VCAT Notice

As in 2013, the School has applied to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) to extend an exemption from the Equal Opportunity Act 2010. The purpose of the exemption is to provide the School with the ability to maintain a coeducational balance by differentiating between students based on gender.

The exemption has been applied predominantly at our Toorak Campus, where we currently have a gender imbalance, with more boys than girls. Toorak Campus is positioned in an area which has a high concentration of single sex girls’ schools and the exemption has enabled the School to offer scholarships for girls at particular year levels to prioritise a gender balance.

Geelong Grammar School strongly believes that coeducation sets our learners for success. We want it to be strong at all of our campuses for the benefit of all of our students, both boys and girls.

Geelong Grammar School also values diversity and inclusivity. At our School, everyone has the right to feel safe, valued and accepted, regardless of race, religion, gender identity or sexual orientation. We actively promote an inclusive, respectful and connected School culture that values the participation of all students. The exemption from the Equal Opportunity Act will not dilute our commitment to nurturing a learning and working environment that is positive and supportive for all members of our School community.

Please find the notice below regarding the School’s application to VCAT which we distributed to all members of our community on Monday 3 December.

VCAT Notice H329_2018 (PDF 128.3KB)