Tuesday, 3 May 2016

MELBOURNE HIGH SCHOOL

Melbourne High School is a selective-entry state school for boys in years 9 to 12 located in the Melbourne suburb of South Yarra. The school is known mainly for its strong academic reputation. Melbourne High School had the leading rank based on VCE average, with its 2009 cohort achieving a median ENTER of 95.85, the highest of any Victorian school in recorded history.

The school was founded in 1905 as the first coeducational state secondary school in Victoria. Melbourne High School was originally located in Spring Street in Melbourne. In 1927, the boys and girls split, with the boys moving to a new school at Forrest Hill in the inner city suburb of South Yarra which retained the name Melbourne High School. The girls eventually moved to the Mac.Robertson Girls' High School on Kings Way, Melbourne.

Throughout this history, enrolment for year 9 has been determined by an entrance examination, held in June each year. The entrance examination consists of an assessment of the applicant's mathematics and English skills. In 2007, 308 Year 9s entered the school, out of over 1,200 students who undertook the examination. Students have achieved very strong results in the VCE examinations, and placements at tertiary institutions are at a rate well above Victoria's average.

The school has a compulsory involvement program, including involvement within school and within the broader community. Its ethos encourages investment of effort into academic, sporting, musical, leadership, and personal pursuits. It was also the first school in Australia to establish a Student Representative Council, with the assistance of Sir Robert Menzies. In addition, the school owns an outdoor education facility in Millgrove, which lies near the Warburton ranges.

In 2010, The Age reported that Melbourne High School ranked equal tenth among Australian schools based on the number of alumni who had received a top Order of Australia honour.

This post is part of the Our World Tuesday meme,
and also part of the Ruby Tuesday meme,
and also part of the Trees & Bushes meme,
and also part of the Travel Tuesday meme,
and also part of the Wordless Wednesday meme.






4 comments:

  1. Stately buildings.
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  2. One of my sons went to Melbourne High and loved the academic/sporting life. The only thing he did not like was the absence of girls.

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  3. Fabulous and stately architecture.

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