Our Acknowledgement of Country
We acknowledge and respect the traditional custodians of country the Meintangk/Moandick people's on whose ancestral lands we live, learn, work, visit and travel. We respect the elders past and present as we move forward as one nation.
Kingston Community School is a Reception - 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, students and caregivers at Kingston Community School are committed to continuously improving their actions to ensure personalised education for all. The school is committed to fostering partnerships between families, as they are key to supporting student learning. We recognise student voice is vital in this partnership along with disciplinary knowledge and challenging tasks.
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 to engage in future employment and civic life both locally and globally.
All Educators at Kingston Community School have a responsibility to ensure that all young people have the level of literacy and numeracy that enables them to engage with, and succeed in, the world beyond the school gate.
At Kingston Community School we foster a STEM approach, critical thinking, problem solving, creativity & curiosity, communication, teamwork, innovation & entrepreneurship and adaptability.
We believe in success for all.
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, new STEM learning spaces including two makers spaces and a technology hub, a new senior science and science laboratories, dedicated languages (German) room, drama and music suite, a refurbished technologies area with a laser cutter and 3d printers and a variety of physical education areas. In the past years there has been considerable investment in information technology infrastructure with the acquisition of new interactive SMART boards (STEM spaces) 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 two dedicated technology areas, Ipads and computers on wheels (COWS).
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, a range of vocational and tertiary study pathways are offered to students, both on and offsite, in order to prepare them for postschool 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 2018, 100% of Year 12 students achieved their SACE, with four students achieving an ATAR score of 90 or above. One student received an ATAR of 99.0 and another student received a Governor’s Commendation for both academic achievement and service to the school and community. Our senior secondary offerings include: Specialist Mathematics, Mathematical Methods, General Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Modern History, English Communication, Open Access German, Information Processing and Publishing, Workplace Practices, Technologies (Furniture), Technologies (welding), Agriculture, 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 Learning Design Assessment and Moderation (LDAM) processes and STEM learning, to ensure students are provided with up-to-date and relevant learning opportunities to actively engage their interests and prepare them for their future career paths.
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