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Cranbourne East Primary School

School Profile

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Cranbourne East Primary School is an exciting state of the art facility built under the Partnerships Victoria in Schools Project, which opened at the start of 2011. The school is built for a long-term student enrolment of 450 students, however due to ongoing and rapid enrolment growth this figure has been surpassed with current student enrolments hovering at 1120 students. It is highly likely the school will continue to experience rapid enrolment growth.

The school facility brings together the best in contemporary educational design and promotes active student-centred learning through the creation of flexible, functional spaces. Key features of the school include: high expectations for all learners, high quality teaching and innovative learning opportunities based on personalised and inquiry based learning, well-resourced programs, environmentally sustainable and highlighting high level parent and community involvement.

The building is designed around innovative learning spaces and flexible multipurpose learning neighbourhoods. In addition there are cutting edge performing Arts and Science learning spaces, a learning resource centre, Music studio, ICT rich resource hubs (notebook computers, iPads and interactive whiteboards etc), football and soccer ovals and an indoor double court physical education gymnasium. There are currently two playgrounds and a Pirate Ship playground and sandpit with shade areas and environmental wetlands.

Cranbourne East Primary School is a place of outstanding learning and professional practice. It is a happy, exciting and engaging information technology rich learning environment where student centred learning occurs and learning programs are led by professional learning teams who make a real difference and meet the needs of each and every student at a local level within a global setting. Staff at all levels work towards a shared vision as part of a harmonious team that work effectively with the local community to create a school environment that is cooperative, caring, encouraging of community involvement and which celebrates success.

All staff at Cranbourne East Primary School embark on a journey of continuous learning and reflection and contribute to the evolution of a learning community. The staff demonstrate the capacity to deliver the levels of energy, enthusiasm and flexibility to respond to the large workload and face the many exciting challenges that a dynamic and vibrant school entails. Individually and collectively staff contribute to the creation of a school of excellence.

The core purpose is to help children grow into lifelong learners and future citizens. The school is a place that encourages and enables professional learning and effective teamwork as well as developing a strong, welcoming and inclusive school community.

Cranbourne East Primary School is located in the Hunt Club Estate in one of the fastest growth areas in the South Eastern growth corridor. The school is located at No 2 Bowyer Avenue (Melways ref 134D4). 

The school is located on the same site with Cranbourne East Secondary College, Marnebek Specialist School (Outpost) and shares facilities including the gymnasium, theatre, soccer ground and football oval. Shared-use facilities are a valued feature of this school site. A three-room kindergarten and maternal health centre has been constructed by the City of Casey adjacent to the school site.

A differentiated and co-teaching curriculum model is implemented to meet the diverse needs of all students. This model is child centred and operates in a learning environment that encapsulates complimentary alignment of space, pedagogy, belief and values. The cutting edge, purpose-designed facilities reflect a twenty-first century educational approach to teaching and learning through the provision of open flexible learning areas capable of catering for a range of student groupings.