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Getting creative, discovering new technologies, learning a language and exploring the great outdoors. With so much on offer, your daughter will find her place at MLC. MLC is where your daughter will laugh, learn, make new friends and explore the world around her. In a wonderful learning environment and supported by caring, inspiring teachers, your daughter will develop skills for her learning journey and discover a range of specialist programs including art, languages, music, physical education and drama. Above all, she will have great fun learning new skills for life. From her very first day in Prep to her last day in Year 12, your daughter will find her place at MLC. Scholarships MLC is currently offering a large number of Academic, Music/ Academic, Year 9 Boarding, Indigenous and Means Tested Principal’s scholarships for students who are entering Year 7, 9, 10 and 11 in 2015. For further information and to apply visit Applications close Friday, 7 March 2014. Information Sessions Help your daughter find her place at one of the 2014 Information Sessions. Tour the College, hear from the Principal, students and speak to our Heads of School and teaching staff. Friday 21 and Saturday 22 February Friday 23 and Saturday 24 May Friday 8 August

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Book at or phone +61 3 9274 6316. Methodist Ladies’ College Limited ABN 55 006 036 979. CRICOS 00325A. A School of the Uniting Church in Australia.

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ll parents want the best education for their children. But it doesn’t come cheap and private school fees are unlikely to include uniforms, books, excursions or overseas trips. However, there is a way for families on average incomes to send their children to private schools. Most offer a range of scholarships that cover either the full cost or part of the cost of their regular fees. Some are means tested but others are based entirely on a student’s talent and potential. The key to successfully navigating the scholarship system is to conduct your research well in advance and ensure that your student is prepared for the tests and the interviews likely to be required – but not over-prepared to the point of being stressed. It can be a real balancing act. Scholarships are available at the primary, secondary and tertiary level, with individual schools and tertiary institutions deciding when and how they offer them. Some are based on general academic performance while others focus on the arts, music or social disadvantage. Organisations such as the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) and Edutest provide scholarship tests on behalf of Victorian primary and secondary schools, with testing usually taking place early in one year for the following year’s intake. Some schools conduct their own tests. Families wishing to apply must work well ahead, up to two years or more. Camberwell Grammar School headmaster Dr Paul Hicks agrees that research is important and advises parents to be realistic about their child’s chances of securing a scholarship, which involves a highly competitive process. “There’s only a small number ever handed out at any school,” he says. “Talk about it with your child and see whether they want to do it or not and don’t put too much pressure on them. You’ve got to keep their sense of self-worth strong.” Firbank Grammar School deputy principal Ian Robertson adds that scholarships offer wonderful opportunities to worthy students. Some years ago a Russian girl rode her pushbike several suburbs to see the school before applying for a scholarship. She had been in Australia for just 18 months and lived in government housing, but did extremely well on her test and won a place. “There was no way she could come to Firbank unless we offered a full scholarship,” Robertson says. “She’s now completed a medical degree.”

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Alia College 405 Tooronga Road, Hawthorn East, 3123 9822 9622,

PrinciPal: robert Morgan An educator with over 40 years’ experience, Bob founded Alia after growing increasingly frustrated with problems in traditional schools. Working with like-minded educators and students, he developed a vision of a school that gives a real voice to students in school matters that affect them.

about alia college

the basics

Some families come to look at Alia College, having accidentally discovered the Alia website. Other families visit the school because someone they know has recommended it. Sometimes the recommendation is all that they know about this unusual school. Alia, then, is not very well known; so, what kind of school is Alia? In many large schools, some individual students miss out on opportunities to develop their abilities. It is easy to be submerged and to hide within a large class and hard-working teachers can easily overlook the shy or reticent student. This doesn’t occur at Alia College because Alia is a small school and the optimal class sizes enable teachers to know all their students well, to track individual progress and to provide additional support when it is needed. No one is missed and no one misses out. In terms of the curriculum, Alia provides for all the subjects covered in mainstream schools and the timetable is organised along standard lines. The difference between Alia and a mainstream school can be seen in the social and cultural environment of the school. Whereas many schools believe that rules and regulations – enforced by punishments – will secure disciplined habits of work and high achievement, Alia believes that students develop their finest capacities through the acceptance of individual responsibility. Alia’s daily meetings provide a forum in which all students are encouraged to speak their minds on matters concerning the wellbeing of the school and the individuals within it. In this way, students learn to accept responsibility for themselves and become sensitive to the feelings and rights of their fellow students. Don’t take our word for this: visit Alia College and see for yourself.

Years 7 – 12 Denomination Non-religious Gender Co-educational Fees POA Boarding No Scholarships Scholarships and bursaries available

extra Facts Amongst other activities, Alia students participate in debating teams, school band, individual music tuition, theatre performances and musicals, work experience, lunchtime sports programs, annual ski camp, twiceannual school camps, Year 10 Country Experience, Year 9 City Experience, blood-donor program and find opportunities for students to initiate their own extracurricular programs.

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all students are loaned an iPad by the school from year 9. these are used to encourage organisation and collaboration using productivity applications and to extend students learning beyond the classroom with applications that enhance revision and encourage exploration of specific topics.

a strong emphasis on outdoor education will see students co-ordinate the development of a property in colac starting this year. students will be involved in surveying, planning, designing and constructing features with a low environmental impact to improve the property such as a composting toilet, boardwalks and a food forest.

alia has a vibrant arts program, with biannual arts nights in which students exhibit work and perform for parents and the general public. students are not only involved in the production of their own works but contribute in curating and hosting the event.

each year at alia begins and ends with a whole school camp. these provide an opportunity for students to interact with students from years 7-12, and spend time with teachers outside the classroom. there is also a yearly ski camp and adventure camp.

alia offers three languages, latin, Japanese and French, which are compulsory in years 7, 8 and 9. Many students choose to continue their studies into Vce and beyond at university.


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o you think your child has what it takes to win a scholarship. What next? Before investigating, parents must be honest about their child’s ability and potential. Do they have a genuine talent? Or would testing them lead to disappointment and dented confidence? If a child has a good chance of success, it’s time to navigate the many options. The types of scholarships and selection criteria vary depending on a child’s age and the educational institution. In most cases, students must complete an aptitude test and an interview. Some scholarships are means tested and some are not. They may involve a full scholarship or cover a percentage of costs, so families must check each school’s website. Agencies such as the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) and Edutest conduct tests for schools but do not actually offer scholarships. That is up to individual schools. ACER scholarship tests measure academic ability via written expression, comprehension/interpretation and maths. Students must demonstrate a range of skills such as the ability to interpret, infer, deduce and think critically. The tests are not curriculum-based and do not test the ability to retrieve learnt knowledge. While Edutest structures its tests differently, they are also designed so that pre-test coaching will not be an advantage. Schools conducting their own tests decide when they will hold them. Some do so on what is known as the main date, when a number of schools nationally hold ACER tests. Others choose another date. Edutest does not have a main date; its schools choose their own testing dates. If candidates apply at more than one school using the ACER test, they sit it once, usually at their first-preference school, but must pay a separate test fee for each school. ACER schools determine their own fee, which varies from about $90 to $160. Edutest schools charge about $75-120. Edutest does not have a preference system. Families apply for scholarship testing through individual school websites. Candidates sit the test once at whichever of their chosen schools has the earliest testing date. ACER offers scholarship tests for students entering year 4 to year 12. In 2013 it had 57 primary schools and 220 secondary schools use its tests nationally. Assessment services senior project director Tanya McErlain says ACER addresses students’ academic ability, but schools often require those applying for sport and music scholarships to sit them as well. “ACER’s scholarship tests … require students to use a range of skills to interpret, deduce, infer, problem solve and think critically across the broad domains of the humanities and mathematics.” McErlain does not advocate pre-test coaching. “All the information required to answer a question is contained in the question stimulus. Students then need to apply their skills to answer the questions.” Edutest provides testing for more than 130 schools nationally. Operations manager Fiona Sherry says it also tests general ability, reducing any advantage for those doing pre-test coaching. The test has five subsets covering verbal reasoning, numerical reasoning, reading comprehension, mathematics and written expression.

acer ScholarShip teSt advice • Listen carefully to the supervisor. • Read the instructions on the front cover of each test. • Read each test question carefully before you answer it. • Do not rush. But if you find one question too difficult, do not spend a long time on it. Leave it out, but mark your next answer against the right question number. • Each question is of equal value. • If you cannot decide between two answers, mark the letter you think is most likely to be correct. • No marks are deducted for incorrect answers. • You may have time to go back to questions about which you were uncertain. • Except for four of the maths questions, all are multiple choice. Each question has four small ovals labelled, A, B, C and D. • Use an HB or B pencil to clearly mark the oval of your choice. • You do not have to colour in the oval exactly, but make sure your mark is clear. • If you wish to change your answer, carefully rub out the first mark and then clearly pencil in your new choice. Source: the auStralian council for educational reSearch’S (acer) Get Ready Go brochure

All tests are constantly updated. “We’re constantly writing new papers,” Sherry says. ACER and Edutest help with the application process and the nuts and bolts of testing but parents with queries about scholarship eligibility and inclusions, test costs, registration dates and interviews must approach individual schools. Carey Baptist Grammar School, which uses Edutest, offers academic and general excellence scholarships that usually cover 50 per cent of tuition fees. They are generally offered for year 7, 10 and 11 entry. Families apply online and testing is usually held early in February, with applications closing two weeks earlier. Successful candidates attend a general interview with no preparation required. Carey also offers humanitarian scholarships at the principal’s discretion that cover all tuition and ongoing costs such as excursions, uniform, books and computers. Firbank Grammar School uses Edutest for its academic scholarships but also offers general excellence, music, performing arts, visual arts and sport scholarships based on interviews, experience and auditions where relevant. It recently added an indigenous scholarship. Deputy principal Ian Robertson says scholarships are not means tested and generally cover 50 per cent of tuition fees, but can be adjusted at the discretion of the school. He says successful candidates must have talent and show initiative in their application and interviews. They must also add another dimension to the school community. “One of our values at the school is diversity,” he says. “If you get a Firbank scholarship it means you’ve got talent.” »,,, independent schools guide 2014


 Camberwell really is such a caring and loving school and I

feel privileged to be part of this special environment. I also love all of the opportunities that Camberwell has to offer in music, sport, social justice and so much more. Camberwell is a place you can discover your true strengths.  Lauren – 2014 Vice Captain

Secure a place for your daughter! Please call our Registrar Mrs Jacqui Woodbridge on 9811 8503 to make an enrolment appointment.

Camberwell Grammar School 55 Mont Albert Road, Canterbury 3126 9835 1777,

PrinciPal: Dr Paul G Hicks 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. He has a passionate belief about the power of education to change the world and to make it a better place.

about camberwell Grammar scHool

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As a student of Camberwell Grammar School, your son will join an impressive legacy of men who have been educated at our school since 1886. We today remain one of Melbourne’s leading independent schools for boys. Located in Canterbury, 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 around 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. While our school was established in 1886, we today bring together the strength of tradition with an understanding of future demands. Our educational strategies are innovative and modern, with technology fully integrated across our curriculum for both teaching and learning. We also place great importance on helping our students to become responsible citizens. We recognise the importance you place on a quality education that goes beyond what is standard. Creating the best opportunities for your son, his development and future is what drives us too.

Years 4yo Pre-Preparatory – Year 12 Denomination Anglican Gender Boys only Fees POA Boarding No Scholarships Years 5, 7, 9,10 and 11

extra Facts Located on our campus: • Junior School Norge • William Angliss Middle School • Senior School Wheelton Centre & McDonald Building • Performing Arts Centre • The Mallinson Music School • David Dyer Physical Education Centre • Keith Anderson Oval. We are also investing in a visionary master plan that involves constructing: • A new sporting complex with pools, basketball courts, stadium seating, weights and aerobics rooms and classrooms • A function centre, chapel and underground car park.






the languages journey commences in Junior school, where students learn mandarin chinese. From Year 7 students are introduced to four languages on rotation: mandarin chinese, bahasa indonesian, French and latin, continuing with two into Year 8 and one into Year 10.

From Year 7 onwards students choose two sports that align with their interests and talents from an extensive list of over 20 options. this allows your son to find an activity that will help him form a life-long habit in enjoying exercise. sports range from basketball, kayaking, cricket, australian rules Football, to soccer, athletics, tennis and water polo.

the program is structured to benefit students of all abilities; in the secondary years classes are ‘blocked’ to cater for students who excel and those who require additional support. it’s an approach that works well given that most students go on to undertake maths in Year 12.

more than 300 students learn an instrument and demonstrate their talents through a calendar of concerts, recitals and church services. curriculum variously comprises composition, Dance and chamber music, instrumental and ensemble music, music technology, music theory and recording techniques.

our camping program is for students from Year 3 onwards. Junior School: wandin, anglesea and lancefield. Middle School: mount eliza, lord somers (Year 7 orientation) and Princeton (Year 8 into Year 9 transition). Senior School: locations around australia to hike, camp and sail for students in Year 9.

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Early Learning, Junior, Middle and Senior Schools 349 Barkers Road Kew Victoria 3101 +613 9816 1222


CAREY LEADS Carey Baptist Grammar School


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Early Learning and Junior School 9 Era Court Donvale Victoria 3111 +613 9842 2166

A Leading Christian Co-educational Independent School CELEBR ATING 50:50 GIRLS AND BOYS CO-EDUCATION CRICOS #00135G • ABN 83 051 576 062

Carey Baptist Grammar School 349 Barkers Road, Kew 3101 +61 3 9816 1222,

PrinciPal: PhiliP Grutzner Educated at Beaumaris North PS, Melbourne Grammar, and Melbourne University, and selected for a Leadership Course for Principals at Harvard, Philip Grutzner was appointed to Carey in 2010. He believes strongly in co-education as important preparation for a world outside school.

about carey baPtist Grammar school

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Carey is one of Australia’s leading co-educational schools. Our aim is to help our students become responsible citizens and leaders in an increasingly challenging society. They are encouraged to respect and appreciate the world beyond their own experiences. At Carey we celebrate a whole-school 50:50 gender balance that fosters the development of confidence, communication and self-esteem in both girls and boys. Our students respectfully and successfully work alongside each other both inside and outside the classroom, in an environment which builds healthy, well-balanced friendships. At Carey we consider the partnership between students, parents and our staff to be of the utmost importance. There are three main pillars to our education: a broad curriculum, rich in stimulating challenges and sufficiently diverse to accommodate individual interests and abilities; an extensive range of co-curricular activities that foster self-confidence and provide a healthy balance; and a Wellbeing program which follows the teachings of Positive Education, where each student receives individual attention and care. Schools are about people and about helping young people become the best they can be. We offer our girls and boys every opportunity to grow into communicative, creative, curious and community-minded individuals. We also believe that the quality of the education your children receive can never exceed the quality of our staff and the Carey staff is outstanding. They are passionate about education, highly qualified and enthusiastic individuals who have the best interests of our students at heart. Carey is independent, Christian, co-educational and exceptionally well-resourced. High academic standards achieve first-class Year 12 results in both the VCE and IB, which regularly place us among the top schools of the state and Australia. Our students achieve a significant level of tertiary placements.

Years ELC – Year 12 Denomination Baptist Gender Co-educational Fees $16,640 (ELC) – $25,759 (Yr 12) p.a. Boarding No – Homestay Scholarships Yes, Years 7, 10 & 11

extra Facts Social Justice and Community Service at Carey At Carey we seek to develop an awareness of the needs of others and a responsibility in each student to serve others, in the spirit of our namesake, William Carey, through participation in social justice projects and community service. Students, from the very youngest at ELC through to our Year 12s, are encouraged to consider how they can make a positive difference – in the school, the wider community and the world. We actively engage in social justice issues and community service at Carey.



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the curriculum at carey provides something to challenge, encourage and stimulate every student. We offer ib and Vce in senior school; academic subjects and electives in middle school; and an enriching collaborative, inquiry-based approach at Junior school.

We maintain a balance with study, offering aPs and aGs sports, yoga, dance, media, bikes, chess, or st. John ambulance – there is something for each individual to choose; together with an extensive music and drama program fostering creative expression.

beautiful camp toonallook on the Gippsland lakes is a wonderful setting, providing water-based activities and bushcraft education experiences for our students and a venue for leadership camps and retreats.

a new Performing arts centre provides an exciting backdrop to our purpose-built spaces for study and recreation. at bulleen we offer several ovals, swimming and diving pools, a gymnasium, courts and training facilities, used extensively year-round by the community.

advanced technology is used throughout the school, with digital whiteboards, laptops and iPads in use at different levels. our online learning management system provides easy access to class notes, references, texts and administrative information for students and parents.

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Girls and boys become immersed in Caulfield Grammar School. From Kindergarten to University level, students experience more. From China to the arts, from earth studies to leadership, with the support of specialist teachers they enjoy learning and grow more. Our students’ achievements speak for themselves. 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 or call 8562 5300 Wheelers Hill | Malvern | Caulfield | Yarra Junc�on | Nanjing China

Caulfield Grammar School Wheelers Hill Campus: 74-82 Jells Road, Wheelers Hill Malvern Campus: 5 Willoby Avenue, Glen Iris Caulfield Campus: 217 Glen Eira Road, East St. Kilda 03 9524 6300,,

PrinciPal: rev. andrew Syme Mr 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, the highest accolade for any Principal in Australia. Mechanisms for improving learning outcomes and teaching are his focus.

about caulfield Grammar School

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From early learning to university level, Caulfield Grammar offers a broader range of learning experiences and resources than is available at 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, theatre, music, art, sports with specialist coaches to hands-on education outdoors at Yarra Junction Campus, which combines sustainable living with earth studies and dairy farming. Students in Year 7 and 8 have the benefit of two teachers in their classroom – a subject specialist and a Learning Mentor, who gets to know the learning needs of their class of students really well. There is an amazing Internationalism Program for Year 9 students at the school’s Nanjing Campus in China that engages and excites young minds through experiential learning. Caulfield Grammar’s unique learning programs not only provide a solid foundation for the academic rigours of the senior years but a strong foundation for life. Caulfield Grammar’s results speak for themselves. The youngest members of the school community (from 3yo kindergarten at Malvern Campus and 4yo pre-preparatory at Wheelers Hill Campus) are supported by specialist teachers in a safe and beautiful learning environment that demonstrates the value placed on early learning. Early learning programs are designed to stimulate children’s imagination and develop the necessary literacy, numeracy and social skills for success at school.

Years 3yo kindergarten – 12 Denomination Anglican Gender Co-educational Fees $14,232 – $25,323 Boarding Yes Scholarships Academic, General Excellence, Music (both Instrumental and Choral), Visual Arts, Dance, Theatre, Boarding. Application forms and details online at

extra factS Caulfield Grammar’s graduates have performed exceptionally well in the Victorian Certificate of Education in recent years. In 2012, 38 per cent of graduates were in the top 10 per cent of the state, with Caulfield Grammar recognised as one of the state’s top-performing schools on the measure of perfect study scores. Caulfield Grammar is a non-selective, open-entry school.


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year 9 students from the melbourne campuses are immersed in the language and culture of china for five weeks, based at the school’s nanjing campus. fostering responsible global citizenship, the internationalism Program is a unique experiential learning program.

more than ever, today’s students require an understanding of their environment and their impact on it. the school’s yarra Junction campus, with eco-cabins, dairy farm and education outdoors activities allows students to appreciate their environment and consider their impact on it.

music, dance, theatre and visual arts are all supported by specialist teachers and outstanding resources to challenge students and bring out their best. with more than 100 scheduled concerts, performances, productions and exhibitions each year, there is something for all.

developing learning appropriate to students’ stages of development ensures year 9 students have an experiential approach to learning. the school’s café Program is a great example and provides students with business, marketing, and food-handling skills.

Specialist coaches, trained in delivering age-appropriate sports programs for beginners to elite level, deliver the Sports program at caulfield Grammar in a unique approach designed to maximise engagement and enjoyment.

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ELTHAM College 1660 Main Road, Research +61 3 9437 1421,

PrinciPal: Simon le PlaStrier Simon Le Plastrier is a highly experienced and enthusiastic educator who has worked in coeducational and single-sex independent education for more than 30 years. He has taught history, politics and drama and is committed to educational innovation and individual growth.

about eltham college

the baSicS

ELTHAM College is a non-selective, coeducational, Early Learning to Year 12 School that celebrates individuality and welcomes students of all backgrounds, talents and abilities. We’re constantly adapting to the changing needs of young people and their world. We support them on their learning journey to unlock their talents through one of Victoria’s broadest curriculums. Most importantly, our teachers guide each young person to become empowered with the self-confidence and independence to manage all aspects of their future lives. We aim for our graduates to step into life after school as proactive young people, equipped with the skills and desire to continue successful learning. Not only do we make learning exciting and relevant to life, we also create a liberating environment where teachers and students share trust and friendship and work together in mutual respect. Our culture is also about teaching self-discipline. We do not have a one-size-fitsall policy, but instead foster a culture and program that works with each individual, empowering them to own their behaviour, be accountable and develop as resilient young men and women. At ELTHAM we aim to ensure that our young people can relate to their world, understand their effect on it and use their creativity to help shape it in positive ways. We ensure that young people are nurtured, can aim high in life, continue learning, form successful relationships, juggle the demands of life, achieve independence and greet opportunities with confidence. We promote harmonious student-teacher partnerships and value parent participation as true education partners. Our coeducation environment creates equal opportunities for girls and boys to be successful individually and together. We believe that everyone can achieve excellence. We equip young people with skills in self-management. We foster creativity and risk to allow young people to learn without fear of failure. We also develop problem-solving skills to build confidence and encourage positive actions and a can-do attitude. All of this combines to ensure that each ELTHAM graduate leaves the college with the skills, knowledge and determination to succeed in the changing world.

Years ELC - Year 12 Denomination Non-denominational Gender Co-educational Fees POA Boarding No Scholarships Academic, General Excellence and External Awards. See our website for full details.

extra FactS At ELTHAM, care is central to everything we do. ELTHAM has invested very heavily in having the right professionals to support young people. The demands of growing up can create concerns for young people and their families. Our professional teams are on hand to provide the right support when needed.






Science forms a pivotal role within eltham academics. as such, we’ve built a new social learning area in our refurbished senior science laboratories to encourage innovation and collaboration. academic skills are further developed within engaging modules.

Sport plays an important role in developing wellrounded young people. We have a range of house carnivals and participate with other schools in the eastern independent Schools in melbourne weekly interschool sports. in addition, our “Friends of groups” program extends sport into elite and further co-curricular areas.

eltham owns and operates a hospitality training centre and fully functional winery, café and restaurant called Swipers gully. young people in years 8 and 9 operate the college coffee Shop within the restaurant, with a particular focus on students exploring employment and work experience opportunities.

music is the soul of eltham. many of our students take instrumental music and play together across some 10 bands. music is offered at year 12, with both Vce academic music and Vet music in performance and sound.

eltham offers a broad range of art subjects and facilities, from design and digital through to performance and media. Subjects include Studio arts, Visual communication and design, interactive multi-media, Film and media and certificates ii, iii and iV.


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ith so many options, deciding when and where to apply for a scholarship is daunting. They are available at primary, secondary and tertiary level but vary greatly. Good research, planning and an honest appraisal of their abilities are crucial in finding the best option for a particular child. Some schools have scholarships for primary school, but most are offered for high-school entry at year 7. Tertiary institutions, the Australian Defence Force and some private companies also offer scholarships, sponsor programs, cadetships and internships. Regent Consulting director Paul O’Shannassy helps parents decide which private schools are best for them and which scholarships to chase. “Many parents are very keen for their children to gain a scholarship due to the obvious financial benefits, and it is also a way of guaranteeing entry,” he says. O’Shannassy warns that parents often underestimate the difficulty of gaining a scholarship and many don’t adequately prepare their children or overestimate their child’s talent relative to others. “It is an extremely competitive process,” he says. The most common point of entry for scholarships is year 7, but some schools offer them in the mid to late primary years. “They are fewer in number and often for kids with an outstanding talent in a particular area,” O’Shannassy says. “It is advisable to start investigating the process at least two years in advance. Various organisations … can formally help you prepare for the test. ACER (Australian Council for Educational Research) is a good place to start as they can provide advice about the process and have sample material you can access.” ACER produces a range of resources, including a detailed guide to scholarships and entry tests. Such guides are invaluable in navigating the scholarship maze. For example, students can sit one test but apply to several schools that all get access to the results. However, some schools prefer students to demonstrate loyalty by applying only to them. O’Shannassy advises parents to have low expectations of success, prepare thoroughly and understand there is still intrinsic value in preparing for and undertaking tests regardless of the outcome. In other words, they should not pressure their child as there are no guarantees, even if they have some special talents. Scholarships are for those who excel, so competition is tough. At tertiary level, some institutions and companies offer VCE students post-school scholarships or internships. Each year the University of Melbourne, for example, offers VCE students achieving an ATAR or equivalent of at least 99.9 a full scholarship and a $5000 annual allowance throughout the course of their choice if they meet the prerequisites. It also offers a number of indigenous scholarships. Monash University also has a range of scholarships. Its main program, Sir John Monash Scholarships, offers $30,000$70,000 packages over the duration of the course for high-achieving students, including guaranteed scholarships for

those with a 99.9 ATAR or above and scholarships for students from defined equity groups. The Australian Defence Force subsidises free tertiary education for some of its recruits. A Defence University Sponsorship combines a military career with study at any accredited Australian university and includes a salary, fees, superannuation, a textbook allowance, subsidised accommodation and free healthcare. Australian Defence Force Recruiting (DFR) promotes such programs through formal and informal links with schools via channels such as careers advisors from 16 recruiting centres around Australia. DFR has careers promotion teams operating out of these centres that regularly visit schools in their regions. It also attends careers expos and has an active social-media strategy. A number of companies, such as major accounting firms, offer cadetship or traineeship programs for university students. They aren’t scholarships as such but the company supports them through university and hires them afterwards. The National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) does not offer scholarships but has a bursary system to help students with the cost of living in Sydney. “All currently enrolled students are welcome to apply for financial assistance. However, preference is usually given to domestic students in their second and third year,” a spokesperson says. “Students who are 22 or over are considered independent by Centrelink, so students younger than this may have their parents’ income taken into consideration when bursaries are distributed.” »,,

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We make time for your daughter Think small class sizes At Fintona, our teachers are our greatest asset. They act more like mentors, inspiring students to achieve their highest academic and personal goals. Fintona’s small class sizes allow students more one-on-one time with their teachers and this is why our girls are consistently placed among the top VCE and NAPLAN performers in Australia. To find out more, join us on a tour. Please book on-line at or call our Registrar on 9830 1388.

2013 VCE HIGHLIGHTS Median ATAR of 95.1 Median ATAR over 5 years is 94.15 68% of students achieved an ATAR of 90+ 50% of students achieved an ATAR of 95+ TOUR MORNING Tuesday 18 February 9.15am to 11.00am TWILIGHT OPEN EVENING Wednesday 5 March 6.30pm to 8.30pm Visit our website to book a tour.

SCHOLARSHIPS Academic and Music Scholarships are available for a 2015 entry. To apply, visit our website under Enrolments. Applications close Friday 21 February.

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scholarships, Go Campus secures a range of scholarship offers and helps with applications, personal files, interviews, orientation, visas and a multi-currency cash passport card. tudying overseas does not have to remain a dream. A All students receive a minimum of nine scholarship offers from growing number of programs subsidise tertiary study in different institutions; if not, their fee is refunded. countries such as the US, making it much more affordable. Go Campus and Student Placement Australia New Zealand Many scholarships involve sport but some are academic. sales and marketing manager Cara Spencer says Australian A select few local sports stars are talent-spotted and offered US students are well regarded in the US. college scholarships covering full tuition, board and books. They Spencer says they do not need to be athletic or academic stars represent their college or university and may end up playing their but demonstrate potential, enthusiasm and solid school results. sport professionally. Athletic scholarships are offered in basketball, soccer, golf, tennis Most people must do their own research. They can apply for and track and field. scholarship programs themselves or through organisations with Students apply from Australia, and with video technology no links to colleges and universities throughout the US. These longer have to travel for interviews. “They just need to show scholarships usually cover part of the fees. that they’re willing to commit,” Spencer says. “They need to be Haileybury guides students in applying for US comfortable leaving the family home and looking to have a how to win sports scholarships, US universities offering new experience overseas.” means tested financial aid and tertiary study American Scholarships guides all aspects of the a us sporting and scholarships in the UK. Its students process. Costs range from $A550 for a preliminary scholarship have won scholarships in tennis, soccer, assessment to $A4500 for an “end to end, every • Do well academically at school – swimming, baseball and rowing. step of the way” service. preferably in the top half of the class Haileybury’s director of courses and Director Noel Greeves says US colleges look • Achieve a good tertiary entrance score careers, Alison Fankhauser, says more for students with good academic backgrounds • Contribute to community activities students are studying overseas. She says who are all-rounders and team players. Savings • Demonstrate leadership qualities • Be the best you can be in your sport those heading to the US must choose range from 50-100 per cent of tuition and • Demonstrate potential the right school subjects and sit the boarding fees, which vary from $US20,000• Be a team player SAT college admissions test. Haileybury $US60,000 per year. • Demonstrate a high work ethic hosts that test and the UK equivalent for Greeves says successful students are strong source: american athletic local students. academically, meet the requirements of their scholarships director Fankhauser, who has written a brochure on sport’s governing body, maintain amateur status, excel noel greeves overseas study, guides students and ensures they or show potential in their chosen sport and demonstrate are well prepared. Some Haileybury sports teams also team and leadership qualities. travel overseas, where they often make useful contacts, as sports He says students should begin preparing for tertiary scholarships applicants need an introduction to the relevant coach. scholarships in year 10 or 11 by studying hard, contributing to “It’s incredibly complex,” Fankhauser says of the US system. community activities, demonstrating leadership and being the best “Haileybury makes sure that students study appropriate they can be in their sport. subjects because subjects studied from year 9 to 12 are considered “Students need to be strong academically – for example, in selection.” graduate in the top half of their class and be averaging B grades A number of organisations also help students apply for overseas and above,” Greeves says. “The higher the sporting achievements study. Go Campus facilitates US academic and sports scholarships combined with their academic results the better the prospects of for students from Australia and New Zealand. They cover securing a scholarship. As a guide, in … swimming, a student who a percentage of tuition fees and save up to $US68,000 ($A76,000) is a national age qualifier would have good chances of attracting over a four-year degree. interest from coaches. You don’t have to be at an Australian In many cases students will pay no more than $US12,000 or representative level.” $US16,000 a year for tuition, accommodation and food, which can be less than they would pay in Australia. » For a fee of $A3350 for academic and $A3850 for athletic (IstoCk \ thInkstoCk)



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St Leonard’s College 163 South Road, Brighton East, Vic 3187 03 9909 9300,

PrinciPal: Mr Stuart DaviS Stuart Davis, Principal of St Leonard’s College since 2010, is a highly experienced educational leader committed to providing all students at the College with an exemplary education. He seeks to uphold the College’s tradition of excellence, as well as its inherent strengths of humanity, quality relationships and a strong sense of care.

about St leonarD’S college

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Independent, Uniting Church, Co-educational, Early Learning to Year 12. St Leonard’s College offers all students a chance to be the best they can be: above all, a chance to be themselves. The College aims not only to develop the key academic fundamentals, but also to enable its students to develop enquiring minds capable of strong critical thinking skills. Our ultimate goal is to develop character, thus ensuring that our students are able to meet future challenges so that they can make a worthwhile contribution to their world. Facilities: These include well-resourced libraries, music and art centre, multi-purpose halls and facilities such as the Hawkes Sports Centre with pool and aerobics and weights rooms. A new Senior School building is equipped with leading technologies and resources. Camp Ibis, an expansive outdoor environmental centre, is located on the Gippsland Lakes. Curriculum: The College offers a broad academic curriculum catering to the needs of all students. Subjects available include Mathematics, Science, Languages (French, Japanese, Indonesian, German, Mandarin Chinese and Spanish), English, Music, Information and Communications Technology, and a wide range of Humanities, Social Science and Commerce subjects. Senior students can choose to complete either the VCE or International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. The College is also accredited to offer the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme. Sport: St Leonard’s College provides a variety of traditional sports and outdoor activities, including skiing, snowboarding, surfing, equestrian, sailing, golf and surf lifesaving. Students participate in mid-week inter-school sports competitions through the Association of Co-educational Schools, and thus have weekends free for other activities. Extra-curricular activities: We offer a wide range, including debating, drama, choir, orchestra, photography, video production and bushwalking. Visual and performing arts activities are always highlights. Student welfare programs: The strong pastoral care program assists students to become successful lifelong learners, and to develop the confidence and resilience to take advantage of life’s opportunities and overcome its challenges. A vibrant peer support program also operates.

Years ELC – 12 Denomination The Uniting Church Gender Co-educational Fees $14,384 – $25,630 Boarding No Scholarships Academic, General Excellence, Performing Arts and Indigenous Scholarships

extra FactS CUE is a program which provides year 9 students with experience in three main domains: Community Service, Urban Exploration and Environmental Sustainability. This program encourages students to develop independence, initiative and teamwork in a variety of learning locations. They have a ’CUE Day Out’ every second Wednesday over a period of approximately eight weeks for each domain. This culminates in The Big Experience, which draws all the elements of the program into an overseas three-week experience. The focus of the experience is global sustainability and there is a strong emphasis on community service.






the college offers a wide range of sporting opportunities, and employs experienced, elite-level coaches who enable students to excel in their chosen sports. the Sports centre boasts a swimming pool, gymnasium and weights room. there is also a year-round interschool sports program.

St leonard’s college is renowned for its annual musical productions and house Music competition. in addition to highly qualified classroom teachers of music, the college employs specialist teachers to provide instruction in a wide range of instruments.

the college values highly the development of leadership skills and offers a range of opportunities for students to build these skills. Students have opportunities to seek leadership roles in sporting, musical, artistic and community service activities, as well as in many other areas.

From year 5 to year 8, students visit camp ibis, the college’s property on the banksia Peninsula. this tranquil marine setting provides opportunities for students to live together and to engage in hiking and mountain biking, as well as aquatic activities such as canoeing, kayaking, sailing and rafting.

the college offers a wide-ranging art program, including painting, ceramics, lithography, graphic design, media, product design technology/ textiles; wood product design, studio arts visual communication and design and vet multimedia. Students have opportunities to display their art within both the college and the local community.

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St Michael’s Grammar School 25 Chapel Street, St Kilda 3182 03 8530 3310;

PrinciPal: Simon GiPSon Simon Gipson was appointed Head of St Michael’s in 2000. With a career in education that spans more than three decades, he is also the Chairman of The Association of Coeducational Schools, and a board member of the Association of Independent Schools Victoria.

about St michael’S Grammar School

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St Michael’s Grammar School is one of the leading independent coeducational schools in Australia, educating more than 1300 students from Kindergarten to Year 12. St Michael’s was established by the Anglican Community of the Sisters of the Church in 1895. The visionary principles and values of its founders remain central to the School’s progressive culture. St Michael’s believes in educating students to communicate and negotiate; think critically; live with dignity, care and compassion; and to respect others and the environment. While the School draws and learns from the past, its focus is very much on the future. St Michael’s strives to challenge young minds and equip students with the skills, knowledge and confidence necessary to be contributing citizens of the 21st century. St Michael’s extensive academic, co-curricular and pastoral care programs empower students to chart their preferred educational paths, explore individual interests and enjoy rich learning experiences. For students, school life is about finding and embracing their unique identity. In the classroom, the School’s aim is to stimulate students’ abilities and nurture the different stages in their intellectual, emotional, spiritual and social development. St Michael’s views the School as ‘another kind of family’ and limits class numbers to ensure that each child receives the individual attention they need to prosper. As a school, St Michael’s is small enough to focus on the individual, but large enough to offer the depth and breadth of courses required to challenge students. The School is located on a single campus, which allows junior and senior students to mingle in the playground and work together on projects. St Michael’s considers its ‘one campus, one community’ approach to provide the best possible learning environment. Teachers adopt a collaborative approach to learning and teaching, which supports diverse students’ interests. The School focuses on developing the individual talents of each student so they may gain the skills, confidence and experience necessary to become lifelong learners. Parent engagement is also crucial – St Michael’s believes that students learn best when they, together with their parents, are welcomed into the school community, feel engaged and develop a strong sense of belonging.

Years 3yo Kindergarten – Year 12 Denomination Anglican Gender Co-educational Fees POA Boarding No Scholarships Years 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10

extra FactS Pastoral Care is an integral part of a St Michael’s education for all students. It is the reciprocal involvement of all in developing a community that encourages the personal growth of each individual in their physical, academic, creative, social, emotional and spiritual dimensions. The School’s Pastoral Care program is based on a strong partnership between home and school to create the best quality of care for each student. All staff are involved in the pastoral care of students and share the responsibility for their wellbeing in order to know and value each student for who they are and for what they want to become.


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Science is taught using an inquiry philosophy, allowing students to ask questions and seek answers through exploration and investigation. this often takes the form of self-designed laboratory experiments, field trips and excursions, research, and personal interactions with scientists in real-life laboratories.

the it program is designed to engage students with a variety of technologies and applications, using industry-standard software in real-world situations. a range of elective subjects are offered from years 9 to 12, allowing flexibility to suit the learner’s needs.

French and Japanese are taught from years 1-12, with the addition of italian from years 7-12. creative techniques, such as gestures, assist with the junior students’ learning, while exchange programs with le bon Sauveur in France and Keio high School in Japan are available for senior students.

a range of studies are available in the Visual arts and design, providing students with opportunities for creative, imaginative and innovative thought and action. it includes printmaking, painting, ceramics, sculpture, digital media, photography, biro drawings, model making, graphic design, and film and animations.

the co-curricular Program is divided into compulsory and non-compulsory activities to ensure students are exposed to challenges in different contexts. activities include Sport, outdoor education, contributing citizenship (volunteering in the community), musical ensembles, chess, debating and public speaking competitions.


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her spirit. her dreams. her future.

At Strathcona, she is given every opportunity to fulfil her potential. With access to outstanding resources and staff, her life at our School can be enriched and full of promise. Canterbury & Hawthorn | Tel: 8779 7500 |

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Strathcona Baptist Girls Grammar School 34 Scott Street, Canterbury 03 8779 7500,

PrinciPal: Mrs Helen HugHes Principal Bio: B.A., M.Ed., M.Ed. (Past. Guid), Dip.Ed., F.T G. (NSW), M.A.C.E., M.A.C.E.L. Principal of Strathcona since 2001. Previously Deputy Principal of Pymble Ladies’ College, Sydney, and Head of Languages and Director of Student Welfare at the Meriden School, Sydney. Began teaching at Blackburn High School, Melbourne.

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Strathcona’s vision for our girls is underpinned by a core value – bring out her best. Three separate locations in Melbourne’s inner east accommodate boys and girls in ELC and girls from Prep to Year 12. Strathcona encourages every girl to embrace her education wholeheartedly. With first-class facilities and resources across all three campuses and access to state-of-the-art learning, sporting, arts and multimedia facilities at each stage of their education, our girls are offered every opportunity to excel. As part of Strathcona’s future-focused planning strategy, a Learning Centre is soon to be built at our Main Campus in Canterbury. The Centre will include a Knowledge Exchange including IT and audio-visual facilities, a new Middle School Centre for Year 7 and 8 students, a state-of-the-art Science Centre and flexible learning spaces. A specialist Senior Centre for our VCE students, a Creative and Performing Arts Centre which includes a Multimedia and Recording Studio, and a Sports and Aquatic Centre are just a few on a long list of modern facilities. Tay Creggan, specifically designed for our Year 9 students, and the Junior Campus provide our students with a premier learning environment. The culture at Strathcona is something special and often talked about amongst generations of Strathconians. There is a warmth and friendliness amongst our staff and students that is extended to all family members and visitors. Our Pastoral Care program is about valuing and respecting each student by nurturing her confidence and enabling a strong sense of belonging. Strathcona’s philosophy is holistic – we aim to provide our girls with an all-inclusive approach to education and personal growth. In line with this ethos, we consider Strathcona to be a place where girls can access an outstanding education to develop their potential within a happy, supportive school community. By offering our girls exciting and diverse choices and encouraging them to take on challenges we help to bring out their best.

Years ELC – Year 12 Denomination Baptist Gender Boys and girls in ELC, girls only from Prep to Year 12 Fees ELC starts at $7,456 – Year 12 $24,600 Boarding No Scholarships Various Scholarships available, please refer to our website for more information.

extra Facts Strathcona is dedicated to nurturing the individual needs of all students. To cater for the various stages of development, we have campuses tailored to Junior, Middle and Senior School students. Tay Creggan, our Year 9 campus, which opened in 1971, was the first designated campus for Year 9 girls in Australia. The Junior School, Mellor House, has been specifically designed for primary students, and our Senior School has experienced a decade of state-of-the-art developments, including the Aquatic & Fitness Centre and the Creative & Performing Arts Centre.



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the journey of learning is not complete without strathcona’s enriching and diverse co-curricular programs. they build on values and skills taught and encouraged in the core curriculum. Participation is encouraged across a wide range of activities, including: drama, music, sport, debating, public speaking and creative writing.

strathcona achieves outstanding english results at Year 12. continual professional development on the australian curriculum or ausVels supports the delivering of explicit teaching and learning programs. the study of english at strathcona helps create confident communicators, imaginative thinkers and informed citizens.

students are involved in a wide variety of tours and exchanges offered each year both interstate and internationally. these provide an opportunity for new experiences, development of independence, appreciation of cultural differences and the embracing of a variety of opportunities and challenges.

strathcona is proud of the fact that its students revel in their spirit of citizenship. our girls have a strong sense of social responsibility, which is founded on their compassion for and understanding of others. they have always displayed a keen interest and strong participation in both the local and global community.

the advanced learning staff work with students, staff and parents at all year levels. the multidisciplinary team advances the learning of all members of the school community. Programs include individual and small group withdrawals from classes, in-class support and assistance to teachers with planning for differentiation in the classroom.

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Tintern Schools 90 Alexandra Road, Ringwood East, 3135 +61 3 9845 7777,

PrinciPal: Mrs Jenny collins Mrs Jenny Collins (BEc (Hons), DipEd) has been Principal of Tintern Schools since 2006. She was previously the Vice Principal and Head of Senior School at MLC, Head of Senior College at Wesley College Glen Waverley and has taught internationally.

about tintern schools

the basics

At Tintern, we celebrate our boys and girls’ individuality and provide an environment where the sky’s the limit. We’ve been developing enquiring minds since 1877, making us one of Australia’s oldest and foremost independent schools. We focus on the personal and professional development of each student whilst instilling in them a life-long love of learning. Students are encouraged in academic, creative, spiritual and physical development, as well as self-discipline and the acceptance of responsibility. This is carried out in an environment that mutually engages students, staff and parents, with compassion, respect, responsibility, confidence and commitment as guiding values. With all Tintern Schools now located at the Ringwood East Campus, we are able to provide our students with an unequalled range of educational and co-curricular opportunities. Our varied co-curricular program helps students develop a variety of skills and ensures that they find their passion. From sports to performing arts, from debating to music and a range of academic extension programs, each student is challenged to become an active part of the school community. Our proven Parallel Learning Model allows boys and girls to learn in a mixture of single-sex and co-educational classroom environments. This education model is unique in Victoria, providing a blend of parallel and convergent learning for the whole family. At Tintern, we also pride ourselves on small class sizes, led by dedicated and passionate teachers. This creates the best learning environment possible for your child. By providing the right balance between staff and students, it opens up opportunities for personal, social and emotional growth. Families, both local and abroad, are kept up-to-date with their child’s development through frequent communications and we encourage them to foster close partnerships with the Pastoral and Form Teachers. Applying the latest technology to education and providing state-of-the-art facilities are just a few more reasons why Tintern is one of the top schools in Victoria. Discover more today and see why we encourage all students to: ‘bring your wings’.

Years ELC – Year 12 Denomination Anglican Gender Single sex Prep – Year 9, Co-educational Years 10 – 12 Fees POA Boarding No Scholarships Yes

extra Facts Tintern is an open-entry school where students are supported by extension opportunities and a differentiated curriculum. We are proud to be the only school in the outer eastern suburbs to offer three distinct pathways: VCE, VCE/VET and the International Baccalaureate. We have offered the IB since 1992 and are consistently one of the top performing schools in Australia. Tintern is also easily accessible by car, our network of charter buses and public transport, with the Ringwood East train station being just a 5-minute walk away. Scholarships are available, please visit website for details.





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We provide a broad sporting program and facilities including a 25-metre indoor pool, eight tennis courts, indoor courts, sporting fields and a gymnasium. We offer weekly, timetabled opportunities, leaving students free on saturdays for local competitions and community involvement.

located on-site, tinternwood is a working farm providing unique opportunities for students to grow vegetables, interact with animals and become a young Farmer. Visits are part of the Junior school curriculum and year 7’s enjoy a semester of agricultural studies.

We offer an exciting mix of classroom activities, workshops and formal productions where students can develop life skills in speaking clearly, role-playing, stagecraft and team building. highlights include: Junior and senior school productions, musicals and a year 9/10 production.

We encourage students to participate in music, and if they display enthusiasm we ensure they join an ensemble. through our musical productions, students can contribute meaningfully to a group endeavour that provides enormous rewards on social, creative and musical levels.

all our art staff are trained artists who assist students in expressing themselves artistically. as well as exploring the latest technologies and inspirations in contemporary and traditional art, we also offer unique courses in textiles, 3d construction, photography and printmaking.


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laire Roschach’s affinity with music enabled her to continue her education at an elite school and set her up to study biomedicine at the University of Melbourne. Now 21, Roschach loved music as a small child and among other things decided to play the bassoon, a large woodwind instrument. “I just loved music and I just thought the instrument was amazing,” she says. Roschach discovered the bassoon when a musician visited an assembly when she was in primary school at Caulfield Grammar. “Being quite young and impressionable I thought ‘this is really cool’,” she says. She also played the violin, piano, euphonium and guitar, but the bassoon stole her heart. “I actually found it quite natural,” she says. “The hardest part was setting up the instrument. My first teacher was really encouraging. She always said how well I was doing. She said I reminded her of her when she was younger.” Roschach started at Caulfield Grammar in pre-prep. She excelled academically and in music, with which she had a natural affinity. Towards the end of primary school her parents were unsure if they could afford to keep her there for high school, so she applied for music scholarships at several schools, including Caulfield. The application process involved playing a piece and sitting an interview. Roschach was nervous but performed well enough to secure a scholarship. “I was stoked,” she says. “I never expected that sort of thing. It sort of gave me a bit of assurance and a bit of confidence that I was on the right track.” Most importantly, the scholarship, which covered part of her fees from years 7-12 and a music-tuition allowance for instrumental and theory lessons, provided financial peace of mind and allowed Roschach to stay at the school she loved with her friends and teachers. Caulfield Grammar offers a unique variety of scholarships, particularly in the arts. It awards them for music (instrumental and voice), dance, theatre, visual arts, general excellence, rural boarding and a Caulfield Grammarians’ Association Scholarship for a child of a past student entering years 10 to 12. Roschach’s was a music scholarship at the school’s Wheelers Hill campus. She was already driven academically and musically, but says the scholarship indirectly reduced the stress she may have felt without it. She also enjoyed the benefits of Caulfield’s arts program, which included two music tours through Europe, and a trip to the school’s Chinese campus to play the bassoon there. “I absolutely loved it,” Roschach says of the trips. “It was probably the most important thing that I took away from my school.” Roschach graduated in 2009 with an ENTER of 97.95. She took a gap year then started a biomedicine degree at the University of Melbourne. This year she will start a postgraduate qualification before embarking on a career in clinical pharmacology. Clinical pharmacologists work directly with patients, participate

in experimental studies, investigate adverse reactions and interactions such as toxicity in drugs and create and implement regulation guidelines for drug use. Music has always been there and Roschach would love to be a full-time musician. But she also loves science and knows the realities of a life in the arts, where job opportunities ebb and flow. So far she has combined both, studying and performing as gigs arise. Roschach enjoys playing at weddings and has performed at Opera in the Alps in Beechworth. “I’m always keen to pick up a music job,” she says. “I would really love to do music full time.”

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to the School at the start of 2014. Dr Davies was the Deputy Headmaster at St. Kevin’s College and he is an outstanding educator. He is a teacher of Physics, been a Director of Studies, Head of House and Head of Science. He is a very keen sportsman. It has been our pleasure to invite members of the School Community to meet Dr Davies at Information Nights and prospective parents are invited to our annual Open Day on Saturday 29 March from 10.30am to tour the School and meet the Headmaster, staff and our boys. Trinity was founded in 1903 as an Anglican School for boys. Over 1320 boys from Prep to Year 12 attend school daily with an additional 70 girls and boys in the 3 and 4 year-old groups in the Early Learning Centre.



Term One is busy with School Sport, House activities, Year 8 camps and the 2014 Term 1 school production will be Metamorphoses, performed in conjunction with Ruyton Girls’ School. For more details about the School and our Year 12 results from last year, please contact our Registrar, Mrs Mandy Coxon on 9854 3600 or email

OPEN DAY: Saturday 29 March 10:30am OPEN MORNING: Wednesday 30 July 9:00am 261TRI

Trinity Grammar School welcomes our 10th Headmaster, Dr Michael Davies,

40 Charles Street, Kew 3101 Ph: 9854 3600

Trinity Grammar School, Kew 40 Charles Street, Kew, Victoria 3101 +61 3 9854 3600,

headmaster: dr. michael davies Dr Michael Davies commenced in 2014 as the 10th Headmaster of Trinity Grammar School. He is an outstanding educator, a physics teacher, passionate sportsman and has already made an impact on the School. He leads a vibrant staff and will further develop the reputation of Trinity.

about trinity Grammar school, Kew

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Trinity was founded in 1903 as an Anglican School for boys. We currently have 1330 boys from Prep to Year 12 with an additional 70 girls and boys in the Early Learning Centre. We share many classes at Year 11 and 12 with Ruyton Girls’ School. This allows the students greater flexibility in their subject choice and there are some additional subjects to choose from. We celebrated our 20th year of the Coordinate Program last year. Trinity is a notebook school with all Year 5 to Year 12 boys having their own laptop. We also encourage students to Bring Your Own Other Optional Device (BYOOOD), to photograph notes, provide details on an experiment, take notes and research a topic. Student Leadership is not just about the appointment of Prefects and Team Captains. The Peer Support Program, Buddies, Cross Age Tutoring, Sports Mentors, Leppitt (Outdoor) Leadership course and Somers’ Leaders course, provide tangible opportunities for students to lead and encourage interaction with other students. The relationships between students of similar age, the role modeling by senior students and the positive interaction between teachers and boys makes for a happy, warm and inviting school. Trinity is a school that focuses on the individual boy. The balance between curriculum and co-curricular activities is different for every boy. It is important that boys find activities they enjoy and excel in. Often Sport, Music, Drama, Debating, Chess, RACV challenge, F1 in Schools or bushwalking provide the enjoyment and challenge to make the school day even better. Many boys take the opportunity to go on exchange or attend one of the sporting or cultural overseas trips.

Years Prep – Year 12 Denomination Anglican Gender Boys Prep – Year 12; 70 Boys and Girls in 3yo & 4yo Early Learning Centre Fees $18,000 – $26,088 Boarding 15 boarders at present Scholarships Academic Year 5, 7, 8; Music; General Excellence Year 7 – 11

extra Facts Our mission is to be an outstanding Anglican Independent boys’ school, providing an extensive range of academic and co-curricular programs within a caring, happy, dynamic environment, encouraging students to fulfill their academic and personal potential with significant emphasis on the importance of positive relationships.



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vce subjects cover the spectrum of traditional learning area as well as specialised courses. most boys continue to university after year 12. trinity has introduced learning in depth (lid) as a subject in year 7. chinese is taught throughout the Junior school and three languages are taught in the senior school.

all boys in the senior school must choose two sports from approximately 20 different sports. trinity competes in the aGsv competition on saturday mornings. our Junior school boys play interschool sport on Friday afternoons. trinity’s sports grounds are widely regarded as the state’s best school ovals.

trinity has three outdoor education sites at lake eppalock, lake nillahcootie and licola. boys spend between five and ten days on camp at years 7, 8, 9 and 10 and many return as leaders of the leppitt program. we hope to foster a love of the australian bush, hiking, develop independence and responsibility.

trinity has an enviable reputation as a caring school that nurtures and develops the individual. the year levels form the main structure of the student welfare program, while the houses provide for student leadership, fun and a sense of belonging.

trinity has a wonderful mix of modern education facilities set against the backdrop of three historic buildings. the new centre for contemporary learning has as its hub the senior library. it is a dynamic learning space that has been embraced by the boys. boys often stay at school till 9pm in the centre.

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Investing in your son’s future is a decision not to be undertaken lightly, that’s why you need to visit Whitefriars College We know that boys learn differently which is why our teachers specialise in teaching boys and our curriculum features exciting and challenging programs to make learning fun, inspiring and engaging. Our specialised staff inspire our boys to strive towards high personal achievement, to develop confidence and direction. Extensive resources and unique setting provide the basis for rich and extended learning. To learn about the opportunities our diverse academic, environmental, spiritual, sporting and cultural curriculum, supported by an innovative Tablet computer program can provide, visit the website and register to attend an Open Morning Tour. Engaging, quality Catholic education in the Carmelite Tradition, catering for your son’s individuality. Whitefriars - focusing on learning and teaching to engage boys. 10003377-01-a12Feb@FCNVIC

156 Park Road, Donvale Victoria 3111 +613 9872 8200

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Whitefriars College 156 Park Road, Donvale 3111 +61 3 9872 8200,

PrinciPal: Mr John Finn Mr Finn brings a faith-filled breadth of knowledge, experience and energy to the College. He is committed to ensuring the continuation and development of the Carmelite spirit of Whitefriars and provides our students with positive, challenging and rewarding school experiences.

about WhiteFriars college

the basics

In deciding upon a secondary school for your child you are making a choice about which school offers the best environment for your son to grow into a person of competence and compassion. Your school of choice needs to enter into a close working relationship with you, so that the values of your family and the school are aligned for the benefit of your son. Boys learn differently. Our teachers specialise in teaching boys and our curriculum features exciting and challenging programs to make learning fun, inspiring and engaging; in a safe, nurturing, educational environment. Our committed staff inspire students to strive for high personal achievement, to be their best, to develop confidence and a strong sense of direction. We are committed to continuous improvement in learning, personal development, facilities and resources, all of which provide the basis for rich and extended learning. Situated in a unique bushland setting of 19 hectares, Whitefriars is a Catholic College in the Carmelite tradition, where the principles and values of the Catholic faith enable students to experience a caring community. The College believes that a sense of belonging builds confidence and connection. Our boys are sustained and strengthened by positive interaction as they mature into intelligent and responsible Christian gentle men. Our Vertical Pastoral Care system connects students across all Year levels providing them with mentoring and leadership opportunities, whilst providing emotional and spiritual support from peers and dedicated staff, who have a special interest in their holistic development. Beyond the extensive academic and sporting opportunities there are a multitude of co-curricular activities available which include an extensive outdoor education program, international travel through LOTE and social awareness programs, instrumental music, drama and musical productions, debating, chess, community and environmental programs. The very powerful spiritual, intellectual, physical and emotional grounding students receive during their Whitefriars years produces responsible, generous and capable men.

Years Year 7 – Year 12 Denomination Catholic Gender Boys only Fees POA Boarding No Scholarships The College offers three Academic Scholarships for Year 9 and one for the son of an Old Collegian.

inForMation technology We use leading-edge learning and teaching practices to engage boys. our extensive computer network facilitates communication and learning both within and beyond the classroom, which is enhanced by a high-speed internet connection, only accessible strictly to enhance learning.

caMPs our outdoor learning Program is a medium for learning and provides an enjoyable, challenging range of experiences for boys which will assist them in their personal, social and spiritual development. the ultimate aim is the overall development of each boy.

exchange PrograMs studying a second language broadens our cultural horizons. the overseas study tours undertaken every two years by both indonesian and italian students allows our boys to see beyond the confines of the classroom and immerse themselves in other lands and languages.

extra Facts Based on Carmelite values, Whitefriars nurtures boys into being gentle-men where strength of character is important. Our students are encouraged to be virtuous, courageous and sacrificing as they move into adult life in a way which respects others and yet never diminishes their own core beliefs.



the college competes in the associated catholic colleges (acc) sporting competition. We offer boys the opportunity to develop physical, recreational, teamwork and leadership skills through a variety of sports at all levels, in a mid-week fixture within the college timetable.

We offer innovative, relevant and engaging activities which challenge our most able students and maximise student learning: Debating, chess, Math, science and environment clubs, Musical and band ensembles, state and national competitions and extended Workshops, just to name a few!

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Yarra Valley Grammar Kalinda Road, Ringwood, 3134 +61 3 9262 7700,

PrinciPal: Dr Mark Merry Dr Merry commenced teaching in 1985, and has lectured at university in educational psychology and classroom management. He was Deputy Principal in two schools before becoming Principal of Marcellin College in 2001 and then Principal of Yarra Valley Grammar in 2009.

about yarra Valley GraMMar

the basics

Established 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 know their material, love their subjects and love to teach. They 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, Outdoor Education and Science. Students study a common curriculum until the mid-secondary years but beyond this, many electives are available, such as a Certificate IV in Design combined with the VCE over two years. Yarra Valley Grammar students enjoy a diverse range of extra-curricular opportunities, including academic, sporting and special-interest clubs, debating, drama productions, band, orchestra and ensembles, the Community Links Program, participation in state and national academic competitions, and specialist enrichment and support programs. Involvement in sport is expected and the School is a member of the Associated Grammar Schools of Victoria. A unique aspect of Yarra Valley Grammar is its spacious grounds and onsite playing fields, including a Sports Complex, tennis courts, netball courts, a hockey pitch and a swimming pool. There are also superior facilities for music, drama and dance within the Performing Arts Centre and Music School and the School’s internationally acclaimed Hearing Unit has a high-tech facility onsite.

Years ELC – Year 12 Denomination Anglican Gender Co-educational Fees $8,000 – $23,000 Boarding No Scholarships Years 5, 7,8, 9,10 and 11

extra Facts The Head of Student Welfare, along with the School Chaplain, oversees the pastoral care program. Students are encouraged to accept responsibility and leadership opportunities, so they are well-prepared for life after school to contribute to society in a meaningful way. Yarra Valley Grammar also has a 10-hectare bushland property, Wootton Lodge, on Lake Glenmaggie in Central Gippsland (eastern Victoria) and is an integral part of the School’s Outdoor Education Program.


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yarra Valley Grammar offers sports including athletics, badminton, basketball, canoeing, cross-country, cricket, football, golf, hockey, netball, softball, skiing, snowboarding, soccer, swimming, table tennis, tennis and volleyball. there is also an extensive inter-house and inter-school sports program.

students who participate in our exchange program say that it is an experience they will treasure and remember forever. our exchanges not only challenge students academically, they also broaden students’ understanding of other cultures, nationalities and ways of life.

From large-scale musicals through to smaller, more intimate presentations, students create, prepare, practice and perform for audiences. students play key roles in the successful staging of our productions, contributing in concept development, scripting, directing and costume design, acting, front-of-house and more.

students participate in camps from years 2-12 at various locations. Vce outdoor education is offered to students from year 10 and the program incorporates leadership opportunities such as year 11 students being trained as outdoor leaders to accompany younger year levels on camp.

students are introduced to practical music through the year 2 strings and year 7 Music program. these programs challenge and build confidence in students by involving them in vocal and instrumental performances. classroom music is taught at all year levels.

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Wesley College 577 St Kilda Road, Melbourne, 3004 + 61 3 8102 6888,

PrinciPal: Dr Helen Drennen Dr Helen Drennen was appointed Principal of Wesley College Melbourne in 2003 and brings to the role extensive national and international experience in primary and secondary education. Helen is a member of the International Baccalaureate Board of Governors and a Trustee of the Shrine of Remembrance in Victoria.

about Wesley college

tHe basics

Wesley College Melbourne, Registered School No 1, is a co-educational, open-entry school of the Uniting Church with a rich tradition on which to base its liberal, broadly based curriculum. Opened on 18 January 1866, Wesley College has enriched the lives of thousands of young people in its 148-year history. Campuses • Elsternwick, 3-year-olds to Year 9, 12km from Melbourne • Glen Waverley, 3-year-olds to Year 12, 15km from Melbourne • St Kilda Road, 3-year-olds to Year 12, 5km from Melbourne A Year 9 residential program operates in Clunes, and there are three Outdoor Education camps in Victoria, near Paynesville, Healesville and Portland. In 2004, Wesley College established the Yiramalay/Wesley Studio School in partnership with the Aboriginal people of the Fitzroy Valley Community in the Kimberley, Western Australia. This major educational initiative has enhanced the lives of students from both communities. Academic Excellence Students from all backgrounds, countries, religions and cultures study at Wesley because of its excellent educational reputation, facilities and student support. Many graduates continue their studies at major Australian universities and others around the world. Curriculum Wesley College offers a balanced approach to learning, a concern for the whole student and a range of opportunities for all young people within an innovative and caring environment. The curriculum for Early Childhood to Year 6 is based on the International Baccalaureate Organization’s Primary Years Programme (IB PYP). The middle year’s curriculum includes the International Baccalaureate’s Middle Years Programme (IB MYP). This prepares children in Years 7 to 9 for the breadth of choices and rigour of academic study in the senior years. In Years 10, 11 and 12, a wide range of subjects and approaches to learning are available from the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE), International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB DP), Vocational Education & Training (VET). The Senior Years Learning Framework engages Senior School students in a diverse set of learning experiences, ensuring they develop to their fullest potential as knowledgeable, skilled and productive individuals.

Years 3yo – Year 12 Denomination Uniting Church Gender Co-educational Fees $15,900 – $26,880 Boarding No Scholarships Students from Year 5 onwards are encouraged to apply for our Academic, General Excellence and R. G. Menzies Scholarships

outDoor eDucation Wesley college offers a remarkable sequence of outdoor experiences that are carefully layered into our school program from years 3 to 10. our three outdoor education sites are located at Healesville, the gippsland lakes and cape bridgewater.


extra Facts In its 148-year history the College has produced many outstanding alumni including: • Two former Australian Prime Ministers • 21 politicians • Thirteen Rhodes Scholars • Five current Supreme Court judges • 35 Olympic athletes, and • A multitude of prominent scientists, teachers, artists and business leaders.


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Wesley values its sporting traditions and history of success in the sporting arena. sport is a compulsory co-curricular activity for all students from years 5-12, with nineteen different sports offered.

an essential part of the education offered at Wesley is the belief that students should be encouraged to strive to change our world for the better. each of our campuses has a strong culture of supporting community service and social justice programs.

the following languages are offered across the college to vce/ ib Diploma level: chinese as a first and second language, French, german, Japanese and spanish

our outstanding dramatic and musical productions are regular cultural highlights. music at Wesley is focused on self-expression and inspiration and students are encouraged to join Wesley’s numerous bands and ensembles.

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Schools directory Key facts about independent schools in this guide AliA College

70 students Years 7-12 Independent, Non-religious Co-educational

405 Tooronga Road, Hawthorn East, 3123 03 9822 9622 | |

Alphington grAmmAr AndAle SChool BiAlik College

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Old Heidelberg Road, Alphington, 3078 | 03 9497 4777

84 Charles Street, Kew, 3101 | 03 9853 3911

429 Auburn Road, Hawthorn East, 3122 | 03 9822 7981

CAmBerWell girlS grAmmAr SChool

Senior Campus & Administration: 2 Torrington Street, Canterbury, 3126 | 03 9813 1166 Junior Campus: Ormiston 4 Mont Albert Road Canterbury, 3126 03 9813 1965 | |

CAmBerWell grAmmAr SChool 55 Mont Albert Road, Canterbury, 3126 | 03 9835 1777 |

CArey BAptiSt grAmmAr SChool 349 Barkers Road, Kew, 3101 | 03 9816 1222 |

CAUlfield grAmmAr SChool Wheelers Hill Campus: 74-82 Jells Road, Wheelers Hill Malvern Campus: 5 Willoby Avenue, Glen Iris Caulfield Campus: 217 Glen Eira Road, East St. Kilda 03 9524 6300 |

800 students ELC – Year 12 Anglican Girls only (ELC: Co-educational)

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

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2300 Students ELC – Year 12 Baptist Co-educational

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Wheelers Hill: 1400 students Malvern Campus: 430 Caulfield Campus: 1360




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Wheelers Hill: Pre-Prep – Year 12 Malvern: Kinder – Year 12 Caulfield: Year 7 – Year 12


Associated with Anglican Church Co-educational

ChriSt ChUrCh grAmmAr SChool

677 Punt Road, South Yarra, 3141 | 03 9866 3540

the CUrrAJong SChool 90 Darling Road, East Malvern, 3145

| 03 9571 7869

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Schools directory The King DaviD school

750 students Pre-school – Year 12 Jewish day school Co-educational

517-519 Orrong Road, Armadale, 3143 | 03 9527 0102 |

Korowa anglican girls’ school 10-16 Ranfurlie Crescent, Glen Iris, 3146 | 03 9811 0200 |

laUrisTon girls’ school 38 Huntingtower Road, Armadale, 3143 | 03 9864 7505 |

loreTo ManDeville hall TooraK 10 Mandeville Crescent, Toorak, 3142 | 03 9823 8100 |

MaranaTha chrisTian school Maranatha

104-108 Reema Blvd, Endeavour Hills, 3802 | 03 9709 7219 |

700 students ELC – Year 12 Anglican Girls only

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900 students Kindergarten – Year 12 Secular Co-ed in Kindergarten, Girls K – Year 12

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960 students ELC – Year 12 Catholic Girls ELC co-educational

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1130 students ELC – Year 12 Non-denominational Co-educational

Christian School

Marcellin college 160 Bulleen Road, Bulleen, 3105 | 03 9851 1589 |

MelBoUrne girls graMMar 86 Anderson Street, South Yarra, 3141 | 03 9862 9200 |

MelBoUrne graMMar school

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900 students ELC – Year 12 Anglican Girls only

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Domain Road, Melbourne, 3004 | 03 9865 7555

MeThoDisT laDies’ college (Mlc) 207 Barkers Road, Kew, 3101 | 03 9274 6316 (Admissions) |

The new generaTion college

1300 students Years 7 – 12 Catholic Boys only

Approx 2,100 students MLC Kindle (6 weeks – 5 years) and Prep – Year 12 Uniting Church | Girls only (Kindle co-educational)

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Levels 6-8, 152-168 Elizabeth Street, City, 3000 | 03 9663 5998

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Schools directory oZFord CoLLege Level 2, 123 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, 3000 Presbyterian Ladies’ CoLLege MeLbourne 141 Burwood Hwy, Burwood, 3125 | 03 9808 5811 |

PresHiL, tHe Margaret LyttLe MeMoriaL sCHooL 395 Barkers Road, Kew, 3101 | 03 9817 6135 |

rossbourne sCHooL

12 Selbourne Road, Kew, 3101 | 03 9819 2422 |

saCré Cœur 172 Burke Road, Glen Iris, 3146 | 03 9835 2700 |

815 Riversdale Road, Camberwell, 3124 | 03 9385 0200 |

st CatHerine’s sCHooL 17 Heyington Place, Toorak, 3142 | 03 9822 1285 |

st KeVin’s CoLLege

310 Students 3yo – Year 12 Non-denominational Co-educational

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850 students ELC – Year 12 Non-denominational ELC co-educational Prep – Year 12 girls

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730 students Prep – Year 12 Catholic Girls only

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720 students Years 9 – 12 Catholic Girls only

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700 students (approx) ELC – Year 12 Non-denominational Girls only ELC co-educational

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Moonga Road, Toorak, 3142 | 03 9822 0911

st Leonard’s CoLLege 163 South Road, Brighton East, 3187 | 03 9909 9300 |

tayLors senior CoLLege independent schools guide 2014

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1 Morrison Street, Hawthorn, 3122 | 03 9810 4321

siena CoLLege


1450 students ELC (6 months) – Year 12 Presbyterian Girls only

131 Power Street, Hawthorn, 3122 | 03 9819 4611

ruyton girLs’ sCHooL

sCotCH CoLLege

| 03 8663 7188

1400 students ELC – Year 12 Uniting Church Co-educational

399 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, 3000 | 03 9935 7945

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Schools directory ST MICHAEL’S GRAMMAR SCHOOL 25 Chapel Street, St Kilda, 3182 | 03 8530 3310 |

STRATHCONA BAPTIST GIRLS’ GRAMMAR SCHOOL 34 Scott Street, Canterbury, 3126 | 03 8779 7500 |

TINTERN SCHOOLS 90 Alexandra Road, Ringwood East, 3135 | 03 9845 7777 |

TRINITy GRAMMAR SCHOOL, KEw 40 Charles Street, Kew, 3101 | 03 9854 3600 |


Elsternwick: 5 Gladstone Parade, Elsternwick, 3185 Glen Waverley: 620 High Street Road, Glen Waverley, 3150 St Kilda Road: 577 St Kilda Road, Melbourne, 3004 | 03 8102 6888 |

wHITEfRIARS COLLEGE 156 Park Road, Donvale, 3111 | 03 9872 8200 |


Main Office & Senior Campus: 485 Golf Links Road, Langwarrin South, 3911 | 03 5971 6100 (main office) |

XAvIER COLLEGE 135 Barkers Road, Kew, 3101 | 03 9854 5307 |

yARRA vALLEy GRAMMAR Kalinda Road, Ringwood, 3134 | 03 9262 7700 |

1320 students 3yo kindergarten – Year12 Anglican Co-educational

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ELC – Year 12 Baptist Girls ELC co-educational

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920 students ELC – Year 12 Anglican Single sex Prep – Year 9; Co-ed Years 10–12

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1330 students Prep – Year 12 Anglican Boys Prep – Year 12 ELC co-educational

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3100 students across three campuses 3yo – Year 12 Uniting Church Co-educational

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1180 students Years 7 – 12 Catholic Boys only

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814 students 3yo ECC – Year 12 Non-denominational Co-educational

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2060 students 3yo – Year 12 Catholic Co-educational 3yo & 4yo; Boys Years 5 – 12

1100 students ELC – Year 12 Anglican Co-educational

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At Wesley, our rich and comprehensive coeducational program promotes excellent academic results and values equally the importance of Sport, the Arts, Outdoor Education and Community. To find out more about the wonderful opportunities at Wesley, book a tour online at

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