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Cornish College, Bangholme VIC

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Cornish College
A proudly coeducational, independent school in Melbourne for early learning to Year 12 students.
65 Riverend Road
Melbourne South, Melbourne Bayside
+61 3 9781 9000
Melbourne Bayside

 An International Baccalaureate World School

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Making a difference today for a sustainable, thriving tomorrow

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Our vision is to educate for a sustainable future to ensure young people can make a positive difference in their local and global communities.
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Nicola Forrest
  • Early Learning
  • Primary School
  • Secondary School
  • ELC-12 Campus
  • Independent
  • Uniting Church
Early Learning Centre to Year 12
Uniting Church
Starting from $12,680
Gifted & Talented Program
  • Academic Achievement
  • Co-curricular Activities
  • Community
  • Educational Support
  • Employment Pathways
  • Pastoral Care / Guidance
  • Performing Arts
  • Personal Values
  • Welfare

Cornish College is a proudly coeducational, independent school

Students are encouraged to make a difference in the community and the world that they live in.

School Tours

Join us for one of our school tours to find out how Cornish College can make a difference for your child.

Discover how our innovative curriculum and focus on knowing each child ensures strong academic and personal growth. 

Find out more about how we design our curriculum and cocurricular activities, our facilities and all the wonderful things offered at Cornish College. 

Please visit for more information about tour dates and to register for a tour. We also offer private tours, subject to availability. For more information, call Admissions on 9781 9000.

Cornish College is located on 100 acres of natural parkland. It boasts wetlands with an island, a hobby farm, olive grove, 9-hole golf course and vegetable gardens. Other facilities include science laboratories, gymnasium, basketball courts, sports fields, library, tennis courts as well as specialists rooms for music, drama, art and design technology.

Our cocurricular program offers a wide range of opportunities for students 

Catering for interests such as equestrian, sport climbing, running, music and drama, there’s something for everyone. We also have a 9-hole onsite golf course, the Cornish Links course, specially designed to support children and young people’s skill development.

Find out more information about each of our opportunities here, including details of how to book and costs


Our Values
- Compassion
- Respect
- Integrity
- Creativity
...and always with Courage
Our Vision
- Educating for a sustainable future to ensure young people can make a positive difference in their local and global communities.

We help our students get to school with an extensive bus service

The College provides high-quality, safe and convenient private buses before and after school each day. With a network of nine bus routes, covering 30 suburbs in the south-east of Melbourne, Cornish College is closer than you think.

For more information about stops, timings and costs, please visit our website


Scholarship Program – see what a difference Cornish College can make for your child.

Cornish College is a school built on a history of being change-makers in education. We believe in education of a different kind in order to meet the needs of young people and our world now, and in the future. We are here to make a difference today, for a sustainable and thriving tomorrow.

That’s why we are committed to our scholarships program. It’s our way of encouraging those with drive and courage to explore further opportunities.

We offer two scholarships for young people to join us in Year 7.   

General Excellence Scholarship

  • Cornish College and external students are welcome to apply

Robert Johnson Scholarship

  • External students are welcome to apply

For detailed information, see the Cornish College Scholarship Policy and the Cornish College Enrolment Booklet.

This school is the model for what modern education should be. My children are better people for their time there. The larger school community became an extended family and we cannot speak highly enough of the amazing, dedicated staff. Cornish is simply the best.

- Nikki

Both my boys often say the only thing they miss living on the Gold Coast is Cornish College...and I also miss the amazing community.

- Kirsten

My 8-year-old still mentions something he did during ELC4 at Cornish at least once a fortnight - such a fantastic experience that had a massive impact for our family.

- Shannon

The Early Learning Centre is an amazing program and Cornish is so lucky to have amazing and committed educators who all go above and beyond in their roles. This [article] mirrors our experience in the program and we are so thankful for how the Early Learning Centre has shaped our son’s start at Cornish.

- Laura


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I am honoured and delighted to be the third Principal of Cornish College. As a member of the school community since 2010 and Deputy Principal from 2014, I feel well-prepared to lead the school through the next period of its development and to build on the wonderful momentum we gathered under our first two Principals, Kerry Bolger and Vicki Steer. I am excited to be embracing opportunities for this learning community to build on the innovative and progressive thinking that have long been our “point of difference” and the impetus of our passion for being at Cornish College.

Our school’s vision, our purpose for being, is steering us in a clear direction. When Cornish College was founded, we made a very important decision in answering the question that all schools should ask…“education for what?” We answered “education for a sustainable future”.

When we educate for a sustainable future, we make a commitment to design curriculum that is meaningful and transferable; we make a commitment to engage learners in a world beyond topics and textbooks, toward globally-accessible understandings; we make a commitment not to rush, but to thoughtfully gather the learning that can fill our senses with wonder, giving us time to inquire and delve deeply into what makes us curious.

I am delighted to be leading this wonderful school and working with the Cornish College community to ensure that we do our part in making a difference for the world we want for ourselves, our children and generations to come - a world in balance, where there is enough for all, forever.

That is the future that we are educating for right now.

Nicola Forrest


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