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Our Values

This is a friendly school where students have the opportunity to do well in many areas.

We want you to participate enthusiastically in all aspects of college life and strive to do your best at all times.

Our Educational Philosophy

Ararat College aims to develop individuals who are confident in the process of learning and who are open to change.  The college strives to promote a climate conducive to personal growth and self-directed learning.  Our college aims to prepare our students for teenage living, employment, tertiary studies and family and community life.


Student performance in each subject is assessed continuously. Assessment will be based on such tasks as classroom tests, assignments, completed models and projects.  Formal examinations will be conducted in Years 10, 11 and 12. These are conducted in years 11 and 12 as part of the VCE assessment.

Teachers will provide ratings and comments on areas such as achievement, attendance, behaviour, effort, home study, punctuality, participation in group activities and discussion.

Reports will be sent home at the

     End of Term One and Three :  Interim Report

     End of Term Two and Four :    Full Report

Parents will be given an opportunity to discuss their child’s report at parent/teacher interviews. These occur towards the end of term 1 and term 3.  However, parents are welcome to phone the college at any time to arrange an appointment to discuss the progress of their child.

Student recognition Program

The college has a student recognition program that operates on a semester basis. Students who achieve excellent academic results are eligible for Academic Awards, while those who display excellent conduct and effort become eligible for an A Team Award. We believe these awards serve not only as recognition but also as evidence that students can use at interviews for employment and/or course entrance.  Students also receive recognition each week for special achievements in the College.