Diamond Valley College, Diamond Creek

Name: Diamond Valley College
Type: Secondary School
Address: Hurstbridge Road
Town: Diamond Creek
Postcode: 3089.
State: Victoria
Region Northern Metropolitan
Phone: (03) 9438 1411.
Fax: (03) 9438 1523.
Email: newsletter@dvallcoll.vic.edu.au
Website: www.dvallcoll.vic.edu.au
Pupils: 620

Diamond Valley College serves an area which stretches from the distinctive rural communities of Yarrambat, Arthurs Creek, Strathewen, Kinglake, St Andrew's and Panton Hill, to the residential areas of Hurstbridge, Wattle Glen and Diamond Creek. The College community is well defined and its students are drawn from a limited number of primary schools. The college operates an extensive transport system with 400 students travelling to school by bus.

The College is committed to building positive relationships between students, staff and parents, and supporting students in the development of mature attitudes and behaviour, self discipline and community responsibility Staff work to achieve an environment where students feel safe, supported and valued as individuals. Student leadership, participation and acknowledgement of achievement is emphasised through initiatives such as leadership training, peer support, cross-age tutoring, the House System and college awards.


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