“People who read these pages often comment that they are too good to be true. We see so much spin in general communication these days that we automatically expect to find it everywhere. For this reason, we allow unprecedented access to the College everyday and allow visitors to meet the students. This way you can make up your own mind about whether this school is the right place for you or your children.”
— Founder and Principal of Alia College
Bob Morgan

About Alia

Alia College, an independent secondary school of less than 100 students in Melbourne’s inner East, cannot easily be described as any one “type” of school.

Curriculum

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.

Culture

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.

News and Events

Messages from the Principal During COVID-19

Since March 2020, when COVID-19 concerns were raised and there were discussions of school campus closures, the staff at Alia College have been emailing the school community to keep them up to date and informed on the school’s approach and operations. Some of the emails to the community included ‘Messages from Bob’ which seemed to […]

Alia Whole School Online Google Meet

This morning I attended an online whole school meeting. I came into the meeting to hear people saying it was Jono’s birthday, naturally we all then sang Happy Birthday to Jono. Bob (Principal) was singing too, but had his mic off. There were calls for him to then sing a solo – with his mic on this time. He was saved when someone called out that it was also Aidan’s birthday. We again sang Happy Birthday, this time Bob’s mic was on.

Meet the Staff

We have a lot of passionate teachers and support staff at Alia. Click on the photos below to learn more about the people that work here.

Contact Us

We welcome your enquiries:

Alia College
405 Tooronga Road
Hawthorn East 3123 VIC

Telephone: (03) 9822 9622
Email: info@alia.vic.edu.au

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