Kolbe Catholic College, Greenvale Lakes, is a new co- educational Year 7–12 school serving the people of the northern suburbs of Melbourne, from the Catholic Priority Parishes of Our Lady’s Parish Craigieburn/Roxburgh Park, Good Shepherd Parish Gladstone Park/Greenvale and Holy Child Parish Meadow Heights/Dallas. The College was officially established by the Archdiocese of Melbourne in late 2006 and is inspired by the legacy of St Maximilian Kolbe – a person of heroism, courage and self-sacrifice; a beacon of hope for the future.
As a Catholic school, Kolbe Catholic College seeks to educate the whole person, and integrate Faith with the culture and life of a developing young person in Australian society. Priority is given to fostering each person’s best expression of self. Particular attention is given to the holistic view of a contemporary curriculum, with an emphasis on teaching vital skills, such as literacy, numeracy and social co-operation, whilst integrating knowledge, skills and values across all learning areas.
In particular, the College aims to foster independent, collaborative, confident and resilient learners and community builders who thrive on challenge; to provide a challenging and caring academic environment where individual needs are met and increased learning outcomes for all students are achieved; and maintain a high level of staff understanding and ownership of contemporary practices.
Unique to Kolbe curriculum is a number of integrated learning programs in Years 7 to 10 enhancing the learning experience of students.
Kolbe Catholic College is committed to providing contemporary learning environments that will engage students and give them independence and flexibility in their learning while preparing them to be active citizens within their community. Therefore, we believe that in the 21st century eLearning and the use of ICT is critical in facilitating this. As such, the College has fully implemented a 1:1 ICT device program for all students in Years 7–12. Classrooms have also been fitted with either a short throw projector or interactive white board. Lessons are delivered digitally to students via the College Learning Management System known as Coneqt.P.
Therefore, the College aims to personalise and extend learning through the purposeful integration of digital technologies to enable a flexible student-centred learning environment; connect student learning beyond the classroom through participation and engagement in local and global communities; improve student learning by continued encouragement of digital technology use that promotes independent learning and demonstrates connections between the curriculum, personalised learning goals and assessment criteria; and continue the development of quality digital resources relevant to the individual needs of students that are easy for all users to locate, access and use.
In doing so, the College is committed to preparing students with life skills that will prepare them for life beyond the formal years of education, that is, equip them with the skills to be active citizens of the future.
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- Visual Arts/Graphics Rooms x 3
- Design & Technology Centre
- Library Resource Centre
- Learning Support Centre
- VCE Art Room
- Year 7 Learning Street
- Year 8 Open Plan Learning Area
- Food Technology Centre
- Counselling Room
- Careers Centre
- Basketball Courts x 6
- Multi-purpose Area
- Netball Courts x 2
- Soccer Pitch
- Science Labs x 4
- Music and Drama Centre
- Dance Studio
- Athletics Track