Kingston-on-Murray Primary School provides a positive and supportive learning environment for all students from reception to year seven.
Small School……BIG Opportunities!
At Kingston-on-Murray Primary School, students are involved in varied learning opportunities throughout the school day including daily, explicit Literacy and Numeracy blocks of learning within the Echidna (R-3) and Bilby (4-7) Learning Areas, and specialised Literacy and Numeracy groups catering for individual student learning needs levelled with a focus on Years R-2, 3-5 and 6-7. Ms Megan Hale, Mrs Joanne Bevan, Mr Phillip Lawson, Mrs Rachel Lawson and Mrs Natalie Coote (Principal/Teacher) make up the teaching team at the school, ensuring that students are provided with a range of additional integrated learning opportunities including The Arts, STEM, HPE, HASS, Science and Spanish. The students are well supported in their learning by SSOs, Kerry Albrecht-Szabo, Sarah-Jane Albrecht, Samuel Schiller, Helen Kniter and Amy Sawell, assisting within the classrooms to support individual students, and facilitating Intervention Programmes designed to support students 1:1 with their Literacy and Numeracy learning and understanding. Mrs Bronwyn Foote is a part of the staff team as the Administration and Finance Officer, Mr John Scott is the Groundsman, and Mr Brenton Poole is the Pastoral Care Worker on site at Kingston-on-Murray.
Kingston-on-Murray Primary School prides itself on upholding its four values of RESPECT, RESPONSIBILITY, TEAMWORK and HONESTY. The Governing Council, staff and wider school community work in partnership to ensure that students access a safe and supportive learning environment, where differences are celebrated and achievement is recognised. Individual Learning Plans are developed for each student in collaboration with parents, teachers and the students themselves, ensuring that achievable educational goals are set and reviewed regularly. Kingston-on-Murray Primary School hosts Riverlinx camps throughout the year for other schools who are interested in being involved in Environmental learning programs through accessing and learning about the River Murray, its extensive water and bird life and experiencing all that the Riverland region has to offer.
Mrs Natalie Coote
School Facilities list
- Echidna Learning Area
- Bilby Learning Area
- Vegetable Patch
- Swimming Pool
- Worm Farm
- Tennis/Basketball Court
- Windows Laptops
- Device for Every Student
- Pelican Learning Area
- Recycling Shed
- Promethean Boards
- Smelly Garden
- Eco Pond
- Butterfly Garden
Mrs Natalie Coote has been the Principal at Kingston-on-Murray Primary School since 2016. Whilst fulfilling this role, she also teaches in the Echidna Learning Area (R-3) and teachers R-7 Art on a Monday afternoon. With a background in Special Education, Natalie incorporates different strategies into her teaching and leading to differentiate for individual student learning needs. She shares this knowledge with the team of staff at Kingston-on-Murray, ensuring that individual student learning needs are catered for in a safe and supportive classroom and school environment.
Mr Phillip Lawson is in his fifth year of primary school teaching, and this is his third year at Kingston-on-Murray Primary School. Prior to this he taught for 2 years at Cadell Primary School, and spent a number of years in Adelaide teaching English to adult migrants. Mr Lawson currently teaches in the Bilby Learning Area (Years 4-7), and also supports R-7 student learning in STEM and HPE each week. When not working, he loves spending time with his family, reading, doing work around the house and playing hockey. He is looking forward to continuing to teach at Kingston-on-Murray Primary School and loves the challenge and flexibility of working in a small school in a beautiful location.
R-3 and Specialist Teacher
Mrs Joanne Bevan has been a part of the Kingston-on-Murray Primary School team for 16 years. She currently teaches the Year 3, 4 and 5 specialised Literacy and Numeracy groups on a Monday and Tuesday, and the R-3 students in the Echidna Learning Area on a Wednesday and Thursday. With a passion for Music and Environmental Education, Mrs Bevan trains the school choir in preparation for the Riverland Primary Schools Music Festival and encourages the schools involvement in all aspects of Environmental Sustainability. She has played an instrumental role in the success of our Riverlinx Programme since its inception in 2008 and continues to actively support Environmental learning for all students who visit our school.
Miss Megan Hale currently teaches in the Echidna Learning Area (R-3) on Monday and Tuesdays. Miss Hale joined the Kingston-on-Murray Primary School team in 2019, making the big move from Adelaide. Miss Hale is in her second year of teaching after spending her first year working full time as a Temporary Relief Teacher (TRT) in Adelaide, gaining experience and knowledge working across all primary year levels.
Language Specialist Teacher – Spanish
Mrs Rachel Lawson is our Spanish Specialist Teacher at Kingston-on-Murray Primary School, teaching this language across the school on one day per week. She engages the students in hands on interactive learning opportunities, ensuring that they build a love of language and learning.
Administration / Finance Officer
Mrs Bronwyn Foote has been a School Services Officer (SSO2) at Kingston-on-Murray Primary School since 1987. Her duties are finance, clerical and in the library cataloguing and covering books.
Kerry Albrecht Szabo
Mrs. Kerry Albrecht-Szabo has been a School Services Officer at Kingston-on-Murray Primary School since 2007. Her main role at school is to work with students with special needs and learning difficulties, leading our Literacy Intervention Programme across the school. Kerry works tirelessly to ensure that students gain the most out of their education incorporating all areas of learning. She also assists staff in regular student data collection and maintaining student data records. Kerry enthusiastically runs the school Playgroup which is held every Tuesday morning from 9:00-11:00am on the school grounds, and has done so since 2004. She maintains the school swimming pool that is utilised in Terms 1 and 4.
Miss Amy Sawell is new to Kingston-on-Murray Primary School this year as a School Services Officer. She works part time, providing 1:1 support for students with special needs and learning difficulties in the classroom and whole school environment.
Miss Sarah-Jane Albrecht has been working as a School Services Officer at Kingston-on-Murray Primary School since 2018. She provides 1:1 support for students with special needs and learning difficulties in the classroom and whole school environment, encouraging inclusivity at all times. Sarah-Jane also designs the school Newsletter and supports the school with the implementation of its Hot Shots programme. Her own education was at Kingston-on-Murray Primary School, therefore her passion and commitment to the site is obvious.
Mr Samuel Schiller has been working at Kingston-on-Murray Primary School since 2018 as a School Services Officer. He is currently in the last year of his teaching degree, gaining knowledge and experience through working with students prior to graduating. Sam provides 1:1 support for students with special needs and learning difficulties in the classroom and whole school environment. He is also a qualified Swimming Instructor and runs the Swimming programme each year at Kingston-on-Murray Primary School and neighbouring schools.
Ms Helen Kniter is new to Kingston-on-Murray Primary School this year as a School Services Officer. She works part time, providing 1:1 support for students with special needs and learning difficulties in the classroom and whole school environment.
Mr Scott became the Groundsman at Kingston-on-Murray Primary School in Term 3, 2016. He has years of experience with the Loxton Waikerie District Council and takes a lot of pride in presenting beautiful grounds within our school. He has a friendly, personable nature and we couldn’t do without him.
Pastoral Care Worker
Mr Brenton Poole has been the Pastoral Care Worker at Kingston-on-Murray Primary School since 2015. He also supports students and staff at Cobdogla Primary School and Moorook Primary School, ensuring that he is a constant part of the community. Brenton works in a hands on and interactive way with students each Wednesday, creating lasting outdoor artwork and structures to enhance student learning and connection to the school environment.