RUOK Day Message from Student Leaders
In partnership with you we are constantly building and developing skills for our young people at EKC including self-care, help seeking, problem solving, building a tool kit of coping strategies, and increasing awareness of internalised feelings and thoughts.
As part of this endeavour, we are promoting RUOK? Day on 9/9/21 with a focus on strategies for connecting and having a conversation, such as those with your young person. Chatstarter (helping parents and young people support each other) https://www.headtohealth.gov.au/covid-19-support/chatstarter has easy-to-use tips and resources to help build your confidence and capability to support your young person who may be experiencing distress or a mental health challenge in these difficult times. Having a small chat can make a big difference.
DET Learning from Home Information website including parent support line for parents 1800 338663 – https://www.education.vic.gov.au/parents/learning/Pages/home-
EKC Health and Wellbeing Team
25th May 2021 Northern Star Chess – Secondary Zonal Tournament – Term 2, 2021
No doubt, the second round of this year’s Northern Star Chess Tournament was equally exciting as the first.
The immense concentration required for chess was once again displayed by our amazing EKC students. Disciplined planning and foresight were carefully practiced by our students as they played against various schools from around Melbourne such as Penleigh Essendon Grammar, Suzanne Cory, Lakeview Senior College, St Monica’s College, Lowther Hall Anglican Grammar and St Aloysius College.
Essendon Keilor College Campus Tours 2021 – Term 1 Every Wednesday
(Picture – Niddrie Campus)
Year 7 – 9 Campus’ – Term 1 2021 Every Wednesday
East Keilor Campus, Quinn Grove East Keilor – 9.30am – 10.00am
To Book a tour Phone- 8331 0109
Niddrie Campus, Peters Street Airport West – 10.15am – 10.45am
To Book a tour Phone – 9375 8400
Year 10 – 12 Campus – Term 1 2021 Every Wednesday
Essendon Campus, 286 Buckley street, Essendon (Corner of McCracken Street) 11.15am – 11.45am
To Book a tour Phone -9319 1300
Tours at 9.30am and 11.30am at all Campuses. Please book a place.
Information Session for all Campuses at the Essendon Campus
286 Buckley Street Essendon at 6.00pm.
Information session will be livestreamed
Please Note: If you have been in the Perth metropolitan area and Peel region during the exposure periods you must not attend Open Day unless you have evidence of a negative COVID test and you must follow the relevant advice issued by WA Health and the Department of Health.
“They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
we will remember them.”
For the Fallen – the Ode, a poem by the English poet Laurence Binyon. First published in London 1914.
Essendon Keilor College is a multi-campus secondary school. The three campuses are in Airport West (Niddrie Campus – Year 7 to 9), Keilor East (East Keilor Campus – Year 7 to 9) and Essendon (Senior Campus – Year 10 to 12).
The 2006 Education and Training Reform Act (ETRA) underpins the Department of Education and Training (DET) enrolment policy which can be found at: http://www.education.vic.gov.au/school/principals/spag/Pages/azindexe.aspx
The policy states that all eligible children and young people have the right to be admitted to their designated neighbourhood government school.
2021 School zone
The Essendon Keilor College campus zones have been approved by the Minister for Education and ensures consistency with DET policy and the ETRA legislation regarding closest school.
A student’s designated neighbourhood school is generally the school that is nearest the student’s permanent address as determined by the school zone. The website https://www.findmyschool.vic.gov.au provides guidance on which school zone a student’s permanent residence is located within.
Our school zone
Our school zone is available on findmyschool.vic.gov.au which hosts the most up-to-date information about Victorian school zones.
Students residing in this zone are guaranteed a place at our school, which is determined on the basis of your permanent residential address.
The Department provides guidance through the Placement Policy to ensure that students have access to their designated neighbourhood school and the freedom to choose other schools, subject to facility limitations.
You can find more information and answers to frequently asked questions on the Department’s website under School zones.
Priority Order of Placement
The potential future demand for enrolment places from within the local community indicates that the College must manage enrolments carefully and in accordance with the Priority Placement Order in the Enrolment Policy. A student’s permanent place of address determines eligibility for enrolment at Essendon Keilor College.
Where there are insufficient places at a school for all students who seek entry, students are enrolled according to the Placement Policy’s priority order of placement, which has five criteria.
In circumstances when a school may not be able to accept all applications due to existing or future capacity concerns, schools must manage enrolment applications in accordance with the following priority order of placement:
- Students for whom the school is the designated neighbourhood school.
- Students with a sibling at the same permanent address who are attending the school at the same time.
- Where the Regional Director has restricted the enrolment, students who reside nearest the school.
- Students seeking enrolment on specific curriculum grounds.
- All other students in order of closeness of their home to the school
The future capacity needs at the Niddrie Campus of Essendon Keilor College means that 2021 enrolments will be confined to the first two criteria listed above.
Enrolments at the East Keilor Campus and the Essendon (Senior) Campus will be considered against the priority order of placement noting that Essendon Keilor College is not offering enrolment on approved specific curriculum grounds.
In exceptional circumstances, a student may be enrolled in a school based on compassionate grounds. This is an overarching consideration and does not form part of the priority order of placement. Schools are permitted to assess and make a determination for exceptional circumstances on a case-by-case basis.
Schools must ensure that all applicants eligible under a criterion have been offered a place before moving to consideration of the next. All students for whom the school is the designated neighbourhood school are guaranteed enrolment.
If you have any questions regarding the Essendon Keilor College Enrolment Management Plan, please contact the school.
David Adamson Principal
2021 School Zones
Fig 1 – 2021 School zone for Essendon Keilor College – Niddrie Campus
Fig 2 – 2021 School zone for Essendon Keilor College – East Keilor Campus
2021 School zone for Essendon Keilor College – Essendon Campus
The School zone for the Essendon Campus is the combined Niddrie Campus and East Keilor Campus zones.
Welcome to a new destination for innovative STEAM learning programs. We are proud to announce Essendon Keilor College is one of 25 Schools in Victoria.
Delivered in partnership with the University of Melbourne and the Victorian Government, the STEM Centre of Excellence at Science Gallery Melbourne investigates the collision of art and science. Embracing scientific and artistic inquiry alike, our programs foster development of transferable 21st century skills and explore design thinking programs through a creative lens.
The programs are designed in collaboration with young people to connect students to world- class scientific research, interdisciplinary artistic practice, innovative teaching, First Nations STEM programs and industry partners through state-of-the-art learning spaces in the new Melbourne Connect precinct.
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The Be Wise Program
The Be Wise program has been developed in consultation with teachers, psychologists, researchers, students, and parents to bring a whole of school/community approach to learning important wellbeing lessons. The Be Wise materials cover Pat’s story, anger and aggression, strategies for violence prevention, and the consequences of violence.