Diamond Valley College serves a large semi-rural area on the north-east fringe of the Melbourne metropolitan area.
Facilities: An extensive building and refurbishment program has recently been completed so that the physical resources serving all areas of the curriculum are first-class — from the computer networks to technology workshops and the general and welcoming atmosphere for students, staff and parents.
Curriculum: Diamond Valley aims to keep its population close to 800 students. Within this size it offers a rich curriculum through Years 7 to 12. Divided into three sub-schools, there is a common curriculum in Years 7 and 8 with minimal electives offered. The Middle School is organised vertically so that there is a maximum choice of studies for students in Years 9 and 10. The students remain in their chronological groups for English and Mathematics. There is an extensive range of VCE, VET, and VCAL studies and arrangements for school-based new apprenticeships. In 2006 Diamond Valley College joined the Leading Schools program and received $1 million funding over three years to remodel innovative teaching spaces and implement new approaches to teaching and learning in the areas of Higher Order Thinking and Interdependent Learning.
Extra-curricular activities: Opportunities for students to learn and enjoy college life beyond their formal studies are provided. Rock Eisteddfod participation, instrumental tuition, various ensembles and bands, a variety of orientation and study camps and festivals celebrating the arts and literature are just some of the forums where students can further develop their skills and inter-personal relationships. A strong sport and physical education program is offered.
Student welfare programs: The college has a proud tradition of caring for its students. The staff are experienced and enthusiastic, prepared to give time and attention to the students within and beyond the classroom. A home-group-based pastoral system operates in the Junior School and mentor teachers provide support for small groups in the Middle School. An experienced student welfare co-ordinator and careers teacher provide support and links to outside agencies. Genuine learning, encouraged in an atmosphere of warm friendliness and mutual respect, is at the heart of the college.
|Day/boarding||Day and Boarding|
|Years||Year 7 - Year 12|
Free (Government School) |
03 9438******* 03 9438 1411
03 9438******* 03 9438 1523
|Address||Hurstbridge Road, Diamond Creek 3099|