St Kevinís Primary School is an Independent, Catholic co-educational day school, Preparatory to Year 6. It has been recognized by the Catholic Education Office, Melbourne, as a leading school.
Nestled in a picturesque valley in Lower Templestowe, St Kevinís Primary School is committed to providing an excellent education for all students in a Catholic environment that fosters a contemporary, engaging, challenging, safe and happy environment, where each child is known and valued by all of the dedicated members of St Kevinís staff.
St Kevinís Catholic Primary School has an inclusive orientation to non-Catholic Families, especially Greek Orthodox, non Catholic Christian families, and those who seek a school where faith is understood through a world-view.
Education at St Kevin's enables learners to develop core knowledge, skills and understandings through reflecting, thinking, working creatively, communicating and collaborating, exploring and experimenting, and creating new knowledge. Students are encouraged to develop deep understandings about self and others in the world, and to build learning relationships within and beyond the school community. At St Kevin's students contribute to the community by taking action that matters, and are encouraged to develop a global awareness with a focus on social justice.
St Kevinís Primary School curriculum is based on the Australian Curriculum in Victoria (AusVELS) and the Religious Education Curriculum Framework of the Arcdiocese of Melbourne.
Under the Australian Curriculum, St Kevinís Primary School offers the following learning areas:
- Religious Education
- Health and Physical Education
- Languages- Mandarin
- Humanities and Social Sciences (History, Geography, Civics and Citizenship, Business and Economics);
- The Arts; and
- Technologies (including ICT).
In addition, St Kevinís promotes following cross-curriculum learnings in:
- Aboriginal histories and cultures
- Asia and Australiaís engagement with Asia
- and Sustainability
St Kevinís Primary School offers a unique and enriching learning experience, being a pilot school for elearning and a driver of contemporary education practices.
At St Kevinís Primary School, students and staff have equity of access to a variety of contemporary tools, including:
- Interactive Whiteboards across all classrooms;
- Desktop computers;
- 1:1 laptop program in the 5/6 level
- Mini Acer Aspire Laptops;
- Digital cameras;
- Flip video cameras;
- Access to the online Mathematics program; Mathletics;
- Access to the online English program, Reading Eggs.
As a way of engaging students in online learning, all classrooms at St Kevin's have a learning blog. These blogs are used to deliver curriculum and to showcase student learning. The blogs enable the parent community and wider global community to provide an authentic audience and feedback to students about their work.
- Instrumental music program
- Basketball teams
- Netball teams
- Tennis program
- Student Leadership opportunities
- Kitchen garden
- Annual camps
- Bi-annual Ďbilly cartsí festival
- Lunchtime Clubs
- Social justice actions in support of our two sister schools; Patupat in the Philippines and Manuel Duato in Peru
- Cooking programs
Our daily focus is to create an excellent teaching and learning environment for all. We are committed to developing children with a healthy mind, body and spirit who feel a deep sense of connectedness and belonging to the St Kevinís community. We nurture and develop our students to become successful life-long learners in a welcoming Catholic faith setting.