Welcome to the MLC School Co-Curricular Microsite

Our microsite contains information about all the co-curricular activities on offer at MLC School. For each of the co-curricular programs on offer we have included an overview of what each activity entails, when and where it takes place, who coordinates the programs, as well as expectations around commitment, and cost (if applicable). Please note – enrolments for Term 1, 2024 co-curricular activities will open on 1 November, 2023. It is not possible to sign up beforehand. The information here is to assist students and parents in their selections. The vast array of activities offered through the co-curricular program for girls from Pre-Kindergarten to Year 12 aims to appeal widely, so every girl can find something of interest. It includes Clubs and Societies, Dance, Debating and Public Speaking, Drama, Duke of Edinburgh Award, Music, Mind Challenges and Sport. Aside from learning new skills and building expertise, involvement in the co-curricular program provides opportunities for our girls to build confidence and self-esteem; step outside their comfort zones and take risks; collaborate and make friends beyond their usual social groups; and learn important time management skills. The co-curricular program is fundamental for the development of the whole girl, one of the principal goals of MLC School, and helps our girls to become healthy, well-rounded, creative and ambitious young women.

Co-Curricular Program Rationale

At MLC School, we have a proud tradition of offering high-quality co-curricular programs that cater to the needs and interests of the individual. These programs support our girl’s academic, social, emotional and physical wellbeing, as well as fostering supportive, collaborative and creative communities across the Pre-Kindergarten to Year 12 continuum.

Unlike traditional co-curricular programs here at MLC School we have a strong focus on both skill acquisition and character education. Our character education outcomes are achieved through incorporating the Round Square Discovery Framework throughout all of our co-curricular programs. This agile framework assists our coordinators and tutors to embed character and values education into our programs to enhance student outcomes and put the MLC School girl at the heart of everything we do.

The Round Square Discovery Framework gives a common language across all programs enabling our girls to explore, demonstrate and use the 12-character attributes to critically reflect on their growth throughout their journey at MLC School. This results in MLC School girls being able to articulate who they have become based on the programs they have participated in.

The 12-character attributes that make up the Discovery Framework are:

Ability to solve problems Appreciation of diversity Commitment to sustainability
Communication skills Courage Compassion
Inventiveness Inquisitiveness Self-awareness
Sense of responsibility Teamwork skills Tenacity

Round Square

MLC School encourages girls to dare to be more in an education that extends beyond the walls of the classroom. In this environment girls can gain greater understanding of their character attributes, interests and capacity. The philosophy of Round Square challenges students to discover more about themselves and who they want to be, rather than what they want to be. It enables our girls to engage in activities that invest in the development of the whole person. Developed in 1966, the Round Square community includes 200 schools across six continents. As a part of this community we have the opportunity to educate and extend our girls to develop the skills and capacity to contribute with conscious. MLC School is a Round Square school and has been a global member since 2005. Round Square is a global network of innovative schools that share a passion for experiential learning and character education. Membership of the Round Square network offers its schools a framework for excellence and continuous improvement, along with structured opportunities to collaborate and share experiences with like-minded peers around the world. The Round Square approach encourages students to explore, take action, grow, challenge and change the future through the lens of the six Spirits of Round Square: International understanding,  Democracy, Environmental stewardship, Adventure, Leadership, Service MLC School was the first Round Square member school in the Greater Sydney Metropolitan Area. The Round Square approach permeates the whole school from Pre-Kindergarten to Year 12. In the Senior School, girls have the opportunity to formalise their commitment to Round Square by undertaking a variety of specialised activities. It gives our girls the opportunity to dare to take actions on a sports field, develop awareness of global concerns, master skills, contribute to a team, serve another and extend the mind. It is the opportunity to discover who they have become because of how they have chosen to extend themselves.