In 2019, Newcomb Secondary College celebrates 50 years of creating positive futures in Geelong. The College offers a future-focused curriculum within an environment which nurtures holistic student wellbeing and engagement. Our teaching and learning structures accommodate a broad range of individualised goals and needs through well-resourced literacy and numeracy supports and an emphasis on student agency and career action plans.
The College is proud to have been the first Australian-based school to offer a P-Tech Program. This enables students to participate in stakeholder-supported pathways to learning and employment within science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) related industries. Through a partnership with the Gordon TAFE and key members of the Geelong business community, the College is ensuring that our school leavers are equipped with the skills needed for success in workforce of the 21st century. Within the College, this is reinforced through our GROW (Getting Ready for the Outside World) curriculum, which leads our agenda for students to pursue positive future pathways and features a unique digital capability partnership with the Gordon TAFE called Skillsbuilder.
We are also committed to students maximising their personal growth through broad participation in a range of extra-curricular programs. Students develop confidence, teamwork, and leadership through their involvement with our renowned Music Program, culminating in a number of celebrated public performances and the annual Band Tour. The annual College Bike Tour is also a chance for students to test their mental and physical resilience, in conditions which often result in the forging of lifelong friendships between the participants of the tour.
Visitors to our College are always impressed with its open, modern and light-filled learning spaces, along with its vibrant and inclusive atmosphere. We invite you to contact us and organise a tour to see for yourself these qualities within our proud school community.
P-TECH (Pathways in Technology)
Newcomb Secondary College is proud to host Australia’s first P-TECH program, a collaborative partnership between education and industry. This program provides pathway opportunities for students to gain a nationally accredited qualification in addition to their regular secondary school education. It also provides mentor assisted workplace experiences with one of our key industry partners.
Currently our P-TECH stakeholder partners include Barwon Health, GMHBA, Opteon Property Group, IBM, Challenge Meats, SC Technologies, Blood Toyota, Tribal Group, Bendigo Bank, Analytical Micro Labs, BioLab, The City of Greater Geelong and the Royal Geelong Yacht Club. Students are able to build their personal capacities and develop the skills required in the modern workplace through engaging a supported work placement within these industry-leading organisations.
P-TECH supports our school leavers in being equipped with the attributes and confidence required for them to excel within the workforce of the 21st century. Further information about P-TECH can be sought via the Skilling Australia Foundation, which has been engaged by the Federal Government to oversee the partnership initiative, or by visiting the Newcomb Secondary College website.