College Principal’s Report


College Council 2019
At our May meeting of Council we were very pleased to welcome a new parent representative to our school council for 2019, Ms Amy Luong.

School Zones
The Victorian government has released the details of the new zones for Victorian government schools. In Victoria, all children are entitled to be enrolled at their designated neighbourhood school. Designated neighbourhood schools are generally the public school within closest proximity to the student’s permanent residential address. Under the Placement Policy, schools are required to prioritise enrolment for students living in that school zone. Parents who want to send their children to schools located outside of their school zone still have this choice. However, students enrolling at a school from within the school zone will have first priority. A map of our zones and relevant information has been posted on our website here.

Chinese Sister School visit
From Tuesday 26th March to Sunday 31st March Jessica Zhang and I accompanied four of our students – Reacheny Chheng, Riko Ngo, Cam Tien Nguyen and William Zhang – to China to visit our sister school, the Shanghai Ganquan Foreign Languages Middle School. As well as enjoying many cultural experiences our student were involved in a forum where students from around the world talked about the similarities and differences in their school life. Our students were excellent ambassadors for Keysborough College.

Open Nights 2019
On Tuesday 30th April (Banksia) and Thursday 2nd May (Acacia) our annual Open Nights were held at Keysborough College. These were very successful evenings with over 100 families in total visiting our school. I would like to thank Mr Matt Sloan and Ms Emily Brown our Year 7 Teaching Team Leaders/Transition Leaders, their teams and all the teachers who attended for once again showing our community what an outstanding place this is to send your children.

2018 Annual Report to the Community
The Keysborough College 2018 Annual Report to the Community is now available for viewing on our website. The purpose of this report is to inform parents and the wider school community of the school’s performance outcomes and its efforts to progress improved student achievement, and to meet legislative and regulatory requirements under the Education and Training Reform Act 2006 and the National Education Agreement 2008. It can be found here.

Parent Teacher Meetings
Our first Parent Teacher Interview Evening was held last term on Thursday 28th March. As always there was very good attendance by our parents and students. Please remember that if you were unable to be there you can still talk to your child’s teachers by emailing them through Compass or simply by ringing the school.

Your Contact details
Would you please ensure that your contact details are updated if they have changed since last year. Recent events have emphasised the importance of the school being able to contact you by phone, email and by post if necessary. Please contact the General Office at your students’ Campus if your details need updating.

John Baston

College Principal