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Excellence in Education

Gilson College

Mernda Campus

Gilson College is a Christian co-educational college providing primary and secondary education to students from a diverse range of backgrounds and beliefs. The College is part of a worldwide network of institutions connected to the Seventh-day Adventist Church, including schools, universities and hospitals, with a proud tradition of excellence for over 140 years. We offer values-based education within a Christian worldview that caters for every individual in an innovative and supportive environment. This year, we will continue to build a thriving, Christ-centered community that honours the past, respects the present and strives for future success. Through excellence in education, we will develop people of integrity and Christian character.

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Meet Our Principal

Our School Principal, Ms Kristin Hankins, is a multi-talented leader who proudly encapsulates our school values. With an exceptional passion for learning and the ability to inspire students and staff, she is at the very core of our educational excellence.

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Tour Our Campus

Join Gilson College students, staff and parents to find out more about student life and learning at Gilson. School tours are your best chance to catch an authentic glimpse of student life in Early Learning, Primary and Secondary.

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Our Learning Philosophy

At Gilson College, we offer your child values-based Christian education from Foundation to Year 12. Our College has the facilities and teacher expertise to provide an exceptional future-focused education that builds character for life.


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Tuesday, 28 November 2023

A huge congratulations to our amazing maths students, some of who placed in the top 1% of Australian students in this year’s AMC πŸ™ŒπŸ™πŸΌ We are so proud of your efforts πŸ˜€

Wednesday, 22 November 2023

Gilson College offers values-based education within a Christian worldview, catering for every individual in an innovative and supportive environment. Whether it’s engaging with stimulating academic content, navigating new friendships, experiencing personal growth through our Learning 4 Life initiative or competing...

Tuesday, 21 November 2023

Did you know that our Year 9 students complete their Learning 4 Life program with a 7-day hike through the Victorian high country?! ⛰️ ☁️ πŸ₯Ύ With views like these it’s hard not to smile 😊 πŸ˜ƒ Congratulations to all...

Acknowledgement of Country

Gilson College acknowledges the Wurundjeri People of the Kulin Nation as the land's traditional custodians. We recognise that by learning from the past, we can best care for each other in the future. We are committed to working as Jesus did to achieve a legacy of reconciliation, justice and hope for all Australians.

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