Principal & Leadership Team


                                                                    Aaron Sykes



  •   Bachelor Arts/Education - Monash University
  •   Improving Schools: The Art of Leadership - Harvard University 2019
  •   Recipient of the Victorian Education Excellence Award - Outstanding School Improvement 2018
  •   Recipient of the Lindsay Thompson Award for Excellence in Education 2018
  •   VCAL Foundation Team Achievement Award 2016


"Don’t tell me the sky’s the limit when there are footsteps on the moon"
Paul Brandt


At Melba College every student is valued and supported, enabling them to experience the holistic growth it takes to lead meaningful, productive and enjoyable lives in our complex, ever changing world.


Our relentless purpose as a school is to provide students with multiple opportunities and pathways to achieve their personal best and pursue their relevant career interests post-secondary school. We value both academic and vocational pathways, with a focus on the social and emotional wellbeing of our students.

Our expert, caring staff deliver a challenging, engaging and personalised curriculum that helps students discover their talents and skills, hone their unique attributes, and produce their personal best. Being held to high expectations of achievement, behaviour and participation inspire our students towards success.

Our suite of co-curricular programs caters for those with interests in sport, music, performance, international engagement, community involvement and leadership. We have pathway options for students beginning at Year 7.


Student Voice, the active involvement of students in the decision making processes of the college, is also critical to the realisation of our vision for promoting progress and maximising student potential.


I encourage you to take some time exploring our website and to come for a visit to our college with a member of the PCO team, which will enable you to see these things in action for yourself and where we can answer any questions you may have.


I look forward to meeting you soon.


Allirra Scott

Assistant Principal

Luke Ventieri

Assistant Principal

Matthew Lee

Assistant Principal 





Elizabeth Ogston

Business Manager

Pam Peters

       College Operations Manager





Deborah Stacey

Year 7 Leader

Michelle Lockhart

Year 8 Leader

Nicole Perry

Year 9 Leader





Seetha Ravimandalam

Year 10 Leader

Melissa MacDonald








Alison Steele

Teaching and Learning Specialist - Literacy

Jason McCrae

Teaching and Learning Specialist - Data

Michael Palmer

Teaching and Learning Specialist - Numeracy