Keilor Downs College

10 August 2018
Issue Six
Dates to Remember
School Information
Senior English
Respectful Relationships Forum.
Music News
VIC SRC Congress 2018
Intermediate Girls Basketball
Keilor Downs College
(03) 9365 8000
100-110 Odessa Avenue
Keilor Downs, Victoria, 3038
AU

Dates to Remember

August

Monday 13th August

PUPIL FREE DAY

Monday 13th - Wednesday 15th August

Year 8 Camp

Friday 17 - Wednesday 22nd August

Japanese Sister School Visit

September

Thursday 6th September

RAPPS Presentation

Wednesday 12th September

6pm H & FR

Monday 17th September

Parent Teacher Interviews

Wednesday 19th September

6pm School Council

Friday 21st September

Last day of Term 2:30pm Finish

October

Monday 8th October

Students return to school - Term 4

 

School Information

GENERAL OFFICE

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

ABSENCES

Student absences should be reported to the school in the morning, preferably by 9am.

Please phone the following house that your child is in:

Red House - 9365 8017

Green House - 93658 8015

Yellow House - 9365 8034

Blue House -  9365 8014

UNIFORM SHOP

Ordered items can be  collect ed from the uniform shop on Monday after-school and Friday @ lunch.

  • Noone Imagewear
  • 543 Keilor Road
  • Niddrie Vic 3042
  • Telephone: 03 9379 5037
  • Fax: 03 9379 8446
  • Email: [email protected]

LATE ARRIVALS

In order to minimise disruption to class and maximise 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.

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.

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.

 

 

Senior English

Senior English

Over the past 2 weeks, The senior English classes  have been visited by theatre groups performing and analysing their set texts for the term. The Year 10 Advanced English classes were visited by Bell Shakespeare to workshop and act out key scenes from Othello. Both the year 11's and year 12's were visited by Eagles Nest Theatre Company. The year 11's discussed the themes and nature of events in Twelve Angry Men and Montana 1948, while the year 12's focused on perspective and comparisons between Black Diggers and The Longest Memory. These were excellent opportunities for the students to experience texts in their intended setting, and speak to professional actors about how they approach the themes and emotions present in the stories.

 

Respectful Relationships Forum.

Student Voice Team

On Wednesday 8th of August members of the Student Voice team attended a second Respectful Relationships Forum. The students explored styles of leadership, different ways of communicating and explored ideas around respect and gender equality. The workshop provided students with facilitation training. Later this term the students will facilitate a workshop for other secondary schools students in the Brimbank-Melton region as well as run a workshop for the teachers at the College.   

 

Music News

College Choir

Following on from the success of the Winter Instrumental Music Concert and the Winter Vocal Concert, on August 27th and 28th the College Choir and Concert Band will be participating in the Royal South Street Eisteddfod in Ballarat and the Victorian School Music Festival in Hawthorn.  This an a valuable experience for the students to not only gain performance experience outside of the school while showcasing their talents in the greater community, it is a rare opportunity to see other school groups from across the country.

 

Video of Ongegu

 

 

VIC SRC Congress 2018

SRC Congress

My Experience at VIC SRC Congress 2018.

On the school holidays, I was able to attend Vic SRC’s Congress. This went for three days at Ormond College and full of passionate students sharing their opinions on the latest issues. It was an explosion of Student Voice!  I was extremely lucky to attend and also run for the Executive Team this year! 

I stood up in front of 250 delegates and gave my 50-second speech. I am really proud of myself for going out of my comfort zone and for trying out! Unfortunately, I didn’t get in but that didn’t stop me from engaging with Vic SRC. I applied to be on the Ambassadors Program and successfully joined! 

The Ambassadors Program is a group of students who are selected to represent their schools at the state level. I am extremely excited for this opportunity! I also attended a Public Speaking Workshop that taught me how to be more confident at giving me important tips for creating and delivering speeches. 

I attended the Gala Dinner and dressed up as a girl from the 80s! Congress definitely pushed me out of my comfort zone and made me a more confident person. Anyone who wants to be a part of the Student Voice or is already, should definitely attend! If you love creating change for the issues you are passionate about, this is the event for you! Overall, Congress 2018 has been a life-changing event!

By Year 9 student Imarsha. 

The College would like to congratulate Imarsha on her new role as a Vic SRC Ambassador and representing Keilor Downs College. 

 

Intermediate Girls Basketball

Intermediate Girl's Basketball

Congratulations to the intermediate girls basketball team for progressing to the Western Metro Region. The girls played exceptionally well as a team and they convincingly beat 3 of the schools in their pool games. They played Copperfield Sydenham in the final, winning 25-18.

 

WELL DONE GIRLS.

Keilor Downs College