I know this school is relatively new, just wondering if anyone has any info on it? DH is looking at a job in Melb, and we cannot afford private school, so if we were to move it would need to be near a really good public school. MGC seems to tick the boxes, but would love personal opinions. My understanding it you have to live in their zone, although i cannot find exactly what that is.
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28-01-2012 10:15 #1
Melbourne Girls College
28-01-2012 23:37 #2
28-01-2012 23:42 #3
I may be wrong but I think that although it is a public school, their are academic requirements. Tests to get in and certain grades to be achieved to remain.
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28-01-2012 23:52 #4
I went to this school - finished in 2005.
I dont know if things have changed since i was enrolled but there was no zone or academic requirements to get in.
It had its flaws but I will say it is the best you are going to get without going private.
SOME of the teachers are really good. And being in the same regions as a lot of the private schools, it really tries to compete with these schools - uniform, presentation, academic and conduct wise.
I disliked some of the aspects of going to an all-girls school, some of the teachers did not care less and there was some b!tching/bullying - however i found that by the time vce/year 12 came about - all the bad eggs student wise had been weeded out and the less than enthusiastic teachers were kept at lower grade levels. Also in my final year, a girl in year 8/9 took her own life because of extreme and severe harrassment and bullying. These bullies continued to torment her friends after her death. I hope they have stepped up their bullying policy by now.
One thing to consider is transport - as getting the tram after school into the city is a nightmare.
Also in my time at the school, there was a problem with 'flashers' hanging out at parks near by.
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