Oakleigh Grammar

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Oakleigh Grammar
Address
Willesden Road
Oakleigh, Victoria, 3166
Australia
Coordinates 37°53′45″S 145°4′58″E / 37.89583°S 145.08278°E / -37.89583; 145.08278Coordinates: 37°53′45″S 145°4′58″E / 37.89583°S 145.08278°E / -37.89583; 145.08278
Information
Type Independent, Co-educational
Denomination Greek Orthodox
Established 1983
Principal Mark Robertson
Years K-12
Enrolment 515
Colour(s) Maroon and Gold          
School fees $6,020-$7,930
Website

Oakleigh Grammar is an independent Christian school in the Melbourne suburb of Oakleigh. It currently caters for 515 students from 3 year old kindergarten to Year 12.

The school has three sub-schools, each with its own head. The Junior School consists of Years Prep to 5 and uses a combination of Direct Instruction and Inquiry-Based Learning; it also encompasses an early learning centre which provides programs for 2, 3 and 4 year old kindergarten students and operates under the principles of the Reggio Emilia philosophy.

The Middle School offers students a traditional choice of academic studies in Years 6–9 and is currently a Candidate School for the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program. At Year 9 a special facility called 9Ways focuses on 'experiential learning' and allows students to bond with each other and staff in a special setting.

The Senior School (Years 10–12) is based on the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) with a range of academic offerings. There are strong emphases on sport and student wellbeing, and high priority is given to maximizing each students academic potential. Class sizes are kept small.

The school was founded in 1983 with primary school to Year 8; it expanded to offer all the secondary years and added kindergarten with the purchase in 1999 of the child-care centre next door. The name was changed from Oakleigh Greek Orthodox College to Oakleigh Grammar on January 1, 2012.[1] The principal, Mark Robertson, is leading a transformation of the school on the theme of 'internationalism'. The school has a strong character development program based on Stephen Covey's The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, and Greek language, dance and Christian Orthodox values are important at the school.

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  1. ^ History, Oakleigh Grammar, retrieved April 15, 2014.

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