ELTHAM College

ELTHAM College

Research VIC, Melbourne Northern Suburbs

At ELTHAM College we believe in providing authentic learning experiences that will encourage your child to reach their full potential as a compassionate and intelligent contributor to the world.

Our Primary Years Program provides an environment where the natural creativity and curiosity of young people is encouraged and developed. We provide opportunities for children to confidently establish their concept of the world and how they contribute to it, giving them the freedom to respectfully voice their ideas and opinions.


Providing a nurturing and balanced learning environment is the focus of our Prep neighbourhood. We recognise the importance within the core curriculum of building strong foundations in literacy and numeracy, while being equally committed to inspiring our young people to learn through creativity, imagination and experience.

Discovery learning sessions continue to grow natural curiosity and inquiry skills. Blended with our nature-based education program, Bush Discovery, we encompass natural curiosity and continue to promote a love of learning.

YEAR 1 to 2

Years 1 to 2 form a learning neighbourhood. Within the curriculum, young people continue to experience new elements of the program including science, Information Communication Technology (ICT) and wellbeing workshops. They investigate big questions using an inquiry model and grow essential enabling skills in relation to their literacy and numeracy.


Our Year 3 to 4 students are part of our unique History Centre. Each week students and staff spend time ‘in role’ in a story that frames their learning. They negotiate their way through contemporary and historical events that may include confronting the problems experienced in Australian pioneer life or exploring ancient Egyptian times.

Students create spectacular environments in which their story takes place, and experience a true learning adventure. Through the story the students learn about values and beliefs of others – loyalty, trust, negotiation, conflict management, group decision making, tolerance, problem-solving and more. The History Centre gives practical and creative meaning to the enabling skills of literacy and numeracy.

The arts curriculum continues to develop drama, art and music knowledge and skills. The instrumental program builds on the early years’ experience and introduces percussion, clarinet and flute to the musical repertoire.

YEAR 5-6

The Year 5 to 6 program fosters an environment where students continue to develop strong foundations for learning, explore their passions, celebrate their successes and build positive relationships with their peers and teachers.

This is achieved by creating a structured learning environment that balances opportunity for authentic decision-making and guided student choice. We provide young people with the opportunity to explore our diverse range of learning programs, with strong foundations in English, maths, sciences, humanities, the arts, critical and creative thinking.

Our experience shows us that empowered learners are engaged learners. They are ready to move beyond their comfort zones, try new things and persist in times of challenge – preparing them for the learning journey ahead.

We recognise the importance of literacy and numeracy, while being equally committed to inspiring our young people to learn through creativity, imagination and experience. Our programs are deliberately developed to integrate the essential skills of literacy and numeracy into a wide range of experiences, ensuring that learning is meaningful and constructive.

Visit elthamcollege.vic.edu.au and find your child’s voice today. 

Research campus:
1660 Main Road, Research VIC 3095
T: (03) 9437 1421 F: (03) 9437 0038
E: eltham@elthamcollege.vic.edu.au
Principal: Mr Simon Le Plastrier
E: registrar@elthamcollege.vic.edu.au  

Key Facts

School uniform

The uniform is compulsory

Number of students

Total enrolment: 681
Up to Year 6: 220
In high school: 461
In Year 12: 74

Gender in depth

Female: 41%

Male: 59%

Other Requirements

Boarding school

Offers IB

Accepts international students

Offers VCAL

Offers VET

Our Curriculum

Subjects Overview

LOTE taught:
Chinese, French

Senior secondary subjects overview

39 VCE level 3/4 studies
120 VCE students

Senior secondary programs overview

9 VET program(s) available
88 VET students

How our students performed in Year 12

Academic Results

Scores of 40+: 9%

Median Score: 32

Satisfactory completions of VCE: 100%

Satisfactory completions of VET: 99%


Bachelor enrolled: 64%

TAFE/VET enrolled: 7%

Apprentice/Trainee: 7%

Employed: 2%

Activities & Support Staff


Activities (14)


Music (12)


Sports (21)

Support Staff

Support Staff (15)

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School Details







Principal: Mr Simon Le Plastrier


398 Lonsdale St Melbourne Victoria 3000

1660 Main Rd Research Victoria 3095

Tel: (03) 9437 1421

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