College Principal’s Report


The last two weeks has seen three events that illustrate the start and finish of the time that our students spend at Keysborough College.

Year 7 2019 Information Evenings
On Tuesday 30th October and Thursday 1st November, Acacia and Banksia campuses held information evenings for our incoming 2019 Year 7 students. It was a packed house for both evenings with almost all of the students attending with their parents and siblings.  The highlight of these evenings is always the presentations given by our 2018 Year 7 Captains – Therese and Sha Sha at Acacia and Anna and Aanya at Banksia – as well as the students that model the uniforms for the families there on the evening.

Congratulations go to Matt Sloan (Year 7 TTL at Acacia) and Emily Brown (Year 7 TTL at Banksia) for all the work they put in to make them such successful evenings. Thanks also go to all the staff who came on either of the evenings to help with the documentation that has to be done at the time.

Year 12 Graduation Evening
On the evening Monday 5th November our Year 12 students, their families, some special guests, our Senior College Band and many staff gathered at the Robert Blackwood Hall at Monash University to celebrate the graduation of our Year 12 students from Keysborough Secondary College.

Our students looked resplendent in their graduation gowns and everyone present enjoyed the evening as we presented our students with a series of awards that recognised their achievements in a range of areas including academic, community and sporting as well as having completed their VCE or VCAL courses.
Congratulations must go to Lynda Portelli (Banksia Campus Senior School Assistant Principal) and Robyn Hughes (Acacia Campus Senior School Assistant Principal) and the multitude of staff that attended and helped make a very complex run so smoothly and on time.

Our guest speaker for the evening was an alumni of the College Tommy So who graduated from Keysborough College in in 2011 and special awards were presented by our College Council President Carol Williams as well as Warrant Officer, Holger van Geelen representing the Royal Australian Navy and Allison Montano, Student Recruitment Coordinator from Deakin University.

It was a very enjoyable evening and a great way for our students and their families to celebrate 13 years of schooling.

VCE Art Exhibition, Deakin University
From the 31st of October to 12th of December, works by students from Keysborough Secondary College will be exhibited at the Deakin University Art Gallery (Burwood Campus). Students are exploring personal and social identities by engaging with ‘Self-Concept’, a term widely used in contemporary psychology to describe how we perceive and evaluate ourselves, as well as, how we think others perceive us.

John Baston

College Principal