Principal’s Message

Welcome to the Canadian Lead Primary School website. We hope that you enjoy learning about our wonderful school and community.

Our school places a strong emphasis on the building of strong foundations in literacy and numeracy. We are currently undertaking a significant amount of work to ensure our reading program is based on the most up to date educational research as learning to read is a key goal of primary school and underpins learning across the curriculum. Our beautiful library is a feature of our school. Community volunteers support our reading program and we provide intervention programs in speech therapy, reading and maths for students who need additional support.

Canadian Lead Primary School strives to nurture the potential of every child. We promote a positive and healthy approach to learning and life. The school values of excellence, responsibility, respect and persistence underpin all activities in our school. Our dedicated staff work collaboratively in teams to provide quality and engaging classroom, specialist and extra-curricular activities. Teachers and parents work together to ensure the best possible learning experiences for our students.

We are committed to embedding Information and Communication Technologies meaningfully in teaching and learning. The well-resourced ICT facilities, including Smartboards, LCD screens, screen casting technology and banks of iPads and for classrooms, demonstrates our ongoing commitment to embedding digital technologies into teaching and learning and is a focus of curriculum planning and delivery.

Great emphasis is also placed on the emotional wellbeing of all students and the promotion of positive social skills through the provision of a safe, caring and inclusive environment. We work closely with school families and regularly source the expertise of other health professionals to ensure we support the development of the ‘whole child’. We have a dedicated Wellbeing Teacher and a School Chaplain.

Our contemporary facilities include a gymnasium, Chinese learning room, art and music rooms and open learning spaces that adjoin classrooms. The modern building is surrounded by extensive grounds that provide ample opportunity to run, play and explore, as well as quiet, shaded spaces to relax and chat. Our ‘Green Patch’ is a delight for all the senses, with fruit and vegetables used in cooking, eaten at school and shared with the school community.

The school provides a whole school physical education program and sporting activities including swimming, athletics and cross country. An after-school sports program is very popular with students and supports the development of happy, healthy and resilient students. The vibrant art work displayed on the corridor walls attests to the quality of our visual arts program. Our whole school musical is staged every second year and is a highlight for parents and students alike.

We provide opportunities for our students to pursue their interests and develop their talents and skills beyond the classroom, including camps, Energy Breakthrough, Chinese Academy, and participation in the Begonia Parade.

We are proud of our vibrant, energetic and positive school. We love what we do! Prospective families are invited to contact the school for further details or to attend a tour. These are offered at 9.30am every Wednesday.

Ms. Sue Knight