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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Easter Egg Raffle

Posted on 13 Mar 2019

We are holding our annual Easter Raffle and are asking for donations of Easter eggs or Easter related items to be used as prizes. If you can help, please drop off your donations to the school no later than Friday 29th March. 


International Women's Day

Posted on 13 Mar 2019

On Friday 8th March, the Cranleigh staff acknowledged International Women's Day by wearing a touch of  pink (for some almost all pink) and enjoyed a pink infused afternoon tea at the end of the day to celebrate.


Parent Carer Morning tea

Posted on 27 Feb 2019

Please join us for a Parent Carer Morning Tea Tuesday 5 March at 10 am until 11 am (please note change of ending time) This is a great opportunity to meet and catch up with parents and carers and staff from Cranleigh School. Hope to see you there.


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.



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