Enrichment at KPS

Thank you to Natalie Ryan for this week’s post about the KPS Enrichment Program.

At Kew Primary School the Enrichment Program is designed to support students to achieve their best outcomes in key areas, such as Literacy and Numeracy. It sets a platform on which skills are built and extended upon. Selection is based on a range of relevant testing data and assessment. Some students require additional assistance to reach the expected achievement levels or may benefit from the challenges that extension activities provide. At KPS we are committed to ensuring that all KPS students achieve their very best. Continue reading

The first five weeks

Thank you to the Prep team for this week’s post.

The year is off and racing and despite a few early teething issues, we are pleased to see that our preps have settled into school life quite seamlessly.

Learning to pack and unpack their school bag, where to line up at the end of recess and lunch, stacking the chairs at the end of the day are some of the everyday aspects of school the preps are busy implementing. Continue reading

What we’ve done and what’s ahead

Thank you to the Junior School for this week’s post.

The Year One and Two students are switched on and ready to learn. They have been inquiring into: ‘How to collect and sort data’, ‘What makes a good learner’ and how to improve their writing. Below are the responses students in Year One gave to the questions, ‘What have you learnt so far this year?’ and ‘What are you looking forward to?’ Continue reading

Kicking off the year with a camp!

Thank you to Olivia, Renata and Nina for their report on the Grade 4 Camp at Mt. Evelyn.

On camp we had the best time! When we got there we got to find out our cabins and our activity groups. Each of the groups was named after an animal. They were Cockatoos, Snakes, Platypus, Koalas, Wallabies and Lizards. Continue reading

A parents guide to encouraging reading

Thank you to the T.A.S.K. Team – Bit McLean, Nat Ryan and Patricia Incerti, for this week’s post.

Parents can have a marked impact on a student’s success with learning to read.

Parents often ask us what they can do to encourage their children to develop a love for reading and so the TASK Team have put together a number of suggestions that may help: Continue reading

Reading, coding and our favourite books in the Library

It’s been a big year for Library – thousands of books borrowed (with some clear favourites on high rotation); Book Week and the Premier’s Reading Challenge. But that’s not all that happened in the Library – Ruth Woolven reports.

This term we have celebrated our reading achievements across the school. All students completed the Premiers’ Reading Challenge and received a certificate.  Books are logged that students read at home, read in class and read in library. Sometimes the students complete the reading and logging themselves and sometimes the reading is shared and the books are logged by staff.  The end result is that all students have experienced many, many stories. In fact a total of 20807 books were read between March and September – this is a huge achievement. One benefit in participating in the challenge is that students are required to read a certain number of books from the challenge list – these books are recognised as being quality literature. Continue reading

Kindness Starts With Me

Thank you to Prep teacher, Laura Ellenby, for this weeks post –

This term we have been looking at ways we can contribute positively to our community. By paying kindness forward to others, we can help the world be a happier place.

We have decided to start our positive journey by helping the new Preps who are entering into our community this term. As a group, we have thought of different ways we can make them feel welcome as they become part of Kew Primary School. Continue reading