Live, learn together
Assumption College Kilmore strives to be “an inclusive and transformative Marist community”, inspiring its members “to shape the future with audacity and hope”.
The college wants all members of its community — families, students and staff — to feel welcomed and nourished. This learning community is enriched by the presence of its boarders, either weekday or full-time, many of whom hail from families on the land.
Boarders enjoy modern accommodation and fiveday boarding is particularly popular with senior students who live within an hour’s drive of Kilmore.
They have access to oneon-one tutoring by teachers during weeknight study and the camaraderie that develops often leads to lifelong friendships.
Academic boarding scholarships are offered to those entering Years 10 and 11. Boarding community activities instil a strong communal bond among Assumption College boarders.
Each house is staffed by a head of house and an assistant head of house who, as residential staff, look after the pastoral needs of students in their care.
Unlike many other boarding schools, students from Year 7 to Year 12 live in each house, modelling the family spirit of which the Assumption College community is so proud.
All aspects of college life are directed at helping this to happen in light of Gospel values and the five Marist characteristics: presence, simplicity, love of work, in the way of Mary and family spirit.
The curriculum is designed to equip students with the core knowledge and skills to prepare them to be good citizens and to instil in them a life-long love of learning so they can cope in a vastly changing world.
At Years 7 and 8 the focus is on subjects that offer breadth and balance, where students study all areas of the Victorian Cur- riculum, and are exposed to an array of digital and design technologies.
They begin to make elective choices in Years 9 and 10 where the focus is on pathways and choice. Students can select up to 16 semester-based electives over these years, providing a highly personalised learning experience and promoting student ownership of their own education.
In the senior years, up to 30 VCE studies are offered, as well as numerous VET and VCAL courses and school-based apprenticeships.
For more information about Assumption, phone the school on (03) 5783 5000 or visit www.assumption.vic.edu.au.