Principal's Message


Welcome to MC!  Our school campuses are situated on beautiful Ngunnawal Country and we acknowledge the traditional owners of these lands which we are so privileged to work and live on.

Melba Copland Secondary School is a high performing, supportive and vibrant school and we acknowledge and celebrate the rich diversity of this beautiful community.  We seek to know every young person and work in partnership with families to develop purposeful educational experiences, to nurture and challenge students to become resilient, respectful and committed young people who make a positive contribution to the school and their community.

Our school values are Connect-Learn-Thrive and we work to create an environment in which students feel a sense of belonging and connection to self, others and to country; where they value learning and can achieve personal success; and where they are empowered to become creative, critical thinkers.

Our school has two sites; a high school campus for year 7, 8 and 9 students, and a senior campus for years 10, 11 and 12.  Our provision of an education from years 7-12 makes us unique amongst all ACT Public Schools and allows us to provide many extension and enrichment opportunities for our students.  Our Two Campuses, One Community approach means our students benefit from being connected to a larger school community with shared traditions, honouring the learning journey of our students.

Student learning and achievement is at the core of everything we do at our school.  We have a strong sense of community as teachers, support staff, parents, carers and community organisations work together to support and develop our students.  We believe that every child deserves a high quality education and to be celebrated for their strengths and achievements.

I am honoured to be the Principal of MC and to contribute to this community.  I encourage you to contact us if you have any questions about our school.

Kerrie Heath