Welcome back to Kingsville families for the second term of the school year. We started the term off with the community coming together in the hall for our ANZAC Day ceremony. Prior to this it was wonderful to be outside in the grounds witness first-hand the joy and excitement associated with students returning to school. In many cases screaming, laughter and greetings were more like a response to a separation of months rather than just a couple of weeks – absolutely delightful and a wonderful example of the great community that is Kingsville Primary School.
During this first hour of the school day the community came together for the traditional ANZAC Day commemorative ceremony. Once again, a completely student led occasion attended by students, staff and a number of parents. It was well prepared, resourced, memorable and solemn and respectful in nature. Under the guidance of Michael Carey a Year 6 leadership team made up of Levi Giacomin, Gauri Gautam, Ben Marmo and Amelia Tagg, led the school through all parts of the ceremony. This was a great example of the student leadership team taking on a significant piece of action.
It was obvious in the presentations just how much work and co-operation had gone into the preparation. Each component of the ceremony was delivered with pride, passion, and a true sense of occasion. Well done to the student leaders involved and also congratulations to all Kingsville students for their participation in this event. A special mention to our 64 Foundation students who only attended their first full school assembly. Parents and family members who were able to be there and be part of the audience, your attendance was highly valued. I am sure, like me, you were impressed with the respectful and dignified way every student’s listened, participated, and paid thoughtful attention during the ceremony.
The wreath is a key component of ceremonies to commemorate ANZAC Day. Thank you to Michael Carey who spent time during his break making the stunning wreath for our ceremony.
To book end the first week the children in years 3 – 6 took part in our house cross country event through Cruikshank Park. We had just over 300 grade 3 – 6 children complete the cross-country course. The 9 and 10 year olds did a 2km course, while the 11 and 12 year olds completed a 3km course. It was fantastic to see so many children show resilience and grit to complete their distance. It was a very successful day with many children improving on their past performances and others being successful in gaining selection for the Kingsville team to compete at the District Cross Country on Wednesday 31st of May.
Once again, we had a many parents and carers offer to help with the day volunteering to assist with a variety of jobs, while many others cheered on their own child/children and the other competitors. Events like this do not just happen and we are very fortunate to have a supportive school community. I would like to thank Nick Fitzpatrick (P.E and Sport teacher) for all his work to ensure the event was the huge success it was. To the teachers, parents, and friends who helped to make this such a successful event, thank you! The contributions and involvement from all groups certainly ensures a wonderful event can take place and additionally benefits the children who see and hear people encouraging and helping them to do their best.
A great beginning to the term and well done everyone.
During the term 1 break a number of jobs were competed by contractors both in the buildings and out in the grounds. Significantly several garden areas were rejuvenated and revitalised to improve the aesthetics of the school. Research shows that an aesthetic environment has a big impact on the way that we feel. A school environment that has a variety of aesthetically pleasing space for the children to engage in and with can calm and relax, intrigue, and excite. We know that the way we feel has a big impact on our attitude and mindset to learning. The working bee planned for Saturday 6th of May will continue to improve on these spaces with over 100 plants ordered to be planted.
All our working bees are open to the whole school community, Foundation to year 6.
Entry will be through the double gates to the hall on Bishop Street. All parents who are volunteering on the day must report to the check in table that will be situated just outside the door of the 5/6 classrooms. Please read the information set up on the board and sign in on arrival and out on departure.
To assist the Buildings and Grounds subcommittee to organise this event please respond by Wednesday 3rd May 2023.
Responses can be sent:
B&G Subcommittee of School Council
Kingsville’s Class Representative Network for 2023 in gaining momentum. The role of the volunteer parent representative for each class has several purposes but significantly around building a class cohort community and provide connections and networking opportunities for the families of each class cohort. Ali McGregor has volunteered in 2023 to coordinate the class rep network, a significant and valued piece of work and, on behalf of the school community, thank you very much!
Almost every class at KPS now has a class representative to help create community and deliver information particular to your child's class. If you would like to be a part of this, please use the QR code below to fill out the contact form. Or click on this link
Please note that the class rep planned events are organised by the parent/carer community and is not associated with KPS, its Principal, Staff or its School Council.
On Thursday, 11th May, students will have the opportunity to purchase a gift for Mother's Day at school. Items are varied and prices will range from $2 to $8. We are very lucky that MYER has donated many gifts to our stall this year & the options are looking better than ever! Each child will attend the stall with their grade to buy their present/s. Once all grades have had their turn, students will be invited back to purchase additional gifts at lunchtime if they wish. Money should be kept safe in a purse, wallet or labelled envelope.
Please do not send money to school prior to the day of the stall.
Ann Salmon, Friends of KPS
Kingsville Primary School staff will be holding a Foundation/Prep Information Evening on May 10th in the school hall. The session is an introduction to KPS with an opportunity find out about who we are, and our enrolment process and procedures. It is also a chance to meet the Principal, Assistant Principals, and current early years staff.
This evening is for “all and any” interested and prospective parents who have children eligible to begin primary school in 2024. The audience is not restricted to families living in the Kingsville PS enrolment neighbourhood zone.
Responses from parents / carers wishing to attend are expected and are important in assisting us in organising the event.
Bookings are required RSVP by: Ph: 9314 5869 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org with a subject line of ‘2024 Foundation Information Session'.
Information has been sent to a large number of pre-school / kindergarten and, childcare centres in the immediate area and, further across the Yarraville/ Footscray/ Seddon/ Spotswood/ Newport areas. This is in line with our practice each year.
We request that current KPS parents assist in the advertising of this event by spreading the word amongst friends, neighbours etc to help us raise awareness in the area.
If KPS parents / carers are informing friends and neighbours about the event, please let them know they need to respond to the school.
Student enrolments 2024
KPS families with siblings for Foundation 2024
Preparing for student enrolments for the next school year always begins early in Term 2.
we need a response now or, as soon as possible from any current families who are likely to request a placement for a child into Foundation 2024. Whilst there may be some ‘in question’ placements e.g. age, or possible residential move or, a further year in pre-school please lodge your details now to assist us in this first planning stage.
If there are any need for changes later in the year then your request can be adjusted.
Please email us email@example.com with subject line Foundation Enrolment 2024
29th April – 11th May
Happy birthday to:
Sonny Cadd, Arthur Maurice, Olive Fogarty, Millie Stout, Maddi McRae, Hugh Bowen, Molly Maurice, Olivia Zhao, George Monk, Oscar Monk, Zane Rowntree, Sasha Nacov, Felix Fuhge-McGann and Toby Wealands
To be presented on Friday 5th May
Dear families of Camp Australia Kingsville Primary School,
We welcome all families new and current back to Term 2. We would like to remind families that if you need to alter your booking it is very important that you contact the head office. They will change your booking to fit your circumstances, the number is 1300 105 343. It is also important that you phone the service number on 0401 054 261 to identify any changes that are being made especially if there is a late booking. Also to inform us if you have collected your child early from school. This is particularly important if your child/children are booked for after care. PLEASE let us know on 0401 054 261. It is also helpful to remind your child/children in the morning that they need to go to After Care in the afternoon if you have booked them in.
Reminder for the new children especially for Foundation students, our policy and training states that children in Foundation classrooms only will be collected from classroom and taken to after care room with the educator. However from Term2 Week2 Foundation children will as part of their developing independence will making their own way over to the After Care room at 3:30pm. The classroom teachers will be notified of the children booked in to aftercare.
Reminder for families who have children with medication to please come a day prior to your booking to complete an action plan and bring any medication clearly labelled in original packaging and chemist label on it. This will facilitate clear and accurate information for our staff to be able to deal with any situations with your child. We will of course be able to help you with any questions in these matters.
The Camp Australia Kingsville Team