Sports greats take on a mentor role

Sports greats take on a mentor role at Firbank

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Students relax in the boarding facilities at Firbank Grammar School.

Students relax in the boarding facilities at Firbank Grammar School.

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Firbank Grammar School is an independent, Anglican day and boarding school for students from ELC to Year 12.

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Firbank Grammar School is an independent, Anglican day and boarding school for students from ELC to Year 12.  

It has three campuses in Melbourne’s bayside suburbs. Two campuses are in Brighton –  a girls-only junior school for students ELC to Year 6, and a girls-only senior school for students in Year 7 to 12.

Firbank Sandringham co-ed junior campus is for ELC to Year 6 in Sandringham.

Students consistently achieve stellar VCE results and are among some of the highest achievers in the state, a school spokeswoman said.

In 2017, 49 per cent of Firbank students achieved an ATAR score of 90 or above placing them in the top 10pc of the nation. One-third of the students achieved an ATAR score of 95 and above, placing Firbank students in the top 5pc, Australia-wide.

“At Firbank, we believe every child should have the opportunity to study at one of Australia’s foremost schools,” she said. 

“That is why we offer a wide range of scholarships in a variety of disciplines to help outstanding students achieve their very best.”

Scholarships for 2019 and 2020 are now open.  Sporting, academic and boarding scholarships are available for girls entering Year 7-11 at the senior Brighton campus. 

“We ensure our boarders get the most out of their time at Firbank,” she said.  

“The academic staff offer supervision outside of class times and in addition we have a very impressive stable of elite coaches. 

“These Firbank coaches have all performed at the highest level and include Tamsyn Lewis; James Tomkins; Peter Russo; Kathryn Harby-Williams; Jason Cooper; Elizabeth Howard; David McGrath, and Kimon Taliadoros. 

“These Australian sporting greats mentor, coach and teach our students not just about their sport of choice but life skills too.

“Our boarders acquire the important life skills of independence, efficiency, tolerance and the ability to give-and-take when living under the same roof with other teenagers.”  

  • Contact director of admissions Dr Jenny Peters on (03) 9591 5118 to have a confidential discussion, or via email jpeters@firbank.vic.edu.au
  • Visit firbank.vic.edu.au
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