Transition Information for Parents
Welcome, Year 7 2024 Families
We look forward to welcoming your daughter/s to Kilbreda College in Year 7, 2024.
To assist you with your daughter’s transition, this Digital Information Pack has been prepared and includes the following:
- Year 7 2024 Transition Handbook for Parents and Carers – a comprehensive guide to everything you need to know about Kilbreda College, from study guidelines to staff contacts
- Kildare Education Ministries Parent Code of Conduct – to sign and return
- Bob Stewart Uniform List and Appointments Flyer – for November and December 2023
- Campion Books and Stationery List
- Abacus Calculators Order Form – a simple online ordering system providing a discounted price for scientific calculators
- Sustainable School Shop Information – for purchase of second-hand supplies
- Laptop Information – for Year 7, 2024 students
- Homeroom Friendship Form – for completion if you are interested in joining your daughter’s Homeroom Friendship Contact List
- Music Program Information Guide – Participation in our private tuition for an instrument or voice
- 2024 Canteen Menu
If you have any further queries please contact our Registrar, Amanda Hurley on 9581 7766 or email@example.com
The transition from primary to secondary school is a significant educational milestone in the lives of our students and their families. It is a time of excitement and growth as students are presented with new challenges. Students are supported through many avenues to allow the transition from primary to secondary school to be as effortless as possible.
This Transition Handbook will assist you with important information for your daughter’s smooth transition in to Year 7.
Kildare Education Ministries Parent Code of Conduct
Kildare Education Ministries (KEM) has issued a Parent Code of Conduct that all families must adhere to as of the commencement of 2024 school year.
The KEM Code of Conduct is found at the link below.
Please ensure the signed document is returned to firstname.lastname@example.org by close of business Monday 29 January, 2024.
Our uniform supplier for many years has been Bob Stewarts Uniform Shop. You can find this store conveniently located in close proximity to the College in Mentone at 93 Balcombe Road.
The store can be contacted on +61 3 9036 7367
Bob Stewart Trading Hours
Monday to Thursday (8.30am to 5.00pm) and Saturday (9.30am to 12.30pm)
Orders: For online ordering visit https://www.bobstewart.com.au/school/kilbreda-college
Books and Stationery
In line with our efforts to improve sustainability at the College and reduce our carbon footprint we will continue to offer online ordering for all booklists in 2024.
Orders: The Campion portal is open and accepting orders. If there is a subject not listed on the booklist, that implies that there are no set texts for this subject and students will only require general stationery.
Visit https://order.campion.com.au/#homeView and choose the option to either sign into an existing account or create a new account.
NB: If the Campion website requests a code, please use HMHH
Whilst you can purchase your calculator with your supplier of choice, the College works with Abacus Calculators to secure calculators at competitive prices for our families. NB: Campion also includes the same calculator on their booklist, however we have negotiated a special discounted price with Abacus
Orders: Calculators from Abacus Calculators can be ordered online at www.abacuscalculators.com.au
Orders that are placed before 8 January will be delivered to the College and can be picked up at the Laptop Collection morning on 31 January or they will be distributed on the student’s first day.
To purchase second-hand supplies, we recommend that families use the Sustainable School Shop, which is an Australian website where second-hand textbooks, uniforms, calculators and musical instruments can be bought and sold.
A number of Kilbreda College families are already using this platform which has become very popular across Australia in recent years.
NB: This service is run externally and not facilitated by the College.
We are committed to providing a challenging, enriching and contemporary learning environment for students. Every Year 7 student will receive a College issued laptop to enable ready access to digital / online resources and to develop their skills in the effective and responsible use of technology. This laptop is provided for Years 7, 8 and 9 students.
A Laptop Agreement and Contract will be made available here as soon as possible.
Please review, sign and return when collecting the laptop.
IMPORTANT: Laptop Collection Date
Laptops will be available to collect on Wednesday 31 January from 11.00am until 2.00pm.
Entry is via Gate 4 on Como Parade.
Our Pastoral Care program takes a horizontal approach, meaning each Homeroom comprises of students from the same year level. Most classes are undertaken in the Homeroom (aside from Specialist classes) and your daughter will get to know others in her Homeroom very well.
If you are interested in joining your daughter’s Homeroom Contact List, please complete the form below and return to the Registrar by Monday 12 February, 2024.
2024 Music Program
We welcome you and your child to the Kilbreda Music program. Participation in our private tuition of an instrument or voice is a gateway to a range of many other co-curricular opportunities.
Details about the variety of music packages available are included in the attached program, including application forms and prices.
For further information please email email@example.com
Our Canteen is open from 8.00am for breakfast as well as at recess and lunch times. If a student wishes to order their lunch, they are required to fill in a lunch order before the end of recess and return it to the Canteen with money enclosed. The students then collect their lunch from the Canteen at lunchtime.
There are many health options for the students to purchase and often ‘special’ items available that are not on the menu. Dietary Requirements including Vegetarian and Gluten-Free options are catered for. Cash or Cards are accepted.
NB: Prices listed are 2023 prices and may change slightly in 2024.
Should you wish to find out further information, please contact our Registrar, Amanda Hurley on
9581 7766 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org