Kororoit Creek Primary School
130 Tenterfield Drive, Burnside Heights, VIC 3023, Australia
+61 3 8358 0600
|Head of School||Bethany Riseley|
|Language of Instruction||English|
|Co-ed Age Range||3-12|
|Number of pupils||1,473|
|Authorised IB Programmes||IBPYP|
|PYP Coordinator||Blayne Wallis|
Kororoit Creek Primary School is a fully authorized PYP school, catering for 3-12 year olds. The school is a Public Private Partnership, maintained and operated through a partnership of government and private sector companies. Established in a high growth area, the school has grown from 260 students in 2011 to well over 1300 in 2018. We pride ourselves on being a true representation of our community, with over 50 languages and cultural backgrounds.
The school implements the PYP framework underpinned by the Victorian Curriculum, a trans-disciplinary curriculum outlining the key outcomes and expectations of the Victorian Government. The curriculum supports us to unpack the Essential Elements using explicit Scope and Sequence documents, ensuring all students are working within their Zone of Proximal Development. Recent work with Kathy Short has seen us review our Programme of Inquiry and use of the planner to make explicit reference to related concepts. Using these, we are able to connect students at the initial stages of the unit, to ensure authentic engagement with the inquiry.
Being a PYP school, we have a major focus on documented curriculum, assessment and shared pedagogical approaches. We also have a major emphasis on evidence based school improvement strategies. These strategies include the moderation of common student assessment tasks, data collection and analysis as well as evaluation of student learning growth over time. Timely and effective feedback to its community of learners underpins every student's personal learning goals. Teacher professional practice activities are rigorous and differentiated.
With a whole school approach to health, wellbeing, inclusion and engagement, KCPS supports strong community values that underpin its safe and orderly learning environment. These contribute directly to the school's positive standing and high reputation within the immediate and broader area.