St Kilda Primary School is committed to providing a safe, supportive and inclusive environment for all students, staff and members of our community. Our school recognises the importance of the partnership between our school and parents and carers to support student learning, engagement and wellbeing. We share a commitment to, and a responsibility for, creating an inclusive and safe school environment for our students.
The programs and teaching at St Kilda Primary School support and promote the principles and practice of Australian democracy, including a commitment to:
- elected government
- the rule of law
- equal rights for all before the law
- freedom of religion
- freedom of speech and association
- the values of openness, tolerance and moreover broad mindedness
If you would like to read our Statement of values and School Philosophy please click here to go to our Policies page
At St Kilda Primary School we believe in putting the students at the centre of all our work. All our staff work to ensure that each child receives the educational experience that will allow them to flourish in whatever path they choose to follow.
Our Mission Statement
We are committed to providing our students with the skills and attitudes that will be needed in their future. We have a strong focus on developing their literacy and numeracy skills as well as deepening their knowledge and understanding of the world around them.
How do we work to achieve this
We believe that working as a team is the best way to achieve our school goals and ideals. There are many different teams who work together across our school to support our students and their families. Every 4 years we review our work and our success and create a School Strategic Plan which guides our work for the next four years. Our new School Strategic Plan for 2020- 2023 will be available very soon.
Each year we review our progress and create an Annual Implementation Plan which focuses our work on key areas at school and sets goals and targets in regards to student learning and wellbeing. If you wish to see our School Strategic Plan or our current Annual Implementation Plan please call into the Office.
The Leadership Team comprises of teachers who are regarded as experts in their fields who, along with our Principal and Assistant Principal provide ongoing support for all our teachers. This support is focused on ensuring that all our teaching staff feel that they have the knowledge and skills to provide the best learning experience for our students in whatever field of learning they may be working in.
Our teachers are provided with regular opportunities to meet together to plan and discuss student learning. This sharing of knowledge and skills allows all teachers to work effectively.
We have a team of 4 teachers who provide learning opportunities in the areas of Japanese, Performing Arts (PA), Physical Education (PE) and Visual Arts (VA). Students in Prep to Year 2 have 45min sessions for each specialist area each week. The older children have weekly 45 mins sessions of LOTE (Japanes) and PE and fortnightly 90 mins sessions of Performing Arts and Visual Arts. These differentiated times allow our specialist teachers to have quality interactions with all students and to have the time to develop their skills in each of these areas. These programs are enhanced by additional events such as Art Show; School Concert and performances (including the State School Spectacular); whole school sports events such as Family Sports Night; Sister School relationship with Ishigase Elementary School in Obu City, Japan which includes a visit from students and representatives from Ishigase one year and a School Tour by a small number of Year 5 and 6 students from SKPS to Ishigase the following year.
We have 2 Lead Learning Specialist Teachers who, in 2020, along with a Leading Teacher, support our focus on Reading and Writing. These teacher work with 3 Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) across the school (Prep – Y2, Y3 – 4 and Y5 – 6) Our classroom teaching teams are supported by a Literacy Intervention Program. Each Year Level Team also meet regularly with the Assistant Principal and a Leading Teacher to discuss student learning, share strategies and to plan the most effective learning program.
We believe that education is about considering the whole child. At SKPS we have a strong and committed Welfare Team that works with a range of organisations to provide the necessary support for students and their families. Our Principal and the Welfare Coordinator are very accessible to parents and carers if there is an issue they would like to discuss or feel they need additional support.
Some of our students need additional support from the Program for Students with Disabilities. These students are fortunate enough to have additional support in the form of an Educational Support person who can work with them on a one to one basis. In addition some students receive support from specialists such as speech therapists or occupational therapists.
We have a strong volunteer program at our school. These volunteers come from across the community, eg our families, local community members, local business members, etc who support our teachers and students in a variety of different ways from helping hear children read, to working with them in the classroom on specific tasks, to attending excursions and special events.