About Us

Principal’s Welcome

Welcome to our great school.

I’m Sherri Lake – the proud Principal of KHPS.

We provide a safe and secure learning environment, encouraging children to take risks and to engage in a diverse curriculum provided by a team of teachers committed to high quality instruction.

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. Our students tell us in annual surveys that they feel safe, happy and well supported with their learning.  One of the things our families tell us is that they feel welcome here and that when they enrol at KHPs they feel part of a family.

Our website provides you with a general overview of what Kingston Heath Primary School has to offer, including curriculum, policies and programs.
I invite you to contact the school if you wish to learn more or arrange a school tour.

 

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 three 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

Sherri Lake

Sherri Lake

Principal

Karen Roberts

Karen Roberts

Assistant Principal

Despina Panakos

Despina Panakos

Business Manager

Lauren Howes

Lauren Howes

Administration

Shelley Whorlton

Shelley Whorlton

Administration / First Aid

Teaching Staff

Charlotte Birbeck

Charlotte Birbeck

Specialist

Leanne Carter

Leanne Carter

Classroom Teacher

Jacqueline Edwards

Jacqueline Edwards

Education Support

Margaret Evans

Margaret Evans

Education Support

Kaye Funnell

Kaye Funnell

SAKG

Emma Harper

Emma Harper

Classroom Teacher

Kai-Lee Le Dan

Kai-Lee Le Dan

Excellence and Equity

Manny Le-Ray

Manny Le-Ray

Classroom Teacher

Chloe Page

Chloe Page

Classroom Teacher

Janet Sheddan

Janet Sheddan

Classroom Teacher

Justin Starling

Justin Starling

Classroom Teacher

Daniela Vecchi

Daniela Vecchi

LOTE

Annaka Wheatley

Annaka Wheatley

Classroom Teacher

Alexandra Whittle

Alexandra Whittle

Classroom Teacher

Timothy Wooltorton

Timothy Wooltorton

Classroom Teacher

Sophie Zeinstra

Sophie Zeinstra

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.

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.

Annual Report