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 Campus (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 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 Hamilton and Alexandra College seeks the best for and from every student.
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.
Positive and caring relationships are central to our boarding ethos at Hamilton College. Accommodation is twin share in custom built houses set amidst 14 hectares of gardens and playing fields. In 2018, new facilities were built specifically for Year 12 students, all with single rooms and a shared ensuite.
This expasion has increased the boarding house to 150 beds, avaiable to local, intertate and international students.
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.
‘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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