Keilor Downs College

18 March 2019
Issue Two
Dates to Remember
2019 KDC - Teams
Explore Your World
PreCAL Program
Our new Library
Year 12 Camp
Swimming Sports
KDC - Uniform
KDC - Surfing
Keilor Downs College
(03) 9365 8000
100-110 Odessa Avenue
Keilor Downs, Victoria, 3038

Dates to Remember


Mon 18/3 - Fri 22/3 - Year 10 Camp Queensland

Wednesday 20/3 - Harmony Day & Awards night @ 6pm

Thursday 28/3 - Fun Run /  Year 7 -  P1 & 2  -  Year 8 -  P3 & 4



Monday 1/4 - Parent Teacher Interviews

Friday 5/4 - Last Day of Term 2:30pm finish

Monday 22/4 - Easter Monday - Public Holiday

Tuesday 23/4 - Students Return - Term 2

Wednesday 24/4 - Year 12 Assembly

Thursday 25/4 - ANZAC DAY - Public Holiday

Friday 26/4 - Year 11 Assembly

Tuesday 30/4 - OPEN NIGHT


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

2019 KDC - Teams

Our House Teams

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 Chantelle Polacsek

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

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

Career & Pathways Team

  • LT Pathway & Transitions Careers / VET / Pathways Co-coordinator: Mr Bruce Knights
  • MIPS Officer: Ms Emma Ford
  • Work Placement Officer: Ms Lynda Dench
  • VET Coordinator: Ms Chantelle Polacsek
  • VASS Coordinator: Ms Gina Hill

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

Explore Your World

KDC raises over $1000 for Charity.

 The Year 10 Explore Your World class worked together to create fundraisers and presentations, while raising over $1000 to be donated to their chosen organisations; International Women’s Day, White Balloon Day, World Children’s Day, Stress Awareness Day and Sweetheart Day. Students selected their own groups and decided the organisations that interested them. During the process, students were required to research their organisations, contact people for confirmation, create time schedules, list quantities of materials, consider ideas for promotion and allocate roles. After six weeks of planning and preparation, the students came together to provide the school with an Out of Uniform Day; students could wear colors associated with the organisations (Purple, White, Pink, Blue and/or Red), presentations to classes in junior year levels and made cheesecakes, cupcakes and milkshakes – which were all extremely popular, by student purchases. As a class, we all achieved collaboration and communication skills, worked in unity and are excited for the projects ahead.

On behalf of the Year 10 Explore Your World class, we would like to thank Miss Garcia-Ives and other teachers and students who assisted in making the day a success!


Charlie, Leyla, Natalie and the Year 10 Explore Your World class.



PreCAL Program

Year 10 - PreCAL

A BIG thank you to Bunnings -Taylor's Lakes for supporting the KDC PreCAL Program with their generous donation of $100 for materials with the upcoming projects. 

Thank you Bunnings, as this is great to have your support, for the local community.


Our new Library

Our new Library

At last! The newly refurbished KDC Library welcomed students on Monday the 18th Feb, 2019. This wonderful welcoming space is equipped with many new features, including a reading room to enjoy a quiet comfortable zone. VCE students were the first to use a specially designed VCE study area and a modern pod for individual learning. Every detail was thoughtfully designed by our facilities team and supported by our inspiring Principal, Linda Maxwell.

Mrs Gates


Year 12 Camp

Year 12 Camp 

Our Year 12's went on a Well being Camp to Lady Northcote and was attended which much enthusiasm for their final year @ KDC. A great experience for students to come together and connect, preparing for the big year ahead. Students had a great time and team work efforts made us very proud.

Well done Year 12's. 


Swimming Sports



WHAT A DAY!! KDC students from 7-9 participated in the annual Swimming Carnival at the St Albans Leisure Centre. Students were involved in various swimming events while some chose to play volleyball. Students efforts were outstanding and it was great to see the team spirit between the houses.

A BIG thank you to all teachers and peer support students who assisted on the day and well done to

Mr Shelton for organising another successful Swimming Carnival for 2019.


KDC - Uniform

KDC - Surfing

KDC Surfing

On Wednesday 13th March the year 10 outdoor education students went on an excursion to Torquay surf beach after their beach safety & awareness unit. Students had an introduction to surfing by the instructors where they learnt the surfing technique and about tides, rips and hazards they may encounter in the surf. All students had an enjoyable experience.


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