Our School

Principal’s Welcome

Welcome to Kerang South and I hope this is the start of a long and happy connection with our school.

I believe that Kerang South is a fantastic place to learn and grow. For many years now, I have been a part of South and I am so proud to be the principal of such a wonderful school.

What sets us apart is that we are a school that welcomes all children. Our vision is for every individual to thrive as a learner and we do this through our community values of learning, growth, inclusiveness, responsibility and community spirit, which all sit under our overarching value of RESPECT. We aim to develop happy, confident, resilient and curious learners.

I like to think of us as a boutique school – big enough to offer everything that a big school can offer but small enough that everyone knows each other like one big, happy family. Wellbeing is extremely important to us. We endeavour to provide a caring, safe and inclusive environment and the qualities we nurture go well beyond just achieving academic excellence. We strive to help every child to reach their full potential and be good citizens and leaders who know how to contribute to making our school an even better place.

We are very proud of our students and the way they embrace new students and make them feel welcome. Their friendliness is noticeable from the moment you step into the grounds.

Our caring and dedicated staff are committed to working together to deliver a comprehensive, challenging and stimulating curriculum which is rich in learning experiences. Art, music, PE, health, languages and the humanities are built around our strong foundations of literacy, numeracy and STEM (we are one of a select number of schools to be a Primary Maths Science Specialist school). We are interested in developing the whole child, as we understand that every child has different abilities, interests and strengths that we need to build upon.

At Kerang South, we are so proud of our warm and welcoming VIBE and invite you to visit our school to experience this for yourself. To find the best fit for your family, it’s important to get a sense for a school. The best way to find out more about our fabulous school, and feel our warm VIBE, is through a visit to see our passionate teachers / ES staff, friendly and engaged students, and vibrant classrooms in action. Our students love meeting visitors and celebrating their work.

We are looking forward to meeting with you soon and having you join our South community to share the learning journey with your child/ren. I am sure you will be impressed by what you see.

Appointments for a tour can be made at any time by contacting the office on 54503900. Our Kerang South Facebook page is also another great way to get a sense of all the wonderful things we have to offer.

Lyn Veall
Principal

Educating, Encouraging and Empowering Our Students (School Motto)

About Us

Welcome to our website where we invite you to share and celebrate our wonderful school and students’ achievements and to share information about what is happening at our school with the wider community, prospective families, current families and past students and their families.

Kerang South Primary School is situated in the southern area of the town, in Mitchell Street, Kerang and opened in 1967. We celebrated our Golden Jubilee (50 years since opening) in 2017.

Our Principal is Ms. Lyn Veall. We currently have 130 enrolments with 6 classes. Approximately one quarter of all students travel in by bus from the surrounding district.The

buildings consist of the main building which holds the principal’s office, business managers office, well equipped library, school canteen, computer/Respectful Relationships/Indonesian room, “chill out room” and multi-purpose learning room and staff room. 8 modern spacious classrooms, new children’s toilet block, art/music/drama room, multi-purpose shed with fully enclosed basketball court, large covered outdoor learning area, several storage sheds and physical education equipment storage room.

The impressive grounds incorporate a full size oval and newly refurbished basketball court, attractive gardens with extensive shading, bike shelter, chook yard and community garden, fitness track and a large variety of play equipment and engaging pirate ship cubby sandpit area.

We offer specialist subjects in Languages (Indonesian), Physical Education, Music/Drama, Art, Respectful Relationships (You Can Do It!) and students have library each week.

Our school enjoys the active support of parents and a strong connection with the local community. Throughout the years, Kerang South has built up an excellent reputation in the town. It continues to produce students who go on to achieve success in various fields of life and it is so wonderful to see many of them returning to our school with their children and grandchildren, along with our new families. That wonderful warm feeling we call “Our VIBE” continues to be a strong feature of our culture and is what makes our school so special.

We welcome all students and strive to teach to their individual needs in a safe, caring and inclusive environment. Everyone who enters our school comments on the warm and welcoming feeling, the friendly and engaged students and the vibrant classrooms. The qualities we nurture and value in our students go well beyond just academic success.

Our School Vision ~ Each individual at Kerang South thrives as a learner,

  • Committed to growing academically, socially and emotionally.
  • Responsible for their own behaviour and its impact on others.
  • Proud of the respect and support given to each other and the community spirit lived each day.

We work together to help every child achieve to their full potential and be good citizens through a comprehensive and engaging curriculum, with a strong focus on English, Maths and STEM.

Our Values

RESPECT – Learning, Responsibility, Inclusiveness, Growth, Community Spirit.

Vision/Vibe

Vision (Intention)

Each individual at Kerang South thrives as a learner.

  • Committed to growing academically, socially and emotionally.
  • Responsible for their own behaviour and its impact on others.
  • Proud of the respect and support given to each other and the community spirit lived each day.

 

Values

At Kerang South Primary School we value:

 

RESPECT: We respect what and how we achieve, the relationships we have and the opportunity for these to evolve.
(The umbrella value that the following sit under)

LEARNING: We are open to learning and using feedback to get things right and do the right things.

RESPONSIBILITY: We are responsible for our own learning and doing what we can do to enable others to learn.

GROWTH: We encourage each individual to grow and to be active decision makers in the focus for and measurement of their achievements.

CONSISTENCY: We provide consistency in the access each learner has to quality teaching.

COMMUNITY SPIRIT:We welcome all learners and the diversity that builds the vibrancy in our community.

Our Staff

Principal
Lyn Veall

Learning Specialist and Grade 3/4 Classroom teacher
Jeannette Teasdale

Business Manager
Gaynor Hudson

Grade 5/6 Classroom teacher
Tania Sutherland

Grade 5/6 Classroom teacher
Kevin Tilley

Grade 2/3 Classroom Teacher
Rebecca Billing

Prep Classroom Teacher
Kym Daglish

1/2 Classroom Teacher
Jason Williams

P.E., Welfare, Respectful Relationships
Narelle McGowan

Specialist Art
Meredith Jones

Specialist Music/Drama + Tutoring
Tara McKenzie

Education Support Staff & Library
Dianne Moon & Karen Manuel

Teacher Aide
Sharon Garner

Wellbeing Dog
Louie

Class Times

& Hours of Supervision

School starts
8:50am (students are not to arrive before 8:30am)

Recess
10:50 – 11:20am

Lunch
1:20 – 2:20pm

Finish time
3:20pm

Assembly is held every Friday morning 8:50 am—9:15am. All welcome to attend.

Parents and friends, please remember to sign in and out via the office iPad if you are visiting the school or students are arriving late/leaving early.

Hours of Supervision

8:30am to 3:30pm
Students are unsupervised outside these times and should not be in the school grounds.