Bialik is committed to the pursuit of excellence in an enriching, innovative and nurturing environment and is dedicated to empowering students with the knowledge, skills, dispositions and values necessary to achieve their potential and to contribute meaningfully to the Jewish, Australian and global communities. All students are encouraged to participate in community life and are proud and responsible citizens with an awareness of their community rights and obligations. Kindergarten, primary and secondary students are housed on the same campus in an attractively landscaped environment. Despite being a non-selective school, Bialik’s VCE results have consistently ranked in the top 10 schools in Victoria for the past 10 years.Facilities: A world-renowned Early Learning Centre was opened in 1999 for Kindergarten to Year 1 children. In 2001, the Besen Family Art and Technology Centre opened to enhance learning opportunities by utilising new technologies and visual arts techniques to supplement the school’s existing facilities. The Gringlas Sports Centre was opened in 2007 and serves both the school and local community. The new library, which transforms the school opened at the start of 2011. Since opening, the library has become a popular and vital learning hub for the whole school.

Curriculum: A comprehensive range of studies is offered, complemented by a Jewish studies program that incorporates Hebrew language and literature, Jewish culture and values, traditions and history throughout the school. An Enrichment and Extension program for students with high abilities supplements the curriculum. The college is internationally recognised for its leading Cultures of Thinking approach, developed in partnership with the Harvard School of Education whilst the Early Childhood program has been inspired by the Reggio Emilia philosophy.

Sport: Bialik College is a member of a number of district and inter-school sporting associations and offers a wide range of sports including football, cricket, netball, soccer, softball, hockey, tennis, skiing, swimming, athletics and cross-country.

Extra-curricular activities
: Students are encouraged to participate in myriad extra-curricular activities including school drama and musical productions, vocal and music ensembles, debating, chess and a community service program. An Outdoor Education program that focuses on personal development and camping skills is part of the curriculum for students in Years 3 to 11. An extensive Lunchtime Club program encourages students to explore their interests in activities such as gardening, art, games, athletics, basketball, swimming, interschool sport, reading, dance, guitar jam, xylophone/recorder ensembles, chess, debating and more.

School Information

  • Type: Independent
  • Coeducational or single-sex: Coeducational

  • Faith-based: Jewish
  • Year: Kindergarten - Year 12
  • Day/Boarding: Day and Boarding
  • Enrolment: 1000 students
  • Interview Required Upon Enrolment: No
  • International Baccalaureate Programs offered: N/A  
  • ESL Support: N/A
  • Scholarships Available: Yes
  • Gifted and Talented Program: N/A
  • Preschool or Early Learning Centre: Own Preschool
  • After School Care/ OOSH Options: None
  • Fees: on application
  • Address:Sam and Minnie Smorgon Campus:429 Auburn Road, East Hawthorn 3123
  • Phone:03 9822 7981
  • Fax:03 9822 0553
  • HSC Subjects offered:Please contact the school
  • Scholarships Available:Academic Scholarships, Sport Scholarships & Josh Frydenberg Scholarship

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