Home Information From the Principal

Craigburn Primary School was established in 1982 and provides a highly effective education for children from Reception to Year 7.  The school has a wide catchment area with families generally residing in the suburbs of Flagstaff Hill, Aberfoyle Park and Coromandel Valley. A school zone currently exists to allow local children first right of enrolment. We are proudly a school of choice in our community.

We have high expectations of student learning outcomes and this is very much supported by an enthusiastic and dedicated teaching staff. These highly skilled staff bring a blend of expertise and experience, including our specialist teachers in the areas of Music / Performing Arts, German and Physical Education. Other aspects of school life are supported and managed by our very competent school services officers, and departmental support personnel are invited to contribute as required.

Students are accommodated in a combination of brick buildings and transportable classrooms, some offering flexible teaching spaces. Two playgrounds, two netball / basketball courts, an indoor multipurpose hall / gymnasium and a large oval provide play and sporting areas for students during school time and for after-hours school sports. We also offer an Out Of School Hours program which provides a valued service for our parent community.

The school curriculum is based on the Australian Curriculum and covers eight learning areas. Teachers work collaboratively to plan and program a rich learning experience with an emphasis on the development of literacy and numeracy skills, personal wellbeing, and, encouragement for all students to achieve their absolute personal best in learning. There is a whole school approach to using Inquiry Learning Units and developing the skills of 21st century learners. We are certainly proud of our “Professional Learning Community” ethos. We consider our school to be at the “leading edge” with our focus on “Learning with Digital Technologies" that enhance and augment the learning experiences of children. Our Bring Your Own iPad program is well received by the community.

Support and intervention programs are also offered from Reception to Year 7. Each and every child deserves to be in the most supportive learning environment possible, and we ensure that working together with parents, we aim to build and foster a deep "love of learning” in all children.

Craigburn Primary School has a Governing Council with a number of active sub-committees supporting key school priorities. Our school actively encourages parental involvement and community support. Our “community spirit” is alive and well at Craigburn and parents are welcome to participate in many, many different ways.

I believe Craigburn Primary School is a really great school and I commend it to you. I certainly look forward to working with you as a member of our school community now and in the future.

 

Paul Luke - Principal