Canadian Lead Primary School

will nurture your child's potential and engage them in enjoyable, purposeful and meaningful learning. Developing the head, heart and hands of every student, Canadian Lead Primary School strives to nurture the potential of every child, enhancing their knowledge, skills and wellbeing and promoting a positive and healthy approach to learning and life.


This informative online booklet provides a comprehensive guide to life at Canadian Lead Primary School.
Full of useful information, contacts and school-wide policies, this is your go-to reference for all things CLPS!

If you would rather download a printable PDF version of this guide, you can do so here.

The school values of

Excellence, Responsibility, Respect and Persistence

underpin all activities in the school

Student Learning

These interconnected components each play a distinct role in the process of student learning.

CHILD SAFETY – Our Commitment to Child Safety at CLPS

Canadian Lead Primary School is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people. This will be the primary focus of our care and decision-making. Canadian Lead Primary School has zero tolerance for child abuse.


The Victorian Curriculum F-10 is the new curriculum for Victorian schools. It incorporates the Australian Curriculum and reflects Victorian standards and priorities.


The Walker Learning Approach is based upon decades of research about play-based and personalised learning and social constructivism. It is a total approach to teaching and learning which combines the need for children to be active participants in their learning (through hands-on and creative exploration and investigation) which sits alongside formal instruction. There is explicit teaching and development of not only literacy and numeracy skills and knowledge, but also the range of vital social, emotional and life skills.


Assessment FOR learning – occurs when teachers use inferences about student progress to inform their teaching.

Assessment AS learning – occurs when students reflect on and monitor their progress to inform their future learning goals.

Assessment OF learning – occurs when teachers use evidence of student learning to make judgements on student achievement against goals and standards.


Reports are issued to parents/carers twice per year using a five-point rating scale to show student progress and achievement. Student Conference Reports are also completed each term to demonstrate student goal-setting and reflection.

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2019 Energy Breakthrough

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Nineteen amazing CLPS Year 4/5/6 students plus a team of dedicated staff and parents ventured to Maryborough for the 2019 Energy Breakthrough competition. Our students created their own song, presented skits showing their learning around the environment and climate change, answered questions from the scrutineers about our CLPS carts Thunder and Lightning, then competed in an endurance event that ran for 14 hours. Students worked in teams to pedal the cards against other schools from around the state, swapping in and out to race in the first 8 hour section, then another 6 hours the following day. What stars! The EB program is an important part of our extension program for senior students, where they learn vital skills such as teamwork, resilience, communication, and patience. Students need to commit to after-school training and be both fit and creative. This is a program for all-rounders who want to push themselves to try something new and challenging. We can’t wait for EB…

The Lion King Junior

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What a wonderful night for CLPS with the performance of our 2017 whole school production of Lion King Jnr. Special thanks to our talented music and art teacher, Sally Gregory for her overall direction of the performance and dedication to our whole school performing arts program. We have received so many wonderful comments from parents and the school community about the talents of our students and staff. To inquire about hiring any of these wonderful costumes please go to https://sallypgregory.wixsite.com/thelionkingjunior

Peace Run 2017

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On Monday 19th June, Canadian Lead Primary School was fortunate to be visited by athletes representing the Sri Chinmoy  International Peace Run on its journey around Australia, from Brisbane to Adelaide. The Peace run is a global torch relay that unites thousands of communities and millions of people in over 100 countries. The aim of the Peace run is to spread goodwill and peace among people of all nations. All of our students were able to hold the torch and we followed the athletes as the travelled around our school. Our students with the support of ES staff member, Fiona Dodd created a whole school artwork that was presented to the athletes and will be taking to Rome for the closing ceremony of the peace run. The key message to emerge from this opportunity was that Peace starts in the heart of every child, similarly to our school motto of developing the head, heart and hands of every student.
Ms Sue Knight

Ms Sue Knight



Peace run

Canadian Lead Primary School

Energy Breakthough