The strong involvement and support of the school community at Kent Park contributes significantly to the learning, engagement and personal development of the students. Community members are widely involved in the school through the School Council, classroom support programs and the facilitation of the Uniform Shop, Canteen, BookClub and School Banking.

Parent Involvement

At Kent Park Primary School parents and school staff are strong partners in the children’s education. We encourage all parents and guardians to be involved as active community members, to include helping in the classroom, canteen and on excursions. By interacting with the school and wider community parents gain a firsthand understanding of how our school operates and the rhythm of school life. Parents participating in school community activities build on their skills and confidence, develop friendships and work collaboratively with others interested in supporting the school. These hardworking and enthusiastic parents support a range of events throughout the year that help raise community funds to enhance our school resources, operations and facilities, to include

  • Whole school community projects such as vegetable gardens
  • Air conditioners in classrooms
  • Soft fall mulch for the playgrounds
  • Playground equipment and classroom resources
The students continue to benefit significantly from the involvement of their parents. We appreciate the tireless efforts and dedication in assisting and supporting a variety of special activities to include special annual events such as Father’s and Mother’s Days stalls, Footy Day lunches and the Year 6 Graduation Dinner.
We look forward to the ongoing support from parents in our school community in a range of capacities to ensure that our partnership continues to provide the best possible learning environment for our students.

School Council

Parent members of the school community are invited and encouraged to consider the role of School Councillor. School Council meets at least eight times in each year, and at least once per school term. Meetings are generally restricted to approximately 2 to 2.5 hours duration. A number of subcommittees are formed each year and the term of office for all members is two years. Subcommittee meetings are held on the same evening as Council.

A School Councillor

  • Generally stimulates interest in the school in the wider community
  • Participates in the development and monitoring of the school strategic plan
  • Develops, reviews and updates school policies
  • Develops, reviews and monitors the Student Engagement Policy and the School Dress Code
  • Raises funds for school-related purposes
  • Approves the annual budget and monitors expenditure
  • Maintains the school’s grounds and facilities
  • Enters into contracts (e.g. cleaning, construction work)
  • Reports annually to the school community and to DEECD

Junior School Council

Junior School Council is a student group consisting of Grade 5 and 6 students, that represent and act as a voice for the students at Kent Park Primary School.
The JSC meets regularly to discuss and plan for upcoming events, share ideas for the school and represent their peers. Throughout the year, JSC representatives have organised our Pyjama Day and introduced our school drop in room for parents and members of the school community.
Junior School Council is a special leadership opportunity that students take great pride in. JSC representatives are able to take on the challenge of student leadership and make a big difference to the school community.

2020 JSC Leaders

Kimberley Olofsson
William Heron
Isabelle Antonopoulos

Before & After School Care Program

Our school has partnered with an independent provider TheirCare to provide Before and After Care services to our school community.

The program services the children in the school from 0700am in the morning until 0845am and operates from 1530pm each day until 1800pm. Families wishing to use this service can visit the TheirCare website: Families are also eligible for a Government rebate which reduces the cost per session. Further information can be obtained by ringing TheirCare on: 1300 072 410.

TheirCare provides a stimulating and safe environment for all children and an environment where children enjoy their time in their program. During sessions children develop life skills, friendships, confidence and creativity through play.