About Us

About Us

Creating a culture of giving back.

The MHS Foundation is committed to supporting exceptional learning experiences at Melbourne High School (MHS). As the School’s fundraising arm, we help deliver innovative programs and facilities that are outside current government funding. In this way, the Foundation plays a critical role in helping MHS deliver an education that is more than just marks.

Overseen by a Board of Directors, the Foundation is an independent, not-for-profit organisation that manages a suite of trusts and funds with charitable gift status. This structure allows our community to earn a tax deduction for donations towards supporting scholarships, the arts and health promotion.

The Foundation also helps the School raise funds for innovative infrastructure upgrades, and we deliver the Annual Tax Appeal, the School’s major fundraising event.

With the support of our community, the Foundation has become a vital pillar of assistance for Melbourne High School. Over the years, we have:

  • Provided scholarships to countless students whose families struggle to meet the basic costs of education
  • Purchased land at 669 Chapel St, which houses the new Centre for Higher Education Studies
  • Supported our young musicians through the purchase of pianos, double bases, Tattum Wallis Band uniforms, and drums
  • Helped purchase lighting and equipment for School productions
  • Renovated classrooms at the Castle on the Hill to bring them up to contemporary educational standards
  • Managed our speech night prizes, ensuring student excellence was recognised
  • Established innovative health and wellbeing programs addressing our students’ physical and emotional wellbeing.

As a selective government school, Melbourne High School (MHS) has a reputation for producing some of the greatest thinkers and leaders in the country. We invite you to support MHS to continue this tradition.

More Information

Annual Reports
Patrons & Ambassadors


‘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.’

Contact us about our programs.