JMSS Diploma

The JMSS Diploma acknowledges and rewards the development of important skills and attributes as outlined in the school’s Learner Developmental Framework.

Acknowledging and rewarding development.

The school believes that these skills and attributes are important in the education and growth of the highly capable leaders and pioneers in science that JMSS produces.

The Diploma champions the development of the whole person, not only their academic achievement and will complement the Victorian Certificate of Education.

The JMSS Diploma is a three year journey designed to inspire, nurture and challenge students to become the best they can be. Students will receive the JMSS Diploma at the end of their three years at JMSS along with their VCE certificate.

JMSS Students Walking Down Stairs Inside

Starting at Year Ten, the JMSS Diploma aims to encourage and inspire students to:

  • Lead balanced, enriched and passionate lives;
  • Develop as well-rounded individuals with a broad range of skills, perspectives and interests;
  • Fully develop their interests, strengths and capacities;
  • Gain recognition for student-driven initiatives, talents, strengths and service;
  • Foster broad academic interests.

Organised under the UNESCO’s Four Pillars of Learning.

The JMSS Diploma is organised under the UNESCO’s Four Pillars of Learning; with the Learning to Know Pillar providing the foundation of student achievement in the other three Pillars. The type of activities for which students will be awarded credits includes the following:

Learning To Be

School Captain

School Vice-Captain

School Captain Short listing

School Vice-Captain Short listing

Student Parliament Sub-committee

House & Vice Captain

Year 10 Peer Mentor/ Buddy

Music Captains

A/V Logistics Team

Hosting Regional/International Students

Buddy to regional students

Open Night ushers

House LTB Award- (Presentation Night)

Harmony Day Workshop presentation

Year 10 Interview Assistance

Year 12 Tutor/ Mentor Program

Community Service

Interact Member (Young Rotarians)

Learning To Live Together

Sport Team (Divisional)

Sport Team (Zone)

Sport Team (State)

Great Victorian Bike Ride

Swimming Carnival

Athletics Carnival

World Challenge

Supercomputing Conference

International trips

School Magazine Committee

School ensemble performance

Ensemble Practice

Spring Soiree

Music Lessons

Battle of the bands


Music Camp

Learning To Do

JMSS Co-Curricular

Aust. BrainBee Challenge

Australian Maths Comp (VCE)

Science Olympiads

Titration Competition

Burkard Maths Circle

DAV debating

JMSS Science Fair- CORE (EEI)

ICAS Science(VCE)

Instrumental Music Tuition