Kewdale Primary School (5247)



School Overview



SCHOOL OVERVIEW
Kewdale Primary School was opened in 1915 and recently celebrated its 100 anniversary. It is situated in a very pleasant part of Kewdale, on Kew Street and on the south side of Belmont Avenue. The school has maintained a steady growth over the years and the current enrolment of 340 students from many different ethnic backgrounds.
Kewdale Primary is a well organised and well equipped school. Currently the school has 13 full time classrooms ranging from Pre-primary to year 6 and a full time Kindergarten centre. In addition to these rooms the school operates a Sensory Room, a well resource library, a computer lab, a music room a purpose built science room plus a canteen and a covered assembly area. All rooms are air conditioned, well maintained and freshly painted.
The school sits on extensive grounds with large grassed play areas and several undercover play areas. A recent addition of and adventure playground as become a feature of our outside play areas.

The teaching staff is very dedicated and experienced with many years of teaching experience. The whole school vision is: In the future, Kewdale Primary School will be united with the local community to be the educational leaders within the district. Our school will be at the forefront of educational excellence and equity. Students and staff will express their passion for learning, to become engaged global citizens who strive and succeed. Our Purpose is to ensure that all students leave our school well prepared for the future. They will have the opportunities to develop their skill, knowledge and confidence they need to achieve their individual potential and play an active part in global, civic and economic life.
Kewdale Primary School offers specialist teachers in the areas of Science, Physical Education Languages other than English learning area (LOTE) where Japanese is taught from year 3 to year 6. The school also offers a variety of programs in academic extension, MultiLit, MiniLit and an exceptional choir.
The school also has a Chaplain that works with the students and parent body.

Kewdale Primary School decision making and consultation processes are supported by a School Council and parent's views on a wide range of issues that impact on parents and students are sought at meetings of this group and at P & C meetings.
Staff meet regularly including every Wednesday before school, where they have the opportunity to raise issues and discuss and decide on common directions and policies.
The school also runs an Executive Team of Administration and teachers and school support officers that oversees the schools Finances and Directions.
There is a willingness by all staff to make very positive contributions to curriculum development and implementation and other areas of the school and students' well-being and growth. The school decision-making, therefore, reflects the quality of a number of informed minds.