The Kingswood College community includes our current students and their families, staff, alumni (Wyvernians), Parents and Friends Association, College Council and prospective students and their families. The College values the contribution and ongoing support of all members of our community, and endeavours to establish meaningful and mutually beneficial relationships with the wider community locally, nationally and internationally.

Community Engagement

Kingswood College Media Release Monday 24 August 2020

Activewear gets an A+

Kingswood College teams up with 2XU for new school wardrobe

In an Australian school first, Kingswood College has partnered with leading performance wear brand 2XU to create a new activewear school wardrobe, evolving from its traditional blazer and old school tie.

Comprising breathable polos, compression tights and lightweight pants and shorts, a range of combinations will be phased in from the start of the 2021 school year.

The initiative comes as the World Health Organisation warns more than 89 per cent of young Australians are not getting the recommended daily dose of activity.

Kingswood College Principal Elisabeth Lenders said the link between physical, emotional, and mental health is undeniable.

“Poor physical health can lead to an increased risk of developing mental health problems and poor mental health can negatively impact on physical health. The new Kingswood wardrobe will allow kids to be prepared to be physically active at any point in time. Not just when it’s timetabled.”

Abandoning the old school uniform for more comfortable activewear is a measured part of Kingswood’s Future Learning model, a program that recognises the importance of nurturing a students’ holistic health in order to support increased capacity to learn. Developed from extensive research, Future Learning removes existing barriers to education and physical activity.

“The challenge of engaging young people in regular physical activity is not new and is now more important than ever – it is vital that school systems begin to address the fundamental issues of wellbeing for young people,” Ms Lenders added.

Kingswood College Year 7 student Will welcomed the new school wardrobe:

“We’re all so excited to start wearing it. I know I’ll have a spring in my step – being comfortable helps so much as we go about daily school life.”

School parents are also supportive of the initiative. “It’s such a clever move by the school – bold, progressive, student-minded and future-focused,” says Tara, mother of Ava in Year 7 and Kai in Year 8.

The Kingswood partnership is the first of its kind for 2XU, an Australian performance-wear business success story.

“When we met the team at Kingswood, we were inspired by their vision and the positive impact they wished to make on their students but also the wider education system.” said 2XU Chief Marketing Officer Luke O’Shea.

“The team have looked to bring our core performance elements along with key requirements of durability and comfort that has allowed us to develop a truly innovative clothing range for all ages and bodies.”

Kingswood College recognises the important role played by volunteers in supporting Kingswood College programs either through direct contact with the teachers and students or through behind the scenes support for College activities. Whilst the wellbeing of our students is our top priority, we want to ensure that your involvement with Kingswood College is a rewarding experience.

The Volunteer Information Sheet above is designed to provide you with essential information to keep you safe, to keep our students safe, to assist in the smooth running of the College and to strengthen our partnership with you.

VOLUNTEER INFORMATION PROTECTING CHILDREN

TeamKids

TeamKids is the provider of Before and After School Care and Holiday Programs for Kingswood College, hosted at Roberts McCubbin Primary School.

With TeamKids, enrolment is easy – and completely free. We don’t charge any annual registration fees. You will need to register your child(ren) for a free account with TeamKids to be able to make a booking. Click here to enrol online and manage your bookings and cancellations via your online account.

Children may be enrolled on a permanent or a casual basis.

BEFORE SCHOOL CARE

This program takes place at Roberts McCubbin Primary School and operates from 7.00am-8.15am on school days.

AFTER SCHOOL CARE

This program takes place at Roberts McCubbin Primary School and operates from 3.20pm-6.00pm on school days.

Event Space Hire

We offer a range of event spaces across the College that make ideal locations for your next business, social or sporting event. There is a range of different spaces to hire to suit your needs. Set within more than 8 hectares of flourishing grounds, the College is easily accessible by public transport and has onsite parking. Offering a number of meeting spaces, a lecture theatre, performance hall, catering and dining facilities, multipurpose rooms for hire, as well as sporting facilities including gymnasium, indoor multipurpose court, soccer pitch and AFL oval.

VENUE SEATING
BRIMACOMBE HALL 450 SEATED
CATO HOSPITALITY CENTRE 65 TABLE SERVICE
YEAR 7 LEARNING LOUNGE 80 SEATED
JUNIOR SCHOOL LEARNING LOUNGE 160 SEATED
VARIOUS CLASSROOMS 30 SEATED

Parents and Friends Association (PFA)

Parents and Friends Association (PFA) operates within the community of Kingswood College, providing representation by parents for parents. It promotes community cooperation through social activities and plays an important role in fundraising for the College. The PFA meeting is a forum for sharing ideas and concerns and operates under the auspices of the College Council.

PFA membership is open to all parents and guardians of students who attend or have attended the College and any other interested person who supports the aims of the association. Membership of the PFA is voluntary.

PFA COMMITTEE

An Executive Committee of President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Fundraising Coordinator is elected each year at the Annual General Meeting. This Committee works directly with the College Principal.

  • President, Bronwyn McIlroy
  • Vice-President, Kerry Short
  • Secretary, Jan Black
  • Treasurer, Bridget Morcom
  • Junior School Fundraising Coordinator: vacant
  • Senior School Social Coordinator, Larissa Eddington

Bronwyn McIlroy can be contacted via email or phone 0408 306 634.

PFA COMMITEE ROLE DESCRIPTIONS

Please click here to see the PFA Executive Committee role descriptions

PFA PRIVACY POLICY

Your privacy is important

This statement outlines Kingswood PFA’s policy in how the PFA uses and manages personal information provided to or collected by it. The PFA is bound by the National Privacy Principles contained in the Commonwealth Privacy Act.

What kind of personal information does the PFA collect and how does the PFA collect it?

The type of information the PFA collects and holds includes (but is not limited to) personal contact information for:

  • Members of the PFA before, during and after the course of their membership;
  • Staff members and volunteers; and
  • Other people who come into contact with the PFA.

Personal Information you provide: The PFA will generally collect personal contact information held about an individual by way of forms filled out by members or volunteers, face-to-face meetings and interviews, email contacts, faxes and telephone calls.

How will the PFA use the personal information you provide?
The PFA will use personal contact information it collects from you for the primary purpose of communication, and for such other related secondary purposes as are reasonably expected, or to which you have consented.

The purposes for which the PFA uses personal contact information include:

  • To keep members informed about matters related to their membership and the activities of the PFA;
  • Seeking and organising volunteers, donations and marketing for PFA and College activities.

Who might the PFA disclose personal information to?
The PFA may disclose an individual’s personal contact information to:

  • Executive members;
  • Volunteer coordinators;
  • Class representatives;
  • Members of PFA; and
  • Anyone you authorise the PFA to disclose information to.

Management and security of personal information

The PFA is required to respect the confidentiality of personal contact information and the privacy of individuals.

Updating personal information

The PFA endeavours to ensure that the personal information it holds is accurate, complete and up-to date. A person may update their personal contact information held by the PFA by contacting the Secretary of the PFA at any time.

The National Privacy Principles require the PFA not to store personal information longer than necessary and you may remove your details from PFA records at any time.

Enquiries

If you would like further information about the way the PFA manages the personal information it holds, please contact the PFA Secretary.

Click here to download a copy of this Policy.

Wyvernians

Maintain your ties with Kingswood College and the friends you made whilst here through the Wyvernians, Kingswood College Alumni Association. All students leaving Kingswood College, or who were students at Box Hill Grammar or New College, automatically become Wyvernians and are granted Life Membership of the Alumni Association.

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Reunions

2021 Reunions
There was a combined 131 Years Reunion held in March 2021.

Click here to access the Wyvernians Facebook page.

Indigenous Program

Kingswood College is committed to reconciliation with Australia’s first peoples, and to playing a part in contributing to better education, opportunities and futures for Indigenous Australians.

Kingswood College supports the great work undertaken by the Melbourne Indigenous Transition School (MITS) for Indigenous education in Australia, which has the potential to improve educational outcomes for Indigenous students and to create pathways for them to further education. Kingswood College in partnership with MITS is working to support Indigenous students to obtain a high-quality education, and we enrol Indigenous students from MITS into Year 8 each year.

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