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

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

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we are unable to arrange on location school tours. However we will be offering telephone tours by calling the school on (03) 97552633.

Phone tours will be available from 14th May 2020.


CLICK HERE to view the Kallista Primary School Information Brochure


CLICK HERE to download the Kallista Primary Student Enrolment Form.


CLICK HERE to view our Foundation Information Booklet


CLICK HERE for the Primary School Transition Parent Information Pack

 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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 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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Days of Extreme & Code Red Fire Danger Days

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 Code Red, 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 Code Red 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.