Education

Kilmore community reels from Colmont School’s closure

The Kilmore and wider community were left in shock, and then saddened when news broke of Colmont School’s quick closure. The school that most would best know as The Kilmore International School had forged a...

Colmont teachers left ‘devastated’ for students and without answers

By Colin MacGillivray Amid the collapse of Kilmore’s Colmont School, teachers were left with only one question – why? School staff said they were just as blindsided by the school’s closure as parents and students, only...

Colmont families’ anger at school closure

By Max Davies Families and staff are being forced to look for alternatives for their children’s education following last week’s announcement that Colmont School has been placed into administration. With the school now in the third...

TKIS spirit shines through on school’s final day

While Colmont might have been its official name for a few weeks, the colours and spirit of The Kilmore International School shone through at an all-school assembly on Friday. Teachers, students and parents gathered on...

Protestors fight to keep Colmont School open

By Colin MacGillivray Colmont School students and families gathered in front of the school yesterday morning to protest its closure and call for administrators to accept bids to save it. Colmont students were at the forefront...

Helping hand from Colmont’s neighbouring schools already under pressure

By Max Davies Secondary and primary schools in Mitchell Shire, and in Melbourne, have made efforts to extend support to families and students at Colmont School after the school’s sudden closure. Assumption College, Broadford Secondary College...

St Pat’s preps celebrate 100 days of school

St Patrick’s Primary School’s prep students celebrated 100 days of prep on Wednesday. The children celebrated by dressing up as a 100-year-old person, complete with grey hair, glasses and walking sticks. They also enjoyed a fun-filled...

Kilmore’s Colmont School families gather after announcement of school’s impending closure

Administrators of Colmont School will meet with families tonight to discuss the Kilmore school’s impending closure. Administrators will give a statement on the school being placed into administration and families will have an opportunity to...

Whittlesea Primary School promotes inclusivity with Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander flags

By Max Davies WHITTLESEA Primary School last week unfurled new Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags that will fly alongside the Australian flag at the front of the school. Indigenous families and students were invited to...

Broadford Secondary College’s first careers day takes off

By Pam Kiriakidis Students, parents and teachers attended Broadford Secondary College’s first careers day last week, designed to provide information about future pathways. ‘Creating My Footprint’ was designed for students and their parents to talk to...