Alphington Grammar School
Alphington Grammar School is an open entry co-educational Pre-Prep to Year 12 independend school established in 1989 providing an exemplary secular education at a competitive cost. Alphington Grammar sets out to inspire and equip all students to strive for excellence in their academic creative and sporting pursuits to reach their personal best in all fields. We aim to nurture and promote the unique qualities and personal well-being of all students and their respect for the individuality of others. Our programmes are designed to equip all students with the knowledge skills and attributes to participate successfully in Australian Society and to develop lifelong learning skills that will prepare them for a multitude of futures in a globally mobile workforce. Our community encompasses some 30 ethnic backgrounds representing a remarkable blend of cultures and beliefs with a proud connection to the Greek Community of Melbourne and Victoria. Together we have fostered a wonderful sense of community and respect for others.
One School One Focus
The Junior middle and Serior Schools are located at one convenient location. There is a seamless transition between these schools. In accordance with our key values statement we encourage all our students to aim high analyse critically think globally respect others show compassion value diversity and live creatively. In Pre-Prep students develop motivation and enthusiasim for learning about themselves and the world around them. We nurture a love of learning and focus on foundation work in Numeracy and Literacy. From Prep to Year 10 our balanced programme ensures students gain experience and capabilities in all learning domains including enhancement and learning support where appropriate comprehensive sport and creative opportunities before making key choices about their learning paths in senior years. The Middle Years of schooling have been clearly identified in research as being critical to a student’s eventual educational success. The right knowledge skills attitudes and work habits need to be instilled at these levels. Our aim is to establish these essentials and to tailor our curriculum and teaching methods to meet the needs of students as they make a smooth transition from primary to secondary years. Our Senior School offers a positive environment in which our older students can develop a more mature ethos and identity. At Alphington Grammar School we believe a balanced lifestyle incorporating academic focus co-curricular interests and family support all contribute to a successful outcome in school and life. At VCE we offer a wide choice of subjects in small classes with an emphasis on academic excellence. Our students leave us as self-aware young adults fully equipped and ready to participate in the next phase of their educational and career paths.
Specialist Staff from Pre-Prep
At Alphington Grammar students undertake specialist learning programmes with educational experts from Pre-Prep. At this young age children interact with the Early Learning specialist and a Specialist Teacher for Physical Education library and Greek Language Programme. A Specialist Science Programme in laboratories commences for all Middle School students from Year 6 in addition to Physical Education music greek library and IT Development. Chinese Mandarin and Greek Language classes are compulsory from Year 7 level. Students further their specialist studies with a wide range of Performing Arts; Science; Humanities; Sport; Debating; Art and Design; and Community based programmes as they proceed through Middle and Senior School.
Cutting Edge Facilities
The school is situated on a modern attractive campus on the banks of the Darebin Creek and only 6kms from the Melbourne CBD. Over the years a substantial building programme has provided a modern learning resource centre fully air conditioned classrooms and specialist teaching facilities to meet the needs and demands of education for the 21st century. The most recent stage of this programme valued at about $6 million comprises eight new upper primary classrooms flexible shared learning areas and The Andrianakos Centre comprising a stunning muiltipurpose hall with associated facilities for Sport physical Education and the Performing Arts. These facilities have taken our school community to an exciting new level for students of today and tomorrow.
Being a culturally inclusive community alphington Grammar School encourages global thinking and educational experiences across the world. Currently a Greek Cultural Tour is being offered every secound year to enhance knowledge and links with Hellenic traditions. A European Arts Tour is also offered to broaden students understanding of different European Masters of Art architechture and Streetscapes in Paris london and some rural French and English destinations. Staff have developed professional links with key educators in the USA; Greece; South Africa and Russia and continue to explore opportunities for curriculum development at Alphington Grammar School. Alphington Grammar proudly accepts International Students. The majority of our international students originate from China and Hong Kong. However others have successfully enrolled from Malaysia thailand south Korea vietnam the Middle East and European Countries. We take pride in looking after the welfare of the whole person and strive for them to become happy and proud students of the Alphington Grammar Community well equiped to succeed and move to their tertiary course of choice upon completing VCE.
Alphington Grammar School
18 Old Heidelberg Road
Tel: 03 9497 4777
Email: ags@alphington. vic.edu.au
Website: www.alphington. vic.edu.au
Religious Affiliation: Non-Denominational
Early Learning: Yes
Learning Extension: Yes
International Students: Yes