Starting at a new school can seem daunting, with a lot of information to learn.

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Please find below some useful information on preparing to start at MLC, including some links to specific information pages. Current families can also find all information in the Student Handbooks section of the MyMLCFamily.net website.

Star Cards
Every MLC student and staff member are given a Star Card, which serves a number of purposes:
  • Photo identification
  • Library card
  • Photocopying
  • Making purchases at the Star Cafe, Bookroom and vending machines

Money can be 'loaded' onto the card via revaluating machines, located in the Library and Star Cafe.
Transport
MLC is fortunate to have easy access to train, tram and bus services, reaching all parts across metropolitan Melbourne.

Tram:
The route 16 tram stops directly outside of MLC on Glenferrie Road, and connects to many other tram routes including routes 8, 70, 72 and 75.

Train:
Glenferrie Railway Station is an easy 10 minute walk down the road, serviced by the Belgrave/Lilydale/Alamein lines. The train is an easy, direct link to Southern Cross Station and V-Line services.

For boarding students, the MLC Boarding minibus can also take students to and from the MLC campus to Southern Cross Station, which can connect to V-Line services for regional travel, or the Skybus for travel to Melbourne Airport.

Click here to view Public Transport Victoria Maps.

Orientation Program
Prior to commencing at MLC, generally at the end of the year prior, new students are given opportunity to meet other students, get to know their homeroom teacher and familiarise themselves with the school campus. This assists in helping students ease into the transition of a new school.

MLC students are strongly encouraged to become involved in the College's many co-curricular clubs and committees, giving them the opportunity to make not just one group of friends within their classrooms, but many across a wide range of areas.
Technology and Support
MLC believes the effective integration of technology in learning is a core element of 21st century teaching and learning. From Prep – Year 2, each student has her own iPad; Year 3 and 4 students use their own notebook computers which stay on campus. From then on, students in Years 5, 7, 9 and 11 are given new notebook computers that are taken home. Students are given full technological support with the set up and usage of their devices.

MLC’s unique Online Safety and Ethics Program (OSE) supports students to use technology safely and aims to raise student awareness, understanding and skill levels in working and socialising online.

The MLC Centre for Computing and Communications (CCC) is our comprehensive on-campus centre available to students and staff for laptop and computer support. Hardware and software issues can be resolved onsite, often on the same day.

Read more information on our Technology in Learning page.