Kingston Primary School (5810)

School Overview

Our mission at Kingston Primary School is to prepare every student with the fundamentals for life success, with the skills to positively contribute to society, and the opportunity to excel.

Kingston has a strong whole-school approach to literacy, numeracy and the Virtues Project which provides students with empowering strategies that inspire the practice of virtues in everyday life. The key virtues that underpin the school's ethos are Care, Courage, Respect and Excellence.

We are honoured to be an Independent Public School catering to our 800 Kindergarten to Year 6 students. Our school is situated 180 km south of Perth in Australind.

The teaching staff bring enthusiasm, commitment and professionalism to the whole school approaches that are embedded in the school and form an exemplary team who work to a common vision. Our vision is to be an innovative exemplar of professional education practice and learning for teachers, and to create optimum developmental opportunities for our students.

There is strong community support for the school, where parents and the local community actively assist in school activities.

A unique feature of Kingston is that it is operated as the only Professional Learning School of its type in Australia. Professional Learning Schools are similar to teaching hospitals in that a number of our classroom teachers are mentors, and have an intern with them throughout the year. Kingston has a strong working relationship with universities around Australia and runs an Internship program where 4th year education students are selected to complete their final year of study at Kingston. Working in a collaborative team, the mentor and intern teacher are able to provide a greater capacity to meet the needs of all students in the class. The aim of this innovative program is to make sure there are highly trained, experienced graduate teachers, committed to teach in a rural setting in WA. Kingston has received state and national recognition for this innovative program and staff have presented it to international audiences in China, South America and the USA.

Kingston Primary school is the only primary school in Australia to be selected to be part of a global technology consortium through the HP Catalyst program. Tablet technology has been implemented throughout the school with a 'BYOD' (Bring Your Own Device) model for Year 3 to 6 students.

The school offers unique programs for all students in music, visual arts, Japanese and physical education. Extension is also offered in these areas.

Part of our commitment to cultural diversity is our Sister School relationship with Takenodai Elementary School in Kobe, Japan. Not only do we teach Japanese language in our school, the two schools engage in a cultural exchange in alternate years. In 2015 and 2017, 20 students travelled to Takenodai and were hosted in Japanese homes. Kingston will host 21 students from Takenodai in 2018.

Before and after school care, as well as vacation care, are located on the school site. We also have a child health clinic and playgroup. An Allied Health Services team will operate from the school in 2018 in an innovative and unique partnership with WA Country Health Services.

Our school has developed a strong, positive reputation and culture validated through external review and annual staff, student and community satisfaction surveys. This information, as well as comprehensive performance and effectiveness data, is analysed by a dynamic school board made up of parents, staff and industry representatives.

A significant event held at the school is the annual ANZAC Dawn Service. The active P&C put on a free community breakfast for over 500 people as we gather to pay our respects at dawn, around the student-developed art installation. The school has won numerous state and national ANZAC awards for its excellence in this area.

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