Atwell College

About Us

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We provide high quality teaching and learning experiences that empower our students to thrive, be successful lifelong learners and resilient, prosocial citizens.

Atwell College started with Year 7 and 8 students in 2008. As a progressive school located in the suburb of Atwell, it has grown to accommodate approximately 1400 students. We strive to provide every student with the opportunity to maximise their learning to achieve their potential in a safe learning environment and transition into a meaningful, post-school pathway. At Atwell College, student learning is the focus of all that we do. Our staff strive to deliver engaging, high-impact learning to meet the diverse needs of the students in a positive and engaging environment.  The use of contemporary technology is an integral part of the teaching, learning and working environment.

Atwell College caters for students with a full spectrum of disabilities. The Kim Beazley Learning Community (KBLC) building is a purpose-built, safe facility for students with special needs. The building is equipped with a hydrotherapy pool, specialist sensory equipment and lifeskills training rooms and can cater for therapists who attend the school.

Atwell College is a Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) school. PBS is designed to support student well-being and engagement in learning. In senior school, we have a well-developed honours program that recognises student achievement across multiple categories including The Arts, Sport, Academia, Community Services and Service to the Environment. This has now been integrated into lower school to promote student achievement across all year groups.

Our high quality academic and vocational curriculum is supported by a variety of cultural, artistic and sporting specialist programs that include.

  • STEM Enrichment Program
  • AEP (Academic Enrichment Program)
  • Music Program
  • NP (Netball Program)
  • RLP (Rugby League Program)

Atwell College is a vibrant learning community where all students are provided with an array of opportunities to develop the skills, values and attitudes they need to embrace the future and thrive. Under the guidance of Principal, Kolin Van Der Wal, Atwell College's vision - to foster strong community values, self-worth and respect and concern for all.

Atwell College strives to be an active participant in the community and seeks opportunities for form partnerships which enhance opportunities for our students. Successful schooling involves a collaboration between the school, parents and community. We are all partners in the education of our students assisting in building character, strengthening social values and enabling opportunity to achieve success. Atwell College seeks all appropriate opportunities to be connected to the community through student and community interaction

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