The Mac.Robertson Girls' High School
(also known simply as Mac.Rob
) is an academically selective
, public high school
for girls, located in the city of Melbourne
, Victoria, Australia.
Entry for Mac.Rob, which is operated by the Victoria Department of Education
, is by competitive academic examination. It is unique in its status as a statewide provider for girls in years 9 to 12. The equivalent for boys is its brother school, Melbourne High School
In 2001, The Sun-Herald
ranked The Mac.Robertson Girls' High School sixth in Australia's top ten girls' schools, based on the number of its alumni
mentioned in the Who's Who in Australia
(a listing of notable Australians). In 2010 the school was back to being ranked 1st based on the VCE results.
The Mac.Robertson Girls' High School traces its origin to the Melbourne Continuation School
, the first government funded school in the state of Victoria, established in 1905 in Spring Street
, Melbourne. Renamed Melbourne High School in 1912, it was a co-educational school, but the school's second principal, Mr Claude Searby, believed that boys studied better in a single-sex environment. And so, in 1927, the boys moved to their current residence in Forrest Hill, South Yarra, Victoria
, Melbourne, and... Read More