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.
by Francesca Bracewell Can you believe it? How is it that we are more than halfway through the year already?! In any case, we hope the first half of 2018 has been a smooth and enjoyable one for everyone. For us, Semester One has brought with it a bunch of colds, viruses and, more recently, […]
by Simone Erasmus At the end of July, seven students in Years 7 and 8 are visiting Alia College on a short study tour from China. The students are visiting for two weeks to experience both Australia and the alternative education system at Alia. It is great to have international students visit Alia like this, […]