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 Hagan Mathews Another year has come and gone, and with it, many camps. As always we spent our last week of school relaxing at some far off campsite, eating well-prepared but poorly planned meals, playing cricket, going on long walks, lazing in our tents, and, always, chatting chatting chatting to each other. We visited […]
by Hagan Mathews This year 19 students completed their VCE at Alia. We celebrated with post-exam giddiness at the Augustine Centre in Hawthorn on Friday, 24th of November. Graduation is always such a fun night. For the first time in at least a year students, parents and teachers can all relax and talk about something […]