Oakleigh, Victoria 3166
|Colour(s)||Maroon and Gold|
Oakleigh Grammar is an independent Christian school in the Melbourne suburb of Oakleigh. It is an International Baccalaureate World School that currently caters for 750 students from 2-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 offers 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 well-being, and high priority is given to maximizing each student's 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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