Co-Curricular Opportunities

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Our comprehensive co-curricular program provides many opportunities for students to pursue their interests, further develop their knowledge and skills and discover hidden talents. Students are encouraged to take up and actively participate in the rich co-curricular program offered at Kilbreda College.

Opportunities are offered in the areas of Debating, Public Speaking, Writing, Drama, Music, Robotics, Science, Visual Arts, Leadership, Social Justice and Democracy, Outdoor Education and Sport.

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:

Kilbreda College CoCaptains 2018
  • College Co-Captains and Middle School Leaders
  • College Leaders in areas such as Sports and Debating, and subject areas such as Languages, Performing Arts, Science and Creative Arts
  • Class Captains
  • Student Mentors
  • Big Sister Little Sister
  • Sporting Teams
  • High Resolves- Global Citizenship and Leadership Program
  • Student Representative Council

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

Outreach

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Community Service

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  • Foreshore program
  • Swim Safe
  • Kids Teaching Kids
  • Mordialloc Nursing Home
  • Corben House
  • Mentone Nursing Home

Faithful Response

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  • Project Compassion
  • Harmony Day
  • International Women's Day
  • FIRE Carriers
  • Eduating for Justice Group
  • Brigidine Asylum Seekers Project (BASP)
  • Youth for Causes
  • Interfaith Dialogue Program
  • Mentone RSL Club
  • ANZAC Day and Remembrance Day

Immersion

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Social justice, cultural and language immersions include trips to Lake Mungo, Central Australia, Timor Leste, Italy and Japan.

In Year 9 students have the opportunity to undertake the Duke of Edinburgh Award which comprises the fours components of: Service, Skill, Physical Recreation and Adventurous Journey.

In Year 11, students have the opportunity to participate in a World Challenge expedition in South East Asia, where they undertake a community project, physical challenge and put their leadership and organisational skills to the test!

Music and Performing Arts

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Music

Kilbreda College Music Soiree

Students at Kilbreda are able to participate in an extensive co-curricular instrumental music program. Each year, early in Term 1, a music enrolment evening for new students, outlining opportunities to participate in private music tuition and various bands and ensembles at the College.

Private tuition is available across a wide range of instruments including:

  • Bass guitar
  • Cello
  • Clarinet
  • Flute
  • French Horn
  • Guitar
  • Percussion
  • Piano
  • Saxophone
  • Violin
  • Voice

A range of choirs, bands and ensembles provides extensive opportunities for students to demonstrate and develop their performance skills such as:

  • College Choir
  • Training Orchestra
  • Junior Orchestra
  • Training Concert Band
  • Senior Concert Band(combined with St Bede’s College)
  • Symphonic Band
  • String Ensemble
  • Ukulele and Guitar Ensemble

Students also have the opportunity to perform in two Musical Soirees each year as well as assemblies and lunchtime concerts. A Music Camp is also held each year.

Performing Arts

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Kilbreda College is well known for the many opportunities it provides in the Performing Arts, including Dance and Drama. Each year a junior and senior musical production is held in conjunction with St Bede’s College. Numerous other performance opportunities are also provided.

Creative Arts

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  • Art Soiree
  • Art Club
  • Art and Design Exhibiton
  • Fashion Show
  • Multimedia
  • Kingston Interfaith Art Show
  • Internal displays
  • Catholic Education Art Show

Sport and Fitness

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Kilbreda College participates in two sporting competitions; the Secondary Catholic Sports Association (SCSA) and the South Eastern Sporting Group (SESG) and a number of other individual sporting competitions.

Each year two major College sports carnivals are held in which all students participate; the College Athletics and College Swimming Carnival.

Kilbreda College is also a member of School Sport Victoria (SSV) which allows students to trial and participate in SSV interstate representative teams.

Kilbreda College AFL Team

Sporting opportunities at Kilbreda include:

  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Diving
  • Australian Rules Football
  • Futsal (Indoor Soccer)
  • Hockey
  • Indoor Cricket
  • Lifesaving
  • Netball
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Triathlon
  • Volleyball
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Students are also encouraged to participate in a range of other physical activities including:

  • Netball Festival
  • Bike Education
  • Year 8 Lifesaving
  • Year 9 Duke of Edinburgh Award program
  • Interhouse Swimming and Athletics
  • State netball competition

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
  • r Denise Allen csbAward
  • Long Tan Award
  • Mark Dreyfus Award
  • Susan Duke Award
  • Dux of the College
  • Caltex Award
  • City of Kingston Award
  • Kwong Lee Dow Award
  • Margaret Mary Bourke Award
  • Sr Mary Dalton csbAward
  • Michelle Bassett Award

Faith Development

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  • Brigidine Heritage reflection
  • Reflection Days
  • Building Bridges Interfaith Group
  • Interfaith excursion
  • Seminar Days including Urban Seed excursion
  • Retreat at Don Bosco in Safety Beach

Study Programs

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Enhancement Studies

BaseWalk
  • DAV Debating
  • Science
  • Maths
  • English
  • Humanities
  • Maths Help at lunchtime
  • Homework Club for Years 7 and 8
  • Learning Enhancement for Years 7 to 12
  • Compass Program for Year 9
  • Visiting drama and music groups
  • VCE Top Acts
  • VCE Top Arts
  • Bookface Library program
  • Study Immersions - Japan and Italy
  • East Timor and World Challenge experiences
  • Central Australia trip for Year 11 students
  • Language Perfect program.
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Competitions

Debating Association of Victoria Schools Competition
Science Compeitions
Mathematics Competitions
Language Competitions

Special Focus Weeks

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