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Wesley College, St Kilda Road

Wesley College, St Kilda Road

VIC, Melbourne City Central




Sector

Sector
Independent

Level

Level
Combined

Coeducational

Gender
Coeducational

Uniting

Religion
Uniting

Wesley’s contemporary and dynamic residential community

Wesley’s contemporary and dynamic residential community ‘Learning in Residence is not new to the college and, in many ways, can rightly be seen as an enduring element of our DNA. Building on more than a century of boarding and several decades of outdoor education, since 2000 the college has developed two highly acclaimed residential learning programs — Clunes (1999) in country Victoria and the Yiramalay/Wesley Studio School (2010) on Leopold Downs in the Kimberley Region of Western Australia. Now we look forward to the return of boarding in Melbourne.’ Dr Helen Drennen — Principal
 
Wesley College is establishing Learning in Residence, an innovative residential facility to be built adjacent to the Senior School at the Glen Waverley campus. Opened in Term 4 2016, this exciting multi-purpose senior years (Years 10–12) residential development provides a real-life context for holistic experiential learning that builds on the rich history of such residential experiences at Wesley — a century of boarding, two decades of outdoor education and the highly acclaimed residential learning programs in Clunes and Yiramalay. The architectural design, location and programs have been designed to further enhance learning in the senior years and again provides students — locally, nationally and internationally — with the benefits of an outstanding Wesley residential experience. Learning in Residence is a dynamic and diverse community providing a vibrant and safe environment that stimulates the intellectual, emotional, physical, social, cultural and spiritual development of the students in residence.
 
Wesley’s international reputation for academic excellence in the International Baccalaureate Diploma, Victorian Certificate of Education and dedicated English Language Preparation Program will be further enhanced by this residential experience. In designing the new Learning in Residence facility, considerable research was undertaken in preparing an educational and design brief so that the design is reflective of the college as a modern, innovative and progressive school offering a unique and contemporary residential environment.
 
The Learning in Residence facility includes eight two-storey residences, each accommodating a maximum of 16 students and one staff member. Four houses are allocated for girls and four houses for boys. An additional three houses accommodate other key staff. Students share a bedroom with one other and are provided with an ensuite bathroom and lounge area. Study facilities are available for each student in their room, as well as access to the Senior School library and resource centre for study periods, which are supervised by residential and campus staff.
 
The residential program continues the strong culturally appropriate pastoral care model at Wesley College and provides comprehensive academic support systems to ensure each student’s social, emotional and academic welfare is nurtured. Students have access to a communal dining space, seating 240, and the adjoining recreational areas. In addition to this is full access to the campus recreational facilities, including the sports centre; gymnasium; tennis, hockey and netball courts; sporting ovals; and a swimming pool.
 
A newly created Health Centre provides students with medical assistance and access to campus counsellors if required. An administration area supports students and parents with management of programs and house security staff.
 
The location and design of the residences within the spacious grounds of the Glen Waverley campus specifically address the safety of each student with their close proximity to the Senior School.

Key facts




School uniform

School Uniform

The uniform is compulsory and enforced

Number of students

Total enrolment: 1508
Up to Year 6: 407
In high school: 1101

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

46 VCE level 3/4 studies
173 VCE students
LOTE taught to Unit 4 level:
Chinese, French, Japanese,

Senior secondary programs overview

Senior Secondary programs overivew

9 VET program(s) available
38 VET students

How our students performed in Year 12




Results

Scores of 40+ 12%

Median Score 33

Satisfactory completions of VCE 100%

Satisfactory completions of VET 98%

Destinations

Bachelor enrolled 99%

TAFE/VET enrolled 1%

Activities and Support staff




Music

Music

12 music options
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Sport

Sport

20 sporting activities
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Other

Other

15 other clubs or activities
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Support staff

Support Staff

16 support staff
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Student Profile

Name: Tor Kerver

Year Level:

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.

Our Scholarships

The scholarships listed below have been sourced from Wesley College, St Kilda Road for 2018. Please contact the school directly using the enquiry form on the right hand side for further information.

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:
577 St Kilda Rd Melbourne VIC 3004

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Tel: (03) 8102 6108

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