Keilor Downs College

09 November 2018
Issue Eleven
Important Dates
School Information
Page 4
Breakfast Club
Library - Competition
Year 7
Keilor Downs College
(03) 9365 8000
100-110 Odessa Avenue
Keilor Downs, Victoria, 3038

Important Dates


Mon - Wed 12-14th November

Year 9 Camp (Phillip Island)

Tuesday 13th November

Year 11 VET Classes finish

Friday 16th November

Last Day Yr 10 & 11 Classes

Monday 19th November

Year 10 & 11 Exams begin

Wednesday 21st November

Year 12 Exams finish

Friday 23rd November

Year 12 Formal

Wed - Fri 28 - 30th November

Year 10 Pre CAL Bike Camp


Monday 3rd December

 Step Up Week Yrs 9-11

Thursday 6th December

Summer Music Festival

Tuesday 11th December

Year 7 2019 Orientation Day

Wed / Thurs 12-13th December

Secondhand Book-sale

Tuesday 18th December

Year 8 Luna Park

Wednesday 19th December

Year 12 Graduation

Friday 21st December

Last Day of Year 1pm Finish

School Information

Term Dates for 2019

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


Late Arrivals

REMEMBER: please call the College if your child is absent for any reason. In order to minimize disruption to class and maximize learning opportunities for our students, we would like to remind you of the school policy regarding late arrival to school. Students are expected to be at school at 8:50am. 
A warning bell rings at 8:50 am for Home group at 8:55am and class begins punctually at 9:04am. If your child is late for any reason, please notify the school by phone 9365 8000, or your child’s house. 

Red House – 93658 8017

Green House - 9365 8015

Yellow House - 9365 8034

Blue House 9365 8041

Updating  your details

Updating your details is easy. Please notify the General Office of changes in your circumstances as soon as possible. Any changes such as names, addresses, mobile number etc, can be updated on Compass via the office.

2019 Enrolments

For students not returning to KDC next year, please  notify the College on 9365 8000 ASAP.

Students who will be on holidays at the beginning of the 2019 also need to inform the College as this information is vital for planning purposes. 

Forms for extended absences from school can be picked up from their respective house.

Lost Property

Please ensure all school clothes, books and personal property are clearly labelled with the student's name. Many items are not returned to their rightful owners because they are not labelled correctly or clearly.

USBs should include a folder with the student's name and form to assist in returning it to the correct person. If you are missing items please see the front office or your house.

Second Hand Uniform

If you have any uniform items that your students no longer require, can you please consider donating them to student welfare.  You are welcome to drop them in to the front office.  If you have any questions, please contact Gina Hill on 9365 8000.

General Office

Office Hours are: 8:15am - 4:30pm

Year 11 VCAL

Year 11 VCAL Students

Monday 8th October, our Year 11 VCAL classes participated in the Digital Citizenship module as part of the High Resolves Global Citizenship Program. The module explored the central idea that they can use digital channels to amplify messages that unite humanity, especially in response to hatred and divisiveness.

In the first activity, the students competed in small teams to identify the top five hashtags of 2018. Students were then introduced to the metaphor of a seesaw which can be tipped one way or the other, dependent upon their online actions.  Through a series of games and real life examples, our students were in order to tip the seesaw towards the right side of history and needed to remember three things: (1) No matter, what you do online has an impact; (2) Everyone on the same side and the importance of persuading people to join your cause; (3) Speak up, especially for those with less power.

At the end of the module, each student was asked to complete their own ‘I resolve to’ card, making a specific commitment to take a global citizenship type action in the following days or weeks.


By Anna Alessio - English Teacher


Titration in Senior Chemistry

The procedure of Titration is a very important component of the Senior Chemistry Course and participation in the Titration Stakes Competition provides a huge advantage to students of chemistry. This year we had three teams (from years 10, 11 and 12) participating in this optional competition. The students volunteered their own time, practicing during lunch and became experts in techniques of the titration procedure.

This year we had all three teams making it through the state competition to compete in the national competition. Earlier this term, teams worked cooperatively and diligently for the three-hour practical session. We recently received the final results so hold tight for the final announcement and presentation of medals.


Chemistry Teachers



Breakfast Club

Breakfast Club

Thursday Mornings 8:00-8:40 am @ Front of Student Welfare Office. Please come along and enjoy a delicious breakfast to start your day. 

Reminder: Breakfast Club will be running up until 6th December 2018. 

Library - Competition

Morris Gleitzman Competition

Closes 15th November

Be a winner for your school! simply write in 25 words or less who your favourite character is from any book by Morris Gleitzman and why?  See Mrs Gates or send her an email. Best written will receive $10 Canteen Voucher or a book of your choice from our list.  
One lucky school will receive a book prize pack valued at over $580! It includes all thirty-three books written by Gleitzman across his 30-year career as a children’s book writer.
A further 100 schools will receive a book prize pack that includes the first 60 pages of Gleitzman’s newest book, Help Around the House. 

Entries close Thursday 15 November 2018!

Year 7

Year 7 Gender Equality Workshops 

In response to feedback collected from the student body, the Student Voice team decided to tackle the issue of gender stereotypes at the College. The team designed and facilitated sessions for all Year 7 classes which were integrated into the Explore program. Well done to all student leaders involved and participants.

Keilor Downs College