About Us

Gleeson College is a Catholic co-educational secondary school situated on the Golden Grove Secondary Schools Campus (One+) in the north-eastern suburbs of Adelaide. Nurturing students from Years 7 to 12, Gleeson College is well resourced and is complemented by the shared learning and facilities accessed by three schools on campus: Gleeson College, Pedare Christian College and Golden Grove High School. 

Gleeson College takes its name from the Very Reverend James Gleeson.  Throughout his long and distinguished career, Archbishop Gleeson had a strong personal commitment to the pursuit of justice and peace and we believe that the students of Gleeson College continue to strive for these goals, in the  Catholic tradition.  At  Gleeson College all members of our  community aim to fulfil the College's Vision through the Gleeson 10 (the College's core values and indicators).

The College operates a vertical house system of Pastoral Care and our staff is highly regarded for their partnership with parents and students, dedication to academic excellence and the pastoral care of students as well as commitment to professional development.


Gleeson College is a faith-filled community which provides its members with the opportunity to discover, develop and use their God-given talents and abilities in the service of others.


... is to fulfil our vision by ensuring that at Gleeson College:
  • the promotion of faith, the love of God, the person of Jesus and service to others are central to the education of the whole person;
  • we provide a safe, supportive and welcoming environment;
  • the children, parents and staff work together, listen to and care for one another with confidence and trust;
  • we cater for individual differences in the pursuit of excellence so that personal success can be achieved by all.

A Quality School Vision


At Gleeson College all members of our community aim to fulfill the College's Vision through our Ten Core Values and their indicators. They have been developed through community consultation, and with reference to Archbishop Gleeson's letter to the College, the college Vision and Mission statements and the College Song. They provide the foundation to all that we do as student, staff and parent members of our Catholic Educational Community.

Our 10 Core Values and their indicators are:


  • Care for all members of the community.
  • Listen actively to members of our community.
  • Show empathy with and for others.
  • Value the well-being of others and ourselves.

Service To Others

  • Welcome new members and visitors to the College.
  • Contribute to a supportive environment.
  • Participate positively in College outreach activities.
  • Participate in the broader life of the College.

Life-Long Learning

  • Provide for the education for the whole person.
  • Develop independent, articulate, skilled and engaged learners.
  • Challenge ourselves to make the most of learning opportunities.
  • Accept personal responsibility for quality learning in a changing world context.

Pursuit of Excellence

  • Create an environment of encouragement, persistence and best effort.
  • Seek innovative and evidence-based learning opportunities.
  • Seek opportunities for the attainment of quality through continuous improvement.
  • Evaluate self-assess and reflect on all that we do.


  • Promote a culture of acceptance and inclusivity.
  • Respect and embrace other faiths and beliefs.
  • Support community service and social justice activities.
  • Provide processes of reconciliation and restorative justice to resolve differences.

Dignity and Respect

  • Promote an environment of trust and respect.
  • Respect the built and the natural environment.
  • Respect our property and the property of others.
  • Respect the dignity of each person.

Pride in Success

  • Demonstrate pride in the achievements of our College.
  • Represent the school with honour.
  • Celebrate the individual accomplishments of staff and students.
  • Acknowledge the contributions of groups or individuals to the success of the College.


  • Seek truth in all we do.
  • Value the perspectives of others.
  • Act with integrity in dealings with others.
  • Be faithful to the core social teachings of the Catholic Church.

Peace and Harmony

  • Value the College and its community as a place of peace and harmony.
  • Uphold the College as a place of safety.
  • Work collaboratively for the benefit of all community members.
  • Actively appreciate the skills and contributions of all community members.

Faith-Filled Community

  • Promote the love of God, the example of Jesus and the ethos of Archbishop James Gleeson.
  • Appreciate God's creation and its meaning in our lives.
  • Support the identity and mission of the Catholic Church.
  • Nurture the Spiritual/Faith Journeys of Community members.