The college opened in 1996 on the magnificent Morongo site, with an array of first-class facilities, situated in a spacious spread of ovals, lawns and beautiful gardens overlooking Corio Bay. The college offers a rural and city experience.

Facilities: The college boasts an impressive set of modern facilities including computer networks with CD-ROM file server, wireless internet access, art/technology centre, full blackout 1300 seat theatre, 1500-seat amphitheatre, two gymnasiums, school of performing arts, lecture theatre, library, careers centre, horticulture centre, a Kindergarten, Junior School, Senior School and VCE centre. Kardinia International College is an International Baccalaureate (IB) world school offering the IB Primary Years and Diploma programs.

Curriculum: The curriculum is in line with the VELS, which leads to VCE/IB diploma studies. The curriculum in the Senior School is entirely vertical, where students study units according to ability, interest and counsel. This enables more able students to progress quickly while others may take more time to consolidate learning. A wide choice of curriculum options is offered at every level of the school in small classes. All Senior School students are required to have a tablet computer as part of an extensive modern learning program.

Sport: Extensive ovals, courts and two fully equipped gymnasiums provide excellent facilities for the full involvement of students in physical education and sport. College teams participate in a wide variety of competitions.

Extra-curricular activities: The college offers a multitude of opportunities including rowing, debating, choir, a wide variety of sports, music ensembles and symphonic orchestra as well as various productions in the performing arts. Overseas trips are available to groups wishing to visit Japan and France. Kardinia now has its own campus in Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand. Each year 124 Year 9 students can visit Chiang Mai for an eight week self-discovery program (optional).

Student welfare programs: Special welfare programs exist for international students coming to the college. All students belong to small tutor groups where personal development and academic progress are given careful attention.

Boarding facilities: The college offers off-campus Homestay. A fully developed Homestay program exists for students to live with local families. A Homestay co-ordinator provides counselling and support in regards to all aspects of the accommodation and welfare of the Homestay students.

Local enrolments:
Email: mellingtonl@kardinia.vic.edu.au

Overseas enrolments:
Email: goodfellowd@kardinia.vic.edu.au

School Information

Kardinia International College
  • Type: Independent
  • Coeducational or single-sex: Coeducational

  • Faith-based: Non - denominational
  • Year: Kindergarten - Year 12
  • Day/Boarding: Day and Boarding
  • Interview Required Upon Enrolment: No
  • International Baccalaureate Programs offered: N/A  
  • ESL Support: N/A
  • Scholarships Available: No
  • Gifted and Talented Program: N/A
  • Preschool or Early Learning Centre: N/A
  • After School Care/ OOSH Options: None
  • Fees: Less than 4k tuition kindergarten $1600 to $2100 primary $3200 to $3900, secondary $7500 to $9500 per annum, homestay $290 per week. overseas students primary $13,730 per year, senior $16,120 per year
  • Address:Kardinia Drive, Bell Post Hill, Geelong 3220
  • Phone:03 5278 9999
  • Fax:03 5278 9529

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