Choosing a school community can be a very difficult process. There are lots of issues to think about and schools don’t make the process easier by using big, academic words like “substantive” and “rigorous”. We want to avoid this kind of confusion by sharing with you some of the reasons why parents choose ACC.
A place to feel welcome
Firstly, we want you to feel at home as soon as you come in the door. Every family is different and we want to give you the time to hear your story and your aspirations for your children. It’s not just about coming for a school tour – it’s about joining a school community.
A focus on the whole child
Earlier in this website we talked about what it means to be in a Christian College. This is our heart when it comes to anything that we do at school. In addition to our focus on Christian education we also want to celebrate the development of your child and the choices that they make which will impact their own lives and their community. We explain this in more detail in the ACC Learner Profile.
We’re very proud of the teachers and staff we have at our college. These are the men and women who will be spending 25 hours or more with your children every week so we want to make sure that they share our vision and values and that they are passionate about learning.
Our teachers are accessible through all of the usual channels like interviews and phone calls but we also connect with you through email and through ACC Online – it’s a much easier way to communicate in our busy world.
A national brand
Our college is a part of national group of schools. This allows us to achieve significant economies of scale over thousands of students and it allows us to offer a great private school education at an accessible price point. Another thing we offer is the ability to move between campuses if your work or responsibilities take you interstate.
A K-6 co-educational experience
Your child can start their education with us in Kindergarten and go all of the way through to the HSC. This experience goes a long way to developing friends for life. We love it when the Year 12 class leaves the school and they still remain great friends.
Co-educational education is another great benefit of our college. This allows students to develop appropriate cross-gender social skills and enables parents to send their sons and daughters to the same school.
A clean & modern campus
The school campus is set on approximately 2.5 acres, less than 2kms to the east of the Benalla town centre.
The campus boasts a new learning facility with two spacious classrooms soon to be fitted with smartboards. Outside students enjoy playing on a beautiful adventure playground and running free on the sports field.
It’s all about technology
Technology continues to change everything about how we live and how we work. We, as a college, are committed to the use of technology in education. We talk more about this in our digital natives section.