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Essendon Keilor College

Essendon Keilor College

VIC, Melbourne Western Suburbs







About Essendon Keilor College

Essendon Keilor College has a long and successful history that continues to build and grow in the present day. In 2013, the college celebrated the centenary of the senior campus, which was formerly Essendon High School. In 2017, the college embarked on a $10 million rebuilding program to provide outstanding facilities and STEM learning centres for 21st century teaching and learning. 

Our college operates in a culturally diverse community and offers a breadth of educational services that support the aspirations of our students and their wide range of needs. Essendon Keilor College is leading the way in providing quality education in the northern and western suburbs of Melbourne, with a dedicated senior campus and two junior campuses that focus on improving the outcomes of each student.

At Essendon Keilor College, students are not just one of a crowd. We know that every student is different, with different aspirations, needs and dreams. This makes the college a unique and exciting place to learn. Our dedicated junior schools focus on early learning and building solid educational skills, friendships and a sense of belonging.

The personalised approach to teaching and learning continues at our senior campus in Essendon, and because there are many pathways to a successful career that run alongside the ATAR system, we make sure that each of our senior students can find their own path to tertiary education, vocational training and employment.

Our individual and personal approach to teaching and learning is the hallmark of our school, and why you can be sure that you are attending a college where your education will really matter. Our college is well known for the excellence of our academic programs, with the specialist senior campus offering VCE, VET and VCAL, and with our graduates progressing to a wide range of pathways.

Our 2015 Dux Huang Weiliang is studying Commerce at the University of Melbourne. Our 2016 Dux Duy Tung (David) Doan, who achieved an ATAR result of 98.05, aspires to study Engineering at the University of Melbourne in 2017. Our students excelled across a range of disciplines and are furthering their education at universities across Australia.

The college is the lead school in the Specialist Senior Secondary Sport and Recreation Pilot Project in recognition of the excellence of the college’s elite football program.

The college specialises in teaching languages other than English and works closely with local primary schools to foster the learning of languages at an early age.

With a strong international focus, our college has sister schools in Japan, Vietnam and Italy, and students travel to visit these countries on a regular basis.

All students have access to the latest technology through computer laboratories and the 1:1 computer program.

Regardless of your cultural background or circumstance, we encourage all prospective parents and students to join our vibrant college and welcoming community.

Key facts

School uniform

School Uniform

The uniform is compulsory and enforced

Number of students

Total enrolment: 883
In high school: 883
In Year 12: 117

Gender in depth

Other requirements

Boarding school

Offer IB

Accepts international students

Offers VCAL

Offers VET

Our Curriculum

Subjects overview

Subjects overivew

Math classes: mixed
English classes: mixed

Senior secondary subjects overview

Senior Secondary Subjects overivew

38 VCE level 3/4 studies
195 VCE students
LOTE taught to Unit 4 level:
Chinese, English as a second language, Italian, Japanese, Vietnamese,

Senior secondary programs overview

Senior Secondary programs overivew

12 VET program(s) available
62 VET students
VCAL Available

How our students performed in Year 12

VCE Results

Scores of 40+ 2%

Median Score 25

Satisfactory completions of VCE 97%

Satisfactory completions of VET 89%


Bachelor enrolled 40%

TAFE/VET enrolled 28%

Apprentice/Trainee 11%

Employed 10%

Activities and Support staff



33 music options
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44 sporting activities
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115 other clubs, activities and services
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Support staff

Support Staff

89 support staff
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Accelerated learning

Support Staff

3 accelerated learning
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Message from the Principal

Essendon Keilor College is a multi-campus college that has served the needs of the community for over 100 years and continues to provide excellent educational opportunities for all students. 

Essendon Keilor College provides all students with the opportunity to excel so that they can become active and responsible citizens in society. The two junior campuses deliver a program designed to meet the needs of students in Years 7 to 9. The senior campus provides a diverse curriculum at Years 10 to 12, including VCE, VET and VCAL, preparing all students to progress to further study and training.

The college hosts an International Students Program. For the past decade, international students have joined the college to pursue their dreams and have gone on to study at universities in Australia and overseas.

Our graduates frequently return to tell us about their lives since leaving school. They all remark on how much they value the education they received at Essendon Keilor College.

David Adamson

Open days

The open days listed below have been sourced from Essendon Keilor College for 2018. Please contact the school directly using the enquiry form on the right hand side for further information.

School fees at Essendon Keilor College

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International Student Fees

Grade/Year Fee
Year 10 $15,129
Year 12 $16,974

Our Scholarships

The scholarships listed below have been sourced from Essendon Keilor College for 2018. Please contact the school directly using the enquiry form on the right hand side for further information.

Scholarship Name Year 7 Scholarships for Excellence
Gender Name Coeducational
Eligibility For entry into Year 7. Awarded for outstanding ability in academia, leadership, sports and/or the performing arts.
Amount 1000
Amount Comment Remission of tuition fees and allowances for books and basic uniform.
Tenure 1 year
Number Per Year 8

School Details

Principal: Mr David Adamson

286 Buckley St Essendon VIC 3040
82 Quinn Gr Keilor East VIC 3033
19 Peters St Airport West VIC 3042


Tel: (03) 8331 0100

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