The King's School Preparatory School
|Location||North Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia|
The King's School is Australia's oldest independent school founded in 1831 by command of King William IV of England. The King’s School, situated on over 300 acres of beautiful park-land in Parramatta, the demographic heart of Sydney, offers all the benefits of city living with ample space for outdoor education.
The King's School is a leader in education and is known for contributing richly to educational and social debate, particularly in the area of boys' education, development of leadership skills, and boarding. It is one of the leading sports and performing arts schools and a member of the 'Great Public Schools' (GPS). King’s offers academic excellence with character development and those values that are consistent with a caring, Christian community. As part of the oldest independent school in Australia, King’s has a wonderful sense of its heritage, yet, also prides itself on innovation, by continuously aspiring to be at the leading edge of learning.
The King's School has established itself as a national leader in the specialisation of boys' education. At King's we understand boys. We channel their energy to create a vibrant and rewarding learning community. Via the School’s unique Fathers' Association, as well as the high proportion of male staff, boys have a strong sense of healthy male role models in and outside the classroom.
The King's School, Preparatory School offers boys the best possible start to school education through dedicated teaching, state-of-the-art resources and facilities, and an education curriculum designed specifically to meet their needs. As a leading Christian school, and through use of the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP), The King's School, Preparatory School provides a learning experience designed to promote personal excellence and nurture students as a whole - mind, body and soul.
Priding ourselves on clear and honest communication, The King's School believes that parents and teachers are partners in the education of the boys. Through this strong partnership King’s is able to provide an ideal environment suitable for all boys to realise their academic and character-based potential, with Christian community values.
Primary Years Programme (PYP)
The King’s School has been an authorised PYP School since 2009. The PYP framework represents best educational practice and enables us to teach all national and state curricula requirements within a transdisciplinary model. King’s is a Christian school which seeks to make an outstanding impact on society. Within our PYP units of inquiry the associated NESA (New South Wales Education Standards Authority) outcomes have been identified, developed and meaningfully incorporated. In this way, NESA requirements are central to our international focus. All students learn Mandarin Chinese through a cultural lens, with a focus on the stories and traditions of China. King’s is committed to lifelong learning and we strive to be outstanding through the quality of our teaching and learning.