• 2017 ANZAC Day

    event date: 26-Apr-2017
    ANZAC Day is always recognised by Melbourne High School. The school and its Old Boys’ Association are inexorably connected to the events that occurred on April 25th, 1915 on the shores of Gallipoli, Turkey. On Friday, April 21st a traditional assembly was held at MHS to commemorate the upcoming anniversary of that fateful day.

    The assembly is proudly overseen by the Melbourne High School Army Cadet Unit and 415 Squadron AAFC and is held in the Memorial Hall. Along with MHS Principal, Mr. Jeremy Ludowyke, a number of Old Boys were in attendance along with Captain Peter Harvey (Exit 2009) who was granted the opportunity to be the guest speaker.

    This assembly is truly one of the most solemn and moving moments that anyone will ever experience at Melbourne High School. It is without doubt that Captain Harvey’s speech moved the audience as it reminded them of the sacrifice that thousands of young Australian's made, most of who were not much older than the young men seated in the Memorial Hall.

    The Order of Service included a rousing rendition of the school song with a third verse which is only sung on commemorative occasions.

    Red blood of youth calls from far distant Flanders,
    Call o'er the sea from Gallipoli shore;
    Loud rings the voice of the deathless departed:
    "Honour the work that we honoured of yore."

    The Tatum Band played Lone Pine while the official party then proceeded to the foyer of the Memorial Hall where Captain Harvey placed a wreath on the Cenotaph. The Ode was then read by ‘Bluey’ Truscott Scholarship winner Ryan Choudhary. The playing of the Last Post was followed by a minute’s silence and Rouse. Finally all those in attendance sung Advance Australia Fair and the official party stood at attention in front of the wreath placed on the Cenotaph.

    May we long continue to honour those who made the ultimate sacrifice and honoured us.

    With the permission of Captain Peter Harvey, we have reprinted the speech he made during this assembly. We thank him most sincerely for this.

    2017 ANZAC Day Speech Captain Peter Harvey 2017 ANZAC Day Speech Captain Peter Harvey (17 KB)

    Peter Stathopoulos
    President MHSOBA
  • 2017 MHS Mother's Day Brunch

    event date: 07-May-2017
    Join Melbourne High School Parents and Friends for a fabulous brunch with guest speaker and past parent Susan Biggar, author of The Upside of Down.

    Signed copies of Susan's book are available at $30/book – the perfect present.

    Date: Sunday 7 May 2017
    Time: 11am - 1pm
    Venue: MHS Staff Centre

    Ticket: $40  - Online Sales
    Strictly no sales at the door. All sales are final.
  • 2017 Notice of MHSOBA Annual General Meeting

    event date: 15-May-2017
    The Annual General Meeting of MHSOBA Inc. is to be held at the Unicorn Club, Melbourne High School, Forrest Hill, South Yarra at 6.30pm on Monday 15 May 2017.

    Please see attached notice.

    2017 MHSOBA Annual General Meeting 2017 MHSOBA Annual General Meeting (211 KB)

  • 2017 MHSOBA Health Professionals Evening

    event date: 29-Jun-2017
    Sponsored by Oscar Hunt
    Level 3/43 Hardware Lane, Melbourne
    Online Payment

    Attention all MHSOBA Medics, Dentists and Pharmacists!

    The legal eagles have had their turn, the business blokes have also caught up – now it is our turn.

    Please consider coming, meeting and mingling your fellow health professionals at the Inaugural MHSOBA Health Professionals Night.

    Date: June 29, 2017
    Time: 6.00pm
    Host: Amit Verma (exit 2003)
    Venue: Oscar Hunt, 3/43 Hardware Lane
    Guest Speaker: Dr John Vrazas

    Come and meet your fellow health professionals to start what will be a regular catch up for MHSOBA Health. A great chance to catch up with your colleagues, meet new ones and have a look at some great suits on show.
  • 2017 Memberships

    event date: 05-Apr-2017

    2017 MHSOBA Memberships – Now Available!

    The MHSOBA has released its 2017 membership packages and we encourage you to sign up now!

    Memberships can be purchased by clicking on this link online.

    MHSOBA members are provided with wonderful opportunities to network with other Old Boys, including those featuring in our 2017 membership campaign:

    • David Parkin OAM (MHS exit 1960), 1971 Hawthorn premiership player, 1978 Hawthorn premiership coach, 1981, 1982 and 1995 Carlton premiership coach, media personality, lecturer and men’s health advocate
    • Professor Jeffrey Rosenfeld AM OBE (MHS exit 1970), Senior Neurosurgeon at the Alfred Hospital, Major General in the Australian Defence Force and Director of the Monash Institute of Medical Engineering
    • Arthur Naoumidis (MHS exit 1979), founder and CEO of DomaCom, an ASIC registered investment platform that facilitates the fractional investment of any property on the market in Australia
    • Brigadier David Saul AM (MHS exit 1980), State Manager Victoria and Tasmania for Qube Ports and Bulk and formerly Commander 17th Combat Service Support Brigade, Director Operations
      Headquarters Joint Logistic Command and Commanding Officer 3rd   Combat Service Support Battalion
    • Tarang Chawla (MHS exit 2004), White Ribbon Ambassador, Our Watch Ambassador, Advocate for the safesteps Family Violence Response Centre and Board Member of the State Government
      Victims Survivor Advisory Council
    • Victor Zhang (MHS exit 2011), George Fincham scholar
    • Guy Velik (MHS exit 2016), Yarra house captain, Captain of Boats.

    2017 MHSOBA members will continue to receive discounted access to our wonderful range of events.

    Members will also receive discounted access to reunions, professional networking events and venue hire at the Unicorn Club.

    We look forward to your support.

    Honour the work.
  • 2017 John Nguyen Trust Scholarship

    event date: 02-Feb-2017
    MHSOBA is pleased to announce the John Nguyen Scholarship Trust is now available to current Melbourne High School year 12 students.  We have been able to provide this scholarship due to the generosity of John Nguyen,  MHS Exit 2002.

    The John Nguyen Trust Scholarship is awarded annually to a current Year 12 student at Melbourne High School, studying science-based subjects. 

    John attended Melbourne High School from 1999 to 2002 and graduated on the Honours Roll Board achieving an ATAR of 99.50. He was then awarded a scholarship and educated at Monash University, where he received a Bachelor of Pharmacy degree in 2006. John was awarded the Monash University Gold Medallion for Outstanding Community Spirit Award for his commitment and contribution to improving the life of pharmacy students on campus and overseas.

    To read further please use this link

    2017 John Nguyen Trust Scholarship 2017 John Nguyen Trust Scholarship (271 KB)

  • 2017 Australia Day Honours

    event date: 01-Feb-2017

    The Honourable Justice Mark Samuel WEINBERG

    For distinguished service to the judiciary and to the law, particularly through reforms to criminal law and procedure, to legal education in Victoria, and to the administration of justice in Fiji and Norfolk Island. Service includes: The Law: Judge, Court of Appeal, Supreme Court of Victoria, since 2008. Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Norfolk Island, 2005-2008. Additional Judge, Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory, 2003-2008. Non-resident Judge, Supreme Court of Fiji, 2003-2008. Judge, Federal Court of Australia (Melbourne), 1998-2008. Part time member, Australian Law Reform Commission, 1998-2006. Practice, Victorian Bar, 1991-1998. Admitted as Barrister-at-Law, King's Inns Dublin, 1991. Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions, 1988-1991. Appointed Queen's Counsel, all other Australian States and Territories, 1987-1998. Appointed Queen's Counsel, Victoria, 1986. Called to Victorian Bar, 1975. Admitted as Barrister and Solicitor, Supreme Court of Victoria, 1975. Admitted as Barrister and Solicitor, Supreme Court of New South Wales, 1974. Adjunct Professor, Deakin University, current. University of Melbourne: Dean, Faculty of Law, 1984-1985. Deputy-Dean and Acting Dean, 1982-1983. Reader in Law, 1981-1985. Senior Lecturer, 1975-1981. Board Member, Faculty of Law, Monash University, 1996-2003 and Research Assistant and Tutor, 1971. Visiting Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Canada, 1975. Senior Lecturer in Law, University of New South Wales, 1974-1975; Lecturer in Law, 1972-1973. Chairman, Leo Cussen Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 2000-2008. Deputy President, Federal Police Disciplinary Tribunal, 2001-2007. Published three books, 16 articles in legal and academic journals, four chapters in books, and presented numerous papers at professional and academic conferences. Awards and recognition includes: Inns of Court Fellowship, 2016-2017. Fellow, Australian Academy of Law. Recipient, Vinerian Scholarship, an award to the top BCL scholar, Oxford University, 1972.


    Adjunct Professor the Honourable Nahum MUSHIN

    For significant service to the judiciary, particularly to family law, to legal education, and to the welfare of children. Service includes: Judge, Family Court of Australia, 1990-2011. Presidential Member, Administrative Appeals Tribunal, 2005-2011. Regional Coordinating Judge (VIC, TAS), 2004-2008. Chair, National Cultural Diversity Committee, 2004-2011. Chair, National Steering Committee, Living in Harmony Partnership, 2004. Chair, Chief Justice's Ethnic Advisory Committee, 1994-2004. Project Leader, Family Court of Australia/AusAid/Indonesia-Australia Legal Development Facility, 2004-2008. Monash University: Adjunct Professor of Law, Faculty of Law, since 2011. Board Member, Faculty of Law, 2000-2008. Member, Victorian Legal Aid Consultative Committee, 1996-1999. Member, National Alternative Dispute Resolution Advisory Council, 1995-1997. Executive Member, Family Law Section, Law Council of Australia, 1988-1990. Consultant, Matrimonial Property Reference, Australian Law Reform Commission, 1985-1986 and Past Consultant, Victorian Law Reform Commission. Barrister, 1980-1990 and Solicitor, 1972-1980. Chair, Forced Adoptions Implementation Working Group, Government of Australia, 2013-2014. Chair, Forced Adoptions Apology Reference Group, Government of Australia, 2012- 2013. Special Adviser, Australian Psychological Society, Forced Adoptions, since 2015. Co-Patron, Chances for Children, Mallee Family Care, Mildura, Victoria, since 2002. Chair, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Australia, Melbourne, Victoria, 2002-2007.


    Dr Leonard Jack KLIMAN

    For service to medicine in the field of obstetrics and gynaecology. Service includes: Chairman of Obstetrics, Epworth Freemasons, Epworth HealthCare, since 2011; Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, since 1990. Deputy Director, Obstetrics and Gynaecology Clinical Institute, 2011-2015; Director of Obstetrics, since 2015; Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist/Head of Unit, The Royal Women's Hospital, Melbourne, 1985-2000; Obstetrician in Charge, Chemical Dependency Unit, 1991-2005; Head, Fetal Management Unit, 1994-2002; Senior Registrar, 1985; Resident and Registrar, 1980-1982. Awarded the Tracy Maud Travelling Scholarship, specialised in High Risk pregnancies, Chemical Dependency and HIV Management in Pregnancy, at a number of hospitals in New York, USA, 1987. Assistant Registrar, Royal Hampshire County Hospital, UK, 1983-1984. Senior Lecturer, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Melbourne, since 1990. Fellow, Royal Australian College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, since 1985; Member, since1983. Member of a range of professional medical organisations including: Australasian Society for Ultrasound Medicine. Australian Gynaecological Endoscopy and Surgery Society. Australia and New Zealand Vulvovaginal Society. Australian Society of Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology. Society of Obstetric Medicine of Australia and New Zealand

    Mr William John MEAKLIM

    For service to Australian rules football. Service includes: Involved in a range of roles with the Richmond Football Club since 1973 including as: Club Statistician, 'for 25 years'. Club Historian, since 1986. Chairman of Museum Committee, 'for 20 years'. Life Member, 1992. Secretary, Richmond Former Players and Officials Association, since 2002 and Life Member 2010. Member, AFL Heritage Group, since 1996. Tommy Haffey Club: TH Club Award, 2010. Life Member, 2013. Hawthorn Community Gardens: President, since 2004. Treasurer, 'for 11 years'. Life Member, 2008. Involved with the Gardens since 1984. Held a range of roles with the Washington Cricket Club as a coach, Chairman of Selectors, Scorer and Mentor, 1979-1985 and 1987-2016. Coach, Mackie Cricket Club, 1985-1987. Member, Melbourne High School Old Boys Association, 'for many years'.
  • 2016 MHSOBA December Newsletter

    event date: 23-Dec-2016
    The December edition of the MHSOBA Newsletter is now available below. The newsletter features stories about other Old Boys past and present and information about what has been happening since our last edition.

    If you would like to submit and article please forward to me in the new year. I wish you all a safe and happy time over the next few weeks with family and friends.

    Please click on the link for the MHSOBA Newsletter. 

    2016 MHSOBA December Newsletter 2016 MHSOBA December Newsletter (1872 KB)

  • 2017 MHSOBA Sponsorship Prospectus

    event date: 02-Dec-2016
    We are pleased to announce that DomaCom has agreed to continue as the Principal Sponsor of the MHSOBA in 2017.

    We are incredibly excited about the MHSOBA’s plans for 2017 and the corresponding benefits that will be provided to our sponsors. We have already arranged one of the most distinguished Old Boys in the history of Melbourne High School as the guest speaker for our gala event, the Annual Dinner. We are confident that it will be one of the most significant events in the history of the MHSOBA.

    In 2016, the MHSOBA established these wonderful sponsorship packages that were quickly and enthusiastically embraced by a broad range of businesses and individuals around Melbourne, Victoria and Australia. We are extremely proud of the benefits that the MHSOBA provided to its sponsors throughout the year. The unanimous feedback that we received from our sponsors was that each package provided outstanding value for money and opened networks that otherwise would not have been possible.

    Our digital media network now regularly reaches tens of thousands of individuals, with whom the MHSOBA can connect at the touch of a button. This allows us to promote our sponsors in ways you may not have thought imaginable.

    We have also arranged a number of industry events for 2017, including among Melbourne’s business elite, as well as planning to increase the record number of attendees at MHS reunions.

    We encourage you to consider sponsoring the MHSOBA in 2017 to support Old Boys and current students, while reaping the benefits of a tax deductible contribution for your business.

    Please click on the link to view the Sponsorship Prospectus.

    2017 MHSOBA Sponsorship Prospectus 2017 MHSOBA Sponsorship Prospectus (1764 KB)

    The MHSOBA would also like to take this opportunity to thank the Geelong Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and the Gandel Group for their sponsorship in 2016.
  • Access to grounds of Melbourne High School

    event date: 01-Dec-2016
    MHS access during school holidays:

    • All Claremont St gates will be locked until start of Term 1 next year – including pedestrian gates. Pedestrian gates to be closed from Monday December 5.
    • All Alexandra Ave gates will be locked until start of Term 1 next year – including pedestrian gates from December 21.
    • Walkway gate on Chapel St will be shut after external user groups have completed their yearly bookings. Gate will not be locked as it’s an emergency access thoroughfare.
    • Pedestrian gate behind Old Boys will remain accessible to users of the Pavilion but will be locked and unlocked after first and last user groups have completed their activities.
  • Tarang Chawla - Group chat ‘locker room talk’ is not a joke

    event date: 08-Nov-2016
    8 November 2016 5.24pm

    DOMESTIC violence campaigner and Young Australian of the Year finalist Tarang Chawla has seen how disrespect can evolve into violence against women.

    His sister became Victoria’s first victim of domestic violence last year when she was murdered by her husband with a meat cleaver. Writing for, he explains why “locker room talk”, like comments exhibited in a group chat about a women at the university he attended, are seriously concerning.

    WEEKS after potential US President Donald Trump passes off his comments advocating for the sexual assault of women as harmless “locker room talk”, private chats among Melbourne Law School students demonstrate just how far we have to go to change privileged entitlement culture among Australian men.

    University of Melbourne law student, 22-year-old Eleanor Henry, recently picked up her iPhone to discover that she had been invited to a private Facebook Messenger conversation with a group of four men from her cohort who suggested she show them “where you p*** from”.

    The men joked that she should accompany them on a trip to Thailand because they “need a bike”, presumably to ride around on.

    One wrote about how he would “throw her on the bed”.

    The unsolicited, degrading and sexualised comments towards Ms Henry have been widely criticised after she decided to speak out in public about the harassment. She told she felt “disgusted, humiliated, objectified, dirty and ashamed” when she read the messages.

    Two of the men involved have since offered “sincere” apologies, while another who made the “most graphic” comments has suggested it was all a laugh and Ms Henry should “lighten up”.

    This “joke” and call to lighten up comes in the same week that Australia’s death toll of violence against women has risen from 60 to 65. In 2015, 86 women were killed nationally. My 23-year-old sister, Nikita, was the first Victorian woman to lose her life to men’s violence. But this extends far beyond the lives of those who have been irreparably damaged. Sexist attitudes can be harmful, and while not all disrespect leads to violence, it can be a precursor to it.

    Tarang Chawla with his sister Nikita Chawla, who was killed by her jealous husband in Brunswick West.Source:Facebook

    Research by Our Watch and ANROWS confirms that one of the most consistent predictors for support of violence by men is their agreement with sexist attitudes. Sexist jokes reflect and reinforce sexist attitudes. They excuse and perpetuate the discrimination against women that underpins sexualised violence.

    The comments by these men might appear to be an innocent occurrence of “boys being boys”, but are in fact representative of an entitlement culture that allows men to absolve themselves of responsibility when they objectify women and engage in such behaviour.

    As bystanders, we need to maintain the courage to call out such behaviour and the sexism that underlies it. When we pass it off and look for ways to downplay it, we run the risk of marginalising women who experience sexual harassment and make it harder for them to come forward.

    VicHealth’s National Community Attitudes towards Violence Against Women Survey found 12 per cent of Australians believe that women who are sexually harassed should sort it out themselves, rather than report it.

    Ms Henry has boldly spoken out about her experience and to this end we have a responsibility to support her. The men who made these remarks about Ms Henry may well have felt they were simply joking and in their minds not see an issue with these kinds of unsolicited sexual comments.

    Research from The Line, Our Watch’s youth initiative, confirms this is a prevailing attitude when over half of young people don’t see it as a problem — 58 per cent of young people think if a guy wants to have sex with a girl, it’s completely up to her it make it very clear she doesn’t want to.

    Statistics like these make it clear that we have a cultural problem with how men treat and respond to women. Sexual violence against women occurs frequently and harmful attitudes feed into a rape culture that condones and excuses criminal actions whenever we minimise the impact of such behaviour from men.

    I went to the same law school that Ms Henry attends with these young men. It’s always going to be too late for my family to get Niki back, but my only hope is that the University responds positively by taking it as sign that it needs to be doing far more to be educating young men on respect towards women. After all, these young men could one day be lawyers in an Australian courtroom defending violence against women.

    What’s worse, if attitudes like their current ones are normalised, not challenged and called out for what they really represent, research confirms they might even be willing to excuse it.

    - If you or someone you know is impacted by sexual assault, domestic or family violence, call 1800 RESPECT on 1800 737 732 or visit In an emergency, call 000.Tarang Chawla attended Melbourne Law School from 2006 — 2011. Tarang is currently a Finalist for Young Australian of the Year and an ambassador for Our Watch.


  • 2016 MHS Year 11 VCE Physical Education Class

    event date: 08-Nov-2016
    In late October, the Year 11 VCE Physical Education class participated in a game of wheelchair basketball organised by Disability Sport and Recreation.

    The session was facilitated by Brendan Stround, a veteran of international-grade wheelchair basketball. Brendan gave a very poignant and personal
    account of his life and the accident that resulted in him becoming paraplegic, delivering salient life advice to the students about risk taking and th
    e importance of thinking before you act.
  • Stop telling students that VCE doesn't matter - it does

    event date: 07-Nov-2016
    The Age
    7 November 2016

    Say you're working on a major project. It will take all year to complete; it requires enormous amounts of overtime and energy. Your output will be independently assessed and the results made public.

    Now let's say that just when you're working harder than you ever have before towards your killer deadlines, people keep coming up to you and saying: "Don't feel bad if you fail, many do and they're fine, it's not important anyway."

    Motivating? Not really.

    Right now, our VCE students have to endure the same kind of condescending consolation in advance from scores of well-meaning adults.
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    We keep blithely announcing that VCE is just a number, that high school subjects are all irrelevant anyway and that life will be wonderful regardless of how much anyone studies.

    It's time we stopped telling students undertaking the first serious major project of their working lives that none of it matters.

    It matters very much to them. It's the culmination of 13 years of study. They've been asked to make mastering the demands of VCE their primary focus for two years. They're urged to use the results they achieve to determine the first choices they will make as independent adults about their lives.

    They know it does bloody matter.
    Under pressure: exam time
    Under pressure: exam time Photo: Janie Barrett

    There is merit in challenging the way the system forces students through such a crucible to assess their academic worth. There are questions to be asked about VCE's focus on drills and memorisation over creativity and problem-solving.

    And yes, we know that the study rankings any student receives can be influenced by many factors, such as the talent and skill of other students who take the same course or the relative difficulty of the actual exam. Add other variables – resources at home, quality of teaching, physical and mental health, learning difficulties – and we know that it's unwise for a VCE student to fixate on achieving a specific ATAR score.

    But instead of patronising near-adults with potted success stories of those who made it big despite their low scores, we should respect the challenge they've been given.

    Year 12 demands that students be organised, focused and ready to work long hours. To complete a suite of assessments and exams across at least five disciplines, they need to juggle competing demands. On exam days, they're asked to be agile thinkers, spotting trick questions, blocking out distractions and delivering on deadline.

    These are skills that will help them in any, and every, job they ever have to do in the future. Employers may never ask candidates what their ATAR was, but they'll be keenly interested in what referees will say about their work habits, their enthusiasm and their problem-solving skills.

    This is why it's OK to celebrate those students who achieve high marks. The top rankings are extremely hard to achieve and worthy of congratulation. Whether those students go on to save lives, make millions or run the world is not the point.

    It's also why we look for the students who complete VCE despite serious obstacles, such as Tala Afshak, the refugee student who is sitting her exams while raising her brother – her mother died in the boat en route to Australia. Or Mai Duong, whose parents sent her over from Vietnam hoping she'd do well enough to win a university scholarship.

    The "score doesn't matter" premise could apply maybe to children from middle class families, who have the resources and networks to find other ways to security and success if their score fell short of their aim. Yet those attending the best private schools often feel under the most pressure to do well.

    For students from poorer communities, those whose families have not been to university, their ATAR can be literally life transforming, opening the way to choices they may never have imagined. These students will not take university for granted.

    And even those of us from middle class, well-educated families know that the choices made after high school can inform the rest of your life. You can drop out of courses, change your mind, go back later and learn new skills, but this period of life is transformative.

    It's true that no student should be defined by the number they get in the tertiary rankings, but they will always remember it. Rather than dismiss the work, we should honour it.

    Michelle Griffin is The Age's state editor
  • MHS students raising funds for their community project in India

    event date: 24-Aug-2016
    A group of MHS students will be going to India at the end of the year to do some community work for less developed regions in Northern India. Part of this community work involves fundraising. The proceeds going to building materials, tools and paying construction workers. The more we fund raise the more money we can spend on these things and the more we can give to the communities who we'll be helping. Any donation would be fantastic and greatly appreciated, please go to the link below if you can assist us:

  • 2017 Vietnam Tour

    event date: 07-Oct-2017
    This discovery tour is designed to suit all MHS Old Boys, partners and friends in their senior years. It has been planned by Colin Green with great assistance from Ross Goddard in Canberra, his company (Goddard & Howse) being the Vietnam customised tours experts.

    Tour Leader is Colin Green OAM, formerly Executive Director MHSOBA, former senior Geography teacher at MHS and experienced tour organiser of teachers’ groups to China when it was just emerging to the modern world, 1976-1977. He is tour leader of the Adventure Tours to Yunnan Province, Southern China, September 2013, 2014 and 2015, and has also been the tour leader for the 2014 and 2015 Cambodia and Vietnam discovery tours.

    2017 Vietnam Tour Itinerary 2017 Vietnam Tour Itinerary (1067 KB)

    2017 Vietnam Tour Prelimary Booking Form 2017 Vietnam Tour Prelimary Booking Form (386 KB)

  • Access to grounds of Melbourne High

    event date: 01-May-2016
    Access to grounds of Melbourne High School

    Please note that access to the grounds of MHS is via Alexandra Avenue and Chapel Street.

    The Claremont Street gates will not be open.

    If you drive in via Alexandra Avenue you will need to park the car on the top drive and walk down to the MHSOBA Office and Unicorn Club.

    If there is a reunion or function that you will be attending;  you will be provided with a code for the boom gate at Chapel Street to enable you to drive down to the Unicorn Club.

    All members of the school community, who park on the grounds, especially on weekends, need to be aware of the following changes:

    Parking at MHS on the weekends has reached substantial and unacceptable proportions which has become an escalating public health and safety risk for pedestrians, private and Emergency Service vehicles, primarily the Metropolitan Fire Brigade, reducing visibility and restricting the safe right of way and movement of all vehicles. As a result, Melbourne High School has identified and implemented ‘No Parking’ zones starting from our Alexandra Ave entrance incorporating our front staff parking level areas, yellow swing gate driveway and the hoarding side of Forrest Hill driveway where new signage has already been installed. Yellow kerb line marking and stenciling stating ‘NO STANDING’ has been applied where applicable; existing parking signage to select areas will remain.

    The City of Stonnington has approved the new restricted parking zones as they comply with Local Government and Vic Roads restricted parking regulatory policies. From Saturday April 16 2016, parking officers from the City of Stonnington were given authority by MHS to randomly enter the grounds of MHS 24/7 unassisted by a MHS representative, every weekend and select unannounced weekdays after hours, to infringe vehicles who do not comply with our new No Parking procedures. Please ensure you park your vehicle outside the restricted No Parking zones.
    The orange line indicates the ‘No Parking’ zones. Parking on any grassed lawn or embankment is not permitted at any time, this will also attract an infringement notice. Vehicles displaying permits or other will not be exempt, including vehicles displaying MHS parking permits. Areas where signage indicates No Parking between nominated hours (7am – 4pm) and/or limited allowable parking times (30min), will also be enforced.

    The MFB offered advice during a preliminary on-site risk assessment consultation and have welcomed these new restrictions as they have been designed to allow more vehicle and pedestrian freedom to help ensure safety of movement around the grounds of MHS