Welcoming local, rural and international students, Learning in Residence reflects the diversity upon which Wesley is built. Students learn how to relate across cultures, instilling a unique world-view that will serve them throughout life.

A diverse curriculum

Senior School students in Learning in Residence choose from a range of educational pathways and are supported by a schedule of evening and weekend programs.

Boarders select a Senior School educational pathway, and choose from:

  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB DP)
  • Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) / Vocational Educational Training (VET)
  • Senior Years Learning Framework (SYLF)

Learn more about Senior School

Our boarders are active in all areas of school life, and make full use of the breadth and quality of the extensive cocurricular programs including sport, music, performing arts as well as student clubs, committees and leadership opportunities.

Three girls studying togetherAcademic support

The evening program of structured academic extension helps students consolidate classroom learning. Small group tutorials provided by teachers and mentors support students completing homework and assignments.

On Tuesday and Thursday evenings specialist teachers are on hand to assist students with their VCE and IB studies across areas such as Chemistry, Maths, Biology and English.

From 7pm each evening, Learning in Residence becomes a quiet zone, providing an environment suitable for focussed study in the senior years.

The Learning in Residence evening program also assists students in areas such as employment preparation and career coaching, life skills and wellbeing.

Weekend activities

After the end of a busy school week, students unwind with games and activities which commence on Friday nights and continue throughout the weekend. This includes compulsory Saturday morning sport with day students and recreational activities such as cultural excursions around Melbourne, festivals and events, games nights, quizzes, school socials, cinema screenings and karaoke.

Our weekend program also provides residents with unstructured time to shape according to their own needs and interest, whether it is reading a book, socialising, studying or simply relaxing.

Related links