Services on Campus

Northern Bay College has a number of exceptional partnerships that assist our students and families to access programs, provide support to participate in their learning, and enhance their outcomes.

Working across campuses, Ardoch partners with NBC to deliver tailored education support programs that aim to increase engagement, build aspiration and enhance learning outcomes.

Northern Bay College has a number of programs that can only be provided with Ardoch support. One of the many examples is the Learning Through Life Program where all Year 8 students attend a formal luncheon at The Gordon to experience fine dining with guests from the community and corporate world. Each program also aims to increase the confidence of children and young people living in disadvantaged communities.


With an office at the Tallis Campus, The Smith Family provides support to children and young people to achieve their potential through scholarships, programs and initiatives.

Our support Includes: Learning for Life’ educational scholarships to NBC families based on school referral and demonstrated commitment to education;

Let’s Read’ program at the College Family Learning Centre to support families with pre-school reading;

Student2student’ buddy reading program that is either by phone or online for primary students; Learning Clubs’ including supporting Literacy & Numeracy as part of Extended school day program; Science Maths Technology Learning (SMT) club that focuses on STEAM and relevant careers at year 9, 10 and 11;

Certificate 1 in Financial Services’ to build financial literacy skills for senior students and iTrack’ which is an online career mentoring program for senior students

Website Link:

The Connect Up program helps parents/caregivers to support their 0-12 year old children to thrive through a range of services. The program has held an excellent partnership with Northern Bay College over the past 10 years and has expanded to our Junior Campuses and the Family Learning Centre.

The Connect Up program provides tailored activities to support families and the school communities that include:

Individual family support: To assist families to resolve family crisis and immediate problems and where required linked to other services for further support. Connect Up workers can help with many things, providing support with parenting challenges; supporting families to set up good routines and material aid needs.

Supported playgroups: A 90 minute group held weekly at each campus led by the local Connect Up worker with fun learning activities to share with your preschool children, meet new families with young children and share ideas and information.

Parenting education and engagement groups: These are particular to each school and local families to provide opportunities to meet other parents to discuss topics of interest and to find out more about what is happening within your school community. Parenting group work programs are available to meet the needs and interests of the parents.

Transitional support: To assist parents and their children with the move from kindergarten to school.

Parent Feedback:

  • "Thanks you for all your help and kindness. I’ll never forget the things we learnt.”
  • “I am now looking for the reason behind my child’s behaviors, not focusing on the behavior.”
  • “The support from the worker was so helpful. I am so proud of myself.”

Bethany’s Connect Up workers can be contacted through the NBC sites or can be reached on 52788122 Mobile: 0448 876 013

Provide support in a range of ways within the college. Referrals to their services are conducted by campus leaders and wellbeing staff.

For further information: Visit their website:

The Geelong Project is an innovative youth homelessness project which will build on community and cross-sector collaboration to identify and provide early intervention to young people at risk of homelessness.

The project is led by Barwon Child, Youth & Family (BCYF). BCYF is a key provider of services for vulnerable young people aged 10 – 25 and their families including accommodation support (crisis & transitional housing), innovative youth & family interventions as well as a range of other initiatives to assist young people to develop their sense of belonging.

State School Relief are major providers of support to our college. Their funding raising and partnership with the state government ensures that families experiencing hardship have the possibility of accessing School Uniform Support through subsidies. Welfare staff at each campus discuss this need with families.

Korus Connect is a Christian not-for-profit provider of School Chaplaincy that partners with others to help build communities that are connected, supported and whole. We believe that local people need to be the catalyst for bringing about real and lasting change in their own community.

We work with like-minded individuals, schools, government, churches, community organisations and businesses to facilitate community initiatives that foster connection, collaboration and community wellbeing.

Community partnering activities include:

  • School Chaplaincy - offering holistic pastoral care to foster the social, emotional and spiritual wellbeing of school communities, supported by local communities
  • Community Connectors - journeying with local communities in collaboration with local organisations and individuals to bring about real, positive and lasting social impact.