At Kingston Primary School, with the support of Foodbank WA, we offer a Breakfast Club to all students. The menu includes weetbix, fresh and tinned fruit, banana smoothies, yoghurt and Vegemite toast. In the cooler months we hope to include beans or spaghetti on toast and hot chocolate. At the moment we are operating every Wednesday, but will include more days as time goes on. The Breakfast Club is an inclusive, whole school event and all students welcome
Benefits of consuming a regular nutritious breakfast
– Consistent memory function improvement (attention span, recall, concentration)
– Improves natural growth and development
– Positively influences mental wellbeing - can reduce chances of students developing mental health problems in early adulthood
Anticipated Impact of KPS Breakfast Program
– Improved student nutrition
– Improved academic achievement
– Improved concentration, readiness for learning and productivity in classwork
– Reduced behaviour issues
– Reduced food insecurity and financial strain in low socio-economic families
– Healthy habits developed that carry into adulthood
– Better social relations with other students
– Improved awareness/management of children’s social issues through forming relationships with staff
– Sense of belonging and safety
– Improved physical health
– Improved mental health
– Improved nutrient intake, academic, social and emotional outcomes
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The Kingston Dawn Service has become a great tradition. Kingston Primary School welcomes members of the community where we gather to pay our respects at dawn. Historically, each student contributes to the unique commemorative artwork around the flag pole and the active P&C put on a free community breakfast following the service. In recent times due to pandemic protocols, we have experimented with different ways of holding this service, including via video feed and live crosses around the school. We hope to return to a community event in the future. The school has won numerous state and national ANZAC awards for its excellence in this area.
Kingston Primary School celebrates Harmony Day in March each year focussing on the key message that Everyone Belongs.
Students are encouraged to dress in orange on the day or wear a traditional costume from a country they are connected to. A whole school activity is shared through the week reinforcing our Unity and Harmony.
This year each class participated in an art activity drawing their friend or peer’s face while observing what is the same about them and celebrating what is different. They were encouraged to express the virtues or positive qualities shown by this friend. These were put on display in the library.
The World Peace Flame was shared with each class through a mindfulness activity. This supported the new program of The Resilience Project and reinforced our core Virtues curriculum through Kindness and Caring.
National Reconciliation and Sorry Days
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At Kingston Primary School we hold culturally friendly yarning circles with our students, parents and the wider school community. The Yarning Circle represents our commitment to supporting and sharing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders cultures; as well as acknowledging the connection between Kingston Primary School and Country. A yarning circle is a harmonious, creative and collaborative way of communicating. All participants are provided with an opportunity to speak in a safe non-judgemental place and share their strengths in an inclusive and collaborative learning environment. Yarning together allows us to build trusting relationships with our school community and provide a safe place to be heard and to respond.