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

Kallista Primary is a friendly, nurturing school community, and we welcome you to take a look around our Kallista Primary School website to learn more about our school.

You will find enrolment forms and information on the Enrolments page, along with virtual tour videos that we hope will highlight the way we work and learn together at our unique ‘school in the forest’.

Our school values were identified by a consultation process with our school community in 2018, and they are: Respect, Trust, Compassion, Perseverance and Creativity. These values guide our decision making, processes and practices, and the way we behave towards each other as a whole community- our words and actions mean so much.

At Kallista Primary School we believe: ‘We all have a right to feel safe and happy at school.’ If you are considering enrolling your child at our school, please take a look at the Child Safe information, and the other policies on our website. These documents are very important to us, and guide every school community member to know and understand how we operate at our school. These documents guide our work and practice with our students, staff, and community.

Our educators, teachers and education support staff, are caring, knowledgeable, and approachable professionals, who demonstrate a high level of dedication to student wellbeing and learning. We have knowledgeable and passionate staff appointed to the roles of Indigenous Education, Literacy and Numeracy Coordination, and Disability Inclusion Coordination. Every child deserves every opportunity at our school and is supported by a differentiated and engaging curriculum, with adjustments and accommodations made to support students to reach their full potential.

We are not as far away as you might think!
You will find us just five minutes from Belgrave station, in the beautiful Sherbrooke Forest, on the Kallista round-about.

We are taking enrolments now and invite you to call us on 03 9755 2633, to arrange a personal tour around our wonderful school!

Warm Regards

Chris Finighan

Kallista Primary School enjoys a safe, secure and enriching learning environment. Its experienced team of dedicated, caring professionals and strong community support contribute to the warm and stimulating education program where children are able to succeed.

We are proud of our students’ achievements and the school’s excellent reputation.

We warmly welcome all parents to arrange an appointment by telephoning the school on (03) 9755 2633 to have a tour of the school with our Principal, Mrs Chris Finighan.

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

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

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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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We believe that communication between school and home is key to successful learning partnerships. KPS uses Compass 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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In 2018, Kallista Primary celebrated 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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Kallista Primary School on Compass

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Days of Extreme & Catastrophic Fire Danger Ratings

In the interest of the safety of our students, families and staff, Kallista Primary School will be closed on days where the Fire Danger Rating is Extreme and Catastrophic, as per DET policy.

On days where the Fire Danger Rating is Extreme, students have the option to relocate to Fairhills Primary School, Ferntree Gully. Please note that on Catastrophic days, there will not be a relocation option.  For more information, click here.

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.

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.