In the Senior Years our girls have the end of their secondary education in sight, and a world of opportunity in front of them. To help them achieve this we focus on our rigorous academic curriculum, and the life skills they will need to get them through.
Whether our girls wants to complete a WACE or VET programme, we can offer her the individual learning experience she needs to fulfil her dreams. Our highly qualified, specialist teaching staff provide challenging academic courses to stimulate our girls' minds and set them on the road of lifelong learning.
Our Academic Centre is open three afternoons a week, and offers our Years 11 and 12 girls a place to go for one-on-one or group tutoring. Sessions are booked with a specialist teacher and the tutoring is tailored to meet the needs of the girls.
Senior Years' girls take on a bigger role in serving our student community, as they lead and nurture our younger girls.
Welcome to the Senior Years
An exciting adventure lies ahead as our girls consolidate their understanding of their core subjects and begin preparations for WACE and life beyond MLC.
While maintaining an academic focus, we explore careers and enterprise, and expose our girls to new life experiences.
All of our Year 10 girls venture into the outside world during their week of work experience. The year ends on a high note with our Week of Amazement, which pushes their boundaries as they explore life beyond home, including working on a farm, scuba diving training, gaining a skippers' ticket or working for a charity Christmas appeal.
It's also the year in which parents go into partnership with girls and the College to identify their daughter's strengths, helping her make informed choices for her future.
This is the year for striving ahead academically, as the girls enter their first year of preparation for WACE. To aim for success the girls are given extra support in our Academic Centre; they receive given expert instruction on study technique and are given feedback on their work to provide solid foundations for academic success.
In Semester 2 our girls are encouraged to stand for the top student leadership roles. They all participate in an exciting election process that mirrors a General Election and instils a sense of civil responsibility.
In anticipation of their final year with us, our girls design their Leavers' jacket, which will be worn on campus during Year 12.
Our graduate year is very special for all of our girls. Ahead of them they have many pathways to fulfil their dreams and we recognise that it is our job to ensure they have the skills to face their WACE or VET exams at the end of the year.
While our wonderful young women are focussed on consolidating their learning to achieve this, they also take on the role of leaders. Their position and achievements in the College are reflected in their dress. All Year 12 students wear a blazer that is trimmed with our distinguishing leavers' braiding. They also have a Year 12 tie and are able to wear their special Leavers' jacket.
Our Leavers also take part in an array of 'rite of passage' events including the Year 12 Ball, crazy stocking day, the ocean swim and their final day fun fair.
At the end of the year we say our fond farewells to our graduates and recognise their achievements and contribution to the College at their Valedictory Service and Dinner, and final Awards Assembly. We know that they will all strive to the heights.
Per Ardua Ad Alta.