Education Week: Enrol now!

May 19, 2022 BY

Places at Geelong College are in high demand with parents encouraged to enrol children five years before preferred year of entry.

With unprecedented growth in our region places at The Geelong College, and other schools, are becoming harder to get.

“Even though school, or for some families, secondary school might seem a long way off, the time to enrol your child is now so that you are able to secure a place at a school of your choice,” principal Dr Peter Miller explains.

“At The Geelong College we have significant waitlists at almost all year levels for 2023 and 2024, and demand continues to be high for the years beyond that.

“It is a privilege for us to serve the Geelong community, and to see such high demand for our school instils a sense of pride, but it does bring with it disappointment for some as there are a finite number of positions available.”

The Geelong College now recommends enrolling at least five years before your preferred year of entry, so at birth or soon after for Early Learning and Foundation, or Year 1 for Year 7 entry.

The Geelong College understands that for families moving to the area, or for boarding families, this may not be possible and will endeavour to assist with places where possible.

Applications are processed in date order approximately two years prior to the entry year, with current siblings and the children of Old Collegians receiving priority.

The College’s award-winning Junior School, which opened in 2020, has allowed the school to increase intake numbers from Early Learning to Year 3.

If you are considering a Geelong College education for your child, the College encourages parents to consider enrolling in Junior School where, for 2023 and beyond, there are limited places available.

Join the Geelong College for an Open Day to experience The Geelong College difference.

Find out more at tgc.vic.edu.au.

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