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Secondary School

Welcome to the Secondary School where academic excellence, immersive experiences, and pastoral care converge to shape well-rounded individuals. Within our Middle School community (Dunhelen – Years 7-9) and our Senior School (Brookhill- Years 10-12 )  we have a pastoral system comprising the Deputy Head, Heads of Year and Homeroom teachers.

Our rigorous academic program is designed to ignite a passion for learning and foster intellectual curiosity. Through engaging and challenging activities across various subjects, students are empowered to excel academically, supported by our committed team of classroom teachers. Information Communication and Technologies are seamlessly integrated into lessons to enhance our students’ learning experiences and organisational skills. Our teachers also provide comprehensive instruction on how to develop and sustain effective study habits, ensuring that each student is equipped for success in their academic endeavours. In doing so, we actively encourage parent involvement and foster strong partnerships with parents to support student learning and development.

Central to our ethos is the wellbeing and development of each individual student. Our pastoral program focuses on nurturing social, emotional, and personal growth, alongside academic success. Students remain in one homeroom for the duration of the year, fostering strong bonds with their peers, as well as their subject and homeroom teachers. This consistent structure enables their homeroom to become more than just a classroom; it transforms into a supportive and familiar environment where students feel valued and supported throughout their academic journey.

Immersive experiences broaden horizons and enrich learning in Aitken College’s Middle School. From the Year 7 Camp, Year 8 City Experience program to the Year 9 interstate camp to Central Australia, our students embark on transformative journeys that foster personal growth and cultural understanding. These experiences not only provide opportunities for exploration and adventure but also instil values of teamwork, resilience and adaptability.

In Senior school students can be selected into an accelerated subject and in Year 11 and 12 can choose either VCE or VCE Vocational Major as a pathway. A broad range of VCE subjects and some VET programs are available to students.

We are committed to cultivating leadership skills in our students. Through initiatives such as appointing College captains, school captains, an array of class captains, as well as Wellbeing, Performing Arts, House and Community Service captains. These  provide opportunities for students to take on roles of responsibility within our community. These student leaders play a crucial role in organising events and activities, presenting at assemblies, and representing their peers in various capacities. In doing so, it empowers students with confidence, initiative and autonomy, while simultaneously preparing them to become effective leaders both within and beyond the classroom context.

Aitken College's Secondary School is dedicated to providing a transformative educational experience that prepares students to excel academically, lead with integrity and thrive in all aspects of their lives. We invite you to join us on this enriching educational journey.