Teaching & Academic Support
At MLC, we pride ourselves on being an inclusive, non-selective College that caters to each individual student. Our curriculum is differentiated and designed to accommodate students working at many levels of learning within smaller class sizes to ensure all students are engaged and supported. Teachers monitor the development of each learner and cater to a wide range of abilities, from gifted students to those requiring extra support. They plan using a differentiated framework to design learning activities that ensure each girl is nurtured and challenged within the classroom.
We understand there are learners who may experience challenges with the academic curriculum. To assist girls who may have challenges with learning, we offer a range of programs that run both in and out of class time, some of which include:
Learning extends beyond Periods 1 to 6 at MLC. Our teachers are there to support our girls with course material and revision through academic coaching. They are available to provide subject specific, individual and expert assistance for all students before and after school. Where possible, an Academic Mentor is also present after school in the Walter Shepherd Resource Centre (WSRC) for additional support for our students. To access this term’s academic coaching roster as a current parent, go to the ‘Academic Coaching’ section of the Parent Handbook in My MLC.
The Largest Language Offering
Our commitment to developing global learners is also reflected in our broad language curriculum. The value of learning a second language extends beyond the classroom and MLC is one of the very few Colleges in Western Australia to offer students a choice of four languages (other than English) to study.
MLC students begin their language learning journey in the Early Learning Centre and Junior Years, studying Mandarin as young as nine months old, before having the choice to study German, French, Chinese or Japanese in the Senior Years.
For full emersion in language and culture, we also offer Exchange Language programs.