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 Simone Erasmus In the final week of Term Three, Chloé, Joe and I embarked on yet another Colac camp adventure. For many of the students, it was their first time going on the rough and ready style of camp to Colac, where there’s no running water, no permanent structures, and very little phone reception. […]
by Francesca Bracewell and Thomas Foody At the start of this term, Alia College was pleased to host a short-term exchange student from China, Lucas Li. Lucas joined the Year 10 class for three weeks at the beginning of the term, and quickly endeared himself to staff and students with his friendly and enthusiastic manner, […]