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 Tomer Berkowitz Someone once said, “I do not fear computers. I fear lack of them.” These words could perhaps be applied to the School Readiness Test that was conducted during Week 8 of this term. “School Readiness Test?” I hear you ask. Well, gentle reader, continue to gaze upon the page and the answers […]
Throughout Term Three, the Respectful Relationships team has persevered through the terror of ‘Term 3’. We’ve been meeting to discuss and implement engaging and effective ways to promote respectful relationships, and open the conversation within the Alia College community, around inequality and men’s violence towards women and children. It was good news to hear that funding for […]