Preparing students for the challenges ahead

May 12, 2023 BY

Geelong High School's Theatre Studies VCE course is one of the leading courses in the region.

Founded in 1910, Geelong High School was the first government secondary school in the Geelong region, and was fought for by the people of Geelong who felt that a high quality education is a right that all young people should have.

Since then, as a school community we have helped countless students into top class universities and careers locally, across Australia and internationally.

Many of our families have a long history with the school and as we move into the next phase of our development with new buildings, a renewed focus on high quality teaching and learning, and an even stronger culture of improvement and challenge, we invite new families to join our long tradition of excellence and achievement.

The school’s motto “Vitae Nos Parat” means “Prepares Us for Life” and captures the spirit and ethos of the school community.

Its focus is not only shared across academic, sporting and pathway aspiration, but equally upon building the character strength and learner capabilities to become respectful, lifelong learners able to succeed in an increasingly competitive and changing world.

Some of Geelong High School’s key strengths are the wide range of subjects offered at VCE, the electives available in Years 9 and 10, and the opportunity to accelerate for students looking for extra challenge.

Our VET Dance program is one of the best in the state and it culminates each year in a performance celebrated across Geelong.

Geelong High School is inviting new families to join its long tradition of excellence and achievement.


Our Theatre Studies VCE course is one of the leading courses in the region, with exceptional productions and a range of performances across the year taking place in the school’s majestic Shenton Theatre.

Students also regularly accelerate in Sciences, Mathematics and Humanities and our PE electives in 9 and 10, plus our outstanding Outdoor Education programme continue to offer challenge and extension for our students.

We also offer electives such as Advanced English in Year 10, and the Geelong Positive Education Program which is a community service outreach subject in Year 9 that helps students develop the skills to give back to the community.

We also offer a growing range of extra-curricular activities, specialising in instrumental music lessons, inter-school sports teams, a growing sports extension programme, debating, Student Representative Council and House leadership roles.

A strong Wellbeing team is also in place to support students, and our Positive Education Program continues to build the skills students need to actively participate and feel a sense of belonging to their community.

We look forward to welcoming you to our community of tradition, aspiration, and excellence.

Head to our website at to find out more about what we have to offer, and how to enrol your child at Geelong High.

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