Pascoe Vale Girls College

Pascoe Vale Girls College, established in 1956, is a State government 7-12 secondary school for girls. It is set in fifteen acres of landscaped grounds in the northern suburbs of Melbourne. The staff comprises four Principal Class members, seventy-eight effective full-time teachers and twenty-five Education Support Staff. Our 1200 students are drawn from a wide geographical area and a diversity of cultural and language backgrounds.

The aim of the College is to provide progressive and engaging education for every girl, encouraging them to aspire to be their best. Our vision is clear and is based on the belief that every student can learn. It is also based on the work of teams of teachers, students, parents and community members seeking better outcomes, acknowledging common goals, and using feedback to establish greater achievements in a supportive environment.

Pascoe Vale Girls College is one of only five government girls' schools in Victoria. Since 1956, we have provided girls with outstanding educational opportunities.

Research reported by the Alliance of Girls Schools Australasia, indicates that girls only schools encourage and provide:

  • access to all leadership opportunities
  • achievement of greater academic success
  • greater confidence and assertiveness
  • more likely to study in the 'gender atypical' areas of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) at school and university, and are more likely to pursue a career in these non-traditional areas
  • an environment in which girls can express themselves freely and frequently and develop higher order thinking skills.