At Melbourne Grammar School we strongly believe that it is the quality of the human relationships within a school that defines it. Accordingly, a major emphasis is placed on the teaching and learning environment which exists both within and outside the classroom environment.
International research suggests that it is the quality of teaching that has the greatest impact on student achievement and this is of critical importance at Melbourne Grammar School. In 2008 we celebrated the School’s Sesquicentenary, which highlighted the very strong traditional basis of the School, whilst also pinpointing our preparedness to be innovative, forward looking and to remain at the forefront of education, both within Australia and overseas.
Whilst proud of the very strong academic record that Melbourne Grammar School has always maintained, our aim is always to provide the best all-round education in which a student’s physical, emotional, psychological, social and spiritual development is enhanced. Melbourne Grammar School offers an educational experience in which students will be encouraged to achieve to their potential, in which staff are supported to develop professionally in an excellent working environment and in which Melbourne Grammar School students are guided to be productive, responsible and caring citizens of the future.
Through our rigorous academic programme, the diverse co-curricular activities and the strong pastoral care system, Melbourne Grammar School students will learn to be independent, creative and flexible learners, operating within an ethical community, with a strong sense of responsibility to their community and society as a whole. Melbourne Grammar School operates within a very strong values system in which we value discovery, supported by learning leading to understanding, excellence, creative thinking, leadership, integrity, moral courage, a positive sense of self, a sense of community, compassion, diversity and an appreciation of the world.
The notion of parental choice of schools is recognised at this School as a very important one. The positive link with parents throughout a student’s journey at Melbourne Grammar School is fundamental to the achievement of educational success. We look forward to working with all parents in achieving this aim. If you have not already visited the School, I encourage you to do so to learn more about the uniquely rewarding school environment which is Melbourne Grammar School.
Roy Kelley, Headmaster