Alphington Grammar School is located on five hectares of beautiful parklands and sports ovals by the banks of the Darebin River in Alphington – just 7km north-east of the CBD. With student numbers around 540, the small size of the School ensures a complete focus on the learning needs of our students in a supportive learning environment where staff and specialist service providers have in-depth knowledge of all students and can respond quickly to their individual needs.
Facilities: From pre-prep to VCE, all classrooms are located in specially designed buildings created for the developing needs of our students. Our facilities include expansive grounds and sporting facilities, a modern Gym and Performing Arts building and a recently built Years 3-6 classroom wing that incorporates functional breakout learning areas adjacent to the classrooms.
Curriculum: Core subjects up to Year 9 are Maths, English, Science, Humanities, the Creative Arts, Physical Education, Greek, Chinese and Information Technology. A wide range of VCE subjects are offered with class sizes generally kept below 20. The Learning Support Department provides support for students with individual needs throughout the school.
Extra-curricular activities: Year 3 – 6 students compete in the Ivanhoe District inter-school sports competition, and from Year 7 – 12 within the Eastern Independent Schools competition. A wide range of other activities is provided, including instrumental tuition, school bands, music performances, debating, a school magazine and outdoor education. School camps exist from Year 3 to Year 10. Our Global Gateways program sees students undertake either an international or Northern Territory experience during both Year 9 and Year 10.
Student welfare programs: Health and Personal Education programs run throughout the school. Student welfare is managed by the Head of Junior and Secondary schools together with their pastoral teams, led by the Heads of House, House Mentors and further assisted by a specialist Student Counsellor. A well-established transition program and a peer support program help students upon entry to the school and at each change of year group.