Our students are empowered with a desire to learn and grow as individuals, and to become connected local and global community members who respect the rights of all – Learn, Grow, Connect
Our community believes passionately in state education and education as a human right. Our objectives in achieving our vision are;
· providing a challenging academic curriculum
· learning and connections beyond the classroom
· celebrating our learning endeavours
· teaching and encouraging critical and reflective thinking
· encouraging independent and creative thinking
· fostering a sense of belonging
· developing diverse and positive relationships
· promoting a sustainable future
· developing agile, self-confident and resilient learners
Growth and striving – we grow and aspire to learn by innovating and collaborating together
Equity and integrity – we all have access to a broad range of opportunities that are inclusive of our diverse community.
Care and respect – we care for each other, we act respectfully and support each other in doing our best .
We are immensely proud of the achievements of our 2021 VCE students who have again demonstrated our focus on maintaining the consistently productive and cooperative learning environment at our school.
Emphasis is placed on student success through provision of a comprehensive curriculum, a broad range of elective studies and extensive VCE offerings. Challenging enrichment and enhancement programs, together with opportunities for personal development and leadership training cater for a variety of individual needs and enable students to develop social and intellectual strengths. University enhancement programs, acceleration and access to extension studies ensure specialist student talents are enriched and nurtured in an environment of encouragement, motivation and celebration. Glen Eira College recognises the need for provision of both academic and vocational education. In their senior years students have access to Vocational Education and Training (VET) Programs, which enable them to gain credits toward subsequent diploma courses. A tradition of excellent VCE results ensures all graduates progress to the university and TAFE courses of their choice.
Our languages program go from strength to strength – French, French First Language, French Immersion, Japanese, Japanese Immersion and Hebrew programs continuing to gain in number.
Glen Eira College is committed to providing a safe, secure and stimulating learning environment in in which our students can reach their full educational potential in a positive school culture to engage and support them in their learning. Student wellbeing and student learning outcomes are inextricably linked, and schools should aim to promote an understanding of this link in both the school environment and in the classroom.
Glen Eira College is proud of its place in the global community with students representing over 50 ethnic groups. Intensive English Language tuition is provided at the Glen Eira English Centre and through the mainstream English as a Second Language program. International connections are encouraged through the use of electronic communications, global initiatives and overseas tours. French, Hebrew and Japanese are taught at the college.
Glen Eira College strongly encourages parent participation in college life in the belief that the partnership between parents, students and teachers is vital to student success. Regular contact is maintained with the home regarding student progress and families are encouraged to participate in the life of the college. Our Parents & Friends Association continues to grow and we are delighted with the support they provide to our community.
There will be many opportunities for our students, staff and parents to involve themselves in a broad range of activities at the college.
- Camps at all levels Year 7 – 11
- Inaugural Camp for Student Leaders
- The Swimming and Athletics carnivals
- Cross Country Run
- Student Leadership Assembly
- Cultural Diversity Week, Harmony Day and Francophonie week
- ‘Singfest’ and ‘Stringfest’ – DET music programs
- The interschool sports days sees students representing the college in a range of team sports
- International Women’s Day Activities
- Student leaders attending a range of events
- Instrumental Music Gala Nights
These are just some of the highlights. As you can see there are many opportunities to get involved at GEC.
Please keep your eye on the website to see the wonderful opportunities for students at Glen Eira College.