WELCOME TO

Kallista Primary School

A vibrant school positioned uniquely in the beautiful Sherbrooke Forest in the Dandenong Ranges, approximately 45 km from Melbourne CBD.

Principal’s Welcome

At Kallista, we take great pride in cultivating a friendly, caring and creative community of students, teachers and parents. All children experience a well-rounded and stimulating education from Foundation to Year Six.

Our school’s primary learning focus is, of course, teaching the foundations of English and Mathematics.  Our full curriculum provides opportunity to explore the Humanities, Sciences, Information Technology (including Robotics and Coding) and The Arts – including Visual, Performing Arts and Music. All students learn Japanese Language, Health and Physical Education. We place great value in our extensive curriculum and enriching learning opportunities.

Our Students learn about the environment and sustainability through our accredited Stephanie Alexander Kitchen-Garden program – it is the heart and soul of our school.

The development of the whole child is extremely important to us at Kallista Primary School. We are committed to providing our students with a happy and secure environment, where we live by our values of Compassion, Respect, Trust, Perseverance and Creativity.

Christine Finighan
Principal

 Overview

Explore Kallista Primary and learn more about our unique natural playground, enriching learning spaces and inclusive community spirit.

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 Curriculum

Kallista PS offers a well-rounded and stimulating education from Foundation to Year Six. Discover our exciting and comprehensive curriculum.

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 Enrolments

Find out how to enrol, book a school tour, and discover how Kallista Primary will support your child with a happy and settled start at school.

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 Our Teachers

Our experienced teachers and support staff consistently provide outstanding leadership to our student body to ensure positive and engaging learning experiences across the curriculum.

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 FlexiBuzz

We believe that communication between school and home is key to successful learning partnerships. KPS uses FlexiBuzz which is accessible via your computer or smartphone app.

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 Need to know more?

If you can’t find the information you need on our website, our office staff and Principal are happy to answer any additional questions you have about any aspect of our little school in the forest.

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This year, Kallista Primary is celebrating 10 years of participation in the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen-Garden Program. Designed to promote pleasurable food education and teach positive food habits through fun, hands-on learning, the Kitchen-Garden program is the heart and soul of our school.

Supported by a specialist kitchen teacher and specialist garden teacher and horticulturist, all Kallista students have the opportunity to participate in growing, harvesting, preparing and sharing delicious and nutritious food in our purpose built kitchen classroom.

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Our Values

The development of the whole child is extremely important to us at Kallista Primary School. We are committed to providing our primary school students with a happy and secure environment, where we live by our values of Compassion, Respect, Trust, Perseverance and Creativity.

KPS Connections

Kallista students develop an understanding about society beyond our community through participating in social studies and community service. Students have opportunities to connect with our sister schools in Japan, and in Yarralin, which is an Aboriginal community living in the outback Northern Territory.

In 2016, some of our Year 5 and 6 students visited Yarralin with our Principal and their class teacher to spend a week at the Yarralin school, sleeping in their library, attending classes and making special friendships that they will never forget. This year, some of the Yarralin students will stay with us in November. We can’t wait to welcome them into our school community!

At Kallista Primary School, we respectfully acknowledge the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation as the traditional custodians of the land upon which our school resides and we pay our respect to their Elders past and present.