Academic Platform

Academic Overview
The Deputy (Curriculum) and Heads of Departments coordinate the curriculum content and assessment processes across the College within the Education Departments Curriculum Council framework. These will cater for individual abilities and interests and equip students for the ever changing and specialised world that they will enter as they leave school. This academic platform will allow Geelong Baptist College students to experience success and help them compete in specific areas of excellence.

Curriculum
The curriculum will focus on the eight learning areas.

The following areas form the basis of the curriculum: English, LOTE, Science, Mathematics, Humanities, Physical and Health Education, Design and Technology and the Arts. Within these Learning Areas there are a variety of Courses including Woodwork, Textiles, Food Technology, Physical Education, Music, Information Technology, Media, Visual Art and Drama.

Academic Philosophy

Work Hard: In school, smart kids do not always finish first. It often comes down to commitment and hard work. So we encourage students to not forget to work hard.

Infuse Urgency: Most students only work hard a few days before an assignment is due, because that is when it becomes urgent. We teach our students to break up assignments into smaller pieces, infuse urgency into the small tasks and get the work done on time.

Never Give Up: Courage is not the absence of trials, it is the conquest of them. Winners are those who push through when times are tough, when everyone else is giving up. That is when success is the sweetest, so we encourage students to never give up.

Academic Structure

The Deputy (Curriculum) and Heads of Departments coordinate the curriculum content and assessment processes across the College within the Education Departments Curriculum Council framework.

As many students at Geelong Baptist may enter university at the completion of Year 12, the College has a curriculum that extends and enriches students throughout Years 7 to 10, through exposure to curriculum content above the standard year level.

Head of Learning Areas

 

Principal

Neil Wetmore

        Head of           Student Services Andrew Liberts

Dean of Lower Secondary Services   Melissa Boccia

Dean of Upper Secondary Services   Kevin McWha

        Head of         Secondary Curriculum      Steve Sobey

Head of Mathematics 

 Judy Andrew

   

Head of English 

Lynda Gilchrist

Head of Science

Jenny Tiglias

Head of Humanties

Michael Nair

Head of Art

David Bromley

Head of P.E.

Heather Howlett