MLC School in the Media

At MLC School our community creates unrivalled experiences, seeks to serve humanity and creates powerful learning opportunities in many forms. See below for articles about MLC School in the media.

Another blank wall was being turned into an artwork yesterday, this time a prestigious all-girls college in Sydney was behind the artist’s brush.

Read more – Wide World of sports – 3 June 2017

Fiona McFarlane (1995) wins Dylan Thomas Prize

The International Dylan Thomas Prize has been won by an Australian writer for her "haunting" and "moving" collection of short stories.

Fiona McFarlane, 39, was named winner for The High Places on Wednesday after six works were shortlisted.

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Rebecca Kamen at MLC School
International Women's Day at Newington College

MLC School and Newington College Celebrate International Women's Day

Newington College – 8 March

On International Women's Day, MLC School's School Captain and Vice-Captains were invited to speak at Newington College. They shared their experiences as women and encouraged everyone to #BeBoldForChange and work together to treat all people with respect in order to achieve gender equality.

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Crinkling News – Studio 10

Crinkling News

Studio 1 – 27 February 2017

We're speaking with Saffron Howden and junior reporter Diya about writing news for kids.

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Emily Sun

Australian violinist Emily Sun plays at Buckingham Palace

Limelight – 13 February 2017

Last week, a concert for HRH Prince Charles, tonight a recital at Wigmore Hall: exciting times for the Sydney-born musician. 

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Vimala Raman

Meet Vimala Raman, one of the biggest Aussie movie stars you've never heard of

Sydney Morning Herald – 10 February 2017

Vimala Raman grew up in suburban Sydney and hung out in Westfield malls. These days, she’s mobbed in the streets in India. Meet our homegrown darling of Indian cinema.

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Diya Mehta 7.30 Report

Meet the press: Crinkling News is a national newspaper aimed at seven to fourteen-year-olds

ABC 7.30 Report – 9 February 2017

Junior reporter Diya Mehta is one of Crinking News star reporters. She spends a week at the Sydney Morning Herald, honing her skills.

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Angelique Barrett - Balanced Life is Key to Success

Balanced life is key to Success

Inner West Courier – 18 January 2017

Believe in yourself is the advice Angelique Barrett has for future students sitting the HSC.

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Rachel Wang

Historic feat from student

Inner West Courier – 20 December 2016

An essay about Albert Namatjira has delivered MLC School student Rachel Wang the National Young Historian of the Year award.

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Olivia Klianis

HSC top performers share their tips for success

ABC News – 16 December 2016

MLC School Year 12 student Olivia Michaela Klianis speaks about her strategies for success.

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 Caitlin Hartnett Sailing

Caitlin is making waves in her sport

Inner West Courier – 29 November 2016

Sailing has long been considered a sport for males, but Burwood schoolgirl Caitlin Hartnett is proving the stereotype to be no more than a myth.

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 Girls learn better without boys – Sydney Morning Herald

Girls learn better without boys

Sydney Morning Herald – 14 September 2016

As a teacher in girls' schools for most of my career in education, I have had several significant "aha" moments that have shown me the power of single sex groupings.

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Dance Showcase 2016, Mythologia

Tale of ill-fated lovers wins praise

Inner West Courier – 6 September 2016

Some talented inner west students have danced their way to several accolades in the Wakakirri Secondary Schools Challenge.

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Going for gold

Inner West Courier – 2 August 2016

Two of our Old Girls, Amie Thompson (2013) and Jessica Ashwood (2011) are representing Australia in the upcoming Rio 2016 Olympics.

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Cantamus Girls Choir

Olympians of song world

Inner West Courier – 26 July 2016

They have thrilled audiences on the other side of the globe, and now it's Sydney's turn to hear the acclaimed Cantamus Girls Choir...The girls choir are visiting MLC School in Burwood on Saturday to help celebrate the school's 130th anniversary and add a new dimension to their music program.

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 Tara Wilkie

Weekends with Simon Marnie

702 ABC Sydney – 25 May 2016

Simon discusses Rhythmic Gymnastics with MLC School student and currently ranked Second in the Junior International Level Gymnast, Tara Wilkie.

Listen to the interview here.


Hip hop artist Urthboy celebrates the women in his life

ABC 7.30 Report – 6 May 2016

Challenging the hip-hop stereotype of misogyny, Urthboy's latest album looks at the women in his life, from his inspirational mother (Old Girl Kerrie Levinson, 1963) to his young daughter.

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Sydney teen caring for father and brother starts support network to encourage and inspire young carers

Daily Telegraph – 6 May 2016

SCHOOL and work are stressful enough for most young people — but some also bear the burden of caring for their sick relatives.

Year 11 MLC School student Mary Pilkinton, 16, is one of several young carers in NSW.

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Diya Mehta SBS

Meet 14-year-old Diya Mehta who interviewed Australia's PM

SBS – 22 April 2016

Diya Mehta, 14, interviewed prime minister Malcolm Turnbull for Crinkling News –Australia's first national newspaper for kids.

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Lidcombe teenager performs with Australian Youth Orchestra at Riverside Theatres in Parramatta

The Daily Telegraph – 15 April 2016

Yaeji 'Tiffany' Son, 16, sat front and centre in the first row of the semicircular orchestra at Wednesday’s rehearsal.

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Students put the PM under pressure

The Hills Shire Times – 15 March 2016

THE nations political leaders are used to regularly being grilled on a range of issues, but not by two Year 9 students.

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Year 9 Students Quiz Politicians

Inner West Courier – 15 March 2016

TWO Year 9 students gave the press gallery a run for its money when they interviewed three federal leaders last week.

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Minecraft, coding, STEAM, education

Beyond Mindcraft: Teaching kids to create

Sydney Morning Herald – 27 – 28 February 2016

It's full-STEAM ahead for digital thinkers and do-ers.

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Regatta a milestone

Inner West Courier – 9 February 2016

MLC School will celebrate the 21st anniversary of its annual regatta at Bayview Park in Concord.

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High-achieving student scores top result 

Northern District Times – January 13 2016

Carlingford student Ivy Jiang has made a stand on the world stage by achieving a perfect score of 45 in the International Baccalaureate exam.

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Girls celebrate study result

Auburn Review – January 12 2016

MLC students Tarisha Gunaratnam and Hyehee Shin are celebrating their success in the 2015 International Baccalaureate (IB) exams.

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Top results for MLC School

Burwood Scene – January 6 2016

MLC School is one of the global leaders in the International Baccalaureate with five more perfect scores this year, taking to 30 the number of perfect scores in the last seven years.

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Sydney students star as International Baccalaureate exam results are released

Sydney Morning Herald – January 4 2016

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Young Star of the Cello – Rachel Siu

ABC Radio National – July 2 2015

Rachel Siu speaks with Life Matters host Natasha Mitchell about being selected into the pretigious Juilliard School in New York. 

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MLC student Mary Pilkinton will tour South Australia in her tenth year with the Australian Girls’ Choir

Inner West Courier – June 26 2016

MLC student Mary Pilkinton, 15, has been with the choir for 10 years and will visit Victor Harbour, Adelaide, Murray Bridge, Clare and the Barossa Valley on their next tour.

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 MLC School rowing

Rowing NSW Schoolboy & Schoolgirl Video Competition

Rowing NSW – April 2 2015

MLC School have won the best schoolgirl video category overcoming Loreto Normanhurst to eventually win with 1646 votes.

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 Alex Corbett

Alex Corbett is an outside chance of a Stingers’ call up

Inner West Courier – March 25 2015

Alex Corbett is a player with a future, and at 17 she’s turning heads in water polo circles.

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Phillipa Miller wins the Teacher Award in the 2015 BHP Billiton Science and Engineering Awards 

Young Scientist – February 25 2015

Phillipa Miller embeds open-ended scientific investigations into cross-curriculum Collaborative Learning Projects within her Junior School

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 International Baccalaureate

NSW International Baccalaureate students
among world's best

Sydney Morning Herald – January 5 2015

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 Julia Laman

Rocking Queen Bed

Australian Wood Review – 21 December 2014

Julia Laman wins 'best overall' award for her queen bed.

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 Adele Jackson

Adele Jackson's foot in the door at Google

Northern District Times – 19 November 2014

Top tech skills earn Adele Jackson a Google Scholarship.

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Lisa Sung MLC School Year 12 student wins scholarship to Juilliard

Lisa on her way to NYC

Inner West Courier – 19 August 2014

Lisa Sung, 18 has won a scholarship to the pretigious Juilliard School in New York. 

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 Latifa Tasipale releases new album Games in Australia

Latifa Tasipale releases her new single, 'Games' in Australia

The Daily Telegraph – 28 July 2014

Latifa Tee’s debut single is already making progress in the US but its release in Australia is what she’s most excited about.

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 Alice in Wonderland Year 6 Students

Sydney students fall down the rabbit hole

Sydney Morning Herald – 22 July 2014

MLC School's Year 6 students ventured into the city dressed as Alice in Wonderland resulting in a powerful learning, immersive experience.

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Taste of the outback

Barrier Daily Truth – 11 June 2014

Officially it’s in the same state, but for the inner Sydney students of MLC School, Broken Hill might as well be foreign soil.

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Step back in time

Barrier Daily Truth – 24 May 2014

The Broken Hill City Library has been a treasure trove of information for Sydney's MLC School Years 9 students visiting the region. 

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Run of good fortune takes Anna to the US

Inner West Courier – 13 May 2014

WHEN Anna Laman sat for the Higher School Certificate at MLC School Burwood, last year, she dreamt of a university scholarship that would allow her to pursue her passion for athletics while she studied.

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Gymnast Greenbaum is really flying high

The Leader – 5 March 2014

DEBORAH Greenbaum is proving to be one of the most versatile gymnasts in the country.

The 17 year old from Blakehurst is competing in both artistic and aerobic gymnastics at high levels, having won dozens of state and national trophies and medals since taking up the sport at the age of four.

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Gymnast Greenbaum on way to World Cup

The Australian Jewish News – 5 February 2014

AFTER a superb year of results at state and national events, Sydneysider Deborah Greenbaum has been selected to represent Australia at the upcoming 2014 Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique (FIG) Aerobic Gymnastics World Cup in Tokyo in April.

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Angela follows in family's footsteps

Canterbury Bankstown Express – 28 January 2014

Angela Cartwright will follow a family tradition and study at the University of Sydney after acheiving a perfect result in the 2013 International Baccalaureate.

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MLC girls are Bacc in town

Inner West Courier – 23 January 2014

FIVE inner-west students from MLC School, Burwood have received perfect scores in the 2013 International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma making it the best performed school in Australia.

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Baccalaureate studiers at private school top HSC's best performer

Sydney Morning Herald – 8 January 2014

Eight International Baccalaureate students at one Sydney private school scored the top ATAR of 99.95 compared to six HSC students at James Ruse Agricultural High School, raising questions about whether the alternative qualification gives students an advantage in university admission.

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International Baccalaureate exams: Australian students among top performers

Sydney Morning Herald – 6 January 2014

MLC School at Burwood achieved an unprecedented result - eight of its 45 students scored 45. More than 90 per cent of the school's IB students achieved a score equivalent to an ATAR above 90.

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