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Fintona Girls' School

Independent ELC-12 Female School

School TypeCombined
Address

79 Balwyn Rd , Balwyn VIC 3103 Australia


Nearby House Sold Price
Phone03 9830 1388
Website www.fintona.vic.ed...
GenderFemale

Key Facts

Uniform

The uniform is compulsory and enforced

Size

600 students,
290 up to Year 6,
310 in secondary (Small)
55 in Year 12
113 in VCE level 3/4 Units
4 in VCE VET

Gender

92% girls

Overview of the Curriculum

Math classes are streamed and of mixed ability.
English classes are of mixed ability.

Languages: French, Indonesian, Japanese

Overview of senior secondary subjects

28 VCE level 3/4 studies, VET programs available;

LOTE taught to Unit 4 level: French, Indonesian, Japanese, Latin

Selected senior secondary results

36% study scores of 40+;
median study score of 38;
satisfactory completions of VCE 100%

Activities and Support

25 music options; 22 sporting activities; 82 other clubs or activities; 29 support staff.

Destinations

98% to university
2% to TAFE

About Fintona Girls' School

Great things come from a small package

Situated in the inner-eastern suburb of Balwyn, Fintona is an independent, non-denominational day school for girls. Fintona's outstanding VCE results, 62 per cent of students in the top ten per cent of the state with an ATAR of 90 or more in 2012, place us among the top-performing schools in Victoria and are the culmination of the personal attention students receive in a small school.

From its commencement in 1896, Fintona has espoused the view that ‘girls can do anything’ and has encouraged students to be critical, independent thinkers, empowered to take their place as active, effective citizens and leaders. Our friendly, supportive and caring environment, together with our broad-based education programs, provide our girls with many experiences to stretch them beyond expectation and to cope with life beyond school. Inspired by our exceptional teachers, a Fintona girl will find the confidence to soar and achieve her highest academic and personal aspirations. She will develop a deep love of knowledge, the courage to excel, a global outlook and a deep sense of social responsibility.

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. The addition of our Middle School House and playground and our state-of-the-art Health and Wellbeing Centre provide our girls with even more opportunities to move into the future with confidence and optimism.

Fintona consists of the Early Learning Centre (coeducational), 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 10.

Academic Scholarships

For entry into Years 5 to 8. Awarded for academic excellence. Based on an exam.

Costs

Covers 20 per cent to 50 per cent of tuition fees for the duration of enrolment. Number awarded varies.

Gender

Female

Contact Details

Ms Kathy Byrne, Registrar 03 9830 1388

Music Scholarships

For entry into Years 5 to 10. Awarded for music excellence. Based on an audition and an exam.

Costs

Covers 20 per cent to 50 per cent of tuition fees and a weekly instrumental lesson for the duration of enrolment. Number awarded varies.

Gender

Female

Contact Details

Ms Kathy Byrne, Registrar 03 9830 1388

Map And Street View

Please note that location of this property on map is approximate and street view images may not show the exact property advertised.

Contacts

  • 79 Balwyn Rd , Balwyn VIC 3103 Australia
  • 03 9830 1388
  • website

Balwyn, VIC 3103
(10.39 km to CBD)

Surrounding Suburbs

Fintona Girls' School, Balwyn 3103 VIC

Student Attendence Rate

2013

97%Student Attendence Rate

  • Enrollments454
  • Non-English Speaking38%
  • Top Quarter79%
  • Bottom Quarter1%

2012

96%Student Attendence Rate

  • Enrollments365
  • Non-English Speaking36%
  • Top Quarter71%
  • Bottom Quarter0%

2011

92%Student Attendence Rate

  • Enrollments453
  • Non-English Speaking42%
  • Top Quarter71%
  • Bottom Quarter1%

2010

95%Student Attendence Rate

  • Enrollments438
  • Non-English Speaking40%
  • Top Quarter79%
  • Bottom Quarter2%

NAPLAN Ranking - Primary Schools

2013

Rank 7 Primary Schools In VIC

  • Overall 92
  • Reading 91
  • Writing 97
  • Language 88
  • Numeracy 91
2012

Rank 6 Primary Schools In VIC

  • Overall 92
  • Reading 93
  • Writing 90
  • Language 91
  • Numeracy 95
2011

Rank 2 Primary Schools In VIC

  • Overall 98
  • Reading 100
  • Writing 100
  • Language 99
  • Numeracy 96
2010

Rank 4 Primary Schools In VIC

  • Overall 96
  • Reading 98
  • Writing 91
  • Language 97
  • Numeracy 97

NAPLAN Ranking - Secondary Schools

2013

Rank 5 Secondary Schools In VIC

  • Overall 96
  • Reading 91
  • Writing 100
  • Language 94
  • Numeracy 100
2012

Rank 9 Secondary Schools In VIC

  • Overall 97
  • Reading 95
  • Writing 100
  • Language 96
  • Numeracy 97
2011

Rank 1 Secondary Schools In VIC

  • Overall 100
  • Reading 100
  • Writing 100
  • Language 98
  • Numeracy 100
2010

Rank 2 Secondary Schools In VIC

  • Overall 100
  • Reading 100
  • Writing 100
  • Language 100
  • Numeracy 100

VCE Ranking

2013

Rank 1 2013 VCE Ranking

  • Exams Sat 113
  • Median Score 38
  • 40+ Subjects% 36
  • 48+ Students% 9
  • Number of 50 5
2012

Rank 10 2012 VCE Ranking

  • Exams Sat 108
  • Median Score 37
  • 40+ Subjects% 34
  • 48+ Students% 4
  • Number of 50 2
2011

Rank 14 2011 VCE Ranking

  • Exams Sat 108
  • Median Score 36
  • 40+ Subjects% 28
  • 48+ Students% 6
  • Number of 50 1
2010

Rank 34 2010 VCE Ranking

  • Exams Sat 110
  • Median Score 36
  • 40+ Subjects% 26
  • 48+ Students% 2
  • Number of 50 2