Kilbreda College

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VIC Kilbreda College   Feature 1904

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Course Range (Levels)7 to 12
Students (approximate)905
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Welcome to Kilbreda College

Kilbreda College, in the heart of Bayside, Mentone, has been proudly educating young women in the Brigidine Tradition for over 117 years. Our motto, Strength and Kindliness, together with our College values of Compassion, Courage, Hope, Hospitality, Justice and Wonder, underpin every aspect of college life.

Our students will experience an education that is transformative, developing a growing capacity to engage with empathy and respond with love in the lives of one another, and within and beyond our community. We offer a particular focus on outreach to the marginalised and an emphasis on our moral and civic responsibilities as members of society, responding to the changing needs of our world. In addition, our mission is to inspire and empower through a tailored learning environment to cover various learning areas, purpose-built learning spaces, and an extensive co-curricular program with a commitment to STEM and sustainability.

At our College, we recognise that each young woman is unique, bringing different gifts, talents and individual needs with them. We are committed to ensuring that each student is known, challenged and supported spiritually, socially, academically and emotionally. With an emphasis on wellbeing, our tailored programs foster an inclusive, nurturing school culture that encourages a sense of pride, purpose and belonging.

The College provides an innovative curriculum for Years 7 to 10, which acknowledges, celebrates and values the experiences of students as they establish individual identities within community. In Years 11 and 12, students have two pathways to choose from the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) and the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL). This enables our students to choose the pathway best suited to their learning style and future pathway. A broad range of Vocational Education and Training (VET) subjects are also offered onsite at the college; however, students can also access an extensive range of VCE VET subjects offsite as part of their academic program.

One of the unique programs at the college is the Year 9 BRIDGES program, which aims to develop an understanding of our ever-changing world. BRIDGES engages students in building resilience, independence, dependability and generosity while pursuing excellence and developing self-esteem.

The units are designed to encourage students to observe and analyse the challenges in our society and consider how they might contribute to positive change in their community. Through authentic learning experiences, students are supported to engage in deep learning and develop a personal commitment to justice in accordance with the vision and mission of the college. From 2021, students will also have the opportunity to complete the certified Community Engagement: Collaborating for Change course through the University of Michigan.

Through investigative inquiry and practical experiences, students develop a genuine heart attitude for justice and common good in society. The BRIDGES Program is rigorous and strategically planned, allowing for the development of skills to enable students to become leaders and change agents, using their voice to make a real difference in their community.

Visit our website to register to join us for one of our Open Mornings or Talk and Tours with the Principal and learn more about our wonderful College.

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Contact Person Mrs Amanda  Hurley
Position of Contact PersonCollege Registrar
Phone 03 9581 7766     
Address 118 Mentone Pde, Mentone  VIC  3194

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Princpal's Message

Welcome to Kilbreda College

Founded in 1904, Kilbreda College is a Catholic secondary school for girls where Christianity is lived out through core Gospel values and in the Brigidine tradition of Strength and Kindliness. We are a learning focused school where as individuals and as a whole school community we strive for continuous growth with an emphasis on improving learning outcomes.

In partnership with families, we support and encourage our students to achieve excellent individual learning and wellbeing outcomes. We are committed to providing a contemporary, comprehensive, and innovative learning environment that empowers young women to be well-informed, independent and critical thinkers who are confident to embrace an ever changing world. At Kilbreda College, staff and students form a collaborative learning community. In this safe, nurturing and challenging environment, students develop a sense of self-belief, integrity and confidence that will enable them to become part of a generation responsible for bringing positive change to our world. We encourage our students to aspire to be people of hope and compassion with a personal commitment to justice and the courage to respond to the needs of others.

Through exposure to a rigorous learning environment, an extensive co-curricular program and a deep commitment to social justice, our mission is to inspire our students to pursue academic excellence, express their creativity and embrace opportunities for leadership and service. We celebrate the diversity and unique gifts of our students and encourage and support them to develop into confident and articulate young women.

I trust that our website allows you to come to know what we value at Kilbreda College and the many opportunities that are available to our students to grow spiritually, socially, emotionally and academically.  I invite you to join us for one of our Open Mornings, Talk and Tours, or at our annual Open Evening in 2021 to learn more about our wonderful College.

Ms Nicole Mangelsdorf


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