1. A Bold New Wellbeing Vision

    A Bold New Wellbeing Vision

    Every day we strive to develop strong, confident Mentone Girls. In line with this goal, we are very excited by our vision to create a Wellbeing Precinct that will transform one-third of our physical campus. The first stage of our Wellbeing Precinct began...

  2. Outstanding Success for the Class of 2016

    Outstanding Success for the Class of 2016

    By Fran Reddan, Principal It is with great pleasure that I congratulate the Class of 2016 on their outstanding VCE achievements. We are particularly delighted to announce that our 2016 Dux, Lily Shen, has obtained the highest possible Australian Tertiary...

  3. Principal presented with School Leader's Award

    Principal presented with School Leader's Award

    We are delighted to announce that Principal Fran Reddan was recently presented with the 2016 School Library of Victoria (SLAV) School Leader’s Award. The SLAV School Leader’s Award is made to a school leader who demonstrates outstanding...

  4. Six Students Receive Duke of Edinburgh 'Gold' Award

    Six Students Receive Duke of Edinburgh 'Gold' Award

    Six Year 12 students graduating from Mentone Girls’ Grammar School this year have got a head-start on their CVs by receiving the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award. Three of the students attended a recent ceremony (pictured above L-R:...

  5. Sports Dinner with Rowie Webster

    Sports Dinner with Rowie Webster

    By Libby Lewin, Head of Sport The 2016 Sports Dinner with Champions was, once again, another fantastic evening as 130 people joined us at Sandringham Yacht Club to celebrate our dynamic, talented and spirited Mentone Meerkats. Our annual Sports Dinner...

  6. A Day of Tears, Tributes and Tradition

    A Day of Tears, Tributes and Tradition

    By Fran Reddan, Principal Valedictory Day is a long-standing tradition of our School’s rich history. Many schools have tried, but none that I know of captures the intensity and connection of students and their School in quite the same way....

  7. Bridging the Gender Pay Gap

    Bridging the Gender Pay Gap

    As an all-girls’ school, there is no argument that we want our students to receive the same opportunities, treatment and pay as their male counterparts. However, pay equity in Australia is a slow battle that will most likely span over 100 years as...

  8. Mentone Girls’ Grammar Honoured on the 2016 Innovative Schools List

    Mentone Girls’ Grammar Honoured on the 2016 Innovative Schools List

    We are thrilled to announce that Mentone Girls' Grammar has been named one of The Educator magazine’s 2016 Innovative Schools! Only 40 schools across Australia have received this accolade, which celebrates impressive initiatives that schools...

  9. Schools Where We Can Be Free and Safe to Learn

    Schools Where We Can Be Free and Safe to Learn

    By Fran Reddan, Principal A new Melbourne University study by Dr Chris Ryan has confirmed that girls in single-sex schools are more likely to enjoy and be confident in mathematics and science than girls in co-educational schools – you might have...

  10. We are now a Club Kidpreneur Hero School!

    We are now a Club Kidpreneur Hero School!

    By Ann Mathers, Head of Junior School As a School dedicated to future-focussed education and interactive, experiential learning, we are delighted to announce that Mentone Girls' Grammar is now a Club Kidpreneur Hero School. So far, we are the only...

  11. Mentone Girls Channel Olympic Spirit at National Aerobics Competition

    Mentone Girls Channel Olympic Spirit at National Aerobics Competition

    Over 60 students at Mentone Girls' Grammar School recently competed in the highly-esteemed Schoolaerobics, Dancestar and Glee Australian National Championships at the Gold Coast Convention Centre, taking home an astonishing 15 medals. The school was...

  12. Virtual Reality is here....so what's next?

    Virtual Reality is here....so what's next?

    By Michelle Dennis, eLearning Manager Imagine a future when smart clothing can monitor your health. A future where technology is both everywhere and invisible. Christmas shopping no longer involves braving the crowds, but downloading a design ‘on...

  13. Girls Getting Real: Our Journey

    Girls Getting Real: Our Journey

    By Lara Silkoff, School Psychologist We can change the world with stories. This was one of the key things I learnt at the Alliance of Girls’ Schools Australasia Conference in Brisbane where I presented our program, Girls Getting Real: Loving the...

  14. The Enterprise Academy is Officially Open

    The Enterprise Academy is Officially Open

    On Friday 22 July, Mentone Girls’ Grammar opened its brand new Enterprise Academy with global entrepreneur and high-octane adventurer, Creel Price. The Enterprise Academy will provide greater visibility and space for the School’s strategic...

  15. Raising Confident and Capable Girls

    Raising Confident and Capable Girls

    By Fran Reddan, Principal Raising confident and capable girls is no small task. As our students experience new opportunities and life lessons, parents too, need to adapt their techniques and recognise the importance of modern parenting in a...

  16. Kicking Goals at our Sports Excellence Camp

    Kicking Goals at our Sports Excellence Camp

    As more opportunities become available for young girls and women to participate in traditional male-dominated sports, we are witnessing some fantastic opportunities for individual success and achievement. Just look at the Australian women’s national...

  17. Natalie Bassingthwaighte shines at Remarkable Women gala evening

    Natalie Bassingthwaighte shines at Remarkable Women gala evening

    On Friday 18 March, we were delighted to host the 2016 Remarkable Women Series gala evening, inspired by the glitz and glamour of the 1920s. Held at the prestigious Royal Melbourne Golf Club, the evening commenced with an official welcome by Principal,...

  18. The Kerferd Library joins 2015 Honours List

    The Kerferd Library joins 2015 Honours List

    We are extremely proud to announce that The Kerferd Library at Mentone Girls’ Grammar School has been listed in the 2015 Honours List for Great School Libraries by FAIR (Freedom of Access to Information and Resources). Joining 213 other schools...

  19. Our Head of Sport is quick off the mark

    Our Head of Sport is quick off the mark

    The way Libby Lewin speaks about the power of sport makes you want to jump up and grab a tennis racquet – and as she points out, there’s no excuse not to. “We are so lucky living in Bayside because we have an abundance of sporting...

  20. ELC vs Care: what is the difference?

    ELC vs Care: what is the difference?

    Melbourne is Australia’s fastest growing city and population density is on a trajectory of rapid increase. As a result, childcare centres are popping up, seemingly on every corner, to meet the demand from busy parents. Unfortunately, the difference...

  21. Ranked Top 14 in VCE Results

    Ranked Top 14 in VCE Results

    By Fran Reddan, Principal It is with great pleasure that I congratulate the Class of 2015 on their outstanding VCE achievements. I am so proud of each and every student for rising to meet our high expectations and achieving their own personal bests. For...

  22. Head of Curriculum featured in The Age

    Head of Curriculum featured in The Age

    We are very proud of our long-term staff member and Head of Curriculum, Mrs Marilyn Wiber, who was featured in The Age for her service to VCE assessment in Geography. Read the article here.

  23. Junior School’s state of play

    Junior School’s state of play

    By Ann Mathers, Head of Junior School Recently, we held the grand opening of our new Junior School playground area to provide more active play space for students. The girls were overjoyed with their new area, after spending many weeks of lunchtimes...

  24. Why a girls school

    Why a girls school

    As the Principal of a girls’ school, I am often asked why I stand behind single-sex education for girls. Sometimes I forget that not everyone can step outside their office and see what I see - so here is the research.

  25. The Australian Maths Crisis

    The Australian Maths Crisis

    It's no secret that Australia is facing a Maths Crisis. The Financial Review reported that "Mathematics is in a death spiral in Australian schools... Worse, and more puzzling, is a collapse in girls ­studying maths and science." At Mentone Girls' Grammar we are exceptionally proud to be one of the few schools who buck the trend. Here's how...

  26. A 21st century princess

    A 21st century princess

    By Fiona Shepherd, ELC Team Leader Princesses have come a long way from the timid damsels-in-distress of our grandmothers' storybooks. With characters like Princess Elsa, and books like Don’t Kiss the Frog, young girls can see that strong, smart...

  27. What is a community good for?

    What is a community good for?

    By Julie Falconer, Parents’ Association President The power of one, the strength of many. That’s the schools strategic theme for this year. But what does it mean for us as parents? We have a brilliant school community; I see it every day when...

  28. Where are they now?

    Where are they now?

    By Kelly Jedd, Head of Careers and Enterprise It has been an exciting start to the year, meeting students and finding out what adventures our newest graduates have embarked on, and what courses they will soon be entering. You never know where you might...

  29. Red carpet entrance for first day

    Red carpet entrance for first day

    Our students were greeted with a red carpet entrance for their first day back at school. We are feeling very lucky to have a cohort of students and staff so enthusiastic and excited about being back on campus. In the wake of our 115th anniversary year, it...

  30. Janice M Douglas OAM

    Janice M Douglas OAM

    It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Past Principal, Mrs Janice M Douglas OAM, who lost her battle with illness on Saturday 10 January 2015. Our thoughts and prayers are with Janice’s family and friends at this difficult time....