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 based in the award-winning Nicholas Learning Centre, newly opened in 2019. The purpose-built centre features flexible-open plan areas, so students can use independent or collaborative learning styles to suit their needs. Based on research design, it assists 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

Our College Curriculum

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Starting Year 7 at MLC

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Preparing to start

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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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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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January 3, 2022
Congratulations to the IB Class of 2021!
We extend our congratulations to our IB students for their outstanding achievements.
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