Welcome to 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

MCSS 7-10 campus.

MCSS Senior campus

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MCSS Band at Floriade

Posted on 21 Sep 2016

It was fantastic to go and see Ms Brereton and the MCSS Band perform at Floriade on the 21st September 2016. Even though it is very wet, the band were fantastic and our students played with smiles on their faces!

A big congratulations the MCSS Band and thank you to Ms Brereton. Ms Brereton has worked so hard with the band over the past 18 months. They have come such a long way and the band is growing in numbers - to the point that they may not fit in the band room next year!

This is a credit to Ms Brereton enthusiasm, hard work and dedication to build the band program at MCSS.



Posted on 13 Sep 2016


Our Beginner Band students have joined the Concert Band this semester and have been making excellent progress to fit into a bigger ensemble and perform much harder music. This term the band has participated in a combined rehearsal with other IMP bands including Namadgi School, Harrison School and Lanyon High School. The day ended with a performance for the Namadgi Pre-school students who were very appreciative.

On Tuesday 6th September the band participated in the ACT School Band Festival at the Canberra City Band rooms. We were the first band of the festival where we performed a lively set of tunes and then participated in a workshop run by a guest conductor. It was a great experience and the students are to be commended for their efforts.

On Wednesday 21st September the School Band will perform at Floriade. We are all very excited to participate in this event and hope to see you there. Term 4 is looking busy with the Music Showcase, the Uniting Church Fete, BandStrav and the RAP excursion to Sydney where we will also perform in Darling Harbour.


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