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School Profile

Unique in its status as a state-wide provider for girls (Years 9 to 12), The Mac.Robertson Girls' High School seeks to remain at the forefront of education for girls in Australia. An established State Secondary School situated in a central city location adjacent to the Albert Park Lake, it offers outstanding facilities for the delivery of its programs and is attended by students from a wide area of metropolitan Melbourne and beyond. The selective nature of entry results in a broad socio-economic and cultural mix, and a strong commitment to academic excellence. The school provides an educational experience which equips girls for tertiary study and leadership roles in the academic, professional and business communities, and develops interests and skills to enhance their personal lives.

The school values the traditions that have contributed to its success in the past while embracing the opportunities offered by the future. Students’ talents, efforts and achievements are rewarded in an environment which fosters mutual respect, personal integrity and strong sense of self-worth. True to its motto, "Potens Sui" (mastery of self), the school adheres to a code of conduct based on self-discipline and responsibility to oneself and others.

Mac.Robertson Girls' is committed to meeting the learning needs of the students by providing a fulfilling and challenging education commensurate with their abilities. Provision for gifted and talented students in academic areas as well as in art, drama, music, sport and leadership, is an essential part of the school curriculum. A strong core program and a wide range of elective studies across the eight Key Learning Areas in the Middle School offers students many opportunities for enrichment and extension, including the selection of a VCE or VET study. An extensive range of VCE study areas is offered in the Senior School and subject acceleration is available for students of high ability. Student learning at all levels is enriched through collaborative programs with other schools and universities, flexible modes of delivery such as seminars, student forums, lectures, tutorials, scholars-in-residence, online learning, and the many enhancement activities available within the co-curricular program.

The school council, principal, staff, parents and students, both past and present, share a vision for the school in the twenty-first century and are committed to the provision of high quality teaching, learning and facilities to enable all students to reach their personal and academic potential. This commitment, increasing demand for places in the school and the constraints of the site led to the implementation of a master plan which resulted in the provision for over 900 students to be educated at The Mac.Robertson Girls' High School. The school is consolidated on one site, with facilities for physical and sport education, science, music, visual and performing arts, a learning resource centre, a canteen and VCE student common room.