Enrichment

The College has numerous co-curricular activities that enrich our students’ time at Kilbreda College.


Year 8 Medieval costume

These programs run before, during or after school. Some, such as the Top End trip for Year 11 and the New Caledonia French immersion trip, extend into the school holidays. Students’ participation in enrichment activities are recognised in a number of ways including certificates, badges and awards.

Some of these opportunities have additional costs, although most simply require enthusiasm and commitment. For many students the enrichment program allows them to pursue a personal interest and develop their leadership potential.

The programs cover a range of areas including:


Student Leadership

Kilbreda College offers opportunities for leadership in many areas and across all year levels, developing self-confidence, communication skills and the ability to fulfil responsibilities:

Leaders
  • Class Captains
  • Student Mentors
  • Big Sister Little Sister
  • Sporting Teams
  • High Resolves- Global Citizenship and Leadership Program
  • Student Representative Council
  • School Archive Group
  • School Magazine Committee
  • Community Radio
  • College Leaders in areas such as Sports and Debating, and subject areas such as Languages, Art and Drama

All students are encouraged to consider undertaking leadership roles. They are supported by training programs and staff members.

Outreach

   
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Community Service

Foreshore program
Shrine
  • Foreshore program
  • Swim Safe
  • Community garden
  • Kids Teaching Kids
  • Community radio
  • Mordialloc Nursing Home
  • Corben House
  • Mentone Nursing Home

Faithful Response

  • Project Compassion
  • St Vincent de Paul Support
  • Winter food and blanket appeal
  • Christmas hampers
  • Building Bridges Interfaith Program
  • Sacred Heart Mission
  • Mentone RSL Club
  • ANZAC Day and Remembrance Day
  • Christmas concert with local primary schools
  • Justice and Democracy Forum

Immersion

A number of study tours and rich immersion experiences allow students to engage with other cultures and communities, deepening their understanding and appreciation of the world. Language and cultural study tours to Italy and Japan along with opportunities to participate in an exchange program enrich the language skills, cultural awareness and confidence of our students.

In the senior years, students have the opportunity to participate in the East Timor Outreach Program, Central Australia Expedition and World Challenge in South East Asia. These programs aim to develop cultural awareness, deepen each student’s commitment to social justice and service to others and promote independence and leadership skill development.


Music and Performing Arts

   
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Music

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The instrumental music program includes individual tuition in percussion, brass, strings, woodwind, guitar, voice and piano. As part of this program, students will participate in ensemble and band work or choir.

Performance Opportunities

Musical soirees, assemblies, lunchtime concerts
Brigidine Choral and Instrumental Festival
Catholic Education Gala
Music Camp

Performing Arts

House Dance Festival
Catholic Education Office Student Wellbeing Festival
St Bede’s College - Kilbreda College production - Thoroughly Modern Millie (2017)

Art Show

Creative Arts

   
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  • Art Soiree
  • Art Club
  • Art Show
  • Fashion Show
  • Multimedia
  • Kingston Interfaith Art Show
  • Internal displays
  • Catholic Education Art Show
  • Artist-in-Residence

Sport and Fitness

   
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Kilbreda College is committed to encouraging students to participate in a range of physical activities and sports. Activities include:

Surf
Year 7 Netball Festival
Bike Education
Year 8 Lifesaving Carnival
Year 9 Duke of Edinburgh Award program
Interhouse Swimming and Athletics
South Eastern Sports Group competition: basketball, volleyball, netball, badminton, tennis, softball
Secondary Catholic Sports Association competition : swimming, athletics, triathlon, tennis, badminton, basketball, cross country, hockey, football, soccer, netball, softball
State netball competition
Girl Surf
Ski camp
Bay Bike Adventure

Celebrations

   
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There are a number of key moments in students’ lives at Kilbreda College that call for celebration.

Year 7 Welcome Breakfast
Year 7 Welcome Evening
Year 12 Graduation
Brigidine Day
Assembly of Scholars of Distinction
Chapel

Worship

Opening School Mass
Easter Liturgies
Brigidine Day Eucharist

Awards

Brigid Awards
Shane Cormick Award
Bridie Kean Award
Emma Kelly Award
Denise Allen Award
Long Tan Award
Mark Dreyfus Award
Susan Duke Award
The Monash Prize
Dux of the College
Caltex Award
City of Kingston Award
Kwong Lee Dow Award
Long Tan Award
Margaret Mary Bourke Award
Mary Dalton Award
Michelle Bassett Award
Pierre de Coubertin Award
All year levels
Year 7
Year 8
Year 9
Year 10
Year 10
Year 11
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Year 12
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Faith Development

   
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Brigidine Heritage reflection
Reflection Days
Brigidine Connect at Echuca and Ararat
Holocaust Centre visit
Building Bridges Interfaith Group
Interfaith excursion
Urban Seed excursion
Retreat at Rutherford Park
Year 7
Year 8
Year 9
Year 9
Year 10
Year 10
Year 11
Year 12

Study Programs

   
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Enhancement Studies

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  • Debating Club
  • Science
  • Maths
  • English
  • Humanities
  • Maths Help at lunchtime
  • Homework Club for Years 7 and 8
  • Curriculum Support for Years 7 to 12
  • Compass Program for Year 9
  • Visiting drama and music groups
  • VCE Top Acts
  • VCE Top Arts
  • Tim Tams Book Club
  • Bookface Library program
  • Japan, Italy and New Caledonia trips
  • East Timor and World Challenge experiences
  • Central Australia trip for Year 11 students
  • Luurnpa Catholic School, Balgo, Western Australia for Year 9 students
  • Art Club
  • Medieval Day
  • Language Perfect program

Competitions

Debating Association of Victoria Schools Competition
ICAS Mathematics competition for Years 7 to 10
Language Poetry Competitions

Special Focus Weeks

Languages

Special focus weeks are run throughout the year, e.g. Business Management Week, Science Week, Book Week and Healthy Living Week. As well, special Language days focus on the languages and cultures of other countries.

The comprehensive Pathways career program is provided for Year 10 students.