The presence of COVID19 in the community has wreaked havoc on virtually every area of our lives. While the media has primarily been concerned with reporting on the pressures on the public health system and how hard our economy is being hit, we haven’t heard quite so much about the potential effects on our children’s education.
For two years in a row now, Sydney students have had their education interrupted and disrupted by lockdowns. This year alone, our children will have missed more than three months worth of face to face schooling and the detrimental impact of this interruption is yet to be seen.
Schools have approached the delivery of online education in different ways. One school which has continued to deliver a full timetable of online learning actively supervised by staff throughout the day is MLC School in Burwood. Girls from Kindergarten to Year 12 have had no interruption to their learning during Sydney’s lockdown, whilst Pre-K girls continued with face to face classes.
From the start of lockdown, teachers in the Senior School were on screen every lesson, moderating discussions and engaging with students. For girls in the Junior School, there was a phased approach to the introduction of a full suite of all-day teacher-led, on-screen learning, with the School being mindful of their need to adjust to this level of screen-time. Even Year 12 Trial examinations, as well as Year 11 examinations, were held online to maintain the usual rhythm of school life.
If you’re looking now to ensure your child has the best chance at receiving an education that will set them up for success, look no further than MLC School. In even better news, their scholarship applications are now open, offering a chance for more girls to benefit from their programs.
What MLC School can offer your daughter
MLC School is an independent, nonselective Uniting Church school for girls from Pre-Kindergarten to Year 12 in Sydney’s inner-west. Under the tutelage of their highly professional staff and the guidance of principal Ms Lisa Moloney, your daughter will be encouraged to question traditional perceptions and roles of women; and notions of learning. Their mission is to ‘educate young women to be fearless thinkers with moral courage and compassion to be agents of change in their own lives and the lives of others.’
The MLC School girl is empowered with skills and capabilities that enable her to be adaptive, compassionate and courageous, so she can confidently take her place in an ever-changing world. She is cared for and well supported so that she can focus on her own individual, personal and academic growth.
After everything our kids have been through this past year, doesn’t this sound like the education that would most benefit your daughter?
Scholarships for Year 7-11 girls
The MLC School is currently offering several different scholarships for girls commencing Year 7-11 in 2023 to help your daughter get ahead. These scholarships are now open for applications, which close on Monday 5 October
The All-Rounder Scholarship for girls entering Years 7-11 in 2023 are open to both prospective students and those currently enrolled at the School.
The All-Rounder Scholarships are awarded to applicants who demonstrate significant academic potential, together with achievement and potential in two or more of the following areas: Leadership, Cultural/creative/performing arts, Service or Sport.
Other scholarships available include the Principal’s Scholarship, Music Scholarships and scholarships for Indigenous students.
Why MLC School?
At MLC School, they believe in educating young women to be courageous, compassionate, capable of navigating change, and able to lead by adapting to the multiple paths that their futures will take.
The prestigious school boasts some of Sydney’s best teachers and a full range of facilities that enable young girls to excel in whatever area they choose.
These facilities include a Centre for Design, Art and Technology (DART), Aquatic Centre, Music Centre, multiple libraries, multipurpose learning studios, collaborating spaces, science labs and auditoriums.
From dancing, drama and debating to sports, music and science – whatever your daughter is passionate about, there is a way to progress further with the guidance and facilities on offer at MLC School.
MLC School offers both the pre-eminent International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme, and the Higher School Certificate (HSC) for Year 11 and Year 12. The IB is an internationally recognised qualification that particularly suits all-rounders, while the HSC suits students who have a strong interest in a particular academic area, such as science or the arts. MLC School also offers strong support for VET courses such as Entertainment in Year 11 and Year 12.
MLC School has a record of strong results. In 2020, eight MLC School girls attained an ATAR of 99.95. In addition in 2020, MLC School was named the Top IB School in Australia and Top 50 IB Global School.
MLC School even offers a bus service that runs within the Sutherland Shire, so you can be sure your child’s journey to and from school is a safe and easy one.
How to apply
To be eligible for the scholarships, candidates must sit an entrance examination which will be held online this year due to COVID restrictions. Shortlisted candidates will later be invited to a Scholarships Activity Day to take part in a variety of activities with other shortlisted candidates and attend an interview.
If you’re interested in helping your daughter equal the playing field and giving her the edge of a strong and well-rounded education, visit the MLC School Scholarships page for more information.
We all wish for the best education for our children, one that sets them up for success in “the real world”, and you can provide it for them through MLC School.