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Cornish College
65 Riverend Road
Melbourne South, Melbourne Bayside
+61 3 9781 9000
Melbourne Bayside
A proudly coeducational, independent school in Melbourne catering for early learning to Year 12.

 An International Baccalaureate World School

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Upcoming Events

School Tour - Discover Cornish College
Thu Oct 22 @ 9:30AM - 10:30AM [20 Days to go]
Twilight Tour - Discover Cornish College
Thu Nov 19 @ 6:00PM - 07:00PM [48 Days to go]

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Our vision is to educate students who will make a positive difference in contributing to a sustainable future

Cornish College, Bangholme VIC

Nicola Forrest
  • Early Learning
  • Primary School
  • Secondary School
  • Primary through Secondary
  • ELC-12 Campus
  • Independent
  • Uniting Church
Early Learning Centre to Year 12
Uniting Church
Starting from $12,200
Gifted & Talented Program
  • Academic Achievement
  • Co-curricular Activities
  • Community
  • Educational Support
  • Employment Pathways
  • Pastoral Care / Guidance
  • Performing Arts
  • Personal Values
  • Welfare
French, Japanese
  • Athletics (Track & Field)
  • Basketball
  • Chess
  • Cross Country Running
  • Debating
  • Equestrian
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Cornish College is a proudly coeducational, independent school

Students are encouraged to make a difference in the community and the world that they live in.

School Tours

We would like to invite you to come along and enjoy one of our upcoming school tours, where you can find out more information about Cornish College, an award-winning coeducational independent school.

You will have the opportunity to talk to our Principal, Nicola Forrest, and other senior members of staff and then enjoy a guided tour of the school, led by staff and student leaders.

Please visit www.cornishcollege.vic.edu.au/discover-cornish for more information about tour dates and to register for a tour. We also offer private tours.  For more information call Admissions on 9781 9000.

Cornish College is located on 100 acres of natural parkland. It boasts wetlands with an island, a hobby farm, olive grove, 9-hole golf course and vegetable gardens. Other facilities include science laboratories, gymnasium, basketball courts, sports fields, library, tennis courts as well as specialists rooms for music, drama, art and design technology.

Our cocurricular program offers a wide range of opportunities for students to be involved in

Catering for interests such as equestrian or sport climbing, running or squad swimming, there’s something for everyone. We also have a 9-hole onsite golf course, the Cornish Links course, specially designed to support children and young people’s skill development.

Find out more information about each of our opportunities here, including details of how to book and costs www.cornishcollege.vic.edu.au/co-curricular/


Our Values
- Compassion
- Respect
- Integrity
- Creativity
...and always with Courage
Our Vision
- Educating for a sustainable future to ensure young people can make a positive difference in their local and global communities.

General Excellence Scholarship Program – see what a difference Cornish College can make for your child.

We offer a wonderful opportunity for young people to join us in Year 7 or Year 10 for VCE.   

Who can apply?

  • Students for entry into Year 7
  • Students for entry into Year 10
  • Cornish College and external students are welcome to apply

Registrations for entry in 2022 will close on Wednesday 16 September 2020 at 5.00pm and no late registrations will be accepted. Once registrations close, you will be sent a confirmation of your child’s scholarship registration and further details about the structure of the scholarship testing day.

Visit www.cornishcollege.vic.edu.au/enrolments/scholarships/ to see Cornish College’s Scholarship Policy.

We can help your child get to school with our extensive bus service.

We cover a wide area, from Hampton in the north to Mount Eliza in the south and Lyndhurst in the east, with many more Bayside suburbs in-between.

There are nine school bus routes in total and more information about stops, timings and costs cam be found on our website www.cornishcollege.vic.edu.au/buses.

Principal's Image

I am honoured and delighted to be the third Principal of Cornish College.  As a member of the school community since 2010 and Deputy Principal from 2014, I feel well-prepared to lead the school through the next period of its development and to build on the wonderful momentum we have gathered under our first two Principals, Kerry Bolger and Vicki Steer. I look forward to embracing opportunities for this learning community to build on the innovative and progressive thinking that have long been our “point of difference” and the impetus of our passion for being at Cornish College.

Our school’s vision, our purpose for being, is steering us in a clear direction. When Cornish College was founded, we made a very important decision in answering the question that all schools should ask…“education for what?” We answered “education for a sustainable future”.

When we educate for a sustainable future, we make a commitment to design curriculum that is meaningful and transferable; we make a commitment to engage learners in a world beyond topics and textbooks, toward globally-accessible understandings; we make a commitment not to rush, but to thoughtfully gather the learning that can fill our senses with wonder, giving us time to inquire and delve deeply into what makes us curious.

I look forward to leading this wonderful school and working with the Cornish College community to ensure that we do our part in making a difference for the world we want for ourselves, our children and generations to come - a world in balance, where there is enough for all, forever.

That is the future that we are educating for right now.

Nicola Forrest


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