Kew Primary School

The traceable history of Kew began with the Wurundjeri where for forty thousand years they had lived in harmony with the land.

Kew Primary School is the oldest school in Kew and was established on November 1, 1870.

The school is noted for the linguistic, cultural, occupational and economic diversity of its community. It is presently flourishing under the leadership of its current Principal. The school’s current enrolment of students represent more than thirty different national and ethnic groups and is provided with one of the best education programs offered by modern schooling systems. Its four Sporting Houses (Turaku, Allunga, Kalban and Jannali) are a lasting reminder of, and a tribute to, its worthy origins with the Wurundjeri.

All students at Kew Primary School participate in a comprehensive, balanced curriculum from Prep to Year 6.

Some features of our school program are:

  • A nurturing community shared by teacher, child and parents
  • Extensive Preschool to Prep Orientation program
  • Broad spectrum of educational opportunities through specialist programs – Visual Arts, Physical Education, French and Performing Arts
  • Highly skilled and enthusiastic staff
  • Excellent Before and After School Care Programs 7.30am-6.30pm
  • Holiday Programs
  • High level of parent involvement
  • Well established and successful Student Wellbeing Program

Literacy and Numeracy programs focused on meeting each child’s individual learning needs
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+61 3 9853 8325
+61 3 9853 3029


Primary Years Programme (PYP)

Kew Primary School is an accredited International Baccalaureate School to teach the Primary Years Program. This program strongly aligns with Kew Primary’s focus on the education of the whole child and their place in the 21st century.

The International Baccalaureate® aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respectOur programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right....

The IB Primary Years Program is an inquiry based approach to Teaching and Learning where teachers guide students to construct new and deeper meaning from their current level of understanding. Curiosity is valued and ideas are respected. Students are encouraged to explore, question, hypothesise, research, gather data, test theories and problem solve around a central idea or understanding.