Melba Copland Secondary School

Melba Copland Secondary School (MCSS) is a dual campus secondary school situated in the West Belconnen region of Canberra, the capital of Australia. It is the only government school in the Canberra region providing secondary education for all students from years 7 to 12, and offering both the International Baccalaureate Middle Years program (MYP) and Diploma Program (DP). MCSS provides a rich education for 21st century learners in a context of Excellence, Integrity and Harmony.

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UN Youth Voice Winner - Heli Laajoki

Posted on 23 Nov 2018

A HUGE congratulations to Heli Laajoki in Year 7 who has been selected to represent the ACT at the UN Youth Voice Public Speaking Competition. She will travel to Perth early next year for this amazing opportunity.

Heli participated in the ACT final on the weekend and spoke brilliantly. She discussed how we can improve the values of Australian sport.



LitLinks Competition Winner

Posted on 08 Nov 2018

Congratulations Kassandra !!  LitLinks Winner 2018! MCSS is so proud!

We have just received advance notice that Kassandra Stewart in Year 12 at our Copland campus has won one of the four major prizes in the LitLinks competition for ACT in 2018!

Kassie’s piece, titled A Nice Sandwich, is a clever homage to the writing style of George Orwell. Her essay outlines the rules for sandwich making – as “one of the mainstays of civilisation” - in clean, clear and direct language, with the journalistic voice of Orwell resonating through her work. Her work will be published in an anthology, and she will receive a pass to the Canberra Writers’ Festival in 2019.

Litlinks is a creative writing competition open to all ACT school students in Years 7-12.  It was established in 2008 in cooperation with Paperchain Bookstore, Manuka, who is the sponsor again in 2018.



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