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The Geelong College

The Geelong College

VIC, Barwon-South Western









With almost 100 boarders, The Geelong College offers a family-style boarding experience that encourages friendship, independence and academic excellence. Boarding life is rich and fulfilling, combining homework, sport and other co-curricular activities, with time to relax. 

Each week night, boarders have two hours of study time with specialist academic tutors available to assist them. Students focus on their studies without the distraction of phones or access to social media during study time, which is important for productivity. Geelong College boarders do exceptionally well academically.

Our boarding community is diverse and inclusive, with students from country Victoria and New South Wales, the coastal towns and farming areas surrounding Geelong, and from Melbourne, as well as international students from Thailand, Malaysia, Laos, China, Hong Kong and Germany. With such a broad range of people, boarders learn greater understanding and respect of different cultures and backgrounds.

The College has two separate boarding houses, just minutes from the school. Mossgiel, the girls’ house, has units where girls from different year levels live together in single or double rooms with shared bathrooms, lounges and kitchenettes. Mackie, the boys’ house, has single rooms with shared bathrooms that look out over the oval. Both boarding houses have informal areas where boarders can watch television, play games, table tennis or billiards, and entertain friends after school. On weekends, house activities including trips to the coast, the football, to Melbourne, the theatre or laser tag are arranged. Other times boarders will arrange their own activities within their house or with friends.

Find out more! Tours can be arranged at a time and day that suits your family. Open Days are held each term and include an opportunity to meet our Principal and teaching staff, and to experience our school, classes and activities guided by students. 

Visit or phone (03) 5226 3156 to arrange a tour.

Key facts

School uniform

School Uniform

The uniform is compulsory

Number of students

Total enrolment: 1319
Up to Year 6: 389
In high school: 930
In Year 12: 147

Gender in depth

Other requirements

Boarding school

Offer IB

Accepts international students

Offers VCAL

Offers VET

Our Curriculum

Subjects overview

Subjects overivew

Math classes: streamed
English classes: mixed
LOTE taught:
Chinese, French, Latin

Senior secondary subjects overview

Senior Secondary Subjects overivew

29 VCE level 3/4 studies
147 VCE students

Senior secondary programs overview

Senior Secondary programs overivew

2 VET program(s) available

How our students performed in Year 12

VCE Results

Scores of 40+ 15%

Median Score 33

Satisfactory completions of VCE 100%

Satisfactory completions of VET 94%


Bachelor enrolled 90%

TAFE/VET enrolled 2%

Apprentice/Trainee 5%

Employed 3%

Activities and Support staff



88 music options
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45 sporting activities
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242 other clubs, activities and services
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Support staff

Support Staff

128 support staff
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Accelerated learning

Support Staff

3 accelerated learning
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Support Staff

23 extracurricular
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School Details

Principal: Dr Peter Miller

Talbot St Newtown VIC 3220
399 Aberdeen St Newtown VIC 3220
Minerva Rd Newtown VIC 3220

Tel: (03) 5226 3111

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