Mentone Grammar School, Melbourne

Identity area



Authorized form of name

Mentone Grammar School, Melbourne

Parallel form(s) of name

Other form(s) of name

  • Formerly known as Mentone Boys' Grammar School, Melbourne, 1923-2006


  • Educational

Contact area


Dr Colette Russell



Street address

63 Venice Street, Mentone





Country name

Postal code





Description area


Mentone Grammar School is a leading Australian school. Founded as a boys school in 1923, and admitting girls in 2006, the school has continued to grow, develop and maintain a strong reputation for excellence in education - recently winning The Age ‘Schools that Excel’ Award 2019, in the category of non-government school in Melbourne’s south region.
For further information about the history, see

Geographical and cultural context

Mentone Grammar is an independent Anglican day school, located in Mentone, a suburb of South East Melbourne. We welcome boys and girls of all backgrounds and religious beliefs. We are committed to our school values of Caring, Respect, Integrity, Endeavour, Service, Discipline and Resilience.

Mandates/Sources of authority

Mentone Grammar School is governed by a Board of Directors. The Principal reports to the Board of Directors and, with the Executive Management Team, oversees all aspects of the School.

Administrative structure

Records management and collecting policies

We hold records dating back to the 1920s depicting the history and heritage of Mentone Grammar School and the students, staff, relatives, counsel members, benefactors and wider community that have shaped it.



Our collections include:

  • Complete set of school publications - The Mentonian (annual) and the Mentor (tri-annual)
  • School Council, Board papers and school records of Principals
  • School attendance registers
  • Staff and student records since 1923
  • Book collections of past Principals
  • A large collection of musical scores, recordings, magazines, 1950s to 1990s
  • Achievement awards, trophies and memorabilia
  • Uniform paraphernalia including caps, boaters, blazers, ties, cadet uniforms and badges
  • Photographs, slides, movies, audiotapes and videotapes 1920s to current day
  • Maps, drawings and paintings
  • Cultural exchange gifts and artefacts.

Finding aids, guides and publications

Most items are indexed.
'Against All Odds: A History of Mentone Grammar School 1920-1988' by James Rundle, 1991

Access area

Opening times

Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm.

Access conditions and requirements

Please contact the Archivist for visits. Access to records is dependent on the type, and in some circumstances may require authorisation by the Principal.


We are located on first floor - unfortunately without lift access.

Services area

Research services

General reference assistance is available.

Reproduction services

Copying services are available for most records.

Public areas

Control area

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Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used


Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Revised 22 May 2019




Maintenance notes

Access points

Access Points

  • Education (Thematic area)
  • Religion (Thematic area)
  • Clipboard

Primary contact

63 Venice Street, Mentone
Melbourne, Victoria 3194