Guilford Young College

LOCAL BRANCH

Glenorchy

72-76 Bowden Street, Glenorchy TAS 7010
Business Summary
CATHOLIC SENIOR SECONDARY COLLEGE
About Us
About Us

Guilford Young College is Tasmania's only Catholic co-educational Senior Secondary College. We operate on two unique campuses. The Glenorchy Campus is located in a secluded and beautiful environment with Mount Wellington as a backdrop. The Hobart Campus is situated in central Hobart with magnificent views overlooking the city and out to the Derwent River.


Through a flexible learning experience, we provide an holistic education which is student-centred, relevant and challenging. Central to our learning is a focus on excellence in teaching practice, equality and diversity of opportunity. We are a welcoming, compassionate community that provides a safe and inclusive learning environment.


Our College
Principal's Message

Since our establishment in 1994, we have welcomed students from schools and colleges across Tasmania, Interstate and Overseas and provided for them a challenging and fulfilling learning experience. Flexibility, breadth and depth are the hallmark of our learning pathways.


We value and celebrate achievement and generosity. Our staff are dedicated to delivering an exemplary, multi-faceted and engaging curriculum. We care for the individual and understand the need to offer the broadest range of courses culminating in vocational qualification and work readiness and to academic profiling enabling access all levels of university entrance.


Curriculum

Guilford Young College is committed to providing a curriculum that affirms and promotes the individuality and giftedness of every student. At Guilford Young College, all students are encouraged to choose a subject mix that best fits their abilities, interests and future goals. Our Pathways Planning process of tutors working with students assists in decision making & goal setting.


Our handbook outlines over 100 Tasmanian Certificate of Education (TCE) and Vocational Education & Training (VET) courses that support both the entrance to university and other tertiary studies or provide practical industry training in areas including Business, Hospitality, Tourism, Automotive, Engineering, Information Technology, Children's Services and Sport & Recreation.


Enrolment

We welcome all who wish to join our community of Faith

Often enrolment in a Catholic school is seen as only available to those who are baptized Catholics. This is not the case.


We do identify strongly as a Catholic College. This means that we exist to live the values of the Gospel and to welcome others to belong to our community of faith, where what we say and do are founded in respect, justice, forgiveness, compassion, love and truth.


Staff

Students at Guilford Young College are educated and supported by a team of highly qualified and skilled staff. All bring to the College, a great depth and diversity of experience gained from working in Tasmania, on the mainland and overseas.


Our teachers are committed to high standards and innovative methods of teaching, so that students are challenged to achieve their potential in all their endeavours.

Pastoral care of students is regarded as a priority. It is undertaken by all members of staff, but in the first instance, by each student’s tutor. We also have fully qualified counsellors available at all times on both campuses.