Niddrie Campus

Welcome

Essendon Keilor College’s Junior School on the Niddrie campus is one of two excellent options for Years 7-9 students. It is located in Peters Street, Airport West, adjacent to Niddrie Primary School.

We’re thrilled that the flexible nature of our new technology-rich learning space is bringing students together to explore, design, create, build and present like never before. In doing so our learners are not only engaged and motivated, they’re honing the life skills of effective communication, cooperation and adaptability.

We love being part of the wider learning community that is Essendon Keilor College. It gives our students access to a wider range of facilities and programs and makes the transition to the senior campus for Year 10 students seamless. But as a sub-school we get to make meeting the academic and social needs of young adolescents our sole focus.

We excel at this, in part, by fostering a sense of family on our campus. We create an environment where feeling safe, supported and respected means you can take the risks required to be your best. We’re small enough to know each student and to quickly develop the trust relationships required for effective learning. Listening, caring and intervening to support and extend learning in and beyond the classroom is our strength.

The Niddrie campus can be easily accessed by car and bus.

Campus Principal’s Message

What’s most important to us at Essendon Keilor College is equipping students to flourish in life and the world of work beyond our gates. That means providing an excellent, holistic education that equally prioritises academic and personal growth.

This occurs through the expert delivery of our diverse, challenging curricular and co-curricular programs. Student knowledge and skill development grows through learning in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), the Arts, Languages, Design and Technologies, Physical Education and Sport. Social skills are further developed through involvement in camps, excursions, clubs, Sport, Music or our School Production.

Positive character development and values education including good global citizenship is integrated in all learning. The practise of Essendon Keilor College values, and our community service orientation reinforce this learning. Championing sustainability and demonstrating care for others in the school and wider community is acknowledged and celebrated.

Our teachers model a love of learning as lifelong learners themselves. They work insightfully with our students to bring the best out in them. They use data to inform learning starting points, negotiate goals, and implement a range of effective strategies to maximise learning outcomes. Our daily focus is helping each student make progress along the learning continuum as it allows them to keep testing their potential and experience success.

You only need to come on tour to see for yourself how happy our students are in this safe, stimulating environment. Tours run every Thursday or Friday at 9.15am. You can make a booking by calling P 9375 8400

If our exciting, future-focused learning community sounds like the right fit for you, you’d be most welcome.

Heather Hawkins
Campus Principal