Hamazkaine Arshak and Sophie Galstaun College (known as Galstaun College), located in Ingleside, on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, is the only bi-lingual Armenian Christian Pre-Kindy to Year 12 co-educational College in Australia.
It has an outstanding reputation for delivering a well-rounded education with a modern curriculum and balanced co-curricular offering where students attain a deep sense of belonging to their Armenian heritage and community. Students at Galstaun grow to believe in their potential and grasp opportunities to become more than they thought possible.
Founded in 1986, Galstaun College delivers a well-rounded education for youth from both Armenian and local families in the north Sydney area.
Founded in 1986, the College has grown from a small number of classes to providing a full primary and secondary education on the one campus. Class sizes are small and enable qualified, experienced teachers to deliver a more personalised education for each and every child. This educational model means individual educational plans are developed and progress of each student is monitored.
Galstaun is a very unique College, in that students learn both English and Armenian and have dedicated class time every week to learn about Armenian heritage, culture and traditions. In many ways, students are immersed in Armenian history and develop an appreciation and pride in their culture. Our College truly offers the best of both worlds.
Along with the Armenian studies, students benefit from exposure to the National Curriculum and enjoy many other cultural and sporting pursuits. Technology plays a strong part in the delivery of the curriculum with a commitment to investment in technology to enhance teaching and learning.
Facilities at the College are modern and architecturally-designed with students enjoying multi-purpose rooms that provide agile learning spaces.
Families who enrol their children at Galstaun become part of a warm and welcoming community which enjoys a strong sense of shared Armenian culture and connections. When asked about the College, the first thing parents say is how exceptional the community is.
Students at Galstaun become confident and capable young citizens of the world prepared for future careers in whatever endeavours they choose, but they also develop a strong set of values which help shape their character and their belonging to the Armenian community.
Although a small school, Galstaun College packs a punch with regards to flexible and agile learning facilities for all students to utilise and benefit from. The College campus in Ingleside provides students with peaceful surroundings to support their learning and development.
Through an active fundraising and donor program, the College has grown over the years and added fit-for-purpose facilities to support science, the arts, sport and general learning. Ample green space and sporting fields, in addition to fresh air away from main roads, provides students with an opportunity to be active during recess and lunch to support a healthy mind and body.
The campus includes soccer fields, outdoor basketball courts, plus play equipment and sand pits for the younger primary students.
In a snapshot, key facilities at Galstaun College include:
- two modern computer rooms
- design and technology workshop
- two science laboratories
- art room
- two libraries
- hall for assembly and winter sport
- two basketball courts
- two volleyball courts
- netball court
- soccer field
- uniform shop
- and a new multi-purpose indoor sports and performance centre
Families choose our school for a multitude of reasons but the main ones are outlined below. A Galstaun College education is a worthwhile investment for your child and one which will transform their life in both personal growth and educational outcomes.
Galstaun College offers:
- Pre-Kindergarten to Year 12 campus
Our one campus for students from Pre-Kindergarten to Year 12 provides convenience, safety and peace of mind for families – yet there are separate precincts for Infants, Primary and High School.
- Faith based/values led guidance
Students are guided in a faith-based education to develop solid character and a deep understanding of their purpose.
- Personalised learning for your child with small class sizes
Because we are a smaller school, students benefit from small class sizes thus giving each student the advantage of receiving extra attention.
- Passionate, qualified and committed teaching staff
Our staff are highly qualified, passionate educators, many with multiple tertiary qualifications and a commitment to ongoing professional development.
- Challenging curriculum
Following the national curriculum our students are challenged to become creative and critical thinkers.
- Wide range of co-curricular activities
With activities in music, sport, outdoor education, performing arts and more, Galstaun students have a balanced approach to their education.
- Armenian studies
Armenian studies are offered for students to learn the Armenian language, Armenian history and an appreciation of the Armenian culture.
- Affordable fees with many inclusions
Galstaun College has affordable fees for families with inclusions like co-curricular sport, Armenian studies and special community events.
- Technology rich education
All classrooms at Galstaun are wi-fi enabled and supported with interactive whiteboards. Students participate in a BYOD program.
- Notable purpose-built facilities
The College benefits from a wide range of fit-for-purpose facilities including a multi-purpose hall, science laboratories, sporting oval, playgrounds, art rooms and a library.
- Warm and supportive community
A standout of a Galstaun College education is the friendship and support offered by every family as part of a happy and engaged community.
- Peaceful campus to support learning and development serviced by bus services from all over Sydney
Located at Ingleside, the College is supported by bus services from across Sydney, from the Northern Beaches to Western Sydney.
- Active and engaged Alumni
Even though Galstaun is a relatively young College it has a strong and active Alumni Association.
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