We do not fit with other strongly academic schools because we are considerate of students’ concerns and feelings. We do not ascribe to the militaristic discipline and uniform dress requirements of traditional English public schools. We are equally supportive of students who are artistic, creative or practical.
Nor do we fit with the usual alternative, progressive, holistic, caring, community type schools because we have high expectations of academic learning.
To learn more about the academic offerings at Alia College, visit the Curriculum section of the website.
Alia has established a degree of cheerful productivity in an atmosphere of open communication. Visitors tell us that the unstrained, spontaneous reactions of students are refreshing and immediately obvious upon visiting the school.
For us, harmony does not mean the sort of placid sameness where seldom is heard a discouraging word. True harmony and peace exist where the constant disagreements and irritations of life can occur, can be aired without having to have them swept under the carpet, can be considered over a significant period of time without a rush for an instant coerced resolution, and then can be unwound in a civilised manner.
To learn more about our approach to learning at Alia College, visit the Culture section of the website.
Earlier this week, VCE Biology students and Kim went along to GTAC in Parkville. Here, students got to use compound light microscopes and staining methods to prepare a range of cell types (bacteria, plant, protist and animal cells) to explore cell structures and the functions of key organelles, before examining their slides by light microscopy […]
Today is the first day of school for 2019, which means it is 20 years since the first ever day of school for Alia College. The school opened in January 1999 with just 21 Year 7 and 8 students. Since that day, the school has seen growth in student numbers and we are kicking off 2019 […]