2013

98%Student Attendence Rate

  • Enrollments1364
  • Non-English Speaking83%
  • Top Quarter71%
  • Bottom Quarter4%
2012

97%Student Attendence Rate

  • Enrollments1372
  • Non-English Speaking83%
  • Top Quarter57%
  • Bottom Quarter5%
2011

95%Student Attendence Rate

  • Enrollments1372
  • Non-English Speaking77%
  • Top Quarter0%
  • Bottom Quarter0%
2010

95%Student Attendence Rate

  • Enrollments1356
  • Non-English Speaking88%
  • Top Quarter64%
  • Bottom Quarter9%
2013

Rank 1 Secondary Schools In VIC

  • Overall 100
  • Reading 100
  • Writing 100
  • Language 100
  • Numeracy 100
2012

Rank 2 Secondary Schools In VIC

  • Overall 100
  • Reading 100
  • Writing 100
  • Language 100
  • Numeracy 100
2011

Rank 4 Secondary Schools In VIC

  • Overall 100
  • Reading 100
  • Writing 100
  • Language 100
  • Numeracy 100
2010

Rank 3 Secondary Schools In VIC

  • Overall 100
  • Reading 100
  • Writing 100
  • Language 100
  • Numeracy 100
2013

Rank 6 2013 VCE Ranking

  • Exams Sat 706
  • Median Score 37
  • 40+ Subjects% 35
  • 48+ Students% 5
  • Number of 50 15
2012

Rank 3 2012 VCE Ranking

  • Exams Sat 709
  • Median Score 37
  • 40+ Subjects% 36
  • 48+ Students% 7
  • Number of 50 26
2011

Rank 5 2011 VCE Ranking

  • Exams Sat 692
  • Median Score 37
  • 40+ Subjects% 34
  • 48+ Students% 7
  • Number of 50 26
2010

Rank 2 2010 VCE Ranking

  • Exams Sat 690
  • Median Score 38
  • 40+ Subjects% 38
  • 48+ Students% 9
  • Number of 50 29
School TypeSecondary
Address

Forrest Hill , South Yarra VIC 3141 Australia


Nearby House Sold Price
Phone03 9826 0711
Website www.mhs.vic.edu.au...
GenderMale

Key Facts

Voluntary Contributions

Year 10 are $2,500
Year 12 are $1,900

Uniform

The uniform is compulsory and enforced

Size

1370 students all in secondary (Very Big)
340 in Year 12
706 in VCE level 3/4 Units
39 in VCE VET

Overview of the Curriculum

Math classes are of mixed ability.
English classes are of mixed ability.

Languages: French, German, Indonesian, Japanese

Overview of senior secondary subjects

59 VCE level 3/4 studies, VET programs available;

LOTE taught to Unit 4 level: French, German, Indonesian, Japanese

Selected senior secondary results

35% study scores of 40+;
median study score of 37;
satisfactory completions of VCE 100%, of VET 98%

Activities and Support

13 music options; 32 sporting activities; 21 other clubs or activities; 12 support staff.

Destinations

98% to university
2% to TAFE
1% to work

About Melbourne High School

Melbourne High School is Victoria’s only academically selective boys’ school. It is the oldest and most prestigious government secondary school in Victoria. The school offers a broad academic and cocurricular program for Years 9 to 12 and has an unsurpassed record of achievement in academic, sporting and cultural attainment. It counts among its former students many prominent leaders in all walks of life.

The school’s academic program extends both depth and breadth of learning. Specific extension and enrichment opportunities and special interest activities are available. The school offers an extensive VCE program, including options for university extension and VET studies.

The school offers the richest co-curricular program available, with over 40 sports, 30 musical ensembles, performing and visual arts festivals, national and overseas tours, outdoor education and over 40 special interest clubs and societies, including Army and Air Force cadets.

Year 9 entry is via an examination conducted in Term 2 of the previous year and is open to boys currently enrolled in their second year of secondary school, generally Year 8, in any government or non-government school in Australia or overseas. Students need to be either Australian citizens or holders of a permanent resident visa. There is a smaller Year 10 intake and limited places at other year levels.

About your child

Melbourne High School has a statewide charter to provide a program tailored for academically talented students. It is able to foster the highest individual expectations and attainment in all aspects of academic, personal and co-curricular development. With virtually no student discipline issues, the focus can be entirely directed to high-quality teaching and learning in a collegial and personalised environment.

The school sets demanding goals for every student. Your son will be working at the highest academic level and at an increased pace. There is an expectation that all students will participate in as many aspects of the co-curricular program as possible. He will have the great advantage of pursuing his education amongst peers who will challenge him and celebrate and share in his achievements.

Students are encouraged to develop challenging academic and educational goals. Every student is supported through a dedicated pastoral care program, and there is an extensive transition program for all new students. A detailed career exploration and further study program are offered to prepare students for the future. Student learning is closely monitored, and written reports are provided each term to parents, with the opportunity to discuss student progress with each subject teacher.

Our students hail from all over greater metropolitan Melbourne and beyond, and come from a diverse range of cultural and social backgrounds. The school takes great pride in the richness of community this engenders. We believe this diversity is an essential preparation for life in an international, multicultural world.

About the environment

The school is located in South Yarra and is easily accessible by public transport. The ‘Castle on the Hill’ is one of Melbourne’s most iconic buildings. It contains state-of-the-art educational facilities — including extensive ICT; an indoor swimming pool and gymnasium; and specialist science, music and visual arts, and library wings — set among grounds adjacent to the Yarra River. The school also maintains its own outdoor education centre. All students are equipped with iPads as learning devices.

The school takes seriously its role of developing the leaders of tomorrow. There is a direct emphasis upon the development of democratic values and responsible citizenship. Social justice, equality, opportunity, cultural and religious diversity and individual difference are central to the school’s ethos and are explicitly fostered through the school’s community involvement and leadership programs.

The school ethos also emphasises the celebration of individual and team success, excellence and attainment in all endeavours. The school’s motto ‘Honour the Work’ encapsulates our pride in a rich and successful heritage, strong sense of ethos and educational purpose.

Indigenous Access Scholarship

Year 9 or 10 entry. Eligible for EMA, ABSTUDY or Centerlink benefit card. Based on application and interview.

Costs

Full remission of school charges and contribution to books and uniform

Gender

Male

Maximum Tenure

Duration of enrolment

Contact Details

Ms Rosemary Dickson, Registrar( 03) 9826 0711

General Excellence Scholarship

Year 9 or 10 entry. Eligible for EMA or Centerlink benefit card. Based on application and interview.

Costs

Full remission of school charges and contribution to books and uniform

Gender

Male

Maximum Tenure

Duration of enrolment

Contact Details

Ms Rosemary Dickson, Registrar (03) 9826 0711

Please note that location of this property on map is approximate and street view images may not show the exact property advertised.

  • Forrest Hill , South Yarra VIC 3141 Australia
  • 03 9826 0711
  • website

South Yarra, VIC 3141
(3.65 km to CBD)

Median House Price

$1,462,500

Median Unit Price

$540,000