Wonderful students, wonderful staff and wonderful community!
There is so much happening around our school. It is certainly a privilege to work in a vibrant, creative and caring community. Each and every classroom is well organised and students are engaged in tasks.
Foundation: These students are settling into good routines and structure. There is a real buzz when you walk into the room. The students are so proud to show me what they are learnng and the classroom is already filled with evidence of student's work.
Junior: The focus here is 'We are here to learn and have fun'! From the moment they enter this unique learning space the students know what is expected from them and are thriving in the structure and learning opportunities. With small group tasks, independent learning and explicit teaching happening within the first 10 minutes of each day the students understand what they are learning and why.
Middle: The consistency of teaching and learning in this area is so obvious. Walking through these classes shows me how well planned and organised they are. Each class has clear learning intentions (what students are learning about) and success criteria (what they will be able to do after the lesson) displayed proudly at the front of each class. Students understand what area of the curriculum and skills they are working on.
Senior: There is a calm yet productive feel in this area. Students are so enthusiastic to be in new 'learning spaces' with common understandings and high expectations set. They are certainly stepping up to their leadership roles and are showing initiative when they see what needs to be done. Many students have approached me to ask whether they can start lunchtime clubs such as, scooter and sport practice.
PE: We have had Hockey clinics and Tennis coaching so far. These are wonderful opportunities for our students to connect with local clubs. The physical education sessions are always jammed packed with activities that not only develop their skills but are done in a fun and challenging way.
Science: This hub of discovery has included live butterflies that came to us as tiny catterpillars'. Students have been able to study and experience first hand the lifecycle of a butterfly. This is just one aspect of our Science lab that has students talking enthusiastically about what they are exploring and discovering in Science.
Visual Arts/Indonesian: KPS is so lucky to have this wonderful program in place. Learning Indonesian while being creative and developing artistic skills is a fantastic way of combining Language and The Arts. Please talk to your child and find out what they are creating and how they can use the Indonesian language to communicate.
I have taken five tours of our school already with prospective enrolments for 2018. It is pleasing to note that the feedback is really positive. Comments like; 'The students are so engrossed in their learning', ''The teachers are calm' and 'The classrooms are colourful and organised' is so pleasing.