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Geelong Grammar School

Yrs 5 - 12 | Boarding and Day

Address:

50 Biddlecombe Avenue,

CORIO Victoria

Australia, 3214

Telephone: (03) 5273 9200
E-mail: ascott@ggs.vic.edu.au
Web: http://www.ggs.vic.edu.au
Twitter:@GeelongGrammar

Principal: Stephen Meek


  • Head of Boarding Contact Information

    Name: Amanda Scott
    Telephone: (03) 5273 9200
    E-mail: ascott@ggs.vic.edu.au

    Number in School: 1531
    Number of Boarders: 847


    Geelong Grammar School is Australia’s largest co-educational boarding school. Spread across five specialist campuses, it is a non-selective school of about 1,500 students, including more than 800 boarders. The School boasts an international reputation as a pioneer of modern education. Timbertop, a remote campus in the foothills of the Victorian Alps, exposes the School’s Year 9 students to intellectual, physical and emotional challenges under demanding environmental conditions, where they connect to their personal strengths, develop confidence and learn the value of co-operative endeavour.

    The School’s Positive Education programme is developed from the science of Positive Psychology in collaboration with Professor Martin Seligman and his team from the University of Pennsylvania. It focuses on cultivating positive emotions and character traits, encouraging students to find purpose and lead engaged and meaningful lives. Positive Education is taught at each year level, at every campus and across all aspects of school life. The School also offers more than 100 co-curricular activities, from ballet to Zumba and from chess to wood turning plus a wide spectrum of sporting pursuits from clay target shooting, fencing, sculling to pilates, and many community service activities.

  • co-ed