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ACADEMY OF MARY IMMACULATE


The college provides an outstanding secondary education for girls, developing confident, independent thinkers who are well equipped to face the promise and challenge of the future. Students are secure and positive in their outlook and are encouraged to achieve their best in academic, sporting, cultural, leadership and community endeavours and in personal relationships. The academy is uniquely placed in both history and location. It is the oldest girls’ secondary school in Victoria and enjoys a superb location at the top of Nicholson Street, Fitzroy, overlooking the Melbourne Museum and Melbourne Exhibition Gardens. Established in 1857, the college is owned and administered by the Sisters of Mercy.

Facilities: The college environment is a vibrant, seamless mix of the historic and modern. Students from all over metropolitan Melbourne benefit from well-maintained learning facilities set in beautiful enclosed grounds and amongst grand old buildings. The college’s facilities include a gymnasium, an information resource centre, dedicated IT areas, a Year 7 e-Learning Street, music centre, performing arts areas with professional sound and lighting equipment, and well-equipped classrooms and laboratories. Taking full advantage of its central location, students access parklands, outdoor sporting facilities, and enhanced learning opportunities with Melbourne’s premier educational and cultural institutions. The academy is extremely well served by public transport (Parliament Station, passing city trams and buses).

Curriculum: The academy offers a wide range of academic and practical subjects, preparing students for further study or the workforce. Students study all domains of the Victorian Essential Learning Standards (AusVELS) in Years 7 and 8 including English, Mathematics, Science, Humanities, Religious Education, Languages (French, Italian and Japanese), Health and Physical Education, Technology, Performing and Visual Arts. In the middle years they continue with core subjects and begin to explore areas of interest through electives. In Years 11 and 12, students specialise, choosing from a broad range of Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) courses, to meet future educational needs and career aspirations. Enhancement studies at university level are also available. The academy offers students a broad range of Vocational Education and Training (VET) certificates. Students have the option of studying the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) as a standalone certificate or in conjunction with the VCE Certificate.

Sport:
Sport is an integral part of the school structure and contributes uniquely to the harmonious relationship between the intellectual and physical development of students. The academy offers 14 inter-school and house sports including indoor/outdoor team sports, athletics, aerobics and aquatics.

Extra-curricular activities:
Students are able to choose from a diverse range of activities that promote creativity, confidence and the pursuit of individual talents. Visual Arts: exhibitions, life drawing classes, excursions, artist incursions, educational lectures and an art and design team. Music: individual and group tuition, instrumental and choral ensembles, drama clubs and performance opportunities. Academic Extension: public speaking and debating, junior school philosophy, overseas study tours, LOTE competitions, college magazine, Mathematics and Science Competition and extension and Book Club.

Student welfare programs: Leadership is promoted through peer support and peer mediation, Student Representative Council, and the many clubs and teams led and initiated by students. Pastoral care is comprehensive with an emphasis on programs that promote student resilience, self-discipline, leadership opportunities and self-esteem. Academy personnel promote a real partnership with parents in providing the best care for students.

School tours: The academy welcomes prospective families to morning “Talk & Tours” running throughout the year. Visitors see students and teachers in real learning situations, tour the college and talk with student ambassadors.

Religion Catholic
Type Independent
Day/boarding Day and Boarding
Boys/Girls Girl
Years Year 7 - Year 12
Enrolment 650
Fees: 4k - 8k
year 7 $4250 to year 12 $4645 per annum
Phone
03 9419******* 03 9419 3044
Fax
03 9419******* 03 9419 3885
Address 88 Nicholson Street, Fitzroy 3065
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Home » Schools » ALBERT PARK COLLEGE

ALBERT PARK COLLEGE


The new Albert Park College was founded in 2011. It offers two enrolment options: up to 100 places are available in the general entry program and 50 places in the Select Entry Accelerated Learning program.

Religion None
Type Government
Day/boarding Day and Boarding
Boys/Girls Co-edu
Enrolment
Fees: Free (Government School)
Phone
03 8695******* 03 8695 9000
Fax
03 8695******* 03 8695 9099
Address 83 Danks Street, Albert Park 3206
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Home » Schools » ALIA COLLEGE

ALIA COLLEGE


Alia College offers a cheerful school experience in a nurturing and creative environment. The school encourages self-expression, and stimulates quality and creativity by avoiding unnecessary rules. By creating a university-type environment, Alia encourages and appreciates students as individuals and the community works with mutual regard for each member. The school emphasises group meeting times, community activities and problem solving. Alia holds high expectations of academic achievement for those who wish to accomplish their personal best and offers daily attention to students, both academically and socially. There are no uniforms, and teachers and students are on a first-name basis. Students receive considerable individual attention and are specifically taught the skills of academic learning and problem solving.

Curriculum: AliaCollege offers a flexible range of academic and creative arts subjects, including Music, Film and Drama, all aimed at success in VCE and beyond. Traditional subjects, such as Mathematics, Science and Languages (Latin, Japanese and French), are supplemented and supported by a curriculum that encourages independent thought, self-expression, responsibility, tolerance and personal development. Individual programs allow for both extension and recovery.

Sport: Soccer is a favourite sport at AliaCollege and most lunchtimes students and teachers trek to the nearby oval to play a friendly and inclusive match. Hockey Wednesday has become a regular fixture as well, thanks to the persistence of a number of students. Students and teachers often run these events together and this contributes to community integration.
A regular PE program is a part of timetabled classes.

Extra-curricular activities: Co-curricular activities include sailing, individual research projects, independent study, yoga, chess, stock market trading, debating, photography, camping, skiing, bicycle trips and overseas and local excursions. Each year, Alia provides an extensive range of opportunities for students to perform in music, dance, drama and art.

Religion Non - denominational
Type Independent
Day/boarding Day School
Boys/Girls Co-edu
Years Year 7 - Year 12
Enrolment 65 students
Phone
03 9822******* 03 9822 9622
Address 405 Tooronga Road, Hawthorn East 3123
Email
info@al*******
info@alia.vic.edu.au
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Home » Schools » ALPHINGTON GRAMMAR SCHOOL

ALPHINGTON GRAMMAR SCHOOL


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.
Religion Non - denominational
Type Independent
Day/boarding Day School
Boys/Girls Co-edu
Years Kindergarten - Year 12
Enrolment 550 students
Phone
03 9497******* 03 9497 4777
Fax
03 9497******* 03 9497 3479
Address 18 Old Heidelberg Road, Alphington 3078
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Home » Schools » AL-TAQWA COLLEGE

AL-TAQWA COLLEGE


Information on facilities, curriculum and fees are available from the college. Al-Taqwa College is an Islamic school.
Religion None
Type Independent
Day/boarding Day and Boarding
Boys/Girls Co-edu
Years Year 1 - Year 12
Enrolment 1400 students
Phone
03 9269******* 03 9269 5000
Fax
: 03 92******* : 03 9269 5070
Address 201 Sayers Road, Truganina 3029
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Home » Schools » ANTONINE COLLEGE

ANTONINE COLLEGE


The college strives for excellence through a quality curriculum, providing broad academic, vocational and recreational experiences as a basis for personal growth. Admission is by direct application to the college. The uniform is compulsory at
all levels.

Facilities: The college operates at two locations and the students are grouped into three mini schools. The highly qualified and dedicated staff provide a stimulating learning environment.

Curriculum: The curriculum takes into account the variety of individual learning styles and adapts teaching strategies accordingly. The curriculum promotes high expectations and engages students in challenging courses and tasks while maximising their progress towards identified goals. Within the Prep to Year 4 classes, students are encouraged to respect others and work co-operatively. The emphasis within Years 5 to 9 is on core curriculum and exposes students to a wide range of subjects. Well-structured programs promote aspects of personal development and are based on the understanding of students, their development, needs, talents, interests and the way they learn. The VCE is the focus of Years 10 to 12. Details of specific subjects offered are available from the college.

Student welfare programs: These enable students to undertake leadership roles and provide a supportive environment where the social, emotional, physical and spiritual wellbeing of each student are important.

Religion Catholic
Type Independent
Day/boarding Day and Boarding
Boys/Girls Co-edu
Years Year 1 - Year 12
Enrolment 700 students ($50 application fee, $150 enrolment fee; $200 total enrolment fee)
Fees: Less than 4k
$1175 to $3600
Phone
03 9354******* 03 9354 1377
Fax
: 03 93******* : 03 9354 1399
Address 132A Nicholson Street, Coburg East 3058
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Home » Schools » AQUINAS COLLEGE

AQUINAS COLLEGE


Aquinas College was established in 1961 as the first purpose-built Catholic regional secondary college in Victoria. As a fully accredited member of the Council of International Schools, the vision of the college is to be an excellent school within the inspiration of the universal Catholic tradition. In its mission the college seeks to promote quality learning in students while developing an awareness of God in their lives, the value and connectedness of all human relationships, a sense of justice, a hopeful spirit and a love of learning. The college is also a major secondary campus for St Mary’s College for Hearing Impaired Students. The total enrolment is around 1670+ students including a cohort of International Students.

Facilities: The college community is committed to providing cutting-edge 21st-century learning environments for students and staff. In 2011 the $12 million Senior Years Building was opened, incorporating 30 varied learning spaces and a Hospitality Trade Training Centre. In 2014 the new $11.5 million Middle Years Building was opened for our 600 Year 7 and 8 students. It will incorporate the very visible learning spaces that are the hallmark of the Senior Years building such that students and staff together have a sense of the school as a learning community. Along with our state-of-the-art library, the college receives many visitors to look at the floor-to-ceiling glassed classroom arrangements with wide corridors that allow such strong visual access.

Curriculum: The college provides a very broad provision of subjects in VCE, VET and VCAL. Both the Performing and Visual Arts flourish in the college and this is supported by excellent facilities including a 300-seat fully functioning theatre and associated Drama and Dance spaces. Years 7 and 8 operate within a ‘middle years’ paradigm while Year 9 is a year of experiential learning and transition to senior years. During Year 9, students are involved in a two-week learning module at the college’s city base in East Melbourne. They are also involved in a one-week work experience program in Café 9, being part of operating a fully functioning, small commercial coffee shop. Students in Years 10 and 11 are encouraged to undertake an accelerated study at the next level.

Sport: The college competes in the Eastern Independent Schools Melbourne sporting competition in both weekly and carnival sports from Years 7 to 12. The college also regularly competes in elite Victorian and Australian school competitions. Both mainstream and non-mainstream sport opportunities are provided.

Extra-curricular activities: Outdoor education experiences feature in Years 7 to 9 while in-country language study tours are available for students of French background from Year 10 on and in Chinese at Year 9. The college receives a visit on a two-yearly basis from each of its two French sister schools and this year students from our new sister school in Mongolia, Ordos No 1 High School,  will make their first visit to Aquinas. The well-established Central Australia/Kakadu study tour involves around 70 per cent of the college’s Year 11 students, while the college-based presentation balls are very popular at the Year 10 level.

Student welfare programs: The Youth and Family Centre provides strong counselling support. The college has a careers counsellor and full-time specialised nurses provide quality care in the health centre.

Religion Catholic
Type Catholic
Day/boarding Day School
Boys/Girls Co-edu
Years Year 7 - Year 12
Enrolment 1670 Students
Phone
03 9259******* 03 9259 3000
Fax
03 9259******* 03 9259 3090
Address Great Ryrie Street, Ringwood 3134
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Home » Schools » ASHWOOD COLLEGE

ASHWOOD COLLEGE


Ashwood College is a medium-sized school; large enough to operate an extensive program yet small enough to give each student a special place in the community. Uniform is compulsory for all of the college’s students.

Facilities: The spacious landscaped grounds include a unique wetland nature reserve and many sports fields. Computer laboratories, extensive library facilities, a music and new performing arts complex and modern technology workshops support a relevant and innovative learning environment. A state-of-the-art Science Centre was opened in December 2011 and the college has been prioritised for further modernisation under the State funding.

Curriculum: The college provides a comprehensive Year 7 to 10 vertical curriculum based on the Victorian Essential Learning Standards and includes a broad range of units of study. Students are able to select subjects at the appropriate level of challenge and in a context and area of interest. The college promotes an integrated, inquiry, evidence-based approach to curriculum which effectively meets the learning needs of all students. The 21st-century curriculum provides rich, real-world tasks to embed skills and knowledge while at the same time developing the student as a whole in order for them to embark upon their post-school future capably and confidently. French or Chinese cultural studies are compulsory in Years 7 and 8 and Year 7 students undergo a six-month transition program to ensure a successful transition to secondary school. Year 9 students undertake an Inquiry unit which aims at improving student engagement while the Work Experience, Vocational Education and Community programs at Year 10 have been extended to provide students with local and global understandings. VCAL provides for an alternative pathway for VCE for students in Years 11 and 12. Students in Year 10 are able to access VCE subjects
as part of their study and career plan.
All students at the college have access to 1:1 learning devices, iPads and Netbooks and teaching practice incorporates these learning tools. The college has a strong International Students program. All students are encouraged to excel. Catering
for individual differences is the school’s first priority.

Extra-curricular activities
: Instrumental and vocal music, annual musical and dramatic productions, inter- and intra-school sport, debating, international student exchange visits and a strong camps
program are part of an extensive extra-curricular program.

Student welfare programs
: A strong cross-age pastoral care and a supervised homework program runs after school hours. Students are actively encouraged to take up leadership positions through the House system, the Student Leadership Team
and by undertaking peer support. Parents are closely involved with their child’s progress and college activities.

Religion None
Type Government
Day/boarding Day and Boarding
Boys/Girls Co-edu
Years Year 7 - Year 12
Enrolment 500 students, with almost equal numbers of boys and girls
Fees: Free (Government School)
on application
Phone
03 9807******* 03 9807 1333
Fax
03 9888******* 03 9888 1441
Address Vannam Drive, Ashwood 3147
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Home » Schools » ASSUMPTION COLLEGE

ASSUMPTION COLLEGE


Assumption College Kilmore has been educating students in the Marist tradition since 1893. Within an hour’s drive of Melbourne, the town provides a wonderful rural environment as well as excellent recreational services, which include a golf course, bowling green and a leisure centre with an indoor heated pool. While the school was founded initially for local area boys, it now caters for boys and girls from the local area as well as regional Australia.

Facilities: During recent developments at the college, a trade training centre has been built which allows students to gain Certificates 1-4 in Hospitality. There is a dance studio, gymnasium, a specialist science and language centre (with an emphasis on Year 9 learning), an art and technology centre, a music wing and three new boarding houses.

Curriculum: The Years 7 to 10 curriculum focuses on building strong numeracy, literacy, ICT, thinking and learning skills. More than 30 VCE studies are available. There is growing demand for vocational education and training (VET) courses and the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL), as well as an increase in the number of school-based apprenticeships. The agricultural and horticultural studies program has recently been expanded. Such a broad curriculum helps students to gain the broadest possible education to equip them for life.

Co-curricular activities: Assumption offers a wide range of sporting and cultural pursuits. The college is a member of premier competitions in boys’ and girls’ sport, and there is a strong equestrian team. Drama, debating and music are popular with students.

Boarding facilities: Boarding is an integral component of AssumptionCollege. The new boarding houses cater for 72 boarders, with each house accommodating 24 students. Senior students have their own rooms and juniors are in either two-bed or four-bed rooms. The rooms are bright, warm and comfortable and provide each student with a desk, king-single bed, wardrobe and storage area. The school promotes close links between boarding and teaching staff to enable the monitoring of our students’ academic progress. Supervised study and on-site tutors ensure that boarders can reach their full academic potential. They have access to up-to-date ICT facilities in their houses, with links to the school network and internet. Because the college is close to Melbourne, students can take advantage of the many educational and recreational opportunities of a capital city. Such opportunities are not always available to families from isolated or smaller communities.

Religion Catholic
Type Catholic
Day/boarding Day and Boarding
Boys/Girls Co-edu
Years Year 7 - Year 12
Enrolment 1215 students: 649 boys (48 boarders), 566 girls (24 boarders)
Phone
03 5782******* 03 5782 1422
Fax
03 5782******* 03 5782 1902
Address Sutherland Street, Kilmore 3764
Email
registr*******
registrar@assumption.vic.edu.au
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Home » Schools » AUSTRALIAN INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY OF EDUCATION

AUSTRALIAN INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY OF EDUCATION


Formerly known as the King Khalid Islamic College, the academy is a fully independent private school catering to the needs of Melbourne’s Islamic community. The college is a registered Victorian school and is a non-profit-making educational institution. The college is divided into two campuses: primary and secondary. The Islamic College was opened in 1983 as a primary school with an enrolment of 62 students in a 1920s school building in Coburg, north of Melbourne. In 1991, the first secondary classes commenced and the college’s first students to study for the VCE commenced classes in 1994. The college is one of the few schools in Australia to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) as an alternative to the VCE. The IB program commenced in 1995 and the college now has the three IB programs running: the Primary Years program, the Middle Years program and the Diploma program.

Curriculum: The college’s curriculum emphasises the Islamic code of ethics and moral values. Students are educated to be proud of their Islamic heritage and to contribute to the building of Australia. Emphasis is also placed on the concept of equal opportunity within an Islamic atmosphere of tolerance and respect for other beliefs. The college curriculum, especially Language and Mathematics, is designed as an integrated sequence from Prep to Year 10. The college offers scholarships to a number of students each year, to provide assistance with up to 100 per cent tuition fees. Scholarships are awarded based on the results of special-purpose exams, which are held at the college following internal and external advertising. A range of scholarships is available for primary and secondary students, including those awarded for academic excellence, science and technology, literary writing and special needs.

Religion None
Type Independent
Day/boarding Day and Boarding
Boys/Girls Co-edu
Years Year 1 - Year 12
Enrolment 1200 students
Phone
03 9350******* 03 9350 4533
Fax
03 9354******* 03 9354 4731
Address 56 Bakers Road, North Coburg 3058
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