Learning in Residence is an innovative, student-centred program open for students in Years 9 to 12 from Australia and abroad. From the courses on offer to the architecture and location of the facility, everything has been designed to further enhance student learning.

Learning in Residence provides a safe environment in metropolitan Melbourne where learning and living are inextricably linked.

The boarding program at Wesley builds on more than a century of success in residential learning with a contemporary, holistic program designed for the students of today.

Wesley’s holistic approach to learning – a True Education – is our passionate commitment to the development of the whole child in an inclusive, coeducational environment.

A diverse curriculum

Wesley is renowned for its strong academic outcomes and holistic experiences. Boarders choose from a range of educational pathways and are supported by a schedule of evening and weekend programs.

All students complete the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program in Year 9 and 10, before choosing from other educational pathways for their final years:

  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB DP)
  • Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) / Vocational Educational Training (VET)

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.

Meet our boarders video
Meet our boarders: Taylah, Lok, Alison and Julius
Three girls studying togetherAcademic support

An evening program of structured academic extension helps students consolidate what they have learnt that day. Small group tutorials and individual learning assistance provided by expert mentors and experienced College teaching staff also supports students in completing homework and assignments.

Regular communication with and between the students, their teachers and the Learning in Residence staff means that academic, social and emotional wellbeing is supported inside
and outside the classroom.

From 7pm each evening, Learning in Residence becomes a quiet zone, providing an environment suitable for focused 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. The residential curriculum includes eight programs: activities; wellbeing; cultural understanding; future skills; community service; leadership development; academic enrichment and a program recognising our Year 12s as they graduate.

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.

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