Kingsbury Primary School was established in 1960 to cater for the community along the Plenty Road corridor. We serve the local and wider neighbourhoods as well as offering accredited study for international students connected with LaTrobe University. A large number of our students come with a language other than English and we cater to many different nationalities. The school has 19 staff; this includes 1 Principal, 10 teachers, 6 Education Support staff, 2 Administration officers, 1 Out of School Hours Care Coordinator and 1 Canteen Manager. The school has celebrated over 50 years of quality education.
Our current enrolment is 185 students. Our students have the opportunity to access lessons in The Arts, Sport and Physical Education, Indonesian and ICT. In 2018 our new ICT hub will open. Here students will continue to learn the digital skills required for 21st Century learning.
Kingsbury Primary has clearly defined values of Learning, Teamwork and Collaboration, Safety, Friendship and Respect. Our mission is for each student to become an independent, critical and co-operative learner. In 2017, the school, in conjunction with our local collegiate schools, began a relationship with Berry Street to implement the Berry Street Education Model. This model will assist students to become respectful, resilient citizens and to develop both their personal and interpersonal skills.
The School Review of 2017 identified the following areas for development over the next four years:
- Improved literacy and numeracy skills for all students particularly English as an Additional Language (EAL) students.
- Increased student voice. For our students to become more active participants in their own learning.