College Vision

Charlton College’s vision is to empower students to become successful, confident and creative global citizens. This is achieved by providing all students with a high quality education to enable them the opportunity to succeed in a safe, positive and supportive learning environment. The College is also committed to embedding a culture of child safety and ensuring that policies and procedures demonstrate a zero tolerance of child abuse in the school.

College Values

  • Respect: for ourselves, each other, the environment and our community
  • Honesty: act morally and ethically with consistency between words and deeds
  • Learning: embrace learning opportunities through being responsible, active and independent
  • Optimism: being enthusiastic, persistent and resilient

College Profile

Charlton is a rural town serving a farming community situated 240 km north-west of Melbourne and 110 km north- west of Bendigo.  The township is located on the Calder Highway and the Avoca River and supported by a full range of services and facilities including a hospital, doctor, banking, sporting and recreational opportunities. The school family occupations index (SFO) is 0.50 and has remained fairly consistent.

Charlton College has extensive grounds, multi-purpose paved areas, sporting fields and extensive buildings. The College’s physical facilities include a Science and Language Centre and a Primary School for the C21 Neighbourhood and Library building.

Charlton College is a Foundation to Year 12 College with responsibility for managing the North Central Trade Training Centre, (NCTTC) and the Flexible Learning Operations, (FLO) program. The school has a student population of 145 drawn from farming and town areas.

The school has close associations with the other Cluster schools and schools in the North Central Network as well as a close association with the North Central LLEN. The Cluster employs Careers Education coordinators, (formerly MIPs) who work across the seven (7) Cluster schools, and who work closely with the LLEN.

Charlton College administers the NCTTC on behalf of the seven schools that make up this cluster. The NCTTC offers Vic Curriculum technology subjects to all cluster schools in years 9-10 and VET programs. In 2021 there are 150 VET students undertaking a range of 12 programs. The College curriculum offerings are expanded by cooperation between schools in the North Central Cluster through video conferencing links.

The College consistently ranks among the top government schools in VCE results. 

Victorian curriculum operates across years P-10.  Chinese is the language program provided by the College. The College operates three sub-sub schools for administrative purposes, F-6, 7-9 and 10-12. A comprehensive curriculum is offered from years 7-12, including VCE/VCAL and VET options.