Glenroy College is located in Glenroy about 20 minutes from the CBD on the corner of Glenroy Road and Cardinal Road. It has easy access to public transport centred on Glenroy Station.
The diverse range of cultural and ethnic backgrounds of the 460 students who attend the College are drawn from the surrounding areas including Glenroy, Oak Park, Pascoe Vale, Coburg and Broadmeadows. In 2020, the College ihas confirmed a significant increase in enrolments, testament to the strategic changes that have been implemented over the past 2 years which has created a positive perception of the College in the community.
Glenroy College is committed to successful outcomes for its students. We work to equip them with the essential learning skills they will need to succeed in our complex, flexible and open society. The College has adopted High Impact Teaching Strategies across all domains, implemented Literacy and Assessment for Learning, College-Wide Positive Behaviour Support and Professional Learning Communities. We have a collegiate classroom visit structure based around teaching teams to support effective teaching practices and this is further embedded through PLCs.
The College actively supports our learners with Junior (Years 7-9) and Senior (Years 10-12) Sub Schools with Year Level Leaders and a Sub School Manager. Each Sub School is further supported with teams of staff who provide individualised attention to the academic progress and wellbeing of each student. Increased enrolments suggests that the Colllege may structure the year levels across 3 SubSchools (Senior, Middle, Junior) in the near future.
Our programs encourage the highest standards of achievement in every activity undertaken by our students. We collect literacy and numeracy data on students in years 7 to 10 through an established On Demand testing. Feedback is provided to students and data is provided to teaching teams whose major role is to improve academic outcomes for all students. This data is also used to inform parents of their child’s progress through our system of parent interviews and online parent portal.
Our teaching and learning methods recognise that students must be able to use computers and multi-media technologies with confidence and understanding to enhance both their learning and their ability to fully participate in our information-filled world.
Additional special programs are available to support and extend students including our interactive and supportive Junior homework club and Senior Study Hall, Instrumental Music and inter-school sport. We operate a very successful Year 6 to 7 transition program incorporating extended orientation. Year 9 students participate in the Rite Journey a program designed to assist young people transitioning into adulthood along with community volunteering. All students in years 7 to 9 use the online Maths Pathway Program to develop their understanding and application of numeracy.
The strengths of Glenroy College lie in our ability to provide an excellent, balanced and diverse program, while blending innovation and tradition, allowing freedom and creativity within a caring, co-educational setting in which each student learns and grows in an environment of mutual respect and co-operation.
Students are counselled extensively when moving through the year levels and into VCE/VCAL developing pathways built around their interests and strengths and acknowledging their aspirations. Accelerated year 10 students are able to access VCE subjects. The College also offers access to VET programs along with VCAL.
Our College develops student leaders through all levels with Class Captains, College Year 12 Captains and Sports Captains. We provide a high quality extensive student wellbeing structure involving mentors and level leaders supported by a wellbeing team that provides programs, case management and counselling.
Glenroy College is also linked to La Trobe University through the Uni-Bridges program. This provides opportunities for students from year 10 through to 12 to access outreach programs at La Trobe University
The College welcomes and encourages parent and community involvement. Our facilities are used extensively by community groups after school and on weekends.
We are looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic leader, committed to working with staff teams to achieve the best possible outcomes for each of our students. The Senior Sub School Manager will be a part of the College Leadership Team and will lead the Year 10, 11 and 12 levels each of which has a Year Level Leader. The Senior Subschool Manager may also negotiate a year level to be responsible for as well as leading the team. The Senior Sub School Team includes the Careers/MIPS co-ordinator and VCAL Team Leader. The College also hosts a Headstart Cluster Co-ordinator to support students in their choice of effective pathways.
The College has approval for a rebuild of the main teaching and admin facilities, with planning started and an expected handover date of December 2020. College tours are encouraged and can be arranged with the Principal, Anne-Maree Crivelli on 0488 993 004.