Our second son has just finished year 12. Between our 2 sons I have had 12 years at Melba( previously Maroondah) College. It is an awesome school. The duty of care is fantastic. One of my sons is on the spectrum and he has completed year 12. This was not a given. He would never have done it without the excellent staff support. The staff have been dedicated and always go the extra mile. Send your child here with confidence in receiving a great education and a fabulous upbringing. I am indebted and cannot heap enough praise or gratitude on all the staff over 12 years.
My daughter and her friends finished Year 12 in 2014. They’ve all done very well and have moved in to courses or careers of their choice and really are just a lovely bunch of kids and a credit to the school (and their parents of course). The only real negatives were the sorry state of the very old and neglected school grounds thanks to years of government neglect. So great to see Melba will now get the fantastic new school buildings to go along with its dedicated staff and excellent programs.
‘I really valued the positive Melba College environment and the approachable, supportive teaching staff. I needed some extra support and flexibility given my disability and competitive swimming commitment – and I got it. Melba’s a school that caters for the needs of every individual.
I attribute my sporting success in part to my Melba College education. It was there that I developed confidence, self-belief and leadership skills. Being a team captain prepared me for my ambassador role at School Sport Victoria.
The way teachers challenged me to achieve my best in every endeavour – sporting and academic – made me an independent learner. It’s great to know how to prioritise and manage my commitments to live a balanced life.
‘I honestly enjoyed my experience at Melba College. I bonded with my teachers and peers and learned so much from them. I got to see new places all over the world. I travelled to Germany, Laos and Vietnam as part of various school programs. I was also part of the debating and Model United Nations teams. This contributed enormously to my learning and personal growth.
There were plenty of leadership opportunities too. I was fortunate to represent the college as school captain in Year 12. My Melba College education prepared me really well for tertiary study and life after school. Having become resourceful and more skilled in communication and personal interactions has set me up for success.’