Keilor Heights Primary School is located in the north-western suburb of East Keilor, in the municipality of Moonee Valley, approximately 16km from Melbourne’s CBD. It is situated within a quiet residential area on an attractive treed site of approximately two hectares. The school has high quality facilities, including a library, multi-purpose inquiry centre, a dedicated performing arts room, teacher resource room, gymnasium, two full sized netball courts with lights, a canteen and renovated classrooms. The grounds are attractive and include an outdoor amphitheatre, sensory garden, landscaping, student-produced artworks and garden sculptures. The school is currently undertaking extensive works to upgrade the oval with a complete synthetic surface and athletics track and will be able to accommodate football and soccer.
The vision of Keilor Heights Primary School (KHPS) is to create a happy, safe and supportive learning environment for all students which will inspire them to challenge and achieve their personal best. We are a School Wide Positive Behaviour School (SWPBS) and focus on the 'whole child', which includes the academic, social and emotional development of every student, with a focus on developing critical thinkers and lifelong learners. This mantra drives the school improvement agenda. The school motto of 'Aiming for Excellence' guides the daily interaction and ensures that there is a strong partnership between home, school and the local community.
Keilor Heights Primary School is a zoned and therefore enrolments are from within our catchment area, with a current enrolment of 406 students. We pride ourselves for our inclusiveness and acknowledge and celebrate the diverse cultural backgrounds of our students and families.
The school leadership team consists of a Principal and Assistant Principal, who work with the School Improvement Team, (two Learning Specialists and Year Level Leaders), driving Curriculum, Student Wellbeing and school priorities across the school.
The school structure is a combination of Straight Year Levels and Multi-Age classes to support the social and academic needs of our students, promoting student leadership, responsibility and collaboration. The specialist program includes Visual Arts, Physical Education and Italian (LOTE) this will be extended to include Performing Arts in 2022. The school also provides a large number of support and intervention programs for academic and social and emotional growth, supported by Education Support Staff, School Chaplain and Speech Therapist. Students have the opportunity to participate in Instrumental Music Tutoring provided by external providers. Keilor Heights Primary School has an extensive sporting program including Inter-School Sports for our senior students. All students also have the opportunity to be involved with House Athletics, Swimming, School Choir, Clubs/Interest Groups, Student Representative Council, Student Leadership, camps and excursions.
There is a strong focus of incorporating technology into the classroom to enhance learning, with students from Foundation - 2 utilising school owned devices and the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program implemented in Years 3 - 6.
The school is fortunate enough to have forged strong community relationships, being heavily supported by an active Parents and Friends Association, School Council and Buildings and Grounds Committee. These committees have taken a leading role in the development of the school's external environment, through the development of the old canteen and renovating it to a high quality Out of School Hours Facility, the organisation of working bees, applying and successfully obtaining grants to undergo larger projects such as the new hall, netball courts and oval re-development.