Established in 1974, ELTHAM College is a modern non-denominational, co-educational independent school offering Early Learning to Year 12. ELTHAM College provides a unique, supportive and challenging environment dedicated to preparing students for their future careers. The College cultivates a culture where students become passionate thinkers, fostering lifelong, world ready learners. Students are introduced to unlimited learning opportunities, supported by a technology rich environment and guided by a community of exceptional educators.
The LifeWork Centre is a career resource hub located in the Senior School building. The advisors meet regularly with students from Year 9 onwards to explore career and university options. They use a range of tools, from aptitude testing to one-on-one counselling and a wealth of knowledge on the tertiary and employment sector, to help students identify their strengths and interests. Goals are set collaboratively, and are used to guide students through their senior years, ensuring they are motivated and focused on their intended outcome.
English Pathways is a unique class offered by ELTHAM College which allows students to consolidate English language on the school campus. This extra English language support assist student to settle into classes more quickly and form a part of their academic and social orientation program. In English Pathways students’ progress at their own rate, gradually transitioning into mainstream classes. Australian Perspectives provides an opportunity for students to build on their familiarity of Australian society and culture through both on-campus classes and extended out-of-school activities. The overall aim of the subject is to introduce students to Australian culture and lifestyle, as well as providing opportunities for improving English language skills.
ELTHAM College is located in the safe and accessible outer Melbourne suburb of Research. The district is well known for its natural and picturesque setting, with the College campus set on a hilly vantage point offering spectacular views across Melbourne towards the central business district. Only 40 minutes from the city centre, international students are able to enjoy 40 hectares of Australia’s open spaces while still having easy access to a vibrant and multicultural city environment. Public transport options include train and bus services.
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