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Northern Bay College (NBC) is one of Victoria’s largest public schools and it faces significant challenges to improve the education and work outcomes of students now and into the future.

The College has a primary commitment to our students, their families and our communities.

The Funds for the Future Board seeks to support the Northern Bay Challenge in identifying and removing barriers to successful pathways into further education and/or employment.

We challenge our community partners and those who believe in and support our vision to come on board to help provide the ways and means for our students to achieve their hopes and dreams.


A community that is proud of their 3214 postcode and seeks to achieve high standards for all students in terms of wellbeing, health, nutrition and education and employment.


The Northern Bay Challenge supports Northern Bay College in identifying and removing all barriers to successful student pathways to further education and/or employment.

We believe there are 10 pillars that will underpin our mission and vision:

  1. Health
  2. Tertiary education access
  3. Capital works
  4. Co-located services
  5. Community engagement
  6. Removal of barriers, creating pathways to success
  7. School readiness
  8. School connection
  9. Employment Pathways
  10. Youth Development



  • Promoting health and wellbeing from birth through to school entry

  • Building school readiness

  • Co-locating services on the college campuses

  • Building community engagement

  • Planning and building school facilities to suit a new way of teaching and learning

  • Creating employment pathways

  • Promoting inclusive school practices

  • Running student intervention programs

  • Building links with tertiary providers

  • Extended School Day

  • Heroes journey at year nine based on the Reach program

  • Creation of new sporting fields

  • Establishment of a college ‘Allied Health’ team

  • Scholarship program

  • Student Overseas Travel program

  • Aspire program with Deakin University at Years 6, 8 and 10

  • School-based apprenticeship program

  • Student university access during school holidays

  • Hands on Learning

  • Trade Taster and VETiS program at on site Trade Training Centre

  • Supporting our ‘new arrival’ students


The Northern Bay Challenge is registered through the Geelong Community Foundation which allows tax free donations to be made into the Northern Bay College Scholarship Fund. Fundraising is enabled through the establishment of the Northern Bay Challenge Sub-Fund of the Geelong Community Foundation.


At Northern Bay College, we challenge all those who work within and beyond the college to do all they can to guarantee a successful pathway for our students into further education or employment.

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