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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

Senior secondary subjects overview

Senior Secondary Subjects overivew

38 VCE level 3/4 studies
243 VCE students
LOTE taught to Unit 4 level:
Chinese, French, Latin,

Senior secondary programs overview

Senior Secondary programs overivew

7 VET program(s) available
28 VET students

How our students performed in Year 12

VCE Results

Scores of 40+ 19%

Median Score 34

Satisfactory completions of VCE 99%

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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Message from the Principal

It is a great pleasure to welcome people to The Geelong College, whether they be students and families visiting for the first time or past students and others returning after years away.

At Geelong College we want our young people to develop curiosity, imagination and confidence in themselves. We want them to be compassionate and caring, thoughtful of others. We want them to think and problem-solve, as well as to develop independence, and personal and social responsibility. We want them to aspire to be the best they can be.

We believe in rich learning that extends beyond knowledge, to deeper understanding and the development of wisdom. So much of that happens through learning experiences and challenges, as well as through the guidance and encouragement of highly qualified, talented and passionate staff, eager themselves to further their own learning in the interests of their students.

Dr Peter Miller

Open days

The open days listed below have been sourced from The Geelong College for 2018. Please contact the school directly using the enquiry form on the right hand side for further information.


School fees at The Geelong College

The fees outlined below have been sourced from The Geelong College for 2018. Some schools may include additional costs beyond tuition fees. Please contact the school directly using the enquiry form on the right hand side for further information.

Primary Level Fees

Grade/Year Fee
Kindergarten fees $13,196
Prep Fees $13,856
Grade 1 $16,108
Grade 2 $17,724
Grade 3 $19,140
Grade 4 $20,668
Grade 5 $22,096
Grade 6 $22,956

High School Fees

Grade/Year Fee
Year 7 $24,088
Year 8 $25,456
Year 9 $26,956
Year 10 $28,224
Year 11 $28,224
Year 12 $28,224

Boarding Fees

Grade/Year Fee
Year 7 $12,260
Year 8 $12,260
Year 9 $12,260
Year 10 $18,088
Year 11 $22,760
Year 12 $22,760

International Student Fees

Grade/Year Fee
Year 10 $38,671
Year 12 $38,671

Our Scholarships

The scholarships listed below have been sourced from The Geelong College for 2018. Please contact the school directly using the enquiry form on the right hand side for further information.

Scholarship Name Music Scholarships
Gender Name Coeducational
Eligibility All candidates for 2019 scholarships must sit an examination facilitated by Edutest at The College on Saturday 17 February 2018 and undertake an audition. Candidates must be entering Years 7 to 11 in 2019.
Amount Comment Full remission of instrumental tuition fees on one instrument and part remission of academic fees

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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