Purpose & Values

To encourage and challenge each other to achieve our personal best and engage students in active decision-making within a supportive learning environment


Kensington Primary School values:

  • Lifelong learning
  • Intellectual rigor
  • Positive self worth
  • Respect for others
  • Strong partnerships between home, school and community


Optimal learning occurs when:

  • There is a secure, caring environment based on mutual respect and cooperation
  • The curriculum is well targeted and grounded in real world experiences
  • Students are self motivated and self regulated
  • Students are supported to take risks, learn from their mistakes, be persistent and resilient and celebrate success
  • Fundamental skills are developed through higher order tasks so learning is connected and transferable
  • Students use metacognition to reflect on their learning and articulate their understandings


Staff Operating Principles

The Kensington Primary School staff is part of a learning community. We have agreed ways of operating with staff, students, parents and community members. 

  • Significance
  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Support
  • Quality
  • Ethics
  • Friendliness
  • Openness
  • Responsibility