Hamilton and Alexandra College

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The Hamilton and Alexandra College
Coordinates 37°44′14″S 142°1′26″E / 37.73722°S 142.02389°E / -37.73722; 142.02389Coordinates: 37°44′14″S 142°1′26″E / 37.73722°S 142.02389°E / -37.73722; 142.02389
Motto Knowledge and Wisdom
Denomination Uniting Church in Australia[1]
Established 1871
Principal Mr Bruce Simons
Grades Early Learning Centre, Prep - Year 12
Gender Coeducational
Number of students 425[2]
School colour(s) Navy, Gold and Maroon
Publication The Collandrian

The Hamilton and Alexandra College is an independent, private non-profit, co-educational day and boarding school located in Hamilton, Victoria, Australia.


The college came into existence as a co-educational school in 1962[3] as an amalgamation of the former Hamilton and Western District Boys' College which was founded in 1871, and Alexandra College, founded in 1872.[4]

The school has been known as Hamilton College for most of its post amalgamation existence. In the early 21st century, the name of the college was changed to The Hamilton And Alexandra College to reflect its relationship with the former Alexandra College.


At year 11 and 12 level, the school teaches the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE).[5]

The School is Hamilton's leading educational facility[citation needed], with some of the highest Enter scores in the state. Sporting an average class size of 18.[6]

Extra-curricular activities[edit]

The school offers a range of extra-curricular activities including outdoor education, choirs, jazz bands, a string ensemble and a concert band, drama and debating.

Sports offered include rowing and equestrian.


The College has two campuses within Hamilton. The Chaucer Street Campus encompasses the Senior School accommodating students from Year 7 through to Year 12. A separate 14 hectare property, "Myrniong", contains boarding houses for both boys and girls, Junior Campus and Equestrian Centre and is situated one and a half kilometres from the Senior Campus.

Approximately 20-25% of students at the school are resident at the boarding houses.[7]


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