Geraldton Senior College, Geraldton

Name: Geraldton Senior College
Type: Secondary School
Address: Carson Terrace
Town: Geraldton
Postcode: 6530
State: Western Australia
Region Mid West
Phone: 08 9965 8400
Fax: 08 9921 1939
Pupils: 1052

Geraldton Senior College is storied in history and started life as Geraldton Senior High School in 1939. Since then it has been at the forefront of providing quality secondary education to students from all over Western Australia.

Located next to the city centre in a parkland environment the school is one of the architectural highlights of Geraldton. The school caters for Years 10, 11 and 12 and runs a diverse range of academic, vocational, social and service programs for around nine hundred students.

The total school staff is over one hundred. More than seventy are teachers, while thirty are employed in a wide variety of curriculum and support roles. Geraldton is seen as a desirable teaching location and the staff is highly experienced and motivated.

Students attending the college come from Geraldton and its suburbs, plus surrounding towns and farming properties. The student population represents the multicultural nature of Geraldton with many from Aboriginal or Cocos Island communities. Students are able to board at the school's residential college. The school is served by an extensive local bus service.

While there is a strong emphasis on academics the school also features highly successful programs in vocational education along with workplace training, Aboriginal traineeships and TAFE linked courses.

Students are encouraged to participate in a range of state and national competitions in academic areas as well as music, drama, dance and sport.

The school is highly regarded within the Geraldton community. Meaningful relationships between teachers, students and families are considered vital to the ongoing success of Geraldton Senior College.


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