“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

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 of the website.

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 Culture section of the website.

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.

News and Events

Sports for Schools – Thank You!

Over the last term Alia College has participated in the Coles Sports for Schools program. This allows school community members to collect vouchers when they shop at Coles, and give them to the school which can then receive new resources in exchange for them. In 2017, through a similar program rub my Woolworths, the school […]

Welcomes and Farewells

by Francesca Bracewell And that’s a wrap, folks! Another term ends and with all endings come new beginnings. There have been quite a few newbies join the Alia family and some familiar faces we would like to welcome back. Firstly, welcome to Ember (Year 8); Amie, Declan, Noa and Quentin (Year 9); Ashleigh and  Jonathan (Year 10); and Maria (Year 11). […]

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
Fax: (03) 9822 6498

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