General School Information
Office Hours: Monday to Friday, 8.30am - 4.30pm
The Administration Office is closed during the school holidays.
Phone: (03) 5225 4100
Fax: (03) 5229 6702
Please note: Announcements over the PA system can not be made during class time.
Announcements or any messages that may need to be passed on, can only be made during before school, recess, lunch and after school.
Early Departure: Prior arrangements must be made before collecting a student during school time. An approval for an early pass must be completed on Compass prior to collection.
Please ensure students are aware of any prior arrangements in order for the student to advise their teacher the need to leave class early to be collected from the Administration Office.
Late Arrival: Where possible an approval must be completed on Compass for a late pass and the student must sign into the Compass Kiosk (located in the Administration Office) with their Student ID card upon arrival to School. Students are expected to have their Student ID card with them at all times.
Compass provides you with access to up-to-date and meaningful information about our school and your child's progress.
Some features of Compass include:
- Monitor your child's attendance and allow you to enter an explanation for any absences or lateness
- Communicate with your child's teachers, and update your family contact information
- View your child's timetable and the school calendar
- Monitor your child's homework and assessment tasks
- Download and view your child's progress and semester reports
- Book parent-teach conferences
- Pay and provide consent for events and school fees
If you require further assistance with Compass, please click here to access the Compass Guide for Parents and Families.
What are Material Charges? Material charges relate to activities that are additional to the basic curriculum program. These charges represent costs beyond what the School Council has to allocate from the School Global Budget towards the enhanced program provided for your child. Geelong High School Council School Charges Policy states that students wishing to participate in extra curricula activities such as camps, excursions, dinners, instrumental music, etc., must meet the full cost of the activity and be up-to-date with all payments before the student participates.
The cost at these levels depends entirely upon the range of subjects chosen. There is a minimal requirement for parents to purchase text books as there is a greater use of class sets and photocopied materials. A materials charge is associated with each subject unit of approx. $10 (this replaces the cost of a text book) and the approximate cost of planned activities and excursions will vary from unit to unit. This information is available in the Curriculum Handbook. The costs associated with VCE books/stationery depend on subjects and are published in the Curriculum.
• School Magazine $25.00 *
• Community Support $25.00 (Tax Deductible) *
• Parents’ & Friends’ Association $10.00 *
• Building Fund $20.00 (Tax Deductible) *
Travel Allowance (Conveyance) is NO LONGER available for new students at Geelong High School.
If you are a Geelong High School parent who currently receives Conveyance for their child, you will continue to do so until the completion of Year 12. If you move or change address (even within Leopold) your conveyance will cease from the date of the change of address.
If you require your school reports to be re-printed the charges are:
- Reports less than five years since exiting school $5.00
- Reports after five year since exiting school, $20.00
Money will be refunded if the reports are not available.