The new millennium began with ten classes and an enrolment figure of 260. The school library was briefly closed so that all the books could be put on to the computer system. Several classrooms were painted, along with the principal and vice principal's offices. New carpet was laid throughout the school. Two school concert were held in the hall, with the staff performing 'Olympic Fever'. During the year there was a walkathon, a bush dance, an excursion to the Werribee Open Park Range Zoo, a trivia night, a student disco and a garden party. The school also held a twilight fete. The Olympic Torch was carried down Williamstown Road, so the school made a banner and organised a weekend meeting spot for supporters to gather together. The school's garden won the regional section of the Schools Garden Awards and the judge arrived by helicopter which landed on the oval!

In 2001 the school held its annual fete and the preps enjoyed a visit from the local fire department. Book Week was celebrated, as was a special numeracy day. Grandparents were invited into the junior grades and there was a special assembly to celebrate the Centenary of Federation. The school concert was held in the hall and the music production, again directed by Blagma and Carolyn, was called Dragon Girl.

By 2002 enrolments had climbed to 270 children across 12 grades. Fundraising efforts included both an adult and student trivia night, a bulb drive, a disc, a chocolate drive and Mother's Day and Father's Day stalls. The roof was repaired and the library was repainted. The school also received a grant to build a community garden. Excursions were to the Melbourne Museum and Kryal Castle. Music lessons were also conducted for interested students during class times.

The school canteen officially closed in 2003 and students were then expected to bring their lunch every day. A mathematics competition was held at Genazzano College and Kingsville came 4th out of 50 schools which was a terrific result. Excursions included a Melbourne Symphony concert, the Zoo, Science Works and the Sun Theatre. The Walking School Bus program was launched in August and was featured on Channel 7 News in 2004. The Grade 5 and 6 students spent a week in Canberra as part of the school camp. 

By 2005 there were 286 students at the school. School fees were $110 per student and fundraising days included pizza, munchie stalls, a hot cross bun drive, a bush dance, Mother's day stall, Father's Day stall and a dinner dance at St Augustine's with a disco theme. The school's mission statement was published. Tennis lessons were available one morning a week before school. A new strategy to support the Student Code of Behaviour known as S.O.S (Sort Out Solutions) was introduced, where children would have lunch time detention for 15 minutes and discuss problems and possible solutions one to one with a staff member. Over 200 students attended the school disco and Blagma Veljanoska and Carolyn Withers directed the school production which was titled 'Once upon a time'. The Primary Years Program was launched in 2005, parents formed a gardening club and 108 people visited the school for Grandparents Day. The Grade 5 & 6 camp was at Rose's Gap in the Grampians and mind maps were introduced into the curriculum. A Jump Rope for Heart program was undertaken and student's artwork was on display at Highpoint shopping centre through the Windows on the West exhibition. 

In 2006 the school houses were given names: Blue (Somerville), Yellow (Bishop), Red (Julian) and Green (Cruikshank). The Kingsville Games (based on the Commonwealth Games) were held with Red winning. The swimming program was held at the new Maribyrnong Aquatic Centre and the Premier, Steve Bracks, visited the school on the invitation of student, Mazzy Rose in Grade 1. A new Kingsville logo was launched on the 8th December 2006.

The school began working towards accreditation in the PYP program in 2006. It would however take several years before it was completed. Major building works took place with the construction of a new administration area, while the former admin area reverted back to two re-modelled classrooms with extra spaces for storage. The toilets were altered to incorporate new staff toilets, while the existing car park to the east of the main building was modified and a secondary car park was established near the Somerville Road and Julian Street corner. 

By 2007 enrolments had climbed to 339 students, across 14 grades. The new art room was finally ready to be used, as was the new administration area. The Dinner Dance was themed ‘Cool, Blue and Swinging' and the school concerts were held at the Yarraville Club. The Grade 6 students in 2007 developed a program called Leave Your Mark. A framed Grade 6 windcheater, plus a group photo was one way in which they would leave their mark at the school. Excursions included the Melbourne Zoo, Williamstown Railway Museum, TV's Temptation and a camp to Coastal Forest Lodge for middle grades, and Rose's Gap for upper grades. There were munchie stalls, special lunch days, a crazy hair day, a weekend car rally and a recipe book as fundraisers.

2008 saw enrolments continue to increase to 380 students. Music classes were still being held and the school held its seventh annual dinner dance. The school production was 'Kidsummer's Night Dream' again directed by Carolyn Withers and Blagma Veljanoska. A wild hailstorm washed out half of the cross country carnival at Yarraville Gardens and was so fierce that the school was without power for 3 days! 

Enrolments continued to climb in 2009 with 426 students attending the school, across 19 grades. The school captains were Jasper Hanns and Ingrid Evans. At Monday morning assemblies, in addition to the school oath, the school also added a statement, 'At Kingsville Primary School we acknowledge the traditional owners of this land on which we meet - the Wurrundjeri tribe of the Kulin Nation. We offer respect to the elders of these traditional lands and through them all Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islander peoples'. During the year the school gained full authorisation as an International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program School. From that moment the school could be referred to as an IB World School. Carolyn Withers and Jeff McDonald led the Kingsville staff on their PYP quest, which had begun back in 2005. At the time, Kingsville was one of only forty-five authorised PYP schools in Australia.

Dental Unit

Dental Unit

Ride to School Day

Ride to School Day


School Council as led by Sharone Ciancio (president), Geoff Coates (vice president), Peter Ritchie (correspondence secretary), Moira Junge (minute secretary) and Bill Cunningham (treasurer). Student Angus Campbell came fourth in both the boys 9/10 breaststroke and freestyle, representing the Yarraville District in the Regional Championships. Dave Cooper retired after being the school’s part time handyman for the last ten years. Two school concerts were held at the Williamstown Town Hall with the theme of ‘Lets’s Celebrate’.

On 7the September the school officially opened its new synthetic oval which had cost $225,000 to build, of which the school community raised $25,000 with the rest coming from the National Pride Program. The Royal Australian Navy Band visited the school and we came third in the inter-school athletics carnival held at Newport Park. The Kingsville school band performed at the Yarraville Festival. A new logo for the school was introduced and new signage was erected. Fundraising events included a trivia night, which raised nearly $4000, an Easter raffle, a pizza day, an icy pole day, an annual dinner dance, a Hot March night, a Kid’s Disco (at night), a crazy hair day, a sausage sizzle lunch and Mother’s Day and Father’s Day stalls. Teacher, Tony Wain, organised a knock-out table tennis competition for students which was held at lunch times.

The school celebrated its 90th birthday with a reunion on a Sunday that was attended by close to 400 people. A wide display of photographs, newspaper cuttings, work books and other memorabilia filled the hall. Senior students conducted tours throughout the school. Each child was presented with a special commemorative bookmark. Ethel Waters, who attended Kingsville in 1928, was the oldest returning student. During the reunion, former student Greg Tandy, who attended Kingsville between 1962 and 1968 donated his old school jumper and two school ties. They were added to the school’s collection of memorabilia. The reunion could not have occurred without the organisation of Graeme Hodgart and a special presentation of a photograph of Kingsville was made to him in December 2009.

Kingsville 90 Year celebration quilt/tapestry

Kingsville 90 Year celebration quilt/tapestry

The Grade 5/6 teams won the lightning premierships in bat tennis, cricket, softball and volleyball. The prep to grade two children conducted English online interviews for the first time. Paul Holleman’s Music Program was offering lessons to students during class time. Jeremy McPherson Ballet and Dance School was into it’s ninth year of conducting classes in the school hall four nights a week and on Saturday, involving ballet, jazz, tap and funk. The musical production was The Mikado, featuring 85 students and produced by Blagma and Carolyn. More than fifty students from Wembley Primary School and Kingsville created animations for an educational film called Puddlehush, which also featured Friends of Stony Creek’s regeneration efforts in and around the creek.