Principal’s Message

Welcome to the Melba College website. We trust exploring the site will give you a clear insight into the ways we engage, enrich and empower young people.

At Melba College every student is valued and supported, enabling them to experience the holistic growth it takes to lead meaningful, productive and enjoyable lives in our complex, ever changing world.

Our expert, caring staff deliver a challenging, engaging and personalised curriculum that helps students discover their talents and skills, hone their unique attributes, and produce their personal best. Being held to high expectations of achievement, behaviour and participation inspires our students. It builds their confidence and autonomy and helps to create our positive learning environment.

Our suite of co-curricular programs caters for those with interests in sport, music, performance, international engagement, community involvement and leadership. Student voice, the active involvement of students in the decision making processes of the college, is also critical to the realisation of our vision for promoting progress and maximising potential.

In nurturing sub-school environments we support the specific physical, intellectual, social and emotional adolescent needs of our Junior (Years 7-9) and Senior (Years 10-12) students. This ‘school within a school’ model, which ensures the dual benefits of students being well known and having the opportunity to access broad ranging subject and co-curricular choices, will remain a feature of our new single campus.

Melba students are engaged and connected, have strong principles and are successful as a result of their positive, well-rounded educational experience at the college.

A visit to either of our sites will enable you to see this for yourself. Our student ambassadors will guide your school tour and happily share their experiences with you.

I look forward to meeting you soon.

Terry Bennett
Principal