Port Kennedy Primary School opened in 1996, catering for students in Kindergarten through to year 7. In 2017 we proudly became an Independent Public School catering for students in Kindergarten to year 6 and we pride ourselves on providing an exceptional service to our families and local community. We have a strong affiliation with the Royal Australian Navy, in particular the HMAS Stirling and offer a Defence Force Transition Aide for children with parents who are in the forces. Our 4 factions are named after submarines: Rankin, Collins, Sheean and Waller.
The school has a passionate and predominately experienced staff, with some having been foundation staff members in 1996. Our staff are dedicated to providing a broad and inspiring curriculum that challenges and meets the learning needs of our students, with an emphasis on Literacy and Numeracy. We have a variety of specialty staff which enables the school to offer specialist programs that include Music, Physical Education and Science. A LOTE program will start in 2018 for students in year 3, with it rolling out yearly afterwards.
Port Kennedy prides ourselves on our CHAMPS initiative, standing for Caring, Healthy, Active, Motivated, Positive, School. This encourages our students and school community to engage in a warm, caring and friendly environment. We have a strong anti-bullying policy and with appropriate measures in place to support this. Our school Chaplain engages with students on a needs basis and runs different programs each term focussing on building confidence and coping skills.
Classrooms are comfortable and encourage learning with wet areas for arts and crafts in each teaching block. Music and Science have specialist classrooms with Science boasting an aquaponics centre and a vegetable garden. Phys Ed is taught on our Basketball courts, in our renovated undercover area and on the oval which is a dual use facility and managed in conjunction with the City of Rockingham and our Kindergarten and Pre Primary students love to play in our new Nature Playground. Our school is fully air-conditioned providing a pleasant learning environment throughout the year.
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