Get it down. Take chances. It may be bad, but it's the only way you can do anything really good.
— William Faulkner

Writing well and in the correct style is a vital skill in education and life, and practice in this area is needed regularly. It is a life-long activity that requires us to take risks, to find our voice and then to reflect. Our vision is to encourage and support students with their endeavors, to ‘get (their thoughts) down’ and to ‘take chances’

Every year we hold the Kilvington Writers Festival, a week-long program that provides the opportunity for our community to express itself, to celebrate the gift and power of writing and to hear from leading authors, playwriters, poets and activists.  We are committed to fostering students to become responsible global citizens capable of communicating, collaborating and empathising with their peers and others worldwide.


At Kilvington, we have partnerships with school in Indonesia, Japan and China. Our students connect with their international peers through a variety of platforms includinng a Blog established by Year 8 students titled, 'Looking through a window I see...'. This joint curriculum project allows Year 8 students from Kilvington and Global Jaya International School, Jakarta, to post and share thoughtful, colourful and often poignant observations of their surrounding environment.


We encourage our students to participate in a range of competitions including the ICAS English Competition, Write Across Australia, Somerset Celebration of Literature and the Royal Commonwealth Society Essay Competition.

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