Cranleigh School

Cranleigh is a specialist school for students aged between 4 and 12 years living north of Lake Burley Griffin. It has been established for over 40 years. Our students have significant intellectual disabilities and many of our students have autism as well. We have a total of 85 students.

Our focus for our students is to develop independence through individualised learning plans. We are strongly committed to providing all children with a voice through a range of communication approaches. We have a wide range of specialist programs and facilities to enhance the learning programs which are developed in partnership with the families.

News and Events

Please click here to see more news from Cranleigh School

2019 School Year

Posted on 13 Feb 2019

Welcome back to another school year full of exciting and fun filled learning. Staff have been successfully practicing modelling PODD - Pragmatic Organisation Dynamic Display with the students, after attending a professional learning day presented by Speech Pathologist Haylee Parfett. PODD is a robust communication system that ensures our students 'have a voice'. 

‚ÄúCommunication is not an end goal in and of itself, rather it is a tool to allow individuals to participate effectively and attain their goals at home, at school, at work or in the community‚ÄĚ. Light & McNaughton. 2016. P. 4  

Santa Comes to Visit

Posted on 19 Dec 2018

Santa came to visit all of the students with presents in his sack and a heart felt ho, ho!! 

The staff at Cranleigh wish all of the students, their families and carers and the supporting community a Happy Christmas and New Year. Best wishes for a restful and safe holiday.

Artists Society of Canberra Spring Art Exhibition

Posted on 13 Nov 2018

Make sure you find some time to see this fabulous exhibition. Our students artwork will be on display and available for purchase. Proceeds of this amazing event are donated to support the school!

Official opening for young artists - 2:30pm Saturday 17 November at the Fitter's Workshop, Wentworth Ave, Kingston (next to the Glass Works) 

Dates of exhibition November 16 - 25 10am - 5pm daily


Posted on 24 Oct 2018

Don't forget to join the Cranleigh Community this TUESDAY 30 October 5-7pm for Come See and Celebrate Cranleigh.

A massive thank you to Kippax Fair, The Scouts, Aranda Primary School Band and Choir, James Thirkell and Josh Daffern for your support of this event.


Posted on 26 Sep 2018

Come See and Celebrate Cranleigh is an opportunity to reflect on our achievements and look to the future. Bring along your family to visit classrooms and see examples of children's work, have a bite to eat and meet other members of our beautiful community. TUESDAY 30 OCTOBER 5-7PM.

News and Events Archives