Welcome to Melba Copland Secondary School (MCSS).
Our school is a multi-cultural community with students coming from over 40 different cultural backgrounds. The age range for the International Private Students (IPS) is from 15 yrs to 19 yrs. These students attend grades ranging from Year 9 to Year 12 within a twin campus model. Year 9 is situated at the High School Campus while Year 10, Year 11 and 12 students attend studies at the Senior Campus. We are the only ACT Government School which runs from Year 7-12 and as such we give international students arriving in Year 9 or 10 the benefit of staying in one school up to Year 12.
MCSS caters for the needs of students attending Years 9, 10, 11 and 12. In particular, the campuses supports students in their academic, social and cultural aspects of integration through:
- liaising with the ACT Department of Education (International Education Unit)
- liaising with subject teachers regarding each student's academic progress
- addressing social issues, including home stay and holiday arrangements
- supporting students to develop a sense of responsibility for their classroom attendance and academic achievement.
MCSS provides a caring and nurturing environment for all our international students. Two IPS co-ordinators are appointed to look after students attending Years 9, 10, 11 and 12. The IPS program at Melba Copland Secondary School has foreign language teachers who are native speakers of Chinese, French, Spanish and Japanese.