Kennington Primary School
Kennington Primary School is built on an undulating 12.1 hectares, situated in Strathdale, a South Eastern suburb of Bendigo and in close proximity to native forests. The Victorian State Government purchased the site in 1991 and, after refurbishment, Kennington Primary School relocated to the site in 1995. The history of the school dates back one hundred years with several different sites occupied during this time.
After a time of significant growth, the school enrolment has stabilised with enrolment over the last three years ranging between 600 and 660. The school is committed to providing each student with the highest possible quality of education by effectively using the resources available. As a learning community, Kennington Primary School understands that a close relationship between parents and school enriches a student’s academic and social development.
Kennington Primary School structures itself around nine Professional Learning Communities where teachers work together to analyse student data to support shared teaching and learning. Together with the Principal and Assistant Principals, nine Professional Learning Community Leaders and three Learning Specialists form a Leadership Team whose responsibility it is to provide overall school co-ordination and strategic planning. Staff Professional Learning is recognised as a high priority and is facilitated through all levels of the school.
Students are always at the centre of decision-making and to support this an active School Council operates along with an active Parent and Friends’ Association. Kennington Primary School is committed to consultative decision-making principles, whole school planning and a systematic approach to evaluation and development.
Kennington Primary School has a commitment to inclusive education. It is the host site for the Bendigo Deaf Facility. The Facility also serves deaf students across two Secondary School sites in Bendigo. Kennington Primary School has a diverse enrolment that reflects the current population of Greater Bendigo.
The school demonstrates a commitment to the development of Literacy and Numeracy skills within the Victorian Curriculum as well as a broad exposure to the range of learning areas. Students participate in specialist programs that include Visual and Performing Arts, Physical Education and LOTE (Auslan and Chinese). Students are provided with the opportunity to participate in school choirs, private instrumental music instruction, a camps program and an annual musical production. There are also a range of programs and activities of a sporting and cultural nature to further broaden and enrich the school curriculum for all students.
At Kennington Primary School, we strive for educational excellence, promote lifelong learning and prepare students for their role in the local and global community.