Melbourne Grammar School is preparing young people for successful adulthood.
We recognise that their future is not our past. The world our students will live in is characterised by rapid change and our staff are teaching students to be to able to respond to the unpredictable and unexpected. Drawing on its grammar school origins with a strong tradition of scholarship, the School is committed to learning, understanding and applying, as distinct from simply knowing and reproducing. We are acutely conscious that knowledge is more easily available now and students need the skills to acquire relevant knowledge rather than simply being given it.
With expert guidance, a secure environment and access to appropriate technologies, our young men develop a positive sense of self and the confidence to go on learning. Our curriculum has an emphasis on creating autonomous learners, students who are able to navigate through information. Our programmes give due credit to the need for self-knowledge and emotional intelligence.
Many activities help students become aware of their individual learning styles and intellectual character. They are given opportunities to work collaboratively, to value their particular intelligences and to expand the ways in which they think.
Personal notebook computers have been fully integrated throughout the curriculum and boys share ideas, interact with peers and teachers and investigate their own learning pathways. To download a document outlining the School's Computing Programme, please click here.
Leadership begins with oneself. With this in mind, we are preparing young men to know the ways in which they can lead themselves or others. At Melbourne Grammar, learning and leadership are strongly linked. We believe that future success will depend on knowing how to adapt, to apply or to understand whatever is needed to solve problems. Those who are equipped only to handle the known are ill equipped to handle the unknown.
Our curriculum is expanding, driven by a commitment to building resilience, in full recognition of our academic traditions and with a careful eye to the future.
Click here to see the Senior School curriculum handbooks.
VCE Information Evening for students entering Year 11 in 2013
February 2013 VCE Information Evening presentations: