About Alia

Alia College, an independent secondary school of less than 100 students in Melbourne’s inner East, cannot easily be described as any one “type” of school.

Curriculum

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 under ‘About Alia’.

Culture

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 ‘An Alternative School’ section of the website.

“People who read these pages often comment that they are too good to be true. We see so much spin in general communication these days that we automatically expect to find it everywhere. For this reason, we allow unprecedented access to the College everyday and allow visitors to meet the students. This way you can make up your own mind about whether this school is the right place for you or your children.”
— Founder and Principal of Alia College
Bob Morgan

News and Events

Have I not reason to lament/ What man has made of man?

Hagan Mathews (English teacher) William Wordsworth has a lot of poems in which he has stopped, arrested by a view, and written down some of his revelations about Nature and man. The Year 12 English class, for their first assignment of the year, need to do something similar. To get the creative mind turning, we […]

Junior excursion to Wirrawilla Rainforest

Hagan Mathews (English teacher) Last week the Junior HASS and English class (which is the same class) visited Wirrawilla Rainforest in Toolangi State Forest. The ostensible purpose was to study the rainforest ecosystem, and begin some short stories, but the true reason was so we could have a picnic and play around in nature. The […]

Meet the Staff

We have a lot of passionate teachers and support staff at Alia. Click on the photos below to learn more about the people that work here.

Contact Us

We welcome your enquiries:

Alia College
405 Tooronga Road
Hawthorn East 3123 VIC

Telephone: (03) 9822 9622
Email: info@alia.vic.edu.au

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