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KINGSWOOD COLLEGE


Education is a gift that lasts a lifetime. Kingswood College is a learning community large enough to offer students choice and opportunity and small enough to know and care for each individual. Kingswood College is committed to challenging and nurturing students to discover and develop their unique mix of talents so that they can achieve their personal best. Kingwood College educates the mind, body, heart and spirit in a community setting, working in partnership with families. The college prepares students to reach their potential and to live purposefully in the community. With 123 years of history, Kingswood College is known for the high quality of its pastoral care system and this system makes a major contribution to the degree of school connectedness. The three schools — ELC and Junior (Prep to Year 6), Middle (Years 7 to 10) and Senior (Years 11 to 12) — are located on the one campus set across 24 acres. The college has purpose-built facilities including state-of-the-art Science and Hospitality centres, well-equipped art studios, gymnasium, media studio, music rooms and performance hall.

ELC and Junior School
: The education of children in the Junior School is a partnership between students, parents and teachers. Open communication, encouragement, challenge and support ensure that children are happy and motivated in all they do.

Middle School: Students explore the possibilities open to them to make choices and be accountable for their actions. It is a time for them to create their future. Leadership qualities are fostered and engagement in a wide range of activities is promoted. They experience a broad curriculum program and every student is involved in sport and the performing arts. In the school community students voice their opinions, listen to the concerns of others and take action. At each year level, innovative curriculum programs are in place. As a Victorian first, the Certificate III in Employability Skills is interwoven throughout the Middle Years curriculum, allowing students to complete Year 10 with an increment (10 per cent of the average of their highest four study scores) towards their VCE ATAR score, as well as attain a nationally recognised certificate.

Senior School: The distinctive Senior School environment provides the setting for Year 11 and 12 students to experience an exemplary VCE curriculum. The subject range is broad, enabling students with a keen interest in the Arts (Visual and Performing), Humanities, Sciences, Mathematics, Commerce, ICT, Materials Technologies and vocational streams to be provided for. Complementary to the more formal curriculum offering is the broad range of co-curricular experiences beyond the classroom, which provide opportunities for exploring self. Students benefit from the collegiate interaction between students and staff, which is based on mutual trust and support. They rise to the challenge of communicating in a mature manner reflective of taking responsibility for their learning very seriously. To symbolise this culture, senior students do not wear a uniform but work to a dress code.

Extra-curricular activities
: Kingswood College provides challenge and opportunities for students within the college and in the broader community. Students have excelled in Alliance Française, national poetry, public speaking, media, mathematics, information technology and science competitions, the History Challenge, Model United Nations, the Human-Powered Vehicle Competition, Physics and Chemistry Olympiads and national science forums. International understanding and the building of global perspective are enhanced through trips and exchanges to and from Europe and Asia. Kingswood College is a member of the Eastern Independent Schools of Melbourne, an association of schools that provides opportunities for students to compete in a wide range of team and individual sports. All competitions take place midweek and times for these are structured into the daily timetable. Kingswood enjoys a proud tradition of success on the sporting field. Community spirit is enhanced through the enthusiastic participation of students across the schools in many college productions. A broad instrumental program is also offered as are choral groups. Kingswood has partnerships with Palazzo Versace and William Angliss College of TAFE. Hospitality students have the opportunity to gain experience in interstate and overseas five-star and resort hotels. Middle School students actively work with local community groups through the “Inspire!” program and community service programs.

Religion Uniting Church
Type Independent
Day/boarding Day and Boarding
Boys/Girls Co-edu
Years Kindergarten - Year 12
Enrolment 640 students
Fees 12k - 16k
pre-school $14,000 prep $9156 to year 12 $20,517
Phone
03 9896******* 03 9896 1700
Fax
03 9899******* 03 9899 5696
Address 355 Station Street, Box Hill 3128
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