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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’.

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Recent Highlights

All The Ways To Be Project

Inspired by ‘All the ways to be smart’ written by Davina Bell, students from Prep – 6 explored how being smart can mean many different things. This project helped students to identify and celebrate how they are smart in their very own way.

House Name Launch

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.

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.

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