Set on a picturesque 40 hectares on the north-eastern fringe of Melbourne, ELTHAM College is a non-denominational, coeducational, independent, open entry College offering Early Learning to Year 12 with a unique Year 9 city experience.
ELTHAM College provides a supportive and challenging environment where every person has the opportunity to discover their talents and believe in their potential.
ELTHAM College acknowledges the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation as the traditional owners of the land on which ELTHAM College stands and we pay respect to their elders past and present.
ELTHAM College has identified eight key elements of focus, which together will “Grow the hearts and minds” of our students. Each of these acknowledge our heritage and inspire our future. They serve as a beacon to guide us, and as a reference point to remind us of our intent as we evolve and grow. We are proud to share them with you now.
1. A THINKING CULTURE
The thinking culture at ELTHAM College ensures students are equipped to extend their learning within an interdisciplinary, forward thinking, technology rich environment; a place where students develop passions and strive to maximise their potential. An ELTHAM education provides experiences that encourage unlimited learning – where the bounds of knowledge and discovery can reach as far as a student’s imagination.
2. WORLD READY STUDENTS
ELTHAM College students develop the wisdom, confidence, optimism, curiosity, flexibility and resilience to become passionate, active and engaged citizens of our ever-changing world.
3. A SUPPORTIVE AND EMPOWERING CULTURE
At ELTHAM College students are supported by a caring community that promotes trust and respect, valuing interpersonal and community relationships. The College values a strong student voice, and its leadership program builds responsibility and empathy, encouraging older students to be positive role models for younger students.
4. EXTENDING THE STUDENT EXPERIENCE
ELTHAM College offers students opportunities beyond the traditional academic domain, with exceptional visual and performing arts, sport, technology, hospitality, outdoor education, international exchange and inter-cultural connection programs that challenge and inspire.
5. A DYNAMIC LEARNING COMMUNITY
The ELTHAM College staff embrace excellence, encourage new ideas and foster collaboration. All staff lead by example and are committed to the culture of unlimited learning.
6. OUR UNIQUE ENVIRONMENT
ELTHAM College’s bushland setting provides a unique opportunity for students to gain respect for, and an understanding of, the natural environment. From its foundation the College has fostered a culture of sustainability and responsibility for its footprint and impact. ELTHAM College aspires to provide innovative and flexible learning spaces that have been designed to reflect world-leading thinking, while creating the most effective physical environment for teaching and learning.
7. LINKING TO OUR COMMUNITY AND OUR WORLD
ELTHAM College strives to be a centre of excellence and a valuable resource for the local community. The College engages with our local, regional, national and global community to ensure students value their ethical and responsible contribution to our world. ELTHAM College has a vibrant and passionate parent community, who support the distinct values and spirit of the College. Past ELTHAM students, staff and families are supported by an active alumni body, who strive to foster a global community network. The College is also well supported by its strong relationship with the ELTHAM College Foundation.
8. OUR KIND OF LEADERSHIP
The students of ELTHAM College are working with a team of young people to build a world-class leadership program. The roles delegated to our students give them responsibility for building relationships and leading by virtue of their example and service.
ELTHAM College is led by a Principal and Executive team dedicated to a forward thinking program. This group embrace contemporary educational thinking with a desire to invoke change while acknowledging proven educational strategies.
ELTHAM College is governed by an elected Board which is representative of the College community. It sets the direction of the College, strives to ensure sound financial management, good governance and has the flexibility and capacity to develop and support an ongoing and innovative, strategic planning agenda.