Kingston Primary School Community Association

The Kingston Primary School Community Association is a volunteer based committee made up of parents/carers and family members of students, staff members and members of the community.

The functions of the association as representatives for the school community are:

  • to participate in the formulation and development of
    (a) a set of beliefs, values and priorities for the school and
    (b) the school policies and code of conduct
  • to provide advice and recommendation to the principal in relation to general operations and management of the school
  • to participate on the selection panel in respect to any advertised permanent vacancy for the position of School Principal
  • to foster cooperation among teachers and support staff, students, members of the school association and the community
  • to provide advice and recommendation to the DoE Secretary on any matter relating to policy
  • to approve the school budget

The association currently consists of 5 parent members, 4 staff members, 1 community member and the school Principal as follows:

Parent Members                                                  

Alicia Townsend

Amy Millhouse

Deb Kingston

Emma Etherington

Georgie Sloan

Staff Members

Dave Kilpatrick (Principal)

Carolyn Dunstan

Dorothy Raymond

Tania Virieux

Vicki Bygrave

Community Member

Aileen Lyle

Current position holders on the committee are:

Chair               Alicia Townsend

Vice Chair      Georgie Sloan

Treasurer       Deb Kingston

Secretary       Emma Etherington

Any member of the school community can attend meetings of the association and any sub-committees.

Current sub-committees include:

  • Fundraising Committee
  • Fair Committee
  • Uniform Committee
  • Behaviour Management Review Committee

The association also assists in the operations of:

  • the school uniform shop and the
  • school canteen

These are staffed and managed by volunteers from our school community.

Fundraising Committee

The fundraising committee support programs within the school including:

  • the Aquatic Program for Kindergarten – Grade 2 and for Grade 6 students
  • financial assistance to students in state sports teams and extra-curricular activities
  • the school Breakfast Club program
  • equipment purchases
  • the school discretionary fund used to assist families in need
  • the Grade 6 leavers event

The Kingston Primary School Association’s current focuses are based around providing support to the school as it undergoes several reviews in 2016.

The KPS Association meets six times per school year and holds an AGM in April. Meetings are held at 6.30pm in the school library. Agenda items and dates are published in the school newsletter in the week prior.