Kingston-on-Murray Primary School provides a positive and supportive learning environment for all students from reception to year six.
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 (4-6) Learning Areas, and support is offered in groups or 1;1 driven by the regularly obtained student data. Mrs Rachael Thomson, Mr Phillip Lawson and Mrs Kara Voigt (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 SSO Kerry Albrecht-Szabo assisting within the classrooms to support individual or small groups of students. Miss Sheridan Heinze is a key part of the staff team as the Finance Officer while Dinah Wisniewski is our Administration Officer 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 Kara Voigt
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
Kara Voigt is in her 10th year of teaching and second year of Principal at Kingston-on-Murray Primary School. Kara has previously held positions as a coordinator of Literacy and Numeracy and is passionate about these two key areas. Kara currently teaches Physical Education, Health, Literacy and Art in the Echidna and Bilby Learning Areas. Kara is energetic about learning and ensuring each student is given the skills to be successful in all areas of life. Kara loves the small community feel that Kingston-on-Murray provides, and the wonderful learning opportunities the students receive.
Mr Phillip Lawson is in his seventh year of primary school teaching, and this is his fifth 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 4-6), and also supports R-6 student learning in STEM, HASS, Science and Spanish 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.
Mrs Rachael Thomson has joined the Kingston on Murray staff in 2021. Previously she has taught in junior primary classes at Ramco Primary school and subsequently Barmera Primary School.
Rachael currently teaches R- 2 on Monday-Thursday in the Echidna Learning Area.
Having grown up in the Riverland, Rachael is passionate about the benefits that a close schooling community can offer and will work to ensure a strong link between families and the school is maintained.
Mrs Thomson is committed to ensuring each student has the opportunity reach their full potential.
Finance/ Administration SSO
Miss Sheridan Heinze began her role as finance officer at Kingston-on-Murray Primary School in January, 2022. She is also the Finance Officer at Loxton North School. Prior to this she worked at Loxton Primary School in a combined role incorporating Administration Officer and Kitchen Garden Specialist for over 10 years.
Sheridan loves the warmth and sense of belonging that comes from working in a small community school.
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 and Numeracy 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.
Dinah Wisniewski has been a School Services Officer at Kingston-on-Murray Primary School since mid 2019. Her current role is Administration duties and maintaining the library. Dinah’s previous role at Kingston-on-Murray was facilitating a Literacy and Numeracy intervention Programme, working with students with special needs and learning difficulties and in-class support in the Bilby Learning Area. Dinah is looking forward to her new role this year and happy to remain a vital part of our school community.
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.
Josh has become our Groundsperson in 2022 and takes pride in his work and our magnificent grounds. We have enjoyed getting to know him and sharing our ideas for the future. He is a projects man and loves to always have something on the go. Josh attended Kingston-on-Murray PS so we know this place means a lot to him and he will do a fabulous job.