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 under ‘About Alia’.
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 ‘An Alternative School’ section of the website.
By Maze, Year 11 On the September holidays this year, I had the unique privilege of being able to immerse myself in the culture and language of the French-speaking country of New Caledonia. While staying with a host family in Noumea and speaking only in French, I not only attended French speaking courses with the […]
By April, Year 9 In Term 3 of 2022, the Seniors (Years 9 and 10) took off to Colac for three camp-filled, bush-trekking, pack-hauling days of fun!Our camping ground is a chunk of wild land owned by our Principal, Bob Morgan. The landscape is amazing, as it’s a very diverse environment of huge woods, wetlands, […]