Kingston Community School is a birth - Year 12 school located in the Limestone Coast district. Whilst there have been schools in the area for over 125 years, the current site was opened in 1986 in the grounds of Gall Park; a focus area of recreation for the local community. A unique joint-use agreement between the School and local community has seen expansive recreation facilities established and maintained on the site, including a 25-metre swimming pool, football oval, cricket nets, tennis and netball courts, squash courts and gymnasium.
Staff at Kingston Community School are committed to continuously refining and improving practices to ensure an individualised education and the development of 21st Century learning skills and outcomes for all students. We believe that all students are capable of success across the Early Years Learning Framework, Australian Curriculum and South Australian Certificate of Education, and that our learning programs will equip all students with the capabilities to successfully engage in future employment and civic life. Students learn best when learning is active: when they are involved in authentic inquiry, engaged in relevant and hands-on activities, and challenged to think critically, creatively and reflectively. Teachers at Kingston Community School therefore understand that authentic student voice, through a strong SRC and pastoral care programs, is at the basis of curriculum design.
We prioritise small class sizes, particularly in Junior Primary and Senior Secondary areas, to ensure student success and provide students with access to a wide range of specialist facilities and teachers from an early age. Our specialist facilities include an expansive agricultural learning area, chemistry and biology laboratories, aquaculture centre, dedicated languages (German) room, drama and music suite, and a variety of physical education areas. In recent years there has been considerable investment in information technology infrastructure with the acquisition of interactive whiteboards or data projectors in each classroom. Students in years 9-12 are issued with laptops to assist them with their learning, and all students have access to three dedicated information communication technology suites.
Kingston Community School offers a diverse range of subject offerings consistent with the requirements of the Early Years Learning Framework, Australian Curriculum and South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE), as well as local needs. As such, range of vocational and tertiary study pathways are offered to students, both on and offsite, in order to prepare them for post-school life. Our SACE results consistently exceed state averages and there is a strong tradition of students gaining access to high demand university courses across a wide range of learning areas. In 2015, 100% of eligible Year 12 students achieved their SACE, with a large number achieving an ATAR score of 90 or above. Our senior secondary offerings include: Mathematical Studies, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Modern History, Australian and International Politics, English Studies, English Communication, German (continuers), Information Processing and Publishing, Workplace Practices, Technologies (furniture), Technologies (welding), Agriculture and Horticulture, Child Studies, Food and Hospitality, Physical Education, Nutrition, Research Project A and B.
The library is an outstanding facility available to both the School and community, offering both printed and online resources and access to over 13 million items through the statewide OneCard system. The library promotes lifelong learning and is a friendly place for families to come and share their love of reading with each other. Through the library, Kingston Community School offers early childhood education through Baby Bounce and Playgroup in Schools programs for 0-5 year olds, which promote learning through play and learning in everyday activities. These programs foster literacy and numeracy development, creativity and fun, and encourage families to learn and play together.
Staff at Kingston Community School utilise the teaching standards described in the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers as the benchmark for their performance and are committed to continued professional development, including ICT up-skilling, to ensure students are provided with up-to-date and relevant learning opportunities to activiely engage their interests and prepare them for their future career paths.
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