Newsletter 31st May 2024


Acting Principal's Message

Hello everyone!

What another busy week it has been here at KPS. We have well and truly settled into the routines of Term 2. It always brings a smile to my face when I walk around the school, in the yard and in classrooms, and see the engaging learning experiences that are happening. What a privilege I have! For those of you who managed to make it to assembly today – how amazing were Finna’s classes Rube Goldberg machines?! I have been keenly watching their construction over the past week and was so impressed by the cooperation and problem-solving skills!

Now…drum roll… I want to take this time to introduce an exciting new addition to our fortnightly newsletter which is ‘The Captains Corner’ (we may think of a fancier name as time goes on!) From today you will see a section in the newsletter that is totally driven, written, and produced by our Captains. Our aim is to bring a student perspective to our newsletters which will hopefully evolve over the coming months to include voice from a wide range of our amazing learners! We hope you enjoy our first edition!

I wish you all a wonderful weekend,


Captains Corner

Ciao, I am Alice, I am nearly Twelve and I am one of Kingsville’s School Captain for 2024. 

I have been at KPS since Prep and am privileged to be a school leader.  I enjoy Reading, Camping, listening to “90s” music and hanging out with my Dogs, Obi Wan Kenobi, and Mali. My favourite subjects in school are UOI, Writing and Art. I also like Origami, public speaking, netball, and lacrosse. 

This is our Introduction to a (hopefully AMAZING) Captain’s Corner!!!! Every fortnight, in the school newsletters, there will be a section called Captain’s Corner, and we are excited to write about our own special and weird topics.  

This year is an experience, and I will always remember it. This is only a small step, and I am looking forward to writing about these weird, but wonderful themes.  

I am looking forward to high school and know that our school will be in good hands with the next brilliant School Captains.  

See you next time.  Au revoir 

All About Eloise (Because I am)

Womenjeka. I am Eloise, your School Captain. I’m 11 years old and enjoy netball. Like, really enjoy netball. I play on three different netball teams, so, yeah, pretty netball crazy. I also enjoy swimming, and I am working towards my 3km swim. I love Taylor Swift and I went to the Eras Tour. I’m good at sprints, and enjoy art. I have three siblings and I love playing with them. I also aspire to make the school a better place for all the future generations at KPS.

Konichiwa, my name is Willy and I enjoy listening to music, (especially Taylor Swift) and I am extremely keen to play sports, including soccer, cricket and footy. I also would like to say that I enjoy writing and many of the specialist subjects at school. I have very much enjoyed my time at Kingsville and will cherish every single memory I have. 

Thank you. 

Hello, I am Louie, one of the school vice-captains for 2024. I'm 11 and I enjoy math’s, sports (footy, cricket, soccer, swimming, running) and reading. 

I am happy to be able to create this section of the newsletter and will be overjoyed to be part of the newsletter. When I heard I was the school vice-captain, I was ecstatic, and that Willy, Alice and Eloise would be too. Ever since then we have helped on multiple occasions like the school photos, school representative council and now this. I also want to make the school a better place for future students and staff. 


FOKPS Annual Trivia Night 2024 - Update

  • The date is set: 17th August 2024 @ 6.30pm-late (save the date!) 

  • Theme: Teen Idol (come as your teen idol) 

  • Tickets on sale: June 

  • Raising money for: Kids Disco & FOKPS funded incursions / inclusion items 

A successful trivia night requires a lot of pre-planning and help from our incredible school community. 

The FoKPS Trivia Working Party is on the look out for the below: 

  • Any parents / guardians with Food Trucks that might be interested in providing food on the night

  • Any parents / guardians who DJ on the side / are in a band, and might be interested in providing entertainment on the night

  • Prize & Product Donations for our Silent Auction & Prizes on the night

If you are able to help in any way, please contact the FoKPS Trivia Working Party via 

Planting Native Hibiscus Flowers for National Reconciliation Week

Hello everyone,

We are Reuben, Ada-Oola, Winnie and Alfie. We would like to tell you about the new plants at our school gates. On Tuesday afternoon we stayed after school and planted native hibiscus flowers. We planted them for Sorry Day and Reconciliation Week. The flower is the Sorry Day flower. It is a native Australian plant. We’d like people to think about how indigenous and non-indigenous Australians can work together to create a better future. So can everyone please look after these plants to help them grow for many more years!

Thank you,
Reuben 34A, Winnie 12J, Ada-Oola 12M, Alfie 34H





Smile Squad is on the way to our school!

All children deserve a healthy smile, and the Smile Squad is coming to Kingsville Primary School to help make sure this happens.

Smile Squad is a Victorian Government program that provides free dental care to all Victorian government primary and secondary school students.

The friendly Smile Squad dental team will visit Kingsville Primary School from Monday 3rd June to conduct a free annual dental health examination for every student and provide free follow up treatment as needed.

What do you need to do?

We need your consent before we can provide services. Consent is usually provided by a parent or guardian.

Sign up to Smile Squad at: 

OR use the below QR code:

The Smile Squad team will check the student’s teeth and mouth and show them how to keep their teeth healthy and strong. They will also provide any preventive services you have consented for. If the student needs more treatment, the Smile Squad will discuss this and seek consent.

Paper copies of the consent form are available. Please contact the school office if you would like to request one.

The electronic consent form can be translated into more than 100 languages, and the paper form is available in 13 languages.

Do I need to attend my child’s appointment?

No, you do not need to attend your child’s appointment. You can attend if you would like to, and you can take your child to the community dental clinic if you prefer.

Who is Smile Squad?

The bright orange Smile Squad vans are staffed by experienced oral health therapists, dental therapists, dental assistants and dentists. They all have lots of experience treating children and a passion for improving their oral health – for life.

Learn more about the Smile Squad by visiting or contact the team at








Student Free/Curriculum Day - Friday 7th June

Our next Student Free day is coming up quickly on Friday 7th June. This is our 3rd Student Free Day of 2024, and provides for teachers to come together in driving whole school improvement.

This day will see us strengthen our connection with Spotswood Primary School, who are a Professional Learning Community (PLC) Link school, and will support Kingsville’s ongoing development and implementation of the PLC framework. This will enable our teachers and teaching teams to scaffold student outcome improvement with improving staff capacity through action research learning cycles.

The afternoon of the student free day is dedicated to providing time for staff to reflect on the student data they have available and finalise reporting against the Victorian Curriculum.

Personal Update from Sam

It is with mixed emotions that I wanted to share with the KPS community that after being a staff member at KPS since 2017, I will be moving on to new adventures from Term 3, taking on the role of Primary Years Programme Coordinator at St Leonard’s College.

This decision has not been an easy one, as Kingsville Primary School has been a significant part of my life and career. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at KPS, firstly as a classroom teacher, then as an Assistant Principal. I am incredibly grateful for the opportunities I have had to work with such a dedicated and supportive team, and with such amazing students and families. The relationships I have built with staff, students, and the community have been incredibly rewarding, and I will always cherish my time here.

The move to St Leonard's represents a new chapter for me, both personally and professionally. While I am excited about the opportunities that lie ahead, I will deeply miss being part of the Kingsville Primary School community. I am confident that the school will continue to thrive and achieve great things under the guidance of its exceptional leadership and committed staff.

As I shared above, this was an extremely difficult decision, as Kingsville Primary School has been my ‘home away from home’ for the past seven and a half years. Kingsville is a truly remarkable school and workplace, and a place where I have grown exponentially as a person, and as an educator. The knowledge, dedication and, most importantly, kindness of the staff I’ve had the privilege to call colleagues over this journey has helped shape me into who I am and allowed me to continue my professional growth with this next step on my educational path. 

I will ensure a smooth transition by working closely with the leadership team and providing any necessary support during this period. My goal is to minimize any disruption and ensure that our students and staff continue to receive the high-quality education and support they deserve.

Thank you for your understanding and support during this transition. I am grateful for the trust and confidence you have placed in me throughout my tenure at Kingsville Primary School. I look forward to staying in touch and witnessing the continued success of the school from afar.

Sam Eason
Assistant Principal



Kingsville Awards

Please see below the list of children who were presented with their award today Friday 31st May:


Aleen A


Harrison M


Macy R


Flynn M

3/4 A

Abir N


Havaiana C


Lachie N


Coung L & Harriet N


Eva G


Sophie L & Frida C


Eloise R

Please see below the list of children who will be presented with their award on Friday
14th June:


Abbey T


Teddy T


Ayat F


Ada-Oola H


Lola P


Austin M & Amelia W


August N


Grace M

Dates to Remember

JUNE 2024

Mon 3rd - Thurs 6th JuneSmile Squad Onsite   
Tues 4th JuneWinter Gala Day   
Wed 5th June5DS Vic Parliament House Excursion   
Fri 7th JuneStudent Free Day - No School   
Mon 10th June King's Birthday Public Holiday   
Tues 11th June6AW Vic Parliament House Excursion   
Fri 21st June 6LA & 6EH Vic Parliament House Excursion   
Fri 28th JuneLast day of Term 2 - 2:30pm finish   

2024 Student Free Days

Term 2 - Friday 7th June
Term 4 - Monday 18th November

2024 Term Dates

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

Roster for Assembly Items – Term 2

14th June – No item

21st June – Assembly item – 12A

28th June – No item

Key Sports Dates
Tuesday 4th June - Winter Gala Day
Thursday 6th June - Back up day Track and Field
Wednesday 20th June - Regional Cross Country Carnival

Happy Birthday 25th May - 7th June

Happy Birthday to Cuong L, Hale F, Safiya I, Archie J, Felix CC, Aleen A, Henry H, Lamie Y, Prem P, Lachie G, Kiko B, Erica M, Elli M.


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