Keilor Downs College

31 August 2018
Issue Eight
Dates to Remember
School Information
Progress At KDC
Students Making A Difference
Keilor Downs College
(03) 9365 8000
100-110 Odessa Avenue
Keilor Downs, Victoria, 3038

Dates to Remember


Thursday 6th September

 RAPPS Presentation

Wednesday 12th September

6pm H & FR

Thursday 13th September

R U OK? Day

Friday 14th September

Year 7 Immunisation

Monday 17th September

Parent Teacher Interviews

Wednesday 19th September

6pm School Council

Friday 21st September

Last day of Term 2:30pm Finish


Monday 8th October

Term 4  Begins

Thursday 18th October

Year 12 VET classes finish

Monday 22nd October

Year 12 Last Assembly & last day of classes

Tuesday 23rd October

Year 12 Big Day Out 

Wednesday 24th October

Year 10 & 11 Uni Experience

Monday 29th October

Year 7 2019 Interviews

Wednesday 31st October 

Year 12 Exams Begin

School Information

General Office

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


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

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.


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.

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

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.




If you have further questions please contact Chantelle Polacsek. RSVP by Monday 3rd September

e: [email protected] or p: 9365 8041.

Last chance to register for 'Morning Tea with the Principal' this is happening at the College next Thursday. Parents and carers are invited to spend a morning with the Principal viewing new facilities at the College. If you have further questions or would like to register please contact Chantelle Polacsek.

RSVP by Monday 3rd of September
e: [email protected]
p: 9365 8041

Progress At KDC

Your Child's Progress


To support your child's progress and development, we report regularly on your child's work habits and academic performance. Please have a look at the four different ways we report at the College.



Book Week Parade

Students and teachers celebrated the conclusion of English / Book Week with a Character Dress Up Day. Those who dressed up paraded at lunch time, followed by a performance from the school choir.

A big thank you to Ms. Dang, Ms Gates and the English team for their contributions throughout the week.  A special thanks also to the Music Department and Choir for their support last week.


Students Making A Difference

Operation Christmas Child

As part of SMAD this year, we are starting an initiative at KDC called Operation Christmas Child (OCC) (run by Samaritans Purse) which aims to provide kids in developing countries with the necessities they require to develop and grow. This will be achieved by the collection of shoe boxes filled with items that the children can use everyday. Your child's HOUSE either Red, Green, Yellow or Blue are the point to bring your generous donations to.


Global Leaders Food Drive:

Year 9 Global Leaders are organising a food drive for Anglicare Food Relief in St Albans. The aim of this food drive is to help people in need from our local community. It starts today and will run until the 30th November. Students can drop off donations at their Houses at school. Please have a look at at the list of foods needed, which is attached.

Year 9 Global Leaders Fundraiser

for Anglicare St Albans Food Relief

Who for: Anglicare in St Albans
What: Food drive for the Anglicare Food bank – See list below for foods needed.
When: From 20th August to 30th November
Where: Drop of food items at your school House
Why: The aim of this food drive is to help people in need of food from the local community.
How: Once the food is collected we will donate it to the food bank

The foods required are listed below:
• Two-minute noodles or cups of noodles---30 points 
• Packets of pasta, noddles or rice --- 30 points
• Tins of spaghetti and baked beans----- 25 points 
• Tins of fruit-------- 25 points
• Pancake mix, plain flavour----25 points
• Sanitary products------ 25 points
• Tins or packets of soup----20 points
• Tins of SPAM or fish (sardines, salmon or tuna)----15 points
• Facial Tissues------- 15 points 
• Tinned beans (cannellini, kidney, butter etc)------15 points
• Soap------ 15 points 
• Jars of jam, marmalade, vegemite, honey, peanut butter or Nutella----- 15 points
• Tooth brushes and/or toothpaste------ 15 points
• Long life Milk (regular or light)----15 points
• Packets of tea bags----- 10 points
• Dishwashing Liquid------- 10 points
• Boxes of Weet Bix, Vita Brits or Cornflakes (not just in the plastic bag packaging)---- 10 points
• Pasta sauces---- 5 points
• Tins of peas, peas and corn, corn or beetroot---- 5 points
• Sugar Brown or White---- 5 points
• Toilet Paper------- 2 points per roll 


SMAD are pleased to announce the finalists for KDC OXJAM 2018. The final will take place on Wednesday 5th September at Lunchtime in the Gym. Entry is by Gold Coin Donation. Please come along to support KDC talent. All funds raised go to Oxjam to fight poverty.

The finalists are:

  1. Faye Nikakis (9B3)
  2. Ongegu Ndubi (7Y2)
  3. Dylan Bongers (9R3)
  4. Aliah Overstead & Estee Le (8Y1)
  5. Dawn Sanchez & Elly Lau (7B1)
  6. Khanh Phan (11Y1)
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