Geelong Grammar School

Geelong Grammar School, Corio 3214 VIC

Student Attendence Rate

2013

98%Student Attendence Rate

  • Enrollments1415
  • Non-English Speaking20%
  • Top Quarter68%
  • Bottom Quarter2%

2012

97%Student Attendence Rate

  • Enrollments1433
  • Non-English Speaking14%
  • Top Quarter57%
  • Bottom Quarter8%

2011

0%Student Attendence Rate

  • Enrollments1429
  • Non-English Speaking14%
  • Top Quarter0%
  • Bottom Quarter0%

2010

96%Student Attendence Rate

  • Enrollments1430
  • Non-English Speaking0%
  • Top Quarter0%
  • Bottom Quarter0%

NAPLAN Ranking - Primary Schools

2013

Rank 167 Primary Schools In VIC

  • Overall 72
  • Reading 71
  • Writing 68
  • Language 67
  • Numeracy 79
2012

Rank 166 Primary Schools In VIC

  • Overall 73
  • Reading 76
  • Writing 71
  • Language 70
  • Numeracy 76
2011

Rank 136 Primary Schools In VIC

  • Overall 77
  • Reading 84
  • Writing 72
  • Language 72
  • Numeracy 81

NAPLAN Ranking - Secondary Schools

2013

Rank 71 Secondary Schools In VIC

  • Overall 76
  • Reading 74
  • Writing 81
  • Language 69
  • Numeracy 79
2012

Rank 45 Secondary Schools In VIC

  • Overall 83
  • Reading 88
  • Writing 87
  • Language 68
  • Numeracy 85
2011

Rank 59 Secondary Schools In VIC

  • Overall 81
  • Reading 81
  • Writing 88
  • Language 71
  • Numeracy 83

VCE Ranking

2013

Rank 74 2013 VCE Ranking

  • Exams Sat 220
  • Median Score 33
  • 40+ Subjects% 13
  • 48+ Students% 2
  • Number of 50 4
2012

Rank 80 2012 VCE Ranking

  • Exams Sat 221
  • Median Score 32
  • 40+ Subjects% 11
  • 48+ Students% 3
  • Number of 50 4
2011

Rank 95 2011 VCE Ranking

  • Exams Sat 196
  • Median Score 32
  • 40+ Subjects% 10
  • 48+ Students% 3
  • Number of 50 5
2010

Rank 83 2010 VCE Ranking

  • Exams Sat 201
  • Median Score 32
  • 40+ Subjects% 11
  • 48+ Students% 3
  • Number of 50 2

Independent ELC-12 Coeducational , Boarding School

School TypeCombined
Address

50 Biddlecombe Ave , Corio VIC 3214 Australia


Nearby House Sold Price
Phone03 5273 9307
Website www.ggs.vic.edu.au...
GenderCoeducational
ReligionAnglican

Key Facts

Uniform

The uniform is compulsory and enforced

Size

1561 students,
505 up to Year 6,
1056 in secondary (Big)
203 in Year 12
220 in VCE level 3/4 Units
6 in VCE VET
139 taking IB Diploma;

Gender

44% girls

Overview of the Curriculum

Math classes are streamed.
English classes are of mixed ability.

Languages: Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Spanish

Overview of senior secondary subjects

34 VCE level 3/4 studies, VET programs available;

LOTE taught to Unit 4 level: Chinese, French, German, Japanese

Selected senior secondary results

13% study scores of 40+;
median study score of 33;
satisfactory completions of VCE 100%, of VET 68%

Overview of IB Diploma

17 IB subjects on offer;
Languages; Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Spanish

Selected senior secondary IB results

95% of IB student successfully obtained an IB diploma
with 27% of IB students achieving an IB score of 40+

Activities and Support

14 music options; 46 sporting activities; 28 other clubs or activities; 13 support staff.

Destinations

92% to university
5% to TAFE
3% to work

Message from the Principal

Geelong Grammar School is dedicated to education that can transform a child's experience of the world.

- Stephen Meek (Principal).

Our School

Geelong Grammar School is an independent Anglican coeducational boarding and day school. Established in 1855, the school has built an international reputation as a pioneer of modern education, reinforced through the recent introduction of Positive Education, a transformational approach to learning developed from the science of Positive Psychology. As Australia’s largest coeducational boarding school, Geelong Grammar provides a unique learning and living environment, spread across five distinct campuses. The school’s philosophy of education is dynamic and continuous, from our early learning centres to Year 12. Our rigorous academic programs create wonder, curiosity and a desire to learn.

• Toorak Campus, Melbourne
  3-year-old ELC to Year 6 — Day students

• Bostock House, Newtown, Geelong
  3-year-old ELC to Year 4 — Day students

• Middle School, Corio, Geelong
  Years 5 to 8 — Day, day boarding, weekly boarding and full boarding students

Timbertop, near Mansfield
  Year 9 — Full boarding students

Senior School, Corio, Geelong
  Years 10 to 12 — Day boarding and full boarding students

Positive Education

We developed Positive Education from the science of Positive Psychology in collaboration with Professor Martin Seligman and his team from the University of Pennsylvania. Positive Education focuses on cultivating positive emotions and character traits, encouraging our students to find purpose and lead engaged and meaningful lives. It is taught at each year level, at every campus and across all aspects of school life.

Curriculum

Geelong Grammar School offers a dynamic and flexible curriculum from Early Learning through to Year 12. The School’s two early learning/primary campuses, located in Toorak and Geelong, provide the building blocks for a love of learning. The Toorak Campus was the first school in Victoria to introduce the Primary Years Programme (PYP) of the International Baccalaureate (IB). Dedicated classroom teaching of the school’s revolutionary Positive Education program begins at our Middle School campus. Timbertop, the school’s remote Year 9 campus located in the foothills of the Victorian Alps, is an exceptional educational adventure that provides students with the opportunity to experience a demanding academic program alongside a challenging outdoor education stream. Senior School students have the choice of the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or the International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma for entry into tertiary study. The academic results of our Year 12 students, 18.3 per cent of whom were in the top 5 per cent of the state in 2011, are testament to the first-class teaching and facilities at each of our five campuses.

Co-curricular activities

Geelong Grammar School offers more than 100 co-curricular activities, from drama, dance and debating to cooking, community service and environmental projects. The school has a proud sporting tradition and offers a wide spectrum of sporting pursuits, including rowing, AFL, rugby, soccer, athletics, sailing, swimming, equestrian and tennis.

Pastoral Care

Our focus is on developing students spiritually, emotionally and physically as well as academically — helping them discover and develop their strengths so that they can strive for success and lead engaged and meaningful lives. Geelong Grammar is recognised as the leading school in Australian coeducational boarding, preparing students for the dynamic of the modern world through enabling boys and girls to live and learn alongside each other.

Academic Scholarship

For entry into Years 7 to 11. Awarded for academic excellence. Based on an exam and an interview.

Costs

Covers up to 50 per cent of tuition fees and boarding fees for the duration of enrolment.

Gender

Coeducational

Contact Details

Ms Kathy Bee, Scholarship Secretary (03) 52739307

Choral Scholarship

For entry into Year 10. Must have choral or vocal experience and be musically literate. Based on an audition.

Costs

Provides minimal financial assistance for the duration of enrolment.

Gender

Coeducational

Contact Details

Ms Kathy Bee, Scholarship Secretary (03) 52739307

Music Scholarship

For entry into Years 7 to 11. Awarded for musical excellence. Based on an audition and AMEB level.

Costs

Covers up to 50 per cent of tuition fees and boarding fees for the duration of enrolment.

Gender

Coeducational

Contact Details

Ms Kathy Bee, Scholarship Secretary (03) 52739307

Old Geelong Grammarian's Scholarship

For entry into Years 7 to 11. Open to children and grandchildren of Old Geelong Grammarians, Clyde House or the Hermitage House. Based on a financial assessment, an application, school reports and an interview.

Costs

Covers up to 50 per cent of tuition fees and boarding fees for the duration of enrolment.

Gender

Coeducational

Contact Details

Ms Kathy Bee, Scholarship Secretary (03) 52739307

Sir James Darling Memorial Fund Scholarship

For entry into Years 7 to 11. Awarded for excellent all-round abilities in academia, sport and co-curricular activities. Based on a financial assessment, an application, school reports and an interview.

Costs

Covers up to 50 per cent of tuition fees and boarding fees for the duration of enrolment.

Gender

Coeducational

Contact Details

Ms Kathy Bee, Scholarship Secretary (03) 52739307

Sport Scholarship

For entry into Years 10 and 11. Must have 3 seasons of sport. Based on sporting achievements, a financial assessment, school reports and an interview.

Costs

Amount varies depending on financial need. Tenure is for the duration of enrolment.

Gender

Coeducational

Contact Details

Ms Kathy Bee, Scholarship Secretary (03) 52739307

Map And Street View

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Contacts

  • 50 Biddlecombe Ave , Corio VIC 3214 Australia
  • 03 5273 9307
  • website

Corio, VIC 3214 (60.40 km to CBD)

Median House Price

$369,500

Median Unit Price

$242,500

Surrounding Suburbs