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.
As part of their ongoing fundraising efforts, the Year 12 class has been organising bake sales every Friday lunchtime. Filling the foyer with eager consumers, the bake sales so far have been very successful, with such items as vegan shepherd’s pie, vegan brownie bites, vegan caramel slice, vanilla cupcakes, and almond macarons. The funds raised […]
Alia College was delighted to host a group of 10 students visiting from across China from 7-9 February. While their time at Alia was brief, by the end of it, they left a joyful impression and some new friends. Indeed, for Simone, who’d so expertly looked after the students between classes, and on the Melbourne-based […]