Keilor Downs College

22 July 2019
Issue Six
Important Dates
KDC - House Teams
English - Poetry
Soccer News
Breakfast Club
ITALY 2020
KDC Year Book
Keilor Downs College
(03) 9365 8000
100-110 Odessa Avenue
Keilor Downs, Victoria, 3038

Important Dates

Term Dates:

Term 1:     29th January to 5th April 2019

Term 2:     23rd April to 28th June 2019

Term 3:     15th July to 20th September 2019

Term 4:      7th October to 20th December 2019


Tuesday 23 / 7 - Year 9 RAPPS Assembly

Wednesday 24 / 7 - Year 9 Parent Evening @ 7pm



Thursday 1 /8 -Australian Maths Competition & Year 12 Assembly

Monday 5 /8 - Year 10 Course Counselling

Tuesday 6 / 8 - Year 9 Course Counselling

Monday 12 / 8 - PUPIL FREE DAY

Monday 19 / 8 -Year 11 Fit To Drive (Periods 3-6)

Monday 26 / 8 -Arts Technology Expo @ 7pm


Wednesday 4 / 9 - OXJAM

Thursday 12 /9 - R U OK? Day


Friday 20 / 9 - Last Day of Term 2:30 Finish

KDC - House Teams

Green House:

  • House Leader: Ms Robyn Bewley
  • Year Level Coordinators: Mr David Fawcus, Ms Erica Toth and Ms Marie Velkov
  • House Attendance Officer (STA): Ms Gina Hill

Red House:

  • House Leader: Mr Nick Hooper
  • Year Level Coordinators: Mr Ron Cox, Ms Jennifer Dean and Ms Gowri Nair
  • House Attendance Officer (STA): Ms Lynda Dench

Yellow House:

  • House Leader: Mr Riki Dwyer
  • Year Level Coordinators: Ms Madeleine Auhl, Ms Ourania Drakoulas and Ms Kelsey Baker
  • House Attendance Officer (STA): Ms Janel Fehmi

Blue House:

  • House Leader: Mr Ewen Burt
  • Year Level Coordinators: Mr Trent Cocks, Ms Denise Grant and Mr Shrikan Reddy
  • House Attendance Officer (STA): Ms Nancy Faltas

Careers & Pathway:

LT Pathway & Transitions Careers / VET / Pathways Co-coordinator: Mr Bruce Knights

  • MIPS Officer: Ms Daniela Passalacqua
  • Work Placement Officer: Ms Lynda Dench
  • VET Coordinator: Ms Nancy Faltas
  • VASS Coordinator: Ms Gina Hill

Well-being Team:

Student Well being Co-coordinator (Juniors: Y7 – Y9): Ms Ayla Arif

Student Well-being Co-coordinator (Seniors: Yrs 10 – 12): Ms Victoria Sobh

Psychologist: Mr Brett Bedson and Mr Kyrollos Youssef (Ky)

Youth Worker: Mr Jimmy McArthur 

School Health Nurse (Mon & Thur): Ms Nicky Collins-Smith

International Team:

  • ISP Coordinator: Ms Anh Tsibouriaris
  • ISP MEAs: Ms Mialin Chang and Mr Thomas Bui
  • EAL MEAs: Mr Thomas and Ms Johanna
  • Sister School Coordinator (Japan): Ms Eman Rofeil and Mr Hideki Kato

English - Poetry

Poetry Unit

"As part of the Year 7 English 'Simply Poetry Unit', students were entertained by 'Poetry In Action' to help reinforce what is currently being taught within the classroom! A big thank you to Eleni, Hannah and Brenton for a wonderful performance!" 



Soccer News


A Massive congratulations to Aliah, Emily and Emel for making it through to the squad of 22 for the Victorian Under 18 Schoolgirls.
These girls have been training and representing KDC for many years and they are fine ambassadors for the program.



High School Musical

Thursday 1st August 7pm

Friday 2nd August 7pm

Saturday 3rd August 2 pm & 7pm

Breakfast Club

Breakfast Club

Here at Keilor Downs we recognise breakfast is the most important meal of the day. We have observed a significant number of students who are not eating breakfast before coming to school. The Breakfast Club is an initiative to promote the importance of breakfast. The Breakfast Club will run on Thursday mornings 8am -8.40am outside the Well-being building.

Cheese toasties and hot chocolate will be available at no cost to students.

WHEN: Thursday 25th July 2019

WHERE: Well-being Building

TIME: 8am -8.40am

Please come along and enjoy a delicious breakfast to start your day each Thursday. 


ITALY 2020

Italy Trip 2020

2020 Italian Study Tour Expression of Interest.
Following the very successful Italian Study Tour in 2018, I’m excited to announce that Keilor Downs College will be organising another Italy Trip for the September holidays in 2020.
An educational tour is remembered for a lifetime, it’s an immersive experience that opens students’ eyes and broadens their minds. Students return home with an enhanced intercultural understanding, increased self-awareness and emerging leadership skills.
We are hoping to visit Rome, Florence, Venice, Milan and Siena with day trips to Pisa, Verona and Lucca to provide students with an in depth understanding of the history and culture of Italy. The price of the tour depends on numbers, however I have been advised that for a tour such as this, will include breakfasts and dinners, some tours of the major landmarks, entrance fees to museums of interest in each city visited, and city taxes, the price will be approximately $5,500 plus spending money approximately $500.00 is adequate. We are happy to set up an account for any family wishing to pay by instalments. Drinks with meals and any other services are not included in the itinerary. Students need to have a current Australian passport with 6 months’ validity from re-entry date. Further details will be attached to the itinerary.
The school will need an $800 non-refundable deposit by Friday 9th August 2019. Students are asked to submit an expression of interest by Friday 31st May. A representative from World-strides will host a meeting for students and parents once we have sufficient numbers to proceed. College staff will accompany students who will be supervised at all times. If you are interested, forms can be picked up from the L.O.T.E Office and a meeting in early Term 4 will be announced once numbers are in.
If you have any questions or concerns, you can contact Mrs Tonkich or Mrs Vivarelli  on 93658000 or at [email protected].

Students’ comments from Italy Trip:
It was such an incredible experience and enjoyed every minute. Favorite moments, the gondola ride in Venice and I loved Florence, everything about it and it made me feel happy. It was an unforgettable trip and a once in a lifetime experience.
The Italian School Trip was an extraordinary and enriching experience. It was a once in a life time experience to discover Italy as I had learnt it in school and I was able to learn so much more. It's an extremely beautiful trip that I will remember for the rest of my life and an opportunity that should definitely not be passed up.

KDC Year Book

Don't miss out on your .................KDC Year Book!!!!

Reasons why you should buy your copy of the Year book.....

  1. It’s a collectible; a piece of history.
  2. You never know who’ll become famous after graduation.

  3. An entire year worth of memories is in one book.

  4. Future children will laugh at the changes in generations.

  5. A piece to smile, laugh and reminisce with down the road.

  6. They may never be published in another book again.

  7. It can stand the test of time; unlike the digital world that changes consistently.

KDC Year Book is now on sale, to secure your copy, please pay your $10 at the office.

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