Maribyrnong College

Maribyrnong College
Maribyrnong College
Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Coordinates 37°46′44″S 144°53′18″E / 37.7790°S 144.8882°E / -37.7790; 144.8882Coordinates: 37°46′44″S 144°53′18″E / 37.7790°S 144.8882°E / -37.7790; 144.8882
Motto Pride in performance (formerly "Aim High")
Established 1958
Headmaster Nick Scott
Grades 7-12
Enrolment ~1000
Campus 1 Urban
Colour(s) Red, Yellow, Blue

Maribyrnong College (AKA Maribyrnong Secondary College) and formerly Maribyrnong High School is a Victorian Government Secondary School in Maribyrnong in the inner Western suburbs of Melbourne.

It is located on River St, Maribyrnong (formerly Maidstone). Founded in 1958, Maribyrnong College celebrated its 50th anniversary on 15 March 2008 with an open day and function at the school. A state-of-the-art sports complex opened on 22 June 2010.



The College has a long history in the suburbs of Maidstone and Maribyrnong as it was established in 1958. The area has changed dramatically since the college first opened and it is now seen as an inner-city college as it is located only 8 km from the Melbourne CBD.

MSC had a unique place among Melbourne's high schools. Being so close to the Maribyrnong Migrant Hostel (now closed) the school had an integration program for children from the hostel who were from all around the world, including many refugees. The school was truly a multicultural one.

Specialist Sport Program

In 2005 the school commenced its "Specialist Sport Program" with selective entry for talented sports students. Enrolments have grown: in 2007 there were 56 Specialist Sport students from a total school enrolment of 380; in 2010 there were 450 students involved in the sports program from a total school enrolment of 900. Several sports receive a major focus: AFL Football, Basketball, Soccer, Swimming and Tennis. The School has extensive partnerships with the Western Bulldogs, Victorian Institute of Sport, Australian Institute of Sport and Victoria University.

Sports Stadium

The Sports Stadium which opened on 22 June 2010 includes two basketball/netball courts, six badminton courts, a 40 metre sprint track and a full size gym. It was officially opened by the Premier of Victoria, John Brumby.[1] The school is still adding extra features to the facility.


Maribyrnong College with tram stop at entrance

Tram 82 (Footscray - Moonee Ponds) stops right in front of the school on River Street. Bus services to Highpoint Shopping Centre also provide close public transport to the school. The Maribyrnong River is only a short walk from the college (i.e. college is located on River Street) and the Maribyrnong River Trail can be used by students to commute to school.

Notable alumni

  • Doug Chappel - Comedian
  • Michael Leunig - Cartoonist
  • Mark Philippoussis - World ranked professional tennis player. Runner Up 1998 US Open.
  • Shane Hodge - Author The Comeback. Motivational Consultant St KIlda AFL Club 1991-92

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