In 2020 we have:

  • 4 x Prep
  • 4 x Grade 1
  • 5 x Grade 2
  • 4 x Grade 3
  • 4 x Grade 4 
  • 4 x Grade 5
  • 4 x Grade 6

Currently the school enrolment is 654.  In Prep to Grade 2 we average 21 students per class.  Across our school we have an average of 22.5 students per class.

What are the school start and finish times and what is the structure of the day?

Bag Bell8:35am (Students enter classrooms and get ready for their learning)
Session One8:45am
Session Two9:45am
Recess11:00am
Session Three11:30am
Session Four12:30pm
Eating time1:30pm
Lunch1:45pm
Session Five2:15pm
End of Day3:15pm

Yes.  All classroom teachers appreciate parent volunteers within their classroom with prior organisation.  All visitors who volunteer within the school are required to have a valid Working with Children Check (this includes parents.)

Lowes – Bendigo Marketplace, 116-120 Mitchell Street Bendigo Marketplace Shopping Centre, Shop G042, Bendigo VIC 3550

Yes.  Kennington has ample play spaces for children during their breaks.  There are four playgrounds, each allocated to specific grade levels (Prep, Grade 1 &2, Grade 3 & 4, Grade 5 & 6.)

As a school we expect that every child reads at home every night.  Some grade levels may ask students to complete learning at home if necessary from time to time. 

For students to access the Bendigo Deaf Facility they must first meet a certain criteria.  This criteria can be discussed by contacting the school.

Each year level at Kennington Primary School has a booklist.  Parents pay for the contents of the booklists as essential items and the school orders it in for all students. 

Kennington Primary School offers Out of School Hours Care (Before and After School Care).  Our OSHC provider is Camp Australia, details of their program can be found at https://www.campaustralia.com.au/

Our uniform supplier is LOWES at the Bendigo Marketplace.  Uniform can be purchased online https://www.lowes.com.au/schools-online/kennington-primary-school or in store. 

The first day of Prep 2021 at Kennington Primary School will be Friday January 29.  Further details about drop off times will be available later in the term.

February 3, 10, 17, 24 and March 3 will be a rest day for your prep child.  On one of these days your child will be allocated an appointment time to come into school to complete state wide literacy and numeracy testing with their classroom teacher.  These appointments last for approximately 1 hour.

The 2020 state wide transition day is scheduled for Tuesday December 8.  This day is currently subject to COVID restrictions.

Normally on this day your child would attend school from 9:00am – 11:00am and participate in transition activities.

We are currently working out how our transition program will look in relation to COVID restrictions.  Once decided all information regarding this will be emailed directly to parents and then posted on our Website.