Kensington Primary School is an Independent Public School located 4km from Perth in the heart of the tranquil and leafy suburb of Kensington. Catering for children from Kindergarten to Year 6, the school opened in 1926 and its deliberate focus on community, keeping traditions and making new ones, is successfully building strong partnerships with the school community as a whole.
We aim to ensure all students develop the understandings, skills and attitudes relevant to their needs. By taking into account the individual learning needs of children, we are able to make sure they fulfil their potential and contribute to the ongoing development of our society.
Experienced and capable staff ensure the academic, physical, social and emotional needs of children are addressed through a range of learning programs. Our school has a strong commitment to providing quality learning experiences through a collaborative focus and staff also seek and give feedback to children to drive teaching and learning. We are committed to the principles and practices of inclusive education.
We offer specialist programs in visual art, music, science, physical education and Japanese, along with a support program in English and an enrichment program in mathematics and English. Our children have the opportunity to participate in our outstanding choirs and band, and we also offer music lessons for the recorder, as well as brass, percussion and string instruments. Children are encouraged to access a variety of sporting opportunities through our physical education program, and our school participates successfully in many interschool sports events.
We aim to develop leadership skills in all children and provide formal leadership opportunities to all Year 6 children to prepare them for secondary school and beyond. We endeavour to empower every child to take responsibility for their learning, instilling in them the belief that learning is a lifelong process.
The buildings and play areas are surrounded by magnificent natives, extensive lawns and lush native and exotic flora. The school community has developed Nature Play areas to extend the critical and creative thinking and recreational opportunities for children. The school boasts state of the art computer facilities, including iPads and laptops, and each classroom is fitted with interactive whiteboards or televisions.
Through the School Board and the Parents and Citizens Association, Kensington Primary School has an active and supportive parent body and staff who work collaboratively. We successfully build strong partnerships with the community that benefit children.