At Alta-1 we provide a learning environment for students who have struggled to fit anywhere else. We work hard at helping our students build real and healthy relationships with their teachers, mentors and peers. Whilst we work hard to grow the academic skills within our students, we spend as much time exploring the development of emotional and spiritual tools and skills that we all need to navigate all that life throws at us.
I have worked in a number of different schools around the world and if there is only one thing that can be said about all of them – they are all different.
This may be due to so many factors, from the complexities of cultural and social demands to the simplicity of individual differences. Each student carries a unique set of experiences, knowledge and beliefs relating to themselves and their interaction with the world around them. When some of these pieces in their internal puzzle refuse to fit together the way they think they should, a conflict begins and this can then boil over into different areas in life.
Each student’s path in life is as different as his or her experiences. As students are encouraged to face their issues in a safe and structured environment, slowly the pieces of their puzzles are realigned and they can make sense of their reality. Our goal is to be a part of that journey, for as long or as short as is necessary for the individual to move to the next phase, whether that is employment, apprenticeships, TAFE training or further studies.
So again – Welcome to Alta-1 College and our prayer is that our journey, as students, parents, teachers and mentors will be a positive step forward into the rest of each of our lives.
Alta-1 College Principal
When enrolling in Alta-1, all students attend an introductory Transition course, which is designed to help students settle into a new environment; connect with staff and peers; develop a career pathway and the tools to start on that journey.
On successful completion of Transition, students commence within the mainstream program. Personal and academic growth is encouraged for each student. All students complete the endorsed curriculum council subjects and work towards their secondary school graduation.