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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.

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

23 Jun 2022

Updated MCSS School Bus Timetable

From the start of term 3, Monday July 18 2022, there will be an updated MCSS school bus timetable to better suit the needs of our students on both campuses.

View all MCSS school timetable updates here.

MCSS Senior Campus

  • 1048 - now leaving school at 3:30pm (currently 3:10pm)
  • 1049 - now leaving school at 3:30pm (currently 3:20pm)
  • 1068 – now leaving school at 3:29pm (currently 3:22pm)
  • Minor updates to timings of routes R3, 41, 42 and 43 in the afternoon

MCSS High School Campus

  • 1048 - now leaving school at 3:33pm (currently 3:13pm)
  • 1049 - now leaving school at 3:27pm (currently 3:17pm)
  • 1068 – now leaving school at 3:32pm (currently 3:25pm)
  • Minor updates to timings of routes R3, 41, 42 and 43 in the afternoon
For more information visit Transport Canberra


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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