Frequently Asked Questions
King’s is a highly sought after school and as such we encourage early applications to increase the likelihood of securing a place for your child in your preferred entry year.
King’s is a Christian School that strives to provide excellence in a range of academic, sporting and cultural programs in a caring Christian community. While all families are welcome, those who actively support the Christian mission and purpose of the community are given priority at enrolment.
At King’s we believe that every student is made in the image of God. Therefore the unique needs of every child are the primary concern of King’s. The mission of a Christian school is the spiritual, educational, emotional, social and physical development of every child in a holistic way.
There are a number of opportunities throughout the day where our Christian faith is demonstrated:
- Daily devotions and bible reading in classrooms by our students
- Weekly devotions by all staff
- Christian education classes
- In our Junior School, grace and prayers are said before fruit time and before lunch
- One lesson per week on Faith Studies
- Holy Week activities and service
- Weekly Chapel for all year levels, where praise and worship songs are performed
- Lunchtime prayer and activity groups
- Many fundraising initiatives which are Christ-centred
It is compulsory for all students to be involved in all school based religious activities. Our Christian faith is fully integrated into the life of King’s.
At the top of the application form you will see that it asks for two written family character references to be supplied along with your application form.
If you are an active member of a Church we ask that you provide a written character reference from the Pastor of your Church, explaining your involvement in church.
If you are not active members of a Church, we ask that you simply supply two references from people that know you well. This could be a family member, family friend or perhaps a work colleague. The reference is just so we have an understanding of you as a family.
A number of weekly sports are offered and include basketball, netball, football, cricket and futsal.
The SACSA competitions include nine A-side football, athletics, basketball, cross-country, netball, soccer, swimming, table tennis, touch football and volleyball.
King’s is part of the South Australian Primary Schools Amateur Sports Association (SAPSASA) - Salisbury East District, allowing students to compete for the school in competitions against other local schools. Following these competitions, some students are selected to represent the district at state competitions.
The King’s Early Learning Centre opened in January 2020, influenced by the inspirational early childhood, educational work and philosophies from Reggio Emilia, Italy. The centre caters for children aged from three years to school-aged children. It will share the same philosophies, policies, practices and curriculum of King’s.
While ELC is a potential pathway into Reception, enrolment in the ELC and enrolment in Reception at King’s are two separate entities. Whilst we encourage you to apply for both the ELC and Reception, we cannot guarantee acceptance into Reception based on your enrolment in the ELC.
Yes, Keithcot King’s OSHC offers an after school care program for both Keithcot Primary and King’s Baptist schools. It is located onsite at Keithcot Farm Primary School right next door to King’s for easy drop off and pick up. Holiday programs are also offered.
At King’s we offer extensive extra-curricular programs including:
- Performing Arts
- Hip Hop
- Music Tuition
- Chess Club
- Strings Club
- Children’s University
- School Gym
King’s is blessed with a very talented and dedicated team of instrumental music teachers. Lessons are available for the following instruments:
- Acoustic & Electric Guitar
- Bass & Amplifier
- Double Bass
Learning Enrichment, for our highly-able students, is implicit in all classrooms and is the responsibility of all teachers. Catering for the highly-able at King’s is not seen as a standalone program or a model of removing children from their classrooms to access specialist support within the Australian curriculum.
We are inclusive of all students, hence the development of our King’s Learning Support Centre - which specifically provides support for students with an intellectual disability, or those who have significant or complex learning needs or severe expressive or reception language delay.
King’s does not have its own school bus; however, the Adelaide Metro Route 545, 545X or 566 bus routes stop right outside King’s (bus stop 57/58 and 59).
There is also a LinkSA bus service from Houghton to Golden Grove. For more information, please view the LinkSA website.
The laptop program begins in Middle School, where families will purchase a school for Year 7-Year 9, and again for Senior School for Year 10-Year 12. Participation in the laptop program is compulsory.
We have a large contingency of parent volunteers at King’s and we always welcome any new parents to journey along side us. Once parents have undertaken our parent volunteer training and they have provided a police clearance, they are able to assist in a number of ways in the classroom and throughout the School.
We offer a discount for fees paid a full year in advance (4%).