Oakleigh, Victoria, 3166
|Colour(s)||Maroon and Gold|
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. 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.
- History, Oakleigh Grammar, retrieved April 15, 2014.
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