Founded in 1867 by visionaries with a burning desire to provide a great education for the young people of Melbourne’s west, Westbourne is a dynamic knowledge-rich environment where a dedicated team of professional teachers empower their students and support them to be the best they can be. In seeking to instil a lifelong commitment to growth through education, the school aims to motivate and inspire, encourage deep level thinking and creativity, and communicate a powerful shared vision: Shaping Learners Who Inspire the World.
With a reputation for academic excellence and a very strong commitment to student wellbeing from the early years onwards, teaching and learning is characterised by a carefully planned, innovative curriculum that is not only challenging, but is also focussed on developing key skills, understanding and knowledge in the core subject areas.
Located on the main campus at Truganina in the heart of Melbourne’s fast-growing west, students are grouped in age-appropriate learning clusters: Winjeel (Prep-Year 2); the Verdon Centre (Years 3-6); the Horsburgh Centre (Years 7-8); the Geoffrey Ryan Centre (Year 9) and the Senior College (Years 10-12).
As evidenced by excellent 2017 VCE results, Westbourne students are busy and engaged in what they do. In addition to four perfect scores of 50 and a median ATAR of 84.1, more than a third (35 per cent) of the group achieved an ATAR of 90 or above, ranking them in the top 10 per cent in the country.
At the same time, the wide range of sporting, creative and cultural activities mean every student has an opportunity to participate. Currently under construction for completion in mid-2018 is the new, purpose-built sports and aquatic centre with its 25 metre, eight-lane heated swimming pool, weights room, dance studio and gymnasium. The very popular performing arts program includes drama, orchestras, choirs, bands, House music competition and annual musical productions.
Westbourne understands the importance of preparing its young people for a world in which the knowledge economy will continue to exert great influence, where people are constantly connected and where the ability to think critically and globally will be fundamental.
The uniform is compulsory and enforced
Total enrolment: 1472
Up to Year 6: 536
In high school: 936
In Year 12: 156
Accepts international students
Math classes: mixed
English classes: mixed
33 VCE level 3/4 studies
189 VCE students
LOTE taught to Unit 4 level:
1 VET program(s) available
3 VET students
Scores of 40+ 15%
Median Score 34
Satisfactory completions of VCE 100%
Bachelor enrolled 79%
TAFE/VET enrolled 6%
Leading this active, skilled and caring community of staff and students is a huge privilege, one that brings with it the responsibility of providing the best, most comprehensive education possible for the young people in our care.
In an era of ever-increasing social, technological and cultural change, Westbourne is both outward-looking and focussed on the learning outcomes and overall wellbeing of every student. Because many of these students will be working in jobs that do not yet exist, it will be attributes such as deep level thinking, creativity and imagination that will underpin their success. Added to that, their ability to make judgements and use knowledge in new situations will empower them in a twenty-first century workplace increasingly focussed on problem solving, teamwork, innovation and initiative.
It is in this context that Westbourne’s strong moral purpose, a conviction that every child can succeed, is fundamental to all that we strive to achieve.
Name: Harry Fenn
Year Level: 12
Favourite Subject: Music and Theatre Studies
Since beginning at Westbourne in Prep I have had every opportunity I could have imagined. The staff at Westbourne have shown genuine care and support of me in all of my endeavours - both at school and in my life outside of school. I believe this kind of teacher-student relationship extends to every student here.
Being a passionate performer since eight years of age, I have been blessed with countless and invaluable experiences to ignite my love of the performing arts and to learn and refine new skills. These skills will remain with me beyond my schooling. Being able to follow my passion at school has led to my discovery of a family of likeminded peers who have made an enormous contribution to my growth. Together, my friends and I have shared a multitude of subjects, experiences and interests all of which have played a part in shaping who we are today and who we will be for the rest of our lives.
The open days listed below have been sourced from Westbourne Grammar School for 2018. Please contact the school directly using the enquiry form on the right hand side for further information.
The fees outlined below have been sourced from Westbourne Grammar School for 2018. 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.
The scholarships listed below have been sourced from Westbourne Grammar School for 2018. Please contact the school directly using the enquiry form on the right hand side for further information.
|Scholarship Name||General Excellence Scholarship|
|Eligibility||For entry into Years 7 and 9. Based on a test and interview.|
|Amount Comment||Partial remission of tuition fees for the duration of enrolment to year 12.|
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