Principal’s Welcome

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I welcome you to the North Geelong Secondary College website and I hope that by browsing around you will not only create a visual image of our College, but also develop a feeling for our school community.  However, a website does not replace a real tour of the school and meeting some of our students, parents and staff. If you are interested in visiting us to see our great school community in action, please contact us to organise a tour.

The college is located in the Northern suburbs of the City of Greater Geelong. It was initially established in 1966 at Lunan House in Drumcondra. It moved to its current site in Separation Street North Geelong in 1968. The majority of the student enrolment is drawn from the northern suburbs of Geelong. However, in the last three years the school has experienced a large increase in numbers of students from the Golden Plains (Bannockburn, Lethbridge, Teesdale, Inverleigh).

North Geelong Secondary College is a single campus co-educational 7-12 school. It provides a high quality education in a safe, supportive and challenging learning and teaching environment. A real highlight of the school is its innovative programs designed to address student individual needs. Specialist programs such as; Student Leadership, Select Entry Academic Achievers, Scholarships (Academic Excellence, Student Leadership, Community/Good Citizenship and Sporting Excellence), 7 to 12 iPad, Excellence in Sports, VCE Tutorials, The STAR Literacy & Numeracy and Homework, define how well we have adapted to modern changes in education and the growing challenges of cutting edge pedagogical programs.

The school’s high expectations (student, parents & staff) reflect community expectations and standards. Students and learning are central to our vision and what we do, and this is motivated by the recognition that our knowledge of learning and the child is not static but constantly evolving.

Our school culture and ethos is based on our  values “Respect, Excellence, Achievement and Diversity” (READ). These values are the bedrock of all school activities and continuously promoted in the wider school community.

Our logo and motto of “Strive To Achieve” reflects the motivation that drives teaching & learning and the culture of the College.

The greatest resource North Geelong Secondary College has is our people; students, parents and staff. School morale is very high and staff members are fully committed to our students and our College. Students and parents, through the annual opinion surveys, indicate that they perceive the school to be a very supportive and very safe community.

We believe in our students and have very high expectations of them. We support them in the pursuit of academic excellence, TAFE, Apprenticeships or full time sustainable employment and in the development of a belief in self-worth, acceptance of others and a strong sense of community. We celebrate success and are proud of the achievements and endeavors of all of our students.

Nick Adamou
Principal