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Cornish College

Cornish College

VIC, Melbourne Southern Suburbs & Western Port









Education at Cornish is of a different kind

When you choose Cornish College, you choose a wealth of educational experiences. From our passionate, experienced staff to the many cocurricular opportunities, Cornish offers education quite like no other.

Located on 100 acres of natural parkland, Cornish provides space for Early Learning to Year 12 students to stretch their legs and their curiosity, beyond the classroom walls and into nature’s classroom. Our environment is the key to our vision of educating students for a sustainable future. We are committed to this vision, engaging our students beyond textbooks and encouraging a different way of thinking — one that considers how our decisions impact the world around us.

Our motto is ‘Make a Difference’. At the heart of this is our dedication to developing independence, compassion and personal excellence amongst our students, ensuring they have the capacity and the desire to make a difference, both locally and globally.

“I see a horizon of endless opportunities for this learning community to embrace the innovation and progressive thinking that has long been our point of difference,” said principal Nicola Forrest.

“At Cornish, we are developing curriculum for a sustainable future with structures that mobilise the attitudes, skills, knowledge and values required for young people to become the best individuals they have the capacity to be,” she said.

We embed sustainability in all teaching and cocurricular activities. We do this through our Rings of Sustainability, which underpin our curriculum and focus on natural, personal, socio-cultural and urban/technological sustainability.

The recently opened Senior Studies Centre is an important new learning environment for our growing school. With a culture grounded in sustainability at all levels, this building will make a huge difference to the learning of our current and future senior students. It provides an environment for powerful learning, suited to the demands for global competencies while maintaining a connection with our beautiful grounds for student wellbeing.

Our VCE program provides choices that respond to student readiness, with opportunities to access VCE subjects over three years, creating space for wellbeing and important cocurricular opportunities.

Come to our next school tour and discover why Cornish College is the right choice for your child.

For more information, contact Admissions at or call 9781 9000.


Key facts

School uniform

School Uniform

The uniform is compulsory

Number of students

Total enrolment: 680
Up to Year 6: 275
In high school: 405

Other requirements

Boarding school

Offer IB

Accepts international students

Offers VCAL

Offers VET

Our Curriculum

Subjects overview

Subjects overivew

Math classes: mixed
English classes: mixed
LOTE taught:
French, Japanese

Senior secondary subjects overview

Senior Secondary Subjects overivew

35 VCE level 3/4 studies
68 VCE students

Senior secondary programs overview

Senior Secondary programs overivew

17 VET program(s) available
29 VET students

How our students performed in Year 12

Academic Results

Scores of 40+ 5%

Median Score 29

Satisfactory completions of VCE 100%

Satisfactory completions of VET 100%


Bachelor enrolled 78%

TAFE/VET enrolled 10%

Apprentice/Trainee 5%

Employed 5%

Activities and Support staff



8 music options
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12 sporting activities
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35 other clubs, activities and services
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Support staff

Support Staff

27 support staff
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Accelerated learning

Support Staff

1 accelerated learning
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Support Staff

17 extracurricular
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School Details

Principal: Ms Nicola Forrest

65 Riverend Road Bangholme VIC 3175

Tel: (03) 9781 9000

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