About KCPS

Overview

Kororoit Creek Primary School is one of eleven Public-Private Partnership schools in the State of Victoria which continues to grow rapidly from its foundation population of 260 students in 2011 to a population of 1168 in 2017 (its seventh year of operation). Kororoit Creek Primary School Council takes pride in leading the on-site kindergarten which is owned by the City of Melton and operated under the direction of the school Principal. The kinder which is co-located on the school site also houses a Maternal and Child Health worker. The kindergarten has mirrored the significant growth experienced by the school with a current enrolment of 51 three year old and 198 four year old children. The YMCA and Kings Swim complete the community hub and support the school with the provision of an Out of Hours School Care program, camping program from Years 3 to Year 5 and the equivalent of private swimming lessons for all students from Prep-Year 6 throughout the year. Year 6 students have the opportunity to participate in a study tour to Canberra which connects with the school curriculum focusing on the 3 levels of government operating in Australia.

Kororoit Creek Primary School is a fully authorized IB World School which offers the Primary Years Programme (PYP) of the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO). The school curriculum is underpinned by the Victorian Curriculum and delivered through the PYP which provides a rich and rigorous inquiry model of learning. The curriculum contextualizes student learning as well as understandings and transfer of practice, whilst building the knowledge, skills and attitudes of individual students and staff as learners of the 21st Century. We have high expectations of students, staff and families and provide quality experiences with challenging personal learning goals as well as effective feedback for our community of learners. We continually strive to ensure high levels of literacy and numeracy which are taught explicitly as well as integrated into the inquiry process through transdisciplinary learning opportunities.

Specialist areas operating within the school include Health and Physical Education, Visual Arts, Music and French from Prep-Year 6. Extra curricula activities include Junior and Senior School Choirs, RACV HPV Challenge, State School’s Spectacular, Tournament of the Minds, Mathematics Competition, Summer and Winter School Sports, Athletics and a wide variety of recess and lunchtime clubs for those children that prefer more organised activities.

KCPS supports strong community values which underpin the safe and orderly learning environment and contribute directly to the school’s positive standing and high reputation within the immediate and broader area.

Principals Message

Welcome to Kororoit Creek Primary School.

As the inaugural Principal of Kororoit Creek Primary School and Kindergarten since its foundation in 2011, I am privileged to work with a dedicated, highly skilled staff and extremely supportive school community, as we strive to cater for our children’s individual needs.

Kororoit Creek Primary School is committed to the academic and personal growth of every student through delivering a balanced, comprehensive curriculum which challenges students to extend their learning and to be the very best they can be. Our recent admission to the IBO as a fully authorized IB World School offering the Primary Years Programme, endorses the steadfast commitment of our School Council, teaching, support and administration staff in ensuring each of our children is able to access a world class curriculum.

The skills needed for the 21st century, which support a love of learning that goes beyond the classroom, are actively embraced throughout the school and form core aspects of the PYP. High standards and expectations in regard to academic performance, co-curricular participation and responsible citizenship underpin our aspirations for each student. It is these standards that are fostered by students and staff alike, together with a commitment to embrace the PYP Attitudes of appreciation, commitment, confidence, cooperation, creativity, curiosity, empathy, enthusiasm, independence, integrity, respect, tolerance and courage that makes Kororoit Creek Primary School an exceptional learning community.

I look forward to working with you and to ensuring our school continues its exemplary journey.

Natalie Bakai
Principal

 

2016 Annual Report

School Strategic Plan 2017-20 March 2017

Annual Implementation Plan 2017

Mission Statement

Kororoit Creek Primary School facilitates the development of compassionate, autonomous and self-motivated learners who are highly literate and equipped to critically challenge, reflect on and appraise the world in which they live.

We will provide a high-quality, comprehensive, meaningful education for all members of our learning community to prepare them to live in, and contribute to, the immediate and broader community.

IB World School

www.ibo.org

Staff

Kororoit Creek Primary is a school with a rapidly growing enrolment of students and staff. Since its foundation in 2011 the school has grown from 20 staff to over 120 from Kindergarten to Year 6. Our staff is highly trained, dedicated and professional and upholds high academic, social and personal standards. They constantly strive to ensure that students access The Primary Yeas Programme (PYP – IBO) curriculum which is both personalized and rigorous. As an accredited IB World School, all teaching staff receive professional training to ensure the Programme is delivered consistently, at a high level, across the school.

Specialist areas operating within the school include Health and Physical Education, Visual Arts, Music and French from Prep-Year 6. Extra curricula activities include Junior and Senior School Choirs, RACV Challenge, State School’s Spectacular, Tournament of the Minds, Mathematics Competition, Summer and Winter School Sports, Athletics and a wide variety of recess and lunchtime clubs for those children that prefer more organised activities.

 

Careers

Positions within the school are advertised through Recruitment on Line at the following link:

www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/careers/pages/advacssch.aspx

Further information on any current or forthcoming positions can be obtained by telephoning the school on 83580600.

School Council

School councils play a key role in Victorian government schools. Participating as a school council member is a rewarding and challenging experience.

School council membership and elections

School councils comprise parents, the principal, staff and often community members. School council elections are held in February or March each year. All parents or guardians of students enrolled at the school are eligible to vote for parent members, and staff vote for staff members.

Terms of Office

School council members are elected (or coopted in the case of community members) for approximately a two year term. Half the membership is elected or co-opted each year creating vacancies for the annual school council election. The term of office and rights and responsibilities of community (i.e. co-opted) members are the same as those of elected councillors.

 

School Councillors at Kororoit Creek Primary School

George Lepa, Nicole Oakley, Kellie Doll, Gabrielle Theoclitou, Bronwyn Boyd, Natalie Bakai, Bethany Saunders and Hannah Newton.

 

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