Korowa Anglican Girls’ School

Principal Frances Booth
Year levels Prep-12
Enrolment numbers 620
Boarding or day
Website https://www.korowa.vic.edu.au
Address 10-16 Ranfurlie Cres,
Glen Iris VIC 3146

Since its foundation in 1890, Korowa Anglican Girls’ School has been consistently recognised as one of Victoria’s leading independent schools. Our focus is on the individual student – her talents, her aspirations and her needs. We aim to assist each child to reach their full potential, wherever that may lie. Our core values are based on our Anglican tradition, but Korowa is an inclusive and multi-faith community. We pay sharp attention to fundamental education principles, as our students’ results attest. Korowa VCE results rank amongst the highest in the State. We use our Naplan results to review the progress of every individual student and to ensure our literacy and numeracy teaching meet the needs of all students. Our teachers understand current research in the areas of teaching and learning and the need to develop a growth mindset in all learners. A proudly non-selective School, Korowa offers a balanced, contemporary curriculum with a strong emphasis on building the strategies needed for lifelong learning. Our Junior School is an exciting and inspiring place of learning and development. Problem solving, creativity and goal setting typify the Junior School classroom. The curriculum focuses on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both in the classroom and in the world outside. Here students also commence Korowa’s sequential language program, participate in instrumental lessons and benefit from the science and technology resources and expertise available in a K-12 school. Our Early Learning Centre caters for 3 and 4 year olds (girls and boys) with a Reggio Emilia based program. Our Middle School (Years 6 – 8) offers a unique curriculum which seeks to enable students to develop the attributes of competent, proactive, confident learners. Our programs aim to develop the 21st century skills of knowledge building, collaboration, self-regulation, problem-solving, creativity and innovation, metacognition and the use of learning technologies. The senior years are a time of great opportunity and achievement at Korowa. Students have an extensive range of VCE subjects to choose from, together with a diverse co-curriculum. Year 9 students step outside the classroom for the last 5 weeks of the School year and participate in one of two Korowa-exclusive programs: Korowa Trek or Urban Connect, both of which are life changing learning journeys. Learning at Korowa takes place within the context of a digital environment and Korowa students leave the School with high levels of digital literacy. We are proactive in promoting the positive, safe and ethical use of all technologies. Overseas Exchanges to France, Germany, Japan and China bring language-learning to life and develop intercultural understanding. Korowa classrooms are as wide as the world. Our learning environments are modern, light-filled open spaces designed for all student groupings, ages and activities. Junior and Middle School students enjoy dedicated buildings which are contemporary in approach and design. Our modern and well maintained facilities include a Science Wing, a Food Technology Centre, a Music School, a Visual Arts Centre, Drama Studios and a VCE Centre. Both our Senior and Junior Libraries are well-equipped, relaxing places for reading and research. Our sporting program is very broad and facilities include a first-rate grass oval, eight tennis courts, two gymnasia, netball and basketball courts and a heated swimming pool. Musical productions, vocal and instrumental ensembles, debating and community service are popular co-curricular activities across the School. Korowa graduates are responsible global citizens with a social conscience and sense of justice, demonstrating initiative, confidence and a respect for others. Above all, our students are caring individuals who know that no reward comes without effort.