‘Faith, Courage, Compassion’
|Address:||Lysterfield Dr, Greenvale Lakes VIC 3059|
|Tel:||03 8339 3060|
|Fax:||03 8339 3059|
“Welcome to Kolbe, where each individual strives to reach his or her potential in a friendly and welcoming environment.”
– Principal Mr Anthony Kirley
|Yr Range:||Yr 7 – 12|
|Yr 7 Enrolment:||175 students; 7 classes|
|Fees for 2015:||Available on request|
|VCE Units 3/4:||22|
Destinations Year 12
• 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
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.
The College community is inspired by the legacy of St Maximilian Kolbe – a story of heroism, courage and self-sacrifice; a beacon of hope for the future.
The College welcomed the first group of 110 students to Year 7 in January 2008 at a temporary site – Windrock Avenue, Craigieburn – the site of Mother Teresa Catholic Primary School for 2009.
The College moved to the permanent site at Lysterfield Drive, Greenvale Lakes, in February 2009, with 252 students in Years 7 and 8 and 28 staff.
In 2015, the expected enrolment is 950 students with 100 staff members.
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 the Kolbe curriculum is a number of integrated programs including: Year 7: Stepping Stones Year 8: The Inquiring Minds Program Year 9: Learning Enhancement Activity Day Year 10: Pathways Program.
As indicated earlier, the College community is inspired by the legacy of St Maximilian Kolbe – a story of heroism, courage and self-sacrifice; a beacon hope for the future. Kolbe’s life and death ??inspires us to follow Jesus as he did; this ????no matter what it would cost him and his passionate concern for excellence in living his faith.
Through his faith and actions St Maximilian Kolbe exemplified the model of servant leadership.
Kolbe student leaders are recognised for their ability to demonstrate the characteristics of empathy, listening, respect, stewardship and commitment towards the growth of the College community. In doing so, all student leaders ‘serve’ first and by serving they would truly be able to ‘lead’.
The Kolbe Catholic student leadership structure provides leadership opportunities through the following avenues: Social Justice Captains; Peer Support Leaders – Year 10 students; House Captains – Years 8, 9, 11 and 12 students from each House; and College Captains and Vice-Captains – Year 12.
Visit Us in 2015
Visitors wanting to see students and teachers in real learning situations can contact the College for a tour of the new and vibrant environs of the College and talk with student leaders.