A very warm welcome is extended to all families; current, future and prospective. Kingston Heath Primary School has a proud history and an exciting future, all families approach our school in the confidence that their children will be cared for, challenged and celebrated. At Kingston Heath Primary School we work as a collaborative school community to ensure the full academic, social, emotional and physical development and enrichment of every child. Supported by a dedicated and highly professional teaching team, our school is enriched by our history and our vision for education for today and into the future.
At Kingston Heath Primary School we live by an agreed set of Values:
These values underpin all that we do and promote a culture of learning and living together. Through these values we pride ourselves on our family approach to education and welcome and encourage the involvement of parents in the education of their child. Through the International Baccalaureate, Primary Years Program all children are offered an extensive curriculum program at Kingston Heath Primary School and are encouraged to make the most of all opportunities provided within and beyond the classroom.
The school community at Kingston Heath Primary enjoy spacious and varied facilities and grounds that are well resourced for learning, creativity, sport and play. We are excited to be in the final planning stages of a $5.99 million building program which will commence in 2023 and on completion provide the innovative teaching and learning spaces for our students.
Kingston Heath Primary School benefits from a very strong sense of community where new families are warmly welcomed and quickly become part of the Kingston Heath family. A range of offerings are available for parents to engage with the school and their child’s learning and development.
You will find more information about our school throughout our website. If you would like more detail about enrolments you are welcome to contact our School Office on 9584 5805.
We look forward to welcoming you to Kingston Heath Primary School.
A Learning Community
Kingston Heath Primary School was opened in 1976 with an open plan design consisting Learning centres and a specialist wing, which includes a well-resourced Library, a Visual Arts Centre, a Kitchen and a Performing Arts Centre. The buildings are established around a picturesque central courtyard. Learning centres all have outdoor courtyards to enhance learning programs.
We offer the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme, an internationally recognised curriculum framework for primary school students. We use this framework as a vehicle to deliver the Victorian Curriculum. We are the only PYP school in this area.
The PYP focuses on learning through curiosity, wonderment and inquiry. Our students have opportunities to explore both local and global issues through an inquiry lens and following their own interests. We develop within each student skills, values, attributes and knowledge that they take with them for life. Our students demonstrate PYP Attitudes every day: they are independent thinkers; confident problem-solvers, and they show respect and acceptance. They actively seek to make the world a better place. These are all important features of the PYP.
We promote student and community voice, equity and excellence with all of our students.
Buildings and Grounds
The school buildings are set on five acres of spacious grounds that includes junior playground equipment, senior playing equipment, a soccer oval, football oval, cricket pitch, netball and basketball courts, sandpits, an amphitheatre, grassed playing areas as well as quiet seating areas and shaded areas. The grounds cater for all recreational pursuits; quiet play and active play. We are one of the most fortunate schools in having such spacious playing areas.
There are five open plan teaching and learning centres. The Foundation Centre has its own inside toilet facilities exclusively for the use of the Foundation children. The second learning centre houses Year One and Year Two students. The last teaching and learning centre houses Year Three, Year Four and Year Five. Year Six have their own classroom. Each teaching space has its very own walled courtyard that is used for outdoor learning activities. The school also has an Art/Music Room, a multimedia room, a library and a Performing Arts Centre.
Acting Assistant Principal
Monique O’Neil Driscoll
Kai-Lee Le Dan
Grounds & Maintenance
Joseph La Rocca
Grounds & Maintenance
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.
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.