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Year 10 are $1,500
Year 12 are $1,650
The uniform is compulsory and enforced
945 students all in secondary (Big)
240 in Year 12
489 in VCE level 3/4 Units
22 in VCE VET
Languages: French, German, Indonesian, Japanese
LOTE taught to Unit 4 level: French, German, Indonesian, Japanese
39% study scores of 40+;
median study score of 38;
satisfactory completions of VCE 100%, of VET 94%
11 music options; 29 sporting activities; 48 other clubs or activities; 16 support staff.
99% to university
1% to TAFE
Mac.Robertson Girls’ High School, one of the finest schools in Victoria, is a selective entry government school for girls in Years 9 to 12. With an outstanding record of academic excellence, the school remains at the forefront of education for girls in Australia. Mac.Robertson Girls’ High students consistently top the state in VCE results and excel in sport, music, visual arts, drama, debating and public speaking.
The school provides an educational experience that equips girls for tertiary study and leadership roles in the academic, professional and business communities, and develops interests and skills to enhance their personal lives. The school has a prestigious history, tracing its origins to the establishment of the first Victorian state secondary school in 1905. Its many eminent former students provide strong role models and inspiration for current students.
Close to the CBD, in an attractive parkland setting adjacent to Albert Park Lake, the school offers outstanding facilities for the delivery of its programs. The school is easily accessible by public transport. Students from all over greater metropolitan Melbourne and beyond bring a wealth of cultural and social backgrounds to the school.
Year 9 entry is via an examination conducted in June by the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development and is open to all girls currently completing their second year of secondary schooling. The school does not enrol international fee-paying students. There is a small number of vacancies at Years 10, 11 and 12. Further information is available on the school website.
Macrob’s exceptional record of academic performance was evident in students’ 2012 VCE results, the culmination of four years of exposure to a culture of excellence.
Students’ talents, efforts and achievements are rewarded in an environment that fosters mutual respect, personal integrity and a strong sense of self-worth. True to its motto, ‘Potens Sui’ (mastery of self), the school adheres to a code of conduct based on selfdiscipline and responsibility to oneself and others. There is a strong work ethos and classrooms are collaborative, inclusive and focused on learning. An outstanding aspect of the school is the care and support that students show for each other.
All new students are supported by an extensive transition program, which includes peer support and transport buddies. A high level of pastoral care is provided by the subschool structure and trained welfare staff. All students receive comprehensive careers counselling and orientation programs for VCE and tertiary entrance. Civic responsibility and community involvement are encouraged through the school’s social service program.
High-quality, purpose-built facilities include a learning resource centre, a theatre, a gymnasium, science and computer laboratories, a music technology laboratory, a school canteen and a Year 12 common room. Extensive ICT facilities include access to networked computers in all classrooms and class sets of tablet PCs. Electronic whiteboards are used as learning tools in all subject areas
The school is committed to meeting the learning needs of students by providing a fulfilling and challenging education at a high academic level. Provision for gifted and talented students is an essential part of the curriculum. Student learning at all levels is enriched by collaborative programs with other schools and universities and through flexible modes of delivery such as seminars, student forums, lectures, scholars-in-residence and online learning. Individual progress is carefully monitored and students are provided with study skills training.
A strong core program and an exciting range of innovative and stimulating elective studies in the Middle School offer many enrichment and extension opportunities. A Mathematics Acceleration Program is available from Year 9 onwards. There is an emphasis on facilitating students to become self-directed lifelong learners through the information literacy program, the independent learning electives and the study skills program.
An extensive range of VCE subjects, including VET studies, is offered in the Senior School — 28 at Unit 1/2 level and 32 at Unit 3/4 level in 2013. This breadth includes some studies not commonly offered — history: Renaissance Italy, philosophy, English language, environmental science and four different LOTE studies. Subject acceleration, including university enhancement, is available for students of high ability. Year 11 students with sound study skills and a high level of academic achievement are encouraged to include one or two Year 12 subjects in their course. These students are able to choose from most Unit 3/4 subjects and enjoy great success in their studies.
The very extensive co-curricular program includes sports, chorals, musical ensembles, drama productions, leadership programs and student-run interest groups, camps and clubs. The house system plays a vital role in the provision of opportunities for students to gain enjoyment and achieve success. Excellence in music is a source of pride for the school. All students are actively involved in the music program and are provided with many opportunities to participate in public performances at local, state and national levels. Students can enrol for individual instrumental lessons at the school with specialist teachers who have experience at VCE and tertiary level and in AMEB examinations. Overseas study trips and language exchanges with sister schools in France, Germany, Indonesia and Japan connect students with the international community. The school is recognised internationally for best practice in the education of gifted and high-performing girls and is visited regularly by educators from overseas.
School tours and information evenings for prospective parents are organised during the first semester. For further information, please contact the Registrar on (03) 9864 7755.