Choosing the right school for your child is an important decision! Each educational facility specialises in different things and caters to the needs of their children differently. Whether you’re looking for a school that offers academic extension, creative programs, or something in between, you’ll have a variety of great schools to choose from near Willow Mt Duneed to suit your child’s needs.
Discover the right fit for your child – here are the top 5 schools for Willow residents:
Mirripoa Primary School
Distance: 2 min drive
Mirripoa – meaning ‘Sunny Plains’ – comes from the Wadawurrung language who were the traditional owners of the land that the school is built on. This brand new state-of-the-art learning facility recently opened in 2020 and has enrolled over 116 students. The Mirripoa buildings were designed based on the latest research of effective learning environments, highlighting personalisation, active investigation and inquiry, collaboration, and student agency.
Read more about Mirripoa Primary School.
Distance: 4 min drive
Located just 2km from Willow, Iona College is a brand new Catholic coeducational school that opened just last year. In its first year of operation, the school welcomed 150 years 7 students and 23 staff. The College will be fully built-in three stages over six years, with $65 million to be invested in state-of-the-art facilities that will serve the educational needs of students well into the future. This will include a sporting precinct and food technology centre, as well as specialist art, technology, STEM, science, and media facilities. In 2022, students in years 7 – 9 will be able to attend, with the school’s secondary population set to grow to upwards of 1,500 students over a ten-year period.
Read more about Iona College.
Grovedale West Primary School
Distance: 5 min drive
Grovedale West Primary School is the neighbourhood school for families residing in Waurn Ponds, Grovedale, and Mt Duneed. Located just 10 minutes from Geelong city centre and just 15 from the coastal townships of Torquay and Barwon Heads, Grovedale West Primary is perfect for students who have extra-curricular activities after school in these areas.
Read more about Grovedale West Primary School.
Oberon High School
Distance: 8 min drive
Oberon High School is a more established school for the residents of Mt Duneed. Having been built in 1963, it has deep historical roots in the area. The campus teaches years 7 – 12 with more than 850 students in attendance. Oberon has recently relocated to a brand-new facility in Armstrong Creek, just 12km from Geelong.
Read more about Oberon High School.
Geelong Lutheran College
Distance: 3 min drive
Geelong Lutheran College is made up of two campuses; St John’s which offers kindergarten and Prep through to year 6 and the Armstrong Creek campus, which offers Prep through to year 12. One of the highlights of GLC is that they offer a large range of learning opportunities beyond the classroom. Activities such as choir, a range of sports, chess lessons, Tournament of Minds (SJ), and Battle of the Books are just some of the extra-curricular activities students can partake in.
Read more about Geelong Lutheran College.
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