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GSC Open Night – Wednesday 7th May

We would like to invite future students and families to attend the Gisborne Secondary College Open Night.  It will be held from 5pm – 8pm on Wednesday 7th May 2014.
The itinerary will be as follows:

  • 5.00pm – Welcome, Principals Talk, Q &A in the college gym
  • 5.30pm -  7.00pm – Arrive anytime, guided tours of the school departing every 15 minutes
  • 7.30pm – Welcome, repeat of Principal’s Talk, Q & A

Gisborne Secondary College Fundraising

This year, GSC is fundraising with the Entertainment Book.
You can pre order your books now and receive $235.00 worth of bonus offers.
The cost is $65.00 with 20% coming back to the college.
An electronic option is also now available.
At this stage, you can order books online, but we will have some available to purchase directly from the college in term 2.
We thank you for supporting our fundraising efforts.

If you have any queries, please contact Jill Dalton – Public Relations Officer on 5428 3691

Mt Macedon Anzac Day Dawn Service

The annual Mt Macedon Anzac Day Dawn Service will have substantially altered traffic arrangements for the first time this year and we are keen to communicate that information as widely as possible.

Members of the public attending the Dawn Service will need to use the free bus service. Private cars will not be permitted to access Cameron Drive.

International Women’s Day Breakfast

On Friday 14th March, Gisborne Secondary College hosted a breakfast to celebrate International Women’s Day.  Taking place in the college library, over 120 year 11 girls, college staff and ladies from the local community came together to enjoy the morning. The lucky attendees were also entertained by the sounds of the “Frocks and Jocks” choir.   This was a tremendous opportunity for different generations of women from the Macedon Ranges to share stories and inspire the students.  Guests included ladies from a range of backgrounds, including, politicians, doctors, nurses, teachers, small business owners and mothers.
With the success of the last two years, GSC looks forward to continuing the tradition of hosting an International Women’s Day event in to the future.

Its Official - The Funniest in the State!

Gisborne Secondary College students, Duke Howard, John Reardon and Cameron Ward recently took part in the class clowns Ballarat heat taking place at the Ballarat Mining Exchange.  The night was hosted by a sketch group called Aunty Donna. They ran a workshop with the participants and were very supportive of those who were taking part.
The three GSC students were on first, straight after each other, they all received lots of laughs and all were great performances.  After the show, one winner was announced to go through to the state finals and it was Duke Howard.


2014 VCE Top Designs exhibition officially open (22 Mar – 13 Jul)

Michael Butler, a Gisborne Secondary College student from the 2013 Technology (VCE Systems Engineering) class, is represented in Top Designs 2014 held at the Melbourne Museum in Carlton. Top Designs is part of the VCE Season of Excellence managed by the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority. The exhibition runs from Saturday 22 March until Sunday 13 July 2014, 10am-5pm daily  - Adults $10, Children, Teachers (with VIT card presented) and Concessions Free.  VCAA Top Designs Catalogue & CD-ROM is available inside the Museum ($20).  If you are visiting the City or the Museum, the exhibition is well worth a visit to see the standard of work students do produce.


RAMP officially launched (7 Mar, 2014)

The Robotics, Automation & Mechatronics Program (RAMP) is a partnership between Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DECD), the Department of Electronic Engineering, La Trobe University and Quantum Victoria.  The partnership and program are designed to ensure that students who have a keen eye on technology and engineering are provided with an opportunity to excel in the areas mentioned through the utilisation of university staff, facilities and resources.  3D printing and the use of Arduino microcontrollers (robotics) are crucial for the implementation of the RAMP program.  Gisborne SC was the first school in the RAMP.  It includes Y9-12 students in VCE Systems Engineering and middle-year Electronics & Robotics. 


Gene Technology Access Centre

Some dedicated Year 12 biology students took the opportunity to work at GTAC at University High on 3rd March.


College Tours

Principal Andrew Robertson  hosts Gisborne Secondary College tours for prospective Students and thier Families every Thursday at 9.15am.  To register call 5428 3691 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Textbooks Issues with Academic & General

To our families who have ordered and paid for textbooks through Academic & General

We continue to experience significant issues with this company, and it is no longer possible for us to get in contact with them.

My recommendation now, is that if you have paid money and still have outstanding textbook orders that you call Consumer Affairs Victoria - 1800 55 81 81 - and lodge an official complaint. We will continue to register all feedback from parents at the college as well.

Andrew Robertson


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Student Accident Insurance

Gisborne Secondary College does not have a whole-of-school accident insurance policy. Hence, Parents/Guardians are responsible for the cost of medical treatment for injured students, including any transport costs. Reasonably low cost accident insurance policies are available from commercial insurers.


Gisborne Secondary College would like to remind students and parents that the college has a strict anti-bullying policy in place.

We invite you to read the policy and encourage students to become familiar with it.

Gisborne Secondary College does not tolerate bullying in any form. All members of this community are committed to providing a safe and caring environment which fosters self-esteem and respect for others.


The Importance of Uniform

At Gisborne Secondary College, we believe that school uniform is important. Recently, we have noticed a decline in uniform standards at the school, which we are going to address by putting in place a much stricter policy for the rest of the year. Please follow the links below to read the full text of a piece I wrote for the Parent Newsletter about uniform and the new policy, and a clear description of what correct uniform looks like at this school. I hope we can have parent support in this, as uniform is so important in developing a positive tone in the College and good reputation in the community.

Jon Morley

Assistant Principal


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Cybersafety - Keeping Our Kids Safe Online

 As Cyber Safety is such an important issue for our students, the College has hosted presentations from AMCA for parents and students, the Australian Communications and Media Authority  is responsible for the regulation of: broadcasting, the internet, radio communications and telecommunications, the College is focusing on Internet Safety Awareness and will continue to follow this up with further programs.


For further information contact


Upcoming Events

Tuesday April 22
2nd Term starts
Tuesday April 22
Literature Week
Tuesday April 22
Year 12 Photo
Tuesday April 22
Literature Week
Thursday April 24
Anzac Assembly
Tuesday April 22
Literature Week
Thursday April 24, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Bali Trip Information Night
Friday April 25, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday April 29
Interhouse Debating
Wednesday April 30
VCE Drama Top Class

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