Keilor Downs College

28 February 2020
Issue Two

Education for a positive future.

We foster meaningful relationships between teachers, students, and their peers. We are known for providing a safe, calm and orderly environment, conducive to high quality teaching and learning.

Important Dates:
Action Teams
Stem Camp 
Year 7 Transition BBQ
Year 10 -Work Experience
Library News
KDC Musical Grease
Volunteer @ Walk West
Keilor Downs College
(03) 9365 8000
100-110 Odessa Avenue
Keilor Downs, Victoria, 3038

Important Dates:


Thursday 5th March - Year 7 Immunisations

MONDAY 9th March - LABOUR DAY (Public Holiday)

Thursday 19th March -Year 7-9 Athletics Carnival

Monday 23rd March - Parent / Teacher Conferences - 1:30 -7:30 pm Dinner break 4:30-5:10 pm)

Wednesday 25th March - 6pm School Council AGM

FRIDAY 27th MARCH - Last Day of Term finish 2:30pm - Year 7-9 Award Assemblies)



Monday 13th April - EASTER MONDAY (Public Holiday)

Tuesday 14th April - Students return Term 2

Wednesday 15th April - Year 12 Assembly

Tuesday 21st April - OPEN NIGHT







Wednesday 6th May - Year 10 Immunisations

Monday 11th May - PUPIL FREE DAY

Tuesday 12/14th  May - NAPLAN

Monday 18/22nd May - Celebration of Learning Week

Wednesday 20th May -6pm School Council





Tuesday 9-12th June - Year 10 & 11 Exams

Wednesday 10th June - GAT EXAM

Wednesday 17th June - 6pm School Council

Monday 22nd June - PUPIL FREE DAY

FRIDAY 26th JUNE - Last day of Term, finish 2:30pm - Year 7-9 Award Assemblies)



Action Teams

KDC Action Teams - Apply now

Do you want to influence and lead change in our school community? 
Do you want to collaborate and make decisions?
Do you want to develop your skills as a leader?
If you answered yes, then apply to join a KDC Action Team! Please complete the form and I will be in touch shortly:
Ms Young

Stem Camp 

Stem Camp:



During the December holidays last year I had the opportunity to participate in The Curious Minds Program - a camp aimed at girls in years 9 and 10 who are interested in a career in STEM. 


I was able to travel to The Australian National University in Canberra. Where I spent an amazing, action filled week participating in a range of science, mathematical, technological and communication workshops.  

The Summer camp was extremely fun and exciting, providing valuable insight into the future careers offered in the STEM industry. I had the opportunity to do a lot of experiments in my chosen areas of study meeting like-minded people who are just as interested in STEM as me. 

I’d like to thank Mrs Sharma and the school for giving me the opportunity to attend this unforgettable program. 


Imarsha Pathirana 11Y1 



Year 7 Transition BBQ

Year 7 Transition BBQ

The annual Year 7 Transition BBQ will be held on Tuesday 3rd March from 5pm to 6.30pm. This is a great opportunity for parents to meet some of their child's teachers, ask any questions and meet other parents. All parents are encouraged to head to the Compass Tix link ( to RSVP for this event as soon as possible.

Year 10 -Work Experience

Year 10 - Work Experience
DATES: Monday 22nd June-Friday 26th June 2020.

Communication skills, team work, problem solving, motivation and time management; these are all skills which are essential to have in the workplace and are highly valued by employers. You'll get a chance to develop these skills and more during your work experience placement.

You might think that the only point of doing work experience is for your CV. You probably think you’ll just sit there twiddling your thumbs, or be given a stack of 2,000 envelopes to stuff, stamp and send. Although some work experience does involve doing menial tasks, it can still be very important.

Work experience is a great addition to your CV. It can help you demonstrate your capabilities and commitment to an employer, and can support your cover letter or apprenticeship application by highlighting skills that are both relevant and transferable to the role you’re applying for.  But that’s not all. A period of work experience can add value in a number of other ways.


Here are 5 reasons why you will benefit from a work experience placement:

Gain the skills employers are looking for.

Get a taste of the industry.

Build relationships for the future. 

Get ahead of the competition. 

Personal Development.

Library News


Library News Update.

Children’s Book Council Books of the Year Notables Announced Last Night
Each year leading up to Book Week, we celebrate the announcements of the Notables list that lead to the short list then lead to the Book of the Year. The night is a great event and a catch up with my favourite authors. If you want to know more and see the video of Alex Lee and Libby Gorr, we can meet Next Wednesday at Lunch or after school.  Short List will be announced 31st of March. Whom would you vote for the short list? Display will be up soon.
Premiers Reading Challenge
Access the New Premiers Reading Challenge website way before any other school. Since we are one of the pilot school to trial the website, we are also one of the first to have access. Username and password stickers are ready for you to keep in your diary. Access the website by the links on the Library Intranet or click this link here;


KDC Musical Grease

KDC Musical - GREASE

INFORMATION SESSION  Drum roll please..... This year's KDC Musical is GREASE!

Grease Information Session Lunchtime Friday!!


Get involved in this years School Production of Grease!


There is an opportunity to get information about being onstage and backstage today(Friday 28 February) at lunchtime in F2. Audition dates, rehearsal dates and performance dates will be announced.

Importantly, there will be sign-up sheets for auditions during this session.

If you are curious about the musical, or think you want to be Danny or Sandy, then you need to be there at lunchtime tomorrow. You are welcome to bring your lunch.

See you there!

Volunteer @ Walk West

Walk West 2020:

Since 2015 KDC students and parents have supported Walk West, an annual fundraiser for Western Health. This year the event will be held on Sunday 22nd of March at Footscray Park. If you would like to volunteer and/or participate please register below and I will be in touch.

Please register by Friday 13th March.



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