Principal’s Message


The Moral Purpose of Cranbourne South Primary School is to ensure that:

* decisions are based on what is right for the child and their development as whole beings.
* the individual starting point of a child’s growth is valued; they learn at different paces and through varied approaches.
* children’s achievements are celebrated.
* a child’s cultural heritage is acknowledged and respected.
* being a literate and numerate individual is still, and will continue to be, at the cornerstone of our educational priorities.
* relationship building is fostered in the connections we develop between students, with staff, with families and the broader community.
* active participation of parents is seen as an essential part of children’s success at school
* staff exercise high levels of ethical and professional behaviour.
* professional growth is supported; which is vital and continuous.


Our Values

POSITIVITY: I look on the bright side.    

PERSISTENCE: I am determined.

PRIDE: I stand tall.

PASSION: I strive to achieve. 

Our Mission

Our school endeavours to empower teachers, students and community members to embrace learning, achieve their personal best and strengthen emotional, social and physical wellbeing.

Our Philisophy

To provide all students with an education they can be proud of by exhibiting confidence and creativity in this complex and ever changing world. To assist students in taking ownership of their learning; to grow into responsible, happy, resilient and socially fulfilled individuals.


Cranbourne South Primary School was established on April 23 1956 in a one room building and a total of 27 students. The school’s official opening was conducted on August 24 1956. The first ‘Head Teacher” Mr P.B. Botsman was an energetic man with the support of an equally energetic school committee and mother’s club.

A second classroom was added at the end on 1961 with a third added in 1970. By 1975 the school was extended to six classrooms plus two offices, staffroom, storeroom and attached toilets.

Our Team

Monique Corcoran, PRINCIPAL




Fa Katelyn Watkins 2a Ruth Clements 5a Natalia Lopo-Morales
Fb Monique Tempone 2b Jessica Mills 5b Alicia Papadopoulos
F/1a Elaine Doughty 3a Melanie Williams & Rachael Richardson 6a Rhianna Hamilton
1a Colette Joannidis 3b Kathy Goodwin & Karen Halket 6b Pip Atherton
1b Jessica Cook 4a Claire Bennett & Rachael Richardson
4b Chris Youl



Reading Discovery – Kendra Anderson Nichola Allen Lisa McMahon
Physical Education – Danielle Curtois 
Rani Bawa Kirstie Scutt
Arts – Bianca Chiovitti Sarah Birthisel Sue Fiala
Environmental Studies – Reagan Forbes Cindy Burke
Student Welfare – Rachael Mazzaglia Sharon Cattanach
Joanne Clark
Brendan Corcoran
Grace Roberts
Lee Rutter
Hayley Van Roest
Moira Wilson


Student Leadership in 2021

 School Captains

Chloe B
Caitlin H


School Vice Captains

Jesse D

Ben V

Specialist Leaders

Bethany E
Willow R

House Captains

Chloe D

Tye W

House Captains

Thomas C

Isabelle D

House Captains

Kade H

Emily M

House Captains

Jackson A

Riley P

School Council & Governance

Cranbourne South Primary School, like all government schools in Victoria has a school council. The School Council is a group of people who assist in governing the school. It is given the power to set the directions for the school, and is a legal entity in its own right. A School Council directly governs and influences the quality of education that a school provides to its students.

To carry out its role effectively, the School Council needs to be able to work cooperatively with the parents and staff at the school. School and community consultation is an integral part of the effective running of school councils.

Cranbourne South Primary School has 11 members in total – 7 parents and 4 DET staff members.  It is recommended (not mandatory) that School Council seeks a Community Member to join School Council.  If there is 1 Community position.

School Council meets at least 8 times throughout the year.

2021 School Council Members

DET Members Parent Members Community Member
Monique Corcoran (Executive Officer) Cameron Dean John Barbaressos
Elaine Doughty Natalie George
Karen Halket Rosalind Robinson
Sally Herbert Jodi Price
Steve Laing
Bill Papadopoulos
Kathy Warner


School Map & Class Locations