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Applications Open for MLC School Scholarship for All-Rounders

MLC School is welcoming applications for its new All Rounder Scholarship for primary students.

This scholarship was established last year to support young girls with the potential to become future leaders by virtue of their academic ability and aptitude in co-curricular areas such as music, sport or service. MLC School is keen to assist them to fulfil their ambitions by fostering their growth and development.

Applications for the All-Rounder Scholarship are now open for year 5 entry in 2023. It is open to prospective students, as well as those currently enrolled in year 4 at the school. Applications close on August 4, 2022.

The leadership year

Unlike many other schools, Year 5 is the year of leadership at MLC School. It aims to fast-track the girls’ development so that Year 6 is focused on laying the important foundation stones for success in Year 7.

All students in Year 5 are allocated to a particular position of responsibility in the Junior School. As a consequence, their confidence in themselves and their learning blossoms, and they are ready to step forward into the next phase of their school lives.

This new scholarship provides more girls with the opportunity to access the school’s unique upper primary program to gain the confidence for a smooth transition to the Senior School.

The transition year

Year 6 at MLC School is an immersive transition and readiness year focused on easing and preparing girls for Senior School. Wide ranging studies show there is often a decline in expected learning outcomes when students move into high school, such is the nature and impact of the change in routine and organisational skills required. Girls in Year 6 at MLC School move onto the Senior School campus and experience many of the activities associated with Senior School life, such as assemblies, Chapel, House events, clubs and committees, and lunchtime events; whilst still being cared for in smaller class settings with a single main teacher. As a consequence, the transition to high school for these girls is a natural progression and aims to ensure learning outcomes continue as expected.

Why MLC?

Since its doors opened in 1886, MLC School has played an important role in revolutionising girls’ education in Australia, and its history bears all the hallmarks of the changes the school has led. In an early speech, one of the school’s visionary leaders, Rev Charles Stead, said that women were entitled to take their place: ‘as the co-equals of men, in every avenue of human activity’.

Challenging preconceptions of women’s roles and redefining expectations of what girls can and should achieve shapes the school’s educational philosophy today as much as it did in those early days, 135 years ago.

The school’s motto, Dare to be More, is not mere lip service, but a genuine attitude that continues to drive how the school approaches the teaching girls and young women. In turn, as each girl graduates, she is charged with taking forth that courageous attitude into the rest of her life.

More information on the Year 5 scholarship for all-rounders is available here.

MLC School is located on Rowley Street in Burwood. For more information visit:



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