Established in 1981, Gisborne Secondary College provides a safe and stimulating learning environment for over 1200 students in the Macedon Ranges. We have an established reputation as an outstanding college in the quality of our wellbeing programs and the range of subjects and pathways available for our students. The strength of our current enrolments means that our learning programs will continue to expand over the next five years.
Year 7 and 8, our students work in purpose-built Learning centres with a core curriculum that includes English, mathematics, languages, humanities and visual arts. Our Learning Centres provide exemplary transition support, and students working in the learning centres have the opportunity to develop strong and enduring relationships with their teachers and with each other. Our parents speak at length about how connected their children feel in these learning centres, and how effective the family-college communication is.
Our Year 9 curriculum is unique in offering the ‘RAID Program’ (an acronym for our values of Respect, Achievement, Innovation and Diversity) which engages students one day per fortnight in a range of positive, diverse and stimulating activities aimed at their specific social and cognitive developmental level.
As students progress into Years 10, 11 and 12, our College offers a comprehensive range of learning experiences to meet individual needs and pathways. There are over 50 different VCE courses on offer as well as VCE-VM and VET programs. Many of our Year 10 students select VCE, VCE-VM or Vocational Education Training (VET) subjects to begin their qualifications journey.
In valuing the right of every student to reach their full potential, the College creates a positive, friendly and safe environment, which fosters self-confidence, self-efficacy and a sense of purpose and direction. Our students are well-behaved, polite, courteous and happy. We are proud of their significant achievements in science and technology, English literature, performing and visual arts and sport and take great pride in recognising student achievements in a number of ways.
Please take the time to browse through our website to get a sense of the wide variety of programs we offer. All of our policies and documents are freely available under ‘College documents’, including our Annual Report, which we present to our community in May each year at our School Council Awards evening.
I invite you to attend a college tour to see the college facilities firsthand and get a feel for the environment and culture of the college.
At Gisborne Secondary College we are preparing young men and women for living and learning.