Our culture

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Our culture is welcoming, inclusive and community-focused.

At Melbourne Grammar School, we value ideas, creativity and new ways of thinking. We aim to develop students who are accomplished in a broad range of academic skills, self-motivated and guided by a strong sense of moral purpose.

We share a culture of excellence

Excellence involves each person striving to reach a point beyond what he or she feels is currently possible. It is a state of mind as much as an actual outcome.

We celebrate those who reach the peak of achievement in any field of endeavor, as well as those who exceed their previous best. We consider excellence to be a continual journey as our staff and students are always looking for how we can be even better today than we were yesterday.

Community is central to our values    

Our strong School community is central to our history, achievements and continued success. Empathy, respect and consideration for others are fundamental, as is active participation in service that builds and strengthens the communities around us. We value our broader connections within Victoria, Australia and across the world.

Our contemporary understanding of leadership

We believe leadership takes many forms. At Melbourne Grammar School, the first step is gaining an understanding of who you are – leading yourself. We ask students to consider leadership of, and with, others as a collaborative experience. We expect leadership to be underpinned by a strong ethical and moral dimension.

Our culture of care motivates achievement

Relationships are at the heart of Melbourne Grammar School. The care and respect that exists between teachers, students and their families is essential to our culture.

We want all students to understand that their talents, interests and needs are recognised, knowing this encourages an intrinsic desire to learn, improve and progress.