Series One

Kind, curious, imaginative, bold, unique … The Girls on Fire podcast celebrates the students, staff and community members who capture the spirit of MLC. 

In Series One we focused on leadership, innovation, resilience, music, MLC memories, passions, aspirations and online learning.

Listen free below or on SpotifyApple PodcastsGoogle Podcasts and Pocket Casts.

Episode 1

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Head to Head

Our 2019 Head Prefect, Sophie, chats with this year’s Head Prefect, Grace, about empowering girls, pre-speech nerves and the key to being a successful leader.

Listen out for Grace and Sophie’s tips on organisation, time management and getting involved in everything you can at MLC.

Episode 2

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Road to the Beazley Medal

Find out what drove Charlie Singleton to be the 2019 Beazley Medal recipient as she chats to Year 11 student Maya in this week’s episode.

Charlie talks about focusing on what makes you happy, the power of determination and developing healthy study habits to spark success.

Episode 3

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The Reel World

MLC Collegian Zoe Flood shares her experiences as a leading journalist and documentary filmmaker with Year 12 Media student Grace, who aspires to work for the United Nations.

After studying History and Politics at Oxford University, Zoe went on to work and live in Nairobi for the past 10 years, reporting on conflict and post-conflict situations for international media outlets.

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The Trip of a Lifetime

After they both received prestigious SAGSE Scholarships, Year 12 students Tara and Ava embarked on a 10-week exchange in Germany. They had the opportunity to travel independently and experience daily school life in a new country, building resilience and confidence along the way.

Hear about how this experience has shaped their future aspirations and given them a greater understanding of the world beyond MLC.

Episode 5

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Leading the Way

Year 12s Baci and Georgina share their learnings from this year’s Student Leadership Conference in Sydney, covering everything from goal setting to leaving an impact to building confidence when public speaking.

Listen in to hear more about their experience and how they are going to implement their new skills at MLC.

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Sophie’s Song

Singer-songwriter and Year 4 student Sophie chats with her Music Teacher, Mrs Beaton, about how she came to write the song “I’m Free” for her cohort’s choir performance.

Hear about what inspires and encourages Sophie to pursue her passion.

Episode 7

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The Harris Sisters

Hear about life as an MLC boarder in 1950s … The four Harris sisters, Pamela, Patricia, Joan and Janice, share their most memorable experiences, from swimming lessons in the river to dance lessons after dinner to making their dresses for the Year 12 Ball.

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Our COVID-19 Learning Continuity Plan

Our Director of Innovation, Mrs Meagan King, chats to Year 11 student Ruby about the MLC Learning Continuity Plan and what it means for students.

As our girls transition to virtual classrooms, this episode will answer all your questions about our specialised approach to online learning.

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COVID-19: Teacher Insights

Discover how our teachers are embracing innovation during the COVID-19 crisis. Two of our Kindergarten–Year 6 educators, Ms Depiazzi and Ms Paul, reflect on their experiences during the first week of teacher-directed online learning.

Listen in to hear them discuss how our classrooms have temporarily evolved, their digital approach to supporting student wellbeing, and why patience and a sense of humour have never been more important.

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Inside an Online Classroom

At MLC, building a strong student-teacher connection is key to supporting each individual’s learning journey. In this week’s episode, we hear from Year 8 student Monet, who chats with her teacher, Ms Crawford, about how they have adjusted to teacher-directed online learning.

Hear their advice on staying motivated while learning from home, nurturing connections in an online classroom and maintaining a positive mindset through challenging times.