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Since 1881, Caulfield Grammar School has been shaping the future of young women and men by
providing education of renowned excellence. It is recognised as one of Australia’s most influential
independent, coeducational day and boarding schools.
Caulfield Grammar School is one of very
few schools in metropolitan Melbourne
(and the only member of the Victorian
Association of Public Schools) to offer
boarding facilities to both girls and boys —
sisters and brothers.
Families may also wish to consider homestay
arrangements as an alternative to boarding.
teachers and coaches
Specialist teachers and coaches operate
in all areas of the learning program.
Teachers are supported by the school’s own
strategic and focused weekly professional
development sessions — an approach
to deliver quality teaching and therefore
quality learning for all students.
VCE from Year 10
Year 10 students at Caulfield Grammar are
able to include in their course of study VCE
units suited to their interests and abilities.
This means in effect that the VCE is spread
over three years rather than two, enabling
students to best tailor their learning for
these three critical senior years.
At Year 9, a range of holistic, active,
experiential programs are designed to
engage students with real-world learning.
Problem-based learning experiences are
created to suit students’ development.
Learning Journeys involves learning by
doing, and applies skills and concepts learnt
in core subjects to real personal and societal
Year 9 students are offered the amazing
opportunity of living and learning in
another country for five weeks, based at
the school’s Nanjing Campus in China.
Internationalism recognises that Caulfield’s
students are members of a growing global
community. Our belief is that the most
effective means of preparing students for
this challenge is through the intensive study
of another culture.
Historically, the Yarra Junction Campus
(or YJ, as it is affectionately known)
has always been the site for education
outdoors, adventure activities and farm
studies (the campus includes a commercial
dairy farm), but in more recent times the
campus has also become an exemplar of
sustainable living. The Earth Studies Centre
and the students’ eco-cabins are powered
by renewable resources, and learning
activities explore students’ impact on their
Caulfield Grammar School has introduced
an extra teacher to every Year 7 and
Year 8 class. Each girl and boy now has a
learning mentor who closely monitors and
supports them in their academic and social
development. That means two qualified
teachers in core classes — a subject
specialist and a learning mentor.
Caulfield Grammar School is a school
with a true international perspective.
The school’s own international campus
in China, its custom of reaching out to
best-practice schools from around the
world to share ideas and, importantly, the
understanding of the valuable exchange
that occurs through inviting international
students to study at Caulfield Grammar
are examples of this. It encourages cultural
diversity and internationalism, and has for
many years allocated places to girls and
boys from overseas.
As one school with five campuses, Caulfield
Grammar offers a broader range of learning
experiences and resources than is available
at most schools. The shared expertise of a
large group of specialist staff, top-quality
facilities and the support of a large
community network are clear advantages
Caulfield Grammar has links with
Melbourne’s major universities, providing
students with the opportunity to undertake
first-year university subjects whilst still
attending secondary school.
Girls and boys can board at the school’s
Caulfield Campus, where accommodation
is provided for approximately 100 students
from Australia and overseas. The head of
boarding, the deputy head of boarding,
their families and residential staff ensure
that boarders are helped to feel secure in a
supportive and caring environment.
Please contact: The Registrar: Mrs Kay Mitchell
Mail: Caulfield Grammar School, PO Box 610,
Elsternwick, Victoria, 3185 AUSTRALIA
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