Principal's Welcome Message
Welcome to Gilson College

Welcome to the Gilson College web site. I hope your visit will be informative and perhaps answer some of the questions you may have regarding our College. I trust that as you learn a little about our College community you will be inspired to make a visit to one of our campuses.  We are involved in a continual process of making Gilson College a better place for our students where we build on our own special strengths and take advantage of our own unique opportunities.

Gilson College is a great place for students – a place where they can get involved with the many different aspects of school life.  Over the years we have endeavored to make this a special place where Jesus reigns supreme. The dedication of the staff, the emphasis on service to others and the integration of faith and learning in the classroom testify to His influence.

As a member of the worldwide Seventh-day Adventist Education system, the College shares in a heritage that extends back to 1896 here in Melbourne, Australia. Perhaps one of the most important traditions is the friendliness, which pervades both campuses. Established on the Taylors Hill site in 1988 and on the Mernda site in 2013, Gilson College seeks to encourage the spiritual, academic, physical and social development of each student, in a caring Christian environment that promotes excellence.

Today, I am pleased that even though Gilson College still honours its traditions, it has its eye on the future. There is usually a building program involving the construction or refurbishment of facilities, maintaining modern computer facilities, student scholarships, and a host of other activities making our campuses very dynamic places. We are blessed with strong church support, continued curricular innovation; staff and students who are simply outstanding; and with the ‘Main Man’s’ blessing we look to our future with more assurance.

If you’re thinking about enrolling at Gilson College, please visit our ‘enrolment info’ page. On both our campuses, you will find talented staff to guide and motivate you. If you are a former student, welcome back. Maybe you are a parent, a colleague at another school, a friend of Gilson College, or just a curious web-surfer, then please enjoy your electronic visit, and follow it up in person when you can.

God bless you.

Mark B Vodéll
B.A., Dip. Tch., B.Ed., M. Ed. (Hons.), MACE, MACEL, JP