At Gleeson College we value the trust placed in us to nurture your child’s potential.
We are delighted to welcome 77 Year 7 students in our 30th year as our inaugural Year 7 cohort. Our community has worked hard to prepare for this exciting change. Welcoming transition processes and events along with new, recently completed indoor and outdoor learning spaces ensure both students and Gleeson College are Year 7 Ready! See our video here (https://www.gleeson.sa.edu.au/)
STEM opportunities include the ICAS Science Competition, Westpac Mathematics Competition, Science and Engineering Challenge, Oliphant Science Awards, National Youth Science Forum, ‘STEM Society’ and programs supported by South Australia’s three Universities. There are a plethora of opportunities in the The Arts at Gleeson. From musical productions to bands, vocal ensembles to dance troupes and backstage roles to sound and lighting and even interstate trips. There’s something for everyone – see more here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QcjwVc6QXFo)
We offer Specialist Netball SA and Specialist World Football Programs. In 2017, our Open Boys Team took out the Down Under College’s Cup, beating New Caledonia. And our Year 10 Netball Team were crowned State Knockout Champions.
Research shows student learning outcomes are improved with high quality teaching. At Gleeson, this is supported by staff participation in state and national projects such as classroom observations, Classroom Climate Questionnaires through Curtin University, Learning Analytics in partnership with the University of South Australia and the Leuven Project to name a few. Our size allows us to know families and students as individuals. We embrace diversity and provide support, extension and opportunity through our Flexible Learning Centre. With access to the One+ Campus, students can also access over 100 SACE subjects and 6 VET courses on-site. We work in partnership with students and families to achieve excellence in chosen pathways – to achieve goals for university, training and employment.
Parents have shared their thoughts about their child’s schooling at Gleeson. Watch our video to see what they have to say.
If you would like to find out more, about what Gleeson College can offer your child, please contact us today for a tour or prospectus.
Gleeson College is committed to involving students and staff in opportunities to learn about, and move towards, ecological conversion. As a community we are committed to reducing our carbon footprint. In 2016, staff engaged with Pope Francis’ encyclical, ‘Laudato Si’ to inform and inspire our work educating youth about the importance of traditional custodianship, as well as their personal role in both stewardship of our land and just resource utilisation for the future.
Students learn about human interactions with, and exploitation of, our natural environment and investigate possible solutions. Students are involved in planting gardens and learning through themes such as ecosystems and the processes for our food to come from ‘paddock to plate’. Displacement of people from their homes and environment on a global scale is addressed in a range of College Social Justice activities, Liturgies and Masses.
On a practical level, Gleeson College utilises solar power options, timers on lighting and air-conditioning, a subsurface monitored watering system and have installed 4-bin systems for sorting of waste. Our BYOD options and Learner Management System, iScholaris, moves us closer to being a paperless community.