Established in 1871 in Victoria’s western district, the college is proud of its tradition of consistent academic excellence.

Facilities: Two state-of-the-art information centres (incorporating technology centre, careers and library), refurbished centre for the arts (2013), new Middle Years Positive Education Centre for students in Year 6-8 (2014), new hospitality centre (2012), equestrian centre, extensive sporting facilities, science centre, playing fields; a new Sports Centre (2008) and  a $6.3 million Music and Performing Arts Centre which was officially opened in 2011. There is also a twin campus in China.

Curriculum: Traditional and academic curriculum, complemented by VET subjects, an RTO for Certificate II in both Equine Industry and Hospitality, and Certificate III in Information Technology. The focus is on providing a balanced and challenging education for all students. Class sizes are small (average of 18) and there is an emphasis on individual attention.

Sport: All students take part in sporting activities and there is strong involvement in local and Melbourne-based competitions. Sports include rowing, a horsemanship program, cricket, tennis, football, swimming, basketball, hockey, golf, athletics, cross-country running, netball, and clay
target shooting.

Extra-curricular activities: Equine studies, aviation studies, wool classing, basic engineering, electronics. A significant number of music groups and ensembles, outdoor education and camps, public speaking and debating, Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme and drama productions.

Welfare and personal development: Strong pastoral care system based on houses with small mentor groups. The emphasis is on fostering healthy and constructive activity, independence and loyalty, within mentor groups of 12 to 15 students.

Boarding facilities: Boarding is offered from Years 6 to 12. The boarding houses are situated on a 14-hectare site, together with the equestrian centre. The houses accommodate a maximum of 120 girls and boys in a secure and caring environment. Each house provides modern twin-share rooms with a private study area, recreation rooms, a kitchen, and direct access to the school network, internet and email facilities. Separate accommodation is available for parents of boarders. There is also close access to school sporting facilities, Lake Hamilton and the equestrian centre.

School Information

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

  • Faith-based: Uniting Church
  • Year: Kindergarten - Year 12
  • Day/Boarding: Day and Boarding
  • Enrolment: 515 Students with 95 Boarders
  • Interview Required Upon Enrolment: No
  • International Baccalaureate Programs offered:
  • ESL Support: N/A
  • Scholarships Available: No
  • Gifted and Talented Program: N/A
  • Preschool or Early Learning Centre:
  • After School Care/ OOSH Options:
  • Fees: Contact the school
  • Address:PO Box 286, Hamilton 3300
  • Phone:03 5572 1355
  • Fax:03 5572 4998

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