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Open Morning

(ELC to Yr 12)

Experience Oakleigh Grammar in Action!

Our Open Morning is an opportunity to experience our exceptional learning environment, passionate educators, and the vibrant community our school has to offer.

We invite you and your children to spend 90 minutes or so immersing yourself in the Oakleigh Grammar experience. You’ll get an authentic taste of Oakleigh Grammar as our Open Mornings take place on regular school days enabling you to see classes in action. Our amazing students will share their experiences with you too.

Join us for a barista-made coffee while you hear from our delightful students and educators, meet the Principal and Heads of Staff, and experience our inclusive school in action as you tour key areas of our campus.

Why Oakleigh Grammar?

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Internationally Renowned Learning Programs

We are an International Baccalaureate School offering world class programs, including the Reggio Emilia philosophy in our state-of-the-art Early Learning Centre and the Leader in Me process from Prep to Year 5. We are a certified Franklin Covey Leader in Me Lighthouse School which recognises the school’s capabilities to embrace the paradigms and practices of empowerment allowing for transformational change to become apparent.

The International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme is a framework of our learning from Year 6 to 10 and encourages students to become creative, critical and reflective thinkers. Whilst The Arrowsmith program enables students to become more effective, confident and self-directed learners. At Oakleigh Grammar, we offer a genuine commitment to ensure your child will be engaged through a range of contemporary learning programs.

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Learning Enhancement

Catering for the diverse educational needs of our students.

The Learning Enhancement Department provides specialised support for individual students. Oakleigh Grammar is committed to delivering programs, which meet the needs of the child – from those who may require learning intervention and classroom support to those who show a need for extension and stimulation.

Following parent and teacher referrals to the Learning Enhancement Department, further assessments identify the individual needs of each student, allowing specific skills to be targeted using evidence based strategies, programs and interventions.

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A Dedicated Co-educational School

Share in the joy of learning and growing together.

At Oakleigh Grammar, we endorse the principle of boys and girls developing reciprocal respect and understanding for each other. Working and learning collaboratively in both academic and co-curricular activities, most authentically reflects the wider world in which they will ultimately dwell.

The ancient Greek philosopher, Plato, advocated co-education, for it promotes “a feeling of comradeship”, of trust, confidence, respect and cooperation.

Register for an Oakleigh Grammar Open Morning

  • Engage with our dedicated teachers and staff who are committed to nurturing academic excellence and personal growth.
  • Learn about our diverse range of programs, designed to cater to each student’s unique interests and talents.
  • Discover our holistic approach to education that emphasizes not only academic achievement but also character development and well-being.
  • Interact with current students and hear about their experiences, achievements, and the sense of belonging they’ve found at Oakleigh Grammar.
  • Gain insight into the admissions process and get answers to any questions you may have.

Register for an upcoming Open Morning by submitting the form on the left.

Next Open Morning dates:

  • ELC to Year 12 – 28 May 10:00 am
  • ELC to Year 12 – 20 June 10:00 am
  • ELC to Year 12 – 23 July 10:00 am
  • ELC to Year 12 – 8 August 10:00 am
  • ELC to Year 12 – 12 September 10:00 am
  • ELC to Year 12 – 23 October 10:00 am

ELC at Oakleigh Grammar

A journey through our Early Learning Centre (ELC)


Our ELC tour is your opportunity to experience a glimpse of the exceptional early learning environment we offer for our cherished young learners.

As part of our proprietory Junior School Quartet learning model, our Early Learning Centre harnesses children’s curiosity and creativity to encourage a life-long passion for learning and exploration.

In these years the academic, physical and socio-emotional learning processes begin. At Oakleigh Grammar, we inspire and prepare children for a smooth transition to Prep, through prep-readiness programs, orientations, and regular inclusion in school-wide events and initiatives.

Register for Early Learning Centre Tour

  • Immerse yourselves in the thoughtfully designed ELC classrooms, where education meets inspiration in an environment tailored for inquisitive young minds.
  • Meet our passionate educators, who possess a profound understanding of early childhood development and are dedicated to laying the foundation for your child’s future achievements.
  • Explore our secure and stimulating play areas, thoughtfully created to encourage exploration, creativity, and social interaction.
  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of our commitment to fostering an inclusive, supportive, and nurturing environment that recognises the unique potential of each child.

Register for an upcoming ELC tour through the button below.

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Why Oakleigh Grammar’s Early Learning Centre?

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Our Approach

Our Early Learning Centre encourages a child’s natural curiosity and creativity, whilst also ‘empowering young minds’. The curriculum is flexible and emerges from children’s ideas, thoughts, and observations, with emphasis on learning from their surroundings.

The ELC is an integral part of the Junior School, and is the focus of the first phase in our proprietary Junior School Quartet Learning Model, setting students up for a smooth transition to Prep and beyond.

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The Key Principles

Children actively engage in the learning process, possessing the potential and interest to steer their learning. Their environment, enriched with tactile, visual, and auditory experiences, plays a pivotal role.

Collaboration among teachers, parents, and children fosters independent thinking in a respectful context. Diverse forms of expression, like drawing, construction, and play, are pivotal in children’s learning.

This approach underpins Oakleigh Grammar’s  ELC Curriculum, preparing students well for “The Leader in Me” program and reinforcing the Junior School curriculum.

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K4 to Prep Transition Program

Oakleigh Grammar ELC teachers work collaboratively to prepare our students to be school-ready. We offer a more structured learning program in our K4 group which includes, music, dance, language, science, and English, streamlining the students’ progress to Prep.

This innovative and inspiring approach to early childhood education lays the foundation for learning. Students who attend our ELC are immersed in our School’s educational programs, culture, and community. We ensure the transition to the early years of Junior School is developed through an enhanced Prep readiness and transition program, which occurs throughout the 4-year-old ELC school year.

This program aims to ensure that each child is confident and equipped to commence this next step in their learning journey. ELC students gain direct entry into Prep so the transition is seamless.

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Prep at Oakleigh Grammar

Empowering your child’s learning journey


Prep at Oakleigh Grammar is the first phase of your child’s learning journey. The Quartet offers intentional age and stage learning opportunities. Prep builds on exploration and transfers to skills of engagement, setting the foundations for a love of learning and success as a learner.

At Oakleigh Grammar we understand Prep, we know that this is the beginning of a new stage for your child and the whole family. We walk alongside you, and share our expertise and experience to achieve a smooth beginning and a sense of belonging and community.

The Quartet

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What does Prep ready really mean?

Social and emotional development
: Developing social skills such as cooperating with others, following instructions, sharing, and expressing their emotions appropriately.

Cognitive skills: Developing cognitive skills necessary for learning, such as language and literacy skills, numeracy concepts, problem-solving abilities, and basic knowledge about the world around them.

Physical development: Developing fine and gross motor skills necessary for school tasks such as writing drawing, cutting, and participating in physical activities.

Independence and self-care: Developing self-help skills such as dressing oneself, using the restroom independently, and managing personal belongings.

Curiosity and Eagerness to learn: Developing natural curiosity about the world and an eagerness to explore and learn new things.

Prep is awaiting you at Oakleigh Grammar. We offer parent information sessions, transition sessions and our Open Mornings showcase the brightest stars of our Junior School, Prep.

To learn more about how we empower young minds, and to get a feel for our school and the wonderful sense of community, register for one of our Open Mornings.

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