Avalon College is set on a beautiful 35 hectare property 45 minutes from Melbourne's international airport, an easy 40 minute drive from central Melbourne and is part of the city of Geelong. Avalon College is perfectly situated for easy access to city locations while being in a safe environment.
480 Avalon Road
Avalon College offers small classes so that teachers can focus on the individual needs of students. The average maximum number of students in the four morning classes is 12 students. In the integrated studies program in the afternoon classes there is an average maximum of 18 students, giving students the opportunity to use their skills in a larger classroom environment. Our classrooms are arranged so that students are encouraged to be actively involved in the class. Teachers can move around the class and check on progress as the students are working on their given tasks.
The teaching staff at Avalon College are experienced and dedicated professionals. They are all appropriately qualified and most have taught in Australian primary and secondary schools. Our teachers know and understand what our students need in order to be well prepared for success in an Australian school.
- English Speaking Environment
- Small classes catering to all levels of English
- Full boarding
- Afterschool and weekend activities program
- Safe and caring environment
Avalon College is a unique English language school providing the very best care and educational programs for young international students. All students attending Avalon College live in our boarding facilities so they can experience and benefit fully from all aspects of our programs. We accept students from 10 to 17 years of age.
Avalon College combines first class English language and school preparation programs with full boarding care for primary and secondary students.
At Avalon College, students will be accommodated in a nurturing and secure environment, educated within a specialised curriculum framework and integrated with Australian school culture. Students will then graduate with the opportunity to enter Australia's best schools.
There's simply no better place for student’s successful future to begin.
Today is the 103rd day I have been in Avalon College which isn't a long time, but they are unforgettable days in my life. In these days, Avalon College really makes me feel here is my second home. Thank you to all my friends especially my housemates who made Brown House so much fun at Night. Also, I want to thank my friend Jacky Z who always chatted with me at night. He inspired me when I was at my lowest point. Moreover, I want to thank all the staff and teachers Avalon College. I still can remember the morning staff always saying "How are we? Are we Happy today?" I can also remember the staff always making sure that we were organised before homework, and Mr Parkin who said "See me at 5 o'clock" and showed me how to do gardening.
I have been in Australia for more than half a year but the days in Avalon College are the happiest days for me. Next week I'll start High School and I'll miss all of you. I hope you will all miss me in the future. I hope you will all go to High School soon.
Good afternoon my friends. Although I’m leaving this weekend, I’m doing my speech now. Surely, I will miss these days in Avalon College. I won’t forget you, my friends. However, we will keep in touch, so there is nothing to feel sad about.
Before I came to Avalon College, I thought the life in Avalon College would be so hard and difficult, because the bush around was like Africa. Nothing around Avalon College, but only might feel like a military camp. I though the life would be like a sailor’s training. But after I came to Avalon College, I found out that I was wrong. This is a lovely place. Avalon College is like a watermelon. It looks tough on the outside, but it is sweet on the inside.
My friends, we are all going to a new school, a place where all the people speak English, but not our own language. We have to try hard, work hard and fight for ourselves. I wish you all the best, my friends.
Jordan, I won’t forget your breathtaking version of “Hotel California” as a violin solo. Feng, I won’t forget that you invited me to play piano. Mr Paull, I won’t forget jamming with you on songs and singing with you guys. Tommy, I won’t forget that you shared metal music with me. I also won’t forget singing with Lancelot and Jerry, listening to Dew play the guitar. In fact, I enjoyed making music and sharing music with all of you. It’s my pleasure and I deeply appreciate your talents. Keep Going! Don’t give up!!!!
Lastly, I would like to thank all of the staff and teachers in Avalon College. Also, I want to thank our lovely cook Mrs Akila. I want to apologise for being late for slush, and for sleeping in class. That’s all. Thank you, my friends.
LU, Shifan (Sophy)
Letter of Thanks from Sophy's mother
Dear Mr. Hoban and Ms. Kay,
Thank you so much for your e-mail.
I want to take this opportunity to thank you and all Sophy's teacher for being an absolutely amazing mentors and making such a positive impact on my daughter the last 3 months. With the wonderful studying and living environment the Avalon College offers, I do not think that Sophy would have made such progress and entered PLC without you.
Sophy has been excited and very happy for the last three months as well as the first three months which she left home, studying and living in Avalon College. She grows so much not only in the academic improvement; but also she is much more confident and independent. As parents, we truly believe that you offers such a supportive community focused on giving each oversea student the best education possible and your leadership provided Sophy with just that. What a positive difference your school have made in Sophy, and her future.
With you recommendation, I hope Sophy can have a good start for her Year 10 in PLC this July. I would like to thank you and all other nice teachers for your kind help and dedication to my daughter.
Many thanks and best regards,
LU, Shifan (Sophy)