We are .... The Hamilton and Alexandra College.
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 Campus (Year 6-12) 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 Campus, Early Learning Centre and Equestrian Centre and is situated just one and a half kilometres from the Senior Campus.
Visit the College website www.hamiltoncollege.vic.edu.au for more information regarding facilities, curriculum and general school information.
The 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 is also a Registered Training Organisation for Equine Studies and a horsemanship program which provides tuition to students from ELC through to Year 12.
Boarding is very popular at the College with record numbers of boarding students in 2016. Accommodation is twin share in custom built houses set amidst 14 hectares of gardens and playing fields. Year 12 students have a single room.
Boarders have access to the school's central network from their rooms and have the added advantage of extra assistance with homework made possible by senior academic staff on duty. The Boarding houses are in close proximity to Hamilton's major sporting and cultural venues.
Weekends are well planned with a number of activities on offer. The Catering staff provide a well balanced menu and are mindful of individual student dietary needs.
Each day boarders walk to school and are fully immersed in the day school, returning after school for activities and extra curriuclar pursuits.
Pastoral care at the College is outstanding and a very strong focus. Each student has access to a mentor who they meet with daily. Mentors report to their Head of House and together they provide a strong pastoral care program for every student.