Our History

Kew East Primary School officially opened on 25th April 1892. The school relocated to its current site on Kitchener Street in 1923, with the addition of the three-storey brick building in 1929. In the early 1920s, Kew East Primary became a Central School, offering secondary classes until district high schools were established. Additional buildings, including a canteen, library, Rural Training School (now demolished), classrooms, and a new library in 1973, were added to the site over the years.

The Kew Music Centre, constructed in 1978, was a joint community project involving the Kew East Primary School Council, Kew City Council, Kew Citizens' Band, St. Anne's School, and the Kew East Band Parents' Association. The Kew East Primary School Brass Band, established in 1930, continues today with notable success.

We take pride in our school motif, depicting fledglings spreading wings, symbolising the transition from the nurturing environment of home to the vast world. It embodies the support and guidance provided to our students as they embark on their journey onward and upward to the future, reflecting our aspirations for them to be vigorous, skilled, and resilient individuals.

Kew East Primary School boasts a rich history in education and offers diverse educational experiences for all students, with a focus on developing the whole child. Our extensive school grounds feature dedicated play spaces and playgrounds for junior and senior students, a large school oval, junior and senior sandpits, outdoor basketball courts, and serene areas surrounded by well-maintained gardens. Additionally, our modern indoor basketball court supports Physical Education classes and school assemblies. We are continually exploring how to further enhance and modernise our school facilities.

All classrooms are well-resourced with computers, iPads, and interactive whiteboards to enhance learning and foster innovative teaching practices.