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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.  

Principal :                                    Ellie McDougall
Acting Assistant Principal :       Emma Henry
General Office hours:                8.15 am  to  4.30 pm   Monday to Friday

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.