Welcome to Kelvin Grove State College's website. I hope you enjoy learning a little more about this outstanding Prep to Year 12 college where we "pursue excellence with all our might!"
At Kelvin Grove State College we take a holistic approach to developing young people's learning. Our Junior, Middle and Senior school curriculum is progressive, inclusive, innovative and caring, while still incorporating the core elements of education that have traditionally been essential for success. The college has an outstanding history of our students achieving some great academic results and authentic connections to future pathways while also demonstrating their ability and readiness to make a valuable contribution to the wider community. We know they will continue to do so in the years to come. It is, and always has been, our people – students, families and staff - who make the 'magic happen' every day and are our greatest strength. This makes our college an outstanding place to grow, learn and to interact.
Through our Prep to Year 12 learning program, students live out the college values and embrace our motto, "With All Thy Might". Kelvin Grove State College has always focused on creating learning opportunities for our young people to help them to realise their dreams and potential for their brightest futures.
In delivering our curriculum, we are cognisant of the fact that "We're trying to prepare kids for jobs that don't exist, using technologies that haven't been invented yet, to solve problems we don't even know are problems yet: Karl Fisch 2007 'Shift Happens'.
We have a long-established reputation for academic excellence as well offering our Schools of Excellence in Visual Arts, Engineering Technology and Maths C. The College's Excellence in Dance programs start with our Years 3-9 Dance Excellence and then specialise with our partnership with Queensland Ballet to host the Queensland Ballet Academy Program for students in Years 10-12. This program will be expanding to Years 7-12 in 2020 with the opening of a one-of-a-kind $13.5 million Queensland Ballet Academy building here at Kelvin Grove State College. We are very excited about our collaboration with Queensland Ballet and the opportunity to offer students a world-class academic and ballet education.
The college offers longstanding Sports Excellence programs in Golf, Football, Volleyball and Tennis where students are able to combine their passion for learning and incorporate their academic program at the same time. We have many alumni who have gone on to have very successful international careers in their chosen sports.
Our specialised learning programs such as accelerated pathways to universities, particularly to QUT with whom we share a geographic boundary, meet the needs of a wide range of students. In our Middle school (Years 6 to 9) we have Academic Achiever classes with a focus on enhanced learning experiences relevant to the key learning areas and P-12 programs that prepare students for the Schools of Excellence courses. The college has well established authentic industry links and partnerships providing vocational pathways for our students. We are a Gateway School for Engineering and Manufacturing and a Gateway School for Construction where our students and staff are interacting with cutting edge industry partners and employers to ensure the currency of skills and establishing careers pathways with employers. Links with industry through apprenticeships and traineeships are available to our senior school students. A snapshot of our sub school programs is available for your information.
We are proud of our 20 year partnership with Educational Queensland International to provide an opportunity for International students to come to the college and gain an education in Australia while also preparing our students for their place in the global community that enriches the learning experiences of all students. Having one of the first international student programs accredited by Education Queensland International means we have well established, effective support structures for overseas students, both at school and with homestay families. Our learning program caters for students of different backgrounds, abilities and interests.
As you read our website you will be amazed by our rich curriculum and the co-curricular opportunities in place for our students, preparing them to take their place in tomorrow's world. We marvel at the contribution our students make to our college as their talents and skills grow and develop. Underpinning everything we do in the college is an explicit focus on the Happiness and Wellbeing of every member of our community. If we ensure this happiness and wellness is maintained, the students are able to access the "Magic' that happens in the college every day and realise or even exceed their potential.
Please do not hesitate to make contact with us if you want to know more about our place – Kelvin Grove State College.