Keilor Downs College

18 February 2020
Issue One

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 - Term 1
Collection Statement-secondary school
KDC Soccer School
Kasamu Lee
KDC Canteen Price List
2020 Local Football Opportunites
Keilor Downs College
(03) 9365 8000
100-110 Odessa Avenue
Keilor Downs, Victoria, 3038

Important Dates - Term 1


Monday 3rd Feb - Year 10 Assembly

Wednesday 12 - 14th Feb - Year 7 Camp

Friday 21st Feb - School Photo Day

Tuesday 25th Feb - Year 7 - 9 Swimming  Carnival

Wednesday 26 - 28th Feb - Year 12 Camp


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 - 2:30pm Finish - Year 7-9 Award Assemblies)

Collection Statement-secondary school

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KDC Soccer School

KDC Soccer School:

Over the school holidays, the KDC Soccer School was given the privilege of traveling to the Spanish capital Madrid to participate in the International Players Cup, which was a tournament for boys born in 2003 and 2004 against quality Spanish opposition.

Our boys had the tough task of facing mighty Ateltico Madrid, Rayo Vallecano and an African Australian Elite squad, and our young squad was comfortably beaten by our Spanish opponents, and lost in tight games to the African Australian squad and to Avondale Heights SC in the 11th vs 12th match.

It was an incredible, eye-opening experience for us as coaches and our players as to the standard of football in Europe, and the boys learnt so much from the experience. The icing on the cake was two days of training at the magnificent Real Madrid Academy, which was worth the 24 hour flight alone. The boys watched a live match featuring Real Madrid and Getafe, toured the famous Santiago Bernabeu stadium, did workshops with Real Madrid Foundation coaches and had exclusive access to watch an under 17 Real Madrid Academy session live.

We hope to extend our students in the future with similar trips so that they can learn through practical experience.

We were extremely proud of our boys, as they displayed discipline, professionalism and the KDC 3 at all times from our departure to our arrival back home.


Kasamu Lee


Year 11 student Kasamu Lee impressed so much during the tournament that he was offered a full time place in the Escola Huesca Academy in Madrid, which is a feeder academy to the top clubs for international players. Kas averaged over 8 kilometers per game in distance covered and was fit enough to play every minute of every game without exception. His work rate and drive to inspire his team mates also earned him the player of the tournament award from the coaching staff and he now has an amazing opportunity to relocate to Spain and fight for a professional contract playing the sport that he loves.


In parliament, Natalie Suleyman made the following address:


I wish to congratulate and commend the fantastic Keilor Downs College (KDC) soccer school. Fourteen boys will be heading to Real Madrid in January 2020, and they will be able to play in a football tournament in Spain and of course have a chance to train with Real Madrid Academy for three days with professional coaches and learn from the best and one of the most successful clubs in the world. I want to congratulate the teachers, led by the principal, Linda, of course the coaches of KDC and in particular Mr Josip Loncaric and Mr George Katiforis, who have worked so hard to make this possible.


On behalf of KDC and the traveling squad of boys, we wish to thank Natalie for her donation of $1500 towards the purchase of uniforms and apparel.


KDC Canteen Price List


A canteen pricelist is attached.
The use of the QKR app is strongly encouraged. A priority pickup point has been established for QKR orders this year. This will significantly reduce queueing time for QKR users.
Check out the daily specials available, starting with pizza (margherita or Hawaiian) available on Wednesdays. Everyday there is a range of freshly prepared food items, including salads, sandwiches and fruit salad.





Parent and students,

LOVE ME LOVE YOU was founded by ex-AFL footballer, Lance Picioane (Adelaide, Hawthorn & North Melbourne). We aim to empower the community to create a positive change in their mental health through education, awareness, prevention & support. Our major fundraiser, MARCH WITH ME, invites the community to walk 5km, 15km, 30km or 45km. This year on SUNDAY MARCH 22ND we taking the challenge & helping the foundation continue their work. To register please visit; WWW.FRIENDSOFLMLY.ORG.AU

2020 Local Football Opportunites


Become an umpire in the Essendon Football league and earn cash. This is the best student part time job you can get! Start as a boundary umpire or goalie. Or take charge as a field umpire.  Follow this link (now!) to join or see Mr. Gould

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