Beyond the classroom

A holistic education that builds intelligence, purposeful values and physical capabilities involves programmes and energy both inside and outside the classroom. As one of Australia’s leading schools, Melbourne Grammar School has resources and opportunities that create unique educational experiences for students that expand their possibilities beyond the classroom walls. 

Service learning

Our model of leadership through service to the community expands students’ understanding of the world and their place within it. Our Values in Action programme is central to this approach, offering the chance to work with communities in Melbourne, across Australia and overseas.

A city school

Our central campus locations mean classroom learning is connected to a broader context. These experiences range from Wadhurst students building urban travel capacity through a targeted unit of work to art classes visiting exhibitions at the National Gallery of Victoria.

Outdoor education

From Year 2 to Year 12, students participate in tailored outdoor education programmes designed to build leadership, conflict resolution, decision-making, initiative and collaboration. These begin with students’ first camping adventures at Grimwade House to the LG Robertson Society for bushwalking, led by Senior School students.  

Sporting opportunities

From Year 5, Melbourne Grammar School students play inter-school sport on a weekly basis, choosing from a wide range including soccer, skiing, rowing, hockey, tennis and basketball. We see sport as essential to building friendships and teamwork.

Global experiences

We progressively build our students’ understanding of the world around them, offering incursions in early primary, interstate excursions in Year 6 and international opportunities at secondary level. International experiences include in-country language exchange programmes, overseas musical tours and visits from international ensembles, and international sporting tours.

Clubs and committees

Joining a club or committee is another way for students to build friendships outside the classroom and to develop their co-curricular skills. Opportunities range from Grimwade Club at primary level to our Senior School Politics Committee, Gay Straight Alliance and Values in Action Committee.

Community connections

Bringing members of our community to campus is vital way we develop educational opportunities outside the classroom. Our Community Speaker Series, visits from international universities and presentations from subject matter experts are all part of our regular incursions offering.