It’s not too late to enrol for the 2023 school year

Is a student in your family starting at a new school in 2023? Submit your enrolment application before the school term ends on 16 December 2022. Families submitting applications after this date may not receive an offer until late January 2023.

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.

26 Oct 2022

CIT Industry Bootcamps for School Leavers

Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT) is offering eligible school leavers, ages 17 to 24, the opportunity to undertake fee-free industry courses in hair and beauty, hospitality, dog care and safety in construction through JobTrainer.

The aim of these programs is to provide the skills, certifications and connections to industry to allow school leavers the opportunity to enter employment. To apply, visit JobTrainer at CIT: Canberra Institute of Technology.


Contact Catherine Pappas, CIT Business and Engagement Officer on

26 Oct 2022

Royal Life Saving ACT School Leaver Program

Royal Life Saving ACT (RLSA) is offering eligible school leavers, ages 17 to 24, the opportunity to undertake Swim Teacher and Pool Lifeguard training through the Job Trainer program, leading to tangible employment pathways and careers within the ACT Aquatic Industry. There are 80 Swim Teacher and 30 Pool Lifeguard course positions available.

As a result of the increased seasonal demand from industry, RLSA may be able to provide employment opportunities through their own Aqua Safe Schools Program. To apply, visit Course Search – JobTrainer – RLSSA ACT (


Contact Ashley Kalz on 02 626 05800 or

26 Oct 2022

Vinnies DoNut Stress Homework Club at Gungahlin Library

Libraries ACT and Vinnies Migrant and Refugee Program are collaborating to provide homework support for primary and secondary students from a multicultural background. The sessions are every Saturday afternoon during the school term at Gungahlin Library from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm. See the attached flyer for more information or email


Contact Sam Chrzczonowicz on 02 620 59346 or


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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