About Us

 

Principal’s Welcome

 

A very warm welcome is extended to all families at Kingston Heath Primary School and to those families considering enrolling their children into the school. The individual child’s needs are always first! We are a unique school as we are an authorized International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program school and we also offer the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden program. Our aim is to make each child’s stay at primary school a happy, rewarding and successful journey. Together we can achieve this aim – parents, staff and children- working in partnership towards agreed goals. We are proud of our school and the ‘family’ atmosphere that we have developed.

Kingston Heath Primary School was opened in 1976 with an open plan design consisting of three teaching and learning centres and a specialist wing, which includes a well-resourced Library, a Visual Arts and Crafts/Science & Technology Centre, a Canteen and a Performing Arts Centre. The buildings are established around a picturesque central courtyard.   This design allows flexible teaching and learning arrangements catering to all learning styles.  What a bonus!

The children are provided with an extensive curriculum with the focus on the needs of the individual child, in a collaborative and cooperative environment. Specialists programs enrich the curriculum, which is developed to deliver the best possible outcomes for all children in a safe, caring and nurturing environment. The academic growth and the well being of all students is our focus.

Our open plan teaching and learning centres structure allows for the cross fertilization of ideas within each of the levels and allows the classes to work collaboratively and cooperatively together, which occurs within the Inquiry Learning Units and specialist sessions. Our work spaces mirror modern society in that spaces are shared, as are ideas and the collaboration occurs within the class and across the level. It is indeed exciting to see the children sharing ideas, resources and working together to achieve the best possible outcomes. Education in the 21st Century is embracing the ‘open-plan’ design. We are one of the luckiest schools around as we already have the facilities that other schools are trying to achieve through re-modelling.

We hope that your association with the school will be a long and happy one. We invite you to participate in all our school programs and activities, and look forward to seeing you around the school working for the benefit of the children. Please consider our invitation to you to be involved with the School Council, to be part of the activities around the school – the social events, the working bees, the fundraising events and the committees, to be involved in classroom activities – reading, excursions, programs, and to help in the library. Your children will benefit from your participation. Together we can achieve excellence!

 

Wendy Stirling

Principal

THE A-Z OF SCHOOL

The A-Z of School will provide you with all the information you need about Kingston Heath Primary School.

Wendy Stirling

Wendy Stirling

Principal

 

Kerri McLeod

Kerri McLeod

Acting Principal 2017

 Lisa Brandecker

Lisa Brandecker

Assistant Principal

 

Eleonore Wolske

Eleonore Wolske

Business Manager

 

Lauren Howes

Lauren Howes

Office Assistant

 

Teaching Staff

Level 1

Laura England

Laura England

Prep A

 

Manny Le-Ray

Manny Le-Ray

Prep B

 

Level 2

Kenny Horn

Year 1A

Emma Harper

Emma Harper

Year 1B

 

Matt Jamieson

Matt Jamieson

Year 2A

 

Sophie Zeinstra

Sophie Zeinstra

Year 2B

 

Level 3

Chloe Page

Chloe Page

3A

 

Michael Smethurst

Michael Smethurst

Year 3/4A

 

Richard Russell

Richard Russell

Year 4A

 

Level 4

Justin Starling

Justin Starling

Year 5A

 

Robyn Fox

Robyn Fox

Year 5B

 

Annaka Wheatley

Annaka Wheatley

Year 5/6A

 

Stuart Macdermid

Stuart Macdermid

Year 6A

 

Tim Wooltorton

Tim Wooltorton

Music Teacher

 

Leanne Carter

Leanne Carter

Physical Education Teacher

 

Daniela Vecchi

Daniela Vecchi

Italian Teacher

 

Kai-lee Le Dan

Kai-lee Le Dan

Art Teacher

 

Elizabeth Garnsworthy

Dance

 

Julie-Anne Bourke

SAKG Kitchen Specialist

 

Daryl Thompson

Daryl Thompson

SAKG Garden Specialist

 

Margaret Evans

Margaret Evans

Educational Assistant

 

Sharni Green

Sharni Green

Librarian

 

Diane Reid

Diane Reid

Educational Support

 

Alan Jameson

Alan Jameson

Educational Assistant

 

Roi Rubi

Roi Rubi

ICT Technician

 

Quang Nguyen

Quang Nguyen

ICT Technician

 

KHPS Mission Statement

At Kingston Heath Primary School,  a quality learning environment gives students, staff and the community confidence to strive for excellence as  active and positive members of a global village.

 

KHPS Philosophy

Kingston Heath Primary School has a focus on learning through Inquiry, which is embedded in a culture of collaboration and has a strong focus on results. Learning becomes engaging, relevant, challenging and significant when students ask questions and become involved in their own education.

IB Learner Profile

As learners at KHPS we strive to be…

INQUIRERS Curious! We learn the skills to find out things for ourselves. We like to learn.

KNOWLEDGEABLE We explore concepts and ideas that are important to us and to the whole world. We learn lots of things in lots of areas.

THINKERS We think for ourselves to make decisions and to be creative when solving problems.

COMMUNICATORS We understand and express ideas and information; confidently, creatively, and in more than one language. We work well with others.

OPEN-MINDED We understand our own culture and history, and are willing to learn from others who are different. We listen to different points of view and learn from them.

CARING We are kind and respectful and try not to hurt others’ feelings. We try to make a positive difference in other people’s lives and in the world.

COURAGEOUS We think about new things and then bravely try them out. We stand up for what we believe.

BALANCED We understand that we need to use our bodies, brains and feelings.

REFLECTIVE We think about what we have learnt and done. We know what we are good at and what we need to get better at.

Our School Pledge

Students, staff and parents commit to the school’s pledge at Monday afternoon’s assembly each week.

 

I am proud to be an Australian. I respect Kingston Heath Primary School As a place to learn and grow, By being honest, trustworthy and fair To all I know To show friendship and kindness To all I meet, Through co-operation, having fun and working hard each day of the week. I will strive to be the best I can be, So that we all can succeed in our school family.

 

The pledge is an important part of our school and was developed in co-operation with the principal, the Junior School Council, the students, staff and the parents.

Before and After School Care

Camp Australia aims to deliver a well planned, exciting and organised program of activities and experiences suited to primary aged children! Through these experiences the children will develop positive values towards a physically active lifestyle, enhance their self esteem, independence, leadership skills and nurture relationships with their peers. And most importantly, they will have FUN!

Contact Us:

Outside School Hours Care Direct Line: 0401 006 621
Camp Australia Head Office: 1300 105 343
Camp Australia website: www.campaustralia.com.au

Who we are: To make sure the care and supervision we provide your children with is second to none, Camp Australia put us through a number of training courses; and our Service Coordinator holds First Aid & Food Handling qualifications. To make sure we keep getting better, our Coordinator also attends Professional Development Days each term!

Hours of Operation:

Before School Care: 7.00 AM to 9.00 AM
After School Care: 3.30 PM to 6.00 PM

Interested in using the Service? Next Steps: All families that wish to use the Service must complete the Online Enrolment process on the Camp Australia website in full prior to utilising the Service. This is to ensure that we have the correct child and guardian information, are notified of any medical or development needs, and know your booking choices, payment details and Child Care Benefit information.

To enrol:
Visit the Camp Australia website at www.campaustralia.com.au to register for an Account

  1. Follow the Online Enrolment process and complete all information specifically:
    1. Any necessary Medical Management, Medical Plans or Medication Records
    2. Direct Debit information
  2. Review the Enrolment Confirmation we send you to confirm your details are correct

Bookings: When completing your enrolment details, you will indicate what type of booking you need to make.

At Camp Australia we have two types of bookings:

Permanent Booking: These bookings are made as 1 session or more per week for an entire term. Permanent bookings will automatically carry over until notification of a change is received by our Customer Service Team.
Casual Booking: These bookings can be made right up to the session commencement time. The Casual Booking fee attracts an additional cost on top of the Permanent Fee, as we will need to arrange for additional food, resources and potentially staff.

Cancellations Cancellations need to be made a minimum of 7 days prior to the scheduled date of attendance at the Service to avoid incurring the full session fee. We need this notice to make sure we plan the staff rosters accordingly and also to avoid wastage of food. Cancellations made with less than 7 days notice will incur the full fee of the booked session, and will be deemed as an Allowable Absence. In accordance with Camp Australia policy and in line Government Regulations, a Doctors Certificate will not be accepted as a reason for non-payment of a booked session. If you do need to cancel your child/children’s attendance for a Service, please let us know – that way we are sure your child is safe. Cancellations need to be made by the Parent or Guardian, not by the child.

Collection of Children We hold the safety of your children as the number one priority, therefore we require all children to be signed in and out of each session by an authorised adult. Children can only be collected by people authorised and nominated on the Enrolment Form. Any variation to this must be provided in writing to the Coordinator at the Service.

Playgroup

On Friday Mornings from 9.00am to 11.00am, a Playgroup for children aged 0 – 5 and their parents is held in the Performing Arts Centre. Come along and join in the fun!

HOLIDAY PROGRAM AT KINGSTON HEATH PRIMARY!

Team Holiday is a multi-award winning holiday program provider for children and teens across Melbourne and greater Victoria and are now starting up at Whitehorse Primary. We provide full-day activities to over 35,000 children aged 5-15 every year. Our programs are perfect for working families or for kids who are just looking for fun activities to do during their holiday break. 95% of families rate Team Holiday as the better than any other program they’ve ever used.

Fast Facts:

• Our service is fully approved for Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebates.
• We provide a huge variety of theme days and activities Monday to Friday throughout most school holiday periods.
• We  open at 8am and close at 6pm, however you can drop off as late as 9.30 and pickup as early as 3.30pm (provided we’re not on an excursion!). We do not offer half days.
• Activities include sports clinics, swimming, cooking, giant outdoor games, pamper princess days, scooter riding days, arts and crafts, loads of incursions ans excursion and much, much more! Check our website outs for upcoming themes www.teamholiday.com.au
• We provide two programs: a 5-12 year old program and a 10-15 year old program.
• Team Holiday only employs fully qualified staff, all with working with children checks, first aid, anaphylaxis training, asthma training, lifeguard/austswim certificates and are either qualified teachers, studying in the field or coaches in specialist fields.
• Team Holiday welcomes all children from any school. You can choose to enrol into as many, or few days as you like.
• For more information, please visit www.teamholiday.com.au or call 03 9532 0366 to speak to one of our friendly team members.