Our Students - Our Mission

Co-curricular programs

Every current and ex-student of Melbourne High School will attest that the most unique and influential component of the School’s program is its extensive co-curricular activities. As a government school, MHS receives no government funding for these programs. Unlike private schools, MHS cannot pass on the cost of these activities to parents, many of whom struggle to pay for basic costs such as uniforms and books.

The Foundation helps the School attract community, philanthropic and corporate sponsorship to enable over 90 programs to continue and to help provide equipment essential for our extensive sporting programs.


Bursaries help students from disadvantaged backgrounds to participate fully in co-curricular programs. If you or your company would like to support MHS co-curricular programs, you can make a tax deductible donation to any of the following:

  • The MHS Arts & Cultural Trust
  • The MHS Scholarship Trust
  • The MHS Foundation Health Promotion Trust
  • The Australian Sports Foundation Rowing Project
  • The Australian Sports Foundation Sports Equipment Project

Donations to the MHS General Trust are not deductible but you may be able to receive a tax deduction on sponsorship given to MHS in exchange for promotion and advertising. If you are interested in this alternative, please refer to the MHS Corporate Sponsorship Program.


AFL Athletics
Badminton  Baseball  Boxercise  Bush Walking
Cricket  Cross-country running  Cross-country skiing   Cycling
Fencing   Futsal  Golf   Hockey   Lacrosse  Lawnbowls   Martial Arts / Taekwando
Netball  Orienteering  Rowing  Rugby  Sailing   Squash   Swimming
Tennis   Table Tennis  Ten Pin Bowling
Volleyball  Waterpolo  Weights  Yoga


Amnesty International   Australian Army Cadets   Australian Air Force
Baka Anime  Breakdance  Business Club
Cadets  Chess Club  Charities   Competition Writing  Cyber Book Club
Debating  Debugger's Group
Economics Club   Environmental Action Group
Film-making Club  Fun with Food
Global Issues Education  Heritage Club  Indonesian Club
Library Assistance   MHS Vehicles
Philosophy Society  Political Interest Group   Public Speaking
Reptiles, Amphibians and Fish Club Rock Club
Scrabble Club   Social Justice Club  Stage Crew   Students Alive
Student Wellbeing Action Group   Strategy Club  Theatre Interest Group


Kenya   Indigenous   Habitat for Humanity   World Challenge


House Chorals Competition    Family & Winter Concert    School Play    Speech Night   Annual Musical    Open Day    Jazz Night    Spring Breakfast (Parents & Friends)
Staff/Student Cabaret    Father & Son Evening    Mother's Day Breakfast 





If you wish to support the Campaign directly by making a financial contribution, you can