Year 11 Melbourne Girls’ College
In keeping with the exemplary educational environment for girls the focus for Year 11 students is excellent VCE studies and results.
Year 11 students refine their time management and study skills to begin applying their knowledge on a successful VCE journey. They have formalised VCE procedures to follow for all SAC assessments and examination periods. Melbourne Girls’ College has prioritised improvement in student outcomes and our VCE results of recent years have positively reflected this.
Students who have chosen to study a Year 12 subject participate in a compulsory “Head Start” program prior to Year 11 and make use of our online learning facility. An online preparatory program is also prepared for all Year 11 subjects as a transition between Year 10 and 11. Year 11 welcomes new international students and many exchange students. These girls contribute to the rich diversity Melbourne Girls’ College prides in its cohort of students.
Year 11 students begin to demonstrate that they are developing resilience and are well balanced young women. These skills are important to developing and sustaining good relationships and contributing positively to their immediate communities.
Year 11 Leadership
Melbourne Girls' College offers many leadership opportunities for girls in Year 11, and girls are encouraged to participate in a range of challenges. One particularly big event is that of the Lord Mayors’ Charitable Fund, which begins in May. Six girls are selected to become part of a team in charge of distributing $20,000 through three charities. Girls are mentored through the process of allocating the money, visit the charities, and attend a presentation dinner at the end of the year.
At the start of every year, each tutorial class selects a class captain and representatives for SRC, Representatives attend meetings and are active in decision making about issues within the school.
The Year 11 Formal is in May, and students are invited to form a committee in charge of organising and liaising with Year 11 deans leading up to the event.
The Senior School Executive is open to students in Year 11 and 12, and vice-captain positions are available in Environment, Philanthropy, Science, Arts, Sports and SRC roles.
As well as keeping up with study, Year 11 students can take part in the social justice team which focuses on community efforts.