International Education

Australia

Education

 

Fintona Girls' School


79 Balwyn Road

Balwyn VIC3103

Tel: 03 9830 1388

Fax: 03 9888 5682

Email: fgs@fintona. vic.edu.au

Website: www.fintona. vic.edu.au

Key Details

Type: Independent

Level: Combined

Gender: Girls

Religious Affiliation: Non-Denominational

Early Learning: Yes

Learning Extension: Yes

Scholarships: Yes

School Overview

Situated in the inner eastern suburb of Balwyn fintona is an independent non-denominational day school for girls whose VCE results consistently place it among the top performing schools in Victoria and are the culmination of the personal attention students receive throughout their education in a small school. Inspired by our exceptional teachers aFintona girl will find the confidence to soar and achieve her highest academic and personal potential. She will develop a deep love of knowledge the courage to excel adopt a global outlook and a deep sense of social responsibility.

VCE Results

Fintona congratulates the Class of 2012 for achieving outstanding results. With a median ENTER of 95. 35 the results of the Class of 2012 maintain our proud history of achieving consistently high VCE scores. 2012 VCE highlights at a glance- 52% of students achieved an ATAR of 95+ placing them in the top 5% of the State. - 62% of students achieved an ATAR of 90+ placing them in the top 10% of the State.

Curriculum

Fintona consists of the Early Learning Centre (co-educational) junior School (Prep to Year 4) middle School (Year 5 to Year 8) and Senior School (Year 9 to Year 12) to enable a specific academic and pastoral focus. The Early Learning Centre curriculum is based on the Reggio Emilia philosophy while the International Baccalaureate is taught from ELC to Year 6. Scholarships are available from Years 5 to Year 10.

Co-Curricular activities

Students participate in choral and orchestral groups school musicals team sports (including rowing) public speaking creative writing fintona Guides drama and debating. Fintona also offers an extensive outdoor education program including the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme community service and study and exchange programs both within Australia and overseas.

Pastoral Care

The welfare of each of our students is paramount at Fintona. The dedicated staff encourage confidence in all students and the student counsellor careers adviser and Heads of School further support girls academically and emotionally. The girls have access to an extensive pastoral care program focussed on developing resiliency and the capacity to deal with many of the complex issues that confront them as they move through school and into adulthood. As part of Fintona’s commitment to its students’ welfare the school has established a Life Skills Program which covers a range of areas related to adolescent health and welfare and to the physical and emotional development of young women. It is offered as a set of presentations under a central idea for each year level from Year 7 to Year 12. In addition aStudy Skills program is offered to encourage the development of good study habits as well as to teach girls techniques to minimize stress during exams.

Facilities

Our beautiful school grounds include a mix of historic buildings and modern facilities such as our refurbished Early Learning Centre and landscaped eco-friendly gardens in the Junior School. Our state-of-the-art Health and Wellbeing Centre and Middle School House and playground provide our girls with even further opportunities for moving into the future with confidence and optimism.

Announcements:

Open Day and School Tours

The best way to learn about the special attributes of Fintona is to visit us. We invite you and your daughter to attend one of our Tour Mornings meet the Principal mrs Suzy Chandler take a tour and chat with our students and staff. 2013 Tour Morning Dates 9. 15am to 11. 00amFriday 23 AugustWednesday 23 OctoberFor more details visit our website or call the Registrar on (03) 9830 1388.