Gisborne Secondary College
Gisborne Secondary College is a single-campus, year 7 to 12, co-educational school located 50 kilometres north of Melbourne, Victoria. The school is set on a large site comprising a sports oval, tennis courts and basketball/netball courts. The College features a full size gymnasium, a music/drama hall, a series of technical and trade workshops and a huge building site as we go through the next stage of our building program to provide a new Library, Food Tech Area, Cafeteria and Science facilities.
Our four Learning Neighbourhoods provide a nurturing environment at years 7 and 8 that foster positive interactions with peers, teachers, and the entire learning community.
The re-designed Curriculum incorporates a change in teaching and learning strategies so as to provide a dynamic learning environment that incorporates innovation and best practice in education. This includes a cross-curricula, integrated and collaborative team approach, in which students are encouraged to work independently, and in teams. All students are provided with a broad and rich learning experience that builds on their individual learning styles, with a focus on academic excellence, personal growth and development and an enriching social experience that encourages active and responsible citizenship.
Within the learning Neighbourhood, Information and Communications Technology is used to enhance understanding and assists students to develop as autonomous and reflective learners who are able to connect to wider learning communities such as provided by this Earthwatch expedition.