MLC School is more than simply a place for girls and young women, it is a central hub in the lives of parents, families, staff members, Old Girls and the wider community through our Learn to Swim program, Playdays and Chapel services for weddings or funerals. Out of School Hours and Holiday programs extend the care of our girls beyond traditional school times and terms.
New students are welcomed through the formal orientation program. However, new parents, guardians and families are equally important to us. There are parent information evenings, social occasions and opportunities to get to know and interact with other parents and staff.
When parents and the School work together, learning outcomes improve and there are myriad ways that parents can be involved at MLC School. Every week there are debates, dance performances, drama productions, music concerts and sport, not to mention art installations and information evenings about immersions and tours. That’s before the formal events such as regular Careers Expo, House Chapel Services, Speech Day or Night, Opera House Concert, Gala Music Concert and Valedictory events. Parents are encouraged to attend as many of these to support their daughters and play an active part in school life.
The P& F and the Parent Ambassadors play an integral role in welcoming new families to the School and connecting them through informal events and gatherings.
Parents are encouraged to be actively involved with the Parents & Friends Committee as a means to further connect with other families and organise key parent focussed events on the School’s calendar.
Our Old Girls keep the MLC School legacy alive by returning and sharing tales of their time at school, and importantly about where their lives have taken them after leaving the School. Key events are held for our Old Girls every year, as well as reunions in milestone years. Old Girls are an important connection for our current girls and their families, providing mentoring and insight into career paths and opportunities.
Future families are invited to visit the School to see it in action. School tours are offered throughout the year, as well as a Teddy Bears Picnic, and Open Mornings.
MLC School is a welcoming place, a part of the fabric of Burwood and Sydney’s inner west for over 130 years.