Geelong Grammar School is an independent Anglican co-educational boarding and day school. The school's main campus is located in Corio on the northern outskirts of Geelong, Victoria, Australia, overlooking Corio Bay and Limeburners Bay. Established in 1855 under the auspices of the Church of England,Geelong Grammar School has a non-selective enrolment policy and currently caters for approximately 1,500 students from Pre-school to Year 12, including 800 boarders from Years 5 to 12.
Geelong Grammar School has four campuses:
Former students of Geelong Grammar and old girls of The Hermitage and Clyde School are known as Old Geelong Grammarians (OGGs), and may elect to join the school's alumni association, the Old Geelong Grammarians Association. Former teachers include the German/Australian artist Ludwig Hirschfeld Mack.
In 2001, The Sun-Herald ranked Geelong Grammar School fourth in Australia's top ten boys' schools, based on the number of its male alumni mentioned in the Who's Who in Australia (a listing of notable Australians). Amongst the school's notable alumni are: HRH Charles, Prince of Wales, Media mogul Rupert Murdoch, Portia de Rossi, John Gorton, Prime Minister of Australia (1968–1971); HM Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin, Tim Macartney-Snape a mountaineer and author, Sultan of Terengganu (King of Malaysia), and Kerry Packer, who was Australia's richest person at the time of his death, Missy Higgins, singer/songwriter.
Geelong Grammar School provides our students with truly world class facilities for learning, co-curriculum and sport. All of our campuses are blessed with specialist, purpose-built facilities for specific year levels and curriculum areas, including modern libraries, music schools and multi-media centres.
One of the defining characteristics of our School is the extent of space we enjoy, particularly our Middle School, Timbertop (Year 9) and Senior School campuses, which cover a combined area of approximately 550 hectares. Having such space allows us to create a unique learning and living environment for our students.
Isolated and private, our Timbertop campus is more than two kilometres from the nearest public road, with facilities (including a vineyard and fully functioning farm) spread across the gentle hills of a secluded valley in the heart of the Victorian High Country.
Our Middle School (Years 5 to 8) and Senior School (Years 10 to 11) campuses are situated on over 200 hectares on the edge of Corio Bay, providing ample room to move and freedom to grow. Historic buildings, like The Chapel of All Saints and the War Memorial Cloisters, sit comfortably alongside more modern additions, including the innovative Handbury Centre for Wellbeing.
Geelong Grammar School offers a dynamic and flexible Academic Programme developed, driven and differentiated to meet the diverse needs, learning styles, and personal goals of our students, from Early Learning through to Year 12. The School’s two Early Learning/Primary campuses, Bostock House and Toorak Campus, take inspiration from the Reggio Emilia philosophy. The Toorak Campus was the first school in Victoria to introduce the Primary Years Programme (PYP) of the International Baccalaureate (IB). Timbertop, the School’s remote Year 9 campus located in the foothills of the Victorian Alps, provides students with a unique opportunity to experience a rigorous Academic Programme 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 implicit teaching of Positive Education, developed from the science of Positive Psychology, takes place at every campus and across all aspects of school life. Explicit teaching of Positive Education is delivered in Year 7 and Year 10 through specific Positive Psychology programmes written by the world’s leading research psychologists and developed in collaboration with experienced classroom teachers. Pillars of Strength and Academics
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