Developing internationally minded learners


A Message From The Principal

I extend a warm welcome to all families new to McKinnon Primary School and to those families associated with the school for some time.

We are totally committed to make each child’s stay at primary school a rewarding and successful one. This will be the responsibility of all – students, parents and staff, to establish a working partnership towards common objectives.

We hope that your association with the school will be a long and happy one. We invite you to participate in all our school programmes and activities and look forward to seeing you around the school working for the benefit of the children. Please consider our requests for you to be involved with the School Council and Parents’ Club; to be part of the activities around the school – the social events, the working bees, the fundraising events and the committees; to be involved in classroom activities – reading excursions, programmes; help in the library. Your children will benefit from your involvement.

Simone Eirth


Our Vision

McKinnon Primary School is committed to developing internationally minded learners in a safe and nurturing environment, where students are empowered to develop 21st century skills and attitudes.




School Definition- International-Mindedness

At McKinnon Primary an International-Minded person:

  • Has an appreciation for the interconnectedness of our world and that our actions and choices affect others.
  • Understands their global responsibility and cares for the planet and all its people.
  • Has an open-minded nature that allows them to develop respect for the complexity of culture.

Ultimately, students have the ability to look at the world critically and take action.


International Mindedness


Our Mission

The teaching and learning culture at McKinnon Primary School inspires learners to inquire, reflect and understand in an inclusive and safe environment.

An ongoing partnership between home and school is established and nurtured for every child to foster their social, emotional, physical, intercultural and academic development. Each child is supported to reach their full potential.

Students are motivated to become active life-long learners who develop respect, compassion, caring and understanding for their role as global citizens.


International Baccalaureate

Mission Statement

The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.

To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment.

These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.


School Council Overview

The School Council consists of 8 parent representatives, 3 Department representatives, and 1 community representative for the school community and the Principal as Executive Officer. The council meets at least twice each term, with at least eight meetings held in any year.

Sub-Committees of School Council are:

  • Building and Grounds
  • Communication and Marketing
  • Education
  • Finance
  • Parents Club

Parents/Carers are encouraged to become members of School Council and its sub-committees. By attending these meetings, parents/carers can actively participate in strengthening McKinnon Primary School.

Parents/Carers are welcome to attend meetings as observers, unless a meeting has been declared closed by the Council.

School Council members  are:

  • Simone Eirth DET Executive Officer/Principal
  • Natasha Hosein, School Council President (Parent)
  • Susan Miles, Vice President (Parent)
  • Louise Schirmer, Secretary (Parent)
  • Wayne Kitney, Treasurer (Parent)
  • Rebecca Newboult, Parents Club,
  • Suzanne Khatib, DET
  • William Meng, DET
  • Molly Sweeney, DET
  • Helen Georgiou, Parent
  • Soeren Lange, Parent
  • Ranjula Nanayakkara, Parent
  • Clement Yeung, Parent

Sub-Committee Convenors:

  • Building and Grounds-Simone Eirth
  • Communication and Marketing-Natasha Hosein
  • Education-Suzanne Khatib
  • Finance- Wayne Kitney (Treasurer)
  • Parents’ Club- Rebecca Newboult



















Term Three Sub-Committee Meeting Times

Month Buildings & Grounds      Education McKinnon PS 90th Celebration

Mon 13th

5:00 pm

Tues 14th

8:00 am

Wed 15th

8:00 am


Mon 10th

5:00 pm

Tues 11th

8:00 am

Wed 12th

8:00 am





Hi Everyone

Welcome back to post-isolation schooling and congratulations on an awesome Term 1.  It has been an absolute pleasure seeing everyone back at school – meeting new families and reuniting with returning families.  I am reminded daily of what a wonderful community we have!

It feels like things are indeed returning to ‘normal’ and activities, both in and out of the classroom, ramping up.   Part of the secret to McKinnon’s success with student outcomes is the very strong partnership that exists within the community and we’d love to see that continue to grow. In-class assistance, Parent Club activities – such as fundraisers, (school council) committee involvement, information evenings… there are so many ways to get involved and we hope to see as many of you as possible throughout the year.

If you ever you have any questions, you can always reach out to the school: 

If you’d like to get involved in council committees or to find out more about how to get involved, you can reach me at:  (or just come up and say ‘hi’!).

Have a safe, enjoyable term break and we look forward to seeing you in Term 2. 

Warm regards, 

Natasha Hosein

School Council President, on behalf of the School Council