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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. MCSS provides a rich education for 21st century learners, supporting students to Connect, Learn and Thrive.

08 Sep 2022

2022 School Satisfaction & Climate Survey

The 2022 School Satisfaction & Climate Survey is now open! 

Dear parents and carers

As part of our continuous effort to improve ACT schools, the Education Directorate invites you to give feedback in an online survey about your experience of your child’s school. Your responses will help your school to identify what it does well and how it can improve. The data will also be used to underpin school improvement practices and inform government priorities, as well as in research projects and longitudinal studies aimed at improving the quality of education services in the ACT.
The survey will be open from Friday 19 August 2022.

All personal information will be handled in accordance with the Territory Privacy Principles set out in the Information Privacy Act 2014. Details about how personal information is stored and used are available in our Privacy Policy (available at Your responses will be only reported and used in aggregate with responses from other students. No personal identifying information will be provided to any school or college.

Please complete the survey ONLINE at

Your login details: Your login for the survey is the email registered with the school, and the school code is MCSS.

The survey should take 5-10 minutes to complete, and you can access it from any mobile device until midnight, Friday 16 September 2022. Your participation is voluntary, but we do hope you will help.

The Education Directorate is committed to ensuring this survey is accessible for all. If you have difficulty accessing or interpreting the survey, please contact for assistance.

Thank you for your participation.

Yours sincerely,

Ash Chandra

Deputy Principal

Melba Copland Secondary School

Learn more about the survey here:

2022 Book Week
12 Aug 2022

Book Week 2022

Book week is coming!

During week 6 (20 โ€“ 26 August), we will be celebrating everything to do with stories, imagination and writing ๐Ÿ˜Š

The theme this year is Dreaming with eyes open...

Dress up as your favourite character will be on Wednesday 24 August.  Prizes will be up for grabs so get involved and letโ€™s boost bookish vibes here at MCSS!

Helping your Teenager with Career Planning
20 Jul 2022

Helping your Teenager with Career Planning

Engaging Parents in Career Conversations (EPICC) Helping Your Teenager with Career Planning

Parents and Carers can have an enormous influence on their child’s career decisions and pathway planning, but it’s not always easy to know where to start!

The ACT Education Directorate in partnership with the Canberra Institute of Technology, will present a workshop for parents and carers at Melba Copland Secondary School. During this workshop, experienced career practitioners will present useful career information, resources and strategies to start career conversations with your young person including:

  • Up to date information on career pathways
  • Communication strategies
  • Leading by example
  • Seeking support

Where: Melba Copland Secondary School Senior Campus Library

When: Tuesday 26 July

Time: 5:00 - 7PM

Contact: for more information


High School Campus (Yrs. 7-9): 15 Conley Drive, Melba ACT 2615

Senior Campus (Yrs. 10-12): 97 Verbrugghen Street, Melba ACT 2615

+61 2 6142 0333
Fax: +61 2 6142 0343

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