To bring out her best has been Strathcona’s defining sentiment since it first opened its gates in 1924. For over 90 years the School has had a long-standing history of high academic achievement, exceptional student care and wellbeing, and a strong sense of community. Our enduring commitment and capacity to educate each student is facilitated by an understanding that girls flourish in an encouraging, supportive and personally tailored environment.
Strathcona is just that. It is a unique, medium-sized independent school in Melbourne’s inner east. With Prep to Year 12 for girls and a co-educational Early Learning Centre (ELC), Strathcona fosters positive attitudes towards learning and engagement with the world in an intimate, family-oriented setting.
Our innovative co-curricular programs foster lifelong passions for music, sport, drama, dance and public speaking, whilst the International Links Program provides opportunities for international and domestic exchanges and travel.
The aim of these programs is to build on the values and skills cultivated in the core curriculum. Girls develop personal skills such as empathy for others, communication, leadership and teamwork through enjoyable activities across the years.
Wander through each Strathcona campus and you will experience a truly unique, warm atmosphere that harbours a firm sense of belonging and community. It is the place for your daughter to gain the confidence and self-belief she needs to explore her world bravely, faithfully, and happily. Fortiter, Fideliter, Feliciter. It’s everything young people need to bring out their best.
For more information, visit www.strathcona.vic.edu.au
For entry into Years 5, 7, 9 and 10. Based on an Edutest exam.
Preference is given to orchestral instruments, although consideration may be given to pianists and singers of excellence. Must meet minimum AMEB level and have strong academic ability. Based on an audition and an interview.
Few decisions as a parent hold the same significance as choosing the right school for your daughter. You want your daughter to be challenged academically in a happy, safe and nurturing environment by committed educators who are experts in the learning and development of girls.
At Strathcona, supportive networks underlie every academic, co-curricular, leadership and social endeavour each girl chooses to pursue. Our aim is to afford girls the opportunity to try various activities so that each individual is able to recognise and develop her own interests and unique attributes.
Our goal is to forge innovative 21st century educational practices whilst remaining committed to proven traditional teaching. We seek to instill a love of learning in our girls and to encourage them to be agile and discerning thinkers, with the resilience and perseverance to problem solve and adapt to new challenges both within and beyond the School’s gates.
I invite you to walk through our campuses and experience the tangible, warm sense of belonging and community.
Marise McConaghy, Principal
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