Melbourne Girls' College
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|Melbourne Girls' College|
|Type||Public, Single-sex, Day school|
|Motto||Lead and Achieve|
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Melbourne Girls' College (MGC) is an all girls Department of Education and Training (DET) government school located in the Melbourne suburb of Richmond alongside the Yarra Boulevard. It has one campus on the banks of the Yarra River which is for girls from year 7 to 12, (11/12 VCE/VCE VET) and has an enrollment of 1323 (2014) with a division between the middle and senior school. Currently, girls from 212 Melbourne postcodes, in Melbourne and country Victoria, along with girls from overseas countries, make up the student population. Sixty countries of birth are represented at the school.
Melbourne Girls' College was established in January 1994 with an enrolment of approximately 300 students. The site on which the College stands was initially Richmond High School, which was closed in 1992 by the Kirner government.
Although the College was established as an entirely new entity with its unique identity and mission, many of the founding staff and initial intake of students came from three other schools which had ceased to exist. These were Richmond Girls' High School, Malvern Girls' High School, and Richmond Secondary College.
The Foundation Principal was Cavell Zangalis, the Principal from Richmond Girls' High School, who created the school from the empty shell that once was Richmond Secondary School. From 1995, Jan Parkes led (as principal) the newly formed Melbourne Girls’ College for over seven years, developing it into an innovative educational college. In 2002, a newer principal, Judy Crowe, introduced a new curriculum structure and several new facilities development. The current principal, Karen Money, joined the college in 2015.