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DIAMOND VALLEY COLLEGE


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.

Religion None
Type Government
Day/boarding Day and Boarding
Boys/Girls Co-edu
Years Year 7 - Year 12
Enrolment 700 students
Fees: Free (Government School)
Phone
03 9438******* 03 9438 1411
Fax
03 9438******* 03 9438 1523
Address Hurstbridge Road, Diamond Creek 3099
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