Kensington Primary School, located four kilometres from the centre of Melbourne, is one of the oldest schools in Victoria. It has served its vibrant and rapidly changing inner city neighbourhood since 1881 and is proud of the role it plays in community life today. The school community believes that a diversity of cultures and values brings a richness to the school, developing tolerance and understanding and exposing students to other ways of thinking. Just under half of the students are from language backgrounds other than English. The school community includes a significant number of families from Horn of Africa countries as well as smaller numbers from Asian and European families.