Why Choose Oakleigh Grammar?
21st Century facilities and technology
The newly renovated Science Wing provides the latest equipment and learning technology for our students to excel in science studies. Students develop the appropriate use of technology as a learning resource through initiatives such as iPad programs and multimedia projects.
Forward thinking careers program
Our Career Counsellor helps students find their true calling and assists them in securing a place at some of Melbourne’s top Universities. Students are kept up to date with University Open Days, information sessions and trial days so that the students can see the Universities for themselves and ensure they choose the right one for them.
Oakleigh Grammar hosts in-house careers expos, in which top Universities and specialist colleges and academies attend to provide students with detailed information on the right courses and pathways to secure the career they are striving for. Students also have access to free tickets to Melbourne’s Herald Sun and The Age Careers expos for students to gain access to these otherwise paid events.
A global perspective
Oakleigh Grammar honours its commitment to cultural diversity by providing countless opportunities for students to develop global citizenship. With over 25 different cultural backgrounds represented in the student body, we continue to add new celebrations to the School Calendar so that students can share their stories with peers through traditional customs, song, dance and cuisine. Travel abroad and cultural exchange programs allow students to enhance their intercultural Understanding in preparation for life in an increasingly global society.
International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme
The International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program allows students from Years 6 to 10 to become creative, reflective and critical thinkers. It develops their learning skills and provides excellent grounding and preparation for VCE.
Students explore their interests and talents in the Visual and Performing Arts, Sport, Debating, Music Ensembles, Chess Club, Multimedia and social leadership initiatives such as the Student Representative Council and Peer Mediation.
Small class sizes
With a student population of around 550 from Prep to Year 12, our small class sizes allow teachers to recognise and cater to the individual learning styles of each student.
Students participate in Physical Education as a core subject and often continue into VCE studies. Oakleigh Grammar participates in several interschool sporting competitions in a range of sports. Facilities include a full gymnasium and multipurpose sports complex, rock climbing wall, outdoor futsal court and basketball/netball courts.
Camps are an excellent opportunity for students to build on their team work skills, build relationships and learn important lessons outside the classroom. They begin at an early age, and in the senior school, students venture to locations such as Mount Bulla and New Zealand.
Senior students are also given the opportunity to travel abroad as part of the International Tour; past destinations have included countries in Asia and Europe.
Learning Enhancement Services exist to identify students who may require further assistance with areas of difficulty, or further challenge with areas of talent. Although Learning Enhancement aims to cater to each student’s needs within the classroom environment, various programs are offered to students to ensure that their individual needs are met.
‘9Ways’ for Year 9 Students
9Ways is a classroom and experiential learning program designed to meet the unique needs of Year 9 students as they approach early adulthood. The experiential component of 9Ways includes a series of themed experiences throughout the year such as Community Service, Outdoor Education and Cultural Diversity. Students are given ‘ownership’ of the 9Ways Centre which provides them with a social and collaborative learning space.
A nurturing community
Our School ensures that every child is known personally and places the utmost importance on student welfare and safety. Oakleigh Grammar is a multicultural environment with Christian values, where diversity is celebrated and inclusivity is encouraged.