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Primary & Secondary School in Greenvale

Aitken College is a co-educational, independent school in association with the Uniting Church. Catering for families living in the northwest region of Melbourne and provide a traditional curriculum from Preparatory to Year 12, with an emphasis on literacy and numeracy during the primary years.

Our values are Compassion, Honesty, Integrity, Kindness and Respect.
We encourage students to use their expanding knowledge as a basis for investigation, problem solving, critical thinking and creativity.

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Upcoming Events


Book Collection Day. 

Wednesday 22 January 2020 between 8:30 and 5:00pm

iPad Onboarding

Students commencing in Years 5, 6 or 7 in 2020 are required to attend the college with their device (ipad) to complete the onboarding process on Wednesday 22nd January between the hours of 8:30am and 5:00pm (same day as book collection).

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Josie Crisara Principal 

At Aitken College education is about providing opportunities and experiences for young people. There is a commitment to academic excellence and striving to achieve your personal best. Creativity is seen as an integral part of using knowledge. However, knowledge without a belief system is worthless and we encourage young people to engage in the exploration of self, community and global responsibility.

The choice of a school for your child is an important one. I warmly invite you to visit our school so that you may discover the value of an Aitken education. The best way to gain an impression is to meet the students and staff and participate in the community activities that are offered.


Our unique site is welcoming and provides opportunities for students to learn about sustainability and care for their environment. Our contemporary curriculum provides opportunities for students to focus on their learning and teachers on their teaching.


Our College motto In Mind and Spirit reflects the nurturing of educational and spiritual growth. Values such as honesty and integrity, acceptance and respect for self are seen as important. These can be supported through establishing positive relationships between all members of our community.


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Our Structure

Aitken College opened in Term 1 of 1999, and has remained steadfast in maintaining its historic and agricultural links.

The College name (Aitken) has links to John Aitken, who immigrated to Van Diemans Land from Scotland in about 1825. He sailed across the Tasman to the Port Phillip district  in 1836, bringing his sheep across to graze on pasture land in the outer limits of the area north of Melbourne. Up until the purchase of the College property from the Gambles in late 1998, the property was still a working farm. The School names (Fairview, Cumberland, Dunhelen and Brookhill) refer to property names associated with the local area and were so named by the settlers and land owners of the time. 

Fairview was a farm property owned by J. Bond (and possibly bought from John Aitken). The Cumberland estate is located near Woodlands Park. The ruins of the original homestead and some remnants of the original garden are still on the site. The Dunhelen property was built at some time after 1850. The bluestone barn still exits on the site.   The Glen Arthur property was owned by Joseph and Celia Trotman; and William, the son of Robert Shankland, a Scot who arrived in Australia in 1841 owned the property named Brookhill. 

The House names (Brodie, Cameron, Clarke and Millar) are derived from the family names of early pioneer settlers and prominent locals. The Brodies, Camerons, Millars and Clarkes have a long association with the area. The Brodie brothers bought land in the area around Mickleham to service their sheep around the 1840s. The Clarkes also bought land in the area and took over land owned by the Brodie brothers and John Aitken. The Millar family had a local involvement in the area from around the late 1860s. Donald Cameron purchased the land known as Ruthvenfield in 1848, to be later renamed by its new owner, Thomas Brunton, in the 1890s as Roxburgh Park. 

The historical links that we have maintained is a tribute to the vision of the pioneers who colonised this area.

Kerrie Neophytou

Head of Fairview

Prep – Year 2

Leanne Schulz

Head of Cumberland

Year 3 – Year 6

Francis Scuderi

Head of Dunhelen

Year 7 – Year 9

David Murphy

Head of Brookhill

Year  10 – Year 12

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The College acknowledges the traditional owners of country throughout Australia and their continuing connection to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to all Elders, past and present, of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nations

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