|Denomination Uniting Church|
Principal Peter Miller
Phone +61 3 5226 3111
Motto Sic itur ad astra (Latin)
Enrolment 1,200-1,300 (K–12)
Colors White, Green, Navy Blue
|Type Independent, co-educational, day and boarding|
Founder Alexander James Campbell
Address Talbot Street, Newtown VIC 3220, Australia
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The Geelong College is an independent and co-educational day and boarding school located in Newtown, an inner-western suburb of Geelong, Victoria, Australia.
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- House system
- Geelong College Challenge
- Notable alumni
Established in 1861 by the Reverend Alexander James Campbell, a Presbyterian minister, the Geelong College was formerly a school of the Presbyterian Church of Australia and is now affiliated with the Uniting Church in Australia. The school has a non-selective enrolment policy and currently caters for over 1,200 students from kindergarten through to Year 12, including 100 boarding students from Years 7 to 12. The boarding students are accommodated in two boarding houses at the senior school campus, one for each sex. Boys reside in Mackie House, while girls reside in Mossgiel House.
The college is affiliated with the Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference, the Association of Heads of Independent Schools of Australia (AHISA), the Junior School Heads Association of Australia (JSHAA), the Association of Independent Schools of Victoria (AISV), the Australian Boarding Schools Association (ABSA), and has been a member of the Associated Public Schools of Victoria (APS) since 1908.
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Following the closure of the first Geelong Grammar, Campbell established a committee to found a new Presbyterian school. On 8 July 1861, Geelong College was officially established. The school year later started with an enrollment of 62. George Morrison was appointed the first principal and three years later became the owner of the school. The school moved to its present location in 1871. The architects Alexander Davidson and George Henderson designed its main building.
In 1908, the college returned to the ownership of the Presbyterian Church of Australia and became a member of the Associated Public Schools of Victoria (APS). Land was acquired for a new in 1946 but the new preparatory campus did not open until 1960. This particular campus became co-educational in 1974, with co-education being extended to the senior campus in 1975. The college undertook an extensive redevelopment and refurbishment of the middle school, which is on the preparatory campus, in 2012.
Talbot Street, Newtown
Aberdeen Street, Newtown
Minerva Road, Newtown
A house system operates at both the senior and middle schools. Each house is named after a significant person in the college's history. Sporting and music competitions are held between them each year.
At the middle school, there are four houses: Pegasus (white), Bellerophon (blue), Minerva (red) and Helicon (green), which meet for sporting events throughout each year. The house model is not used for pastoral care at this campus. The names of these houses originate from Roman mythology.
Secondary students of the college participate in the summer, winter and spring seasons of the Associated Public Schools of Victoria (APS) / Associated Grammar Schools of Victoria (AGSV) sport competition. Choices offered for summer sports include Badminton, cricket (boys only), softball (girls only), tennis and rowing. Winter sports include AFL football (boys only), netball (girls only), soccer and basketball. Students may also participate in a number of local competitions and the college is particularly known for its excellence and achievement in rowing competitions.
Geelong College Challenge
The Geelong College Challenge is a competition run by the college at the preparatory school campus in which government schools in the region can enter. The challenge started in 1993. Participating schools send in an entry based on the set theme and the teams with the 16 best entries are accepted. These schools then form a team of four Year 6 students (two boys and two girls). On the weekend of the challenge, the teams participate in various challenges, which include art, music, drama, technology, information technology, physical education and mathematics challenges.
Alumni of the school are known as Old Geelong Collegians and may elect to join the alumni association, the Old Geelong Collegians' Association (OGCA). Some notable Old Geelong Collegians include: