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’.
Earlier this year, our House Captains passed a bill through our CPS Parliamentary Program to review our school's House Names, which had been in place for over 70 years! After consulting students, staff and parents, we launched our new names with special launch day held in November.
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!
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