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Principal’s Message

A warm welcome from our Principal

Your child’s learning experience is integral to shaping their character development and their future. As Principal of Leibler Yavneh College, I am delighted to welcome you to our school, which enriches the characters and intellects of outstanding Torah and Israel-committed youth.

At Yavneh, our mission is to be Melbourne’s pre-eminent Jewish Day School.

Through our nurturing environment and broad curriculum, we challenge our students to be critical thinkers, explore our dynamic world and understand their commitment to Torah and Israel.

Character, intellect, soul and commitment. These are the values we instill in our students from their first day of school. Each and every one of our staff members embodies these tenets, providing excellent examples for our students.

The success of a Yavneh education is reflected in our students’ achievements in VCE, with our College consistently among the top-rated non-selective independent schools in the state.

Equally so, I view our students’ eager involvement in co-curricular activities, their dedication to serving the wider community as high barometres of our success. I am also incredibly proud of our Sh’nat students each year, who return with an even stronger sense of identity and purpose.

From inter-school sport and debating to our extensive Jewish Life program, I love seeing our students embrace Yavneh life.

I am always in awe of the genuine relationships that form among our staff, children and families. Ensuring our students are valued and supported is integral to their ability to overcome future life challenges.

At the end of a Yavneh education, your child will emerge as a lifelong learner who values scholarship and their Jewish life in our rapidly evolving world.

It would give me great pleasure to welcome you to the Yavneh family.

Cherylyn Skewes

Principal