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The Geelong College

The Geelong College

VIC, Barwon-South Western









The Geelong College is a Uniting Church coeducational school, with approximately 1,380 students from Early Learning to Year 12, and boarders from Year 7. Since 1861 we have been educating thinkers, doers and leaders, with our eyes on the future, and grounded by long-established values. We develop potential, embrace uniqueness and work together to learn the skills and attitudes needed to live a good life.

The College is one of Victoria’s finest schools, and is highly respected interstate and overseas for its academic achievements, broad and innovative learning opportunities, and experienced, committed and dynamic teachers.

This open and inclusive learning community serves the needs of young people and their families through a diverse range of pathways and experiences. Each student is encouraged to achieve their best, and to explore their passions which helps them to prepare for a changing future. The College is passionately coeducational, and believes that girls and boys learn and lead best together.

The College Vision for Learning identifies and integrates a series of capabilities into all learning experiences, projects and co-curricular opportunities. Identity, Creating, Communicating, Enterprise, Creativity, Thinking and Contributing are the capabilities young people need to develop to become independent and informed global citizens, and to learn how to learn. This underpins everything we do.

Diverse, challenging and nurturing programs at all levels of the school encourage and inspire our learners to be positive contributors to the world. From the Reggio Emilia inspired Junior School, the Middle School, which includes the Enviro Garden immersion in Year 4, the Year 5 Designing the future program and the Year 6 Media program, and at the Senior School, with approximately 40 VCE subjects available and a rich co-curricular program including APS sport, Drama, Music, Expeditions, Debating and Public Speaking opportunities, there is something to inspire everyone. 

Find out more! Tours can be arranged at a time and day that suits your family. Open Days are held each term and include an opportunity to meet the Principal and teaching staff, and to experience our school, classes and activities guided by students. 

Key facts

School uniform

School Uniform

The uniform is compulsory and enforced

Number of students

Total enrolment: 1302
Up to Year 6: 396
In high school: 906
In Year 12: 136

Gender in depth

Other requirements

Boarding school

Offer IB

Accepts international students

Offers VCAL

Offers VET

Our Curriculum

Subjects overview

Subjects overivew

Math classes: streamed
English classes: mixed
LOTE taught:
Chinese, French, Latin

Senior secondary subjects overview

Senior Secondary Subjects overivew

39 VCE level 3/4 studies
230 VCE students

Senior secondary programs overview

Senior Secondary programs overivew

6 VET program(s) available
25 VET students

How our students performed in Year 12

VCE Results

Scores of 40+ 15%

Median Score 33

Satisfactory completions of VCE 100%

Satisfactory completions of VET 94%


Bachelor enrolled 90%

TAFE/VET enrolled 2%

Apprentice/Trainee 5%

Employed 3%

Activities and Support staff



63 music options
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41 sporting activities
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211 other clubs, activities and services
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Support staff

Support Staff

108 support staff
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Accelerated learning

Support Staff

3 accelerated learning
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Support Staff

7 extracurricular
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School Details

Principal: Dr Peter Miller

Talbot St Newtown VIC 3220
399 Aberdeen St Newtown VIC 3220
Minerva Rd Newtown VIC 3220

Tel: (03) 5226 3156

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