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.

Capital Works Project



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 in 2020

Monique Corcoran, PRINCIPAL




Fa Elaine Doughty 2a Reagan Ryan 5a Rhianna Hamilton
Fb Monique Tempone 2b Jessica Doolan 5b Alicia Papadopoulos
F/1a Katelyn Watkins 3a Kathy Goodwin & Karen Halket 6a Colette Joannidis
1a Melanie Williams & Ruth Clements 3b Clare Bennett 6b Pip Atherton
1b Jessica Cook 4a Chris Youl
4b Delvina Waiti



Danielle Curtois Nichola Allen Lisa McMahon
Physical Education Rani Bawa Kirstie Scutt
Natalia Lopo-Morales & Ruth Clements Sarah Birthisel Sue Fiala
STEAM Cindy Burke
Laura Kiellerup
Kendra Anderson Sharon Cattanach
Reading Discovery and Literacy Support Joanne Clark
Rachael Mazzaglia & David Kennedy Brendan Corcoran
Student Welfare Meredith de Mar
Grace Roberts
Lee Rutter
Hayley Van Roest
Moira Wilson


Student Leadership


School Captains:
Ruby G & Marlie W

Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) Captains:
Lauren E & Chyler W

House Captains:
Baany –  Amber L & Bailey P
Biik – Koby E & James Q
Munmut –  Lenny M & Ashley T
Wiiny – Bailey K & Ryder M

Specialist Captains:
Physical Vibe –   Mitch P & Bella R
Art –  Zoe L & Ebony M
STEAM –  Ally P & Diesel R
ICT – Jamie B & Seth H




School Council & Governance | 2020

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 DEECD staff members.

School Council meets at least 8 times throughout the year.

Parent Members
Mrs Jodi Price (President)
Mrs Penny East (Vice President)
Mrs Deb Ledgar (Secretary)
Mr John Barbaressos
Mr Cameron Dean
Mr Steve Laing
Mr Daniel Rich

Staff Members
Mrs Monique Corcoran (Principal)
Mrs Sally Herbert (Vice Principal)
Mrs Karen Halket
Mrs Elaine Doughty

School Map

Cranbourne South Primary School has the following facilities:

  • Total of 15 classrooms
  • Google ICT platform
  • Hitachi interactive screens in all classrooms
  • Chromeboxes in all classrooms
  • Chromebooks, iPads and iPad minis accessible by all students
  • A Multi-purpose room
  • Library facilities
  • Fitness Track complete with fitness stations
  • Outdoor basketball and netball courts
  • Outdoor chess board
  • Welfare Officers
  • Before and After School Care Program (Camp Australia)

School Locations Map
School Map 2021