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Melbourne Girls Grammar

Melbourne Girls Grammar

VIC, Melbourne City Central




Sector

Sector
Independent

Level

Level
Combined

Female

Gender
Female

Anglican

Religion
Anglican

About Melbourne Girls Grammar

Melbourne Girls Grammar (MGGS) is a progressive, contemporary and independent school which has delivered an exceptional education for girls from Early Learning to Year 12 for more than 120 years. Our holistic learning programs are second to none, led by a team of outstanding educators who challenge and maximise the potential of every girl.

A philosophy of challenge and choice creates opportunities for every girl to discover who she is meant to be. We have an outstanding history of providing girls with an exceptional education that equips them to thrive and lead in many life contexts. We aim to produce an enterprising mindset within our girls so that they have the curiosity, confidence, skills and experience to excel in life beyond school.

Our values provide the foundation for student service and leadership, and the world-class Learning Programs (Early Learning, Junior Years: Prep – Year 4, Middle Years: Years 5 – 8 and Senior Years: Years 9 – 12) were specifically created to respond to the unique needs of contemporary girls.

In 2017, we launched a contemporary experience of learning for our Senior girls that wraps exceptional wellbeing provisions around a robust and extensive academic program. Underpinned by research on current and future contexts in which our girls will need to be able to flourish as adults, our students will have well-crafted experiences that develop their independence and repertoire of skills to adapt and succeed in tertiary, work and personal contexts. Our students will emerge from school confident in their own interests, their preferred learning styles and their capacity to manage themselves emotionally.

Wellbeing is central to our school experience as we believe an exceptional education for life not only develops academic skills and attributes, but emotional and physical wellbeing as well. With an established wellbeing team for every year level, we focus on the holistic importance of the social, emotional, physical and academic wellbeing of our girls. We understand that when our girls feel well and in control of the many aspects of their lives, they confront obstacles and challenges with confidence and a belief in their capacity to solve problems.

Enhancing an MGGS education are the diverse opportunities offered in the classroom and beyond. The depth of co-curricular programs offered in every Learning Program ensures that every girl explores and develops her areas of interest and passion to maximise her learning. Of specific note are our many coding, engineering and design clubs and workshops underpinning our commitment to quality STEM experiences for girls.


World class learning facilities and educators

Surrounded by Melbourne’s prestigious cultural, sporting and arts facilities and in the heart of South Yarra, steps away from the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne Girls Grammar is easily accessible by major metropolitan train, tram and bus route services. Melbourne Girls Grammar boasts outstanding facilities across two purpose-built and thoughtfully designed campuses, with state-of-the-art technology, flexible learning spaces and special interest centres 

Our staff are passionate about teaching and learning. We have a commitment to quality professional development and this means we are always exploring current research, thinking and new developments in education. How girls learn and how this impacts on what and how we teach are questions that promote innovation within our curriculum.


Key facts




School uniform

School Uniform

The uniform is compulsory and enforced

Number of students

Total enrolment: 937
Up to Year 6: 288
In high school: 649
In Year 12: 93

Gender in depth

Other requirements




Boarding school

Offer IB

Accepts international students

Offers VCAL

Offers VET

Our Curriculum




Subjects overview

Subjects overivew

Math classes: mixed
English classes: mixed

Senior secondary subjects overview

Senior Secondary Subjects overivew

38 VCE level 3/4 studies
164 VCE students
LOTE taught to Unit 4 level:
Chinese, French, Italian, Latin, Spanish,

Senior secondary programs overview

Senior Secondary programs overivew

5 VET program(s) available
7 VET students

How our students performed in Year 12




Results

Scores of 40+ 26%

Median Score 36

Satisfactory completions of VCE 100%

Satisfactory completions of VET 100%

Destinations

Bachelor enrolled 71%

TAFE/VET enrolled 5%

Employed 7%

Activities and Support staff




Music

Music

20 music options
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Sport

Sport

44 sporting activities
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Support staff

Support Staff

52 support staff
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Accelerated learning

Support Staff

4 accelerated learning
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Message from the Principal

Melbourne Girls Grammar has a clear vision for the education of our contemporary students. We are committed to preparing them to navigate their future with confidence, resourcefulness, and the ability to respond to complex challenges. Our girls have the capacity to be the positive influence in the many life contexts they will experience beyond our red brick walls.

Catherine Misson

Student Profile

Name: Emma

Year Level: Year 11

Favourite Subject: Biology

Emma started at Melbourne Girls Grammar as a boarder in Year 9 and, now in Year 11, has made the most of every opportunity at the School.  

“Choosing to board is one of the biggest decisions I have made in my life,” says Emma. “My choice to board was partly because it would allow me to leave home and experience independence in a safe environment. I have become more confident in many ways. There are so many opportunities to try new things and meet inspirational people through different school programs, and to meet girls from diverse backgrounds and different cultures. We are always surrounded by passionate and driven students.” 

Emma’s favourite subjects include biology and drama. With biology, Emma enjoys the practical aspect, with many excursions to the zoo, the aquarium and the Royal Botanic Gardens (directly opposite the school) to observe what the class is learning about in the real world. “We go outside the spectrum of textbook learning and discuss real world examples,” says Emma. The utilisation of technology and the world-class facilities and equipment also enhance the learning experience. Drama also allows Emma to use her artistic and creative side and she says, “I find the process of creating purely from stimulus very interesting and fun. We have very active discussions where we all contribute and can share personal stories which we can then incorporate into performances.”

Emma is also very involved in co-curricular activities and takes part in the senior choir, Merton Chamber Voices, Melbourne Girls Grammar and Melbourne Grammar School plays, tennis and debating, and the new music theatre group, an initiative by Emma and a peer. Emma says that she has become passionate about public speaking, and says that, “it gives me greater self-confidence and increased confidence in asserting my own opinion.” 

 


School fees at Melbourne Girls Grammar

The fees outlined below have been sourced from Melbourne Girls Grammar for 2017. Some schools may include additional costs beyond tuition fees. Please contact the school directly using the enquiry form on the right hand side for further information.

Primary Level Fees

Grade/Year Fee
Prep Fees $22,984
Grade 1 $24,308
Grade 2 $24,308
Grade 3 $26,268
Grade 4 $26,268
Grade 5 $29,936
Grade 6 $29,936

High School Fees

Grade/Year Fee
Year 7 $31,932
Year 8 $31,932
Year 9 $34,484
Year 10 $34,484
Year 11 $35,288
Year 12 $35,288

Boarding Fees

Grade/Year Fee
Year 7 $27,516
Year 8 $27,516
Year 9 $27,516
Year 10 $27,516
Year 11 $27,516
Year 12 $27,516

International Student Fees

Grade/Year Fee
Year 10 $44,840
Year 12 $44,840

Our Scholarships

The scholarships listed below have been sourced from Melbourne Girls Grammar for 2017. Please contact the school directly using the enquiry form on the right hand side for further information.

Scholarship Name Academic Scholarship
Gender Name Female
Eligibility For entry into Years 5, 7 and 9. Based on an academic examination and interview. Awarded at the discretion of the Principal.
Amount Comment Full remission of tuition fees for the duration of enrolment.
Tenure 6 years

School Details

Principal: Mrs Catherine Misson

Addresses:
86 Anderson St South Yarra VIC 3141
100 Caroline St South Yarra VIC 3141

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Tel: (03) 9862 9200

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