Kensington Primary School has an active and supportive parent body and staff who work collaboratively. We are developing our use of formative assessment to engage and respond to student needs. Active engagement in learning and collaboration are important aspects of this process. We model respectful relationships and have high expectations for all students. Building resilience and virtues are key aspects of our social-emotional learning plans, along with decision making and conflict resolution. Our motto, “Play the Game,” emphasises teamwork and process – “it’s not whether you win or lose, it is how you play the game”. Our code of conduct extrapolates this:
Play the Game:
- Follow the rules
- Show respect
- Do your best
Together we achieve!
Our aim is to develop:
- Successful students
- Excellence in teaching and learning; and
- Engagement of parents and community partners
Vision: To ensure all students of Kensington Primary School develop the understandings, skills and attitudes relevant to their individual needs, thereby enabling them to fulfil their potential and contribute to the ongoing development of society.
Values: Learning, Excellence, Equity and Care
Mission: To provide a learning environment of choice for all students from Kindergarten to Year 6.
In order to achieve our vision we strive for excellence through individual development of students, taking into account differing learning styles and needs. We endeavour to empower students to take responsibility for their learning, instilling in students the belief that learning is a lifelong process. We provide an attractive, caring, challenging and supportive environment in which all students are accorded respect, develop self-belief and acceptance of self. We aim to build a reputation as a respected centre of learning in the local and wider community.
Experienced and capable staff caters for the developmental needs of students from Kindergarten to Year 6. There is a strong commitment to providing quality learning experiences, through a collaborative focus. The school is committed to the principles and practices of inclusive education.
We offer specialist programs in Music, Japanese and Physical Education, along with a support program in literacy and an extension program in numeracy. Students have the opportunity to participate in our award winning choir and may participate in recorder and the school also offers specialist instrumental tuition to a selection of students in flute, clarinet, trumpet, baritone and percussion. Instrumental students have the opportunity to be part of the school band. The school boasts computer facilities which include classroom computers, a bank of computers in the library, notebooks and iPads, along with Interactive Whiteboards or TVs in each class.
The buildings and play areas are surrounded by beautiful gardens, extensive lawns and lush native flora. The school has a community developed Naturescape area to extend the critical and creative thinking and recreational opportunities for students. We also have a number of clubs to cater for portfolio development as well as a garden club with a focus on growing sustainable fruit and vegetables. Our focus in the Year 4-6 age group is developing active citizens and leaders. In 2017 all Year 6 students will be trained for a specific leadership role in the school.