Our History

We have a culturally diverse and rich history.

Collingwood College is a government Prep to Year 12 (P-12) school that was established in 1882.

Located in the inner-city suburb of Collingwood, Collingwood College has a rich history and is a culturally diverse school with over 800 students. Embracing our core value of diversity, we have up to 80 international students from countries such as Vietnam, Cambodia, China, Thailand, Indonesia, Korea, and more.

Collingwood College is a warm and welcoming school with a strong commitment to partnerships with parents and the wider community. The academic, social, emotional, and physical development of each child lies at the heart of our educational process.

Our commitment to high achievement

The main campus of our school is arranged with two sub-schools; Primary and Secondary. The design of each sub-school is appropriately tailored to be a nurturing environment for children at each stage of their development.

Our secondary students have access to a breadth of subject choices through a co-operative arrangement with Fitzroy High School and a joint provision of senior programs, including VCE, VET, and VCAL.

We’re excited to announce that our joint campus, Wurun, is now open specifically for our Senior Students and those students in year 10 that are undertaking an enhancement.

Additionally, Collingwood College provides an English Language Centre to support eligible international and English as an Additional Language (EAL) students. We also host an additional specialist campus — the Collingwood Alternative School, which provides educational opportunities to students through a hands-on learning program or Operation Newstart.

Our value for creativity

Collingwood College offers a range of co-curricular programs including the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden, instrumental music, visual and performing arts, and outdoor education. We have integrated programs to support students; including extension, intervention, and integration. The college also has strong international links with partner organisations including six sister schools in China. Together with our sister schools, we regularly host visits from students and teachers of international schools.

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