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Wesley College Melbourne
577 St Kilda Road
Melbourne Metro, Melbourne East, Melbourne South, Melbourne Bayside
Tel: + 61 3 8102 6888
5 Gladstone Parade
Elsternwick 3185
Tel: + 61 3 8102 6800

Glen Waverley
620 High Street Road
Glen Waverley 3150
Tel: + 61 3 8102 6500

St Kilda Road
577 St Kilda Road
Melbourne 3004
Tel: + 61 3 8102 6100

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Early Childhood to Year 12
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A True Education

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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To Know

To Do

To Live With

To Be

with innovation and wisdom.

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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.

  • Elsternwick: three-year-olds to Year 9 – 12km south of the Melbourne CBD
  • Glen Waverley: three-year-olds to Year 12 – 15km east of the Melbourne CBD
  • St Kilda Road: three-year-olds to Year 12 – 5km from the Melbourne CBD

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.

About Us

International Baccalaureate at Wesley College

Wesley College, offers a balanced approach to learning, a compassionate consideration of the emotional wellbeing of students and the opportunity for all young people to flourish within an innovative and caring environment.

Wesley offers the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB PYP) and Middle Years Programme (IB MYP) at all three campuses, and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB DP) as one of several course choices for students in Years 11 and 12.

Wesley was one of the first schools in Melbourne to embrace these internationally recognised programs and is one of the top IB coeducational schools in Australia.

Primary Years Programme
The Primary Years Programme is grounded in a deeply held belief about the nature of learning and a firm desire to develop students who are international in their outlook.

Six transdisciplinary themes of global significance provide a framework for exploration and study:
• who we are
• where we are in place and time
• how we express ourselves
• how the world works
• how we organise ourselves
• sharing the planet.

Five essential elements are incorporated into this framework, so that students are given the opportunity to:
• gain knowledge that is relevant and of global significance
• develop an understanding of concepts, which allows them to make connections throughout their learning
• acquire transdisciplinary and disciplinary skills
• develop attitudes that will lead to international mindedness
• take action as a consequence of their learning.
An international education is dynamic and responds to ever-changing global needs. Through exploration of concepts such as conflict resolution, cultural identity, individual and collective responsibility, and sustainability, we aim to develop in our children an understanding of their power to enact change at personal, local and global levels.
— Wesley College primary staff

Middle Years Programme
The Middle Years Programme is the latest addition, from the suite of the International Baccalaureate’s curriculum programs, to Wesley College’s teaching and learning offerings. Given the many features it shares with the Primary Years Programme (and also the Diploma Programme), the introduction of the Middle Years Programme, as the main curriculum framework within which teaching and learning is conducted from Year 7 through to Year 10, means that the compulsory years of education (and beyond) at Wesley are now guided by a transparent, coherent, clear and consistent set of standards and practice expectations.
The introduction of the Middle Years Programme is also remarkable for the very real prospect it offers for ensuring that students, regardless of the particular campus at which they enrol, are engaged in an equivalent learning experience. Harnessed properly, the Middle Years Programme should serve to make even truer for the Wesley College community one of its most valued aspirations, All of us are one.

Diploma Programme
The IB Diploma Programme is characterised by its:
• academic breadth, depth and rigour, which are recognised by universities worldwide
• emphasis on promoting international awareness among students
• attention to developing socially responsible citizens of the world with an awareness of global perspectives.

It is well-suited to students who aspire to enter tertiary study at a university in Australia or overseas; are interested in developing their international awareness and intercultural competence; wish to study a curriculum that encourages inquiry, critical thinking, effective communication, risk taking and social responsibility; and who wish to obtain a senior school qualification that provides direct access to the most prestigious universities around the world.

A key requirement of the Diploma Programme focuses on creativity, activity and service (CAS), where students explore their creative skills, undertake physical activities that foster their overall wellbeing and offer service to others in the community, particularly those who are disadvantaged.

Other key elements of the program include the extended essay — an in-depth study of a topic chosen by the student — and the theory of knowledge (TOK), which is central to the Diploma in that it helps students to explore the basis of knowledge and the nature of knowing.

Wesley College currently offers 29 IB Diploma subjects.

Community College

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.

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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.

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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.


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A world-class, coeducational, independent school whose distinctive ethos values:
• The individual talents and worth of each in its community
• An open entry policy and achievement of personal best in all areas
• A diverse, balanced curriculum, enabling students to excel academically
• Openness and creativity
• Care for the emotional and social well-being of everyone in its community
• A broad understanding of human and cultural diversity, nurturing commitment to social justice
• Spirituality, embracing Christianity and other faiths
• Its history and traditions
A world-class, coeducational, independent school developing the whole person through timeless
principles of learning:
• To know
• To do
• To live with
• To be
with innovation and wisdom.

Transport Options

Wesley College offers bus services from the following locations:

  • Berwick
  • Camberwell
  • Doncaster
  • Rowville
  • Essendon
  • Port Melbourne/Wlliamstown

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Wesley offers scholarships in a variety of categories: 

Applications for 2017 Academic Scholarships, R.G. Menzies, and General Excellence are now closed.


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