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AVILA COLLEGE


Avila College is a leading provider of Catholic education for young women in a friendly and stimulating Christian environment. The college has a dedicated team of teachers who offer a well-structured academic program which prepares students for further study or the workforce. Self-development, self-discipline and self-confidence are encouraged and the individualism of each student respected. Students are required to wear a school uniform.

Facilities: Avila has excellent physical resources set in picturesque gardens and grounds and is close to public transport networks. Facilities include state-of-the-art science laboratories, Art areas featuring leading-edge technology and a lecture theatre. All students are issued with a Macbook computer to enhance their learning.  The College Library boasts extensive print and electronic resources and the food technology centre has both industrial and domestic kitchens and dining.  The excellent Music School has individual tutorial rooms and a full-sized orchestra practice room as well as technology facilities for composition work. In addition, the college has an Agriculture and Horticulture Centre, a dedicated Year 7 and 8 student building, senior student area, and a gymnasium with full-sized basketball court.

Curriculum: Avila has a comprehensive and balanced curriculum which offers traditional academic subjects, innovative programs and vocational pathways. It is designed to meet the intellectual, spiritual, physical and emotional development of students as they move through their learning journey.  Students gradually assume responsibility for their own learning and are encouraged to appreciate the value of learning, not just as a pathway to careers but also as something that is life enriching. A transition program at Year 7 caters for students moving into their new secondary school environment and provides strong pastoral support.  A number of special programs are offered and include accelerated learning, TAFE certificates, Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL), and university links through the VCE curriculum and Open Learning tutorials. Work experience opportunities are organised at Year 10 level. Avila students consistently achieve an excellent VCE result which is a testament to their commitment and hard work and to the dedication of their teachers.

Sport: Avila College aims to promote physical fitness, team co-operation and games expertise with an emphasis on self-confidence, social interaction and school spirit.

Extra-curricular activities: Extra-curricular activities are an extremely important part of learning and development at Avila College because they open up many new horizons. Avila offers a rich choice of extra-curricular activities and clubs which cover a range of areas such as leadership, social justice issues, reconciliation, community service, public speaking and debating, literature, the environment, sport and outdoor education.  Drama and music are an integral part of the extra-curricular program. Students also have the opportunity to participate in interstate and overseas trips.

Student welfare program: Pastoral care is extremely important at Avila and the Living and Values Program helps to ensure the care of each student.  Counsellors, trained in pastoral care work and psychology, are available to students. Peer mediation and peer helper programs are strongly promoted.

Religion Catholic
Type Catholic
Day/boarding Day School
Boys/Girls Girl
Years Year 7 - Year 12
Enrolment 1130 Students
Fees: 4k - 8k
$6,300 to $6,600 in 2015, plus an application and enrolment fee.
Phone
03 9831******* 03 9831 9600
Fax
03 9888******* 03 9888 1202
Address 35 Charles Street, Mount Waverley, 3149
Email
avila@a*******
avila@avilacollege.vic.edu.au
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