We endeavour to create a positive experience for all of our students.
We do this by implementing Positive Behaviour Support - focusing on improving behaviour, teaching social skills and achieving higher educational outcomes. We have a culture within the College which is positive, consistent and promotes respectful, responsible and caring behaviour.
We support our students to reach their full potential in their secondary education, and encourage social and emotional development as they interact and learn to live with their peers. College staff connect students to the wider Geraldton community, encouraging community activity and participation to further broaden our students’ horizons.
We are an established and respected institution within the Geraldton community and throughout Western Australia. Our credibility is reflected in the confidence shown by families who have sent successive generations to our college over our many years.
We’re proud of our students and what they achieve during their time at Geraldton Residential College. Up to 124 students between 11 and 18 years old come from all over Western Australia, from as far north as Halls Creek, as east as Meekatharra and as south as Jurien Bay. The college environment brings students' unique personalities and lifestyles together in one place, where they learn and grow from each other, forming life-long friendships.
Led by College Manager, Dr Joe Slavens, our team works to provide the best possible boarding experience for students during their stay in Geraldton.
All-hours supervision is provided by our staff during school term and school weekends. All supervisory staff hold current qualifications to ensure the best possible standard of duty of care, including:
- Certificate IV in Community Services (Student Residential Care)
- Current first aid certificate
- Water safety qualifications including Surf Rescue Certificate (SRC), Bronze Medallion and Aquatic Rescue for Group 3 Pools
- Bus driver’s license with “F” endorsement.
Students at Geraldton Residential College are able to attend the following schools:
- Geraldton Senior College (Geraldton Senior High School from 2019)
- John Willcock College (Champion Bay Senior High School from 2019)
- Geraldton Grammar School
- Nagle Catholic College
The College maintains direct relationships with our partner schools to monitor our students’ progress and wellbeing.
Geraldton is an amazing place for students from regional Western Australia to live while completing their secondary education. Located 424 kilometres north of Perth, Geraldton’s population of over 40 000 enjoy beautiful beaches, sea-breeze-cooled climate and year-round sunshine.
A bustling regional city, Geraldton boasts a healthy community environment, a flourishing economy and successful industries such as mining, fishing, manufacturing, construction, retail and tourism.
Our port city is conveniently situated 5 hours’ drive from Carnarvon, Perth and Meekatharra and is connected by daily flights and buses to Perth.
The College maintains close ties with the community. A key way we do this is through our Local Input Networking and Communications (LINC) committee. The committee includes representatives from the committee and provides advice and support to the College Manager and staff.