The Geelong College


The Geelong College is a Uniting Church coeducational school, with 1,325 students from Early Learning to Year 12, and boarders from Year 7. We are an innovative and caring community of learners committed to making a positive difference to an ever changing world.
The College is well known as one of Victoria’s finest schools, and is highly respected interstate and overseas for its student academic achievements, and its broad and innovative learning opportunities.
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 and helped 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.
With significant and rapid changes in industry, leadership and community and social structures, the College focuses on relevant learning for a future that will be very different to life as we know it. Research suggests that most students at school now will work in jobs that don’t currently exist, will live and work in three different countries and have six career changes. To thrive, they will need to be good decision-makers, strong communicators, be able to think through major issues, to inquire and solve problems, and be ready to show the world what they have to offer.
The new 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.
Diverse, challenging and nurturing programs at all levels of the school encourage and inspire our whole community 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.
Geelong College students are well cared for at every stage of their development by experienced, committed and dynamic teachers. The TripleR wellbeing program works hand in hand with other learning programs to create a nurturing environment through which young people develop resilience, confidence, personal responsibility and the desire to make a difference.
Diversity is highly valued at the College and students and staff from across the state, the country and the globe are welcomed. We share cultures, languages, faiths and values, to make our school community a dynamic, interesting and exciting place to learn.
Because people learn at different paces and in different ways, individual needs are identified and an engaging and supportive environment is created through a variety of approaches to learning. Students receive the help they need to accomplish set tasks and are given opportunities to extend and challenge themselves, in and out of class, and through a range of interest groups and learning programs. Independent project works further extends, challenges and supports students to explore and develop passions, to collaborate with group members or mentors, and to be responsible and resilient throughout the process.
Based on two city campuses, but linked to the beautiful surrounds of Geelong and the Surf Coast, southwest of Melbourne, the College learning spaces and facilities bring together history and modern design. The Keith Humble Centre for Music and the Performing Arts, home to Music, Drama and Dance, the dynamic Middle School learning spaces and the renowned Enviro precinct, are examples of outstanding facilities that support exciting and innovative programs. The state-of-the-art Recreation Centre, and the surrounding ovals and green areas, foster fitness and wellbeing in the whole school community.
Scholarship applications are welcomed from students who believe they can make a positive contribution to our learning community. Academic, Music and Boarding Scholarships are offered from Years 7 to 11. Scholarship exams and auditions are conducted in February for entry into the following year.
Find out more! Tours with our Registrar 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.
Visit or phone (03) 5226 3156 to arrange a tour.