CRICOS Provider Number : 00143G
Address : 50 Biddlecombe Avenue, Corio, VIC 3214, AUSTRALIA
Website : www.ggs.vic.edu.au
School Type : Co-educational, Boarding School
Geelong Grammar School has earned a reputation as a pioneer of modern education, a community that makes a positive difference and a home of exceptional opportunities.
The School is Australia’s largest co-educational boarding school, with more than 1,500 students spread across four specialist campuses. Located on the edge of Corio Bay, students at the Corio Campus enjoy a thriving, well-resourced learning environment equipped with a chapel, specialist Art, Science, Music, Design and Technology centres, wellbeing centre (Handbury Centre for Wellbeing) featuring fitness centre, sports hall and dance studio, medical centre, cafe, and 25- metre swimming pool, a modern School for Performing Arts and Creative Education (SPACE) complex for drama, music and dance, multiple sporting ovals, libraries, dining halls, all-weather tennis/hockey courts, sailing and rowing facilities, as well as a world-class equestrian centre.
At Geelong Grammar School, our focus every day, week, month and year, is to inspire all who comprise our living and learning community with the mindset and competencies to flourish. We do this by enabling a holistic education, which prioritises learning and academic skills, as well as the values of compassion, curiosity, creativity, leadership, authenticity and perseverance.
Our rigorous academic programmes and supportive learning culture encourages our students to discover their academic gifts within the framework of developing skills, confidence and the capacity for lifelong learning.
Developed in collaboration with Professor Martin Seligman and the University of Pennsylvania, our pioneering programme focuses on cultivating positive emotions and character traits, encouraging students to lead purposeful and meaningful lives. Positive Education is taught at each year level, at every campus and across all aspects of school life.
Timbertop is our unique campus nestled in the foothills of the Victorian Alps. All Year 9 students must attend the Timbertop programme. This provides a transformational year of challenge and adventure, enabling students to develop personal skills and qualities beyond those possible in a traditional school environment.
We are a community of learners who collaborate, experiment and explore – where the curiosity of our students is more powerful than any inhibitions of fear or failure. The Creative Education framework is designed to nurture inquiry, build ‘student agency’ and ultimately enable students to be agile and adaptive in a changing world.
Curriculum and Qualification
Geelong Grammar School offers flexibility in the Year 11 and Year 12 curriculum:
- IB Diploma Program
- VCE Program
Students without parents or guardians in Australia must board at the school. The school does not allow nor provide homestay services. Each Boarding House has six academic staff: Head of House, Assistant Head of House and four other academic staff. Two of the academic staff live in apartments within the house, as does the House Assistant. Every student has an academic tutor.
Geelong Grammar School has four campuses: Corio Campus, Timbertop Campus, Bostock House and Toorak Campus. All campuses are located in Victoria, Australia,