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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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Coeducational

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Coeducational

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Uniting

Wesley College is one of the leading International Baccalaureate (IB) coeducational schools in Australia. It is also the only school in Victoria to offer an IB Programme, which spans from Primary through to Senior School.
Our world-class IB Programme includes:
  • The International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB PYP) – three-years-old 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 applies Wesley’s ethos of a ’true education’, providing a balanced approach to learning, with an emphasis on developing the whole person. It aims to instil in our students enquiring, internationally-minded thinking, in order to become active and 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: 
  • 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 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 several pathways to Senior School students and a growing number of students (nearly half the Year 12 cohort) 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 that 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 and 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.

Academic excellence in 2016

In 2016, 163 of our students presented for the IB DP, which represents 46 per cent of our Year 12 cohort.

Some of the highlights of their outstanding achievements include:
  • The IB DP median ATAR was 94.60
  • Four IB DP students achieved the highest possible ATAR of 99.95 and a perfect score of 45.
    These students are: Jemima Montag, Cameron Pollaers, Ronlee Korren and Jadene Yip
  • 19 Wesley IB DP students scored in the top one per cent of Australia, achieving an ATAR greater than 99.00
  • 75per cent of IB DP students achieved an ATAR of 90.00 or above
  • 185 perfect study/subject scores were attained across the IB DP cohort

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

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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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