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Cranbourne East Primary School

School Profile

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 enrolment at 1278 students. It is 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 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 TV’s), football oval and soccer pitch and indoor gymnasium. There are two sheltered playgrounds as well as a Pirate Ship playground and sandpit 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. The learning programs are led by professional learning communities 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 collaborative team who work effectively with the local community to create a school environment that is cooperative, caring, encouraging of community involvement and which celebrates success.

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.

All staff at Cranbourne East Primary School embark on a journey of continuous learning and reflection to contribute to the evolution of a learning community. Staff have 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 have the belief that they possess the ability to contribute to the creation of a school of excellence.

Our core purpose is to help children grow into lifelong learners and future citizens.

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 situated at No 2 Bowyer Avenue Cranbourne East (Melways ref 134D4).

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