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Character... Through Nurture, Learning and Service

Edinburgh College, Lilydale VIC
Edinburgh Rd
33/61 Edinburgh Road, Lilydale VIC 3140
Melbourne East
(03) 9728 2211
Edinburgh College offers continuous Christian education from Early Learning (2-5 years of age) to Year 12. Our picturesque campus overlooking the Yarra Ranges is the ideal location for learning.
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Edinburgh College, Lilydale VIC

Mr Tim Borgas
  • Early Learning
  • Primary School
  • Secondary School
  • Primary through Secondary
  • Seventh-Day Adventist
Early Learning - Year 12
Seventh Day Adventist
  • Academic Achievement
  • Co-curricular Activities
  • Community
  • Creative Arts
  • Employment Pathways
  • Faith / Religion
  • Music
  • Pastoral Care / Guidance
  • Personal Values
  • Science/Technology
  • Social & Emotional Learning
  • Sport

Welcome to Edinburgh College. We are a private Christian school owned and operated by Seventh-day Adventist Schools (Victoria) Ltd. We provide a comprehensive education program, from Early Learning to Year 12, delivered by committed staff with a love of teaching.

The size of our school gives us the opportunity to truly understand each student’s individual learning journey, and to provide a high level of support and care from our talented and dedicated staff. 

While we are welcoming to students of all faiths and cultures, our education is Bible-based, Christ-centred and child safe. The school’s policies, procedures and practices are designed for the Special Character of Adventist Education.

Thank you for your interest in our school. If you have any questions or would like to take a tour, my door is always open.

The educational activities of the College are designed to provide opportunities for all students to achieve their maximum development intellectually, spiritually, socially and physically.


The process of education involves the continued development of a set of values upon which all decisions depend. Christian Education seeks to enhance sensitivity to values that are in harmony with God's will. The development of character and personality based upon a love for God, unselfish concern for others and personal self-respect, are basic to all curricular objectives. 


Seventh-day Adventists believe in the reality of God the Creator, and that we are created in God's image. We believe the aim of Christian Education is the restoration of the image of God in people through Jesus Christ.


We believe that an understanding of the world and ourselves is enhanced by an acceptance of the Bible as a measure of reality and truth. We have intelligent powers of choice and are accountable to God in every aspect of life.

The Edinburgh College curriculum is based on the philosophy of education for the whole person.

The education activities of the College are designed to provide opportunities for all students to achieve their maximum development intellectually, physically, spiritually and socially.
Edinburgh College is situated on a picturesque campus overlooking the Yarra Valley. Edinburgh has fantastic learning facilities designed to enhance the learning opportunities for every student.

Edinburgh College provides a broad and balanced curriculum that gives every student the opportunity to experience and excel in activities outside of the classroom.

Among these opportunities are a variety of musical, sporting, outdoor education, STEM, performing arts and communitity service activities. 

Respect - Do to others whatever you would like them to do to you… Matthew 7:12

Resilience - But you need to stick it out, staying with God’s plan so you’ll be there for the promised completion. Hebrews 10:36

Responsibility - ...Each of you must take responsibility for doing the creative best you can with your own life. Galations 6:5

Willingness to Learn - Direct your children onto the right path, and when they are older, they will not leave it. Proverbs 22:6
Character... Through Nurture, Learning and Service
  • Academic Scholarships are awarded to students who excel academically.
  • Leadership Scholarships recognise students who exhibit a comprehensive range of leadership skills and who continue to utilise those skills to make a difference within the community.
  • Creativity Scholarships affirms our belief in a Creator and recognises student’s artistic and creative talents.
  • Service Scholarships affirm our belief that acts of service represent a powerful means by which to aid those in need. This scholarship recognises extended, personal involvement in community service.
  • Sport Scholarships are awarded in recognition of students who excel in sport.
  • Music Scholarships are awarded to students who excel in musical performance.
  • Technology Scholarships recognise students who exhibit outstanding skill in the use of technology for a productive and altruistic purpose.


Find out more and apply on the Edinburgh College Scholarship Program Page

We at Edinburgh College know ‘WHY we come to work each day’.  We believe and prayerfully promote the wonderful daily invitation of ‘taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in Him’ (Psalms 34:8).  

Our mission is to develop children of character in a faith nurturing environment that promotes academic excellence and a commitment to service.  Our caring, talented and dedicated Edinburgh College staff and volunteers endeavour to be the best educators and support officers possible.  We strive to understand each of our student’s individual learning journeys; their learning preferences, what inspires them, how they can turn failure and/or disappointment into a growing opportunity, and why it is valuable to be Respectful, Responsible, Resilient and to have a Willingness to Learn in any given community.

Our Crest clearly reflects our ‘Why’: The crown on the crest recognises that God, in the form of the three members of the Trinity, is at the head of all that occurs at the school. This acknowledgement is supported by the motto “In Him We Live” and encapsulates the view that God is an integral part of our lives. The open Bible and the dove indicate that the school is guided by the Word of God as enlightened by the Holy Spirit. The laurel garland on the sides represents the prize of achievement.


We believe and prayerfully promote the wonderful daily invitation of ‘taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in Him’ (Psalms 34:8).

Edinburgh College is a private Christian school owned and operated by Seventh-day Adventist Schools (Victoria) Ltd.  It provides a comprehensive academic program, from Early Learning to Year 12, in harmony with Christian beliefs, values and lifestyle.  Edinburgh College provides Christ-centered education for the community.  Adventist education is Bible-based, Christ-centred, child safe, service-oriented and Kingdom-directed. It aims for a balanced development in the lives of students, encouraging them to choose a personal relationship with Jesus, serving Him in this world until He comes again. These features, infused through the schools’ policies, procedures and practices provide the Special Character of Adventist Education, based on the fundamental beliefs and values of the Seventh-day Adventist church.

Our worldwide network of Adventist schools operate education systems in over 100 countries, and has become a significant contributor to the employing over 84,000 teachers and currently educating over 1.6 million students.

Today, Adventist School Australia serves the mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church by providing strategic direction and support to 50 school campuses spread across Australia that are offering Christian education to 13,000 students.



Tim Borgas

Edinburgh College

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