Opportunity to excel

The Ƶ Extension and Enrichment Program

The Keysborough Extension and Enrichment Program is a comprehensive educational solution designed to cater to students of high ability. Our program recognises and nurtures the natural gifts present, across intellectual, physical, creative, and social domains of our learners. We provide a challenging yet engaging learning environment that is tailored to individual student needs. Our curriculum is differentiated, offering a stimulating pace, depth, and complexity to meet the demands of inquisitive minds.

Our purpose goes beyond academic excellence; we value and support the social-emotional growth of our learners, fostering creativity, leadership skills, resilience, and a love for lifelong learning. With us, your child will have the chance to develop meaningful connections within the community, undertake leadership roles, and immerse in real-world experiences, under mentorship from our accomplished alumni and partnerships with community organisations, and esteemed higher education institutions.

We are committed to ensure all students continue to access advanced subjects throughout their schooling with us. Join us at Ƶ, where we nurture gifted minds towards achieving their true potential and fulfilling academic dreams.

 

A rich array of curricular and extra-curricular activities encourages our students to develop their talents and interests

Co-curricular at Ƶ

Our school community is vibrant and diverse and students have access to a broad range of activities including:

  • Awards for excellence in academic, sports, music, leadership, and citizenship endeavours
  • An annual Art Exhibition
  • Sporting competitions at local, regional, and state levels
  • Premier’s Reading Challenge and Book Week
  • Musical Soiree, instrumental music and performing arts
  • A variety of subject competitions, for example: Australian Mathematics Competition
  • Monash University in-school and on-campus activities providing early engagement with tertiary studies
  • Monash Mentor Program involves Monash University students engaged as tutors during and after school hours
  • Breakfast Club, afterschool homework clubs and sports groups
  • Student Leader Executives giving voice to students, the opportunity to develop their skills in leadership and working with others.

House Activities

The House Activities program builds connections between students and fosters their connection to the school.

Students participate in house competitions and activities across years 7-12, competing in a range of sports and performing arts events.

Sports

Interschool sport encourages the values of Physical Fitness, Sportsmanship, Friendship, Involvement, Effort and School Spirit. It is an important part of college life.

Our students participate in interschool sports in the Greater Dandenong Division (School Sport Victoria). The sports played are:

Term 1

  • Swimming, Cricket, Tennis, Volleyball, Baseball/Softball.

Term 2

  • Cross Country, Netball, Football, Soccer, Badminton.

Term 3

  • Athletics, Basketball, Futsal, Hockey, Table Tennis.

Visual Arts

The Visual Arts program at Ƶ aims to give students a broad range of experience in the classroom and beyond.

For example, students have the opportunity to undertake excursions, participate in competitions and where possible, work with artists and members of the community to expand their learning experiences.

The Visual Arts program encompass many exciting subjects that includes: Art and Studio Arts, and Visual Communication and Design.

At the VCE level the Visual Arts Program includes Art, Ceramics, Visual Communication, Photography, Media and Drawing in other levels.

Music Excellence

The College offers an outstanding Music and Performing Arts program that includes Instrumental and Classroom Music for every student. Performances, Productions, and music camps are features of the program. All Year 7 students learn to play a musical instrument.

This encourages an appreciation of music, enriching their lives. Studying music has proven to have a range of benefits for the student, for example, assisting students develop, improved self-discipline, organisational skills and a sense of achievement.

See more on our Music program