Mentone Girls’: Empowering girls

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Mentone Girls’ Grammar is inspiring the next generation of women to be truly remarkable leaders, creators, innovators and change-makers who have a positive impact on our world.

At this ELC – Year 12 campus located in close proximity to Port Phillip Bay, Principal Natalie Charles says the school community believes in the potential of every child to aspire to and achieve success beyond their imaginations.

“By ensuring every girl is known, seen and heard, we create a sense of genuine wellbeing and belonging, a place where students can come as they are and be their authentic selves,” Ms Charles says. “We empower them to aspire to excellence, build the confidence to succeed, and boldly steer their futures in the direction that is right for them.”

Education that empowers

With 122 years of excellence in girls’ education, Mentone Girls’ Grammar offers a wide range of curricular and co-curricular activities spanning academics, sport, and performing arts in an environment where girls can thrive by challenging or disrupting gender norms.

“We provide an educational environment that unashamedly places girls at the centre, both in our engagement with contemporary issues and in our pedagogical practices,” Ms Charles says.

Early Learning curriculum blends inquiry and play-based learning drawn from the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP) and the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework. This continues in the Junior School, where students delve deeply into concepts and make connections across subjects. Senior students engage with humanities, mathematics, science, technology, languages, entrepreneurship and the arts.

Of the School’s Class of 2021, 37 per cent achieved an Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) of 90 or higher, and 72 per cent achieved an ATAR of 80 or more. Two students were awarded Dux with scores over 99.

The backdrop of Port Phillip Bay provides opportunities for beach kinder and learning across all year levels, as well as community partnerships with organisations including Surf Lifesaving Victoria. A world-class Aquatic Centre on campus provides additional access to develop swimming, diving, water polo and lifesaving skills.

Future focused

Mentone Girls’ Grammar supports the holistic needs of today’s students, while innovating to meet the needs of the students of tomorrow.

From competition-level debating to pitching a business idea, Mentone girls are empowered to embrace challenges and supported to ensure they are equipped to navigate an increasingly complex and rapidly changing world.

A community that cares

Mentone Girls’ Grammar is one campus and one community. It’s a place where the older girls look after the younger girls and teachers genuinely care for students.

Talented, highly skilled and experienced leading educators provide innovative learning and positive role models for students, fostering trust, a love of learning, support and encouragement to show each individual student the way.

Mentone girls evolve into remarkable women

Mentone Girls’ Grammar alumni are inspiring women who have forged successful careers around the world. This multi-generational network of remarkable women, including meteorologists, physicists, psychologists, artists, authors, sportswomen and lawyers, generously provide mentoring and support to students.

Alongside their high-performing teachers, these role models are inspiring leaders who reassure students that an often-confusing world offers many pathways to success and that strong females who have gone before us show us the way.

Says Ms Charles: “We’re developing the thoughtful, moral and compassionate young people and leaders the world needs right now.”

Mentone Girls’ Grammar hosts regular open mornings and tours where families can meet Principal Natalie Charles and experience the school in action. To book, call Enrolments on 9581 1200 or visit


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