The Geelong College


The Geelong College

Infobox Aust school private
name = The Geelong College


motto = " _la. Sic Itur Ad Astra"
(Latin:"Thus is the way to the stars")
established = 1861
type = Independent, Co-educational, Day and Boarding
denomination = Uniting Church
slogan =
key_people = Dr. Pauline Turner (Principal)
Rev. Alexander James Campbell (Founder)
fees = AU$9,936–17,188 p.a (Day)
AU$24,488–33,564 p.a (Boarding)cite web |url=http://www.geelongcollege.vic.edu.au/skillsEDIT/clientuploads/22/2008%20Fee%20Schedule.pdf |title= 2008 Fees Schedule |accessdate=2008-02-06 |format=PDF |work=Admissions |publisher=The Geelong College]
city = Geelong
state = Victoria
country = Australia flagicon|Australia
coordinates = coord|38|9|5|S|144|20|18|E|display=inline,title
enrolment = ~1,185 (K–12)cite web |url=http://www.geelongcollege.vic.edu.au/skillsEDIT/clientuploads/22/SPR_Brochure_final_270607_1.pdf |title= School Performance Report - 2006 |accessdate=2008-02-06 |format=PDF |work=News, Events & Publications |publisher=The Geelong College]
num_employ =
revenue =
colours = Navy Blue, White and Green color box|#000080color box|#FFFFFFcolor box|#008000
homepage = [http://www.geelongcollege.vic.edu.au www.geelongcollege.vic.edu.au]

The Geelong College is an independent, co-educational, day and boarding school, located in Newtown, an inner-western suburb of Geelong, Victoria, Australia.

Established in 1861 by Reverend Alexander James Campbell, a Presbyterian minister, The Geelong College was formerly a school of the Presbyterian Church of Australia, and is today affiliated with the Uniting Church. The school has a non-selective enrolment policy and currently caters for approximately 1,185 students from Kindergarten to Year 12, including 95 boarders from Years 9 to 12.

The college is affiliated with the Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference,cite web |url=http://www.hmc.org.uk/schools/international.htm |title=International Members |accessdate=2008-03-11 |work= HMC Schools |publisher= The Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference] the Association of Heads of Independent Schools of Australia (AHISA),cite web |url=http://www.ahisa.com.au/Display.aspx?tabid=3245 |title=Victoria |accessdate=2008-02-05 |year =2008 |work=School Directory |publisher=Association of Heads of Independent Schools of Australia] the Junior School Heads Association of Australia (JSHAA),cite web
url = http://www.jshaa.asn.au/victoria/directory/index.asp|title = JSHAA Victorian Directory of Members|accessdate = 2008-02-05|year = 2007|work = Victoria Branch|publisher = Junior School Heads' Association of Australia
] the Association of Independent Schools of Victoria (AISV),cite web|url = http://services.ais.vic.edu.au/ebiz/customerservice/schooldetails.aspx?ID=171|title = The Geelong College |accessdate = 2008-02-05|year = 2007|work = Find a School|publisher = Association of Independent Schools of Victoria] the Australian Boarding Schools Association (ABSA),cite web|url = http://www.boarding.org.au/site/school_detail.cfm?schID=161|title = The Geelong College |accessdate = 2008-02-05|year = 2005|work = Schools|publisher = Australian Boarding Schools Association] and has been a member of the Associated Public Schools of Victoria (APS) since 1908.

History

Following the closure of the Geelong Grammar, Reverend Alexander James Campbell, a Presbyterian minister, established a committee to found a new Presbyterian school. On Monday 8 July 1861, the school was officially established by Campbell in Newtown. George Morrison was appointed the first Principal, and three years later, he became the owner of the School. The school moved to its present-day location in 1871.

In 1908, the College returned to the ownership of the Presbyterian Church of Australia, and became a member of the Associated Public Schools of Victoria (APS). Land was acquired for a new campus in 1946. A new Preparatory campus opened in 1960. In 1974, the College accepted girls for the first time.

Principals

Campuses

* Senior School - Years 9 to 12Talbot Street, Newtown
* Preparatory School - Years 4 to 8Aberdeen Street, Newtown)cite web |url=http://www.geelongcollege.vic.edu.au/display.asp?entityid=3674#M2 |title= The Geelong College Contact Us |accessdate=2008-05-09 |work=Community |publisher=The Geelong College]
* Campbell House - Years Kindergarten to 3Minerva Road, Newtown

Geelong College Challenge

The Geelong College Challenge is a competition run hosted at The Geelong College Preparatory School, where government schools in the region can enter.Schools send in an entry based on the set theme, and the teams with the sixteen best entries are accepted. These schools then form a team of four Year 6 students (two boys and two girls).On the weekend of the Challenge, the teams participate in various challenges, which include Art, Music, Drama, Technology, Information Technology, Physical Education and Mathematics challenges. The winner in 2008 was Wallington Primary School.

Notable alumni

Alumnus of The Geelong College are known as Old Geelong Collegians, and may elect to join the schools alumni association, the Old Geelong Collegians Association (OGCA).cite web |url=http://www.geelongcollege.vic.edu.au/display.asp?entityid=3995 |title= Old Geelong Collegians' Association (OGCA) |accessdate=2008-02-06 |work=Community |publisher=The Geelong College] Some notable Old Geelong Collegians include:

;Academic
* Sir Robert Honeycombe – Emeritus Professor of Metallurgy, Cambridge University, UK
*Dr. John Marden – First Headmaster of The Presbyterian Ladies' College, Sydney (1888–1919), and Pymble Ladies' College (1916–1919); Pioneer of women's education; Presbyterian eldercite encyclopedia| last = Dougan| first = Alan| encyclopedia = Australian Dictionary of Biography| title = Marden, John (1855 - 1924)| url = http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A100396b.htm?hilite=John%3BMarden| accessdate = 2008-02-06| edition = Online | year = 1986| publisher = Melbourne University Press| volume =10| location = Melbourne| pages = pp.407-408]

;Business
*Don Kendell – Founder of Kendell Airlinescite web|url = http://www.freewebs.com/ansett/kendell.htm |title = History of Kendell Airlines |accessdate = 2008-02-05|work = Kendell |publisher = Ansett Australia Limited]

;Entertainment, media and the arts
*Russell Boyd – Cinematographer: "Picnic at Hanging Rock", "Gallipolli", "Crocodile Dundee"
*John Duigan – Film Director/Writer
*Gideon Haigh – Journalist and author
*Robert Ingpen – Artist, writer, and illustrator
*George Ernest Morrison – Australian adventurer; Correspondent for "The Times" Pekingcite web|url = http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/racs2004/abstract.asp?id=17028 |title = George Ernest Morrison |accessdate = 2008-02-05|year = 2004 |work = Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Annual Scientific Congress |publisher = Royal Australasian College of Surgeons]
*Guy Pearce – Actor

;Medicine and science
*Sir Frank Macfarlane Burnet – Winner of the Nobel Prize for Medicine

;Politics, public service and the law
*John Button – Federal Politician in the Hawke Government
* Sir Arthur Coles – Former Lord Mayor of Melbourne; First Chairman of Australian National Airlines (TAA)
*Robert Doyle – Liberal Party politician; Member for Malvern in the Legislative Assembly (1992–2006); Leader of the Victorian Opposition (2002–2006)cite web|url = http://www.parliament.vic.gov.au/re-member/bioregfull.cfm?mid=88 |title = Doyle, Robert Keith Bennett |accessdate = 2008-02-05|year = 2004 |work = re-member |publisher = Parliament of Victoria]
* Major General Sir James Harrison – Former Governor of South Australia
* Fergus Stewart McArthur MP – Federal Member for Corangamite (Liberal Party)
*Sir Gordon Stewart McArthur – Liberal Party politician, President of the Victorian Legislative Council (1958–1965), grazier and barristercite encyclopedia| last = Wright| first = R.| encyclopedia = Australian Dictionary of Biography| title = McArthur, Sir Gordon Stewart (1896 - 1965) | url = http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A150187b.htm?hilite=geelong+college | accessdate = 2008-02-06| edition = Online | year = 2000 | publisher = Melbourne University Press| volume =15| location = Melbourne| pages = pp.152-153]
*Sir William Gilbert Stewart McArthur – Supreme Court Judgecite encyclopedia| last = Young | first = J. McI.| encyclopedia = Australian Dictionary of Biography| title = McArthur, Sir William Gilbert Stewart (1861 - 1935) | url = http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A100189b.htm?hilite=geelong+college | accessdate = 2008-02-06| edition = Online | year = 1986 | publisher = Melbourne University Press| volume =10| location = Melbourne| pages = pp.195-196]
*Justice Bernard Teague – Supreme Court JudgeFact|date=April 2008

;Religion
*Thomas Henry Armstrong – First Bishop of Wangarattacite encyclopedia| last = McVilly| first = David| encyclopedia = Australian Dictionary of Biography| title = Armstrong, Thomas Henry (1857 - 1930)| url = http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A070694b.htm?hilite=geelong+college| accessdate = 2008-02-06| edition = Online | year = 1979| publisher = Melbourne University Press| volume =7| location = Melbourne| pages = pp.95-96]

;Sport
*Tim Callan – Current AFL footballer for the Western Bulldogs
*Tim Clarke – Current AFL footballer for the Hawthorn Hawks
*Edward Curnow – Current AFL footballer for the Adelaide CrowsFact|date=April 2008
*Edward Greeves – Winner of the inaugural Brownlow Medal for the best and fairest player in the Victorian Football League (1924)
*Lindsay Hassett – Captain of the Australian Test cricket team from 1949 to 1953
*Lachlan Henderson – Current AFL footballer for the Brisbane Lions
*John Neil McArthur – Horse racing identitycite encyclopedia| last = Young| first = J. McI.| encyclopedia = Australian Dictionary of Biography| title = McArthur, John Neil (1857 - 1917) | url = http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A100685b.htm?hilite=geelong+college | accessdate = 2008-02-06| edition = Online | year = 1986| publisher = Melbourne University Press| volume =10| location = Melbourne| pages = pp.195-196]
*Edward Russell Mockridge – Olympic Cyclistcite encyclopedia| last = Hazlehurst| first = Cameron| encyclopedia = Australian Dictionary of Biography| title = Mockridge, Edward Russell (1928 - 1958) | url = http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A150448b.htm?hilite=geelong+college| accessdate = 2008-02-06| edition = Online | year = 2000| publisher = Melbourne University Press| volume =15| location = Melbourne| pages = p.385]
*Ian Redpath – Australian Test Cricketer
*Will Schofield – Current AFL footballer for the West Coast Eagles
*Paul Sheahan – Australian Test Cricketer; Former Headmaster of The Geelong College, and currently Melbourne Grammar School

References

Further reading

* Notman, G.C. & Keith, B.R. 1961. "The Geelong College 1861-1961". Geelong College Council, Geelong.
* Deakin University. 1979. "Portrait of the Geelong College: Continuity and Change in an Independent School". Deakin University, Waurn Ponds, Vic. ISBN 0868280097.

See also

* List of schools in Victoria
* List of schools in Victoria, Australia according to 2006 VCE results
*List of boarding schools

External links

* [http://www.geelongcollege.vic.edu.au Geelong College website]


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