Our single campus provides multiple opportunities for students to interact with girls in other year levels and to access the full spectrum of our facilities including our Learning Resource Centre, Science laboratories, Food Technology facilities, Dance, Music and Drama studios.
Early Learning Centre
Our youngest learners are looked after in the School’s Early Learning Centre where staff work with them to foster curiosity and the development of fundamental skills.
NOELENE HORTON CENTRE
The Noelene Horton Centre was opened in 2010 and is named after former principal, Ms Noelene Horton. It is home to 5 Science labroratories as well as a dance studio and music tuition rooms. The rooftop garden provides a spectacular view of the city. Other features are the living “green walls” and the aquariums which are home to water monitors, a turtle and marine and tropical fish.
Sampford House is home to girls in Years 7 to 9. The building, fully refurbished in 2012 is a vibrant learning space, named after former principal, Miss Evelyn Sampford.
Named after former School Council member, Bishop James Grant, Grant House is home to students in Years 10 – 12. Here, an emphasis on academic rigour is complemented by a focus on developing students’ independence and leadership skills.
JOAN M GARDE CULTURAL CENTRE
The “Cultural Centre” is a place where the whole school can gather together as a community. This flexible space is used for performing arts classes and events, for the Junior School Perceptual Motor Program and for many parent evenings. It is named after previous principal, Mrs Joan Garde.
This magnificent building is the centrepiece of the campus. Built in the late 1800s as a family home, the Mansion has been owned by prominent Melbourne families – the McCrackens and the Coles. It now houses the Schools’ central administration offices as well as the music department. The beautiful stained glass windows and imposing columns are two of its most noteworthy features. It is a popular location for the wedding photos of many of our past students.
The Junior School building is known as Raymond House and is named after Archdeacon Hedley Raymond, the School Council’s Chairman in the 1940s and 1950s. Within this light and functional building, girls are engaged in core classroom learning as well as a range of specialist programs.