Experience the Kormilda Community!
At Kormilda, we combine our widely acclaimed international curriculum with a sense of community.
Our seamless transition from Early Learning, Primary, Middle and Senior Years combined with a proven track record of world-class results positions Kormilda as a successful leader of quality education within the global community.
With a strong focus on leadership, pastoral care, respect and values, Kormilda also offers unparalleled co-curricular activities that include an exciting Outdoor Education Program.
With over 25 nationalities on campus, blended with a rich Indigenous presence, we provide a unique fusion of cross-cultural harmonies that complements our innovative learning program.
Today Kormilda is a world-recognised, independent, coeducational, multi-cultural day and boarding college dedicated to the provision of quality education.
More information can be found on the Kormilda College website at: http://www.kormilda.nt.edu.au
Our approach to learning
The Kormilda experience is like no other. It is a unique fusion of cultures and people who share a common passion for learning, coming together in a supportive environment underpinned by a strong Christian foundation. Our cultural diversity is a source of inspiration for learning and a reason for celebration.
We believe in ‘excellence’ as our principle measure of success. Excellence, by definition, refers to the quality of exceeding or going beyond expectations and standards. We believe that excellence is neither elitist nor exclusive and its benefits accrue to both the individual and the community. We seek to exercise compassion and to act with justice in every aspect of College life; in all that we say and do. We believe that students who act with justice will be courageous, critical, discerning, selfless, responsible, ethical, fair, thoughtful and understanding.
The College seeks to empower students to become wise and act with courage in shaping their own future and making globally responsible decisions and choices that will contribute towards a sustainable future for the entire community.
Kormilda College has been committed to educating Indigenous students from remote Australian communities for over 20 years. It is our vision to ensure that Indigenous students have access to a high quality secondary education.
At the forefront of ‘closing the gap’ for remote Indigenous secondary students, Kormilda’s ambitious target is to ensure that all graduates leave the College with the skills they require to become active citizens.
Kormilda has equal expectations of all its students. Intensive literacy and numeracy classes available in Middle School lead to mainstream, VET and apprenticeship opportunities in Senior School.
Indigenous students at Kormilda College are aspiring doctors, lawyers, nurses, childcare workers, engineers, construction trade workers, miners, policemen and women, teachers, politicians, rangers etc.
The opportunities that a Kormilda College education brings are only limited by the aspirations and dreams of the students themselves.
The Clontarf Foundation opened a program at Kormilda College at the beginning of Term 2 2011 with four staff and an initial sign up of about 100 young Indigenous men enrolled at the College.
A not-for-profit organisation, the Clontarf Foundation exists to improve the education, discipline, self-esteem, life skills and employment prospects of young Indigenous men and by doing so, equip them to participate more meaningfully in society.
Kormilda College also offers a program to engage and motivate Indigenous girls to become self disciplined and outstanding members of the community.
Kormilda College has a strong Indigenous Leadership Program developing a pool of positive role models and future leaders.
These are guided annually by student interest. The range of activities is broad and includes Debating, Tournament of Minds, Cricket, AFL, Basketball, Soccer, Netball, Rugby League and Union, Chess, Philosophy, Sailing, and Creative Writing to name just a few.
The boarding facilities at Kormilda College have been upgraded considerably in recent years, affording our students with the highest standard of modern accommodation.
A broad range of afternoon, evening and weekend activities and excursions are offered to residential students. Destinations range from the local shopping centres, movie theatres and recreational reserves to local and intra-state sporting or cultural festivals. Caring, trained boarding staff ensure a safe, happy, healthy and supportive living environment is enjoyed by up to 230 residential students at Kormilda College.
Housed in three residences with single, twin and quad share rooms, in addition to five-and-six bed dormitories, our residential students attend regular supervised homework sessions in support of their academic learning and they have access to extra tuition, including educational forums and guest speakers.
The pastoral care of students is of considerable importance at Kormilda. The College is committed to fostering an environment which ensures all students feel safe, valued, engaged, and connected to others. Relationships between staff and students are based on mutual respect. To ensure that each student feels connected and has a sense of belonging Kormilda has developed a ‘vertical’ House structure, where the mission of the College can be effectively lived by the students. The House structure enables each student to be known as an individual and to develop within the wider College community. There are four Houses: Baru, Djarrak, Nganabaru and Pumarali, each with one Housemaster/mistress, a senior tutor, and a number of tutors who lead groups of approximately 20 students. Students remain in the same pastoral house for the duration of their time at the College. The House system is designed to allow each student to: - Participate fully in the academic program and wide range of extra-curricular activities on offer at the College; - Undertake leadership responsibilities within the House; - Develop an understanding of service; - Experience genuine opportunities for reconciliation; - Be resilient and adapt to the challenges of a changing world. In 2011 Kormilda College was recognised by Kids Matter for its development of a ‘whole of school’ approach to pastoral care and for the myriad of approaches that the College takes to support students’ well being and positive development.
Kormilda College offers a range of Scholarship opportunities for new students:
Please download further information here http://www.kormilda.nt.edu.au/sites/default/files/2016/Scholarships/KC%20Scholarships%202015%20P12.pdf
Kormilda College supervises the transport of 650-700 students from the school Gym every afternoon in a 30 minute period. For this exodus to be safe and efficient and to ensure that students who need to catch a specific bus can do so, a Bus Card is provided by the College for some routes. This Bus Card ensures that students who need to catch that particular bus have first option. Only some routes require this special bus card. There will no longer be a requirement for a Rural Bus Card. Students travelling to the Palmerston Interchange will have sufficient time to catch their connecting rural bus. Buses and their routes for 2012 are, until further notice from the Department of Transport:
107 and 108 - buses leave no later than 3.00pm.
Route 208 and 208a leave 3.05pm for the Palmerston suburbs.
Route 57 - two buses are allocated to this route, leaving 3.08 pm to the Palmerston Interchange. A public bus also leaves later at 3.20pm
Route 105 - leaves for the Darwin Interchange no later than 3.00pm. A later public bus leaves at 3.20pm.
Route 59 - two buses allocated, leave for Casuarina Interchange at 3.05pm. A public bus leaves later at 3.15pm.
Route 106 requires a special Nightcliff Card. The Route 222 bus leaves a few minutes later on the same route but stops service at Lee Point Road. Only students living past Lee Point Road will be given a Nightcliff Card.
Note: The Department of Transport keeps a current listing of all bus routes.
Click here for details concerning your route to and from Kormilda College.
Kormilda College is an educational community like no other in Australia; where students from very different walks of life share and embrace the challenges of academic excellence, responsibility, leadership and service.
The true essence of a Kormilda College education is in the opportunity it gives to change one's life.
Too frequently this is viewed solely as academic success, and although strong examination results are a tangible measure and prerequisite as students compete for university places and future careers, it is not the sole measure of a person.
We believe that being "educated" is broader and deeper than results in exams can convey. At Kormilda we strive to instil a sense of value, character, resilience and optimism in our students. Our students are our greatest asset.
The word "Kormilda" derives from the Aboriginal language of the Kakadu region of the Northern Territory and translates in English as "tomorrow".
Our College motto – Towards tomorrow – befits the learning journey our students undertake as they strive to find their place in a complex and changing world, become active participants in the local, national and global community, and eventually shape the future as tomorrow's leaders.
- Kormilda is internationally accredited and benchmarked ensuring the educational experience goes beyond national standards.
- Kormilda graduates regularly gain places at top Australian universities and secure employment or apprenticeships in leading companies.
- Kormilda graduates rank among the top students in the Northern Territory, Australia and the world.