A Learning Community

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.