Keilor Downs College

08 November 2019
Issue Eleven
Important Dates:
2019 KDC - Year Book
Year 12 - Textbooks
Melbourne Theatre Company
Athletic Championship
Year 7 - Softball
Art Work
Year 9 Shrine Of Remembrance
Brimbank Young Researchers
Chinese Travelling Museum
Keilor Downs College
(03) 9365 8000
100-110 Odessa Avenue
Keilor Downs, Victoria, 3038

Important Dates:


Monday 11-13th Nov - Year 9 Camp

Tuesday 12/11 Last Year 11 VET Classes

Friday 22/11 - Year 12 Formal

Wednesday  27-29th Nov - PreCAL Bike Camp



Thursday 5/12 Summer Music Festival

Wednesday 11-12th Secondhand Book Sale

Friday 13/12 Last day of Year 7-9 FORMAL classes

Tuesday 17/12 - Year Luna Park

Wednesday 18/12 - Year 12 Graduation

Friday 20/12 - Last day of year - 12:30pm Finish

2019 KDC - Year Book

2019 School Year Book on Sale - DONT MISS OUT:

To Pre-book your KDC Year Book, please make your payment ASAP.

The KDC Year Book will be a fantastic memento of the school year, full of articles, photos and fun facts. Payment is due by Friday 15th November. This can be made via the Compass portal, the General Office or the QKR app. The magazine will be distributed to those who have paid by the due date and will be distributed in mid December.

Year 12 students will automatically receive a free copy at Graduation.


Year 12 - Textbooks

Year 12's:

If your looking to sell your textbooks in the school second-hand book sale, the days to 
hand in your books are Friday Dec 6th and Monday Dec 9th. If you are not available 
on those days to hand your books in, this year we are trialing an option of dropping 
off your books at your House after your exams. 


Please ensure you fill out a slip for each book you are selling. After the second-hand 
book sale (running on Dec 11th and 12th), monies and unsold books will be available 
to collect on: 

Dec 18th and 19th 2019: 8:30am—3:30pm 
Jan 28th 2020: 9am—6pm 




Keep an eye out on Compass for any changes or new information. 

Feel free to email:

with any queries. 

Melbourne Theatre Company

Melbourne Theatre Company:
Betty Amsden Youth Program Scholarship

This year we were lucky enough to again have a Keilor Downs College student Isabella O'Brien from Year 10 selected as one of the 25 students from across Victoria to gain a place in the Melbourne Theatre Companies 2019 Betty Amsden Youth Scholarship Program.

During the Term 3 holidays Isabella took part in a weeks workshops at the MTC headquarters with leading industry professional's in directing, lighting and devising. This culminated in a performance of their own original work at the MTC Lawler theatre, South bank.

Well done Isabella!




Athletic Championship

Victorian All Schools Athletics Championship:

Lay (7G3) competed in the Victorian All Schools Athletics Championship over the weekend. He came 1st in the 100m sprint with a time of 11.66 seconds. Another excellent achievement to be proud of.

Well done Lay.




Year 7 - Softball

Year 7 Girls Softball:

Congratulations to the Year 7 Girls who finished 2nd in Western Metropolitan Region Softball. A great effort by the whole team who played exceptionally well and did KDC proud!


PreCAL Pathways Workshop:

A Pathways Beyond Schools Workshop was delivered to the PRECAL students, at the Norm Clyne Trade Centre at Keilor Downs College. on October the 14th. Fred Inguanez, a Vocational Instructor, provided students with an opportunity to engage in hands on industry type learning.

The workshop provided our students with skills to:

  • Explore pathways beyond school
  • Prepare for vocational education with hands on learning
  • Remain focused to complete a set task
  • Connect with their peers
  • Work collaboratively in any environment

Students were engaged in activities relating to the pathways of Building & Construction, Hair and Beauty, Hospitality and Gardening and worked collaboratively to make the day a success. Their achievements were celebrated with a BBQ lunch.

On hand to assist were Mrs Milano, Mr. Portelli,

Ms Napoli and various Year 12 VCAL students.

Congratulations to all the students who participated.

Ms Napoli

(PRECAL Program Coordinator)



Italian Museum:

On Wednesday the 6th of November 36 Year 9 Italian students attended an excursion to the Italian Museum in Carlton as part of their unit on migration. At the museum students listened to a speaker talk about the various waves of Italian migration and the influence of Italian culture on Australia. Students then took a guided tour of Lygon St in which they learnt about the history of many of the iconic eateries and then were able to have lunch or a gelato at one of the many bars/restaurants. Ms Green and I would like to congratulate all the students on their exemplary behaviour and congratulate them on representing the college with pride. Bravi Ragazzi.  Ms Rizzo

Gelati Van:

It was smiles all round as the Gelati Van visited KDC. Thanks to everyone who came along to buy a Gelato. A big shout out to the Italian teachers for their organization and supervision of the event. Alla prossima!!









Photo: By Chelsea Le 10R1

Art Work

Photo: By Chelsea Le 10R1

Year 10 Art Work:

Portrait was completed on canvas using acrylic paints.

Well done Chelsea. 

Year 9 Shrine Of Remembrance

Year 9 Humanities Excursion - Shrine of Remembrance:

Some photographs of the Year 9 excursion, where Humanities students attended the Shrine of Remembrance to immerse themselves in Australian history and our participation in WWI. On the day, our year 9 students were great ambassadors for our KDC community. A big thank you to all the teachers and aides who accompanied the year 9 students.


Brimbank Young Researchers

Brimbank Young Researchers:

Congratulations to the Student voice team on their final presentation of the training sessions on qualitative research skills organised by the Brimbank Youth council. 
They presented the potential Sustainability of KDC extremely well with data and evidence supporting their goals.


Chinese Travelling Museum

Year 7 - Chinese Travelling Museum;

In Humanities, as part of their History Units, the Year 7s have been studying ancient societies. On Wednesday 30th October, all year 7s participated in the Chinese Travelling Museum activities. Here are some photos on the day of the incursion. A big thank you to the teachers and aides who accompanied our year 7 students.


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