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