Set on a picturesque 40 hectares on the north-eastern fringe of Melbourne, ELTHAM College is a non-religious, 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 grows the heart and mind of each child. We believe school is a daring adventure where children learn to think for themselves, in preparation for a future of exciting possibilities.
Located in an extraordinary environment, students experience an engaging, rigorous, world ready curriculum while being supported with warmth, care and respect.
At ELTHAM College we inspire!
ELTHAM College has eight key areas 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.
1. A THINKING CULTURE
The thinking culture at ELTHAM College ensures students are equipped and motivated to extend their own learning within an interdisciplinary, forward thinking, technology rich environment; a place where they can develop passions and maximise their potential.
2. WORLD READY
We prepare our students for life after school. With us they develop the wisdom, confidence, optimism, curiosity, flexibility and resilience to become passionate, active and engaged citizens of our ever-changing world.
3. EMPOWER AND SUPPORT
Our students are supported by a caring community that promotes tolerance, trust and respect, from interpersonal to community relationships. The College values a strong voice in all students, which is encouraged by a culture of open minds and kind ears.
4. A DARING ADVENTURE
ELTHAM College offers students opportunities beyond the traditional academic domain, with exceptional visual and performing arts, sport, technology, hospitality, outdoor education, international exchange and intercultural connection programs that challenge and inspire.
5. LIFELONG LEARNING
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 for themselves as professionals and for their students.
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 that aspires to sustainable and responsible practices. Coupled with our City Experience, opportunities for our students to explore different worlds are plentiful.
7. ENGAGED GLOBAL CITIZENS
The College engages with our local and global community to ensure students value their place in the world, and understand their ethical and responsible contribution to that 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 stay connected via our active alumni body. 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.