Programs catering to student well-being and development are based on a whole school approach. Year level teams consisting of the Year Level Leader and Homeroom teachers develop a range of pastoral care lessons based on the particular needs of the year level:

    • Year 7 – Transition
    • Year 8 – Self Image
    • Year 9 – Exploring Independence
    • Year 10 – Decision Making/Safe Partying
    • Year 11 – Decision Making/Drugs and Alcohol, Driving
    • Year 12 – Relationships

Pastoral Care lessons are supplemented with a seminar/personal development day based on the above themes incorporating involvement from local community agencies. The development of social and emotional learning capabilities such as organisation, self-awareness, social awareness, self management, responsible decision making and relationship skills are the focus of pastoral care lessons and activities.

There are a number of programs that seek to develop leadership skills, connectedness and resilience:

Year 7 and 10 Peer Support Program

Year 10 leaders are trained to deliver a range of transition activities to the Year 7 students over a 10 week period.

Year 9 School Community Involvement Program (SCIP)

Year 9 students are assigned to assist in a community centre (aged care, disability service, migrant language centre) over four sessions. Religious Education lessons based on the value of service supplement the students’ experiences of community service.

Year 12 Participation and Leadership Program (PAL) 

This program requires the Year 12 students in teams, to develop lunchtime or after school activity for students over a five week cycle. Such activities include a breakfast club, sporting activities, trivia games, craft activities.

Student Leadership

Students from Years 7–12 have the opportunity to experience leadership and be the voice of their year level. Elections are held every year for representatives of our five committees:

    • Arts
    • Celebrations
    • Community Service
    • Sport
    • Student Council

As well as the four houses:

    • Romero
    • Brigid
    • Chisholm
    • McKillop

Each of these committees and houses meet once per week to plan events in their specific area.

Wellbing Team

Our Wellbeing Team of two counsellors and a psychologist work with our students who need support dealing with life and school issues.


Killester College Catholic College for Girls
Killester College Catholic College for Girls
Killester College Catholic College for Girls
Killester College Catholic College for Girls

Killester College is a Kildare Education Ministries School in the Brigidine Tradition.
Killester promotes the safety, wellbeing and inclusion of all students.
We recognise, acknowledge and respect the history, culture, diversity and value of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.