About Us

Principal Team Welcome

At Kingston Heath, we take pride in our:

– Great teachers
– Great students
– Great community
– Great opportunities

Students thrive in our safe and secure learning environment. They are encouraged to take risks and engage in their learning through curiosity, wonderment and inquiry.

We have a strong commitment to and proudly promote:

– PYP (International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program) – Creating knowledgeable, principled and caring learners whilst developing strong literacy and numeracy skills; providing opportunities for students to inquire and connect with the world beyond.

– 5.99 million dollar investment – Bringing our vision to life; upgrading and creating modern learning spaces where children thrive and where lifelong learning starts.

– Win-Win approach – Working together to achieve a Win-Win solution to school wide discipline and positive relationships.

– Cooperative learning – Building skills in cooperation, teamwork and communication, through engaging structures to promote student voice.

– STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) – Developing students creative and critical thinking skills; providing them with opportunities to problem solve, engage, explore and create with a range of technologies.

If you would like to find out more about our great school, please make an appointment to arrange a tour and learn about the extensive learning opportunities we offer for your child.

Karen Roberts and Ryan McCulloch

Facilities

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.

Staff

Karen Roberts

Karen Roberts

Acting Principal

Ryan McCulloch

Ryan McCulloch

Acting Assistant Principal

Shelley Whorlton

Shelley Whorlton

Office Manager

Teaching Staff

Paula Bain

Paula Bain

Classroom Teacher

Molly Campbell

Molly Campbell

Classroom Teacher

Leanne Carter

Leanne Carter

Classroom Teacher

Monique O’Neil Driscoll

Monique O’Neil Driscoll

Classroom Teacher

Louise Drummond

Louise Drummond

Classroom Teacher

Jacqueline Edwards

Jacqueline Edwards

Education Support

Margie Evans

Margie Evans

Education Support

Emma Harper

Emma Harper

Classroom Teacher

Wendy Jenkins

Wendy Jenkins

Education Support

Jennifer Kat

Jennifer Kat

Education Support

Joseph La Rocca

Joseph La Rocca

Grounds & Maintenance

Kai-Lee Le Dan

Kai-Lee Le Dan

Classroom Teacher

Manny Le-Ray

Manny Le-Ray

Classroom Teacher

John Mullins

John Mullins

IT Specialist

Sue Riley

Sue Riley

PYP Coordinator

Daniela Vecchi

Daniela Vecchi

LOTE

Annaka Wheatley

Annaka Wheatley

Specialist

Alexandra Whittle

Alexandra Whittle

Classroom Teacher

Chloe Young

Chloe Young

Classroom Teacher

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.