Welcome to Northern Bay P-12 College

2018 will see our college undertake the three year review cycle to consolidate the outstanding achievements of our first seven years as a College and build upon our teaching and learning, community engagement and exceptional array of programs to enhance student outcomes. 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 map below indicates our campus locations. Working centrally from the senior 9-12 Campus on Goldsworthy Road (with the marker) we have campuses south east, south west, north east and north west.

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 inclusion and 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 (online mentoring); access to school-based apprenticeships or traineeships within a part-time employment arrangement; access to instrumental music and Bands; 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 brings Year 3 to Year 10 students from our five sites to the central campus to take part in additional learning programs, four afternoons per week. The suite of programs normally involves 8 weeks and options change each term. Much of the content and classes we run originates from student voice and what our student tell us will meet their learning needs. In addition they engage with new peer groups, fun activities which clearly strengthens engagement.

Commenced in 2018 our SEED program aims to encourage health, fitness and engagement through sport not only delivered by teachers but supported by elite sports people as performing coaching, mentoring and guidance

The State and Federal Government initiatives to provide Equity funds to support schools in areas of great need of resourcing has been wonderful for our college. Program such as those listed above and improvements in recreation and health would not have been possible without their commitment. However, there is always more that cannot be provided by government funding. For this reason we have worked with community leaders and established a Funds for the Future Board which has developed a Northern Bay Challenge project that asks members of the community and organisations in the community to work alongside the college to better support our students. In the form of  scholarship funding, in kind support eg offers of employment, mentors, work experience, a Performing Arts Centre and the like. Our website details the Northern Bay Challenge.

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

Fred Clarke, College Principal

Please use this Website to explore our College and our Campuses.