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|Geelong Grammar School is an independent Anglican co-educational boarding and day school. Established in 1855, the School has built an international reputation as a pioneer of modern education, reinforced through the recent introduction of Positive Educati... more|
|Student assessment is based on he National Assessment Program - Literacy and Numeracy(NAPLAN) results in 2011.|
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|By Employee - 19 Sep 2018, Rate: bad|
|This school is excellent|
|By Student - 12 Jan 2018, Rate: excellent|
|Timbertop- once in a lifetime experience that only 250 kids a year in the world experience. It is worth every cent. The most amazing year physically and mentally. I have made friends for life and family in my unit. Everyday I wish I could go back. There I am the happiest, healthiest me. If you can give your child this opportunity, because since the day it finish I am forever grateful I was able to go. It’s hard, it’s tough but the MOST rewarding this your child can do. Boarding is just amazing, connections with staff are incredible, they actually care about you. |
|By Parent - 09 Nov 2017, Rate: average|
|GGS broke my child. A happy outgoing child at the beginning who actually wanted to attend 'Grammar', intelligent and always had good marks has lost interest in education and now wants nothing to do with schools. Positive education at Geelong Grammar is a joke. Even their senior staff mock it. In an English lit class my child was asked by the teacher to compare the pretence of pos ed with the pretence of success in politics - using some Russian story. |
A higher proportion of good teachers make good schools. Nothing else. Geelong Grammar is no different to most private schools in terms of teacher quality. My other children attended private schools in Melbourne with a slightly higher proportion of teachers who actually gave a damn and understood different learning styles and could motivate students. Do you want to pay $64,000+ for hit and miss?
You have to just trust this boarding school with your child. You cant pick-up any broken pieces and do the tutoring yourself. You have to hope they will do it; ...which is hit and miss.
The compulsory sport and practice is a drain on time, especially in year 12.
You will need to pay for a second lot of food as a lot of students are too scared to eat in the dining hall. - A cultural bullying issue. The dining hall is just like Hogwarts to see. And the behaviours are not too different. There is a strange segregation between boys and girls. Unlike other healthy co-ed schools I have experienced. Be seen talking to a girl and you risk being clapped into the dining hall as a married couple (polite description).
GGS is not for everyone. The majority of students do business and commerce. When business and commerce have an excursion, the school is near deserted. They will teach your child not to take prisoners. Don't show signs of weakness. Hint at being depressed and the school pshrink will have you sent home until you are cleared by a psychiatrist as not being a self harm risk (lots of false negatives in this space). Reputation management dictates it is easier to kick you out on psychological grounds than deal with a real issue like a bullying teacher or gang. Beware the trip to the school pshrink.
The culture amongst the students still has a mid 20th century British boarding school feel to it. The first Australian principal starts in 2018 - a woman - lets hope the culture shifts.
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