The Victorian Sailing School is a campus of Newcomb Secondary College and is staffed by the Department of Education & Training (DET). It provides programs for students from DET schools throughout Victoria, primarily in Years 9 to 12.
The Sailing School is located on Eastern Beach Road, in Geelong, and is equipped with showers, toilets and kitchen. The facility has basic overnight accommodation that is available by prior arrangement with the campus manager.
The broad policy of the Victorian Sailing School is to provide a unique aquatic based educational experience by promoting programs that consist of environmental interaction, outdoor educational and recreational adventure activities.
Active participation in these pursuits will encourage students to:
- Face new challenges.
- Gain self-reliance.
- Show initiative, particularly when under pressure
- Acquire leadership qualities
- Nurture teamwork, cooperation and acceptance of others’ abilities
- Develop concentration and listening skills
- Respect the environment