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.
Orientation Camp was delayed this year due to the COVID situation in Melbourne, but thankfully a belated version was able to happen in the last week of Term I. While at the campsite, students and staff got involved in cooking lunch and dinner, creating sand artwork on the beach, and resting after a term of […]
For the first time in a long time, Alia College was able to run two in person events, Trivia Night and Arts Night. Trivia Night Trivia Night is a free event, that gives the opportunity for the Alia community to come together for a fun night. This year, Trivia Night was held on the front […]