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Geelong Grammar School

Geelong Grammar School

VIC, Barwon-South Western




Sector

Sector
Independent

Level

Level
Combined

Coeducational

Gender
Coeducational

Anglican

Religion
Anglican

Key facts

  • Approximately 1500 students (ELC to Year 12)
  • Approximately 850 boarders
  • Boarding compulsory in Year 9 (Timbertop)

Coeducational boarding and day school, ELC to Year 12

Geelong Grammar School believes boarding nurtures valuable life skills, building confidence, resilience and selfreliance. Recognised as the leading school in Australian coeducational boarding, Geelong Grammar School prides itself on providing an all-round education. Boarding immerses our students in an environment that develops the whole student and promotes strong relationships during these crucial growth years. Our Corio campus is home to over 600 boarders, and each boarding house is a vibrant community, bringing together young people from different backgrounds, different cultures and different countries, teaching them to live and learn together. Geelong Grammar School offers a unique educational adventure, and boarding at Middle School (Years 5 to 8) best prepares students for Timbertop, our remote Year 9 campus located in the foothills of the Victorian Alps.

Positive Education

Positive Education is a transformational approach to learning developed from the science of Positive Psychology by Martin Seligman and his team at the University of Pennsylvania. Geelong Grammar School has integrated this approach into its way of teaching, focusing on cultivating positive emotions and character traits, encouraging students to find purpose and lead engaged and meaningful lives. Positive Education is taught at each year level, at every campus and across all aspects of school life. Explicit teaching is delivered in Year 7, Year 9 and Year 10 through specific Positive Psychology programs written by the world’s leading research psychologists and developed in collaboration with experienced classroom teachers.

Pastoral care

Geelong Grammar School focuses on developing students spiritually, emotionally and physically as well as academically — helping them discover and develop their strengths so that they can strive for success with confidence and optimism. There are three boarding houses in Middle School (Years 5 to 8) and eight boarding houses in Senior School (Years 10 to 12) — approximately 80 per cent of Senior School students are boarders. Each house has a resident Head of House (and his or her family), a Deputy Head of House, three tutors (who are also teachers at the school) and a full-time assistant. Year 12 students have their own campus-style combined study/bedroom. Year 11 students generally share bedrooms and study rooms, while younger students are in dorm-style accommodation. All houses have common rooms, computer work areas, tennis courts and other games and recreational facilities.

Geelong Grammar School
50 Biddlecombe Avenue, Corio VIC 3214
Enquiries: (03) 5273 9307
Email: admissions@ggs.vic.edu.au
Website: www.ggs.vic.edu.au

Key facts




School uniform

School Uniform

The uniform is compulsory

Number of students

Total enrolment: 1437
Up to Year 6: 348
In high school: 1089
In Year 12: 205

Gender in depth

Other requirements




Boarding school

Offer IB

Accepts international students

Offers VCAL

Offers VET

Our Curriculum




Senior secondary subjects overview

Senior Secondary Subjects overivew

37 VCE level 3/4 studies
206 VCE students

Senior secondary programs overview

Senior Secondary programs overivew

1 VET program(s) available
3 VET students

How our students performed in Year 12




VCE Results

Scores of 40+ 7%

Median Score 31

Satisfactory completions of VCE 99%

Destinations

Bachelor enrolled 56%

TAFE/VET enrolled 4%

Apprentice/Trainee 4%

Employed 12%

Activities and Support staff




Music

Music

14 music options
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Sport

Sport

46 sporting activities
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Other

Other

24 other clubs, activities and services
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Support staff

Support Staff

13 support staff
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School Details

Principal: Ms Rebecca Cody

Addresses:
50 Biddlecombe Ave Corio VIC 3214
Private Mail Bag Mansfield VIC 3272
14 Douglas St Toorak VIC 3142
139 Noble St Newtown VIC 3220

Tel: (03) 5273 9200

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