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Academic & STEM

Our extensive academic co-curricular offerings expand and enrich our students’ learning by enhancing some of the concepts learnt in the classroom. They are designed to inspire and ignite curiosity and confidence through the application of creative and critical thinking. For girls passionate about extending their skillset, we have a wide selection of programs in the Junior and Senior Years that range from Science Olympiads, Mathematics competitions, Language contests and Think Tank to Book Club, WADL Debating, Mock Trials and Philosophons that complement the MLC curriculum, allowing students to extend their knowledge and understanding.

Challenging the Status Quo Through STEM

There is an underrepresentation of women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) careers. Of course, women are capable of not only doing the work, but excelling in the field. Therefore, at MLC our aim is to offer our girls the opportunity to explore these options and decide for themselves if it is what they wish to pursue.

There are several reasons why there are a lower number of women working within STEM, however one undeniable factor stopping girls is that many subjects required for further education or a degree within the industry, have traditionally not been offered in all-girls’ schools.

We believe it is crucial to offer quality, integrated STEM courses and co-curriculars to provide a wider exposure of options to our students. For instance, we offer our Years 4-6 students the opportunity to participate in the Minecraft Innovators Club led by a Minecraft certified expert and our Years 5-8s to compete in e-sports such as the Fuse Cup Competition, which MLC are the current host school in Perth for. We are also one of the very few high schools offering Engineering to Year 10 and 11 students and a Marine Biology course for Year 10s. 


We encourage girls to take risks in all areas of learning. We encourage students to try something new and take a leap of faith. This behaviour builds confidence in areas that may be unfamiliar to them and allows them to decide if it is an area they want to pursue or not. Whatever they decide, the choice is always theirs.  

Something for Everyone

At MLC, student participation in our co-curricular activities is not limited to our ‘top performers’. We encourage all students to challenge themselves and get involved in the magnitude of academic and STEM co-curriculars available to them. Through a mix of individual and team competitions, these programs are inclusive, allowing all students to try out and participate.

We celebrate the successes of our students, yet understand the holistic co-curricular experiences they embrace, hence allowing them to invest as little or as much of their time to these as they like. Each year, the academic and STEM co-curriculars are tailored to student needs and interests. This has resulted in our students participating in tours to NASA, engineering challenges, climate change summits plus plenty of other exciting opportunities.


Academic & STEM at MLC

Here is a snapshot of some of the clubs and competitions available to our students in Term 2:

Junior YearsSenior Years
Chinese Mahjong ClubSchools Debating Competition
WADL DebatingEdith Cowan University British Parliamentary Debating Competition
Book Worms Book ClubWA State Debating Team
Bricks4KidzHave Sum Fun (Mathematics)
Scrabble ClubMock Trials
Science Club 
Strategic and Critical Thinking Games 
Board Games Club 
Fuse Cup 
Minecraft Innovators Club 
Writing Club 
Construction Club 
Reading Club 
Makecode Club 

Discover the MLC difference

To find out more about our academic and STEM co-curriculars, contact our Admissions team.