Why Choose Kallista Primary School?
Kallista Primary School is located in the beautiful Dandenong Ranges National Park, only five minutes from Belgrave. We provide a safe and secure school environment, founded on our values of Respect, Trust, Compassion, Creativity and Perseverance. Our teaching and learning program is based upon the Victorian Curriculum, which recognises the importance of creating schools in which children are happy and develop resilience and self-confidence. Kallista Primary School is a happy and caring school, where we model respect, and teach values and positive behaviours throughout classrooms and in all aspects of school life.
Within our students we seek to develop curiosity and a readiness to learn, the skills to think critically and to appreciate life, the confidence to try new things and the resilience to persevere. We provide a range of authentic leadership roles and responsibilities across the school, such as School and House Captains, Kallista Student Representatives, Monitor roles, and the ‘Buddies’ program. Our weekly assemblies are student led and our senior students also organise term sporting days and special fundraising days for worthwhile causes.
Children at our school learn through a balance of explicit teaching and purposeful inquiry learning. Our students develop skills, knowledge and understandings across the Victorian Curriculum, with a strong emphasis on developing sound foundations in literacy and numeracy. Classroom teachers at our school use ongoing assessments of student learning to inform their teaching, using this knowledge to teach students at their point of learning need. Opportunities for extension and intervention in student learning takes place within the classrooms where Individual Learning Plans are developed for students operating above and below the Standards. In special cases, intervention programs are provided such as Toe by Toe and Bridges for Literacy, and QuickSmart for Numeracy. We also have caring and experienced Education Support Staff assisting within classrooms.