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We cater for the diversity of students by providing a broad VELS based curriculum for Years 7 to 10.  We emphasise the development of numeracy, literacy and computer skills.  For many years, the wide range of co-curricular activities has been the strength of Ararat College.  
Our students are offered a breadth of opportunities through;


  • Sport - House level, Wimmera, Western Victoria, State level.

  • Music - Instrumental music tuition, stage and brass bands.

  • Public speaking and debating.

  • College musical production - held annually since 1984.

  • Leadership - Student Leaders, house captaincy, college production.

  • Camps and extended excursion programs from Years 7 to 12.

  • Outdoor education programs to develop initiative and self reliance.

  • Work Experience Program in Year 10.

  • Welfare program.

  • Academic and vocational programs.

The friendly and supportive learning environment is a valued feature of our college.  Our teachers endeavour to make learning purposeful, challenging and relevant through individual and group work.  There is a quiet working atmosphere in our college where teachers seek to promote respect, openness and sensitivity of others in a caring positive environment that nurtures our students in forming appropriate values.  

Ararat College is committed to Child Safety (Ministerial Order No.870) and takes all reasonable steps to ensure that the safety of our students is paramount.

Principal :                         Mr  Geoff Sawyer
Assistant Principal :        Ms  Janine Adams
General Office hours:    8.15 am  to  4.30 pm   Monday to Friday