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Our response to COVID-19 and its impact on our services

8 April 2020

MCM and The Hester Hornbrook Academy recognises the effect COVID-19 is having on the community and our thoughts are with those who have been impacted here in Australia and around the world. Find out more.


Youth workers in classrooms improving education outcomes at The Hester Hornbrook Academy

4 December 2019

Evaluating the impact of a Youth Worker in the classroom has on education outcomes for students at Melbourne City Mission’s (MCM) Hester Hornbrook Academy (HHA) was the goal of a research project led by Victorian University.

New sensory equipment funding secured for students

5 September 2019
Progress view of construction at Frontyard

Frontyard and Hester Hornbrook Academy are moving permanently this time

10 April 2019

Our residency at 244 Flinders Street is coming to an end. We’re on to bigger and better things!

HesterFest 2018

The Hester Hornbrook Academy students show off at HesterFest

25 July 2018

Students from The Hester Hornbrook Academy displayed their talents at last week’s HesterFest.

Photo of young students laughing

The Hester Hornbrook Academy students participate in the Victorian Careers Advice Inquiry

7 May 2018

Today Principal of the Hester Hornbrook Academy Dave Wells and two students of the Hester Hornbrook Academy shared their ideas about improving school careers advice at a public hearing for the Victorian Government Inquiry.

HHA Information session

Information session about our flexible approach to learning is a huge success

6 March 2017

Over 45 guests, mostly from the youth services sector, attended an information session in Sunshine to hear first-hand about The Hester Hornbrook Academy, Melbourne City Mission’s new school.

Melbourne Academy to become an Independent School

Melbourne Academy to become an Independent School

23 January 2017

Melbourne City Mission is proud to announce that approval was granted for Melbourne Academy to become an Independent School. Going forward the Melbourne Academy will be known as The Hester Hornbrook Academy, an Independent school run by our organisation.

Melbourne Academy students celebrate in style

14 December 2016

On Thursday 8 December 2016, the Melbourne Academy End of Year Celebration took place at the beautiful Fitzroy Town Hall.

Melbourne Academy graduate offered a place at Victoria University

22 March 2016

A young student who once missed months of high school due to bullying has graduated from Melbourne City Mission’s Melbourne Academy, and been offered a place at Victoria University (VU).

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