We believe that it is important that prospective parents get a true representation of learning in our community. With this in mind we strongly encourage all prospective parents and students participate in a tour of the school on a regular school day. You are welcome to make an appointment to visit and see the College at work at any time throughout the school year. A staff member or student will conduct you on a tour of the school and you can visit any classes in session. Your staff/student guide will explain the school curriculum, programs and facilities and be happy to answer your questions. For further information on College tours please contact the Assistant Principal or call the office to arrange a time. Click on Contact Us.
College Tours and Open Days
We are providing multiple opportunities for primary students and their parents to experience what being a Gilmore student is like. To this end we are offering a number of Gilmore Girl for a Day/Open Day. The students come to the school and have all the experiences of a regular high school student, while their parent goes on a tour of the College. The next Gilmore Girl for a Day experience is on:
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If you would like your daughter to participate in the Gilmore Girl for a Day please contact the school on 9689 4788.
From Term 2 onwards we will be continuing to offer our Science Experience. This is an ongoing program where a group of students from local primary schools are driven to Gilmore and are taught by one of our highly trained science teachers. This experience is offered to all primary schools for free. If you would like your child to be involved please go to the Contact Us page. This program ran with great success last year at Yarraville West, Kingsville Primary and Footscray Primary schools.
Orientation Day for Grade 6 Students
Enrolled grade 6 girls from primary schools attend the Gilmore College Orientation Day and participate in a classes and special activities and meet staff and other students. All relevant information on the Year 7 school program is provided to ease transition from primary school. The Orientation Day date is provided via the Home Page and News and Events pages of this website each year.
- VCE Information Evenings
These are conducted every year to explain VCE requirements to parents, guardians and students. Information about the range of Gilmore VCE courses is provided and the Gilmore College VCE handbook is also available. Key Learning Area staff members are also available to discuss subjects and courses and examples of VCE work are displayed.
Year 9 to Year 10 Information Evening
An information evening for parents of students in year 9, going into senior school in year 10, is held as part of the Parent Teacher night at the end of term 3. This is to inform parents about the change in curriculum structure and the range of subjects offered in year 10.
Student Award Presentations
In July we celebrate the achievement of students in semester one by holding a special, whole school assembly and presenting awards for student academic, community and sporting achievements. Music and drama performances are included. In December, at the end of each school year, a special an Awards Ceremony is held to celebrate the special achievements of individual students at each year level and for each key Learning Area. It is also a time to celebrate and reward the results of our VCE students and to wish them well for the future.
Invitations to College Events
The College Newsletters and the College website – What’s on at Gilmore and the News & Events page, will include information about many upcoming school events when parents and interested community members are invited to attend and participate.