Our College > Middle Years 9-10

Middle School students are provided with an abundance of choice, giving them ownership of their studies and opportunities to develop real world skills.

Our Year 9 Wood Building is reopening in 2021 after a complete refurbishment, which will include flexible, collaborative spaces and adjoining amphitheatre and garden spaces. 

Our Year 9 students have the opportunity to experience MLC Marshmead, our eight-week residential program in East Gippsland, developing the skills, knowledge, independence and attitude to live sustainably.

As students move into Year 10, we encourage each student to stretch and challenge themselves. Through vast subject breadth, it’s a chance for students to explore new pathways and start the process of identifying what their strengths and interests are, so that they can make informed choices about their senior pathways in VCE, VCE VET or IB

Students’ wellbeing is a very open and authentic conversation, and are provided with extensive support through staff, programs and workshops. 

- Head of Middle School, Mrs Melissa Lange

MLC Marshmead

One of the defining times of Middle School is the opportunity to experience MLC Marshmead, our dedicated off-campus living experience - often spoken about by the students for many years afterwards! For eight weeks, a group of Year 9 students live together, learning about themselves, their community and the environment.

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Senior School Pathways (VCE, VCE VET and IB)

In Year 10, the focus turns to future pathways and student choice is broadened, including the opportunity to apply to take on a VCE Unit 1 and 2 subject. Importantly, the study of an additional language beyond English is maintained, keeping open all Senior School pathways. 

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Middle School students are at an age where they are beginning to pave their own pathways. MLC understands that girls need special care to help them leap ahead in learning and in life, whatever their interests and talents. We have specialised programs that help girls foster their independence and understand decision making, especially as they head into Senior School.

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A World of Choice

Academic programs in Middle School are designed to give students a balanced curriculum that will provide access to the full range of pathways offered in the Senior School. Within a framework of ‘guided choice’, students are encouraged to develop areas of interest and try new subjects.

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News & Events

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August 19, 2022
2022 Spring Concert
The Spring Concert returns to the Melbourne Recital Centre
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May 26, 2022
Introducing our new MLC Principal
After a rigorous national and international search, we welcome the appointment of Julia Shea as the 9th Principal of MLC, commencing in January 2023.
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January 18, 2022
Class of 2021: Stories of Resilience
Each one of our Year 12 students demonstrated resilience and courage throughout the last two years - and have earned the admiration and respect of the entire College community. Here are just four of their untold stories.
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