An inter-denominational day and boarding school for girls and boys from Pre-preparatory to Year 12.
Huntingtower is a school community with an enormous heart. The spiritual basis of our school pervades all we do, although we do not teach religion. Our great desire is to do good for all. Our students come from a diverse range of backgrounds and all bring with them a desire to learn, to contribute to their community and to give to the world. We focus on everyone’s spiritual nature as a reflection of Love.
Our students are provided with outstanding facilities and teachers. Our environment is one which encourages excellence at every step and in every endeavour. We identify their unlimited ability as expressions of divine Mind; they all have infinite intelligence.
If you are able to visit Huntingtower you will see happy teachers, happy, joyous students and many happy families. Our high expectations on behaviour and attitude go hand in hand with academic achievements which place us amongst the most successful schools in Melbourne.
Holy Family School is a part of a Catholic faith community, which recognizes the development of the whole person and accepts the challenge to encourage and develop positive attitudes to faith, life and learning in all students.
To ensure all students learn and experience success, we strive to:
Huntingtower is an independent, multi-denominational, co-educational day and boarding school for primary and secondary students. It is based on the principles of Christian Science, which emphasise man's spiritual and unlimited nature. Huntingtower sees each child as expressing all the qualities of God, including Truth, Life, Love and infinite intelligence.
Established in 1927 and set in 22 acres of park-like grounds, the school emphasises the importance of the individual student by holding class sizes at 25 and by providing a wide range of activities for student involvement.
In the Huntingtower community, high moral standards are expected. Our students are encouraged to be sensitive to the needs of others and to treat their peers and teachers the way they themselves would choose to be treated.
Avila College enjoys an excellent reputation in the local and broader community. Whilst relatively young in terms of our history, over the last 46 years we have built up a rich tradition, culture and ethos, and our school is highly regarded as an educational institution, one where students are both nurtured and challenged.
We are very proud of our Catholicity, we proclaim this publicly, and we ensure that our Catholic ethos and traditions are part of everyday life at the College.
In bringing our young people to a knowledge and understanding of the Church’s teachings, we promote an awareness of contemporary, social issues and provide an opportunity for a response, be that response in the form of community service in the local community, working nationally to support disadvantaged groups (Santa Teresa trip) or responding to immediate crises internationally.