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Aitken College - Greenvale

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Aitken College - Greenvale
1010 Mickleham Road
GREENVALE
Victoria
3059
Aitken College is a prominent Prep to Year 12 coeducational independent school in the north-west of Melbourne.
Melbourne North
(03) 9333 1866
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Early Learning, Primary School, Secondary School
Uniting Church
Uniting Church
P - 12
$5,266 p.a. at Prep to $8006 at Year 12
No
Co-educational
1270
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  • Academic Achievement
  • Community
  • Creative Arts
  • Faith / Religion
  • Information Technology
  • Music
  • Numeracy / Literacy
  • Pastoral Care / Guidance
  • Performing Arts
  • Personal Values

Aitken College is a Prep to Year 12 low-fee co-educational Uniting
Church independent school providing a quality education in a caring
and supportive community, emphasising academic achievement,
creativity, environmental responsibility and service. Set in an attractive
rural setting, the College is divided into four schools covering Prep -Year
2, Years 3-6, Years 6-9 and Years 10-12.

 

The primary core curriculum is complemented by specialist teachers for music, drama, art and physical education. Primary students participate in the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden program. Secondary students undertake a core program of English, Humanities, Mathematics, Science, Indonesian, Technology (Design, Digital and Food Technology) and Physical Education with electives in Information Technolgy, Food Technology, Product Design, Agriculture & Horticulture, Music, Drama, Art and Media. Senior students undertake a wide range of VCE and VCAL programs with Careers education and a study skills program. The Life Skills curriculum includes health, nutrition, relationships, camps at Years 4, 7 and 10 and a City Experience in Year 9. Religion & Values Education is undertaken by all students and is complemented by a weekly Chapel Service. Students can access welfare support and the Learning Centre for special needs.

All students from Year 6 upwards use personal iPads in their classes and to access resources, submit work and maintain their electronic diary. Classes in Prep to Year 5 share sets of iPads. The College has numerous rooms with either desktop PCs and Macs to support learninig in all subject areas.

The College features an extensive environmental program including its own water supply, extensive solar panels, wetlands and native gardens and has been highly rated as an environmentally sustainable school.

For further information and to enquire about availability of current and future places, please contact the College Registrar on 9333 1866 or go to the College website.

Science laboratories, Technology centre (Product Design, Digital Technology and Food Technology, Computer laboratories, Visual Arts centre, Library complex, Gym and Sports facilities, modern Chapel & Performing Arts centre, farm area.
A strong emphasis in the early years on literacy and numeracy; core studies in English, Mathematics, Science, Humanities, Technology, Physical Education and Indonesian; and an extensive elective program that includes Music, Drama, Art, Information Technology, Product Design, Food Technology and Commerce.

Choirs, music ensembles, instrumental music tuition, drama, musicals, sports program, debating, public speaking, community service, Interact Club (Rotary), out of school hours care.

Aitken College is divided into four schools: Preparatory (Prep to Year 2), Junior (Year 3 to Year 6), Middle (Year 7 to Year 9) and Senior (Year 10 to Year 12). Each school has a Head of School and a team of pastoral care staff who look after the management and wellbeing of students in their school. Students requiring extra support are referred to the Chaplaincy and Student Services team or the Educational Support staff in the Learning Centre.

Aitken College will aim to:

1. Make the Christian faith relevant through an understanding of its major teachings and by encouraging a personal faith journey.

2. Inspire and challenge students to realise their intellectual potential and equip them for lifelong learning.

3. Promote and develop creativity and self-expression.

4. Enable each student to realise their self-worth in a safe, healthy and happy environment that responds to personal and community needs.

5. Encourage individuals and the community to take responsibility for the environment and to act accordingly.

6. Instil in students a sense of service and concern for the needs of others.
The vision for Aitken College is to develop and support a learning community of students, staff and their families in a faith partnership with the Uniting Church in Australia.
Building on a foundation of Christian values, the mission of Aitken College is to enable students to become informed and compassionate members of the wider community by inspiring academic achievement and creativity, nurturing self-worth, encouraging environmental responsibility and committing to service with and for others.

Aitken College is serviced by several public school bus services from Gladstone Park, Attwood, Greenvale and Craigieburn. Six charter bus services transport students from Airport West, Essendon, Roxburgh Park, Sunbury, Craigieburn, Merrifield, Beveridge and Greenvale.

Sometimes when I am asked what I do and I respond that I am a teacher, it usually follows with a question such as,  ‘What do you teach?’  My response to the question is that I teach young people.  Sometimes, I teach them Chemistry or Science or Maths but more importantly it is about teaching skills to be life-long learners, teaching about self and formulating a set of values through which they can make wise choices and decisions in order to make positive contributions to society.  As a Principal I am passionate about quality teaching and learning and at Aitken College this encompasses the academic, the social and the emotional learning that provides for a holistic education. Our College motto, ‘ In Mind and Spirit’ describes our approach to education.  The ‘mind’ reflects the academic facet of all we do and the ‘spirit’ the acquisition of values in the context of the Christian faith. Aitken College is an independent, coeducational, Uniting Church school. Please visit our website to learn more about Aitken College.

Mrs Josie Crisara

Principal

Aitken College

Aitken College - Greenvale

1010 Mickleham Road 
 
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