Year 10 Enrolment
Though most students enter the School in Year 9, Melbourne High School enrols a minimum of 28 students into Year 10. This additional enrolment will enable students with high academic achievements and demonstrated commitment to co-curricular and sporting involvement to enter the School.
All candidates wishing to apply for consideration for enrolment into Year 10 are required to sit the Year 10 Academic Ability Assessment Test and must also submit an application using the MHS Application Form. A School appointed Selection Panel will interview shortlisted candidates.
The Academic Ability Assessment Test is conducted on behalf of the School by Edutest. Unlike Year 9 entry, the academic assessment is not used as the main determinant of offers.
How to Apply for Year 10
Students must be either Australian citizens, either by birth or Australian Citizenship, or a holder of a permanent resident's visa, at the time of application. Citizens of New Zealand are eligible to apply, however Melbourne High School cannot enrol international or temporary students.
Applications open on date to be advised 2020 and are to be made online by clicking here>>.
Closing date is on date to be advised 2020.
Sample practice tests are available on the Edutest website>>
Please read the Selection Procedure, Selection Criteria and Guidelines for Written Application prior to submitting your application form.
The MHS Application Form is available from date to be advised 2020. Download the application form here>> (currently unavailable to opening date 2020)
The MHS Application Form must be handwritten by the applicant.
The entrance examination is to be held on date to be advised 2020 at Melbourne High School.
Notes for Year 10
Melbourne High School selects a minimum of 28 students to enter Year 10.
Selection is via the completed MHS Application Form accompanied by copies of school reports, the Academic Ability Assessment Test, and, for short-listed candidates, an interview.
The 5% rule and Principal's Discretionary Category are not applicable for Year 10.
Copies of the applicant’s 2019 end-of-year school report and supplementary documents together with the MHS Application Form must be handed in on the day of the Academic Ability Assessment Test on date to be advised 2020.
Applicants who are not sitting the test at Melbourne High School must mail hard copies of the above documents to the Registrar at Melbourne High School by date to be advised 2020.
There are three components of the Year 10 Selection Process.
1. Written Application
All applicants are required to submit a written application which is to include a statement of achievement against the Selection Criteria, supporting documentation and a single A4 page Personal Statement. All applications are assessed by a School selection panel against the required criteria.
2. Academic Ability Assessment
All applicants are required to sit the Year 10 Academic Ability Assessment. This is conducted on behalf of the School by EduTest. Unlike Year 9 entry this assessment is neither used as the key indicator of academic achievement nor as the main determinant of offers.
All short-listed applicants are interviewed by a School selection panel. Following interviews, the selection panel ranks all short-listed applicants and positions are offered by the School strictly according to this rank order. Please note that the Principal’s decision is final and not subject to appeal.
Application for entry to Melbourne High School at Year 10 is assessed against the following three criteria:
1. Co-curricular Achievement
Successful applicants should be able to demonstrate significant achievement in one or more areas of co-curricular involvement such as sport, music, debating, and performing arts.
2. School and Community Leadership
Successful applicants should be able to demonstrate a record of leadership at secondary school level or within the broader community. It is expected that applicants can demonstrate a high level of achievement against each criterion, however applicants are still considered where this is not the case.
3. Academic Achievement
Successful applicants should be able to demonstrate a record of outstanding academic achievement at secondary school level.
Guidelines for Written Application
Your written application must contain:
1. A Personal Statement
This should be a hand written on the first A4 page of the MHS Application form. Your response should detail the reasons why you are seeking enrolment at Melbourne High School and why you feel you should be selected. Other factors relevant to your application may also be included.
2. Response to the Selection Criteria
This must be submitted on the required Application Form. You should detail and describe evidence of your achievement against each criterion.
3. Supporting Documentation
You should include sufficient material to validate all information included in your selection criteria response or personal statement. All applicants must include their 2018 end-of-year school report.
Only photocopies of original documents should be submitted. Please bring these documents with you on the day of the test. Do NOT mail them to the school.
Other factors which may be considered include:
Students’ prior educational opportunities, as well as short or long-term disadvantage or hardship will be considered. This could include Interrupted schooling or a personal or family situation which may have impacted on the student’s educational opportunities.
Previous family connections to the School.
Academic Ability Assessment and Registration
If you wish to proceed with your application, click here>>.
When you have completed your registration, remember to download the MHS Application Form here>>.
Thank you for visiting our website to find out more about the School and its enrolment procedures.
The Registrar is the first point of contact in the exciting step towards becoming a student at Melbourne High School. If you have any questions about the process please contact the Registrar.
Contact: The Registrar's Office
Phone: +61 3 9823 7152
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