KISMET PARK PRIMARY SCHOOL PROFILE
‘Building the Foundations for Success and Happiness’
Kismet Park Primary School currently has an enrolment of 489 and is located in Sunbury which is part of the North Western Region. Our school community recognises the importance of, and a responsibility for, ensuring our school is a safe, supportive and enriching environment which respects and fosters the dignity and self-esteem of children and young people, and enables them to thrive in their learning and development. Our Child Safe Code of Conduct outlines expectations for appropriate behaviour of staff, volunteers, contractors, and any other member of the school community involved in child-related work.
We are committed to all students’ achieving their academic potential, optimal self belief and well being and their desire to become life long learners. As a learning community we value teamwork, effective communication, participative decision-making and community involvement. Our professional learning program focuses on the implementation of consistent evidence based and purposeful teaching practices in all classrooms.
The Kismet Park community aims to “Build the foundations for success and happiness” through a highly engaging learning environment where there is focussed teaching in Literacy and Numeracy.We offer a broad curriculum that supports and develops student’s emotional, physical, social, cultural and academic needs. Students are encouraged to accept challenges in their learning through a positive, caring, and stimulating environment in which curiosity and creativity are fostered.
The Performing Arts has a high profile across the school. Housed in our recently completed, modern and well resourced Performing Arts space, the Performing Arts are complemented by a comprehensive Visual Arts program along with instrumental lessons that support our school band. Students are enthusiastic participants in Dance and Choir activities promoted by our Performing Arts teacher. Students are offered a range of opportunities to celebrate their skills through public performances including Wakakirri and local community events.
A well established Physical Education program encourages an active, healthy lifestyle through involvement in a wide range of physical activity. A specialist Japanese program supported by a number of staff who have Japanese language skills is implemented across the school.
Information Communication Technology (ICT) is integral to all areas of the curriculum. ICT tools offer a variety of virtual learning experiences, assessment tools and online resources for teaching and learning. A 1:1 iPad program operates in Years 5 and 6. Sets of Netbooks are available to students in Years 3 and 4 while sets of iPads in Prep to Year 2 allow students to develop digital skills, literacy and knowledge beyond the normal reach of the classroom.
In addition to our Performing Arts Space, school facilities include flexible learning spaces consisting of classrooms clustered around internal learning galleries and a full sized gymnasium. Our playgrounds include passive and active areas that encourage social interaction. Buddy benches foster friendship and spread the message of inclusion and kindness.
We value the strong sense of community that exists between staff, students and their families. A dedicated School Council and Parent Teachers Association work enthusiastically in support of school programs and to provide opportunities for our community to come together. We are committed to building upon this strong sense of community through the process of becoming an accredited ‘Kids Matter’ school where there is a strong focus on mental health and wellbeing of our students. We are currently implementing the School Wide Positive Behaviour Support Program across the school.