Northern Bay College was formed in 2011 as a result of a merger of nine schools into one multi-campus College. Our aim is to provide a supportive, co-ordinated and consistent approach to the education and wellbeing of children and young people enrolled in government schools in the Corio/Norlane area. 2015 aims to be an outstanding year for our College as we consolidate the practices of our first four years.
The process of regeneration of the Corio and Norlane government schools began in 2006 to ensure young people and their families in the northern suburbs of Geelong had access to high quality education in world class facilities.
Vision: Our vision is to instil community commitment, confidence and high expectations in lifelong learning by:
Our Commitment: Northern BayCollege is a strong learning community which relies upon all its local community to work together to achieve a common goal: a positive educational experience for our young people with individualised pathways leading to employment or further education. We focus on providing a safe, secure and well-resourced learning environment which caters for the individuality of our young people. Our specialised Science and Art building, VCE and VCAL Centres, as well as access to the Geelong Industry Trade Training Centre, provide outstanding environments for learning. Universities, the Gordon and a wide range of organisations and foundations support our work.
Enrolment: Northern Bay College provides lots of opportunities for its students from the moment of enrolment and every campus regardless of size strives to take students and their families on the learning journey. Much of the journey is involved in the regular curriculum where our individual learning commitment and flexible structure enables student to learn at their own level at their fullest potential. That potential we see as our work.
In addition to the core learning areas we have extensive programs to capture engagement in different learning preferences and strengths such as a vibrant performing arts program across the campuses. Opportunities to learn regardless of background, ethnicity, culture and language are where we excel. In later years life experiences often seen as unachievable are made possible in some of our programs. These include but are not limited to a Year nine Program nine week Heroes Journey; Hands on Learning in years 9 and 10 ; access to the Year nine Skilling The Bay Tertiary Futures program; Generation G where Year 10 experience life outside of Victoria by embarking on a week-long trip overseas; an ASPIRE programs at Years 8 and 10 for University bound students; Work currently is taking place on an innovative Principals Recommendation Program allowing easier access into a university degree course.
We welcome you to our College and trust that association with us is a productive and rewarding one.