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Melbourne Girls' College is an all-girls, government school located in the Melbourne suburb of Richmond. It has one campus on the banks of the Yarra River which is for girls from year 7 to 12. Currently, girls from 212 Melbourne postcodes, in Melbourne and in country Victoria, along with girls from overseas countries, make up the student population. Sixty countries of birth are represented there.HistoryMelbourne Girls' College was established in January 1994 with an enrolment of approximately 300 students. The site on which the College is was initially Richmond High School, which was closed in 1992 by the Kennett government.Although the College was established as an entirely new entity with its own unique identity and mission, much of the founding staff and initial intake of students came from three other schools which had ceased to exist. These were Richmond Girls' High School, Malvern Girls' High School and Richmond Secondary College.The Foundation Principal was Cavell Zangalis, the Principal from Richmond Girls' High School, who created the school from the empty shell that once was Richmond Secondary School. From 1995, Jan Parkes led (as principal) the newly formed Melbourne Girls’ College for over seven years, developing it into an innovative educational college. In 2002, a newer principal, Judy Crowe, introduced a new curriculum structure and several new facilities development. The current principal, Karen Money, joined the college in 2015. Current Assistant Principals: Linda Brown and Kay Clarke.House systemAll students are allocated a House when they first enrol at the College. The four houses are named after Australian women; Chisholm (green), Melba (blue), Lyons (white), and Maris (purple). Chisholm, named after Caroline Chisholm; Melba, named after Dame Nellie Melba; Maris, named after Hyllus Maris; and Lyons, named after Dame Enid Lyons.
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