Melbourne Girls Grammar

Principal Dr Toni Meath
Year levels P to 12
Enrolment numbers 844
Boarding or day boarding
Phone (03) 9862 9200
Fax (03) 9866 5768
Postal address 86 Anderson Street, South Yarra

Melbourne Girls Grammar (MGGS) is an Anglican School for girls from Early Learning to Year 12 catering for students across the full range of academic ability. The School is divided into four stages of schooling; Early Learning – 3 and 4 Year Olds, Junior Years – Prep to Year 4, Middle Years – Years 5 – 8, and Senior Years – Years 9 – 12. MGGS is a community that embraces its diversity and seeks to offer rich and varied opportunities for all types of girls to pursue their passions and interests. We are a forward looking community and understand that our students must be prepared for life in an increasingly complex and globally connected world. Our focus is the development of young women with the confidence, skills and experience to excel in life beyond school. Leadership, team building, social and cultural awareness, and a strong sense of personal self worth are crucial components of an education at Melbourne Girls Grammar. We believe that students thrive when they are engaged in a challenging academic program within a nurturing environment. Our approach is aimed at ensuring girls are keen to learn and to extend themselves, that they seek out opportunities and are solution focused in their thinking. A key message at MGGS is that every girl is valued and each can contribute to the life of our community. MGGS aspires to develop ethical women of action. Through focus on learning, research and innovation we will be recognized by our own community, the national and international community as a leading school in girls’ education. In the pursuit of our vision, MGGS is committed to the provision of an exceptional education for girls, with an emphasis on strong Christian values, high expectations, creativity and academic challenge. Within a supportive and optimistic culture we provide opportunities for students to discover their passions and build their capacities for action and influence within their many life contexts. Our values are Integrity, Compassion, Courage and Self-discipline. The NAPLAN assessment data, along with data gathered from our internal assessment program and UNSW Global assessment data, is used to identify trends and inform the ongoing development of our curriculum programs in order to best meet the individual needs of our students. The School is moving into the second year of the implementation of a new Middle Years curriculum and wellbeing structure and has begun work on a reframing of our Year 9 and 10 curriculum structures. At MGGS, our Wellbeing Program ensures that academic and social development of each girl is supported and tracked by a teacher mentor. Girls are allocated to small groups and meet with their teacher mentor on a regular cycle throughout each fortnight. The teacher mentor acts as a learning co-ordinator for each student in their group and communicates regularly with teachers and parents to maintain an accurate picture of individual development. Our Wellbeing Program and teacher mentor structure have been designed to wrap around the pastoral needs of girls and to be the foundations upon which academic success rests.