Our School


Cranbourne Carlisle Primary, which opened in 2010, is a government primary school. The school is located in Cranbourne North, a culturally diverse provincial suburb of approximately 40,000 people within the City of Casey.

The school is approximately 50 km south-east of Melbourne.  Current enrollment is 437 children in Year Foundation to 6.

Cranbourne Carlisle Primary School employs approximately 33 staff: 2 Principal Class Employees, 24 Teaching Staff and 7 Education Support Staff.

Cranbourne Carlisle Primary School is committed to developing and nurturing the whole child; a child with a positive self-image, who seeks excellence and respects the rights of others. Our intent is to make learning relevant and meaningful for all children. Our focus is on supporting children as capable individuals and as active constructors of their own learning.

The caring and multicultural school community works to enable all individuals to realise their personal and academic potential in a challenging learning environment which values inquiry, perseverance and reflection. Academic success is highly valued, along with a strong belief that the all-round development of each individual child is vital. We act with integrity and treat one another with respect, learning together as responsible global citizens. For 52 percent of the children, English is not the main language spoken at home. A significant number of children were born in New Zealand, India, Pakistan and Afghanistan with Dari, Krio, Samoan, Spanish, Polish, Arabic, Malayam, Tamil, Hindhi, Konkani, Punjabi, Sinhalese, Khmer and Oromo as some of the many languages spoken.

Cranbourne Carlisle Primary School’s commitment to children and parents is that:

  •  children will learn in an environment where literacy and numeracy learning is a focus
  • children will have access to cutting-edge resources that support learning
  • children will learn in an environment where individual needs are recognised and catered for
  • children will receive additional support early if they are not making expected progress
  • children will be presented with challenging opportunities if they are exceeding their expected progress
  • parents and carers will receive regular updates on their child’s progress as part of school assessments
  • parents and carers will have the opportunity to be involved in the school’s programs

Together, we aim to develop internationally minded people who, recognising their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet help to create a better and more peaceful world.

Cranbourne Carlisle children will strive to demonstrate the attributes of a lifelong learner: caring, balanced, reflective, inquirers, principled, thinkers, risk takers, communicators, knowledgeable and open minded.

Cranbourne Carlisle children will develop and value the following attitudes:

commitment, integrity, respect, curiosity, creativity, enthusiasm, confidence, appreciation, cooperation, tolerance, empathy and independence.

Cranbourne Carlisle children will:

  • have a strong sense of identity
  • be connected with and contribute to their world
  • have a strong sense of wellbeing
  • be confident and involved learners
  • be reflective communicators

Enabling all children to participate in high quality education is a responsibility shared by the school, parents and the children themselves. Working together, we can maximise the learning and development potential.