North Geelong Secondary College

Five questions you need to ask when choosing a Secondary School
Every school is different and offers different learning opportunities for students. So, as parents and guardians, it is essential to ask the following five questions when finding the right school for your children:
1. What are the College’s values?
At North Geelong Secondary College (NGSC), our values are Respect, Excellence, Achievement and Diversity. These values are upheld through our culture of high expectations and embedded in our teaching and learning programs which promote every student’s right to learn.
2. What are the facilities like?
At NGSC, we are proud to offer new and refurbished, state-of-the-art facilities for our students, including:
Traditional enclosed classrooms fitted with SMART TVs and interactive touch screens
Brand new technology wing Masterchef Kitchen, and science laboratories
Specialised visual and performing arts spaces
Expansive library
Outstanding sporting facilities, including synthetic turf surfaces
100% air-conditioned teaching spaces.
The Sanctuary is an area designed to assist new Year 7 students in their transition to secondary school. This area houses their lockers, provides a picturesque area to use during breaks that is separate to the rest of the College population and is central to the Junior Sub School Office, Year Level Coordinators and Student Wellbeing.
3. What will my child be learning?
At NGSC, we have a fully-documented curriculum which means that teaching and learning is carefully planned and mapped, taking into account students’ individual needs and progress. Student learning is also supported by:
iPads and access to AARNet (data speeds up to 1Gbps)
Select Entry Academic Learning (SEAL) Program
STEM Program
Excellence in Sports Program
ACE and STAR Literacy and Numeracy Intervention Programs.
Beyond the transitional classroom, students also have the opportunity to be involved in:
Outdoor Education
Human Powered Vehicle
Annual College Production
International exchange programs.
4. What support is there for my child?
At NGSC, we provide the following academic and wellbeing support:
ACE and STAR Literacy and Numeracy support programs
Wellbeing Team with experienced social and youth workers
Doctors in Schools Service onsite
Lunchtime clubs including Jewelry Making, Anime, Woodwork, Chess Coding, Karaoke, Dance and Yoga.
5. How will my child be prepared for work and tertiary studies?
At NGSC, our experienced Pathways Team, ensures students have the opportunity to select courses that best suits their strengths and interests, whether it be VCE, VCAL, VET subjects and/or SBATs. We ensure all students have a viable post-secondary pathway, whether it be further study or full-time, gainful employment.
For more information on what NGSC has to offer your child, we invite you to attend our Information Evening on Wednesday March 20th or contact our Transitions Leader, Katina Astles on 5240 5800.
North Geelong Secondary College
Principal, Nick Adamou