Alamanda College is a Prep to Year 9 school located in the growth corridor of Point Cook in Melbourne, Australia. We strive to be internationally minded, and provide a supportive, nurturing and challenging learning environment with high expectations for student success.
2013 was Alamanda College’s inaugural year, commencing with 371 enrolled students. The College experienced significant student growth throughout the first three years, and in 2016 over 1600 students are enrolled in the College.
Our philosophy is based on that of the International Baccalaureate. The College delivers the Primary Years Programme (PYP) from Prep to Year 6, with the Middle Years Programme in the early stages of implemented for our Year 7 -9 students. Our aim is to develop inquiring, knowledgeable young people who are life-long learners, deep thinkers and problem solvers.
Alamanda College is a 1-to-1 device school (ipads in the primary and macbooks in the middle school). Teachers and students use technology as a resource to innovate, create, enhance their learning and to meet individual needs.
There is a strong focus on professional development for all staff, which includes an emphasis on building leadership capacity and implementation of best teaching practice. Best practice research-based strategies as described in IB literature are utilised across the school to ensure that teaching practices are purposeful, and are proven to have a high impact on student learning.
Alamanda College has implemented the Primary Years Programme (PYP) in the primary school. We build our programme of inquiry across the primary school with an aim to develop the whole student. International mindedness is a focus, and we examine all ideas with both a local and global perspective. Alamanda College encourages students to strive to achieve their greatest potential, and to make a positive contribution to a diverse and ever changing local and global society.