Our School & Our Values
Glenroy College is a co-educational Year 7-12 school in Melbourne’s northern suburbs. Our students are drawn from the nearby communities of Glenroy, Coburg, Oak Park, Hadfield and Pascoe Vale. We value the diversity within our school community and believe all our students can achieve to a high standard.
The College has just undergone a multi-million dollar redevelopment, with spacious state-of-the-art learning and administration spaces added for staff and students. The $9 million additions to our College include a new library and resource centre, dedicated Junior and Senior School wings, specialist Arts and Technology spaces, and new administration buildings. The College also has a well-appointed gymnasium, performing arts centre, science centre and undercover canteen. A series of green passive recreational outdoor spaces for students will also be revealed when the redevelopment is officially unveiled in early 2021.
A smaller enrolment of 500 students allows the College to foster a strong pastoral connection with every student while maintaining a mean class size of 21 to maximise academic output. There is a strong focus on attendance and effort in class. Rolls are marked every lesson and parents are contacted when students are absent. Developing a strong home-school partnership is considered crucial and teachers report to parents through progress reports, reporting nights and individual interviews.
Curriculum at Glenroy College is designed to cater for different stages of learning. Student Voice and student leadership provide genuine input to the college programs and structure. Our clear focus is to provide students with a viable pathway including both academic and vocational opportunities. Specialised literacy and numeracy programs and assistants support our drive to continually improve literacy and numeracy across the College. Our teachers are committed to professional learning to achieve these goals.
Year 7 to 10 are guided by the Victorian Curriculum, with a rigorous testing regimen to inform teacher planning and student goal setting. Year 10 also provides alternative academic and vocational pathways linked with work placement and access to VCE (Victorian Certificate of Education) subjects for capable students. Year 11 and 12 formalise pathways through VCE and VCAL (Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning).
Our school values of Achievement, Respect, Integrity and Teamwork drive everything we do at Glenroy College. We collectively strive to provide the highest standards of care and learning to our students so that our local community can consider Glenroy College an excellent choice for its students. A steady increase in enrolment, reputation and results over recent years supports our continued push for excellence in education.
Glenroy College has a new technology and food wing, a dedicated science wing and purpose-built classrooms for music, art and drama.
Another $9 million is to be spent in 2020 to create a new library, administration areas and more classrooms for our students.
Our learning spaces
All classrooms have air conditioning and heating for the comfort of our students. There are data projectors in every room for teachers to use during lessons and our media centre includes an Apple lab.
Our technology wing includes specialist areas for digital technology, food tech, wood and textiles while our science wing has four dedicated laboratory and teaching zones.
The library [link to 3.7 library page] is open every recess and lunchtime for students to meet, play games and borrow books. It is also open for private study before school from Tuesday to Thursday.
Our recreational spaces
Our large gymnasium includes a full size basketball court. There is a new flexi-paved basketball court outside as well as areas for soccer and netball.
The indoor canteen is open before school and at lunchtime and recess. Students can choose from a selection of healthy sandwiches, hot foods, drinks, snacks and other items.
The grounds are large and well-maintained, with seated and shaded areas for students to use during breaks. The Mulberry Community Garden is located within the grounds of the school.
Performing Arts Centre
Our Performing Arts Centre (PAC) is used for school assemblies and functions, and for drama and music classes. The centre is available for community hire and you can find out more information here [link to 2.4a Our Performing Arts Centre].
Performing Arts Centre
The Glenroy College Performing Arts Centre (PAC) has been refurbished and can seat up to 600 people. Our flexible seating means the centre is also suitable for standing events and exhibitions. It includes a stage area with curtains and state of the art sound and lighting systems. There is also a foyer, a well-equipped kitchen and backstage areas.
The centre is located at the rear of Glenroy College, corner Melbourne Ave and Cardinal Rd, Glenroy.
Parking is available in the grounds of the college and there is also ample parking on the streets surrounding our school.
How to hire the performing arts centre
The centre is available for hire after 5pm and on weekends during school term times and during the day and on weekends during school holidays.
Contact us via the form below for information about hire fees and centre availability or to make a booking.
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