North Geelong Secondary College is a single campus school that has a traditional classroom structure supported by an innovative curriculum. The school places high expectations on academic endeavour and student behaviour.
The College has committed and highly skilled teachers who encourage students to build positive and individual identities, helping them to develop the confidence and self-esteem that leads to individual learning success. Our staff supports students to become self-assured young adults ready to pursue their interests, hopes and dreams. Our students are supported in their learning by well-maintained, refurbished and new facilities. The school’s manicured gardens and quiet eating places are complemented by a canteen, outdoor covered area and outdoor furniture. We also have a number of state-of-the-art synthetic turf surfaces for students to play a range of sports including soccer, volleyball, tennis and netball.
Our students are privileged to enjoy:
- New flexible learning spaces in our Language Centre
- Learning areas equipped with the latest ICT facilities, including access to laptops and iPads as well as Smart TVs and Smart Boards
- Access to Australian Academic Research Network (AARNet), Australia’s leading online digital platform with data speeds up to 1Gbps
- An extensive well-resourced library
- Plentiful, well-maintained outdoor sporting grounds
- A creative art and technology complex which houses food and technology kitchens, studio art, ceramics and woodwork studios
- Gym and outstanding sporting facilities.
North Geelong Secondary College, holds the following values: Respect, Excellence, Achievement and Diversity
- We demonstrate Respect, tolerance and fairness to each other
- We strive for Excellence, in everything we do
- We show integrity at all times by being open and honest
- We take pride and celebrate our Achievements
- We value critical thinking, creativity and risk taking in our learning
- We appreciate and celebrate our Diversity
- We show leadership by taking responsibility and being committed to our vision and to each other.
The year 7 – 10 curriculum is based on the new Victorian Essential Learning Standards. There is a core program in years 7 and 8 and an elective program in years 9 and 10. The years 7 and 8 curriculum provides student with a solid foundation for future learning by building sequential knowledge and skill development in English, Mathematics, Science, Social Education and Languages Other than English (German and Japanese). The school has a vibrant arts, technology and design program where students enjoy a range of creative learning experiences. The Health and Physical Education program places a strong emphasis on active participation and promotes lifelong healthy life styles.
Year 9 students are required to undertake core studies in subject disciplines. They also have opportunities to select from a broad range of arts, technology and language subjects. Students are encouraged to progressively take more responsibility for their own learning. There is a strong emphasis on building interdisciplinary skills in communication, inquiry based learning, problem solving and using Information and Communication Technology. This curriculum effectively assists students in the development of a global perspective and active citizenship. In Year 10 students have the opportunity to select subjects which are future focused reflecting their further study options. Year 10 students also have the opportunity to choose a VCE or VET subject to enhance their experience with future University, TAFE or Apprenticeship pathways. In year 11 and 12 students have access to a broad range of VCE and Vocational Education and Training (VET) subjects and may choose pathways from the VCE and VCAL programs.
The college is proud of recent improvements in school facilities
- A fresh new look of the buildings, which have been rendered and painted in the school colours
- A brand new Building Education Revolution (BER) Language Centre
- A state of the art Information, Communication and Technology Centre, decked out with Apple computers
- Spacious school grounds with parkland areas, basketball courts, shaded courtyards and student gardens
- 95% of classrooms have audiovisual technology
- Modern Food Technology and Science classrooms
- Refurbished updated Library
- Drama Centre
- A brand new Piazza next to the school canteen
- A refurbished Year 7 Sanctuary area
The Department of Education & Early Childhood Development provided the college with a grant to install 3 wheelchair access ramps to allow wheelchair access to all classrooms. Ramps were constructed to provide access to the main Classroom wing (C), in the Arts wing (B) and in the Technology building (E). These ramps have been installed and accessibility to all buildings have improved.
The college promotes student activities in:
- Year 9 Student Leadership program – Gnurad Gundidj
- Australian subject competitions in English, Maths, Science, Geography, History, Languages
- Student exchange trips to Germany and hosting exchange visits by student from Germany
- Soroptimists Girls’ Leadership Program
- Red Cross Student Leadership Program for students who are from multicultural backgrounds
- Lion’s Youth of the Year Program
- Geelong Mock Court
- Chess Championships
- Young Achievers Business Skill Program
- Science and Maths Challenge programs at Deakin University
- Australian Student Leadership Conference
130 Separation Street,
03 5272 1756
03 5240 5899