The History of Macleod College began in 1928 when Macleod Primary
The History of Macleod College began in 1928 when Macleod Primary School was founded. Macleod Primary school was initially located in a former church (now the Uniting Church) before moving to Greensborough Road.
Secondary education came to Macleod in 1954 when Macleod High School opened with Mr F. Meyer as Headmaster. Many of the original buildings are still in use at Macleod College today.
Towards the end of 1996 Macleod Primary School and Macleod High School merged to form a P-12 college of 1000 students.
The new college was located on the High School site. In 1997 funds were provided to build new primary classrooms as well as a gymnasium, a technology wing, and an expanded library.
In May 1999, Chief John Macleod, head of the Macleod clan in Scotland, visited and officially named the school Macleod College.
The College motto was adopted from the ancient Scottish motto of ‘Macleod of Macleod’
Murus Aheneus Esto
(Be thou as a bronze wall)
The College emblem carries the above mottos in the colours of the ancient tartan ‘Macleod of Macleod”. The castle on the emblem represents Dunvegan Castle, the home of the head of the Macleod Clan in Scotland.
Macleod College is a large vibrant school with a strong academic record and an impressive range of extracurricular activities.
Macleod’s distinguished academic results and strong music program make it the secondary school of choice for students from over 30 primary schools, and our primary students experience an exceptional range of specialist programs.
We respond to individual learning styles and provide a diverse curriculum to develop students’ individual talents. Students can be involved in a range of activities such as music, study tours, art, leadership and sport.
At Macleod we recognise that students in the 21st century grow up with computers and are literate in using technology from primary school age. Therefore we understand and respond to our students as ‘digital natives’. We engage students by expecting deeper knowledge of topics and giving them the opportunity to express their learning digitally via web pages and multimedia presentations.
Our Leading Schools IMPACT project has impressed visitors from around Victoria for its genuine innovation and individualised middle years curriculum.
We are a school with a heart, and visitors comment on the friendly manner of the students and the focus on learning.
At Macleod students gain a rounded education and graduate with the best tertiary options and an interest in global and community issues. They leave with the skills and desire to make a difference.
To provide a rigorous academic program which extends all students.
To be responsive to all student learning styles and provide an engaging curriculum
To nurture the wonder of learning in young students
To provide a solid basis in literacy and numeracy
To expect the highest VCE, VET or VCAL results of all students
To inspire students and provide individually tailored pathways
To provide a rich array of activities and unlock a passion for lifelong learning
To provide the latest technology so our students thrive in a rapidly changing world
To instil in our students a social conscience and equip them with the leadership qualities to make a difference as they move out into the world.