Cornish College Celebrates Five Years

Cornish College celebrated its five-year Foundation Day on February 16.  The college opened in 2012 as a new co-educational independent school with 220 students.  Five years on the school welcomed 702 students from ELC to Year 12 this year.

A group of students cut the birthday cake at the Foundation Day Assembly, including youngest student 3-year-old Lenia, from the Early Learning Centre, oldest student James, 18, in Year 12 and 700th student Alicia, Year 6, who joined Cornish College this year.

Former student leader Eliza Wilton addressed the assembly and Year 9 students Nikki, Emmy, Naomi, Danielle and Maddy performed ‘In This Place’, a song written about Cornish College by former student Andy Olszewski.

All 702 students enjoyed a birthday cup cake on the Village Green at the school afterwards.

Situated on 100 acres of natural parkland, Cornish College embraces its environment as part of the teaching and curriculum design. A unique part of the Cornish College campus is the Cornish Links nine hole golf course. More than 100 boys and girls from the age of three to 17 participate in the golf program, which is led by a passionate team of coaches, including Mr Sean Kirschenberg, Certified PGA Golf Professional, Mrs Nadina Light, Golf Professional, and Cornish College’s chaplain Jarrod Davies.

Despite the growth in student numbers, Cornish College is still a medium-sized co-educational school where students are known and learning is personalised and engaging.

Cornish College’s motto is “Make a Difference” and at its core is the development of independence, compassion and personal excellence in order for students to make a positive contribution within their community and globally.

Students come from a wide range of bayside and Peninsula regions, with the school’s extensive private bus services covering the regions, including Frankston, Frankston South and Mount Eliza.

Cornish College welcomes interested families to an Open Morning on Wednesday, March 8, from 10am to 1pm and a School Tour on Saturday April 22, 2017.

Please register at

A: 65 Riverend Rd, Bangholme
T: 9781 9000