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
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
Joseph La Rocca
Grounds & Maintenance
Kai-Lee Le Dan
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.