About Gleeson

Gleeson College is a Catholic Co-Educational Secondary College situated on the Golden Grove Secondary Schools Campus in the North Eastern suburbs of Adelaide. With an enrolment maximum of 850 students, Gleeson College is particularly well resourced and is complemented by our outstanding shared facilities.

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.

We are 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.

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. Pursuit of excellence is a core value of Gleeson College, and is demonstrated by our goal of continuous improvement throughout an evidenced-based approach to 21st Century education.

The Gleeson College motto, With One Heart, is the translation of Archbishop Gleeson's motto 'Cor Unum'. In our Patron's first letter to the College, he said "I leave you with this hope of mine: that Gleeson College will always be of 'One Heart' in every aspect of its life and mission." Our community is therefore founded on the commitment of Archbishop James Gleeson to the charism of the heart and our desire to learn, grow and share 'with one heart'.

At Gleeson College, all members of our community aim to fulfil the College's Vision through our ten core values known collectively as the Gleeson 10 and our staff commit to working together through the Gleeson Staff 5. We believe that excellent pastoral care allows students to thrive and feel a sense of belonging and is an important precursor to effective learning. Therefore, we are committed to the Heart of Pastoral Care: Peace & Harmony, Dignity & Respect, Compassion, Truth and Justice.

The Heart of Pastoral Care closely links to our school wide pedagogy where we commit to the HEART of learning and teaching. That is, where learning and teaching is Holistic, promotes Engagement, seeks Authenticity, builds Resilience and fosters Teamwork.