- Why KWC?
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Education is a gift that lasts a lifetime. Choosing a school for your child shouldn’t be a difficult decision – you need to choose one that will educate them for their future, not our past.
At Kingswood College we know there are 10 reasons why families choose us to educate their daughters and sons, and you can find out more about these here.
We are ambitious about the academic outcomes of our students. This is front and centre. Learning is challenging, and being challenged is an uncomfortable feeling, so we help our students understand and embrace this discomfort. By learning together in a culture of academic rigour, the individual outcomes of every student reflect shared goals, providing the perfect springboard for future success.
We know our students individually. With more than 650 students in our school, we get to know each other well and continue to strengthen those relationships over time.
We understand that each of our students have individual talents that deserve to be nurtured to help them achieve academically and thrive in the world.
Great teachers ignite hearts and minds. The strength of our school is our teachers. They are here because they want to be, and they inspire and challenge our students every day. This means looking carefully at what students know today and what they need to learn next.
Belonging to a caring community gives every student the opportunity to achieve their very best. Knowing they belong, frees students to fully embrace learning and discover how they can contribute to the greater good. Our school is a truly inclusive place where the importance of student wellbeing is deeply understood. Students appreciate that their success as individuals aligns with a sense of being a part of something bigger.
Our smaller classroom size allows teachers to get to know every student, so they feel supported and seen and contributes to a culture of learning that empowers everyone. Our buildings are purpose built to promote the best possible learning environment with spaces dedicated to specific disciplines including our world-class Science Centre.
Our community is enriched by the contribution of teachers, staff, students and their families who bring many different cultural backgrounds and experiences to the school. We cater to diverse academic abilities and approaches to learning and understand that achievement looks different for different people.
Zoe is passionate about raising awareness of cancer, and in the last few years at Kingswood College she has rallied the College community to participate in Relay for Life. Her amazing enthusiasm and leadership has mobilised the community for this worthwhile cause which has now raised $25,000 for the Cancer Council.
Margaret took out top honours at the Premier’s VCE Awards – winning the Award for History – Revolutions. While in Year 12, Margaret completed Units 3 and 4 of History – Revolutions scoring a perfect 50, and achieving an ATAR of 97.25 placing her in the top 3% of the state and nationally.
Jamie was on the cusp of publishing her debut novel on Tumblr or as a zine. Lucky she didn’t! Jamie is the youngest person in the history of the award to be shortlisted for the $50,000 Stella Prize, which is given annually to an Australian woman for a work of literature in any genre.
Brendan received the Rotary Club of Forest Hill Youth Citizenship Award. Brendan is a positive, mature and enthusiastic member of Kingswood College who represents our core values of Respect, Responsibility, Compassion and Integrity. He is dedicated to learning and being his best self. Brendan is also willing to help others be the best they can be and demonstrates excellent communication and relationship skills.
Brendan involves himself across the College as a Social Justice Leader, singing with the Male Voice Choir, the College Production and setting up AV for College events. Brendan is always willing to help. He is heavily involved in the community as a Patrol Leader for scouts, leading and mentoring younger members. Brendan was invited to undertake a Scouting leadership course.
Patrick was selected to exhibit his work in the VCE Season of Excellence – Top Designs for his animation on fire safety. Patrick developed this animation as part of his VET Creative Digital Media course, to raise awareness and educate home owners about what to do in the event of a bush fire. His animation and folio are on display for the duration of the VCE Seasons of Excellence Top Designs exhibition at the Melbourne Museum.
Ruby participated in The Chinese Language Teachers’ Association of Victoria and Tasmania (CLTAV) Hanyuqiao Speaking and Performance Competition for Second Language students of Chinese. The competition consisted of a 2.5-minute speech in Chinese followed by a cultural performance. Ruby’s speech was Learning Chinese and creating a better future. She drew a beautiful painting of lotus flowers within three minutes. Ruby won first place and her prize includes a sponsored trip to China in October.
Virginia graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Music Theatre). Virginia began her performing career at a young age, and featured in many productions throughout her time at Kingswood College. She has now been selected to make her adult professional musical theatre debut in Frozen The Musical Australia.
Ella has recently been selected as a winner of the Takeover Melbourne competition for her entry on how ‘Spending time on a farm in the country helped me connect with my neighbours during lockdown’. You can listen to Ella’s winning entry here.