A new $20.5 million redevelopment is providing a welcome boost to Geelong High School’s commitment to prepare students for life.
Stage one, comprising of a new year 7 facility, music and dance rooms, and a refurbished hall is now operating at the school.
A second stage, including a new library, canteen, IT rooms, classrooms and administration areas is scheduled for completion in mid-2019.
A third and final stage will see a new arts facility and VCE Study Centre ready for occupation in 2020.
The redevelopment reaffirms the 109-year-old school’s commitment to its motto vitae nos parat or “It Prepares Us for Life”.
The School Vision is that “Geelong High School is a positive and creative learning community that embraces its history and prepares students for life,”
About 110 staff, including 75 teachers, encourage the school’s 970 students to develop respectful relationships and strive to achieve their full academic and personal potential.
In 2013 Geelong High School introduced Positive Education, based on the elements of positive psychology, to build a strong culture of optimism.
Teachers support students to strive for their best through innovative and engaging teaching programs such as the Geelong Positive Engagement Program (GPEP), Respectful Relationships and Reading Plus.
Leadership, student voice and agency are an integral part of the school culture, with opportunities to lead as school captains, in sports, performing arts, sustainability and more.
Leadership amongst students is actively encouraged and celebrated at all levels with students being given the opportunity to be involved in the decision making processes of the school.
Principal : Glenn Davey
• First and oldest government secondary school in Geelong since 1910
• Calm and orderly school environment conducive to learning
• Broad and engaging curriculum including Positive Education, music, performing arts
• Leading school dance program in Geelong
• Home of the Shenton Theatre