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Mentone Girls' Grammar School

Our School

Mentone Girls' Grammar School is one of the finest schools for girls in Melbourne.

At Mentone Girls' Grammar School we accept girls of all talents and abilities and pride ourselves on being culturally diverse, welcoming students of all faiths and cultures.

Quality teaching, small classes, and an inspired curriculum, set within technology rich, purpose built learning centres, have led to Mentone Girls' Grammar School's long history of outstanding achievement.

Since 1899, generations of students, staff and parents have been proud to be a part of this vibrant, caring and highly successful learning community.

With a beautiful single campus, Mentone Girls' Grammar School offers the advantages of a seamless education from Kindergarten to Year 12. Our unique location by the beach provides a fresh and healthy educational environment and has inspired our WAVES priorities – key principles which guide the way we meet the particular learning needs of girls by contributing to their Wellbeing, Achievement, positive Values, Enterprising nature and Success as women in our society.

Our WAVES Priorities

The beautiful beachfront location of Mentone Girls' Grammar School has inspired our WAVES priorities – key principles which guide the way we meet the particular learning needs of girls by contributing to their Wellbeing, Achievement, positive Values, Enterprising nature and Success as women in society. These priorities contribute to the unique culture and success of our school, as well as our personalised approach to learning.

Mentone Girls' Grammar School students gain important skills to manage their lives, to make informed choices and the self awareness and self belief to deal with different challenges and pressures.

Curriculum

As a member of the prestigious Council of International Schools and an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School (primary), Mentone Girls' Grammar School is often benchmarked against some of the best schools in the world.

Our curriculum challenges and inspires our students to learn, lead and live with an international focus. As a school, our aim is to develop compassionate, connected, articulate young women who have fun in learning and the confidence to succeed no matter where their journey takes them.

The Mentone Girls' Grammar School curriculum also includes debating, dance, drama, music, visual arts, Duke of Edinburgh, volunteering, leadership training, and a formal careers program, all within a technology-rich environment. Strong community alliances provide many opportunities, from water skills with Mentone Life Saving Club, to quality competition through Girls Sport Victoria.

Academic Achievements

Mentone Girls' Grammar School empowers young women through the life-changing gift of a high-quality, contemporary education. Our students regularly win prizes for sporting and artistic endeavour, and attain a high level of academic achievement as measured by key markers including NAPLAN (National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy), VCE (Victorian Certificate of Education) and ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Ranking) scores. These results are a reflection of the hard work put in by students and their teachers over many years in all critical areas of learning. We are particularly delighted when students achieve or surpass their personal expectations which are not always reflected in a test or ATAR score. Our results are particularly pleasing considering we are a non-selective entry school and welcome students of all talents and abilities.

Through our personalised approach to learning, combined with our expertise in the education of girls, we help students build their self-confidence, achieve excellence and make a difference – these are the results that matter most.

VCE Highlights from the Class of 2016

• 100% of our students attained their VCE
• Dux for 2016 is Lily Shen who achieved a perfect ATAR score of 99.95
• Dux Secundus is Caitlin Cole who achieved an ATAR of 99.9
• 11% of the class achieved ATARs of 99+
• 24% of the class achieved ATARs of 95+
• 44% of the class achieved ATARs of 90+
• 60% of the class achieved ATARs of 85+
• 71% of the class achieved ATARs of 80+

Physical Education

Sport and Physical Education have always been major ingredients in the making of strong, confident Mentone Girls. Participation in organised sport promotes physical, social and personal development.

Mentone Girls' Grammar School encourages its students to adopt a healthy lifestyle by eating nutritious food and participating in regular exercise. Making both a daily habit can go a long way to building physical strength and keeping mentally fit. This often provides greater levels of success within and beyond school.

These positive attitudes to physical well-being and fitness are established through the PE curriculum, the comprehensive sporting program, and the carefully sequenced Outdoor Education program. From Aerobics to Waterpolo, there is something for everyone with instruction from qualified PE teachers and sports coaches in a number of sports, outdoor and recreational activities.

With our unique location on the foreshore, it is not surprising that many of our physical education activities utilise our ‘Classroom on the Beach’.

School Facilities

Mentone Girls' Grammar's impressive facilities include a dedicated VCE Senior College, purpose-built Early Learning Centre and a specialised Junior School with state-of-the-art auditory-assisted classrooms. The Creative Learning Centre for Years 7 & 8 incorporates an advanced Media Design Suite that enables all students to undertake a wide range of creative media and design projects, from film and television production (including using a green screen), to web design, animation and industrial design. Facilities also include the Global Learning Centre for Years 9 &10, the Wellbeing Centre which houses the school nurse and school psychologist, as well as an extensive fitness gym and mind-body studio. The school also features a state-of-the-art Food and Nutrition Centre, our Enterprise Academy dedicated to future-focussed learning, a music school with concert room and practice studios, visual arts centre, science laboratories, gymnasium, sporting oval, fitness gym, swimming pool, tennis, netball and basketball courts, library, audio-visual lecture theatre and drama and dance studios. Intranet and extensive library resources are accessible from home via remote access. The school is well supported with a private bus service and close proximity to public transport.

Mentone Girls' Grammar School

11 Mentone Parade
Mentone, VIC 3194
Phone: 03 9581 1200
Fax: 03 9581 1299
Email:
registrar@mentonegirls.vic.edu.au

Website:
www.mentonegirls.vic.edu.au

    

Key Details:

  • Type: Independent
  • Level: Combined
  • Gender: Girls
  • Religious Affiliation: Anglican
  • Early Learning: Yes
  • Learning Extension: Yes
  • International Baccalaureate: Yes
  • International Students: Yes
  • Performing Arts Academy: Yes
  • Scholarships: Yes
  • Sporting Academy: Yes

Announcements

SCHOOL TOURS

Our whole school tour days are held both, on a Saturday to provide maximum flexibility for families and, on a Friday to allow visitors to experience our vibrant School in action. The day includes a presentation by our Principal, Mrs Fran Reddan, followed by tours of the school.

It provides a great opportunity for families to see the excellent facilities of the School from ELC to Year 12 and to discuss our educational programs with key members of staff. Visit our website for School Tour dates or to make an appointment www.mentonegirls.vic.edu.au

 

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