Welcome to 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.

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NAIDOC Week

Posted on 03 Jul 2019

Leading up to NAIDOC week students have been listening to a different dreamtime story each day from the First Nations Bedtime Stories https://firstnationsbedtimestories.com/. We are learning about looking after country, listening to your parents and respecting each other. This week we are creating a whole school art piece with Tahlia who is an Art student from Canberra High School. The art work was inspired by Bronwyn Bancroft and from listening to the dreamtime story ‘The Rainbow Serpent’. Featured is Black Mountain Tower which was created by the Rainbow serpent and has ceremonial significance at the base where the National Botanical Gardens is located. We are also creating our own large Rainbow Serpent for students to lean against, which will be added to Mal’s Shed. 


Early Education Playground Upgrade

Posted on 19 Jun 2019

The Early Education playground (part 1) upgrade is complete with a stunning slippery dip, sandstone steps, sensory panels and a bright grassy mound for students to explore and play on. Many thanks to our community partners who have donated to this exciting creation, including the Lions Club and Kippax Fair. 


Kippax Library Performance

Posted on 05 Jun 2019

An excited group of students performed at the Kippax Library for National Simultaneous Storytime. They performed a song called “Shaking Your Maracas” by Julie Wylie, which complemented the story Alpacas with Maracas. The students performed confidently and should be proud of representing the school in such a positive way. The musical item was very well received and the audience joined in, giving the students a round of applause at the end of the song. Congratulations to all the students! It is so nice to be welcomed and seen out in the community.


Canberra Symphony Orchestra

Posted on 22 May 2019

We were very lucky to have several members of the Canberra Symphony Orchestra visit this week. The students enjoyed listening, dancing and signing along with the entertaining performance. A big thank you to the Canberra Symphony Orchestra for visiting!


School Board Meeting

Posted on 15 May 2019

The Cranleigh School Board met this morning and thanked the Cranleigh Staff 'for their dedication and hard work for the benefit of the children' and acknowledged our efforts. Board member Judith Fishlock generously made and provided the staff with a box of handmade and decorated biscuits. Thank you! 


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