurate. “We have a strong focus on developing men of conscience and character who are unafraid to be gentle men within our society.” ●

BEYOND STEREOTYPES

“A better question to ask is how does the school manage its gender arrangements.” ASSOCIATE CIA CIATE PROFESSOR HELEN PROCTOR

MELISSA HEAGNEY

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Fintona Girls’ School

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79 Balwyn Road, Balwyn, Vic, 3103

YEARS ELC - year 12

ENQUIRIES

DENOMINATION

+61 3 9830 1388, www.fintona.vic.edu.au

Non-denominational

registrar@fintona.vic.edu.au GENDER ELC: coeducational;

F

PRIN CIPA L \ R AC HA E L FA LLO O N

intona Girls’ School is one of Melbourne’s leading independent schools with a long tradition of educating girls to the highest standard. Renowned for consistently achieving outstanding VCE and NAPLAN results, Fintona is firmly placed among the most successful schools in Victoria. Situated in the inner-eastern suburb of Balwyn, Fintona caters for girls from prep to year 12 and offers an earlylearning program for girls and boys. The Primary Years Programme of the International Baccalaureate Organisation is taught from ELC to year 4. Our friendly, supportive and caring environment, together with our broad-based education programs, provide girls with a variety of experiences that challenge them beyond expectations and prepare them for life beyond school. Inspired by strong leadership and dedicated teachers, a Fintona girl will find the confidence to achieve her academic and personal aspirations, whatever they may be. If you are considering a caring school with a focus on personal attention, then join us on one of our scheduled tours in 2018. Tours are a great opportunity to meet our new principal, Ms Rachael Falloon, an accomplished educator, and chat with our students and staff. For more information on our tours and how to book, visit our website.

prep – year 12: girls only FEES Prep $17,028 – year 12 $29,216 BOARDING \ Yes SCHOLARSHIPS \ Yes

ABOUT THE PRINCIPAL

Rachael Falloon started as principal in 2018. Her goal is to develop young women who are agile learners – capable, confident and curious; young women who know themselves deeply, embrace opportunity and contribute positively to the world.

STUDENT WELLBEING

CO-CURRICULAR

GLOBAL EXPERIENCES

STEM

The commitment by staff to

We offer a variety of

Senior school students

The majority of our

the wellbeing of each of our

engaging activities that

can participate in study

girls study mathematics

students is a factor that sets

contribute to a balanced

tours and exchanges in

and/or science subjects

us apart. The school

education, including choir,

schools in Japan, France,

at VCE level. Initiatives

counsellor plays an

music ensembles, guides,

Scotland and Canada.

have been implemented to

important role by

house competitions, sport,

Another option is World

enhance research and

providing confidential

drama, public speaking,

Challenge, where students

investigative skills.

support and implementing

debating, Duke of

lead an educational

A recent trip to NASA

programs to develop

Edinburgh, overseas study

expedition overseas to a

provided our students with

resilience in students.

tours and clubs.

developing country.

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Geelong Grammar School

ENQUIRIES +61 3 5273 9200, www.ggs.vic.edu.au admissions@ggs.vic.edu.au

14 Douglas Street, Toorak, Vic, 3142

PRIN CIPA L \ S T E PH E N M E E K

Private Mail Bag, Mansfield, Vic, 3722

YEARS

50 Biddlecombe Avenue, Corio, Vic, 3214

ELC – year 12

A

DENOMINATION

n independent Anglican coeducational boarding and day school, Geelong Grammar School boasts an international reputation as a pioneer of modern education. From its origins in 1855, the school has always had a distinctive character. After outgrowing several Geelong locations, the school moved to a 245-hectare site on the edge of Corio Bay in 1914, creating the unique learning and living environment that exists today. In 1953 it established Timbertop. A remote campus in the foothills of the Victorian Alps, Timbertop is a unique educational adventure that teaches valuable life skills, building confidence, resilience and independence. The school became coeducational in the early 1970s, preparing students for the dynamic of the modern world through enabling boys and girls to live and learn alongside each other. It is Australia’s largest coeducational boarding school. Spread across four specialist campuses, it has a nonselective enrolment policy and approximately 1500 students, from early learning to year 12, including more than 850 boarders. Our transformational Positive Education program is complemented by rigorous academic programs that create wonder, curiosity and a desire to learn. Senior school students have the choice of the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or the International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma for entry into tertiary study.

Anglican GENDER Coeducational FEES POA BOARDING \ Yes SCHOLARSHIPS \ Yes ABOUT THE PRINCIPAL

Stephen Meek has been Geelong Grammar School Principal since 2004. He was previously headmaster of Hurstpierpoint College (UK). He holds a Master of Arts (First-class Honours) in Medieval and Modern History from St Andrews and Oxford universities.

SOCIAL

COMMUNITY

CO-CURRICULAR

PERFORMING ARTS

Social responsibility is

“Community” emerged as

Co-curricular activities are

Geelong Grammar School’s

nurtured through activities

one of the top three words

an integral element of

$20 million School for

such as the Karen Refugee

used by parents when

Geelong Grammar School’s

Performing Arts and

Homework Club, while the

describing our school in a

commitment to developing

Creative Education (the

school’s highest honour, the

recent comprehensive

the whole student. The

SPACE) is a state-of-the-art

Medal for Service to Society,

research project. “Nurturing

school provides a very wide

facility for drama, music

recognises people who have

community culture” was

range of activities to enable

and dance, as well as a

contributed to the

also cited as one of the

students to discover their

symbol of the school’s

betterment of society.

school’s top performance

interests and strengths.

commitment to creativity

strengths.

and innovation. I N DEPE N DE N T SCHOOL S GU IDE 2018

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Haileybury

ENQUIRIES +61 3 9904 6000,

855 Springvale Road, Keysborough, Vic, 3173

www.haileybury.vic.edu.au

120 South Road, Brighton East, Vic, 3187

admissions@haileybury.vic.

138 High Street, Berwick, Vic, 3806

edu.au

383 King Street, West Melbourne, Vic, 3003

PRIN CIPA L \ D E R E K S C OT T

Lot 6057 Berrimah Road, Berrimah, Northern Territory, 0828

YEARS

6 Gongxue Road, Gaocun County, Wuqing District, Tianjin, China

ELC - year 12

M

DENOMINATION

ore parents choose to send their children to Haileybury than any other school in the country. Haileybury is one of the leading independent schools in the Asia-Pacific region, with campuses at Keysborough, Brighton, Berwick, City (Melbourne) and China. The School is acclaimed for its outstanding academic achievements, small class sizes, broad range of co-curricular activities and state-of-the-art facilities. Every year Haileybury achieves outstanding national testing and VCE results, placing it in the leading group of academic schools in the country. Haileybury has high expectations for its students and provides them with the support needed to achieve academically. Haileybury’s parallel education is an enlightened method of teaching that recognises the diverse education needs of boys and girls. While boys and girls benefit from learning together in their early years, better educational outcomes are derived through single-gender classes in their middle and senior years. At Haileybury, boys and girls learn together until year 4. From years 5 to 12, boys and girls attend separate schools on the same campus. In 2018, Haileybury Rendall School will open in the Northern Territory. Drawing on Haileybury’s acclaimed success, Haileybury Rendall School is committed to bringing world-class education to Darwin.

NA GENDER Parallel Education – boys and girls share facilities, but attend single-gender classes FEES POA BOARDING \ No SCHOLARSHIPS \ Yes ABOUT THE PRINCIPAL

Derek Scott became Haileybury Principal in 2008. Under Mr Scott’s leadership, Haileybury has become one of the nation’s leading academic schools as confirmed by its outstanding NAPLAN and VCE results.

SOCIAL JUSTICE

EXCHANGE PROGRAMS

SPORT

MUSIC

Social justice is a

Haileybury students have a

The aim of sport at

The instrumental program

cornerstone of the

wide range of travel

Haileybury is to promote

lies at the heart of music at

Haileybury Program. For

experiences available to

participation in healthy

Haileybury. Individual

students, it creates

them. All international

activities and provide

and group tuition is offered

awareness of their

opportunities are carefully

appropriate sporting

in all the orchestral

community, as well as their

designed to coincide with

opportunities for students

instruments: piano, pipe

own self-worth. Each of the

learning and ignite

of all abilities. Across the

organ, voice and guitar.

school’s campuses supports

cultural awareness.

year, girls and boys have

Each campus boasts a

several charities throughout

more than 30 sports to

range of large and small

the year.

choose from.

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Ivanhoe Grammar School

THE BA SICS ENQUIRIES +61 3 9490 1877

IVANHOE CAMPUS

ivanhoe.com.au

The Ridgeway, Ivanhoe, Vic, 3079

enrol@ivanhoe.com.au

PLENTY CAMPUS 730 Bridge Inn Road, Mernda, Vic, 3754

YEARS

UNIVERSITY CAMPUS – OPENING 2019

ELC – year 12

Terrace Way, Macleod, Vic, 3085 DENOMINATION

T

PRIN CIPA L \ G E R AR D F FO LE Y

he journey through school is much more than just a great education; it’s about opportunities within and beyond the classroom. Ivanhoe Grammar School has been educating young people since 1915, and while much has changed since our humble beginnings, the philosophy of our founding headmaster is still at the core of our practices. We believe in supporting our students to be the best they can be in their academic and co-curricular achievements, and in the development of their individual character. We encourage a strong ethos of service to others and provide an opportunity for our students to be active contributors to their community. We offer a personalised approach to our curriculum, taking into account the different stages of children’s development and attitude toward learning. In primary years, we provide a strong foundation in literacy and numeracy, teaching through encouragement to inspire a love of learning. In middle years, we focus on the development of the whole child and provide innovative educational experience. In senior years, students are able to prepare for the challenges of the VCE or International Baccalaureate over three years rather than two. Students are prepared for successful transition to tertiary study and the workforce through our personalised, futures-focused senior years pastoral model.

Anglican GENDER Coeducational FEES $6760 ELC – $26,620 Year 12 BOARDING \ No SCHOLARSHIPS \ Yes ABOUT THE PRINCIPAL

Gerard Foley (BEd, MEd Leadership) leads with a focus, ensuring students at Ivanhoe Grammar School graduate as engaged citizens with fundamental 21st-century skills in intercultural understanding, creativity, innovation and enterprise.

BE YOUR BEST

GO GLOBAL

BUILD CHARACTER

IMAGINE YEAR 9 UNI

As an open-entry school,

Our Global Citizenship

We provide authentic

In 2019, year 9 students

students of all abilities are

Centre develops social

learning experiences to

from the Ivanhoe and

part of our school

entrepreneurship and a

develop innovative,

Plenty campuses will

community. Each year we

global mindset from

courageous and

relocate our new University

celebrate wonderful co-

primary school. The centre

compassionate thinkers.

Campus. A dedicated

curricular and community-

brings the Round Square

We encourage our students

campus on the outskirts of

service achievements,

network to students as they

to act in a collaborative,

La Trobe University, it

alongside our strong VCE

partner with community

ethical and reflective way as

provides students with a

and International

groups and train in

they grow into young people

year-long, university-based

Baccalaureate (IB) results.

leadership and service.

of character.

learning experience. I N DEPE N DE N T SCHOOL S GU IDE 2018

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To belong is to thrive.

open eveningy thursdcah 22 mar 2018

At Kingswood College we offer a welcoming and inclusive community where students develop confidence and skills for lifelong learning. Ours is an authentic culture that appreciates and supports every student so they can achieve their best. Join us and become part of something great. Come along to our Open Evening on Thursday 22 March 2018 for a tour of the College and discover all that Kingswood College has to offer.

Kingswood College is an independent co-educational Kindergarten to Year 12 day school.

For more information visit www.kingswoodcollege.vic.edu.au or call 9896 1700

CRICOS Provider No 00150G


Kingswood College

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355 Station Street, Box Hill, Vic, 3128

YEARS ELC – year 12

ENQUIRIES +61 3 9896 1700, www.kingswoodcollege.vic.edu.au

DENOMINATION

kwc@kingswoodcollege.vic.edu.au

Uniting Church GENDER Coeducational

K

PRIN CIPA L \ E LISA B E TH LE N D E RS

ingswood College is a coeducational, independent school from ELC – year 12. At Kingswood College, we’ve thought long and hard about what a school must do - but more importantly what a school must be – in order to deliver the best possible education for our students, to enable them to progress and prosper in this complex and demanding 21st century. In 2016 Kingswood College sought feedback from several current and future families about their reasons for choosing Kingswood College as the education partner for their children. The overarching message from the Kingswood College community was loud and clear: the sense of belonging – and, as a result, the college implemented the ‘belong’ focus for our branding, and we have received very strong affirmation for this both in and beyond the College community. In discussing what it means to commit to a Kingswood College education, we speak with prospective families about a package, rather than a single point of difference. There are 10 key parts to this and these are unpacked on our website: coeducation; community; we know our students; lifelong learning; wellbeing; diversity; personal best; social conscience; learning spaces; physical activity. College tours are held regularly and we’d love to welcome you.

FEES Year 7: $22,284; year 12: $25,497 BOARDING \ No SCHOLARSHIPS \ Yes

ABOUT THE PRINCIPAL

Elisabeth Lenders joined the college as principal in 2011 and she has a genuine passion for nurturing the strengths and talents of each individual to achieve their personal best. She is also the Chair of the Council for Strategic Education.

LATTICE

INNOVATION

COLLABORATION

ENGAGEMENT

Learning And Teaching

Our students live in a fast-

Collaboration is a powerful

Engagement is about

Through Innovation,

changing, borderless world

tool that shares wisdom,

winning hearts and minds

Collaboration and

– so they need a

solves problems and helps

– ensuring that students

Engagement. LATTICE is a

contemporary, future-

build a community of

understand the purposes

leading-edge curriculum

focused education.

caring learners.

for their learning, and their

framework developed by

Innovation is more than

Collaboration creates an

application to the real

Kingswood College. It is a

just improving education;

environment that

world. We empower our

new way of teaching and

it can also help create a

maximises our students’

students through teaching

learning for life in the 21st

learning environment that

individual and collective

them about how they learn,

century.

challenges and inspires.

potential to achieve.

and they love it! I N DEPE N DE N T SCHOOL S GU IDE 2018

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10–16 Ranfurlie Crescent Glen Iris, Victoria P: +61 3 9811 0200 E: admissions@korowa.vic.edu.au www.korowa.vic.edu.au

HER FUTURE IS OUR FOCUS A leader in girls’ education since 1890, Korowa is renowned for its academic excellence. The broad curriculum on offer encourages all students to achieve their personal best, by identifying their unique interests, talents and ambitions. Our Mission is to develop self-aware, confident and capable young women, who understand their responsibility and capacity to influence the world in a positive way. As part of an exciting new Master Plan, Korowa has unveiled designs for a new Performing Arts Centre, Sports facility and Early Learning Centre.

SCHOOL TOURS Visit an Open Morning to see our school in action, or ‘Try us for a day’ and let your child really experience life at Korowa. Register by calling 03 9811 0200 or at www.korowa.vic.edu.au/tours Korowa Anglican Girls’ School is all-girls Prep – Year 12, and co-ed in the Early Learning Centre.


Korowa Anglican Girls’ School

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10-16 Ranfurlie Crescent, Glen Iris, Vic, 3146

DENOMINATION

YEARS 3yo kindergarten – year 12

Anglican ENQUIRIES +61 3 9811 0200, www.korowa.vic.edu.au

GENDER

admissions@korowa.vic.edu.au

ELC: coeducational; prep – year 12: girls only

A

PRIN CIPA L \ H E LE N CA R M O DY

leader in girls’ education since 1890, Korowa is renowned for its academic excellence. At Korowa, girls are empowered to become leaders, to express their talents and individuality and to feel confident in their ability to make a positive contribution to the world. We are committed to academic excellence within a meaningful journey of holistic learning experiences, and support our staff to develop expertise and commitment to the success of our students. At Korowa, every teacher knows every student and encourages her to pursue her own unique interests, talents and ambitions - wherever they may lie. Korowa students earn admission into the most selective tertiary institutions. Typically, all students seeking university entry gain a first-round offer each year, and Korowa graduates embark on tertiary studies as diverse as medicine, business and design. As part of an exciting new master plan, Korowa has recently unveiled designs for a new Performing Arts Centre, sports facility and Early Learning Centre. Our facilities are continually updated to incorporate new learning technologies and in 2017, our new STEAM Lab opened in the Learning Commons. In leafy Glen Iris, Korowa is near numerous publictransport options. Our open mornings are a great way to see our school in action and we look forward to welcoming you.

FEES Please visit our website BOARDING \ No SCHOLARSHIPS \ Yes ABOUT THE PRINCIPAL

Mrs Helen Carmody is proud to lead the school with bold strides into the future. Her vision is guided by the school’s motto, which translates to “No reward without effort”, inspiring students to connect, excel and be challenged.

EXCELLENCE

OPPORTUNITY

INNOVATION

COMMUNITY

Korowa is renowned for its

New experiential learning

Whether it’s working with

Our community is one of

academic excellence.

programs offer girls

the University of Melbourne

the main reasons families

Teaching is student-

opportunities to explore the

on education solutions,

choose us. It is connected,

centred, drawing on the

world, including our

360-degree teaching

engaged and welcoming.

natural curiosity and

renowned year 9 trek and

feedback, real-time

Our students travel from

interests of students to

new camps discovering the

reporting or our small and

more than 60 postcodes

engage them in the learning

Red Centre of Australia,

supportive classes, our

across Melbourne each day

process. Our VCE results

Cairns Eco-Tour and

students’ learning

and we are proud of the

consistently place Korowa

US-based Space School

experience is at the centre of

diverse nature of our

in the top schools.

program.

everything we do.

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FIND YOUR IMAGINATION. EXPERIENCE PREP—YEAR 2 Creative thinking and artistic play enriches learning and adds fun to a child’s life. At Lauriston, we believe that focusing on imaginative skills develops problem solving abilities and encourages participation. Come see how our expert staff can support your child to find her imagination and achieve her best. Places now available for Prep—Year 2 in 2019 and 2020.

BOOK A TOUR TODAY lauriston.vic.edu.au • Armadale


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Lauriston Girls’ School

YEARS 3yo kindergarten – year 12

38 Huntingtower Road, Armadale, Vic, 3143 DENOMINATION Non-denominational ENQUIRIES +61 3 9864 7555, www.lauriston.vic.edu.au

GENDER

admissions@lauriston.vic.edu.au

Coeducational kindergarten; girls only Prep – year 12

W

PRIN CIPA L \ SUSAN J US T

e all go to school to learn. Good schools produce solid academic results. Great schools teach life skills to go along with that. At Lauriston we do both, but we don’t stop at just putting in. Our difference is what we bring out. We help every student find their difference. Our innovative and experiential pedagogy, combined with a comprehensive wellbeing program, work together to provide a well-rounded educational experience that encourages students to achieve their best. Lauriston values good teaching and, combined with the latest technology, each girl can learn at her own pace and be ready for the challenges that lie ahead. Our goal is to connect students with choice and best-practice teaching and learning; we work daily to bring local and international connections back to Lauriston. Learning is a constant process that doesn’t end with the submission of an assignment or the passing of an exam. At Lauriston, ‘success’ is never the end of the story, it’s a launch pad towards new discoveries, innovation and understanding.

FEES $21,960 – $33,360 BOARDING \ No SCHOLARSHIPS \ Yes

ABOUT THE PRINCIPAL

Susan Just is an experienced educator and leader and, during her time at Lauriston, has spearheaded many innovations, including the creation of Australia’s first FabLearn Lab and the development of a comprehensive wellbeing program.

KINDERGARTEN

JUNIOR SCHOOL

SENIOR SCHOOL

HOWQUA

Play and laughter feature

Junior School students learn

As students take on their

Howqua teaches lessons no

strongly in our three and

in a nurturing environment

final year’s study, it’s

traditional classroom can.

four-year-old kindergarten

that encourages investigation

important that they are

With a combination of

programs, grounded in the

and collaboration. As they

supported, challenged and

academic learning and

Reggio Emilia philosophy.

progress, students begin to

inspired. Studying either

outdoor activity and an

Children’s cognitive skills

view the world from a

the VCE or IB, Lauriston

absence of social media,

are developed, and they go

broader perspective,

girls leave ready to take

girls learn to rely on

home happy and eager to

investigating cultures

their education further and

themselves and the people

return the following day.

and viewpoints beyond

face new challenges.

around them in this unique

their own.

year 9 program. I N DEPE N DE N T SCHOOL S GU IDE 2018

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The opportunity to choose from more than 24 music ensembles.

We believe in providing our girls with the challenges they need to excel in life and to grow and discover their true selves. We provide these challenges in a nurturing environment that encourages our girls to become the best they can be. 2018 School Tours, 9.00am - 10.30am Friday 9 February, Wednesday 28 March, Thursday 24 May, Friday 3 August Enquiries: +61 3 9823 8231 admissions@loretotoorak.vic.edu.au AN INDEPENDENT CATHOLIC SCHOOL FOR GIRLS ELC TO VCE

Year 3 String Program


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Loreto Mandeville Hall Toorak

YEARS ELC – year 12 DENOMINATION

10 Mandeville Crescent, Toorak, Vic, 3142

Catholic ENQUIRIES +61 3 9823 8100, www.loretotoorak.vic.edu.au

GENDER

admissions@loretotoorak.vic.edu.au

Girls only (Coeducational ELC)

L

oreto Toorak is an Independent Catholic Girls’ School FEES

embracing genuine values of freedom, justice, sincerity, verity

$18,300 – $26,390

and felicity to foster a mutual respect and deep understanding of the individual and a compassion for the broader community.

PRIN CIPA L \ D R SUSA N S T E VE N S

To become confident, self-assured women, girls need the right challenges. Loreto Toorak has created an environment where your daughter will be nurtured, challenged and encouraged to discover her true self. Excellent academic results are achieved each year, but this is only one aspect of our holistic approach to education. Established in 1924, the foundations began over 400 years ago with a truly remarkable English woman, Mary Ward. She overcame extraordinary opposition and hostility to found the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary (IBVM), known as the Loreto Sisters. Today, there are seven Loreto Schools in Australia and more than 90 throughout the world. An extensive and challenging academic program is integral to the education of heart and mind, which is cherished at Loreto Toorak. A love of learning is fostered by specialist teachers who share a passion for their subjects, with programs that aim to foster individual needs. The opportunities we provide will challenge and extend your daughter, helping her to graduate with an inner belief that there is much she can achieve.

BOARDING \ No SCHOLARSHIPS \ Yes ABOUT THE PRINCIPAL

Dr Susan Stevens, PhD Melb, MEd (EdAdmin), MMusic, AMusA, GradDip (AdolHealth&Welfare), GradDipTheology, FACE, MACEA, MAICD. Principal for 14 years, she chairs and is an active contributor on many boards in several organisations.

SOCIAL JUSTICE

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

MUSIC

LANGUAGES

Students are taught to

Physical education includes

Music is a rich and diverse

Four languages are taught

critically analyse the

20 different sports. A

component of our

at Loreto Toorak. Chinese

structures of society that

member of Girls Sport

education. There are 25

(Mandarin) and French are

perpetuate injustice. We

Victoria, we compete

ensemble groups available

taught from preparatory to

nurture their hearts and

against 23 girls’ schools

for students. These include

VCE. From year 7, students

minds to become aware of

during a weekly

bands, choirs, orchestras,

may also elect to study

social justice issues.

competition. We engage

instrumental ensembles,

additional languages,

Students participate in

many top specialist coaches

chamber groups and voice

including Italian and

numerous justice activities.

across several sports to

programs.

Indonesian, taught through

challenge our students.

to VCE. I N DEPE N DE N T SCHOOL S GU IDE 2018

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SINGLE OR MULTI CAMPUS? DOES SCHOOL SIZE MATTER?

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hen it comes to schools – size can matter – and many parents weigh up the benefits of sending their child to either a larger, multi-campus school or a smaller, single-campus one. For parents, this decision can include what’s on offer in terms of the curriculum, the facilities of the school, how active the school community is and, of course, whether their child will be supported and learn in these different environments. Associate Professor Helen Proctor with the University of Sydney says there is no research to definitively help parents choose between multi-campus or single-campus school. It comes down to which type of school parents believe their child will excel in. “There are just too many factors at play,” Proctor says. “Schools are big, complicated institutions. Some of them are the size of small towns. “And that’s before you even start to consider family and other factors. Anyone who has been to their school reunion should be able to understand this. “People even in the same class at a fairly homogenous school can have such different memories of their education a few years down the track and such different post-school lives.” Dean of Learning and Teaching at the University of Melbourne’s Graduate School of Education, Associate Professor Larissa Davies-McLean, says both types of schools have their positives and challenges.

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What matters most, she says, is the quality of teaching and learning within the school environment, whether it’s big or small. “There are different opportunities that children will have to experience in different learning contexts – wonderful learning can happen in a range of contexts,” she says. Davies-McLean says it’s good to keep debate going on different types of schools, but remembering at the core of it all is supporting teachers to be able to give children a quality education. That’s certainly been the focus of schools in Melbourne like Haileybury and Shelford Girls’ Grammar. Haileybury has campuses in Melbourne, Darwin and China and also delivers the VCE in China, Timor Leste and The Philippines. Haileybury’s principal, Derek Scott, says one of the main benefits of a multi-campus school is the students’ connection across Melbourne (and the globe). “The school’s international operations provide additional benefits to its students [giving them] a number of opportunities to travel abroad and experience new cultures.” While it is a large school with many campuses, Haileybury still has a tight-knit alumni community with around 16,000 members connected through clubs and events associated with the school. At Shelford Girls’ Grammar in Caulfield, the draw of a single-campus school is also its close community.

“Schools are big, complicated institutions. Some of them are the size of small towns.” - ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR HELEN PROCTOR


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Principal Polly Flanagan says their research shows that is only part of the appeal. “Our research tells us that parents choose Shelford because it is a small girls’ school with strong academic results. Parents like the fact that everyone is known and that they and their daughters can join a close-knit community. “A small school like Shelford will never be able to compete with the

facilities of very large schools and we are quite open about that. For example, we don’t have a swimming pool or expansive sports stadium. With MSAC (Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre) so close, we don’t think that matters. “What does matter is valuing our best assets; our teachers, our students and their families and the quality relationships that they build and nurture.” ● MELISSA HEAGNEY

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STRIVE FOR THE HIGHEST Marcellin College was founded by the Marist Brothers in Camberwell in 1950 and moved to its current site in Bulleen in 1963. From a humble beginning of 107 students, the College now provides an education for over 1400 boys. Our faith learning community is one that continues to evolve and the recent development of the new Hermitage project has unlocked our imaginations and the potential of the Bulleen campus. This exciting building development of clearly defined precincts has created a diversity of learning and social environments, moving the focus from traditional classrooms to dynamic and flexible learning spaces. These new learning spaces encourage creativity, communication, critical thinking and collaboration with opening walls, meeting places, writable surfaces and furniture that can quickly be reconfigured to suit individual classes and all learning opportunities. Each space designed to promote innovation, entrepreneurship, community and encounter in support of student wellbeing and learning. At Marcellin we aim to create spaces that awaken, challenge and motivate our young men to aspire to simply be more.


Marcellin College

THE BA SICS

160 Bulleen Road, Bulleen, Vic, 3105

7 – 12

ENQUIRIES

DENOMINATION

+61 3 9851 1589, www.marcellin.vic.edu.au

Catholic

YEARS

info@marcellin.vic.edu.au GENDER Boys only

M

PRIN CIPA L \ M A R K M U R PH Y

arcellin College is a leading Catholic Marist school for boys established by the Marist Brothers, first at Camberwell in 1950 and later at Bulleen in 1963. We are a college founded on the spiritual and educational philosophy of Saint Marcellin Champagnat, who believed that to educate young people we must love them and love them all equally. We do this by aiming to provide an environment where each boy is known and where each is supported to reach his full potential. At Marcellin the educational opportunities are driven by a desire to engage and connect boys with their learning in specific ways. Our college’s motto: “Virtute Ad Altissima” means “through virtue and courage to strive for the highest”. Our motto comes alive every day as we challenge our students to constantly aspire for personal excellence in all that they do. It is our conviction that an exceptional education begins with good teaching and learning that empowers individuals to strive to be the best they can be. The building and enhancement of relationships between students, parents and teachers are the most significant elements in the achievement of a student’s full potential and the college’s pastoral structures not only provide avenues of accessibility for home/school communication, they also provide parents with confidence that their son is known and supported.

FEES Available on the website BOARDING \ No SCHOLARSHIPS \ No

ABOUT THE PRINCIPAL

As principal of a Marist school, Mark Murphy has a strong commitment to the charisma and educational philosophy of Saint Marcellin Champagnat as a vehicle for supporting young men as they grow in their Catholic faith.

SOCIAL JUSTICE

LEADERSHIP

SPORTS

THE ARTS

Catholic Social Teaching

A variety of opportunities

Marcellin is blessed with

The college places a high

plays a great role in the

for leadership are available

extensive fields, an award-

value on the arts,

Marcellin community. This

at college, house, academic,

winning gymnasium and

encouraging all students to

is seen through our

faith and sporting levels.

the equipment necessary for

develop their creative

Cambodia and South Africa

These roles enable students

students to strive for their

thinking capacities. Studies

immersions and

to gain leadership

best. The college’s

are offered in art, drama,

connections with The

experience, grow in

membership of the AGSV

music, studio arts, theatre

Exodus Community, the

confidence and become

and the VSRU are integral

studies and visual

Youth Juvenile Centre and

responsible citizens and

parts of college life.

communication design.

Marist Solidarity.

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Melbourne Girls Grammar

THE BA SICS

86 Anderson Street, South Yarra, Vic, 3141

DENOMINATION

YEARS ELC – year 12

Anglican ENQUIRIES

PRIN CIPA L \ M RS CAT H E RIN E M IS S O N

+61 3 9862 9200, www.mggs.vic.edu.au

GENDER

enrolments@mggs.vic.edu.au

Girls only

M

FEES

elbourne Girls Grammar (MGGS) is a place where challenge and choice create opportunities for every girl to discover who she is meant to be. We have an outstanding history of providing girls with an exceptional education that equips them to thrive and lead in many life contexts. We are a forward-looking community and understand that our students must be prepared for life in an increasingly complex and globally connected world. Our focus is the development of young women with the confidence, skills and experience to excel in life beyond school. Through an unwavering commitment to their personal best, girls at MGGS develop confidence and independence. Our Student Values provide the foundation for student service and leadership, and the world-class learning programs (early learning; junior years: prep – year 4; middle years: years 5-8; senior years: years 9-12) are specifically created to respond to the unique needs of contemporary girls. Enhancing an MGGS education are the diverse opportunities offered in the classroom and beyond. The depth of co-curricular programs offered in every learning program ensures that every girl explores and develops her areas of interest and passion to maximise her learning. We believe that students flourish when they are engaged in a challenging academic program within a nurturing environment.

For fee listings, please visit mggs.vic.edu.au BOARDING \ Yes SCHOLARSHIPS \ Yes ABOUT THE PRINCIPAL

With more than 25 years’ experience in schools, Catherine has particular interests in reframing schooling’s purpose, developing contemporary educational frameworks and environments, and creating a continuum for whole-of-child development.

STEM

ENTERPRISING MINDS

FIT FOR LIFE

THE ARTS

Advancing science,

We champion the

Physical engagement is an

The expression of who we

technology, engineering,

development of enterprising

essential component of a

are and how we understand

and mathematics (STEM)

mindsets. Our innovative

healthy life and an

the world through the arts

education is a critical focus

programs and internships

important protective factor

has always been an

for MGGS. We value the

ensure our girls are

for mental health and

essential component of an

importance of educating

equipped for a digital age

wellbeing. Our girls

MGGS education. Our

our young women in

where their experience of

establish their personal

classroom and co-curricular

expanding and diversifying

work and wellbeing will be

fitness goals with our

programs develop

their opportunities in these

vastly different to past

fitness coaches to create

conceptual thinking and

fields of endeavour.

generations.

personalised programs.

creativity for the future.

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Melbourne Grammar School

THE BASICS

GRIMWADE HOUSE

mgs@mgs.vic.edu.au

ENQUIRIES +61 3 9865 7555 www.mgs.vic.edu.au

67 Balaclava Road, Caulfield, Vic, 3161 W WAD HURST AND SENIOR SCHOOL

YEARS

355 St Kilda Road, Melbourne, Vic, 3004

Grimwade House, Prep – year 6; Wadhurst, years 7 – 8;

W

PRIN CIPA L \ M R ROY KE LLE Y

hen your child joins Melbourne Grammar School, they join a strong community of independent thinkers. We focus on developing well-rounded, self-motivated students who are prepared to make their own mark on the world, and who have the compassion and drive to use their capabilities for the benefit of others. At Melbourne Grammar School, education is intentional. It is shaped by honesty to oneself and to others, humility in the pursuit of excellence, and active engagement with the broader community. We have a proud tradition of academic excellence and, year on year, our students achieve outstanding results. However, at Melbourne Grammar, success is also measured by a student’s integrity, their sense of responsibility and their greater understanding of the world around them. Our three well-resourced campuses cater for the needs of students as they develop. Our coeducational junior school, Grimwade House, provides girls and boys from prep to year 6 with a strong academic foundation within a nurturing environment. At Wadhurst, our middle school for boys in years 7 and 8, students build strong learning skills and a positive sense of self. And, in the Senior School, we support boys in years 9 to 12, to achieve academic success and personal growth. Boarding is available for boys from year 7 to 12.

Senior School, years 9 – 12 DENOMINATION Anglican GENDER Grimwade House: coeducational; Wadhurst and Senior School: boys only FEES $25,400 – $33,940 BOARDING \ Yes SCHOLARSHIPS \ Yes ABOUT THE PRINCIPAL

Mr Kelley joined Melbourne Grammar School in 2009. “Successful lives are ones which are grounded in high-quality, positive human relationships, steered by knowledge, understanding and a strong sense of moral purpose.”

COMMUNITY

EXCELLENCE

LEARNING

INTEGRITY

A sense of community is at

We value the process of

We celebrate the curiosity

We value strength of

the heart of the school.

striving for excellence,

and intellectual growth of all

character, honesty,

We aim to provide an

recognising relative and

students, appreciate their

empathy and courage,

inclusive and supportive

absolute standards

different learning needs,

guided by a strong moral

environment where

of excellence, and the desire

and encourage them to be

code of behaviour.

everyone feels that

to produce one’s best at

creative, engaged and

they belong.

all times.

lifelong learners.

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INSPIRING THE POTENTIAL WITHIN At MLC no dream is too big, whether it is sport technological, sporting, musical, creative, com academic or a combination of all these. Offering one of the broadest curricula of indepe any Australian independent school, we can da support all of your daughter’s pursuits and too to achieve her best. provide her the tools Discov the possibilities at Discover our next Information Sessions: Friday, 16 and Saturday, S 17 February, 9.15 am – 11.30 am. Register at m mlc.vic.edu.au/visitus


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Methodist Ladies’ College

ENQUIRIES +61 3 9274 6316 mlc.vic.edu.au admissions@mlc.vic.

207 Barkers Road, Kew, Vic, 3101

edu.au

A

PRIN CIPAL \ D IANA VE R N O N

s educators, we are acutely aware of the rapid pace of technological change and embracing skills for the future. MLC’s rich history of innovation in technology provides the foundation for developing new skills and new learning opportunities. Yet we also recognise that, as a society, the more we depend on technology, the more we deskill ourselves in other areas. For example, one could ask: do students still need to know how to form letters when a keyboard can? Handwriting is widely recognised for the role it plays in developing fine motor skills and lays the cognitive foundation for language and literacy. It may seem contradictory to be providing our students with forward-thinking learning systems such as cloud technologies and reputed laptop programs alongside the benefits of skills such as handwriting. However, our approach to learning underpins the need to understand the “old” while adopting the “new”. We encourage our students to be adaptable and challenge the status quo. We are proud of the outstanding achievements of our students in all areas of school life, including their excellent VCE and IB results. We are confident that they leave MLC as young women prepared for a world beyond school, many in careers that don’t, as yet, exist. Discover the reasons that make MLC one of Australia’s leading schools: whymlc.com.au.

YEARS MLC Kindle (6 weeks - 5 years), Prep – year 12 GENDER Girls only (MLC Kindle – coed) FEES Prep – year 12: $18,540 – $31,050; see website for MLC Kindle fees BOARDING \ Yes SCHOLARSHIPS \ Yes ABOUT THE PRINCIPAL

Passionate about girls’ education, Diana Vernon has been leading MLC since 2014. She is delighted to be supported by a talented leadership team of vice principals and heads of schools to ensure MLC remains at the forefront of education.

MLC GIRLS GROW

GLOBAL CITIZENS

BE GRITTY

GETTING STARTED

As educators, we are

We prepare our students to

Whether it is trying a new

Our unique school

passionate about our

take on the world and make

skill or beating a personal

structure, integrated

students constantly

a positive difference.

goal, we provide the

wellbeing framework,

growing and discovering

Through authentic learning

opportunities and tools for

passionate staff and

their identity. They are

experiences, they build the

our students to be inspired,

leadership from each head

supported in different ways

skills that are needed in

to persist and take risks.

of school means that every

during every stage of their

this globalised era, and the

When shown how, there is

student is heard, nurtured

journey, so they can grow

resilience to face a

no limit to our students’

and supported by age-

into the person they want

constantly evolving world.

achievements.

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to become.

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SCHOLARSHIPS YEARS 7 & 11 2019

CREATI A VITY AND INNOVATIO ATI VA VATIO N Preshil is seeking applications from young adults looking fo f r an opportunity to further their creativity and independent thinking in any area of learning. Admission is fo f r years 7 or 11 entry. y y. Applicants are asked to submit a portfo f lio of material that shows fo of learning and of their capacity to contribute to the Preshil community. y y. Visit www.preshil.vic.edu.au/scholarships to learn more. 2018 Open Days: Arlington Kindergarten and Primary:Thursday ay, ay y, 8th March from 9:15am. Blackhall Kalimna Secondary School:We W dnesday We ay, ay y, 21st March from 9:15am. the school,, please visit www.preshil.vic.edu.au/enquiry


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Preshil

ENQUIRIES +61 3 9817 6135

ARLINGTON (PRIMARY AND KINDERGARTEN)

www.preshil.vic.edu.au

395 Barkers Road, Kew, Vic, 3101

preshil@preshil.vic.edu.au

BLACKHALL KALIMNA (SECONDARY) YEARS

12-26 Sackville Street, Kew, Vic, 3101

Kindergarten – year 12 DENOMINATI NA ON NATI

P

PRIN CIPA L \ M A RILY N S M ITH

reshil is the oldest progressive school in Australia, focusing on the education of each individual child and the social relationships that support their development as critical and creative thinkers. It remains a deliberately small school, welcoming children into the kindergarten at three years of age and following them through to the completion of their secondary schooling in year 12. Preshil is an International Baccalaureate World School, with an accredited IB Middle Years Programme (IBMYP) and Diploma Programme (IBDP), and acceptance as a candidate school for the Primary Years Programme (IBPYP). These IB Programmes perfectly align with Preshil’s focus on intellectual challenge, inquiry and research-based learning, which accommodate individual choice and independent learning. The school continues to produce graduates who have developed the “courage to question” – to find their own voice and to become responsible and active global citizens. The Preshil approach to schooling does not use the fear of failure or the threat of punishment to motivate children. We do not demand conformity or unthinking obedience to arbitrary rules. The rapport between teachers and students is relaxed, respectful and focused on achieving outstanding learning outcomes, trust and a genuine regard for each individual.

Secular GENDER Coeducational FEES $15,520 – $25,400 BOARDING \ No SCHOLARSHIPS \ Yes

ABOUT THE PRINCIPAL

Marilyn has been at Preshil for more than seven years, during which time she has overseen a deliberate strengthening of Preshil’s commitment to the individuality and creativity of students through the adoption of the International Baccalaureate.

THE IB

PRIMARY SCHOOL

SECONDARY SCHOOL

ELECTIVES

Preshil is an authorised

Our primary school and

The MYP affords an

The Electives Program is

International

kindergarten are set in the

intellectually vibrant

designed to broaden the

Baccalaureate World school

rambling grounds at

curriculum, preparing

students’ experience within

for the Middle Years

Arlington. Play, conceptual

students to progress to the

and beyond the curriculum.

Programme (IBMYP) and

and critical thinking are

DP in years 11 and 12.

It offers opportunity to

Diploma Programme

key elements in project-

Accompanied by electives,

extend or deepen

(IBDP). The school holds

based enquiry, with art,

the outstanding program of

knowledge in a particular

candidacy for the Primary

music, philosophy, PE and

arts, drama, film and music

area of study or ignite a

Years Programme (PYP).

French adding to the rich

emphasises authentic

passion for a particular

curriculum.

challenge and creativity.

general interest.

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You are invited to see our School at work from Early Learning to Year 12 OPEN MORNING Thursday 15 March Thursday 30 August 9am-11am with Principal’s address at 9.30am SCHOLARSHIPS Saturday 24 February (pre-registration required) SCHOOL SNAPSHOT Tuesday 5 June Tuesday 13 November 9am - 10am

PRINCIPAL’S CONVERSATIONS (small groups) Friday 23 February Monday 30 April Friday 11 May Monday 28 May Thursday 26 July Friday 17 August Wednesday 17 October Monday 29 October 9.30am-11am

Visit our website to see our 2017 results www.ruyton.vic.edu.au

Bookings essential Contact the Registrar, Mrs Nadine Hibbert, on 9819 2422 or book online www.ruyton.vic.edu.au

RUYTON GIRLS’ SCHOOL 12 Selbourne Road Kew 3101 Tel +61 3 9819 2422

ruyton@ruyton.vic.edu.au www.ruyton.vic.edu.au CRICOS 00336J


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Ruyton Girls’ School

YEARS Early learning – year 12

12 Selbourne Road, Kew, Vic, 3101 ENQUIRIES

DENOMINAT INA ION INAT

+61 3 9819 2422, www.ruyton.vic.edu.au

Non-denominational

hibbertn@ruyton.vic.edu.au GENDER ELC: coeducational;

PRIN CIPA L \ LIN DA D O U G L A S

We Believe in Girls At Ruyton we foster the individuality of each girl in a caring and safe environment; nurturing her intellectual, physical, social and emotional qualities that are essential to flourish. Powerful learning is central to the Ruyton culture, building on our strong academic reputation. We focus on advancing the learning of every girl through the engagement of intellectual curiosity, building knowledge and skills about how to learn and supporting them to be the best learners they can be and exemplary citizens. We believe in real-world learning beyond the classroom, collaborating with the wider community to promote growth, discovery and sustainability. We empower our girls to lead lives of purpose with courage, character and compassion. Through the development of values and action-focused learning, they are inspired to pursue equity and justice for self and others. By embracing diversity and raising their voices, our girls effect positive change and make a difference. One Campus. Endless Opportunities Our Early Learning, Junior School and Senior School are situated on one campus, emphasising our strength as a connected learning community and enabling many opportunities for collaboration, mentoring and role modelling.

prep – year 12: Girls only FEES $12,713 – $31,631 BOARDING \ No SCHOLARSHIPS \ Yes

ABOUT THE PRINCIPAL

Through her involvement in education and sport, Ms Douglas has a passion for providing the next generation with opportunities to achieve their personal best, as confident, engaged and compassionate members of their community.

CO-CURRICULAR

STEM

YEAR 4 PROGRAM

CO-ORDINATE

With a wide range of

By building strong links

At this age, girls are finding

This unique signature

activities, our girls have

with the scientific

their place and realising

program with Trinity

endless opportunities to

community beyond the

their ability to make a

Grammar School in years

achieve personal best,

school, our girls work with

difference. This program

11 and 12 provides shared

embrace a new challenge,

scientists from a range of

provides unique

classes and co-educational

ensure a sense of balance

fields, using STEM skills

opportunities to engage

learning at a time when

and have fun.

and understandings to

with the wider community,

students are emotionally,

deal with and solve real-

increasing girls’

physically and socially

world problems.

understanding and

mature.

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Our vision, Sacré Cœur Women Shape the World, is a strong  ­€€‚ƒ„  …€€„  young women, and it is authentic to our Sacred Heart Tradition. ‹ŒŽ€‘€ƒ„Œ‚ŽŒŽŽ’€ƒƒ€€“ ”……ƒƒŒŽ€‚€„ƒŽ”€ others to shape the world.

Sacré Coeur Her Spirit Her Education Her Community Her Voice Her Life 172 Burke Road, Glen Iris Ph: 9835 2700

www.sacrecoeur.vic.edu.au

•–—˜ €Œ €Ž …… ƒƒ€€„…‘€ƒ€‚ …€Žƒ €Ž „€Žƒ€€‚™ supportive environment. As a result, they consistently achieve ­ŽŽ›—œ Žƒž€Œ €ŽŽ communities and to the world. Discover the opportunities a Sacré Cœur education can …‘€ƒ„’ ƒ ‚ƒ’ „€Ž’Œ’ƒ€‚  Open Day on 25 March or our Tour Mornings. Register now via the website.

Sacré Cœur Women Shape the World


Sacré Cœur

THE BA SICS

172 Burke Road, Glen Iris, Vic, 3146

Prep – year 12

ENQUIRIES

DENOMINATION

+61 3 9835 2700, www.sacrecoeur.vic.edu.au

Catholic

YEARS

admissions@sac.vic.edu.au GENDER Girls only

S

PRIN CIPA L \ A N NA MA S T E RS

acré Cœur is a leading Catholic girls’ school. It was founded in 1888 by the French order of nuns, the Society of the Sacred Heart (RSCJ). Our purpose is to “educate and empower our women to make a profound contribution to their world”. This purpose statement reflects our commitment to educate each student, not just academically, but holistically with the goal of empowering her and building her confidence and resilience to respond to change and to live her life with a future focus. Our expert and dedicated teachers are privileged to work with students to guide their heads and their hearts in all they do. Sacré Cœur is built upon a proud tradition of sharing our gifts and talents and for providing an optimal educational outcome in a caring and supportive environment. At the heart of a Sacred Heart education is a deep respect and concern for each student’s wellbeing. We believe that positive relationships lie at the heart of learning and for students to be ready to learn, they must first feel happy and secure. Our objective is to build and develop connections to maximise capabilities and opportunities for respectful and mutually beneficial relationships, ensuring all students have their emotional and social wellbeing carefully nurtured. ‘Sacré Cœur Women Shape the World’ reflects our ongoing aspirations for our young women.

FEES $8,950 – $24,870 BOARDING \ No SCHOLARSHIPS \ Yes

ABOUT THE PRINCIPAL

Anna is a highly experienced educational leader in wellbeing, learning, teaching and innovation. She has had a range of educational leadership experiences in Vic and NSW, and looks forward to serving the Sacré Cœur community in 2018.

GLOBAL VILLAGE

COMMUNITY

TECHNOLOGY

CO-CURRICULAR

In an ever-changing world,

Programs and learning

Technology facilitates a

Success comes in countless

it is a challenging time to

opportunities abound for

different approach to

forms at Sacré Cœur. We

educate young women. We

students and staff in our

education; our students are

are especially pleased that

belong to an international

international community.

globally minded citizens.

our students achieve

Sacred Heart family,

Participation in sharing

Being among the most

academically and

comprising more than 150

contemporary learning

privileged, in terms of

holistically across a vast

sister schools in 40

ideas, through our networks

educational opportunity,

array of co-curricular

different countries. We are

and curriculum offerings,

they are encouraged to

activities, often at a level

enriched by exchanging

influences global thinking

help bring about change in

greater than their original

cultures and contexts.

and leadership.

the world.

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any Australian families are religious. In fact, 59.4 per cent of us claimed affiliation to a religion in the 2016 Census. So it’s no surprise that religion becomes part of the deliberation when it comes to parents choosing a school. Of all the independent (private) schools in Australia, 94 per cent have a religious affiliation, according to figures from The Independent Schools Council of Australia. That means, for some, the choice may not be simply between a religious and secular school, but between religious schools themselves. Associate Professor Helen Proctor, a researcher into the history of education in Australia with The University of Sydney, says the research suggests some parents are choosing religiously affiliated schools for reasons other than religion. “That’s largely because there are few secular private schools in Australia,” Proctor says, “and if people are attracted by the religious affiliation of a school, it is often about what they perceive to be religious values or ethos rather than faith-based religiosity.” Parents are looking at what schools can offer, not only academically, but also in terms of social justice – how their children can learn to give back, raise funds and be of service to the community.

Xavier College in Kew in Melbourne’s inner south-east is a Jesuit Catholic School that includes strong religious studies and social justice programs as part of the curriculum. Students are encouraged to volunteer and raise funds, locally and internationally. Rector of the school, Father Chris Middleton, says the knowledge of religion is not only important in terms of shaping the lives and ethos of students, but is also “central to understanding where we come from [as humans].”

“In our Western culture, so much of our law, human rights and social structures have their origin in the Judeo-Christian tradition,” Father Middleton says. “Similarly, our music, literature, art, drama, education and science were in many ways shaped by Christianity … religion remains a powerful force in our world, and to understand our world you need to understand the role and teachings of religions. “For example, an understanding of Islam is fundamental to understanding the Middle East, Christianity is important in understanding American politics or African societies, Hinduism is important in understanding modern India, and so on.” While nearly a quarter of Australian students are educated in Catholic schools, there are still those who are taught in private, secular schools where religious studies are not part of the day to day. Ruyton Girls’ School is a nondenominational school, not too far from Xavier College. While religion is not part of the curriculum, the school has a strong set of values that it promotes through each year level. Principal Linda Douglas says the school encourages students to give back and raise their voices where they are needed. “Our Community Service and Sustainability Programs encourage our girls to take on new challenges, collaborate, take action, consider ethical implications, develop new skills and engage with issues of local and global importance,” Douglas says. “Through volunteer work, awareness raising and their own initiatives, they experience the value of raising their voices and taking action to ensure equity and justice for self and others.” ●

Values and ethics are an important part of learning for parents

GOTTA HAVE FAITH?

59.4% of Australians claimed some religious affiliation in the 2016 Census.

MELISSA HEAGNEY

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A CATHOLIC SCHOOL FOR YOUNG WOMEN IN THE DOMINICAN TRADITION, YEARS 7 TO 12


THE BA SICS

Siena College

YEARS 815 Riversdale Road, Camberwell, Vic, 3124

7 – 12

ENQUIRIES

DENOMINATION

+61 3 9835 0200, www.siena.vic.edu.au

Catholic

office@siena.vic.edu.au GENDER

S

PRIN CIPA L \ G AY N O R RO B S O N - G A R T H

iena College is a Catholic school in the Dominican tradition, offering young women an education, which will inspire and challenge them to make intelligent and responsible use of their personal gifts and develop a lifelong love of learning. Our students have a daily, lived experience of women as leaders at all levels, from a broad-based Student Representative Council, to the women from past decades on whose shoulders we stand. Our patron, St Catherine of Siena, broke the bonds of what was expected of a woman in the 14th century by speaking the truth. She challenged those in power and committed herself to a life of prayer and service of others. Our Dominican tradition places emphasis on diversity and the unique gifts of every person. We are inspired by each other and find joy in our work, our learning and our community. Our motto, Veritas, challenges us to search for truth through prayer and contemplation, a commitment to study and a strong sense of justice and outreach to others. Siena College offers a richly stimulating and contemporary education that makes student learning exciting for young women. We encourage our students to engage in critical reflection on the world, we nurture their individual gifts and talents and build their self-esteem and sense of connectedness.

Girls only FEES $11,365 – $12,695 plus Capital Levy $2,110 per family BOARDING \ No SCHOLARSHIPS \ No ABOUT THE PRINCIPAL

2018 is Gaynor’s 12th year as Siena College Principal. She continues to be inspired by the college’s Dominican values to educate young women “towards intelligent use of liberty” and to empower them to go out and make a difference.

MATHEMATICS

COMMUNITY SERVICE

VISUAL ARTS

MUSIC

Year 7-10 classes are ability

Siena College’s Community

Siena College has a long

Siena College is known for

grouped to better support

Service Program seeks to

history of excellence in

an extensive and highly

student learning. There is

assist students to develop

visual arts and technology,

successful co-curricular

an extension group at each

empathy and

with students’ work

music program. Specialist

year level. Technology is

understanding of the lives

consistently selected for

instrumental tuition is

integral to learning in

of others, and foster a

VCE Season of Excellence.

offered across 19

mathematics, and students

willingness to help make a

Student work is showcased

instruments with

use graphics calculators

difference in our world.

in the college’s purpose-

performance opportunities

and dynamic geometry

Students volunteer service

built Visual Arts and

in an array of ensembles,

software.

out of college hours.

Technology Gallery.

bands or choirs. I N DEPE N DE N T SCHOOL S GU IDE 2018

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COURAGE, OPTIMISM & AN ETHICAL MIND T

skills to grapple challenges, the self-belief and resilience

Book a School Tour

to embrace new opportunities, and the confidence to pursue

ELC (co-ed) & Prep - Year 12 (girls)

their passions so they can make their way bravely, faithfully

P +61 3 8779 7500 W strathcona.vic.edu.au

ogether at Strathcona, we instil in our young people the

and happily in a world full of possibilities.


Strathcona Baptist Girls Grammar

THE BASICS

ELC, MIDDLE SCHOOL AND SENIOR SCHOOL CAMPUS

registrar@strathcona.vic.

34 Scott Street, Canterbury, Vic, 3126

edu.au

ENQUIRIES + 61 3 8779 7500, www.strathcona.vic.edu.au

JUNIOR SCHOOL CAMPUS 173 Prospect Hill Road, Canterbury, Vic, 3126

YEARS

YEAR 9 CAMPUS – TAY CREGGAN

ELC – year 12

30 Yarra Street, Hawthorn, Vic, 3122 DENOMINAT INA ION INAT

L

PRIN CIPA L \ M RS M A RIS E M c C O NAG H Y

ocated across three separate campuses, Strathcona is a nurturing learning community that develops intellectually curious, optimistic, life-ready young women who are empowered to shape their future in a rapidly changing world. Our school is a warm, vibrant and happy community that facilitates the pursuit of academic excellence, co-curricular involvement, leadership development, and community and social engagements for each girl. We believe in girls and we know how to challenge them in a carefully curated and appropriately supported way. Because we are dedicated to the education of girls, we can focus on what works best for them. This allows the development of confidence, so that they are able to explore and experiment across a range of curricular and cocurricular learning opportunities. Belonging matters at Strathcona, and because we are a mid-sized school, we know our students well. We are able to be genuinely student-centred in our approach to the design of a holistic education appropriate for girls at each stage of their development. Above all, our girls love to learn. They embrace their education wholeheartedly and are ready to take on a world full of possibilities.

Baptist GENDER ELC: coeducational; Prep – year 12: girls only FEES $8,440 (ELC) – $27,716 (year 12) BOARDING \ No SCHOLARSHIPS \ Yes ABOUT THE PRINCIPAL

(BA, Dip Ed, ASDA, MACE, FAIM) Mrs McConaghy is committed to the provision of exceptional educational experiences for girls and young women, in a place where learning as a lifelong experience is embedded in a culture of care and community.

TAILORED LEARNING

GREAT TEACHERS

FACILITIES

TAY CREGGAN

Our committed teachers

Our teachers have a high

Students benefit from state-

By year 9, girls are

and education specialists

regard for their students

of-the-art resources across

maturing intellectually,

provide and support

and their working

all three campuses,

socially and emotionally.

personalised learning for

relationships are warm and

including access to

Our dedicated year 9

all our students. All are

authentic. They are devoted

exemplary learning,

campus is guided by

encouraged to be active

to nurturing the potential

sporting, arts and

specialist teaching staff

learners, empowered by

of every girl in their care.

multimedia facilities.

who provide girls with the

knowing and

This is a particularly

At each stage of their

expertise to help them

understanding their unique

strong aspect of school life.

education, girls are offered

thrive during this unique

every opportunity to excel.

time of their education.

learning profiles.

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Life at St Catherine’s www.stcatherines.net.au


THE BA SICS

St Catherine’s School

YEARS 3yo ELC – year 12

17 Heyington Place, Toorak, Vic 3142 DENOMINATION Non-denominational ENQUIRIES +61 3 9822 1285, www.stcatherines.net.au

GENDER

admissions@stcatherines.net.au

Coeducational ELC; Girls only: prep – year 12

A

PRIN CIPA L \ M I C H E LLE CAR RO LL

t St Catherine’s School, our core philosophy is to empower and nurture independent and thoughtful young women with the confidence to maintain strong values and aspire to their personal best. With our four core values of integrity, curiosity, perseverance and empathy underpinning our educational framework, St Catherine’s School creates an enriching environment focusing strongly on the development of the whole person. We encourage our students to believe in their potential, achieve their aspirations and become confident, resilient women of the future. Offering a personalised level of academic care and exceptional educational opportunities, St Catherine’s is a place for your daughter to excel. Our school culture integrates a critical awareness, a social conscience and quality relationships, which form an essential basis for our students to have a lasting sense of purpose in the world. We are proud of our reputation for excellent academic results and the quality and character of our students. To find out more or to book a school tour, please contact our registrar, Ms Amanda Bennett, on (03) 9828 3071, email admissions@stcatherines.net.au or book online at www.stcatherines.net.au/visit-our-school/

FEES $14,600 – $34,060 BOARDING \ Yes SCHOLARSHIPS \ Yes

ABOUT THE PRINCIPAL

Michelle is passionate about providing a comprehensive, innovative and engaging educational environment, where students’ individual strengths flourish and girls are empowered to grow into confident, capable and healthy young women.

GRADUATES

AUGMENTED REALITY

CO-CURRICULAR

KEY FACTS

Strong educational

The School’s STEM

Our breadth of co-

foundations empower our

programs are at the

curricular opportunities

ANZAC Day Secondary

graduates to study at top

forefront of innovative

enable students to take the

Schools Award

institutions throughout the

educational practice and

stage in musicals, compete

world, such as Imperial

take students beyond the

at elite levels of sport,

College London, Princeton

textbook. Leading the way,

participate in Public

University, Boston

augmented & virtual

Speaking & Debating and

University, University of

reality technology is now

travel abroad to our

St Andrews, ANU and The

offered as an elective

Exchange Schools and on a

• Prominent alumni

University of Melbourne.

subject.

range of study tours.

• A vibrant community.

• State Winner of the 2017

• A progressive and innovative approach to education • National Snowsports champions

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DISCOVER A TRUE EDUCATION At Wesley we believe a True Education realises the full potential of every girl and boy. Our rich and comprehensive coeducational program promotes excellent academic results and values equally the importance of sport, music, visual and performing arts, outdoor education and community service.

Scholarships for 2019 are now open We have a range of scholarships available, from Academic to General Excellence and Boarding Scholarships. To find out more, visit www.wesleycollege.net/scholarships

Register for a Campus Tour Discover more about the unique learning opportunities at Wesley’s three metropolitan campuses. Elsternwick

Glen Waverley

Book online: www.wesleycollege.net/tours Email: admissions@wesleycollege.net Call: 03 8102 6508

St Kilda Road


THE BA SICS

Wesley College

ENQUIRIES +61 3 8102 6508 www.wesleycollege.net

WESLEY COLLEGE ST KILDA ROAD CAMPUS

admissions@wesleycollege.

577 St Kilda Road, Melbourne, Vic, 3004

net

WESLEY COLLEGE GLEN WAVERLEY CAMPUS 620 High Street Road, Glen Waverley, Vic, 3150

YEARS

WESLEY COLLEGE ELSTERNWICK CAMPUS

3yo – year 12

5 Gladstone Parade, Elsternwick, Vic, 3185 DENOMINATION Uniting Church

W

PRIN CIPA L \ D R H E LE N DRENNEN AM

esley College is a leading coeducational, open-entry school. Established more than 150 years ago, the college has enriched the lives of thousands of students through its outstanding liberal, broad-based curriculum. Students from a range of cultures choose Wesley because of our strong tradition of academic excellence, outstanding curricular and co-curricular programs and state-of-the-art facilities. Wesley has three metropolitan campuses in Melbourne: • Elsternwick, 3-year-olds to year 9 • Glen Waverley, 3-year-olds to year 12 • St Kilda Road, 3-year-olds to year 12 Wesley is one of the top Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) and International Baccalaureate (IB) schools in Australia, and one of the only schools in Victoria to offer the IB continuum from primary through to middle and senior schools. We provide a diverse breadth of subjects for students to choose from, with 42 VCE and 26 IB Diploma Programme subjects, including six languages. Wesley places the highest value on academic excellence, and encourages each student to aspire to achieve excellence in all areas of learning.

GENDER Coeducational FEES $19,130 – $32,390 BOARDING \ Yes SCHOLARSHIPS \ Yes

ABOUT THE PRINCIPAL

Dr Helen Drennen AM was appointed Principal of Wesley College Melbourne in 2003, and brings to the role extensive national and international experience in education, at both primary and secondary levels.

CO-CURRICULAR

BOARDING AT WESLEY

RESIDENTIAL

SPECIAL PROGRAMS

Our rich variety of

Wesley’s dynamic new

Wesley offers a unique

Wesley offers specialised

activities include visual

boarding facility, Learning

residential program in

programs, including 24

and performing arts, sport,

in Residence, is purpose-

Clunes, the Yiramalay/

organised college tours.

music, outdoor education

built for senior school

Wesley Studio School in the

These include a US space-

and community service,

students (years 10–12),

Kimberley, Western

school program,

with 19 sports, 23 bands, 21

from metropolitan

Australia, and three

international exchange

chamber ensembles, 16

Melbourne, rural Australia

outdoor education camps in

programs in Europe and

choirs, 10 orchestras and

and various international

Victoria, near Healesville,

Japan, a US basketball tour,

seven musicals.

locations.

Paynesville and Portland.

European music tour, and Hong Kong drama tour.

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“The Whitefriars College community provided me with an atmosphere of belonging and trust between student and teacher. I learnt the value of knowledge and was nurtured and supported to believe I could become the person I wanted to be.� Dr Leon Malzinskas Class of 1974 Medical Officer Royal Flying Doctor Service

Be l on g. Be li eve. Bec ome. Whitefriars College Inc 156 Park Road Donvale Victoria 3111 Australia T +61 3 9872 8200 E enrolments@whitefriars.vic.edu.au www.whitefriars.vic.edu.au ABN 35 808 045 134 | REG A0029974Y | CRICOS 01680G


THE BA SICS

Whitefriars College

YEARS 7 – 12

156 Park Road, Donvale, Vic, 3111 ENQUIRIES

DENOMINATION

+61 3 9872 8200, www.whitefriars.vic.edu.au

Catholic

enrolments@whitefriars.vic.edu.au GENDER

L

PRIN CIPA L \ MR ANTHONY KIR LE Y

ocated in a unique bushland setting, Whitefriars is a Catholic college in the Carmelite tradition adopting a holistic approach to boys’ education and to producing responsible, confident and Christian gentlemen. Our teachers specialise in teaching boys. Our curriculum features exciting and challenging programs, making learning fun and engaging. Our staff encourage students to strive for high personal achievement, to be their best and have a strong sense of direction. We are committed to continuous improvement in learning, personal development, resources and facilities. Our Vertical Pastoral Care system connects students across all year levels, providing mentoring and leadership opportunities and emotional and spiritual support from peers and dedicated staff who have a special interest in their development. Beyond academic and sporting opportunities, there are many co-curricular activities, including an extensive outdoor education program, overseas travel in language subjects and social awareness programs, instrumental music, drama and musical productions, debating, chess and environmental programs. When you choose Whitefriars, you join a community committed to caring for one another, which recognises that all boys are individuals. The journey shared by the students, teachers and families is one that is never forgotten.

Boys only FEES From $10,320 BOARDING \ No SCHOLARSHIPS \ No

ABOUT THE PRINCIPAL

Anthony Kirley embraces the educational, pastoral and spiritual development of youth and approaches diversity and challenge with courage and optimism. He is passionate about fostering and nurturing best practice and innovative cultures.

SPORT

EXCHANGE PROGRAMS

CO-CURRICULAR

CAMPS

The college competes in the

Overseas study tours

We offer innovative and

Our Outdoor Learning

Associated Catholic Colleges

undertaken by language

engaging activities that

program provides an

sporting competition. Boys

students allow boys to

challenge students and

enjoyable and challenging

have the opportunity to

experience language

maximise learning,

range of experiences, which

develop physical,

beyond the classroom, to

including: debating, chess,

will assist boys in their

recreational, teamwork

immerse themselves in

book clubs, maths, science

personal, social and

and leadership skills in

other lands and languages.

and environment clubs,

spiritual development. The

many sports, at all levels,

Other educational tours to

choir, music and band

ultimate aim is the overall

in a fixture within the

Europe and the US are also

ensembles, coding club and

development of each boy.

college day.

offered.

peer support. I N DEPE N DE N T SCHOOL S GU IDE 2018

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Discover Xavier College Xavier is a Catholic College in the Jesuit tradition, offering an inspiring education which seeks to engage the hearts, minds, bodies and spirits of our students, enabling them to serve in the wider world. Xavier is one of the few Colleges to offer a genuine three-tiered education that emphasises high-performance in every field, across three distinct campuses, in both co-educational and boys-only environments. The Xavier model of a Catholic Jesuit education EARLY YEARS

MIDDLE YEARS

SENIOR YEARS

Co-educational 3-year-olds to Year 4

Boys Years 5 to 8

Boys Years 9 to 12

(Including Boarding)

2018 DISCOVERY TOURS Saturday 17 February Combined tours at Saturday 18 August Senior Campus and Burke Hall Campus Friday 23 March

Burke Hall Campus

Friday 18 May Friday 14 September Friday 26 October Tuesday 13 February

Senior Campus 135 Barkers Road Kew Kostka Hall Campus 47 South Road Brighton Burke Hall Campus Studley Park Road Kew

Kostka Hall Campus

Tuesday 22 May Tuesday 14 August Tuesday 30 October @XAVIERCOLLEGE

For bookings please visit xavier.vic.edu.au/tours or contact Di Odgers, Head of Admissions on (03) 9854 5307


Xavier College

the basics

Senior Campus

+61 3 9854 5307

135 Barkers Road, Kew, Vic, 3101

xavier.vic.edu.au

Burke Hall Campus

admissions@xavier.vic.

Studley Park Road, Kew, Vic, 3101

edu.au

enquiries

Kostka Hall Campus Years

47 South Road, Brighton, Vic, 3186

3yo kindergarten – year 12

F

prin cipal \ m r willia m dohe r ty

ounded in 1878, Xavier College is a Catholic school within the Jesuit tradition. A Jesuit education seeks to encourage self-reflection so that the heart, mind, body and spirit may become fully engaged to serve the wider world. Xavier College aspires to “set hearts on fire” by an educational commitment to a faith that does it justice. At Xavier, we challenge our students to pursue excellence in all things, both within and beyond the classroom. Education for life in the true sense embraces the intellectual, spiritual, moral and social aspects of life. This ensures that each individual achieves their full potential. In addition to its strong academic initiatives, including university extension programs, Learning Enhancement Centres and IB (Primary Years Programme), Xavier College offers an extensive range of music, sports, and co-curricular activities, including community service and overseas exchange programs. Xavier regularly features in the annual list of highestperforming schools in the Victorian Certificate of Education. It is fundamentally committed to scholarship and to the intellectual development of the students entrusted to the college. While Xavier College is an historic school, it also works to embrace the many opportunities presented by the 21st century.

Denomination Catholic Gender Coeducational 3-year-old Kindergarten – year 4; boys only from year 5 – year 12 Fees Year 12 – $28,450 Boarding \ Yes Scholarships \ Yes

About the principal

Mr Doherty believes that strong education must challenge as much as it supports and exalts. Notions of excellence are a great testament to one’s sense of self-worth and of both personal and collective standard and aspiration.

SOCIAL JUSTICE

Curriculum

Arts Program

Sport Program

By the time our students

Xavier College has always

The college offers

Education through sport

graduate from Xavier in

provided a first-class

opportunities for students

furthers the Ignatian

year 12, they have

grounding in all the

to exhibit their art, both on

philosophy of developing

completed a total of 26,000

traditional core subjects

campus and at three yearly

the whole individual.

hours of service for others

and a breadth of learning

art shows. Xavier also has

Xavier offers a huge variety

under the Ignatian Service

experience. The curriculum

an extensive performing

of sports catering for

Program. It is all about

caters towards the

arts program in co-

students’ different talents,

being men for others.

intellectual, social, physical

operation with girls’ schools

as well as opportunities for

and emotional growth of

in the area.

overseas sporting tours.

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Great teachers. Great education. Great opportunities.

Yarra Valley Grammar a great place to excel.

“T

HE GREATEST STRENGTH OF THE SCHOOL IS ITS PEOPLE WITH A DEDICATED STAFF, SUPPORTIVE PARENTS AND STUDENTS WHO READILY ACCEPT THE MANY OPPORTUNITIES THEY ARE GIVEN. THIS IS A POWERFUL COMBINATION WHICH CREATES A VIBRANT SCHOOL EXPERIENCE.”

Ringwood, Victoria

Dr Mark Merry, Principal

A CO-EDUCATIONAL SCHOOL IN THE ANGLICAN TRADITION – EARLY LEARNING TO YEAR 12 Yarra Valley Grammar Kalinda Road Ringwood Victoria 3134 T 03 9262 7700 E admissions@yvg.vic.edu.au www.yvg.vic.edu.au CRICOS NO. 00356E


THE BA SICS

Yarra Valley Grammar

YEARS Early Learning – year 12

Kalinda Road, Ringwood, Vic, 3134 ENQUIRIES

DENOMINATION

+61 3 9262 7700, www.yvg.vic.edu.au

Anglican

admissions@yvg.vic.edu.au GENDER Coeducational

E

PRIN CIPA L \ D R MAR K M E R RY

stablished in the heart of Melbourne’s east in 1966 and set on a spacious 29-hectare campus, Yarra Valley Grammar overlooks the Yarra Valley and picturesque Dandenong Ranges. Our students excel under the guidance of great teachers, who love what they do and seek to inspire them to strive for excellence. The school offers an extensive range of contemporary opportunities and sets high standards of performance, encouraging all students to achieve their personal best. Great teachers are able to vary the way they teach to suit the way each student learns. This takes patience, flexibility and the ability to see things from the students’ perspective. Yarra Valley Grammar’s team of teachers have a genuine interest in getting to know their students, so they can teach them effectively, encourage them to achieve their best, identify issues or problems, and care for their welfare. Yarra Valley Grammar’s broad curriculum is responsive to individual student needs, with extra opportunities for enrichment and support. Key learning areas include art, design and technology, business studies, English, health and physical education, humanities, ICT, languages, mathematics, music and science. Students study a common curriculum until the mid-secondary years and then a range of diverse electives for senior years is offered.

FEES $9,300 - $27,000 (approx) BOARDING \ No SCHOLARSHIPS \ Yes

ABOUT THE PRINCIPAL

Dr Mark Merry was appointed principal of Yarra Valley Grammar in 2009. Prior to that he was principal of Marcellin College and deputy principal at St Patrick’s College, Launceston. He has a doctorate in educational psychology.

SOCIAL

MEDIA

LANGUAGES

MUSIC

Social responsibility is

Yarra Valley Grammar

Yarra Valley Grammar

Students are introduced to

integral to a Yarra Valley

offers a range of subjects in

introduces languages in

practical music through the

Grammar education. All

media that explore the

junior school with French

year 2 strings and year 7

students are encouraged to

different types of media,

and students are then given

music programs. These

participate in fund-raising

including television, film,

the choice of Indonesian,

programs challenge and

and giving back to the

sound, photography, games,

French or Chinese in

build students’ confidence

community. There are

and digital technologies.

secondary school. Chinese

by involving them in vocal

activities for local charities

We also offer a Certificate

as a first language is also

and instrumental

and communities.

III in Screen and Media.

offered at VCE level.

performances.

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Only About Children THE BA SICS LOCATION A ATION 12 campuses across Melbourne AGE RANGE Six weeks to six years EDUCATION A ATION AL PHILOSOPHY Play-based, intentional teaching in small groups GENDER Coeducational FEES POA

ABOUT US

ENROLMENT

We give children more than an education – our holistic care encompasses everything from health

Contact +61 3 8529 5000 or

and wellbeing, to creative expression. Oac has created innovative environments for children to safely play and learn; guided by our passionate and highly qualified Educators. Together with our OacGrow curriculum (an educational framework led by the interests of the child and includes literacy, numeracy, music, Spanish, active and sustainability programs), Oac Health and Wellbeing services, we’ve created a world-leading offering designed to give children the best possible preparation for life. At Oac, we encourage every child to reach their full potential. ●

visit oac.edu.au ●

Malin Friends Kindergarten THE BA SICS LOCATION A ATION 305 Barkers Road, Kew, 3101 AGE RANGE Nursery to school aged, 3- and 4-year-old kindergarten EDUCATION A ATION AL PHILOSOPHY Play-based, structured play programs GENDER Coeducational FEES POA

ABOUT US

ENROLMENT

Malin Friends provides a beautiful, fascinating early learning environment for children, offering Nursery, 3- and

Contact +61 3 9817 7788

4-year-old Kindergarten programs. Our classes have access to outdoor gardens rich in exploring, creativity, sensory and motor opportunities. We provide structured, play-based programs supporting a range of learning styles, interests and development, which instill feelings of achievement and wellbeing. Our Kindergarten programs are designed and implemented by expert Early Childhood Teachers during term. Specialist programs include yoga, language, PE, music and movement. Our facilities include: a Studio for movement, dance and art; nutritional meals; and parking with lift access. ●

www.malinfriends.com.au ● I N DEPE N DE N T SCHOOL S GU IDE 2018

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INDEPENDENT SCHOOL S GUIDE \ dire c tor y 2018

Alia College

Camberwell Girls Grammar School

405 Tooronga Road, Hawthorn East, 3123 +61 3 9822 9622 info@alia.vic.edu.au www.alia.vic.edu.au

SENIOR SCHOOL \ 2 Torrington Street, Canterbury, 3126 +61 3 9813 1166 JUNIOR SCHOOL \ 4 Mont Albert Road, Canterbury, 3126 +61 3 9813 1965 admissions@cggs.vic.edu.au www.cggs.vic.edu.au

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● 82 students ● Years 7 – 12 ● Independent, Non-religious ● Coeducational

● 750 students ● ELC – Year 12 ● Anglican ● Girls only ● (ELC: coeducational)

Camberwell Grammar School

Carey Baptist Grammar School

55 Mont Albert Road, Canterbury, 3126 +61 3 9835 1777 registrar@cgs.vic.edu.au www.cgs.vic.edu.au

KEW CAMPUS \ 349 Barkers Road, Kew, Victoria, 3101 DONVALE CAMPUS \ 9 Era Court, Donvale, Victoria, 3111 +61 3 9816 1222 admissions@carey.com.au www.carey.com.au

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● 1300 students ● 4yo Pre-prep – Year 12 ● Anglican ● Boys only

● 2380 Students ● ELC – Year 12 ● Baptist ● Coeducational

Caulfield Grammar School WHEELERS HILL CAMPUS \ 74-82 Jells Road, Wheelers Hill, 3150 MALVERN CAMPUS \ 5 Willoby Avenue, Glen Iris, 3146 PROFILE PAGE

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CAULFIELD CAMPUS \ 217 Glen Eira Rd, East St Kilda, 3183 +61 3 9524 6300 cgs@caulfieldgs.vic.edu.au www.caulfieldgs.vic.edu.au

● Wheelers Hill: Pre-Prep – Year 12 ● Malvern: Kinder – Year 12 ● Caulfield: Years 7–12 ● Associated with Anglican Church ● Coeducational

Christ Church Grammar School

De La Salle College

677 Punt Road, South Yarra, 3141 +61 3 9866 3540 registrar@ccgs.vic.edu.au www.ccgs.vic.edu.au

TIVERTON CAMPUS \ 1318 High Street, Malvern, Vic, 3144 KINNOULL CAMPUS \ Northbrook Avenue, Malvern, Vic, 3144 +61 3 9508 2100 enrolment@delasalle.vic.edu.au www.delasalle.vic.edu.au

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● 400 Students ● 3yo – Year 6 ● Anglican ● Coeducational

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● Wheelers Hill Campus: 1400 students ● Malvern Campus: 430 ● Caulfield Campus: 1375

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● 1140 student ● Years 4–12 ● Catholic ● Boys only


Fintona Girls’ School

Geelong Grammar School

79 Balwyn Road, Balwyn, 3103 +61 3 9830 1388 registrar@fintona.vic.edu.au www.fintona.vic.edu.au

14 Douglas Street, Toorak, 3142 Private Mail Bag, Mansfield, 3722 50 Biddlecombe Avenue, Corio, 3214 +61 3 5273 9200 admissions@ggs.vic.edu.au www.ggs.vic.edu.au

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● 600 students ● ELC – Year 12 ● Non-denominational ● Girls only ● ELC: coeducational

● 1579 students ● ELC – Year 12 ● Anglican ● Coeducational

Haileybury KEYSBOROUGH CAMPUS \ 855 Springvale Road, Keysborough, 3173 BRIGHTON CAMPUS \ 120 South Road, Brighton East, 3187 PROFILE PAGE

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BERWICK CAMPUS \ 138 High Street, Berwick, 3806 CITY CAMPUS \ 383 King Street, West Melbourne, 3003

TIANJIN CAMPUS \ 6 Gongxue Road, Gaocun County, Wuqing District, Tianjin, China +61 3 9904 6000 NORTHERN TERRITORY CAMPUS \ Lot 6057 Berrimah Road, Berrimah, Northern Territory, 0828 admissions@haileybury.vic.edu.au www.haileybury.vic.edu.au ● 4700 students ● ELC – Year 12 ● Non-denominational ● Parallel education

Ivanhoe Grammar School IVANHOE VANHOE CAMPUS \ The Ridgeway, Ivanhoe, 3079

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+61 3 9490 1877 enrol@ivanhoe.com.au www.ivanhoe.com.au

PLENTY CAMPUS \ 730 Bridge Inn Road, Mernda, 3754 UNIVERSITY CAMPUS – OPENING 2019 \ Terrace Way, Macleod, 3085

● 1180 students including ● ELC – Year 12 ● Coeducational ● Angilcan

Kingswood College

Korowa Anglican Girls’ School

355 Station Street, Box Hill, 3128 +61 3 9896 1700 kwc@kingswoodcollege.vic.edu.au www.kingswoodcollege.vic.edu.au

10-16 Ranfurlie Crescent, Glen Iris, 3146 +61 3 9811 0200 admissions@korowa.vic.edu.au www.korowa.vic.edu.au

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● 620 students ● Year 7 – Year 12 ● Coeducational ● Uniting Church

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● 700 students ● ELC – Year 12 ● Anglican ● ELC: Coeducational; Prep – Year 12: Girls only I N DEPE N DE N T SCHOOL S GU IDE 2018

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Lauriston Girls’ School

Loreto Mandeville Hall Toorak

38 Huntingtower Road, Armadale, 3143 +61 3 9864 7555 admissions@lauriston.vic.edu.au www.lauriston.vic.edu.au

10 Mandeville Crescent, Toorak, 3142 +61 3 9823 8100 admissions@loretotoorak.vic.edu.au www.loretotoorak.vic.edu.au

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● 1044 students ● Kindergarten – Year 12 ● Secular ● Co-ed to Kindergarten ● Girls only: Prep – Year 12

Marcellin College

Melbourne Girls Grammar

160 Bulleen Road, Bulleen, 3105 +61 3 9851 1589 info@marcellin.vic.edu.au www.marcellin.vic.edu.au

86 Anderson Street, South Yarra, 3141 +61 3 9862 9200 enrolments@mggs.vic.edu.au www.mggs.vic.edu.au

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● 1410 students ● Years 7 – 12 ● Catholic ● Boys only

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Methodist Ladies’ College (MLC)

GRIMWADE HOUSE \ 67 Balaclava Road, Caulfield, 3161

207 Barkers Road, Kew, 3101 +61 3 9274 6316 (admissions) admissions@mlc.vic.edu.au www.mlc.vic.edu.au

W WADHURST AND SENIOR SCHOOL \ 355 St Kilda Road, Melbourne, 3004 +61 3 9865 7555 mgs@mgs.vic.edu.au www.mgs.vic.edu.au

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● 2000 students ● MLC Kindle (6 weeks – 5 years) and Prep – Year 12 ● Girls only ● Kindle: coeducational

Preshil

Ruyton Girls’ School

ARLINGTON (PRIMARY AND KINDERGARTEN) \ 395 Barkers Road, Kew, VIC, 3101 BLACKHALL KALIMNA (SECONDARY) \ 12-26 Sackville Street, Kew, VIC, 3101 +61 3 9817 6135 preshil@preshil.vic.edu.au www.preshil.vic.edu.au

12 Selbourne Road, Kew, 3101 +61 3 9819 2422 hibbertn@ruyton.vic.edu.au www.ruyton.vic.edu.au

● 277 students ● Kindergarten – Year 12 ● Secular ● Coeducational

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● 1000 students ● ELC – Year 12 ● Anglican ● Girls only

Melbourne Grammar School

● 1800 students ● Prep – Year 12 ● Anglican ● Grimwade House (Prep – Year 6): coeducational; ● Wadhurst and Senior School: Boys only

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● 1100 students ● ELC – Year 12 ● Catholic ● Girls only ● ELC: coeducational

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● 850 students ● ELC – Year 12 ● Non-denominational ● ELC: coeducational ● Prep – Year 12: Girls only


Sacré Cœur

Siena College

172 Burke Road, Glen Iris, Victoria, 3146 +613 9835 2700 admissions@sac.vic.edu.au www.sacrecoeur.vic.edu.au

815 Riversdale Road, Camberwell, 3124 +61 3 9385 0200 office@siena.vic.edu.au www.siena.vic.edu.au

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● 719 students ● Prep – Year 12 ● Catholic ● Girls only

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Strathcona Baptist Girls Grammar

St Catherine’s School

34 Scott Street, Canterbury, 3126 173 Prospect Hill Road, Canterbury, 3126 30 Yarra Street, Hawthorn, 3122

17 Heyington Place, Toorak, 3142 +61 3 9822 1285 admissions@stcatherines.net.au www.stcatherines.net.au

+ 61 3 8779 7500 registrar@strathcona.vic.edu.au www.strathcona.vic.edu.au

● 800 students ● ELC – Year 12 ● Baptist ● Prep – Year 12: Girls only ● ELC: coeducational

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● 750 students ● ELC – Year 12 ● Non-denominational ● ELC: coeducational ● Prep – Year 12: Girls only

Wesley College

Whitefriars College

ELSTERNWICK \ 5 Gladstone Parade, Elsternwick, 3185 GLEN W WAVERLEY \ 620 High Street Road, Glen Waverley, 3150 ST KILDA ROAD \ 577 St Kilda Road, Melbourne, 3004 +61 3 8102 6508 admissions@wesleycollege.net www.wesleycollege.net

156 Park Road, Donvale, 3111 +61 3 9872 8200 enrolments@whitefriars.vic.edu.au www.whitefriars.vic.edu.au

● 3182 students ● 3yo – Year 12 ● Uniting Church ● Coeducational

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● 780 students ● Years 7 – 12 ● Catholic ● Girls only

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● 1200 students ● Years 7 – 12 ● Catholic ● Boys only

Xavier College

Yarra Valley Grammar

SENIOR CAMPUS \ 135 Barkers Road, Kew, 3101 BURKE HALL CAMPUS \ Studley Park Road, Kew, 3101 KOSTKA HALL CAMPUS \ 47 South Road, Brighton, 3186 +61 3 9854 5307 admissions@xavier.vic.edu.au www.xavier.vic.edu.au

Kalinda Road, Ringwood, 3134 +61 3 9262 7700 admissions@yvg.vic.edu.au www.yvg.vic.edu.au

● 2080 students across three campuses ● Catholic ● 3yo – Year 4: coeducational ● Year 5 – 12: Boys only

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● 1300 students ● ELC – Year 12 ● Anglican ● Coeducational


Visit Whitefriars 156 Park Road Donvale Victoria 3111 www.whitefriars.vic.edu.au

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Independent Schools Guide 2018: Stonnington & Boroondara  
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