St Margaret's School, Melbourne

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St Margaret's School
St Margaret's School, Melbourne crest. Source: (St Margaret's School website)
Berwick, Victoria
Coordinates 38°2′6″S 145°20′54″E / 38.03500°S 145.34833°E / -38.03500; 145.34833Coordinates: 38°2′6″S 145°20′54″E / 38.03500°S 145.34833°E / -38.03500; 145.34833
Type Independent, Day school
Motto Latin: Virtute Et Labore
(By Valour and Exertion)
Denomination Non-denominational
Established 1926
Chairman Mrs Mary-Jo Cochrane
Principal Ms Rome
Gender Co-educational (K-4)
Girls (5-12)
Enrolment ~850 (K–12)[1]
Colour(s) Navy, Red, and Gold             
School fees A$12,300 (Pre-Prep)-$20,500 (Yr 12)

St Margaret's School is an independent, non-denominational day school with a co-educational primary school to Year 4 and for girls from Year 5 to Year 12. The school is located in Berwick, a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Established in 1926, the school was affiliated with the Presbyterian church and owned by its principal, Miss Dora Gipson, until she sold it to parents and Old Girls in 1947. It operated as a "rural boarding school" and was ran as such until 1978.[2] The school has a non-selective enrolment policy and currently caters for approximately 900 students from Pre-Prep to Year 12, across the St Margaret's School campus in Berwick and the boys campus, Berwick Grammar School in Officer.

In 2006, St Margaret's School Council announced its decision to establish a brother school for St Margaret's. This school opened in 2009 named Berwick Grammar School, currently catering for boys in Years 5 to 12, with one year level being added each year.[3]

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  1. ^ "St Margaret's School". School Choice Victoria. Retrieved 23 June 2007. 
  2. ^ "St Margaret's School - History". St Margaret's School. 2016. Retrieved 31 October 2016. 
  3. ^ "Berwick Grammar School Announcement" (PDF). St Margaret's School. Retrieved 23 June 2007. 
  4. ^ "Famous alumni on Latham's hit list". Retrieved 26 June 2007. 
  5. ^ Suzannah Pearce, ed. (17 November 2006). "McMASTER (Jan) Janette Robyn Heather". Who's Who in Australia Live!. North Melbourne, Vic: Crown Content Pty Ltd. 
  6. ^ "Alison Lester". AusLit. Retrieved 26 October 2015. 

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