Reflections from a MGGS Boarding Graduate

Reflections from a MGGS Boarding Graduate

Every year, Melbourne Girls Grammar offers a range of scholarship opportunities. As well as providing access for students who demonstrate strong academic capability, the School awards bursaries to young women from regional backgrounds to pursue an education they might not have otherwise had the opportunity to consider.

The Melbourne Girls Grammar Boarding House is in South Yarra, within walking distance to Melbourne’s CBD. It is the only boarding school located in the heart of Melbourne.

Emma McRobert, originally from Bendigo, was a boarding student at Melbourne Girls Grammar from Year 9. Emma credits her time in the Boarding House to giving her the confidence and independence that has set her up for a successful future.

“I was drawn to boarding in Melbourne as it presented as a pathway to new opportunities. As a boarder I had independence, yet great support from my parents and from my peers,” said Emma. “The support and the well established partnership between the School, my parents and the Boarding House ensured I could achieve my potential and that my best interest was front of mind.”

The Melbourne Girls Grammar Boarding House provides a friendly and supportive environment that feels like a home away from home.

“Initially it was a daunting prospect to go away to boarding school, however, once I started at Melbourne Girls Grammar and became more comfortable living away from home, I could not imagine anything different. I created strong relationships which were so valuable in ensuring I enjoyed and got the most out of my experience,” Emma said.

After graduating in 2018, Emma has gone on to study a Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Melbourne after receiving the Melbourne Principals’ Scholarship for Unimelb. On top of her studies, Emma continues to give back to the Melbourne Girls Grammar community, working as an Academic Coach at School, providing study support to Senior Years students.

“I think Melbourne Girls Grammar offered me the best opportunities, which I was able to take full advantage of. I received the high scores I needed for entry into my preferred course, however, I received so much more than this; the friendships, the life skills, the experiences, and the increased confidence that I have carried with me beyond the red brick walls,” said Emma.


Emma’s story was also featured in The Weekly Time. Click here to read it.