Caulfield Grammar School

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.

Girls and boys will flourish in an environment that supports the best teaching and learning practices. Caulfield Grammar School is committed to providing weekly professional development for its teachers and has developed a culture of improvement that sees it recognised as one of Australia's leading schools.

It is a school with a true international perspective. Students are immersed in another culture while visiting the school's own international campus in China; the school reaches out to other best-practice schools from around the world to share ideas and, importantly, each year allocates 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 for students.

Caulfield Grammar has links with Melbourne's major universities, providing students with the opportunity to undertake first-year university subjects while still attending secondary school.


Courses

Professional development/specialist 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 designed to deliver quality teaching and learning for all students.

Broad subject choices
From Year 10, students are able to include studies in the widely recognised Victorian Certificate of Education and can gain access to university level subjects through our broad curriculum offerings, depending on their interests and abilities.

Learning journeys
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 challenges.

Internationalism
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.

Earth studies
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 environment.

Learning mentors
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.

Girls and boys can board at the school's Caulfield campus, where accommodation is provided for approximately 90 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.

Caulfield Grammar School is one of very few schools in metropolitan Melbourne to offer boarding facilities to both girls and boys - sisters and brothers.

Families may also wish to consider homestay arrangements at any of our metropolitan campuses.

Brenda Ang, Malaysia

Year 12 student

"Caulfield Grammar is a great place for students to pursue their dreams and Melbourne has so much to offer," Brenda says. "Australia is such a dynamic and vibrant country to live because of its multiculturalism and also it's unique education system which encourages us to be innovative, creative and independent." A friend of Brenda's had attended Caulfield Grammar School and always recommended it, so when she wanted to come to Melbourne to study and be closer to her sisters who already lived here, Caulfield Grammar School and it's boarding facilities were her first choice. "Coming to Caulfield Grammar has been a life changing experience for me. A wonderful place filled with love and passion, the teachers and students are very kind and helpful. I get the freedom to choose the subjects that I love and enjoy studying like Physical Education and Biology," she says. Brenda says the best part about being part of the Caulfield Grammar community is being a part of the boarding house. It's "probably the best thing that has ever happened to me. I feel extremely lucky and fortunate that I am able to live in this community filled with wonderful people from different backgrounds. I love being a boarder because I get to live with my friends and there isn't a time when I have ever felt lonely". Brenda says she knows the friendships she has made in the boarding house "will be with me no matter where I go and remain forever in my life".

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