Keilor Downs College

23 September 2019
Issue Nine

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
Year 11 LaTrobe Excursion
Year 10 PreCAL 
2019 World Skills Inner Melbourne Competition
R U OK? Day
Arts Technology Week
Year 12 Biology Excursion
Career & Pathways
Year 10 & 11 Italian Incursion 
Year 11 
Footy Colours Day
Sport - Western Metro Athletics Results
Aperture Media Photo Comp
Maths Club
English Homework Club
Keilor Downs College
(03) 9365 8000
100-110 Odessa Avenue
Keilor Downs, Victoria, 3038

Important dates


Monday 7/10 - Students Return - Term 4 and 

Year 12 Assembly

Tuesday 8/10 - Year 10 Assembly

Thursday 17/10 - Last day Year 12 VET Classes

Monday 21/10 - Year 12 Assembly & last day of classes

Tuesday 22/10 - Year 12 Big Day Out

Wednesday 23/10 - Year 10 & 11 Uni Experience

Friday 25/10 Year 10 Formal


Tuesday 5/11 - MELBOURNE CUP DAY

Wednesday 6/11 - KDC Year Book 

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 - 1pm Finish

Year 11 LaTrobe Excursion

Year 11 Latrobe University Excursion -14th Oct 2019

Dear students, parents/guardians and teachers of Year 11.
The second of the Year 11 University Experience days will be occurring on Monday 14th October at Latrobe University in Bundoora.
This is a compulsory event for all Year 11 students (excluding VCAL). All Year 11 classes will be cancelled for the day. VCAL students will be participating in an alternate activity on this day.
The day is aimed at providing students with an opportunity to explore pathways beyond school, receive information that will help them prepare for their choices regarding tertiary education, explore strategies and mechanisms to cope with the demands and stress of VCE and allow them to engage and connect with their peers.
Students are to meet at the green hard courts at 8.50am for a strict 9.05 departure by chartered bus. We will be returning back to school at approximately 2.50pm.  
Students will be required to wear school uniform or PE uniform and bring a pen and notebook. Students may either bring their own lunch or purchase their lunch from the University Cafeteria or surrounding cafes.
The cost associated with this event is covered by the Essential Student Learning Items paid at the start of the school year, however students are encouraged to bring some money for lunch.
The day will include a tour of the university, a presentation from Latrobe staff and former KDC students, along with KDC staff-led workshops. A detailed outline of the day, including maps, will be provided closer to the day.
Any questions regarding this event should be directed to the relevant Houses, Mr Knights (Pathways Office) or Ms Hudson (Curriculum Office).


2019 School Year Book:


The KDC Year Book will be a fantastic memento of the school year, full of articles, photos and fun facts. Payment is due by Wednesday the 6th of November., and 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.



Photo: The KDC Soccer School congratulates Aliah Segovia-Acevedo and Emel Fehmi


Photo: The KDC Soccer School congratulates Aliah Segovia-Acevedo and Emel Fehmi

KDC Soccer:

The KDC Soccer School congratulates Aliah Segovia-Acevedo and Emel Fehmi on their selection in the School Sports Victoria State Soccer team. Both girls will head to Brisbane this Saturday to compete at the national championships in the under 18 division.

The girls have had very different journeys in their young careers, with Aliah joining our school and program in 2016 as a small and skillful year 7 student. She has grown as a player and a person in our program and always gives it her all when representing her school, and has a knack for creative dribbles and passing that provides her team mates with goal scoring opportunities.

Emel joined us in 2017 as a year 8 student, ironically after facing Aliah and our girls in Western Metropolitan finals for her previous school. Her desire to join our growing program saw her make the move to KDC and she has not looked back, providing leadership and tenacity on the field to match her technical skills.

Super proud as coaches to provide these girls with opportunities to showcase their talent, because after all, the game is all about the players.

Well done!


Photo: Year 10 PreCAL class

Year 10 PreCAL 

Photo: Year 10 PreCAL class

Scope Young Ambassadors Program:

The Scope Young Ambassadors Program was delivered to our Year 10 PRECAL students over the course of four weeks.

The program provided our students with skills to:

  • Understand disability and diversity in the community
  • Successfully communicate with people who have a disability
  • Be aware of some of the challenges faced by people with a disability
  • Encourage students to see the person, not the disability.

An interactive and hands-on learning experience was delivered by the facilitators and by the end of the program our students were better equipped to promote inclusive communities for people of all abilities.

Wednesday 7th August our students were part of a practical experience and had the opportunity to work alongside people with a disability and practice newly developed skills. They were part of a community service visit at Ice-house skating rink.

Ms Napoli

PRECAL Program Coordinator




 The OXJAM final was held a couple of weeks ago. OXJAM is a month-long music festival consisting of hundreds of concerts held around Australia in support of the work that Oxfam does fighting poverty around the world. At KDC, our OXJAM concert is the final of a talent competition after a round of auditions. The concert was hosted by Duan (Yr 12) and Kiriama (Yr 7). This year’s finalists were: Denzel & Tina (Yr 10), Jordon & Amba (Yr 10), Ella (Yr 11), Khanh (Yr 12), and Mai (Yr 9).



The results of the final were:

1st: Khanh (Yr 12)

2nd: Denzel & Tina (Yr 10)

3rd: Ella (Yr 11)

Congratulations to all students involved.

Thank you to Mr McKenzie and Mr McRobb for organizing the equipment and Ms Wilson, Ms Nitsis & Ms Grant for judging the final.


Photo: Josh Osman and Luca Ellul hosted by world skills Australia at Bayside college - Newport.

2019 World Skills Inner Melbourne Competition

Photo: Josh Osman and Luca Ellul hosted by world skills Australia at Bayside college - Newport.

2019 World skills inner Melbourne Competition:

The Students were selected from Brimbank cluster B&C training held at Keilor Downs College. Students were judged in writing an OH&S report, Technical Drawing, Maintaining a clean work area, and Constructing a timber model.  Both students represented the cluster well in displaying performance and skills excellence.






Year 9 RAPPs classes held their City Project Expo night on Thursday, September 5th.  With over 260 students and 59 different projects, our guests were treated to a night full of colour, activity and fun as well as interesting facts about our wonderful city. 

Congratulations Year 9's  you excelled yourselves!



R U OK? Day

R U OK? Day:

Today we recognised R U OK? day which is a national day of action held annually to encourage and empower all people to regularly and meaningfully ask “are you OK?” to support those struggling in life. Whilst we should be asking the question every day of the year, R U OK? Day is a good reminder to keep a look out for those that may need some support.

The day began with R U OK? day themed breakfast club, followed by a staff morning tea, and then at lunchtime music performances by some of our talented students and free giveaways from the Well-being Team.

Thank you to all staff and students for getting involved in the day.




Lote Week:

2nd of September to 6th of September.

Grazie Mille and Arigato to all the students who participated in LOTE week. It was a fun week where students participated in many fun activities and got to experience various aspects of both Italian and Japanese culture. Students participated in many activities such as Sushi making, Panini making, a daily quiz, anime drawing, a chopstick competition and an Italian poetry competition.

Alla prossima.

Ms Rizzo


Arts Technology Week

Arts Technology Week:

Arts Technology Week Poster Competition Winners! Thanks again to all the excellent work submitted for this year’s competition!

Senior Winner – Thao LE - 11R1, Year 11

Middle Winner - Vanessa LAI-TRAN - 9B1, Year 9

Junior Winner - Anna LE - 8G2, Year 8

 High Commended

Heidi CONG - 9B2, Year 9

Teagan MALLIA 9Y1, Joelene LAM - 7R1, Year 7

These students will receive prizes or certificates during the house assemblies next term. 

People's Choice Awards:

Arts Technology Week People’s Choice Awards.

Dylan Bonger’s paintings received the most votes this year. Congratulations Dylan on your excellent oil paintings. You are really developing well!

People’s Choice award is an award celebrating the work of students committed to the Arts in KDC and in support of what they have achieved in the classroom this year.

Middle Years Prize:

1st Lakshita CHAUDHARY - 10R3

2nd Heidi CONG - 9B2


Junior Years Prize:

1st Joseph (Joey) MARROW - 8R1

2nd Indiana D'AGOSTINO - 8B2


Congratulations everyone on their fine efforts and amazing work in the Visual Arts this year!



Year 12 Biology Excursion

Gene Technology Access Centre:

Year 12 Biology class had an awesome experience at GTAC using the facilities and equipment that they would not be able to use at school. Student were able to isolate a gene, insert a foreign gene to produce a recombinant plasmid.  Students were able to chat with scientist regarding their research projects.


Career & Pathways

Engineer Visit:

Keilor Downs College hosted three Engineers who spoke about their career and pathways with students.
Students commented on the vast opportunities that Engineering brings and reflected on the importance of team work and networking.
Ms Poppy Katsoulakos


Year 10 & 11 Italian Incursion 

Year 10 & 11 Italian Incursion:

To mark the beginning of the Italian film festival in Melbourne both the Year 10 and Year 11 Italian classes held their own "Italian film festival" incursion. Students celebrated Italian language and culture by watching an Italian movie and then participating in a pizza lunch.

Bravi ragazzi e buone vacanze a tutti.




Photo: Year 11 Students at O'Briens Ice Hockey.

Year 11 

Photo: Year 11 Students at O'Briens Ice Hockey.

Year 11 students:

Our Year 11's are focusing on their barriers to participation unit while attending the O'Briens Ice House at Docklands. Great to see the students having a great time participating in the Ice hockey.

O'Brien Icehouse  in Docklands for Year 11 Physical Education.


Keilor Division Athletics:

Congratulations to all students who competed in the Keilor Division Athletics Championship on Wednesday 11/9. Overall KDC finished in 2nd place, which was a great effort. 17 students have progressed to the Western Metropolitan Region athletics competition on Thursday 19/9.



Footy Colours Day

Footy Colours Day:

A big thank you to all staff & students who participated and donated towards the Footy Colours Fundraiser Day. A great effort was made by many and it was great to see such enthusiasm throughout the day playing sports during both breaks. Well done KDC

All gold coins donations will go towards a national fundraising campaign to support education programs for kids living with cancer.


Photo: Congratulations

Sport - Western Metro Athletics Results

Photo: Congratulations

Western Metro Athletics Results:

Congratulations to all students who made it to WMR athletics and for those who placed in their events:

  • Lay - 1st - long jump, 2nd - 100m & Javelin, 3rd - 200m
  • Indiana - 3rd - High Jump
  • Jahrad - 2nd - 400m, 3rd - 800m
  • Jayden - 3rd - Long Jump
  • A'Aone - 3rd - Discus 

Aperture Media Photo Comp

KDC Aperture Media Photo Competition
 'Living things, great and small'

Enter your best original photo showing a living thing (not humans) large or small. Everything from insects, flora, fauna, pets etc. You must include a short explanation of your chosen subject and camera technique! Entries close close Friday 11th October on Edmodo.

Maths Club

Maths Club:

Monday lunchtime in E4

Wednesday lunchtime in E4

Wednesday after school until 4pm

Thursday after school until 4pm

Meet in the Library

Any student in Year 7 to 10 interested in gaining extra help with their maths work.

English Homework Club

English Homework Club:

English Homework Club at KDC is for all Year 7 to 10 students seeking assistance with their work.

The club runs every week on the following days:
Monday lunchtime in H5
Thursday after school in the library
​Come along for some extra help.
​Ms Mitsios



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