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Yarra Valley Grammar

Yarra Valley Grammar

VIC, Melbourne Eastern Suburbs









Early Leaning Centre  (three and four-year-olds) 

From the time children enter Yarra Valley Grammar’s Early Learning Centre, we work in partnership with parents to continue to foster that sense of wonder and awe that is essential to a child’s development. Our vision is to create an atmosphere where children and families feel comfortable, confident and embraced.

Our teaching staff are degree qualified, Early Years trained educators and we offer a play-based curriculum. In 2016, our centre was awarded Exceeding the National Quality Standard by ACECQA (The Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority) across all seven areas assessed.

Our ELC students learn in a purpose-built centre, opened in 2010, and also have full use of the School’s other facilities including the indoor swimming and wading pools, sports complex, music school, Performing Arts Centre and resource centre (library).

Kindergarten programs are available in our Early Learning Centre for both three and four year olds, full and part time. 

All ELC sessions run from 8.45am-3.00pm, with before- and after-school care available.

Primary School, Prep – Year 6

Yarra Valley Grammar offers small classes with exceptional teachers, where students develop the confidence to become independent learners; willing to ask questions, listen to others and absorb new learning.

The Junior School curriculum focuses on establishing strong skills in the key areas of literacy and numeracy, complemented by a diverse specialist program. E-learning also plays a prominent role in the curriculum, with a mixture of personal and shared devices provided for students. We continually strive to cater for individual differences, seeking new ideas to motivate and engage our students.

“Our philosophy is one of individuality, where each student’s strengths, interests and needs are recognised and catered for. Our teachers work hard to differentiate the learning experience so that each student can achieve their best.” Mr Chris Lawson, Deputy Principal - Head of Junior School.

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Key facts

School uniform

School Uniform

The uniform is compulsory and enforced

Number of students

Total enrolment: 1245
Up to Year 6: 247
In high school: 998
In Year 12: 175

Gender in depth

Other requirements

Boarding school

Offer IB

Accepts international students

Offers VCAL

Offers VET

Our Curriculum

Subjects overview

Subjects overivew

Math classes: streamed and mixed
English classes: mixed

Senior secondary subjects overview

Senior Secondary Subjects overivew

42 VCE level 3/4 studies
300 VCE students
LOTE taught to Unit 4 level:
Chinese, English as a second language, French, Indonesian,

Senior secondary programs overview

Senior Secondary programs overivew

7 VET program(s) available
29 VET students

How our students performed in Year 12

VCE Results

Scores of 40+ 20%

Median Score 34

Satisfactory completions of VCE 99%

Satisfactory completions of VET 95%


Bachelor enrolled 88%

TAFE/VET enrolled 3%

Apprentice/Trainee 1%

Employed 1%

Activities and Support staff



25 music options
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40 sporting activities
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70 other clubs, activities and services
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Support staff

Support Staff

76 support staff
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Accelerated learning

Support Staff

4 accelerated learning
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Support Staff

7 extracurricular
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Message from the Principal

I have the privilege of working with teachers across the school, early learning to Year 12, and what impresses me most is the powerful combination of curriculum knowledge and well-honed interpersonal skills. Whether that be to lay the foundations of learning in literacy, numeracy and creativity in the Junior School or the finer points of physics in Year 12, our teachers are very good at their craft. 

Subject knowledge alone however is not be enough. They must also have the ability to relate to young people and genuinely care about them and their learning.

I often get asked: “What makes a great teacher?” My answer is always the same. A great teacher is expert in his or her field who has a passion for their subject combined with a genuine regard and care for young people. My job as principal is to find such people and put them in front of our students.

Dr Mark Merry

Student Profile

Name: Maddy Rennie

Year Level: Year 12, School Co-Captain

Favourite Subject: Legal Studies

My favourite subject is legal studies. I find it very interesting to learn about our legal system and our teacher, Mr Hay makes it a fun class.

I play hockey for the school in the winter and volleyball in the summer. I also do athletics, cross country running and swimming. I play for Doncaster Hockey Club at a senior level and I am a member of the Hockey Victoria Academy. 

I love catching up with my friends, either going shopping or to the movies. I also do a bit of cooking in my spare time.

My goals for this year are to achieve the best results I can with my studies but also to maintain a balance between school and friends, family sport and down time. I want to make the most of my final year at Yarra and enjoy all the opportunities it brings.  

Open days

The open days listed below have been sourced from Yarra Valley Grammar for 2018. Please contact the school directly using the enquiry form on the right hand side for further information.

School fees at Yarra Valley Grammar

The fees outlined below have been sourced from Yarra Valley Grammar for 2018. Some schools may include additional costs beyond tuition fees. Please contact the school directly using the enquiry form on the right hand side for further information.

Primary Level Fees

Grade/Year Fee
Prep Fees $15,220
Grade 1 $18,520
Grade 2 $18,520
Grade 3 $20,152
Grade 4 $20,152
Grade 5 $20,640
Grade 6 $21,836

High School Fees

Grade/Year Fee
Year 7 $22,892
Year 8 $23,852
Year 9 $25,820
Year 10 $25,820
Year 11 $27,156
Year 12 $27,282

Our Scholarships

The scholarships listed below have been sourced from Yarra Valley Grammar for 2018. Please contact the school directly using the enquiry form on the right hand side for further information.

Scholarship Name General Excellence Scholarships
Eligibility Please refer to the updated information on homepage under scholarships.

School Details

Principal: Dr Mark Merry

Kalinda Rd Ringwood VIC 3134


Tel: (03) 9262 7700

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