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Canterbury Primary School
Canterbury Primary School
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Welcome to Canterbury Primary School

Canterbury Primary School is located in the leafy eastern suburbs of Melbourne. As you enter our front gates, you will notice two large oak trees, which were planted in 1905. These trees symbolise our school’s rich history, spanning over 115 years. You will often find students collecting the acorns that have fallen, or meeting new friends below one of these trees, which is known to students as the ‘friendship tree’.

Carly Pluck

Principal

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Recent Highlights

Book Week

Each year since 1945 the Children's Book Council of Australia has brought children and books together across Australia through Book Week. Watch the above video to see highlights from this year's book parade - a favourite event on our school's annual calendar!

Science Week

The school theme for National Science Week in 2022 was Glass: More than meets the eye, which CPS celebrated in August. Students participated in a week-long event, with special learning opportunies and lunchtime activities offered.

Education Week

To celebrate Education Week, we welcomed our community into our classrooms and school. Family members joined in Maths and Literacy lessons, as well as Discovery Learning in Prep and STEM sessions in the Makerspace.

We're turning 115!

Our students may be young, but our school’s history extends back 115 years!

Canterbury Primary is a school that is proud of its heritage. The school is located on Wurundjeri land, of the Kulin Nations. We acknowledge that the traditional owners have deep connections with these land, waterways and skies dating back thousands of years.

Our History