About KCPS


Kororoit Creek Primary School is a Public-Private Partnership school in Burnside Heights, Victoria which continues to grow rapidly from its foundation population of 260 students in 2011 to a population of more than 1200 in 2024. 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 Kingswim 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 6 and the equivalent of private swimming lessons for all students from Prep-Year 6 throughout the year.

Kororoit Creek Primary School is a fully authorized IB World School that 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-curricular activities include Junior and Senior School Choirs, 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.

Disability Inclusion is part of the Government’s approach to inclusive education. It provides extra support for students with disability in Victorian Government schools. In 2024, Kororoit Creek Primary School is beginning its transition to Disability Inclusion.

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.

Principal’s Message

I would like to extend a warm welcome to you and your family to Kororoit Creek Primary School. It is with great pleasure and pride that I lead KCPS into the next phase of its educational journey.

As I walk around our school I am so proud of what I see, students at Kororoit Creek Primary school are engaged, confident, competent children who are able to think from a local and global perspective. They are kind and caring and are able to take appropriate risks in their learning and do not shy away from a challenge. We strive to develop young people that are ready for the world around them as we build their collaborative and problem solving skills. We strive to provide plentiful opportunities for creativity though our Inquiry based learning approach. I believe in developing our students to ensure that we send them off into life with the skills they really need to grow and develop in a successful and happy way.

One of the most amazing things about Kororoit Creek Primary School is the wonderful community. The people in our community make our school such a special place to be each and everyday, encouraging and affirming relationships define our learning environment. Kororoit Creek Primary School is a friendly, vibrant, community minded school, whose decisions always put our students first. We are very keen to involve our community in our learning, developing true and positive partnerships that value each individual student.

I like to provide many opportunities for parental and community involvement as I believe that the stronger the partnership between home and school the better for the students and their learning.

Whether you are a prospective, new or existing member of our school, I welcome you and look forward to meeting you and working alongside you to provide the best possible learning environment for your child.

Bethany Riseley
Principal, Kororoit Creek Primary School

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

In 2015 Kororoit Creek Primary School successfully became authorised as an IB World School. IB World Schools are unique in how they share educational standards and practices for philosophy, organization and curriculum that create and sustain authentic global learning communities. Throughout their education, students learn about the world from the curriculum and from their interactions with other people. A core component of an IB World School is the development of the The Learner Profile. The Learner Profile concisely describes the attributes for creating internationally-minded students who are global thinkers that can make authentic connections beyond their own experience. The aim of all IB programmes is to develop internationally minded people who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world.


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 140 from Kindergarten to Year 6. Our staff are 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 personalised 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 curricular activities include Junior and Senior School Choirs, 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.


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

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

Child Safe Standards

The Victorian Government is committed to the safety and well-being of all children and young people. The regulatory landscape surrounding child safety is underpinned by the PROTECT Child Safe Standards.

The Child Safe Standards are compulsory minimum standards for all Victorian early childhood services and schools, to ensure they are well prepared to protect children from abuse and neglect. (reference Department of Education 2016)

Kororoit Creek Primary School is committed to ensuring that all students can learn in an environment that is safe and supportive and has adopted the Child Safe Standards as part of our everyday practice. Our most up-to-date Child Safe Standard documents are available in the Policies section of our website.

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 co-opted 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

Danielle Verdoorn, Brooke Thomas, Jonas Gomez, Alyssa Carmichael, Zeljka Charles, Bethany Riseley, Alan Noye and Leesa Cilia.