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Dear Parents

Gisborne Secondary College School Council is very pleased to announce the provisional appointment of a new principal to the school following an extensive recruitment process. Jon Morley, currently Acting Principal, will lead Gisborne Secondary College from the beginning of Term 2.

The provisional appointment will be confirmed in 14 days when the Merit Protection Board advises the outcome of the legislated review process. Jon Morley is a passionate, popular and committed educator and well known to the school community. The School Council is confident that Jon will reinforce the strong culture of the school and make a significant contribution to the future of Gisborne Secondary College.

Congratulations to Jon.



Jane Campbell

School Council President

Principal's Message
Jon Morley

At Gisborne Secondary College, our core values are respect, achievement, innovation and diversity. We aspire to make these values active and visible in our school community every day.

Our students tell us that they are proud of our school, feel safe and cared for, and are stimulated by the teaching and learning.

Come and see us in action. I invite you to join one of our tours which begin every Wednesday morning at 9.15am.

At Gisborne Secondary College, we are engaging our young people in living and learning for today, and preparing them with the skills and knowledge to create the future.


Held (almost) every Wednesday at 9.15 am.
Please email the college gisbornesc@edumail.vic.edu.au or call us 5428 3691, to reserve your spot.

Bring Your Own Device

From 2018, students in any year can Bring Your Own Device (BYOD).

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There are lots going on here at Gisborne SC.  Click below to view the calendar.

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Our School

Our secondary college is an integral part of the Macedon Ranges Community. Our well-resourced campus is located in the township of Gisborne 20 minutes from the outer suburbs of Melbourne.
Established in 1981, Gisborne Secondary College provides a safe and stimulating learning environment for almost 1100 students in Years 7 to 12.
In year 7 and 8 our students work from well-structured and well-led learning centres. In the learning centres, students participate in core curriculum including English, mathematics, languages, humanities and visual arts.
This means students have significant learning, pastoral, well-being and transition support as they embark on this stage of their learning journey. The importance of a smooth and well-supported transition at these year levels can not be under-estimated.
Students working in the learning centres have the opportunity to develop deep and meaningful relationships with their teachers and with each other.
Our parents speak at length about how connected their children feel in these learning centres, and how strong the family-school communication is.

We have a very new Performing Arts Centre which includes the 215 seat Barcham Theatre, a new double-court Stadium, both of which support and enhance learning in the Arts and Physical Education and Sport. We also have new library, food technology and science learning areas.

There are 45 different VCE courses on offer in 2018, 8 VET Courses and we offer the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) at both Year 11 and Year 12.

As our Year 10 students are fully enrolled in our new Three Year Senior Program, over half of our Year 10 students participate in the Senior Accelerated Learning Pathway (SALP), which means they can select multiple VCE or Vocational Education Training (VET) subjects to begin their qualifications journey.

Transition from Primary School

Grade 5 & 6 students spend at least four days at Gisborne Secondary College before beginning here each new academic year. The learning centres, combined with a peer mentoring program, ensure that every Year 7 student is closely monitored and their learning is targeted.


Gisborne Secondary College has a broad, diverse and well-documented curriculum that puts puts the students at the centre. With over 65 VCE, VCAL and VET units on offer every year the college offers a learning program second to none.

Pathways to the Future

Gisborne Secondary's Career Pathway Planning programming assists each student to select and explore engaging career options right from day one. The college links with the University of Melbourne, Deakin University and Federation University, as well as providing significant VET, apprenticeship and traineeship options.

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Information about how the school manages bushfire emergencies.

Parent Payment Forms 2018

PDF copies of our 2018 Parent Payment forms by Year Level


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    Before 9.00am, Telephone: (03) 5428 0899

Principal: Jon Morley

If you wish to provide feedback on any aspect of the school’s operation (either positive or negative) and want to contact the school directly, please send an email to: gisborne.sc@edumail.vic.gov.au

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