About ELTHAM College
ELTHAM College provides a unique, supportive and challenging environment where every person has the opportunity to discover their talents and unleash their potential. Set on a picturesque 40 hectares on the north-eastern fringe of Melbourne, ELTHAM College is a non-denominational, coeducational, independent, non-selective school encompassing Early Learning to Year 12. ELTHAM College strives to be a centre of excellence and a valuable resource for the local community, and together we are proud to be a part of a learning journey that will grow the hearts and minds of the next generation.
ELTHAM College grows the heart and mind of each child. We believe school is a daring adventure where children are educated for a future of exciting possibilities. We offer a truly independent approach that recognises each student’s individuality while providing challenging and diverse subject combinations that inspire, motivate and captivate.
A thinking culture
The thinking environment at ELTHAM College provides a climate where students develop and maximise their potential — becoming confident, passionate and resilient, and equipped to extend their learning within a forward-thinking, individually tailored, technology-rich environment. The ultimate aim of an ELTHAM education is to create an environment for unlimited learning.
The college is constantly adapting to the changing needs of young people and their world. We pride ourselves on a culture of excellence and creativity. A collaborative environment helps our teachers focus on uncovering students’ individual talents, rather than taking a one-size-fits-all approach to education. To achieve their potential in a culture of academic excellence, ELTHAM adapts to your child’s needs in a climate where they are encouraged to make decisions, accept responsibilities appropriate to their age, and manage their time.
Whereveryour child’s talents and interests lie, ELTHAM can help unlock their potential. We are proud to have a broad, creative and academic curriculum, offering a range of programs designed to encourage collaboration and teamwork. These diverse programs support students to discover how they might fulfil their aspirations for life beyond the school environment. Following is a small sample of our programs:
Learning in depth
This program is described as an innovation in curriculum and instruction, designed to ensure that all students become experts in something during their school years. Introduced in Year 7, each child is given a particular topic to learn about “in depth” throughout their school career, in addition to the usual curriculum. This then enables them to build a personal portfolio on the given topic.
Year 9 city experience
The city campus
experience deliberately targets Year 9 students at this crucial phase in their adolescent development, with an education deeply embedded in the technological, cultural, social and artistic centre of Melbourne. Our desired outcomes for students include maximising academic potential and achievement, development of character and global responsibility.
VCE extended investigation
Extended is a challenging Unit 3 and 4 subject designed to enable students to conduct a rigorous study using inquiry learning and critical-thinking skills.
Our LifeWork Centre is the hub of the Senior School. LifeWork counsellors work with each student to discover their individual pathways to success. These staff members develop a relationship with students and their parents to investigate options, develop programs, encourage dreams and facilitate opportunities.
With access to world-class teachers and facilities that include a state-of-the-art music and performance centre, a heated indoor swimming pool and sports stadium, a vast number of sporting fields, and a purpose-built media and visual arts building, your child’s opportunities are limitless.
I encourage you and your family to attend one of our ELTHAM in Action school tours where you will see just how amazing an ELTHAM College education can be.
1660 Main Road Research Melbourne VIC 3095
T: (03) 9437 1421
F: (03) 9437 0038
398 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
Principal: Mr Simon Le Plastrier
The uniform is compulsory and enforced
Number of students
Total enrolment: 600
Up to Year 6: 187
In high school: 413
In Year 12: 90
Gender in depth
Accepts international students
Senior secondary subjects overview
44 VCE level 3/4 studies
160 VCE students
Senior secondary programs overview
17 VET program(s) available
84 VET students
Scores of 40+ 14%
Median Score 32
Satisfactory completions of VCE 100%
Satisfactory completions of VET 99%
Bachelor enrolled 58%
TAFE/VET enrolled 16%
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