Principal's Message

The staff of Kingsville Primary School would like to wish all Kingsville students and their families a very happy and safe Christmas and holiday break. To our 480 students who have worked hard and contributed so much during 2023, congratulations, you have applied yourself and now deserve this well-earned break. My usual final statement of a Monday morning has a slight twist … be good to your siblings and look after your mums, dads and carers.

To the wonderful parent and carer helpers, thanks you so much for your contributions to the school and your involvement in the myriad of activities and learning experiences you took a role in with flexibility and passion. Your engagement in the life of a school is greatly appreciated!

I hope you enjoy your holiday time and I look forward to seeing you all again in 2024.

Jeff McDonald
Acting Principal



The Graduating Class of 2023

On Monday night we congratulate all our Year 6 graduating students for their valued contribution to the life of Kingsville Primary School. It will be my honour and great pleasure to address and congratulate our eighty year 6 students on this wonderful evening at their graduation ceremony.  Eighty wonderful young men and women now only 3 days way from being ready to leave behind primary school and confidently take the next step into secondary school.

Such a ceremony is an important milestone for these students, their families and the history of this great school.  Class of 2023, I hope you are all very proud of yourselves individually and as a member of a team you belong to. I know you will present yourselves with confidence and style at this significant ceremony, as you are awarded your certificates and stories are shared about your seven years as a primary school student.

A list of the graduating group of 2023 is shown below, along with information about where this wonderful group of students are heading in 2024.

6LA

6CM

6JL

Luna

B

Hazel

B

Sydney

B

Scarlett

B

Louis

B

Izzy

B

Marlo

C

Lucy

B

Archie

B

Charlie

C

Tom

B

Jarvis

C

Robert

D

Joseph

B

Meili

F

Andy

D

Timoci

C

Tilly

G

Julian

D-B

Anouk

D

Malaki

G

Ted

E

Sasha

E

Poppy

G

Gauri

G

Reuben

F

Isabel

G

Levi

G

Georgina

G - KE

Tahmid

H

Nirvair

G

Emma

H

Seth

L

Albert

H

Fatum

I

Ben

M

Markus

H

Samuel

K

Xavier

M

Arie

H

Heidi

L

Rosa

M

Abigail

J

Ted

L

Bastian

M

Marley

JO

Byron

L

Daisy

M

Ryan

L

Freya

MCG

Brock

M

Khoa

M

Lewis

M

Lucas

N

Maddi

MCR

Sasha

N

Isabelle

O'R

Snithik

M

Alice

O'B

Oliver

P

Andrew

N

Bojana

P

Charlie

R

Rosie

O'B

Sonny

S

Frankie

R

Charlie

P

Charlie

S

Phoebe

S

Rafael

P

Archie

T

Alec

S

Josie

S - S

Eva

T

Amelia

T

Chloe

Y

Caitlin

W

Alison

T

 

 

Tommy

Z

Phoenix

V



Moving on and moving up

2024 Secondary School

Number of Students

Footscray High School – Pilgrim Campus

20

Footscray High School – Barkly Campus

8

Maribyrnong College

10

Port Melbourne Secondary College

4

Saint Aloysius College

8

Mount Saint Joseph Girls’ College

3

University High School

3

Albert Park College

4

Williamstown High School

2

Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School

2

The Academy of Mary Immaculate

2

Marian College

2

Bayside College – Williamstown Campus

2

Bayside College – Altona North Campus

1

Wesley College

1

Westbourne Grammar School

1

Baden Powell College

1

Braybrook College

1

Saint Bernard’s College

1

Haileybury College

1

Emmanual College – Saint Paul’s Campus

1

Saint Mary’s College

1

The Alice Miller School

1


Jeff McDonald
Acting Principal



First Day of School 2024

The first day of school next year is Tuesday 30th January for all year 1 to 6 students.   Upon arriving at school, students should use the time until the bell rings at 8.55am, catching up with friends. Parents/Guardians and students are asked not to enter the classrooms. When the bell rings students should make their way directly to their classroom where they will be met by their teacher. Parents are asked to say goodbye outside the classroom, however, please assure your child that you will be back to collect them at the end of the school day.

The first day of school for Foundation students is Wednesday 31st January. The arrival procedure for Foundations students will be communicated to 2024 Foundation families before the end of the 2023 school year, via email from Blagma.



Student Free Days 2024

Each year, Victorian government schools allocate four student free days (when student instruction does not occur). These days are used for professional development, school planning and administration, curriculum development and student assessment and reporting.

The first day of Term 1 each year is a student free day in all government schools in Victoria.

  1. Term 1 - Monday 29th January

The remaining three are set by schools and approved by the School Council.

KPS School Council has approved the Student Free Days for 2024. These will of course be listed in all newsletters next year however, advance notice for all Kingsville families is now provided.

  1. Term 2 – Tuesday 12th March
  2. Term 3 – Friday 7th June
  3. Term 4 – Monday 18th November


Kingsville Primary School 2024 Staffing Profile

Level Teachers

 

Foundation

Rosemary Talbot

Foundation

Mike Carey

Foundation

Frances Waugh

Foundation

Megan Chen

 

 

Level 1/2

Caitlin Hamer

Level 1/2

Alison Michetti

Level 1/2

Christie Miller

Level 1/2

Amila Osmanagic

Level 1/2


Jennifer Duckworth (Learning specialist - numeracy) / Gareth Dainton

 

 

Level 3/4

Stuart Koolmees

Level 3/4

Finnia Gray

Level 3/4

TBD

Level 3/4

Susan Hosking

Level 3/4

Louise Iero / Myffy Scott-Walker

 

 

Level 5

Dianne Sturrock

Level 5

TBD

Level 5

Susan Phillips

 

 

Level 6

Lizzie Horan / Sarah Williamson

Level 6

Aaron Wood

Level 6

Lauren Anile (Learning specialist - literacy) / Lucy Oates

 

 

Visual Arts

Monica Gallivan

Performing Arts

Kate Middleweek, Gareth Dainton, Anna Terzi, Sam Eason

P.E

Lorey Bentley

LOTE – Italian

Jeanette Mejak, Anna Terzi

 

 

Inclusion Leader (Leading Teacher)

Leila Sheehan

Mental Health & Wellbeing Leader

Carla Rosi

Intervention

Lucy Oates & Blagma Veljanoska

 

 

Business Manager

Erica Ryan

Office Manager

Betty Petrovski

Office Support staff

Louise Nguyen

Office Support staff/ Teacher aide

Kim Cassidy

Teacher aide/support staff

Trish Harris

Teacher aide/support staff

Carmel Cooper

 

 

Principal

Kathleen Ginnane

Assistant Principal

Jeff McDonald

Assistant Principal

Sam Eason

Leading Teacher



Blagma Veljanoska
(Daily Organiser, Assessment & Reporting)


We welcome to Kingsville in 2024

  • Aaron Wood – level 6 classroom teacher
  • Elizabeth (Lizzie) Horan - level 6 classroom teacher
  • Stuart Koolmees – level 3/4 classroom teacher
  • Carla Rosi - Mental Health and Wellbeing Leader


We say au revoir to:

  • Jacqui Leslie
  • Diane Graham
  • Georgia Jennings
  • Catherine Wood

all who will be on some sort of extended personal leave


We say goodbye to:

  • Catherine Bui
  • Glenn Garland
  • Kathleen Gannon
  • Jane Herringer
  • Sam Meddis
  • Luisa Ballestrino
  • Lisa Fedele
  • Abbas Alidina

all who have either taken up new positions at other school, public, private, and interstate or resigned from the Department of Education.



Junior and Senior Specialist Awards

These awards are presented to a grade 4 and a grade 6 person who consistently demonstrates the following, for each specialist area:

  • PYP Learner Profile in all areas of the specialist program; including, specialist lessons, during class time; and pursues their passion outside of school.
  • They represent themselves with integrity, commitment, and enthusiasm at all times.
  • These awards are decided upon by the specialist team in collaboration with the classroom teachers.

The 2023 award winners are:

Junior Performing Arts Award 2023 – Matilda R

Senior Performing Arts Award 2023 - Abigail J

Junior Italian Excellence Award 2023 - Clara G

Senior Italian Excellence Award 2023 - Josie S-S

Junior ‘William Dargie’ Visual Arts Award 2023 - Poppy A

Senior ‘William Dargie’ Visual Arts Award 2023 - Ben M

Junior Sportsperson 2023 – Flynn C

Senior Sportsperson 2023 – Heidi L

Congratulations from the specialist team.



State Cricket Experience

Before I get into this extraordinary journey the girls’ team experienced, I would like to thank all the parents and carers that helped us make it to the State Championships. I would also like to say thanks to all the teachers that supported us, gave up their time to help us practice and motivated us, we could have never made it this far without them.

Having the opportunity to go to the State Championships is one we had never thought we’d get. But since we were presented with it, we took it and gave it our best. We decided to give it our all and simply enjoy the game of cricket. All the matches were very close, our team only losing by a couple of runs, so we knew we did our best job. We were celebrating our victories, feeling proud of our accomplishments, and motivating our teammates on the field. This journey helped us build our confidence, resilience and most importantly, our cricket skills. 

By Gauri 




As the boys’ cricket team of Kingsville 2023, we would like to thank all the parents and carers that helped us make it to the State Championships. We would also like to say thanks to Glenn and Abbas that supported us, gave up their time to help us practice and motivated us. Our success is a result of their time and efforts. The experience e of playing through all the matches to get to the State finals, was amazing in itself. However, the state games were a real highlight. The experience showed us how difficult and challenging it is to make it to this level. Reflecting on the outcome, we are extremely proud of what we achieved!

At the championships we played four games which were all very competitive and challenged our skills and abilities mentally and physically.  All the matches were very competitive, but we realized there were some very good teams we played against. We won one of our four and became the sixth best primary school team at ‘master-blaster cricket. This journey helped us to become better players, teammates and people and we will forever have a special connection with each other.  We hope our successes motivate other children to experience what we got to experience.

By Levi, Charlie and Reuben



Student Leadership

Congratulations to –

our outgoing 2023 leadership team members -

School Captains                       School Vice-captains

Levi G                                        Ben M

Gauri G                                      Amelia T

and to our newly appointed 2024 leadership team members –

School Captains                       School Vice-Captains

Willy H                                       Louie L

Eloise R                                      Alice K



Kingsville Primary School – School Council 2024

Are you interested?

School Councils play a key role in Victorian Government schools.

At Kingsville Primary School we have a long history of very successful and active governance teams who have helped establish the broad direction and vision for the school.

Successive councils have carried out their key roles effectively and in doing so enhanced the

Educational opportunities of our students over a long period of time.

The School Council election process in government schools begin straight away in Term 1 (see timeline below)

                    School Council Election Schedule 2024

Now until the first week of 2024 school year
  • raising community awareness regarding school council membership opportunities
  • providing details of school council vacancies – role of parent members, and expectation of members
  • setting up questions and answer opportunities via email and placing information on Compass
Wednesday 31st JanuaryCall for nominations
Wednesday 7th February

  • Nominations close 4pm
  • Display list of candidates, nominator & seconder
  • Declare new School Council if nominations accepted equal the number of vacancies
  • If the nominations are less than the number of vacancies in either category, call again for nominations for a 3 day period
Wednesday 14th  February
  • If no election / ballot required plan to hold the first School Council meeting of new School Councile. first special meeting to elect office bearers followed by first full normal meeting
If election / ballot required – current School Council meets for the last time on this day
Wednesday 21st February

Close of ballot for election (if required)

Thursday 22nd February

Count votes & declare poll (if required)

Friday 23rd February

New School Council able to meet from this date

TBD

11th March not available due to Public Holiday

First meeting of new school council if election / ballot required - to elect office bearers – followed by first full meeting of new school council

Thursday 28th March

Government compliance attained by due date -being March 31st


School Council Meeting Dates 2024

Note: the first meeting is set once the new school council is elected

Term 1TBDMonday 25th March 
Term 2Monday 13th MayMonday 17th June as (10/6 is a public holiday) 
Term 3Monday 5th AugustMonday 2nd September 
Term 4Monday 21st OctoberMonday 18th NovemberMonday 2nd December


2024 Parent Payment Arrangements

At Kingsville Primary School, the ‘child’ is at the centre of all that we plan for and undertake. As educators and members of this learning community we are committed to providing the very best educational opportunities for all our students. We look forward now to 2024 and expect it to be a successful year of teaching, learning and growth.

On behalf of the School Council, I would like to advise you of the Parent Payment Request -

Voluntary Financial Contributions for 2024.  The contribution towards your child/ren’s Essential Education Items is $360.00 per child.  This fee remains the same from 2023.

A Compass post will be sent in February 2024 for families to pay via Compass, or at the school via EFTPOS.

Schools provide students with free instruction to fulfil the standard Victorian curriculum and we want to assure you that all contributions are voluntary. Nevertheless, the ongoing support of our families ensures that our school can offer the best possible education and support for our students.

Kind Regards,
Glen Yates
School Council President



Breathe Melbourne Citizen Science Project

We are delighted to share Kingsville Primary School’s results from the Breathe Melbourne Citizen Science Project.

This study was possible thanks to classes 6LA and 6EH. These students became air quality scientists for a week, collecting air quality data on their school commutes. Class 6EH also participated in the Idle Off Program, where they learnt how to advocate to reduce the amount of air pollution from car idling around the school. 

The next step for the Breathe Melbourne team is to combine the data across all 6 participating schools. This requires more in-depth analyses and interpretation. We will then share the results with you and the wider community next year.

Thank you for making Breathe Melbourne possible.

The results can be viewed here on our website: Breathe Melbourne Kingsville Primary School Results 




Happy Birthday - 2nd - 31st December

Happy Birthday to Liam A, Emily H, Maisie R, Quincy M, Amber S, Sean G, Edie W, Archie T, Phoebe O, Dimitrije S, Lachlan B, Arlo L, Lucinda N, Neenah Carroll, Harvey K, Sophie L, Matilda W, Violet F, Jarvis C, Nirvair G, Charlie C, Andrew N, Flynn C, Astrid F, Nikita J, Jude S, Sam D, Jamari F, Xavier C, Isabelle O, Luna B, Louie C, Rosamund H, Isa J, Lucy B, Santana K, Sebastian W, Billy A.



Dates to Remember

DECEMBER 2023

    
Mon 18th December
Year 6 Graduation
Semester 2 Student Reports shared with Community
   
Tue 19th December

Year 6 Adventure Park
Whole School Play Day
Casual Clothes Day
   
Wed 20th December
Last Day Term 4 - 1.30pm Dismissal
Casual Clothes Day
   

JANUARY 2024

    
Tues 30th JanuaryFirst Day for Year 1 - 6 students   
Wed 31st JanuaryFirst Day for Foundation students   
     
MARCH 2024

    
Mon 4th MarchYear 5 Water Safety   
Tues 5th MarchYear 6 Water Safety   
Mon 11th MarchPublic Holiday - Labour Day   
Mon 18th - Fri 22nd MarchF-Year 4 Water Safety   
Thur 28th MarchLast Day Term 1   

APRIL 2024

    
Mon 15th AprilFirst day of Term2   
     

2024 Term Dates
Term 1            Tuesday 30th January to Thursday 28th March
Term 2            Monday 15th April to Friday 28th June
Term 3            Monday 15th July to Friday 20th September
Term 4            Monday 7th October to Friday 20th December



Hot March Night

Mark it in your calendar – next year’s Hot March Night will be held on Friday 1st March 2024.  It’s one of the biggest events on the Kingsville calendar and the perfect chance for families – new and old - to come together and mingle.

More details are coming but rest assured, there’ll be great food and excellent music. We’ve already confirmed Glee West, our very own Kingsville Choir and local rock band, 9 Bar None.

Is the weather always on our side?  NO!  Do we always have fun regardless? YES!

Next year, we’d love to reintroduce some extra stalls or activities for the kids – if you have any ideas or capacity, shout out – send us an email fokps58@gmail.com  

Tickets will be on sale early next year, you’ll hear from Class Reps as soon as they are out.  Keep an eye on Facebook too.

FOKPS committee





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