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Kilbreda College, Mentone VIC

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Kilbreda College, Mentone VIC
Founded in 1904, Kilbreda has been educating young women for 118 years. When students graduate, they leave with a well-developed and transferable skill set and are resilient, critical thinkers, who are flexible and adaptable to thrive in tomorrow's world.
118 Mentone Parade
118 Mentone Parade Mentone
Melbourne South, Melbourne Bayside
03 9581 7766
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Strength and Kindliness

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Ms Nicole Mangelsdorf
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Kilbreda College, in the heart of Bayside, Mentone, has been proudly educating young women in the Brigidine Tradition for over 118 years. Our motto, Strength and Kindliness, together with our college values of Compassion, Courage, Hope, Hospitality, Justice and Wonder, underpin every aspect of college life.

Our students will experience an education that is transformative, developing a growing capacity to engage with empathy and respond with love in the lives of one another, and within and beyond our community. We offer a particular focus on outreach to the marginalised and an emphasis on our moral and civic responsibilities as members of society, responding to the changing needs of our world. In addition, our mission is to inspire and empower through a tailored learning environment to cover various learning areas, purpose-built learning spaces, and an extensive co-curricular program with a commitment to STEM and sustainability.

At our college, we recognise that each young woman is unique, bringing different gifts, talents and individual needs with them. We are committed to ensuring that each student is known, challenged and supported spiritually, socially, academically and emotionally. With an emphasis on wellbeing, our tailored programs foster an inclusive, nurturing school culture that encourages a sense of pride, purpose and belonging.

The college provides an innovative curriculum for Years 7 to 10, which acknowledges, celebrates and values the experiences of students as they establish individual identities within community. In Years 11 and 12, students have two pathways to choose from the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) and the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL). This enables our students to choose the pathway best suited to their learning style and future pathway. A broad range of Vocational Education and Training (VET) subjects are also offered onsite at the college; however, students can also access an extensive range of VCE VET subjects offsite as part of their academic program.

One of the unique programs at the college is the Year 9 BRIDGES program, which aims to develop an understanding of our ever-changing world. BRIDGES engages students in building resilience, independence, dependability and generosity while pursuing excellence and developing self-esteem.

The units are designed to encourage students to observe and analyse the challenges in our society and consider how they might contribute to positive change in their community. Through authentic learning experiences, students are supported to engage in deep learning and develop a personal commitment to justice in accordance with the vision and mission of the college. From 2021, students will also have the opportunity to complete the certified Community Engagement: Collaborating for Change course through the University of Michigan.

Through investigative inquiry and practical experiences, students develop a genuine heart attitude for justice and common good in society. The BRIDGES Program is rigorous and strategically planned, allowing for the development of skills to enable students to become leaders and change agents, using their voice to make a real difference in their community.

Visit our website to register to join us for one of our Open Mornings, Talk and Tours with the Principal, or at our annual Open Evening and learn more about our wonderful College.

As a Kildare Education Ministries School in the Brigidine Tradition, we commit ourselves to the core values of:

Compassion - Walking with and having empathy for all
Courage - Speaking and acting with integrity
Hope - Bringing a sense of purpose
Hospitality - Welcoming all
Justice - Making the needs of the vulnerable paramount
Wonder - Celebrating all that is good with joy and gratitude
Kilbreda College is a Catholic faith community committed to the teachings of Jesus and to inspiring a passion for learning, justice and stewardship, acting in a spirit of strength and kindliness.
In living our vision, we will:

• Provide a welcoming, safe and inclusive environment, respecting the value and uniqueness of each person.
• Foster and promote the wellbeing of every individual so that they may flourish emotionally, spiritually, socially, physically and academically.
• Provide an innovative and contemporary learning environment that inspires a love of learning and the pursuit of excellence.
• Be responsible custodians of the earth and its resources.
• Engage and dialogue with others, advocate for the vulnerable and act with a spirit of justice for all.

Welcome to Kilbreda College

Founded in 1904, Kilbreda College is a Catholic secondary school for girls where Christianity is lived out through core Gospel values and in the Brigidine tradition of Strength and Kindliness. We are a learning focused school where as individuals and as a whole school community we strive for continuous growth with an emphasis on improving learning outcomes.

In partnership with families, we support and encourage our students to achieve excellent individual learning and wellbeing outcomes. We are committed to providing a contemporary, comprehensive, and innovative learning environment that empowers young women to be well-informed, independent and critical thinkers who are confident to embrace an ever changing world. At Kilbreda College, staff and students form a collaborative learning community. In this safe, nurturing and challenging environment, students develop a sense of self-belief, integrity and confidence that will enable them to become part of a generation responsible for bringing positive change to our world. We encourage our students to aspire to be people of hope and compassion with a personal commitment to justice and the courage to respond to the needs of others.

Through exposure to a rigorous learning environment, an extensive co-curricular program and a deep commitment to social justice, our mission is to inspire our students to pursue academic excellence, express their creativity and embrace opportunities for leadership and service. We celebrate the diversity and unique gifts of our students and encourage and support them to develop into confident and articulate young women.

I trust that our website allows you to come to know what we value at Kilbreda College and the many opportunities that are available to our students to grow spiritually, socially, emotionally and academically.  I invite you to join us for one of our Open Mornings, Talk and Tours, or at our annual Open Evening in 2021 to learn more about our wonderful College.

Ms Nicole Mangelsdorf


Kilbreda College is situated in the heart of one of Melbourne's most popular Bayside suburbs, Mentone, Melbourne. The College is perfectly positioned and conveniently accessible via a number of transport options.


The College is serviced by the Frankston line. The most convenient stop is Mentone Railway Station. This brand new station, ugraded to a state-of-the-art facility in 2020 is directly opposite one of the the main entrances to the College.



There are numerous bus lines that service the College for students traveling from the South Eastern and Bayside suburbs and beyond. There are buses that stop directly at the College, whilst others stop at the Mentone Railway Station. The buses that service the College are:

708 – Carrum to Hampton (via Southland SC)
Stops directly outside the College (Como Parade West)

811 - Dandenong to Brighton (via Heatherton Road, Springvale)
Stops directly outside the College (Como Parade West)

811 - 812 (Combined) Dandenong to Brighton (via Southland SC)
Stops directly outside the College (Como Parade West)

812 - Dandenong to Brighton (via Parkmore SC)
Stops directly outside the College (Como Parade West)

903 - Altona to Mordialloc
Closest stops for the College
1 - Mentone Reserve (Mentone Parade - approximately 3 minute walk)
2 - Mentone Shopping Precinct

825 - Moorabbin to Southland SC (via Black Rock & Mentone)
Stops outside the Mentone Shopping Precinct



If you are driving your daughter to the College, there are a number of carparks both on Mentone Parade and Como Parade West that you can use. There is also a carpark opposite the College at Mentone Railway Station on Como Parade West (NB: This carpark is currently closed due to the Mentone Railway Station works and upgrade).


If students choose to cycle to the College, bikes and helmets can be left securely in the bike cage near the Maintenance Office.

From 2021, a new 3.5km long bicycle and pedestrian path from Cheltenham to Mentone will be opened, making travel even easier for the students.


When accessing the College, two gates have been specifically designated for students:

1 - Gate 3 (Flagpole Gate) - Located on Como Parade West, Mentone
2 - Gate 10 - Located on Mentone Parade, Mentone

2020 Victorian Certificate of Education Results

• Kilbreda College performed well above the state average with a median study score of 33

• 100% completion rate of VCE and VCAL

• 13.11% of Study Scores were 40 or above placing them in the top 9% of students in the state

• Over 10% of our students achieved an Australian Tertiary Admissions Ranking (ATAR) of 95 or above, placing them in the top 5% of students in the state

• Over 22% of our students achieved an Australian Tertiary Admissions Ranking (ATAR) of 90 or above, placing them in the top 10% of students in the state

• Over 45% of our students achieved an Australian Tertiary Admissions Ranking (ATAR) of 80 or above, placing them in the top 20% of students in the state

• Three perfect Study Scores of 50 were achieved.

• Ranked #8 in top Victorian Catholic secondary schools 

"Thank you so much for the care and consideration you took when designing and planning the program. It really does have a great balance for our girls. We are very grateful to the teachers and support staff for all their hard work and dedication to our daughter. We know how much work it has been behind the scenes and appreciate it immensely."

"I can only say thank you. What a wonderful model you have introduced and from day one, there has not been one issue. My daughter is working hard and wanting to work hard, she is happy, engaged and enjoying the teacher support and contact. I am so impressed and blessed that my daughter goes to Kilbreda!"

“This time has been very challenging as a parent I'm so proud at how well Kilbreda has organised the online learning for the students. The AM face-to-face learning is imperative at keeping them on track and connected to the school with the PM timetable also working well for them to complete tasks and homework. I have been singing Kilbreda's praises.”

“To all the staff at Kilbreda, just a brief note to thank you for your efforts in implementing remote learning this term. Working in a school myself, I know what a huge undertaking this has been. You have provided a clear and comprehensive plan for parents and clear communication to students. You have all risen above the challenges of this time. I appreciate your efforts and commitment to help our girls continue both their learning and their activities. The support you continue to offer to students and parents alike is also greatly valued. Stay safe and well.”

"We are so grateful to everyone who is working so hard to make online learning so successful. My daughter, Bridgette is absolutely loving her lessons. We love that every teacher has made the effort to have face-to-face time with the girls. It is a true credit to the staff and leadership at Kilbreda College. It is great to see Kilbreda’s name "up in lights" and to be recognised in this way too!" Sharon A

“A rich history and exciting future. My girls are so blessed to be part of this amazing community.” - Kim DS

"You are helping our girls to develop kindness and compassion.... thank you Kilbreda!" - Simone S

"This model is the best I have seen across 3 schools, well done Kilbreda staff on getting it so right and keeping the girls engaged. Thank you." - Dianne K

"So proud to teach at Kilbreda. This is an outstanding program designed for the success or our students and the well-being of all the College community." - Catherine A

"Thanks to you all for working so hard to ensure our girls can get on with their learning. With my last one going through Year 12 this year we are extra grateful that she can continue her studies remotely. As a Kilbreda girl myself I’m very proud of our school and community for getting on with the job at hand and making the most of things during this tough time." - Jen G

"The girls should feel honoured to be led by such an amazing principal. Couldn’t be prouder or happier to have my daughter attend Kilbreda and know that they have each and every girl's best interest at heart." - Ros H

Google Reviews
“I had an amazing experience here at Kilbreda College as a student (2016). I was offered the chance to study further in so many different fields - Performing Arts, Languages, Science and Social Justice via cocurricular programs. The school has a passion for social justice which changed my perspective on life forever. The community is encouraging and warm and the school was my second home. I loved all of my peers and teachers here!” Amanda H


Kilbreda College is now ranked in the top 10 of all Catholic secondary schools in Victoria by 'Better Education'.

'Better Education' provides a platform of comparable and unbiased education information on Year 12 ATAR results and secondary school results, school ratings and trends sorted by state and sector (among other things). We are extremely proud of our Top 10 Catholic school ranking in 2020, based on our median VCE score and percentage students who scored 40 or over in Victoria.

We congratulate the Class of 2020 on their results in both the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) and the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL). Our students are our greatest assets and we are extremely proud of the Class of 2020 and the young women they have become during their time at Kilbreda College.

With a 100% completion rate, Our VCE and VCAL students showed outstanding resilience and commitment throughout the challenges of 2020 which has led them to achieving the best results the College has achieved in at least 15 years!

We also acknowledge and thank the staff who have guided and supported the Class of 2020 throughout their time at Kilbreda College, particularly those who worked tirelessly to encourage and guide them through the challenges of 2020.

Please click HERE for more information.

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