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Wesley College Elsternwick

Wesley College Elsternwick

VIC, Melbourne Southern Suburbs & Western Port




Sector

Sector
Independent

Level

Level
Combined

Coeducational

Gender
Coeducational

Uniting

Religion
Uniting

A True Education

Wesley College is a leading coeducational, open-entry school. Established over 150 years ago, the College has enriched the lives of thousands of students throughout its history.

At the heart of Wesley’s approach to education is our commitment to developing well rounded individuals who aspire to achieve their personal best in all areas of learning.

The College supports the development of every girl and boy from early childhood years through to Senior School, across three campuses.

Elsternwick: Three-years-old to Year 9
Glen Waverley: Three-years-old to Year 12
St Kilda Road: Three-years-old to Year 12

In addition to providing an outstanding education within the classroom, we are also renowned for the real-life learning opportunities we offer our students, which include:

  • A unique Year 9 residential program in Clunes. 
  • Three outdoor education camps in Victoria – near Healesville, Paynesville and Portland. 
  • A Studio School in the Kimberley, Western Australia. 
  • A dynamic, new boarding facility — Learning in Residence.

Academic Excellence 

Wesley College is one of the top VCE and IB schools in Australia, attracting students from a diverse range of countries and cultures. We have a long-standing tradition of academic success.

Our class of 2016 has achieved outstanding results in its final year at the College. 

54 per cent of our Year 12 students studied the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE), and 46 per cent studied the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB DP).

Some of the highlights of their achievements include:

  • The Wesley combined median ATAR for VCE and IB DP was 88.15
  • 43 per cent of VCE and IB DP students achieved an ATAR of 90.00 or above
  • The percentage of 40+ (or equivalent) study scores for VCE and IB DP was 34 per cent
  • 21 Wesley IB DP and VCE students scored in the top one per cent of Australia, achieving an ATAR greater than 99.00
  • 188 perfect study/subject scores were attained across the combined VCE and IB DP cohort
  • 98 per cent of VCE and IB DP students received a first-round tertiary offer  
  • Nearly 60% of our Year 12 students have received their first choice university offers from the University of Melbourne or Monash University, reflecting the high academic standard of teaching and learning at the College.    

A balanced education 

At Wesley, we offer a comprehensive curriculum, which supports individual learning and enables students to reach their potential. We have a balanced approach to education, a concern for the whole student and a rich variety of opportunities offered within an innovative and caring environment.  

Individual needs are supported through a range of extension and enrichment programs.

The College not only promotes excellent academic results, but also supports students’ learning through a wide range of cocurricular programs, including visual and performing arts, sport, music, outdoor education and community service.

Wesley students have won countless awards for their outstanding work – in debating, music, visual arts, drama, literary festivals, and in national academic competitions. 

Alumni 

The College has produced many outstanding alumni including: 

  • Two former Australian Prime Ministers
  • One Nobel Laureate
  • 23 politicians
  • 13 Rhodes Scholars
  • One High Court Judge, seven Supreme Court Judges, two Federal Court Judges and one family court judge
  • 36 Olympic athletes
  • A multitude of prominent scientists, teachers, artists, musicians, actors, leaders in business and philanthropy

Key facts




School uniform

School Uniform

The uniform is compulsory and enforced

Number of students

Total enrolment: 400
Up to Year 6: 241
In high school: 159

Gender in depth

Other requirements




Boarding school

Offer IB

Accepts international students

Offers VCAL

Offers VET

Our Curriculum




Subjects overview

Subjects overivew

Math classes: streamed and mixed
English classes: mixed

Senior secondary subjects overview

Senior Secondary Subjects overivew

LOTE taught to Unit 4 level:
French — 7-10, Japanese — 7-10, Chinese — 7-10,

Activities and Support staff




Music

Music

12 music options
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Sport

Sport

20 sporting activities
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Support staff

Support Staff

14 support staff
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Accelerated learning

Support Staff

1 accelerated learning
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Message from the Principal


Student Profile

Name: Tor Kerver

Year Level: Class of 2010

Favourite Subject:

Early lessons in cultural and social pluralism fostered an international outlook and awareness which continues to shape my views and habits; in the decade since I graduated from Wesley, I have studied in two countries and worked in a further five. My undergraduate studies at Harvard University touched on a diverse range of subjects, from social theory to political economy. A year travelling through East and South East Asia as a freelance journalist was followed by a masters degree in Development Studies from the University of Cambridge. More recently, I returned to the United States to study law at Harvard Law School and I am currently enrolled in concurrent graduate programmes at Harvard and the University of Cambridge faculty of law.

Between studies, I worked for the Australian government at the United Nations, negotiating a number of humanitarian, development and macroeconomic resolutions in the 62nd UN General Assembly. My legal work has also taken me to the occupied Palestinian territories, where I worked with B'Tselem on human rights issues relating to the Israeli occupation, and to South Africa, where I worked with the Legal Resources Centre in Johannesburg. In 2009, I was a visiting fellow at the Universidad Javeriana faculty of law in Bogota, Colombia.

I am currently working in the Hague, the Netherlands, where I am assisting with Charles Taylor's defence in the Special Court for Sierra Leone. In the future, I hope to combine international legal practice with a career in academia. My research interests are in the areas of law (in particular critical approaches to international law), international relations, political economy, and international development. I have published articles in the areas of trade, taxation, politics and commercial law, and have written as an independent journalist on contemporary issues in Australia and Southeast Asia.

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Our Scholarships

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Scholarship Name Academic Scholarship
Gender Name Coeducational
Eligibility For entry into Years 5, 7 and 10. Based on an exam.
Amount Comment Covers up to 50 per cent of tuition fees for the duration of enrolment.
Tenure 8 years

School Details

Principal: Dr Helen Drennen AM

Addresses:
5 Gladstone Pde Elsternwick VIC 3185

Directions:

Tel: (03) 8102 6808

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