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The Geelong College


The Geelong College is a Uniting Church coeducational day and boarding school, with 1,300 students aged 3 to 18. We are an open and inclusive community of learners, serving the needs of young people and their families. Our college has great and proud traditions. It is well known as one of Victoria’s finest schools and is highly respected both interstate and overseas, both for its student academic achievements, and its broad and innovative learning opportunities.

We pride ourselves on helping every student to achieve their best. We provide an extremely diverse range of learning opportunities so that our students can explore a wide variety of pathways as they prepare for a rapidly changing future. We also believe passionately in coeducation in boys and girls learning and leading together. We want our students to develop their curiosity, their imagination and their confidence in themselves. We want them to be compassionate and caring, thoughtful of others. We want them to think and problem-solve, as well as to develop independence, and personal and social responsibility. We want them to aspire to be the best they can be.

The world ahead needs clever and confident citizens eager to lead into the future and we are committed to helping our students do just that.

Curriculum: Our Vision for Learning expresses how our young people become independent global citizens who understand that the most important aspect of a modern education is learning to how to learn. Our key learning dimensions are: identity, creativity, thinking, communicating, contributing, creating and enterprising. They are the capabilities that young people need for growing, working, and participating in their communities in a changing and global society. They are integrated within subject disciplines, in projects and in extra-curricular opportunities. The Geelong College offers an extensive range of learning experiences and opportunities for students from Early Learning to Year 12. In Years 10, 11 and 12 an extensive range of VCE and VET programs are offered and learning is extended through conferences, excursions, camps, community service projects and other experiences. Across the Junior and Middle Schools the core skills of Literacy and Numeracy are developed and consolidated through enquiry and visible learning, student-led projects and a broad range of subjects such as art, science, languages and the performing arts taught by specialist teachers.

Sport: The College is a member of the Associated Public Schools (APS) network. From Year 7 students choose summer, winter and spring sports and compete for the College each weekend. Training is held regularly and students of all abilities develop skills, teamwork and fitness as well as mixing with a broad range of students. Classroom Physical Education is taught by specialists at all levels, and house sports and regional competitions add to the thriving sport, health and fitness program.

Co-curricular activities: Drama, dance, vocal and instrumental music, visual arts, debating, expeditions, international experiences, community service activities and an array of sporting activities are offered and are designed to foster self-confidence, responsibility, teamwork, friendship, and a respect for others. Global and local community connections help to broaden students’ perspective and to develop tolerance, understanding and commitment to making a positive difference to their world.

Wellbeing programs: At Geelong College we see social and emotional learning as a key part of educating the whole child. The link between wellbeing and effective learning is well documented so we work with students of all ages to develop tools they need to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others and establish and maintain positive relationships. We do this through our TripleR program, where we focus on the three R’s — Resilience, Relationships and Reflection and aim to develop a common language and open conversation between staff, parents and students. The TripleR program is the cornerstone of our wellbeing network and is reflected in our classes, within the house system and through community service, sport and co-curricular activities. Students are actively supported in their development by the Director of Student Wellbeing, Classroom teachers, Learning Mentors, Heads of House and the School Psychologist.

Facilities: Senior School is home to both history and innovation, with state-of-the-art facilities including the resource-rich George Morrison Library, the Recreation Centre with its diving area, heated indoor pool, gymnasium and weights room, the Austin Gray Centre for Visual and Creative Arts and the Keith Humble Centre for Music and the Performing Arts, nestled within the historic grounds. The Middle School is the learning centre for students in Years 4 to 8. Housing our beautiful and fruitful kitchen garden and enviro centre, ovals, sports facilities and play areas, in addition to specialist science laboratories, a drama studio and multi-media centre. The newly refurbished Middle School features open-plan learning spaces that are designed to be flexible, contemporary and to encourage shared learning and broad perspectives. Our Junior School is a dynamic community for our Early Learners to Year 3 students, where they are encouraged to grow and explore learning in a Reggio Emilia inspired program featuring energetic and colourful classrooms and a warm village-like space.

Boarding: With approximately 100 boarders, the College offers a family-style boarding experience that encourages friendship, independence and academic excellence. Boarding life is rich and fulfilling, combining homework, sport and other co-curricular activities, with time to relax. Each weeknight, boarders have two hours of study time with specialist academic tutors available to assist them. The College has two separate boarding houses, adjacent to the school. Mossgiel, the girls’ house, has units where girls from different year levels live together in single or double rooms with shared bathrooms, lounges and kitchenettes. Mackie, the boys’ house, has single rooms with shared bathrooms and looks out over the oval. Both boarding houses have informal areas where boarders can watch television or play games, and entertain friends after school. Flexible and short stay boarding options are also available.

Acting Principal: Mr Roger Smith

Registrar: Mrs Deb Fanning

Religion Uniting Church
Type Independent
Day/boarding Day and Boarding
Boys/Girls
Enrolment 1,300 students
Fees Early Learning $11,816, Prep $12,408, Year 7 $20,780, Year 12 $24,480
Phone
03 5226******* 03 5226 3190
Fax
03 5226******* 03 5226 3100
Email
admissi*******
admissions@geelongcollege.vic.edu.au
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Home » Schools » Scotch College

Scotch College


Founded in 1851, Scotch College is one of the oldest schools in Victoria. Since 1916 it has been housed at a 30-hectare site in Hawthorn. With an educational policy based on Christian teaching, the school tries to draw from each boy the best scholastic level possible to prepare him for tertiary study and to provide experiences in sports, services and artistic and outdoor activities.

Facilities: The college has a magnificent garden setting beside the Yarra River and has facilities for primary and secondary classes, boarders, and sporting, cultural and outdoor activities. These facilities include a modern library and computer centre, lecture theatres, language centre, music school, chapel, hall and extensive outdoor sporting fields.

Boarding facilities: Set apart from the day school, the boarding house has a pleasant and peaceful garden landscape. Three separate boarding houses have dormitory accommodation for boys to Year 11, individual rooms for Year 12 students, resident heads of houses and assistants, kitchen facilities and recreational areas. There is a large dining room for all boarders. Boarders are fully involved in school programs. They are able to leave the school with friends, with permission. Both full and weekly boarding are available. On holidays, the houses are closed and boarders return home or stay with approved friends or relatives. After school, boarders have sport practice or free time. There are two supervised homework sessions each night with assistance from resident academic staff. On weekends there are inter-school sporting competitions, organised activities (including casual use of sports facilities), socials, workshop, in-house videos, films and leave to go to entertainment (such as AFL matches).

Curriculum: The academic program is based on the major subject areas of Languages, Humanities, Mathematics and Science. In Years 11 and 12 there are more than 30 VCE subjects to choose from.

Sport: All boys are involved in the sports program. The school has facilities for more than 20 sports.

Extra-curricular activities: Music, drama, military and pipe bands, Scout troop, sports first-aid program, cadet unit, outdoor program, community outreach and various clubs.

Student welfare programs: In the Junior School (Prep to Grade 6) class teachers are responsible for the overall development and happiness of the boys. Additional care is provided through the House system, through cross-age tutoring activities and the pastoral care co-ordinator. In the Senior School, Years 7 and 8 pupils are divided into year levels and cared for by the heads of each year level. For Years 9 to 12, boys are in house groups that are cared for by tutors and heads of houses.

Principal: Mr Tom Batty

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Religion Christian
Type Independent
Day/boarding Day and Boarding
Boys/Girls
Enrolment 1700 day students, including 160 boarders
Fees Tuition from $7750 (Prep) to $9691 (Year 12) per instalment (three times a year), boarding $24,657 per annum
Phone
03 9810******* 03 9810 4203
Fax
03 9810******* 03 9810 4333
Address 1 Morrison Street, Hawthorn 3122
Email
admissi*******
admissions@scotch.vic.edu.au
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Home » Schools » The Kilmore International School

The Kilmore International School


The Kilmore International School (TKIS) was established in 1989 as an independent, non–denominational and co-educational boarding and day school for academically motivated students.  Classes are offered from Years 3 to 12 with boarding available from Year 7.

The School is conveniently located in a healthy, rural setting in the town of Kilmore, 58 kilometres North of Melbourne’s CBD, linked via freeway to both the city and Melbourne’s International Airport.  Kilmore is particularly suitable as an educational centre as it does not suffer the social problems that plague larger cities.

The motto of the School – “Excellentia Academica Persequenda” – literally means ‘the pursuit of academic excellence’.  Our mission is to encourage each and every student to reach their full academic potential.  The School is unique in Australia in providing to all students in Years 11 and 12 the academically rigorous International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. This program has an internationally recognised track record of facilitating entrance to university courses around the world and of preparing students for completion of those university courses with high levels of achievement.

Facilities: Recreational facilities on campus or adjacent to the school include soccer fields, basketball court, tennis courts, gymnasium, indoor heated swimming pool and golf course.

Boarding facilities: Boarding for boys and girls is in separate dormitory-style accommodation on the campus or in twin- share motel-style accommodation adjacent to or near the school. Experienced boarding staff provide care and comfort for students 24 hours a day. Nutritious meals are chosen from an international menu. Recreational areas in each boarding house provide for music, TV and indoor games. Day trips are organised on some weekends throughout the year and a school camp is organised as part of the normal educational program. The camp usually include activities such as mountaineering, bush walking, canoeing, rock climbing, sight-seeing etc.

Curriculum: Years 3-9 are designed to challenge capable students and to provide special assistance for students in problem areas. Year 10 is designed as a bridging program to specifically prepare students for entry to the IB Diploma Programme in Years 11 and 12. In Years 11 and 12, students choose six subjects and study the same subjects over two years.

All students at the school learn a second language. Languages are taught at first and second language level and include English, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Indonesian, Thai, Vietnamese and German.

International Baccalaureate: All IB Diploma candidates are required to engage in the study of Languages, Sciences, Mathematics, Humanities and Fine Arts. Prestigious universities worldwide keenly seek students holding the IB Diploma. Most institutions grant direct entry, often according ‘advanced placement recognition’ to IB graduates without them being required to sit local examinations or pass other assessment tests.

Each year TKIS students achieve outstanding results with the majority of graduates attaining an ATAR of above 90. For a list of recent graduate IB scores and university offers please visit the TKIS website.

The Kilmore International School is extremely proud of its graduate outcomes.  Having sent students to top universities throughout the world including Australia, UK, USA, Canada, Switzerland, Japan, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Korea and New Zealand for many years, and seen them go on to gain highly paid employment in prestigious and demanding professions all over the world, we have ample reason to believe in the strength of the IB program and the opportunities it provides for motivated students.

Welfare and personal development: Individual attention is given to the general well-being of each student including both academic and personal development. Every student has an academic adviser who reports on the progress of the students and each student’s progress is strictly monitored to ensure that their full potential is reached.

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Religion Non - denominational
Type Independent
Day/boarding Day and Boarding
Boys/Girls
Enrolment 400 Students
Fees Tuition: $8,920 to $12,820, Boarding: $22,900
Phone
03 5782******* 03 5782 2211
Fax
03 5782******* 03 5782 2525
Address 40 White Street, Kilmore 3764.
Email
info@ki*******
info@kilmore.vic.edu.au
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Home » Schools » WHITSUNDAY ANGLICAN SCHOOL

WHITSUNDAY ANGLICAN SCHOOL


Whitsunday Anglican School, founded in 1988, has a Junior School (Kindergarten to Year 4), a Middle School (Years 5 to 8) and a Senior School (Years 9 to 12). Weekly boarding for 64 students Years 4 to 12 (new boarding house planned for 2011).

Facilities: Multi-purpose hall, specialist Art Centre, Music Centre, theatre, science laboratories and eight computer laboratories.

Subjects Year 8: All students study Christian Education, English, Japanese, SOSE, Science, Mathematics, Computing, Home Economics, Aviation Studies, Manual Arts, Graphics, Art, Music, Drama, French and Physical Education.

Curriculum Years 9 and 10: Core: Christian English, English, Science, Mathematics, Physical Education and SOSE. Electives: Japanese, Business Studies, Technology, Art, Graphics, History, Geography, Music, Drama.

Electives Years 11 and 12: English, Japanese, Mathematics A, B and C, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Marine Studies, Geography, Ancient History, Modern History, BCT, Graphics, Accounting, Music, Drama, Economics, Legal Studies, Art, Information Processes and Technology, Health/PE, Technology Studies.

Sport: Soccer, rugby, netball, swimming, basketball, athletics, rowing, AFL.

Co-curricular activities: Chess, radio station, board games, electronics.

Special features: Vision 2012 — Years 4 to12 all to have tablets (laptops), single campus catering for Kindergarten to Year 12, LOTE, Japanese and French throughout the school.

Religion Anglican
Type
Day/boarding Day and Boarding
Boys/Girls Co-edu
Years Kindergarten - Year 12
Enrolment 800 students
Fees
please consult the school
Phone
07 4969******* 07 4969 2000
Fax
07 4969******* 07 4969 2001
Address PO Box 3390, North Mackay 4740
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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
Fees On Application.
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
Fees Can be found on their website.
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
Fees
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 » 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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