Our College > Junior Secondary Years 7-8

Welcoming students from over 80 primary schools across Melbourne, we deliver comprehensive transition programs designed to support your daughter to meet new friends and flourish. Experience the exhilaration of personal achievement within a challenging, supportive and exciting learning environment.

Every student is well supported with our philosophy of excellence, with opportunity and wellbeing at the forefront of all we do there is a strong culture of participation. Based in the new purpose built Nicholas Learning Centre (NLC), students enjoy flexible spaces to enhance learning and promote curiosity, creativity and collaboration. Education Outdoors is a pivotal part of the JSS program and our unique MLC Banksia experience has a strong focus on the development of relationships, environmental understanding, indigenous education and outdoor skills. 

Head of Junior Secondary School, Ms Cathie Ireland

Campus and Facilities

Our Year 7 and 8 students are enjoying their state-of-the-art Nicholas Learning Centre, newly opened in 2019. The purpose-built building features flexible-open plan areas, so students can use independent or collaborative learning styles to suit their needs. Based on research design, it will assist in an even smoother transition into secondary school, especially for those coming from smaller primary schools.

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MLC Banksia

MLC's remote learning program at MLC Banksia (located on the Banksia Peninsula, Gippsland Lakes, near Paynesville) is designed to engage, excite and enrich while fostering independence, co-operation and a lifelong love of learning. Students spend a week at the campus in both Year 7 and Year 8 with specialised programs.

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Wellbeing

The transition to secondary school can seem daunting. At this age, MLC understands that girls need special care to help them leap ahead in learning and in life, whatever their interests and talents. Student wellbeing is integral to the learning process and we make it a priority through our renowned wellbeing programs and staff support, so every student finds her place.

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Year 7-8 Subjects

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Our College

6 Weeks - 5 Years

MLC Kindle celebrates the natural curiosity of children through hands-on exploration of the world around them.

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Prep - Year 6

A stimulating, caring Junior School environment, where friendships flourish and personalities develop.

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Years 9 - 10

 Involvement, empowerment, discovery and independence are key themes in Middle School at MLC.

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Years 11 - 12

An exciting and diverse Senior School environment, where students are offered a wide range of subject choices and learning approaches that prepare them for life beyond school.  
 

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News & Events

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August 27, 2020
How to Access Professional Help
Students experiencing a mental health issue will find it helpful to access professional help. This is still possible through current restrictions; here's how.
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August 27, 2020
Mindfulness at Every Age
Taking time for self-care is more important than ever. Here are some mindfulness activities for you to try; there's something for everyone!
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August 26, 2020
How to Visit the Zoo in Lockdown
Take some time to check in on our furry friends at Melbourne Zoo with this virtual Zoo tour!
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