A strong foundation for life-long learning

At Kallista Primary School we provide a supportive and respectful learning environment, where our skilled and dedicated teachers develop positive relationships with the children in their care. Teachers understand the learning needs and personal interests of their students, and know how to engage their curiosity to inspire learning.

The most powerful way to help students learn is to equip them with the skills to think deeply and independently, so they develop their ability to discover and make connections for themselves—to become life-long learners. From Foundation to Year 6 at KPS, our students develop knowledge, skills, and confidence through a broad range of core curriculum including:

Fundamental knowledge and skills in numeracy and literacy, complemented by THRASS, Bridges Literacy Program, Toe by Toe, and Quicksmart Maths
Languages Other Than English (LOTE)- Japanese
Visual Arts
Health and Physical Education
Music and Performing Arts
Integrated Inquiry, incorporating Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM), and Humanities
The Stephanie Alexander Kitchen-Garden Program

A unique natural environment…

Kallista Primary School is nestled in Sherbrooke Forest within the Dandenong Ranges National Park, one of the most beautiful natural environments in Australia. Our children enjoy the benefits of this remarkable setting, with its clean air, abundant wildlife, and interesting spaces in which to play and explore.

Echidnas, lyrebirds, kookaburras, parrots and cockatoos visit our grounds, and our students take guided walks in the forest to learn about the geography, flora and fauna of our local area. It is a wonderful place to grow

Our facilities include

Spacious and attractive play areas, including an oval and hard court areas for ball sports. We have a mix of natural play-scapes, using recycled and construction parts for creative and social play, and modern age appropriate play equipment
A beautiful and well-resourced kitchen, with a kitchen garden and ‘Chookingham Palace’ for our chickens!
Fully air-conditioned classrooms
A General Purpose Room used for Before and After School Care, whole school assemblies, and Physical Education
The Library, Computer Lab, Instrumental Music Rooms, Art Room with Kiln, and Language Room