The Geelong College is a Uniting Church coeducational day and boarding school with approximately 1,400 students aged three to eighteen, including 100 boarders. The College is situated on two campuses in central Geelong, southwest of Melbourne, and has strong links to the beautiful surrounding coastal and rural areas.

Our Purpose

The Geelong College aims to provide an inspiring education where all students can learn how to learn, flourish, be innovative and aspire to futures that harness their many skills and abilities.

We aim for our students to be respectful and to confidently develop their academic, emotional, physical, social and spiritual potential.

The Geelong College also seeks to provide learning experiences that shape personal development in ways that prepare students to positively contribute to society.

Our College Values

Members of the College community aspire to and are guided by these values

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Integrity with Compassion

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Community with Diversity

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Aspiration with Humility

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Respect with Grace

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Endeavour with Courage

The College Motto

sic itur ad astra which comes from Virgil’s “Aeneid” Book IX,. 641. The full quote is “macte nova virtute, puer! (blessing on your new bravery, boy!) sic itur ad astra” (this is the way to the stars). The youthful God Apollo is addressing young Iulus (the son of Aeneas), who has just shot his bow for the first time in battle and been blessed by Jupiter with a victory and means to instruct him that this is the way to further success and to his destiny.

From this we take Be of Courage. Our students are brave enough to fail and try again, to speak their minds kindly and help those who cannot, to discover who they are and live their life fully, and to listen with open minds and open hearts.

We inspire students to learn how to learn, to choose innovation and to flourish in a future where their skills and abilities can be truly harnessed by the world.

For this is the way to the stars.

The College Crest

The quartered shield depicts an open book representing learning, the Burning Bush symbolising the Reformed Church faith, a claymore signifying the College's Scottish heritage and the Southern Cross for Australia. The coronet at the top is the symbol of the British Commonwealth.

At the base of the shield is the Motto and at the top of the crest is the mythical Pegasus, taken from the Clan Morrison representing the founders of the school.