Charles La Trobe P-12 College has a long running commitment to ensuring that they uphold strong communication channels with all parents.

This includes providing tools for parents to stay informed with their child’s Attendance, reporting and teacher communication with our Online Student Management Tool (SMT) Parent Portal, providing fortnightly newsletters to stay informed with all school events and holding School Council Meetings which are open to all parents.


Charles La Trobe College invites you to familiarise yourself with the educational opportunities we provide for your child by contacting the College

  • The College encourages parents to participate in both formal and informal information evenings, parent/teacher interviews, music performances and drama productions.
  • Parents have the opportunity to contribute to the school council and council sub-committees.
  • We regard communication as a two- way process between the family and the college. Avenues for communication exist in the student diary, newsletter, post-home newsletter, college web site, Student Management Tool (SMT) and email.
  • Telephone enquiries are welcome at all times. Contact: (03) 9223 1400)
  • Tours of the College are conducted weekly on Wednesdays and Fridays.
  • Newsletters are posted online and parents may choose to receive email notification of new newsletters.

Children Learning

At Charles La Trobe P-12 College we set a high standard of appearance. All Students are expected to be in full school uniform every day.Read More

Access a range of College policies covering attendance, access, uniforms, communication, reports and more.Read More

Compass is a College wide communication tool for all students, parents and teachers, parents are able to keep up-to-date with school news, check attendance, log or approve absences and communicate electronically with teachers.Read More

The College School Council meetings are held on Tuesday Evenings starting at 6:00PM. The meetings are held regularly each term. All parents are welcome to sit in on the meeting.Read More

Official bell times and terms dates for the current year and years ahead.Read More

The College Parent Payment Policy covers payments for essential education items, optional extras and voluntary financial contributions that schools may request, and the parameters, terms and conditions within which these requests may be made.Read More

Before and After School Care for primary school students is provided by EXTEND and located at the La Trobe Campus (Waiora Road). The program offers a range of quality activities.Read More

Prospective Year 7 students are invited to apply for an academic scholarship of $1000. Applications close in August of each year.Read More

While the majority of parents agree homework is important, there is a great deal of variation in regard to parent expectations about the kind and amount of school work that should be completed at home.Read More