The Melbourne High School Foundation enables Melbourne High School to provide a rich all-encompassing education for all students regardless of their background and family circumstances. This is achieved through raising funds for a variety of non-government funded programs such as the physical education program, visual and performing arts curriculum and a personal health program. Through our scholarships, trusts and bursaries, we support the 20% of students who struggle to meet the cost of books and uniforms and recognise students who are achieving in every aspect of their lives. We are also leading the aspirational development of new facilities and activities.
Melbourne High School is the only selective state school in Victoria for boys in years 9 to 12 and is considered one of the finest schools in Australia, producing some of the greatest thinkers and leaders in the country. We are a proud state school, yet government funding is only available for core programs and basic facility maintenance. To continue providing our students with a stimulating and supportive learning environment, we need the financial support of our community.
Through our partnerships and programs with current students, parent organisations and the Melbourne High School Old Boys Association we encourage our community to give back to both the school and wider community, throughout their professional and private lives. We also engage trusts, foundations and the corporate sector to help the school achieve its goals.
In these ways, the Foundation propels Melbourne High School forward in its pursuit of excellence.
We are a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee.
Col. John Wertheimer AM RFD President, MHS Foundation
‘The Foundation continues to increase the extent of our outreach. Above all, we must honour the importance of strong relationships. We invite you to participate in the Foundation’s ambitious journey towards making Melbourne High School an even better place.’