GBC making a difference

Geelong Baptist College's Year 9 semester-long program activities are popular. (supplied)

Geelong Baptist College (GBC) is a unique independent college with an open enrolment policy.

Families are invited to meet the principals and tour the grounds year-round. Enrolments for the 2025 academic year are well underway and we invite students to join a vibrant community that is committed to academic excellence, personal development and spiritual growth. GBC offers classes from Foundation to Year 12.

Established in 2002, GBC is a young and vibrant school, located in a lovely semi-rural setting, only 10km from the centre of Geelong. The school has six college buses, which service most of Geelong and surrounding areas like Point Cook.

The school is established on Christian values and consists of a small, close-knit community where parents, students and teachers work together assisting students to pursue academic excellence.

GBC’s dedicated team of educators are passionate about inspiring a love for learning and equipping students with the knowledge, skills, and values they need to thrive in an ever-changing world.

With small class sizes and personalised attention, they create an atmosphere where students feel valued, supported, and challenged to reach their full potential. From the classroom to the sports field, from the stage to community service projects, students are encouraged to pursue their interests, challenge themselves, and make a positive impact in the world around them.

GBC also offers a semester-long program which caters to the needs of Year 9 students in developing their whole person. In the first term, the focus of the program is to ‘unpack’ who they are as individuals discussing topics such as trust, personality types, resilience and growth mindset, team building, healthy relationships, values, purpose and destiny, self-esteem, goal setting and physical challenges.

In the second term, the program focuses on ‘Making a Difference’ where students are challenged to make a difference in their local community. The topics covered during this experience are community, creative thinking, being an entrepreneur and the ‘Docs and Teens’ program. Students attend camps, and partake in entrepreneurial projects along with a myriad of physical activities.

Whether you’re entering primary school, transitioning to secondary education, or seeking a supportive environment for your senior years, Geelong Baptist College offers a range of programs tailored to meet the needs of students at every stage of their educational journey. We invite families to discover the difference a Geelong Baptist College education can make in the lives of their children.