Welcome to Northern Bay P-12 College

2017 aims to be an outstanding year for our College as we consolidate the practices of our first six years informed by our new Strategic Plan. 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, coordinated and consistent approach to the education, safety and wellbeing of children and young people enrolled in government schools in the Corio / Norlane area and beyond.

The process of regeneration of the Corio and Norlane government schools began in 2006 and was driven by the nine school communities to ensure young people and their families in the northern suburbs of Geelong had access to high quality education in world class facilities. Our vision is to instil community commitment, confidence and high expectations in lifelong learning by:

  • Developing young people who are engaged; motivated and challenged to fulfil their potential.
  • Maximising the educational opportunities and creating purposeful and diverse pathways for all students
  • Developing partnerships with other schools, community organisations and business which can empower a community through learning
  • Integrating education and community /family services in one precinct
  • Creating a community that is literate, numerate, curious, articulate, resilient and passionate
Northern Bay College is a strong learning community which relies upon all of its community to work together to achieve the common goal: A positive educational experience for our young people with individualised pathways leading to employment or further education. We focus upon providing a well-resourced learning environment which caters for the individuality of our young people inclusive of ALL children, The College has both program and staffing commitment to ensure equity for all A&TSI, CaLD and PSD students and caters for different learning needs and styles including acceleration. 

At Northern Bay College we believe that our students have the right to quality at all times – quality teachers, quality resources, quality leaders, quality tasks, quality relationships, quality learning environments, quality facilities, quality outcomes and quality experiences.

Northern Bay College provides numerous opportunities for its students. These include but are not limited to a Scholarship program; Year nine Heroes Journey; Hands on Learning in years 6 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; ASPIRE programs at  Years 6, 8 and 10 for University bound students; Year 11 and 12 Skyline Foundation Scholarships: iTrack as an online mentoring program for students in Years 9 to 11; access to school-based apprenticeships or traineeships within a part-time employment arrangement; access to instrumental music programs  with opportunities to join the College Rock Band and College Concert Band; and the Principals Recommendation Program allowing easier access  into a university degree course. In addition there are extensive opportunities for students in our P-8 campuses to challenge their abilities in a range of programs.

Introduced in 2016 and highly acclaimed by students and families is the Extended School Day program which offers additional learning programs, four afternoons per week, to engage with new peer groups, subjects / activities and strengthened engagement.

We welcome you to our College and trust that your association with us is a productive and rewarding one.
Fred Clarke, College Principal

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