Karingal Primary School is located on a large, picturesque site in a well-established residential suburb, close to the City of Frankston, 53 km south-east of Melbourne.
The school's attractive site, with established native trees, contrasts with the local urban environment and the comprehensive shopping complex nearby. Karingal is part of the Central Peninsula School Network and there are four other primary schools, three government and one Catholic, and a secondary college within walking distance of the school.
The current staffing profile includes a vast majority of experienced and some beginning teachers with a diverse range of backgrounds and interests, a reasonable gender balance.
A strong partnership exists between the School Council, the highly professional staff and a dedicated core of supportive parents. There is an active Parents and Friends Association.
At Karingal Primary School policies and programs support a learning environment which places the student at the centre of the school. They encompass a comprehensive curriculum with a strong focus placed on literacy,numeracy and science and the areas of personalised learning and oral language are emphasised. ICT will be used extensively as a tool for learning and student engagement in every classroom including the use of the Ultranet.
Student Well Being and Engagement will have an increased and systematic focus over the next four years and we will see an increased focus on student engagement, attendance and personalised learning for all students in a safe and stimulating environment.
Karingal Primary School is committed to continuous improvement in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in order to develop literate information learners who understand how knowledge is accessed, organised and communicated.
ICT is integrated into curriculum programs at all levels with four computers in each classroom. Classes have weekly access to a computer laboratory of twenty-four work stations.
ENVIRONMENTAL- GROUNDS AND FACILITIES
The Karingal Place has been completed on Wingham Park adjacent to the school. Funding for the project was secured from both the State Government and Frankston Council. The school has three classrooms and two offices within this complex, with access to the full size basketball stadium and kitchen facilities during the day.
Other school facilities include a playing field, basketball, netball and volley ball courts, several shaded adventure playgrounds and a range of passive recreation areas. There are outdoor learning areas, which are shaded and contain seating.
The school has designated Science, Information Technology, Art and Library areas and a multipurpose hall. There is an administration centre including a First Aid room.