Principal's Message


Welcome to Altona College! We are a thriving and expanding community of learners. We have high expectations for all of our students. We strive to create an inclusive, safe and supportive learning environment where student voices are heard and thinking skills are developed. Our goal is to see every student reach their potential within our student-focused community. Our dynamic learning environments are designed to inspire creativity, curiosity, collaboration, and innovation.


The College aims to help students excel in their academic pursuits by focusing on literacy, numeracy, humanities, and science. Our goal is to ensure that each child grows academically, regardless of their background or current level of knowledge. We genuinely hope that every family feels the warmth and support of our community as an example of our daily efforts at the College. By the time children join our school, they have already developed critical communication, learning, and thinking skills, established relationships, and formed a strong sense of self, which is largely the result of their families and communities hard work. These values and information are also the foundation for learning in school. Our school values of Innovation, Integrity, and Respect are the basis of our decision-making and how we guide our young learners. We aim to see our community members approach the world with the ability to think creatively and solve problems, know what is right and do it, and treat others with kindness and empathy.


We offer our students the opportunity to access the full range of the Victorian Curriculum from Prep to Year 8. Once this foundation has been established, students are encouraged to embark on a personalized learning journey that caters to their individual interests and future aspirations. We also place great emphasis on creating safe, inclusive and productive learning environments by delivering programs such as Rights, Resilience and Respectful Relationships, School-Wide Positive Behaviour Supports, and other evidence-based initiatives.


Having completed a significant Capital Works program over recent years, we present state-of-the-art facilities, combined with expert staff to ensure a high-quality education for all of our local families. But we aren't finished yet! Our team have carefully master-planned ongoing improvements to grounds, facilities and curriculum, all of which will see the continued improvement of the College and the learning outcomes of all graduates. Our Annual Planning is responsive to our ongoing improvement and carefully identifies and prioritises key Literacy, Numeracy and Wellbeing strategies to ensure our school remains at the forefront of best practice.


Our school takes pride in providing a unique environment for our students where each staff member knows them well and can tailor their teaching approach to their individual strengths. We are committed to ensuring that every student is gaining new skills and knowledge and building a strong foundation of understanding. Celebrating success is an important part of our community, and we do so through our learning centre and college assemblies. We are incredibly proud of our students and all that they have accomplished


Join our flourishing community today!    




Nathan Guthridge