Benalla P-12 College

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Principal's Welcome

I would like to extend to all families and friends a warm welcome to Benalla P-12 College. This is an exciting time for education in Benalla as we continue to embark on a new direction which will enhance educational excellence across all year levels. Benalla P-12 College provides a vibrant teaching and stimulating learning environment that commences with Foundation and continues through the secondary years to VCE/VCAL.

Children and young people journey through distinct stages of personal growth. To nourish our students' intellectual, physical, social and emotional well-being, Benalla P-12 College matches learning programs and levels of social and emotional care to these developmental stages. Dividing our large school into the Early Years (Years Foundation (Prep) - 4), the Middle School (Years 5-9) and the Senior School (Years 10-12) means we can organise our educational and social and emotional resources to meet the diverse interests and needs of our students.

Our highly dedicated and professional team of teachers and Educational Support staff work tirelessly to ensure that the school motto of “Committed to Excellence” is brought to life on a daily basis in all classrooms. Student achievement is monitored very closely by each teacher to cater for the individual needs of students within a culture of academic excellence.

Students at Benalla P-12 College are taught how to care and support each other, as well as respect everyone’s individual differences through the School Wide Positive Behaviour Support program, a whole of school approach. 

The school values the whole child and we strives to develop strong self-esteem, confidence and independence in all young people. Children are encouraged to develop positive attitudes to learning and to acquire skills that will equip them for their future education and pathway.

At Benalla P-12 College we aim to develop in our students a love of learning and instil the core values of Respect, Responsibility, Integrity and High Expectations. Our primary goal is to provide an excellent education for every child in every classroom. Each child is known and valued at Benalla P-12 College.


During 2018 the stage 1 building program has really taken off with the refurbishment of the Avon campus, the building of the Trades centre and the Senior School at the Faithfull Campus and also the work completed on the Faithfull street gym.  This is a very exciting time for our College and the community.

We value education as a partnership of children, staff, parents and the local community. We look forward to building our partnership, and we are excited with the directions, possibilities and opportunities for education at Benalla P-12 College.

Paul Challis 
Acting Principal