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What Gilson College Primary Offers You

Our Primary School is a thriving Christ-centred, student-focused, values-based learning community. We pursue excellence in all areas of school life and strive to make school an inspiring place with endless possibilities for our young people. We seek to develop our students' capacity in a holistic manner that addresses academic, co-curricular and social-emotional areas.

Head of Primary Greeting

Welcome to Gilson College Mernda (Primary).
It is with great delight that I work alongside a dedicated team of educators who nurture and grow the students in our care every day. Guiding children as they learn to be respectful, responsible and resilient learners as they develop their character as people of integrity.
We value spiritual, academic, social and physical well-being and offer a variety of excellent programs that improve the health of our community.
Our website provides a small glimpse into life at Gilson and I encourage you to see our thriving Christ-Centred community in action on a tour.
“'For I know the plans I have for you,' declares the Lord, 'plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future. '” - Jeremiah 29:11.

Mrs Jodi Batten

Batten Jodi 1

What Gilson College primary offers you

Comprehensive and stimulating curriculum based on The Australian Curriculum in conjunction with the Victorian education standards

Subjects include: Maths, English, Science, French, Drama, Music, Digital Technology, Design and Technology, Encounter, Health, Sport, Physical Education, Humanities & Social Science and Art.

A specialist learning support teacher for those who have difficulties with academic subjects

Supportive and caring environment, including pastoral care for students and their families

Competitive and affordable fees

Chapel programs, Classroom worship, daily Bible classes, a Campus Church that meets on Saturday mornings and a Festival of Faith.

Programs for social health include Bush School, Positive Behaviour 4 Learning, Social Emotional Learning Group, Student Representative Council and senior school camps.

Interschools competition – Athletics, Cross Country, Soccer, Spelling, Maths & STEM

Programs that focus on the physical health of students include HPE lessons, Representative Sports Teams, School Carnivals and promoting Healthy Eating at our canteen

Private College bus system servicing local suburbs

Learning in action

Our students at work at Gilson College - learning, playing, and exploring.