‘The path of life is one of ups and downs, one in which the odds are great, and defeat has to be encountered. Sport trains us for life, since it teaches us to take our defeats with a smile, and to say, “We live to fight another day.” To set the cause above renown, to love the game beyond the prize. Surely this is the essence of the sporting spirit which does so much to help us along the road of life.’
On the Sport of Rowing – Vautin H Andrews Pegasus June 1934 p 43
Bellerin Campaign - Join our team
In the Waddawarrung language Bellerin means shine and this outstanding facility will be a place for Geelong College students to shine, in sport, and in life.
Our vision is to define a sporting precinct at the Western edge of the campus. Bellerin will be a state-of-the-art learning and sports space that comprises a double court gymnasium, elite training facility and event space overlooking Mackie Oval. It will host sports training, APS and other competition, school events and additional learning spaces. Bellerin will be used by the broader College community and become another extraordinary place for school gatherings.
Car parking and storage facilities will be underground, and the gradient of the slope allows a significant footprint that sits in concert with the campus among landscaped gardens.
The project also encompasses the formalisation of the streetscape on Claremont Avenue, moving two heritage houses to open the entrance to Mackie House. Both houses will be relocated on College grounds and will be used for a new medical centre and as an
expansion of Mossgiel House.
By positioning the new facility at the edge of the campus we allow for long-term growth at its centre for a new library and learning centre. It also enables the existing gym to continue operation during the construction phase.
To achieve our ambitious fundraising target, we need significant philanthropic support from The Geelong College community.
Please join with other members of the Geelong College community and invest in current and future students, and the long-term success of our school.
We ask that you consider a gift, large or small, to help our students shine.
See the video below for an update on the construction.
Bellerin Constuction December 2022
The Bellerin Campaign is a generational opportunity to build a legacy for the students and families of The Geelong College. This will enable not only state-of-the-art sporting facilities that are integral to the health and wellbeing of our school community, but allow us to develop the next phase of a rich learning environment for our school.
- Prof. Richard Page