At Wesley, we believe in a true education - one that realises the full potential of every girl and boy.
Our rich and comprehensive coeducational program promotes not only excellent academic results, but has a concentrated focus on the Arts, Sport, Outdoor Education and Community. A true education captures the richness, breadth and depth of a Wesley education and encapsulates all that is wonderful about Wesley College. There is no more natural environment for a true education than coeducation.
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Wesley College Melbourne, Registered School No 1, is a coeducational, open-entry school of the Uniting Church with a rich tradition on which to base its liberal, broadly based curriculum. Opened on 18 January 1866, Wesley has enriched the lives of thousands of young people in history. In 2016, the College celebrates its sesquicentenary – 150 years of outstanding educational opportunities.
In addition, a Year 9 residential program operates in Clunes, and there are three Outdoor Education Camps in Victoria – near Healesville, Paynesville and Portland – and a Studio School in the Kimberley, Western Australia.
The Community College at Wesley provides for the myriad of activities that occur outside normal school hours. It offers a range of programs designed to support families, encourage individual learning and provide positive outcomes for the Wesley and broader community. Programs are available year round and are offered at all campuses and also the College’s Clunes and Outdoor Education sites.
The Wesley College Institute
An integral part of Wesley College, it harnesses creative competencies through connections with partners such as universities, community organisations and philanthropic groups. It encourages a culture of learning, reflection and connection in the College to advance educational practice and contribute to community debate.
The Institute has already been instrumental in a number of projects of national and international significance. Such opportunities allow Wesley staff to further their understanding of educational issues in both an academic and practical context, by undertaking projects on secondment. This places Wesley teachers at the forefront of international educational research.
The Wesley College Foundation
Since its establishment in 1866, Wesley College has relied on the generosity of its donors and benefactors-alumni, parents past parents and community friends - to enhance its facilities, develop its academic programs, fund the rich diversity of cocurricular and sporting activities, and increase the number of scholarships on offer.
The Wesley College Foundation was established in 1978 and is the vehicle that raises funds to assist the College with so much of its vital work that directly benefits every Wesley student. It seeks to inspire financial support through a comprehensive philanthropic program that includes raising funds for: buildings and facilities, scholarships, library, sport, the performing and visual arts, Yiramalay and The Wesley College Institute. It also promotes bequests through The Sapere Aude Bequest Society.
Wesley College is establishing Learning in Residence, an innovative residential facility to be built adjacent to the Senior School at the Glen Waverley campus. Scheduled to open in Term 4, 2016, this exciting, multipurpose, senior years (Years 10-12) residential development will provide a real-life context for holistic experiential learning which builds on the rich history of such residential experiences at Wesley – a century of boarding, two decades of Outdoor Education and the highly-acclaimed residential learning programs in Clunes and Yiramalay.
The architectural design, location and programs have been designed to further enhance learning in the senior years and will again provide students - locally, nationally and internationally - with the benefits of an outstanding Wesley residential experience. Learning in Residence will be a dynamic and diverse community providing a vibrant and safe environment that will stimulate the intellectual, emotional, physical, social, cultural and spiritual development of the students in residence.
Wesley offers scholarships in a variety of categories:
Applications for 2017 Academic Scholarships, R.G. Menzies, and General Excellence are now closed.
Click the links below to apply for scholarships for entry in 2017: