Why this College?
North Geelong Secondary College is dedicated to providing a learning environment that values excellence, is respectful of all members of the community and which inspires each individual to achieve their full potential, and to become a confident global citizen in a changing world.
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
- Improving Literacy and Numeracy
- Student Motivation and Attendance
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
The college participates in all competitions conducted by the Bellarine and Barwon Divisions of School Sport Victoria including swimming, athletics, cross country, soccer, football, netball, volleyball, cricket, basketball, baseball, badminton, softball and tennis. Staff members are enthusiastic and make a strong commitment to sports coaching. Students have experienced individual and team success at the Geelong, Western Metro Region and State levels.
At North Geelong Secondary College, we value the camping experience very highly, due to the benefits of socialisation, team work and fun. Many friendships are forged and strengthened during the camping experience as students work together in a variety of challenging, fun and team building activities.
An important element of the Year 7 Transition Program at North Geelong Secondary College is the Year Level camp that is held early in Term One. Students spend 3 days (2 nights) at the Burnside Camp in Anglesea, engaging in activities that include surfing, horse riding, ropes courses, and team problem solving tasks.
The Year 8 Year Level camp is focused on socialisation, team work, and initiative exercises. Held in Term Two, students travel to the DOXA Malmsbury Campsite near Kyneton. During the four day Camp experience, the students work together in a variety of challenging and fun activities, such as orienteering, bushwalking, low ropes courses, and team problem solving tasks.
Students Leaders in Year 9 and Year 10 attend the Alpine Leadership Camp, which is held during Term Three. The students participate in a five day camp which can involve up to 3 days of skiing activities. Students are given the opportunity to experience both cross country and downhill skiing. Along with the skiing, the camp will have a heavy focus on building leadership capacity. Our main aim is to give our future leaders the tools that will ready them for life outside of the school setting.
Students in the Senior Outdoor Education courses have opportunities to participate in camps and an extensive range of outdoor programs, including a Year 12 Ski Camp.
Year 9 and 10 students also have the opportunity to participate in an interstate camp to Queensland during Term Three, where Social Studies, Geography and History are the main teaching and learning focus.
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.