Health and Physical Education Infrastructure
Sport and Leisure Infrastructure
Kalinda Primary School in Ringwood is proud of its investment in the provision of leisure opportunities for its students and for the local community. It works diligently to maintain its reputation for superb grounds and facilities, and continues to establish itself as one of Melbourne’s premier multi-purpose junior leisure facilities. Each of these facilities is available to the local community at extremely competitive rates under hire (one-off use) or licence (regular use) agreements.
With two superb full-size, outdoor synthetic courts, both featuring permanent, pivoting fixtures; each court can fully morph between netball and basketball in a matter of seconds. Both courts also cater for modified tennis. Whilst not flood-lit, the courts do feature emergency-lighting that can be manually controlled to extend playing or training opportunities in the winter months.
The school's playing field is one of very few fields in the region purpose-built for AFL 9’s. Measuring 75 metres long X 37.5 metres wide, the defined playing area is a highly sought-after training base for junior and senior AFL clubs in the local area, and for the school's AFL AusKick program. The playing surface's rectangular configuration also makes the field perfect for soccer, rugby and ultimate-frisbee (amongst others). Modified cricket has also been catered for, with a synthetic cricket pitch centred to achievable, 30 metre boundaries in all directions.
Kalinda's multi-purpose stadium features a substantial reception area, multi-purpose meeting/function/learning space, specialist music tuition room, amenities and outstanding kitchen facilities. Featuring a full-sized, sprung timber basketball/netball court, the multi-purpose stadium can also cater to the requirements of sports from volleyball, badminton and table-tennis (amongst others), to dancing and calisthenics clubs, to hobbyist and craft groups (i.e.: model train exhibitions). The building is used extensively by both the school and wider community.
These three areas (i.e.: the two outdoor courts, playing field and stadium) are united by a landscaped ‘community-hub’, including tiered viewing and ‘mingling’ platforms, BBQ facilities and infrastructure to encourage and support ‘meeting, seating and eating’ for both small groups and large.