Geelong Baptist College is a modern co-educational school with 250 students from Foundation to Year 12. It is established on Christian values, has an open enrolment policy and consists of a small, close-knit community where parents, students and teachers work together assisting students to pursue academic excellence.
Established in 2002, we are a young and vibrant school, located in a lovely semi-rural setting, only 10 kilometers from the centre of Geelong and run our own buses.
Families value our high educational standards, the strong academic programs, the caring community, the consistent and restorative discipline policy, the thoughtful, dedicated staff and the values and morals taught. Families know that our teachers work as a united team, encouraging and supporting each other, focusing on student needs. Parents see that teachers have a genuine interest in their children and that they go beyond mere classroom teaching, valuing each individual student and their particular life journey.
The fees are all inclusive and include sibling discounts of 20% and 40%. Please refer to our College Website for further details.
We believe that schooling should be a positive, stimulating experience where every student can explore and develop their individual abilities in a safe and challenging environment.
The College aims to develop in students the ability to:
demonstrate initiative, self discipline, integrity and compassion in their life style
be proud of oneself and withstand peer, and other pressures
work hard, and to strive for success in personal life, in further education and in employment
be responsible, confident, respectful and reliable young adults
THE COLLEGE CURRICULUM
All areas of the curriculum are covered including programs which address appropriate issues and needs. We ensure learning is relevant and engaging. Emphasis is placed on a balance of physical health, personal well-being and scholarship.
* In Secondary, we have a strong focus on assisting students to attain an understanding about future pathways and careers. We continue to offer Year 10 Work Experience.
WHAT WE OFFER
VCAL courses in addition to VCE courses
Year Nine Program for one day a week in Semester Two
Community partnership with Saddle On - enhancing students physical and personal well being, including team skills, resiliency and self esteem through horse riding, BMX biking, archery and hands on work skills.
EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
Sporting teams, music groups, public speaking, debating, subject-specific competitions
At times, special programs are run (eg Book Week, Multicultural Day) to ensure students of all ages meet and learn from each other.