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.
We are committed to challenging and nurturing students to discover and develop their unique mix of talents, so that they can achieve their personal best.
We educate the mind, body, heart and spirit in a community setting, working in partnership with families. We are preparing students to “Know themselves… Be themselves” and to live purposefully in the community.
Established in 1890 with a long proud history, Kingswood is known for the high quality of its Pastoral Care system and this system makes a major contribution to the degree of school connectedness. Our three Schools, Junior (Kindergarten to Year 6), Middle (Years 7 to 10) and Senior (Years 11 to 12) are located on the one large, beautiful site. With purpose built facilities including brand new state-of-the-art Science Centre and technology workshops, well equipped art studios, gymnasium, hospitality centre, media studio, music rooms and performance hall, the three school sections customise programs and the environment to suit students’ age and stage.
We inspire Junior School students to be literate, numerate, articulate, curious and collaborative.
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. Our Junior School curriculum is specifically designed to develop a sense of identity, personal confidence and achievement and to stimulate each child’s enthusiasm for learning.
In Middle School, we win the hearts and minds of our students so they can discover their passion and follow their dreams.
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 programme 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 programmes 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.
In Senior School, students develop a focussed and independent approach to learning so they can realise their personal best.
The distinctive Senior School environment provides the setting for Years 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.
Kingswood 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 mid-week 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. Research and exploration opportunities are available through a relationship with Deakin University and other organisations.
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Kingswood: big enough for choice and opportunity; small enough to know and care.