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 Thomas Foody We’re well and truly into Term Four now, which means there’s a whole host of activities and events just around the corner. Next week, the Year 12s finish their formal classes on Wednesday, which means Thursday is Muck Up Day. Muck Up Day at Alia is more about fun practical jokes that […]
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. […]