The Geelong College

The Geelong College

Newtown VIC, Barwon-South Western

The Geelong College is a Uniting Church coeducational school, with approximately 1,450 students from Early Learning to Year 12, and boarders from Year 7.

Since 1861 we have challenged our students to Be of Courage through their actions, thoughts and words, to work hard and to make a difference in some way every day.

We inspire students to learn how to learn, to choose innovation and to flourish in a future where their skills and abilities can be truly harnessed by the world.

For this is the way to the stars.

The college is one of Victoria’s finest schools and is highly respected interstate and overseas for its student academic achievements, its broad and innovative learning opportunities, and its 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 co-educational 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, Thinking and Contributing are the capabilities young people need to develop to become independent and informed global citizens. 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 at an open day! Meet the principal and teaching staff, and experience our school, classes and activities guided by students.


At The Geelong College, we welcome scholarship applications from students who will both make the most of the opportunities offered at the college, and make a positive contribution to our community.

Each year we offer Academic, Boarding, General Excellence and Music scholarships from Years 7 to 11 and encourage diversity and excellence at the college through

this program. Means-tested scholarships and scholarships for Old Collegians are also available, and from time-to-time we offer other types of scholarships.

The fee remission offered to each candidate (other than where stated in the scholarship descriptions) is at the discretion of the principal. Students from regional areas are encouraged to apply for scholarships in addition to Boarding (such as Academic, General Excellence and Music).

Some scholarships are for students who would otherwise not be able to attend the college for financial reasons and are therefore means-tested. If you indicate on the application form that you would like to be considered for a means tested scholarship, you will be asked to provide financial details with your supporting documentation. Please see the Scholarships tab on our profile for more information.

Key Facts

School uniform

The uniform is compulsory

Number of students

Total enrolment: 1307
Up to Year 6: 385
In high school: 922
In Year 12: 146

Gender in depth

Female: 43.3%

Male: 56.7%

Other Requirements

Boarding school

Offers IB

Accepts international students

Offers VCAL

Offers VET

Our Curriculum

Subjects Overview

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

Senior secondary subjects overview

41 VCE level 3/4 studies
251 VCE students

Senior secondary programs overview

9 VET program(s) available
24 VET students

How our students performed in Year 12

Academic Results

Scores of 40+: 16%

Median Score: 33

Satisfactory completions of VCE: 100%

Satisfactory completions of VET: 95%

Activities & Support Staff

Accelerated learning

Accelerated learning (3)


Activities (219)


Extra-curricular (21)


Music (82)


Sports (42)

Support Staff

Support Staff (128)

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School Details









Principal: Dr Peter Miller


Minerva Rd Newtown Victoria 3220

399 Aberdeen St Newtown Victoria 3220

Talbot St Newtown Victoria 3220

Tel: (03) 5226 3111

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