How Doveton College began
In 2009 the philanthropic organisation The Colman Foundation committed to becoming directly involved in the education of children in an area with a high migrant and refugee population. It approached the Victorian government.
At that time, the government was implementing a state wide reform program to revitalise schooling in disadvantaged areas of Victoria. As part of the regeneration program, 5 schools were closed and one school Doveton College was created. It was to become more than a stand alone school through the vision and financial backing of the Colman Foundation.