College’s positive futures


In 2019 Newcomb Secondary College celebrates 50 years of creating positive futures in Geelong.

The college offers a future-focused curriculum within an environment which nurtures holistic student wellbeing and engagement.

The school’s teaching and learning structures accommodate a broad range of individualised goals and needs through well-resourced literacy and numeracy supports and an emphasis on student agency and career action plans.

The college is proud to have been the first Australian-based school to offer a P-Tech Program. This enables students to participate in stakeholder-supported pathways to learning and employment within science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) related industries.

Through a partnership with The Gordon TAFE and key members of the Geelong business community, the college is ensuring that its school leavers are equipped with the skills needed for success in workforce of the 21st Century.

This is reinforced through the college’s GROW (Getting Ready for the Outside World) curriculum, which leads the school’s agenda for students to pursue positive future pathways and features a unique digital capability partnership with The Gordon, called Skillsbuilder.

The college also maximises students’ personal growth through broad participation in a range of extra-curricular programs. Students develop confidence, teamwork, and leadership through their involvement with the college’s renowned music program, culminating in a number of celebrated public performances and an annual band tour.

An annual bike tour is also a chance for students to test their mental and physical resilience in conditions that often result in the forging lifelong friendships between participants.

Visitors to the college are always impressed with its open, modern and light-filled learning spaces, along with its vibrant and inclusive atmosphere.

Families can tour Newcomb Secondary College during its open night, beginning 6.30pm on 1 April in the college’s Learning Resource Centre.

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