Students at Glen Eira College enjoy the personal care and attention characteristic of a smaller secondary environment whilst accessing programs and facilities designed to meet today’s global challenge. Breadth of curriculum, extensive co- and extra-curricular programs together with staff commitment to professional growth create an educational environment in which students successfully achieve their personal and educational goals.
Emphasis is placed on student success through provision of a comprehensive curriculum, a broad range of elective studies and extensive VCE offerings. Challenging co- and extra-curricular programs, together with opportunities for personal development and leadership training cater for a variety of individual needs and enable students to develop social and intellectual strengths. University enhancement programs, acceleration and access to extension studies ensure specialist student talents are enriched and nurtured in an environment of encouragement, motivation and celebration.
Glen Eira College recognises the need for provision of both academic and vocational education. In their senior years students have access to Vocational Education and Training (VET) Programs and Pathways Programs, which enable them to gain credits toward subsequent diploma courses. A tradition of excellent VCE results ensures over 90% of graduates progress to the university and TAFE courses of their choice.
Glen Eira College is proud of its place in the global community with students representing over 50 ethnic groups. Intensive English language tuition is provided at the Glen Eira English Centre and through the mainstream English as a Second Language program. International connections are encouraged through the use of electronic communications, global initiatives and overseas tours. Chinese Mandarin and French are taught at the college.
Glen Eira College strongly encourages parent participation in college life in the belief that the partnership between parents, students and teachers is vital to student success. Regular contact is maintained with the home regarding student progress and families are encouraged to participate in the life of the college.
Student Engagement Policy Guidelines promote student engagement, attendance and positive behaviours in Victorian government school. Our Student Engagement Policy articulates the school community’s shared expectations in the areas of student engagement, attendance and behaviour. The policy supports the rights and articulates the expectations of every member of the school community to engage in and promote a safe and inclusive educational environment.
Glen Eira College is committed to providing a safe, secure and stimulating learning environments in in which our students can reach their full educational potential in a positive school culture to engage and support them in their learning. Student wellbeing and student learning outcomes are inextricably linked, and schools should aim to promote an understanding of this link in both the school environment and in the classroom.