Welcome to Gleeson College
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At Gleeson College, I believe we have the support, structures and opportunities to assist all students to develop as an individual and achieve their best personal results.
Gleeson College is a faith-filled community, providing our students and staff with the opportunity to discover, develop and use their God-given talents in the service of others. We aim to foster and encourage all students to strive to be the best they can academically, socially and as a person for the world.
Situated on the One+ Campus, Gleeson has an enrolment maximum of 700 students, is particularly well resourced and is complemented by our unique and outstanding shared learning concept. Gleeson College was established in 1989 and is named after the late Emeritus Archbishop of Adelaide, the very Reverend James Gleeson. Archbishop Gleeson had a strong personal commitment to the pursuit of excellence, justice and peace, and we believe that the students of Gleeson College continue to strive for those goals in our Catholic tradition.
The intertwining crosses of our College Logo symbolise our sharing with Christ in a reflection of community, and our relationships with Partner Primary Schools and our One+ Campus schools. Our College Motto 'With One Heart' continues the theme of our belonging together, with and in Christ. Our mission is to always be a College of quality learning and quality teaching. We also aim to work in close partnership with our students and parents, in order to achieve success for all.
Gleeson College is underpinned by the values of the Gleeson 10 and Restorative Practices. The College operates a Vertical House Structure (VHS) of Pastoral Care, with House Care Groups including Year 7-9 students in the Middle School, and Year 10-12 students in the Senior School. Since its introduction in 2010, we are continually observing the positive outcomes of the VHS implementation, including increased College Spirit and improved student relationships and sense of belonging over all year levels.
We are also excited to be entering the 30th Anniversary of Gleeson College in 2018. Coinciding with this is the introduction of Year 7 to our College, Capital Development in line with our Master Plan and also a number of community celebrations.
Our slogan reflects the true purpose of Gleeson College:
Learning - Community - Mission
LEARNING: In the digital age, technology and careers will change many times throughout people's lives. Therefore, it will not be enough to learn a narrow set of skills for a long career in one organisation. Learning will have to be life-long to thrive in the future and people will need to take the initiative to sometimes create their own job prospects. Hence, as a place of learning, Gleeson College equips students with the personalised learning, skills and resilience to be the creative and innovative citizens required in our future world. Our Performance Standards and Promotional Policy for all year levels ensure that students achieve their potential.
COMMUNITY: Throughout its history, Gleeson College has built strong relationships and partnerships amongst staff, students, parents and families. In the next decade these partnerships will continue to be strengthened through improved intranet communications and personal communications between families and the College. The changing nature of our society makes it imperative that the two work together for the ultimate benefit of students and their success at school. The College's Learning Management system iScholaris ensures close and constant contact with families.
MISSION: Arguably this aspect of our slogan is the most important for the coming decade. In our consumer focussed world it is vital that we are counter-cultural to some degree and promote the message that Jesus had for the world. Gleeson College aims to teach the social message of the Catholic Church. In teaching this message, the College will hope to promote a strong sense of caring for all of God's people on earth and caring for God's wonderful creation.
I invite you to explore our website and learn more about our wonderful College Community.
I wish you and your family every blessing.
Mr Andrew Baker, Principal