We seek the best for and from every student
The Hamilton and Alexandra College is a co–educational day and boarding school situated in Hamilton, in Victoria’s Western District. Hamilton is a three hour drive or 45 minute flight west of Melbourne.
The College has two campuses within Hamilton. The Chaucer Street site encompasses the Senior School (Year 7-12) and is very close to the city centre and many of the town's sporting and cultural facilities.
A separate fourteen-hectare property, "Myrniong", contains the Boarding Houses, Junior School (Prep to Year 6), Early Learning Centre and Equestrian Centre and is situated just one kilometre from the Senior School.
Visit the College website www.hamiltoncollege.vic.edu.au for more information regarding facilities, curriculum and general school information.
The Hamilton and Alexandra College seeks the best for and from every student.
The Hamilton and Alexandra College has an incredible array of co-curricular offerings. A huge sporting program which incudes clay target shooting, rowing, hockey, basketball, tennis, golf, football, netball, swimming and athletics.
The College also has a very popular music program with a number of choirs, stage band, concert band and percussion groups and individual tuition across a wide array of musical instruments.
Drama also features prominently in the College program with Drama taught up to Year 12 and a musical or play annually.
Aviation is also a popular activity with students gaining their Junior pilots licence while still at school. This program operates in conjunction with the Hamilton Airport.
The College also has a Hospitality Program, affiliated with the William Angliss Institue and a Equine Studies and a horsemanship program for students from ELC through to Year 12.
Our boarding houses are set among the beautiful lawns and rambling gardens of the heritage-listed Myrniong Homestead Campus. Boarders come from a wide range of destinations in rural and regional Australia, Metropolitan and overseas. They have a wonderful opportunity to make the most of the wide range of co-curricular activities on offer at the school both during the day and after hours.
Positive and caring relationships are central to our boarding ethos at Hamilton College. Accommodation is twin share for Year 7-11 boaders and Year 12 students all with single rooms and a shared ensuite, as well as communinal spaces for study and socialising.
Dedicated boarding trained staff care for the boarders and contribute to their academic, social, co-curricular and pastoral care.
Academic staff members supervise study sessions during the week so boarders can get help when they are doing their homework.
The College nurse is available to care for boarders when they are unwell.
Trained chefs prepare quality meals and cater for individual dietary needs. Breakfast and dinner are served in the refectory on-site and a cut lunch is provided each day, allowing boarders to integrate with the day students at the Senior School throughout the day.
The Boarding House is in close proximity to Hamilton's major sporting and cultural venues and on the weekends, a number of activities are on offer.
Each day boarders walk to school and are fully immersed in the day school, returning after school for activities and extra curriuclar pursuits.
Casual boaring is also an option for a short stay definitive purpose, such as rehearsals out of school hours or early morning rowing training. They can also get help with their homework from a member of the academic staff after school, providing peace of mind to parents that their child is being cared for in a safe, supportive and familiar environment.
Pastoral care and student wellbeing at The Hamilton and Alexandra College is our number one priority. Each student is assigned a mentor who they meet with a number of times each week. Mentors report to their Head of House and together they provide a strong pastoral care program for every student.
Also, with the size of the school, each students is know by name, and for their interests and passions, by every teacher and member of the Executive Leadership Team.
‘Confident futures’ is more than a tag line for the students and staff of The Hamilton and Alexandra College. We proudly strive to seek the best for and from every student, and to prepare them to make a meaningful contribution to the world.
We are known for our sense of community and connectedness. What sets us apart is our regional setting with everything city schools have to offer – a wide range of opportunities, unique programs, world-class facilities, and a range of boarding options – all set in a natural environment.
Our children will live in a world of 15 billion people. They will need the ability to question, make connections, and take an innovative and creative approach to problem solving. To best prepare them for their world of tomorrow, we need to provide them with opportunities to think laterally and imaginatively, and offer subjects that enable them to find novel and valuable solutions.
We will measure our success by how our young women and men serve their community now, and throughout their lives. Are they prepared to embrace the rich opportunities available and make a positive contribution? Are they ready to follow their passion, whether in commerce, agriculture or a trade? Do they express optimism about their future? Have we, as a learning community, been successful in lighting the fire of curiosity, imagination and goodness in each of them? Have we prepared them for a confident future?
The fortunes of the College have been closely entwined with the rich history of the Western District of Victoria for more than 146 years. I am confident such fortunes will only continue to grow.
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THE HAMILTON AND ALEXANDRA COLLEGE, HAMILTON VIC