Welcome to The Geelong College. We are a non-selective, coeducational day and boarding school from kindergarten to Year 12, which aims to provide one of the finest all-round educational experiences in Australia.
Grounded in Christian principles, we strive for individual achievement and self-fulfilment combined with concern for others.
For more than 150 years we have been helping our students “find their way to the stars” through diverse, challenging and nurturing programs where every student can develop competence, find confidence and joy in learning, and ultimately achieve a bright future.
To see how we can give your child a head start to a bright future, visit our website or phone (03) 5226 3190 to arrange a tour.
The Keith Humble Centre for Music and the Performing Arts, home to our Music, Drama and Dance programs, and our Year 4 Enviro precinct, are examples of outstanding facilities that house innovative programs.
Our-state-of-the-art Recreation Centre, and the surrounding ovals and green space, provide fitness and wellbeing facilities for the whole school community.
Our VCE results are excellent. Each year since 2009, approximately 32% of students have achieved an ATAR score of 90 or more, and an average median ATAR score of 82.67. Across the same time frame, 99.5% of our students who applied for higher education through Universities, TAFEs or Colleges have been offered a first round place.
We are committed to:
-An all-round education where every student can develop competence, and find confidence and joy in learning.
-Coeducation, which is the most natural setting for educating boys and girls. It helps to develop the equality, diversity and social competency required for a worthwhile and fulfilling life.
-Continued excellence in our teaching and learning, pastoral care programs, facilities and practices, in everything we do.
-A strong sense of community and concern for others, both locally and globally.
-Being forward thinkers who develop creative responses to an evolving world.
-A sustainable future.
We aim to bring these principles to life in all we do, and encourage our students to commit to them, and to their personal values. We nurture integrity.
Boarding has been a part of The Geelong College since its inception in 1861 and is integral to the fabric of the school. Our two very comfortable boarding houses, Mossgiel (girls) and Mackie (boys) are home to a diverse and inclusive community which includes students from country Victoria and New South Wales, the coastal towns surrounding Geelong, and from Melbourne, as well as international students from Thailand, Malaysia, China, Hong Kong and Germany. Boarders are accepted from Year 9, and the age range is generally from 14 to 18.
The boarders are in the care of qualified and passionate boarding staff, who encourage excellence and commitment to study and school activities, and a vibrant social life. Academic success is a real focus. Each week night boarders have two hours’ supervised study time when they work undistracted on homework, projects or revision. During this time qualified Academic Tutors provide learning support and House Tutors are available for additional guidance.
Life as a boarder at The Geelong College is busy, rich and fulfilling. Our program is structured, but our boarders have the flexibility and freedom to arrange their own activities and develop real independence.
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