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Wesley College, St Kilda Road

Wesley College, St Kilda Road

VIC, Melbourne City Central




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Independent

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Combined

Coeducational

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Coeducational

Uniting

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Uniting

Wesley College is one of the leading International Baccalaureate (IB) coeducational schools in Australia and the first school in Victoria to offer an IB Programme which spans from ECLC through to Senior School.

As an authorised three-programme IB World School, our students benefit from a continuum of learning at all year levels, including:

  • The International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB PYP) – Three-year-olds to Year 6
  • The Middle Years Programme (IB MYP) – Years 7 to 10
  • The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB DP) - Years 11 and 12 

The IB Programme at Wesley provides students with a balanced approach to learning, which emphasises their development as life-long learners. Our students are instilled with a sense of inquiry and international mindedness that empowers them to become active, compassionate, global citizens. 

Primary Years Programme (IB PYP)

At Wesley College, the Primary Years Programme (PYP) is focused on building our students’ conceptual understanding, knowledge, skills and attitudes, not only to excel in their studies, but also for their personal growth and understanding of the world. It is grounded in a deep belief about the nature of learning and a desire to develop students who have an international outlook. 

Six transdisciplinary themes of global significance provide a dynamic framework for exploration and study in Early Learning¬–Year 6: 

  • Who we are 
  • Where we are in place and time
  • How we express ourselves 
  • How the world works 
  • How we organise ourselves 
  • Sharing the planet 

An international education is dynamic and responds to ever-changing global needs. Through an exploration of concepts such as conflict resolution, cultural identity, individual and collective responsibility and sustainability, we aim to develop in our children an understanding of their power to enact change at personal, local and global levels. 

— Wesley College Primary Staff 

Middle Years Programme (IB MYP)

The Middle Years Programme (MYP) ¬¬enables students in Years 7, 8 and 9 to learn and grow during a pivotal time in their lives. 

It builds on the knowledge and skills developed through the IB PYP, fostering a sense of intellectual curiosity, and providing students with an opportunity to express their thoughts and perspectives on what they have learnt.

Diploma Programme (IB DP)

Wesley offers a number of pathways for Senior School students (Years 10–12), and a growing number of students, are electing to do our globally recognised International Baccalaureate Programme (IB DP). 

Our IB DP provides a rigorous two-year pre-university curriculum, characterised by:

  • Academic breadth, depth and rigour, which are recognised by universities worldwide
  • Emphasis on promoting international awareness among students 
  • Attention to developing socially responsible citizens of the world with an awareness of global perspectives

At Wesley, we work with each student to help them select the study path that is right for them, to ensure they make informed choices about their future. 

The IB DP is suited to students who aspire to pursue tertiary studies at university in Australia or overseas, and are interested in developing their international awareness and communication skills. Students may also elect to study the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE).

Academic excellence in 2017

In 2017, 38% of our Year 12 students studied for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme.

Some of the highlights of their outstanding achievements include:

  • The IB DP median ATAR was 93.45
  • 3 IB DP students achieved the highest possible ATAR of 99.95 and a perfect score of 45
  • These students are: Amelia Goulding Holland, Jordi Shahab and Dorothea Yannoulidis 
  • 7 Wesley IB DP students scored in the top 1% of Australia, achieving an ATAR greater than 99.00
  • 70% of IB DP students achieved an ATAR of 90.00 or above

Key facts




School uniform

School Uniform

The uniform is compulsory and enforced

Number of students

Total enrolment: 1537

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




VCE 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%


IB Results

Scores of 40+ 57%

Satisfactory completions of IB Diploma 97%

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, activities and services
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Support staff

Support Staff

16 support staff
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School Details

Principal: Dr Helen Drennen AM

Addresses:
577 St Kilda Rd Melbourne VIC 3004

Tel: (03) 8102 6108

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