NGSC Newsletter

18 October 2019
Issue Sixteen
Other School News
North Geelong Secondary College
03 5240 5800
130 Separation Street
North Geelong, Victoria, 3215


Key Dates

22 October            Last day for Year 12 students

                                   Farewell  Whole School 

                                   Assembly (Period 3)

                                   Year 12 Graduation

23 October            Geelong Cup Public Holiday

25 October            Multicultural Day Festival

30 October to

15 November         VCAA Exams

11 November         Year 11 Study Day

12-15 November   Year 11 Exams

18 November          Year 10 Study Day

18-22 November    Year 11-12 Orientation week

19-21 November    Year 10 Exams

22 November           Last Day Year 11 students

25-28 November     Year 10-11 Orientation week

29 November            Assessment & Reporting Day

2-6 December           Year 7 & 8 Swimming Program

11-13 December      Years 7 - 9 Activities

16 December             Awards Presentation Evening

Mr Nicholas Adamou


Welcome back to Term 4

Welcome back to our final term for the year. I hope everyone had a relaxing school break. Term 4 is always a very busy one for all schools and our school is no exception.  As our Year 12 students are getting ready for their final VCE exams or VCAL final panel interviews, the teachers are working around the clock to ensure any last minute work is handed in, corrected and any advice is provided to our students, ensuring their success. 


Our school calendar this term is very busy with major school events coming up:

  • Year 12 Graduation Evening, 22 October,
  • Multicultural Day Celebration, 25 October 
  • Assessment and Reporting (Student Free Day) 29 November
  • VCE Examination period, 30 October to 20 November 
  • English & EAL VCE exams, 30 October 
  • Years 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 Semester 2, examination period, 12 November to 28 November (Examination timetables will be distributed to all Year Levels in the coming weeks)
  • 2020, Year 7 Parent and Students Information evening, 6:00 pm, Monday, 9 December
  • Two-day Grade 6 to Year 7 Orientation Program, 10 and 11 December
  • College Awards presentation evening, Monday 16 December
  • Years 7 to 9 Student Activities, Wednesday, 11 to Friday, 13 December 

Please ensure that you mark these dates in your calendars/diaries. More details will be disseminated to students and parents soon through the school’s Compass communication system.

Treaty, It's Time

The First People’s Assembly of Victoria is being set up this year. It will constitute the voice of The First People’s working towards Treaties. 


On Thursday, 10 October, John Eren, State Member for Lara and First People's Assembly Elections Officer Ms Hayley Couzens, visited the school and spoke to a number of Koori and Torres Strait Islander students aged 16 and older in Years 10 to 12, regarding the importance of participating in the voting process. 


The discussion was around the understanding of the need for a Treaty and the importance of Koori and Torres Strait Islander young people to enrol to vote their representatives. These representatives will work with the government to create the framework for Treaty negotiations, set up the Treaty Authority (an independent umpire) and also set up and administer the Self-Determination Fund, which will support negotiating parties to be on a more equal footing with government. 


Scholarship Program

North Geelong Secondary College is committed in providing the best educational, cutting edge programs to the wider community.  The school is also committed to providing the best possible transition program from primary to secondary school.


Scholarships are awarded for two years commencing in Year 7 and then reviewed in Year 9. The scholarship program promotes outstanding commitment of Primary School students who have displayed a strong involvement in their College Community. The College looks for outstanding young people who are exceptional in different areas and possess personal values that will contribute positively to the life of the College.

The Year 7 and 8 scholarships are to the value of $5000. The scholarships cover the following items:

  • Full value of school fees in Years 7 and 8
  • iPad
  • Full school uniform including a school blazer and a tie
  • Year 7 and Year 8 Camps
  • All books and materials for Years 7 & 8 
  • All excursions and extra–curricular activities for Years 7 & 8
  • Scholarships are available in the following areas:
  • Academic Excellence

The Academic Excellence Scholarship is available to students with an exemplary academic record who have demonstrated outstanding application and achievement in one or more of English, Mathematics or Science, together with a strong performance in general studies. 


Student Leadership
The Student Leadership Scholarship is available to students who have demonstrated leadership skills. The successful applicant(s) will have excellent communication skills, display initiative, and have a passion to motivate, delegate, guide and direct fellow students.


Community (Good Citizenship)
The Community (Good Citizenship) Scholarship is available to students who have made a significant demonstrable contribution to their community. The successful applicant(s) will display a strong social conscience as well as an outstanding work ethic and behaviour. 

Sporting Excellence
The Sporting Excellence Scholarship is available to keen sportspersons who have shown outstanding aptitude and personal achievement in one or many sporting field(s). 

The Arts 
The Arts scholarship is available to students who have displayed excellence and shown commitment in one or more of the Arts (such as; Drama, Music, Dance, Visual Arts). Successful applicants should have a record of involvement in all aspects of primary school life in addition to artistic talent.

2020 Year 7 Scholarship presentations 

  • Academic Excellence Scholarship: Ryan Hasan, Ashby Primary School
  • Student Leadership Scholarship: Jacinta Furlong, Manifold Primary School  
  • The Community (Good Citizenship) Scholarship:  Noah Woods, Manifold Primary School
  • The Arts Scholarship: Samuel Bolton, Newtown Primary School 
  • Sporting Excellence Scholarship: Phoenix McCleish, Rollins Primary School 

Sporting Excellence Scholarship:
Phoenix McCleish, Rollins Primary School

Congratulations to Phoenix McCleish for her outstanding achievements as the recipient of the Sporting Excellence Scholarship! On Friday, 11 October, I attended the Rollins Primary School whole school assembly, where I presented Phoenix with her scholarship.

Phoenix has made an outstanding contribution to the Rollins Primary School community. She has demonstrated the following achievements and skills:

  • Phoenix is passionate about Sports, especially Athletics, Netball and Dance and has developed enormous levels of respect from the wider Primary School community. She is someone who enjoys a challenge.
  • She has competed in the State Relays, Regional Athletics and this year, she won the Athlete of the Year award. 
  • Phoenix also is the current record holder for the 100m and School Athletics Champion at Rollins PS.
  • She is a highly motivated student and works hard, and someone who is dedicated to the tasks she is given, Striving for Excellence.

Once again Congratulations to Phoenix and Rollins Primary School. We are looking forward to welcoming Phoenix to the NGSC community for the next six years.

The Community (Good Citizenship) Scholarship:  Noah Woods, Manifold Primary School

Congratulations to Noah Woods for his outstanding achievement as the recipient of the Community (Good Citizen) Leadership Scholarship. On Monday, 14 October, I attended the Manifold Heights Primary School whole school assembly, where I presented Noah with his scholarship.


Noah has made an outstanding contribution to the Manifold Heights Primary School community. He has demonstrated good citizenship and is highly respected by his peers and teachers.  


  • Noah has been in 3 Leadership roles in the last 3 years at his primary school; School Captain, House Captain and ICT Leadership Team Member. He has also been a very active participant in the Junior School Council
  • Noah has been involved in many Community Awareness and Fundraising events
  • He has created an Environmental Documentary named 10/10 to help raise awareness of the impact rubbish has on our beaches. This documentary is now on the Geelong City Council website
  • Noah is dedicated to sport, community, leadership and he is also academically minded
  • He is a great role model within his school community. 

Once again Congratulations to Noah and Manifold Heights Primary School. We are looking forward to welcoming Noah to the NGSC community for the next six years.

Student Leadership Scholarship:
Jacinta Furlong, Manifold Primary School  

Congratulations to Jacinta Furlong for her outstanding achievement as the recipient of the Student Leadership Scholarship. On Monday, 14 October, I attended the Manifold Heights Primary School whole school assembly, where I presented Jacinta with her scholarship.


  • Jacinta has demonstrated excellent leadership skills throughout her schooling at Manifold Heights Primary School
  • She has been Strachan House Captain and School Leader at Manifold Heights Primary School in 2018 – 2019
  • Jacinta has received the “Mini Mary Award” for being helpful to her fellow peers and teachers and she has been the only student that received this Award
  • She has participated in the School Band, School Choir and Ukulele Club and has been awarded solo opportunities to perform at Costa Hall
  • Jacinta’s teachers speak extremely highly of her
  • She always has a positive attitude, is polite, punctual and respectful to others
  • Jacinta also demonstrates excellent communication skills, displays initiative, and has a passion to motivate, delegate, guide and direct fellow students.

Once again Congratulations to Jacinta and Manifold Heights Primary School. We are looking forward to welcoming Jacinta to the NGSC community for the next six years.

2019 Multicultural Day Celebrations 

On Friday, 25 October, North Geelong Secondary College will carry on its strong tradition with the celebration of a Multicultural Day. It is a day where the school community comes together in harmony celebrating our diverse backgrounds. NGSC multicultural day celebration is fully supported by The City of Greater Geelong and Diversitat. 


The official school assembly will begin at 11:00 am. A very entertaining program with music, dance and more will be on the menu and the day will be filled with all sorts of activities such as; food stalls, rides, games, face painting, jewellery making, jumping castle and many more. 

There is an extensive list of VIP guests attending. 

It is open to the wider school community. A number of our feeder primary school students and community members will be attending. I hope to see as many parents, guardians and friends of the school as possible on the day to celebrate multiculturalism in Australia.


Mrs Julie Andrews, Mr Paul Dawson &

Mr Bradley Headlam

Assistant Principals




During the holidays I had the great pleasure of escorting 5 of our students on a cultural educational tour of Japan. It was a fantastic experience that began in Tokyo and culminated in a homestay school immersion program in Izumiotsu (Osaka). Some of the highlights/sights visited included; TeamLab Digital art museum (pictured) which involved an interactive light show in 9 different exhibitions. The art was interactive in a manner that when you stood near the wall flowers blossomed, if you tapped the wall or floor some of the images exploded or burst into fireworks. If this interests you then Melbourne has a TeamLab digital art exhibition at the moment (see flyer attached). We also toured HIroshima, Harajuku, Osaka castle, Osaka aquarium, performed karaoke, visited Nijo-jo castle, Mirajima island, Picachu cafe, a cat cafe whilst continuing to utilise language (mainly to shop), familiarise with the cultural expectations and sampling a range of fantastic foods. We travelled on the bullet train (Shinkansen) whilst eating Bento boxes and had a ball. If this was not enough we had a beautiful bunch of host families giving up their time and homes to take care of our students for 6 nights. It was here in Izumiotsu that the students attended three different schools with their host brothers/sisters and were treated like celebrities. Life-long friends were gained and a passion for learning the language extended.


We finished the tour with the local Danjiri festival which involved community members (about 100) towing around a 200 million yen float around the streets whilst playing music at their loudest. A great way to finish the tour along with the numerous presents and memories to take with us to the plane.


We could not have completed this tour without the home stays and if your family is interested in connecting with another in Japan then this is a fantastic way of doing so. In August next year we have a number of Japanese students visiting us and require home stays. Please contact Linda Castle if you are interested.


If your child is studying Japanese and is eager to participate in such an exchange in 2021, then information on this will start to become available via the LOTE staff (Linda Castle or Kellie Phillipps).



Year 12 Students - Farewell

Congratulations to the Year 12 students who are in their last few days of secondary school. 


It has been our pleasure to participate in the recent VCAL interviews hearing about each students' successes, skill development, project work and how they managed to deal with challenges during the year. We are encouraged by the maturity and personal growth demonstrated by these students as they begin to engage in life/work/study beyond school. 

VCE classes finish on Tuesday, 22 October, after two solid weeks of exam revision. On 22 October the school community will farewell all of the Year 12 cohort at a morning tea followed by an assembly. The excitement continues into the evening with the Formal Graduation celebration where certificates and awards will be presented. 

We wish every Year 12 student the very best in their chosen pathway and look forward to hearing about their successes in the future. 

VCE Visual Art Expo

This week we had the privilege of viewing the VCE student work in Visual Communication and Design, Media (Film) and Media (Photography). We looked at the development folios and the final products all of which demonstrated the students' dedication to achieve such involved and thoughtful artwork. Well done to the students and a huge thank you to Mr Petrie and Mrs Petrie for establishing this annual event and for their time to display the artwork. 

Year 7 Immunisations

The last visit from Barwon Health immunisation program is Monday, 25 November. We had almost 100% return on the consent cards - this is an amazing result and the first time we attained such a high level of return.

Year 7 Language Choice 2020

This year the Year 7 students studied both Japanese and German - a semester of each. For 2020, all Year 7 students moving into Year 8 will be required to select the language they will study for the whole year, either Japanese or German.
Students will have access via the school GMail to complete a form with their language selection. There will be a short timeline for students to do this. Please have a discussion at home about your child’s preference for 2020 Language so they can complete the form easily. 


If parents/carers have a concern about any aspect of the process of the Language program please contact either Mr Storer, Year 7 Coordinator, Mr Nixon, Language Coordinator, or Mrs Andrews, Assistant Principal - Curriculum. 


Jacob Storer

Junior Sub School Manager

NGV Excursion

On Wednesday, 9 October, the Year 7 cohort had the opportunity to travel to Melbourne to see the Terracotta Warriors exhibit at the National Gallery of Victoria. This trip was in line with the Humanities Curriculum, as this Term we begin our unit on Ancient China. It was a great opportunity for the students to witness, in person, the legacy of China’s first Emperor, Qin Shi Huang, which they will be learning about in the coming weeks. 


The students all represented the College extremely well. It was very impressive to see the way they conducted themselves among the public and a new environment.

FERRI Program

On Tuesday, 15 October, the FERRI Program went to Melbourne. As a reminder, FERRI is a program for girls in Years 7 - 9 to build leadership and life skills. FERRI stands for Fun, Empowerment, Respect, Responsibility, Independence, which are all touchstones the girls identified they wanted to achieve through the program.

Given that this is a program designed to build skills in responsibility and independence, I will hand over to some of the girls to explain further about the day:


“On the 15th October, a group of Year 7s, 8s and 9s caught a train to Melbourne to participate in an amazing race for the FERRI program. This program was a great opportunity to learn new skills on how to navigate yourself around Melbourne. We learnt how to catch trams and talk to new people so that we could independently make our way around the city. I had so much fun getting Starbucks and annoying Mr Storer. It was a great day out.”

-    Tessa Elliott, Year 9


“On Tuesday the 15th of October we went to Melbourne to do the amazing race with the FERRI program. There was a sheet of paper with questions on it. We had to go around Melbourne to answer the questions, and in the end, we went shopping. It was a good opportunity to meet new people and navigate our way around. Overall it was a really good day.”

-    Tyra Whitney, Year 7


“On the 15th of October we went to Melbourne as a part of the FERRI program we got split into three groups with a mix of the different year levels to go and find the answers to the questions we were given before the other groups.

We learnt how to find our way through the Melbourne city with a paper map. All the girls enjoyed getting Starbucks, we met new people and formed a close bond, in my opinion, the day was very fun, enjoyable and helpful and I would love to do it again.”

-    Kasey Conor, Year 7


Simon Scoullar

Middle Sub School Leader


Year 10 Students should have received their Book Lists for 2020. VCAL Students do not have any set texts, however, some electives may incur a cost, for example Outdoor Education. All Students need an electronic device and obviously the usual stationery and exercise books.


Year 9 Students accelerating into a VCE subject next year will need to collect a VCE Booklist from the Middle Sub School Office. 

Morrisby Interviews

Morrisby interviews will conclude this week for all the Year 9 students who missed their interviews and we as a College look forward to unpacking this data and continuing to work with students, exploring career paths and opportunities. 

Term 4

This term historically becomes a bit more festive, with our Year 12 students finishing this week, Multi-Cultural Day, Geelong Cup and the warmer weather. We want our students to finish the year on a high, up to date and consolidating this year's academic learning. 


Please remember sports uniform must only be worn when students have PE. Long sleeve tops must not be worn under uniform and skirt lengths need to be appropriate. 


Sarah Bridges

Senior Sub-School Manager

In this final term of 2019, we as a Senior Sub School Team, have been impressed by the mature attitude displayed by our Year 12 students in their approach to their studies. VCAL students are participating in interviews focussed on the skills acquired during the previous two years and how these are relevant to future pathways. All students have answered the questions with confidence and clarity, whilst looking impressive in their interview attire. VCE students are studying hard and seeking feedback as they progress towards their final exams. Some students have already commenced apprenticeships and work. We are looking forward to the Graduation to celebrate with families and the school community the achievements of the students.

Year 12
Final Day 22 October

Details are on Compass and Google Classroom. Students are welcome from 10:00 am - 11.30 am, during which time we will hold a staff student morning tea and the final assembly. Students are reminded of the expected behaviours that respect our school. Security staff will be on site and any disrespectful behaviour may result in not attending graduation or exams at school.


Parents and students are reminded to check and change their details with Centrelink ( if needed) to ensure continued support whilst waiting for courses in 2020.


VCE students are encouraged to be at school, studying and accessing staff, after classes have officially finished to ensure they are preparing for exams.

Year 11

Camp: Money and forms are due. Camp is a compulsory part of the Year 12 program so please support us in this.


2020 Year 12 Jumpers: Jumpers are being ordered and will be available term 1, 2020.


Booklists: Students have received booklists for 2020. Please assist by purchasing texts in time for Orientation Program.


Exams: Exam timetables have been published. Please ensure students have the correct materials and equipment for the exams.

Chemistry Excursion

A recent excursion to the Otways to investigate water quality and sampling procedures was enjoyed by all. Feedback from the local shop owners was pleasing and they commented that our students were wonderfully behaved and well mannered. Well done to all.

Other School News

Vera Dudas

Multicultural Community Liaison Officer

Multicultural Committee News

We welcome you back to school for term four.  I trust you all had time to rejuvenate over the holidays! This term will be a busy and eventful finale to the school year.

The Multicultural Committee had a very productive meeting on Monday, 14 October. The final touches were put into place for the grand opening ceremony of NGSC's annual Multicultural Festival that will be held on Friday, 25 October, 2019. As this year’s theme of the festival is ‘Generations’, we are seeking community members, families, parents, guardians, friends and students of all ages to dress in national cultural costumes and join us in the festive opening parade or come during the day to enjoy the festivities on offer.

The grand event will start with the opening ceremony at 10:00 am showcasing a parade of national and cultural costumes, followed by entertainment and guest speakers.  The festival will officially open to the  whole community from 11:00 am and will go through to 3:00 pm with a myriad of activities, food stalls, amusement rides, sports, various entertainment and so much more.

The Multicultural Festival is well known in the Geelong Community and beyond, and no doubt this year it will be another spectacular event.


I would also like to kindly remind you to please support our 'Home Made Cake Stall' for the Multicultural Festival.  We are looking forward to some of your traditional cakes or sweets treats to sell at the Festival.  We know your generosity will live up to expectations and once again we will continue the tradition of being the best homemade cake stall in Geelong and beyond!


We would be delighted if you could join us at the festival as there is undoubtedly great fun to be had! I am looking forward to seeing you on the day and hope you come to say "Hi" and have a chat. Please tell your friends, family and neighbours to come and join in on the fun!


The next Multicultural Committee meeting will be the final for this year and will be held a week after the Festival on Monday, 4 November, at lunch time (12:45 pm) in the Discussion Room (there will be more information in the next newsletter).


Attention!! Attention!! Attention!!
Cakes! Slices! Muffins! Sweets!

Yes friends, the famous NGSC Multicultural Festival Cake Stall is happening again!  But it can only be as fabulous as we remember if our wonderful families and friends bake lots of cakes/ slices/ muffins/ sweets and send/bring them along for the Multicultural Committee to sell on Friday, 25 October, at the annual Multicultural Festival.


We would appreciate if you could have them at the school by 9:00 am on the morning of the Festival.  It is OK to send them with the students.  If you think you can help please let us know.

Please note, due to health regulations we require a list of ingredients (not the recipe) with the goods.


Forms to write down ingredients are available from members of the Multicultural Committee: Mrs. Dudas, Mrs. Walters and Ms. Nguyen in the VCE staff room or at the front office.


Thank you, on behalf of the Multicultural Committee,

Mrs. Dudas, Ms. Nguyen and Mrs. Walters. 


Multicultural Day Raffle

The Multicultural Day raffle is back in 2019 with some excellent prizes to be won! This year we have 4 packs on offer:


  • The Celebration Pack: Filled with delicious treats sure to get the party started.
  • The Pamper Yourself Pack: Including vouchers and other self-care goodies.
  • The Kids Zone Pack: Sure to put a smile on any young one's face.
  • The Great Outdoors Pack: For those who like a bit of adventure, this is sure to meet your camping and sporting needs.

Tickets are $2 each, or 3 for $5 and 7 for $10. They will be available at our stall on Multicultural Day or can be purchased from our roving raffle ticket sellers. The raffle will be drawn at 3:00 pm.
Have you got something to donate to our raffle? If you would like to contribute to the prize packs please email or

Linda Castle

LOTE Teacher

LOTE Corner

Japanese digital arts collaboration, teamLAB, 'Reversible Rotation' Digital Art Exhibition at Melbourne International Arts Festival


Digital art collaboration, teamLAB are bringing their artistry to the Melbourne International Arts Festival. Their free, 4-screen exhibition runs until 2 November.


"The motion of hundreds of thousands of digital particles are simulated and then projected as cascades of shimmering luminescence, but to a viewer the effect is that of floating in a wave made of light. Rivers and sunbeams, a human hand applying ink to paper, the natural passing of time—these are the subjects that propel forward these pioneers of tomorrow."

teamLAB website


Student Competitions

Japanese  Language Teachers' Association of Victoria Sticker Design Contest 2019 (JLTAV)

Secondary students are invited to create a Japanese inspired sticker.

 Winners’ design will be printed as JLTAV advocacy stickers and included in the 2020 JLTAV Annual Conference satchel. Winners will receive a certificate and a set of stickers that they have designed.


Entry is free. Information about entries can be obtained from Ms Castle.

The closing date is Thursday 24th October 2019 for scanned and emailed entries.


JLTAV Hiragana Mnemonic Competition
2019 DS  Hiragana Mnemonic Card Competition


It’s time to get creative!

Secondary students are invited to create their own Hiragana Mnemonic Cards. Using the template, students can draw their own clue for the hiragana. The winning cards will become the new Hiragana Hint Cards for all JLTAV Member Schools.

The winning entries will be chosen by teachers during the 2019 JLTAV National Japanese Conference.

Entry is free and open to all JLTAV member schools. Each school can submit one complete hiragana alphabet only – i.e. only one of each character. However, please note that entries that don’t contain the full alphabet will also be accepted.

Judging criteria

  • Original Hiragana mnemonics
  • No use of copyright images (e.g. Doraemon) or published works (e.g. Hiragana in 48 Minutes)
  • Students must use the A4 template in the Word file
  • Completed registration form with description of the mnemonic and name, grade and school to be included on the back of the template
  • Entries close Friday 20 December 2019

Daiso stationery prizes to be awarded to winning entries.

Entries due to the JLTAV Office by Friday 20 December:
JLTAV Office, LPO Box 8157, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria 3800

Please ensure the image is clear enough to be printed.
Entry is free!

Culture and Art Festival

This festival started in 2010 in Melbourne, Australia. It focuses on mutual interaction & audience participation to enrich the cultural exchange experience through workshops (including teaceremony, ink brush drawing, Japanese calligraphy, Japanese archery-Kyudo, origami, Japanese 'chess'-Shogi etc.), performances, music & art exhibition. Not only to give guests great experiences but also great opportunities to make connections between Australian & Japanese community, find your identity.

Entry: $5 (max $20 per family)
27th Oct 2019@ Collingwood Town Hall
from 10:45 AM – 4:00 PM AEDT 
140 Hoddle Street, Abbotsford, VIC 3067

Sherree Petrie & John Petrie

2019 Student Folio and Finals Exhibition

Our annual student showcase of VCE work in Media, Visual Communication Design and Studio Arts took place this week, with our opening night on Tuesday, 15 October.


This year the exhibition showcased a huge variety of designs, photographs, films, artworks and student folios across all year levels.


Thank you to all who came along and supported our students and celebrated their achievements for 2019. Next week we will announce our winner for our Media and Visual Communication Design categories. Well done to all students involved!



Barwon Health Immunisation Centres and Hours


Hamlyn Heights
Youth Space


2019 Multicultural Festival


How Deep Are Your Pockets?

As the weather improves Barwon Coast and others are seeking your support in helping to protect our sand dunes.  As inviting as it is to run up or play in sand dunes, this damages the dunes, the plants and the animals that live there. Enjoy the coast, and share our shores by staying out of the dunes at all times to ensure the dunes continue to provide us with access to the beach.   


Saver Plus


Free Parenting Forum


Body Confident Children and Teens for Parents - 19/11/2019


Women's Swimming Program 
20 Oct to 15 Dec


Ron Nelson Memorial Junior Fishing Clinic
27 Oct 2019


Free City of Greater Geelong Parenting Programs for Term 4


Do you have a young person in your life struggling with mental health issues?


Helping Kids Settle into Secondary School
7 November 2019


Parenting Feisty Kids from 3-12 Years Old
21 October 2019


Multicultural Day Raffle


Multicultural Festival - 
Open Microphone


2019 Geelong Japanese Summer Festival



Victorian School of Languages

Nth Geelong Centre

Located at

North Geelong Secondary College


The Victorian School of Languages is a specialist government school offering complementary language instruction outside of regular school hours. It enrols students in Years 1 to 12, who are unable to study their language of choice in their mainstream school. Students from all educational sectors (Government, Independent and Catholic) are eligible to enrol.           


The Victorian School of Languages offers quality courses aligned with government curriculum standards, based on communication skills that include speaking, reading, writing and listening. Its VCE program is fully accredited and can advantage students in the calculation of their university entrance score.  


The school`s language program is delivered through face-to-face teaching in over 40 Language Centres situated in government secondary schools across the state, and through Distance Education mode.


In North Geelong, classes are held on Saturday mornings between 9:00 am and 12:15 pm at:

North Geelong Secondary College


Languages offered:      

Croatian, Karen, Vietnamese, Dari, Persian, Polish, Macedonian, Bosnian, Turkish & Russian

*New languages may be offered subject to demand*


For enquiries Telephone: 5277 9833


Further details and enrolment are available online at our website:


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