Our senior students' programme is specifically geared towards helping them prepare for their futures beyond the Higher School Certificate. The McDonald College provides students with a welcoming environment where learning and performing are encouraged and expected.  We accomplish this through our immersive approach of Performing Arts within academic education.

Of course, above all else, we are dedicated to our students.  Their legacy of success stands as a testament to our approach and our beliefs.  We strongly feel that the achievements of our graduates over the last thirty years stands as an excellent reminder of the success of our approach and the effectiveness of our philosophies.


Serving the Educational Needs of Our Students

The McDonald College embraces co-education, as we firmly believe that this offers a rich and balanced education and life experience.  It is one that more accurately represents the world beyond the classroom.  Our staff understands the needs of creative students and their unique learning styles.  The real strength of smaller classes at The McDonald College means that all teachers interact with students as individuals and understand their needs and abilities on a personalised level. 


Launching Bright Futures

Collaborative learning is emphasised, as collaboration is a key aspect in the futures of our students, regardless of what career paths they may choose.  A wide range of teaching methods are utilised to help students develop both their collaborative learning skills and their creativity.  After graduation and throughout life they will need all of these skills.

Our senior students enjoy real social advantages as we create a nurturing and supportive environment designed to develop confidence and self-esteem.

Ample performance opportunities means that every student learns how to interact with an audience, articulate their views and think laterally on their feet. Further, students learn powerful communication skills, such as how to persuade, entertain, influence and debate.  These lifelong skills translate to a myriad of different and diverse career paths. 

In short, the goal of our senior school is nothing less than to prepare students for successful lives as leaders in their chosen fields.