Opportunity to excel
A rich array of curricular and extra-curricular activities encourages our students to develop their talents and interests.
Co-curricular at Keysborough College
Our school community is vibrant and diverse and students have access to a broad range of activities including:
- awards for excellence in academic, sports, music, leadership and citizenship endeavours
- an annual Art Exhibition
- sporting competitions at local, regional and state levels
- Debating team, Premier’s Reading Challenge and Book Week
- Annual Production
- Musical Soiree, instrumental music and performing arts
- a variety of subject competitions
- Monash University in-school and on-campus activities providing early engagement with tertiary studies
- Embrace Education involving Monash University students engaged as tutors during and after school hours
- Chinese Exploratorium dedicated to investigating Chinese culture and language through the use of the latest multimedia tools
- a Confucius classroom, involving a sister school in Shanghai and a leading cultural and language program
- Breakfast Club, afterschool homework clubs and sports groups
- a Student Leaders Executive gives voice to students and the opportunity to develop their skills in leadership and in working with others.
The House Activities program promotes the skills needed to come together and work as a team, whole school success and peer to peer mentoring.
Students work collegiately in house colour teams across years 7-12 to compete in round robin sports events, performing arts days, RED values activities and drives for charity. The aim of this program is to build a sense of belonging at Keysborough College.
The College offers an outstanding Music and Performing Arts program that includes Instrumental and Classroom Music for every student, public concerts, Productions and music camps. All Year 7 students learn to play a musical instrument.
This leads to an appreciation of music and enriches their lives. From the very start of secondary school, an active involvement in music assists students develop improved self-discipline, organisational skills and a sense of achievement.
See more on our Music program
Interschool sport encourages the values of Physical Fitness, Sportsmanship, Friendship, Involvement, Effort and School Spirit. It is an important part of college life.
Our students participate in interschool sports in the Greater Dandenong Division (School Sport Victoria). The sports played are:
- Swimming, Cricket, Tennis, Volleyball, Baseball/Softball.
- Cross Country,Netball, Football, Soccer, Badminton.
- Athletics, Basketball, Futsal, Hockey, Table Tennis.
The Debating Program provides opportunity to students from all year levels to participate in competitions outside and within the College.
The program helps students develop their skills in literacy and oracy, become familiar with different styles of public debate and participate in the wider community to represent themselves and their schools.
The Visual Arts program at Keysborough College aims to give our students a broad range of experience in the classroom and beyond.
For example, students have the opportunity to undertake excursions, participate in competitions and where possible, work with artists and members of the community to expand their learning experiences.
The Visual Arts program encompass many exciting subjects including Art and Studio Arts, and Visual Communication and Design.
At the VCE level the Visual Arts Program includes Art, Ceramics, Visual Communication, Photography, Media and Drawing in other levels.
The Confucius Classroom is an environment dedicated to encouraging the learning of the Chinese language. The program is supported by the Chinese government through ongoing teacher training and resourcing.
The College has Assistant Teachers of Chinese who work alongside our own teachers and provide the opportunities for students to better develop and practice their language skills.
In addition to the Confucius Classroom, Keysborough College has a Chinese Culture and Language Exploratorium. The Exploratorium is an interactive space for students to creatively explore the Chinese culture, history and language through the use of five dedicated touch screens with purpose designed software. All students are able to use this space to enhance their learning.
These two facilities are a great medium for engaging students’ interest in many different aspects of the Chinese way of life.