News and Events Archive

ACT-VYSA Generous Donation

Posted on 11 Aug 2021

The  ACT Vietnamese Youth and Students Association raised and donated $1000 to Cranleigh. We thank you so much for your generous donation and support.

Pyjama Day

Posted on 28 Jul 2021

Cranleigh staff and students participated in Pyjama Day - a day to support children in foster care and encourage them to achieve their dreams.

The Minister's Student Congress

Posted on 24 Jun 2021

On Friday 28th May two of our SRC students, represented Cranleigh at the Semester 1 Minister’s Student Congress.  The girls did a fantastic job on the day and worked alongside students from across ACT Public Schools to contribute ideas.  The theme for discussion was ‘Creating Respectful School Environments’.


National Simultaneous Storytime

Posted on 19 May 2021

The students enjoyed National Simultaneous Storytime today. Classes shared this year's book Give Me Some Space across the school simultaneously and afterwards completed related discussions, science and art activities. We all look forward to next year's book.

Harmony Day

Posted on 24 Mar 2021

Harmony Day was celebrated at Cranleigh by acknowledging different ways we all say 'hello', creating artworks and completing learning activities in class.

SRC 2021

Posted on 24 Mar 2021

Congratulations to our 2021 Student Representative Council members! Our SRC members are Chaise, Jordy, Summa, Anumta. 

We're Back 2021

Posted on 10 Feb 2021

The first day of school saw lots of new backpacks & lunchboxes, new shoes, new classrooms and lots of new friends! It was the first day for some of our staff as well. Everyone is looking forward to a year full of fun and learning!

Santa Fun Day

Posted on 16 Dec 2020

Wow what a fun day it was!! We had Santa and his elf visit all of the classrooms with a bag full of presents for each student. The Canberra Brass Band played a multitude of Christmas tunes for us to dance to in the playground. We carried on dancing later in the day to the wonderful tunes and performance by Musica Viva. After all that fun and excitement we had a special pizza lunch.

Congratulations to our graduating and leaving students who are embarking on a new journey next year. Good luck! 

We wish all of our students, staff, families and community a very Happy Christmas and New Year. Have a safe and restful holiday too.  See you all in 2021!

P & C Raffle

Posted on 02 Dec 2020

Our fantastic P&C have once again organised the Christmas raffle.

Tickets are $2. Win one of three hampers. 25 lucky door prizes for ticket holders.

Drawn Thursday 10th December.

Please speak with the front office if you are interested in purchasing tickets. 

Come See Celebrate

Posted on 04 Nov 2020

Our Come See Celebrations are well underway!! Please check out our Facebook feed further down the home page to see and celebrate all of our amazing achievements!!

Come See Celebrate

Posted on 21 Oct 2020

Join us online on the 27 October for Cranleigh's annual Come See Celebrate.

This year we are unable to run our Come, See and Celebrate as we have done over the past two years. The event last year was huge, with over 450 visitors attending and it was such a positive experience to share with the community all that we do at Cranleigh. This year we would like to acknowledge the event and celebrate our achievements throughout the year… just in a different format! We are unable to have visitors onsite due to COVID restrictions so this year, we will be using our website, Facebook and parent emails to share and celebrate our achievements.

Mark the date in your diaries and be on the look out for further details.

Congratulations - LSA Certificate IV in Education Support

Posted on 23 Sep 2020

Congratulations to five of our dedicated Learning Support Assistant's who have just completed their Certificate IV in Education Support. This certificate aims to meet the needs of our schools and build the capability that best supports children and young people, particularly in the area of complex needs and challenging behaviours. The participants were offered these placements through Learning Support Assistant Scholarships from the Directorate. 

Pirate Day

Posted on 09 Sep 2020

On Friday 18th September Cranleigh staff and students will be participating in Pirate Day - a day to raise money and awareness for kids brain cancer research. So on Friday 18th we encourage all students to wear their best pirate attire and bring a gold coin donation. There will be some pirate themed activities happening around the school on the day.

Brumbies ACT & SNSW Club Rugby

Posted on 09 Sep 2020

We are excited to have the Brumbies ACT & SNSW Club Rugby back at Cranleigh! The fabulous coaches are running a rugby skills program for all of our students from preschool to Year 6. 

Birragai Camp

Posted on 09 Sep 2020

Some of our senior classes visited Birrigai with their Aranda Primary buddies! All students had a great day trying new and challenging activities and building new friendships.

Science Week

Posted on 26 Aug 2020

The students had a busy week participating in Science Week! Students helped paint our giant Cranleigh logo for the #satelliteselfie. They also explored the Science Week theme 'Deep Blue' by creating artworks,completing an eye spy activity and participating in sensory activities.



Posted on 12 Aug 2020

The 2020 School Satisfaction and Climate Survey will be available online from the 10 to 31 August. An email about the parent survey, including a  unique link to access the survey: parents who do not receive the email may contact to request a survey invitation. 

The Directorate surveys all parents, school staff and students in Years 4 to 12 each year about their satisfaction with public education.The survey results help us to continue to make quality informed decisions about how to improve our school. No personal identifying information will be provided to any school or college. For the results to reflect the opinions of our whole school community, we need as many parents, staff, and students as possible to complete the survey. Your feedback is important and we hope you will take part. For more information, visit:

Cranleigh School SRC

Posted on 01 Jul 2020

The votes are in! The Cranleigh School SRC student voice is a priority at Cranleigh School. Cranleigh fosters a supportive, nurturing and communication rich environment for all students. To further increase student voice and representation throughout the school, Cranleigh has implemented a Student Representative Council (SRC) in 2020. Congratulations to the students voted to represent the SRC for 2020 are: Lucy, Darcy, Zeinab and Jeremy. The SRC has joined together to create and help run a whole school BBQ, kindly donated by the Lions Club.

Australian Education Awards Finalist

Posted on 03 Jun 2020

The highly regarding educator publication The Educator has just announced the finalists for the Australian Education Awards 2020. The Australian Education Awards celebrate the outstanding achievements of the country’s top performing schools, principals, department heads and teachers. This year, Cranleigh School has been nominated and is now a finalist for the category of Special Education School of the Year, along with only 3 other schools for the whole of Australia. This is a wonderful acknowledgement of the work that is carried out by the whole Cranleigh School community, so congratulations to all. We know we are already winners, but the official announcement will be made in Sydney in early November at The Educator Awards Night! 

Term 2

Posted on 05 May 2020

Welcome back to Term 2! We hope everyone has had a safe holiday break!

Don't forget to log in to your child's Google Classroom to access the learning activities. If you have any difficulties please email you class teacher or contact the school.

BUNNINGS BBQ Help Required

Posted on 26 Feb 2020

Our fantastic P&C have secured another Bunnings BBQ for Saturday 7th March. If you are able to volunteer on the day, for any amount of time, please contact the P&C at


Welcome Back 2020

Posted on 12 Feb 2020

The first week of school saw many happy faces from staff, students and families, eager to get back into learning and school routines. We welcome our 12 new preschool students, and from K-6 we welcome 6 new enrolments to this fabulous community. We are anticipating an action packed term!   


Posted on 18 Dec 2019

It’s hard to believe that we are at the end of the 2019 school year! 

It has been an incredible year with fabulous teaching and learning, and students and teachers should be very proud of their efforts and achievements. Our CORE values of Commitment, Opportunity, Respect and Excellence was evident at Cranleigh, every minute of every day.

Farewell and best wishes to our Year 6 Graduates and to our school leavers who embark on the next exciting chapter of their education. We will miss your smiles, energy and hard work.


International Day of People with a Disability

Posted on 04 Dec 2019

Some Cranleigh students celebrated International Day of People with a Disability at the National Museum of Australia. A big thank you to the museum for providing a fun program of different and exciting activities.

Water Warriors Swimming Program

Posted on 20 Nov 2019

Some of our students participated in the 'Water Warriors' swimming program held at Cranleigh pool. Thanks to Royal Life Saving ACT for funding and organising the program. The students have thoroughly enjoyed the lessons and improved their swimming skills.

Cricket Gala Day

Posted on 20 Nov 2019

A small group of students attended a Cricket Gala Day at Radford College. It was a fantastic day, enjoyed by all students!


Posted on 20 Nov 2019

Thank you to all the families, staff and Cranleigh community members who supported our Come, See and Celebrate event. It was a fantastic evening, celebrating Cranleigh School with over 450 visitors attending, including many Belconnen Network Principles, the Director for School Improvement and Minister Yvette Berry. A special thank you to the following for supporting this event: Cranleigh P&C, Brumbies Rugby, Belconnen Lions Club, Aranda Primary School band and choir, Warehouse Circus Inc., Holden Rally Team, Holden Rally - Team Lids for Kids, ACT Scouts, Radford College Music students, Kippax Shopping Centre and Jude for making and providing the delicious biscuits.


Posted on 23 Oct 2019

Don't forget next Tuesday 29 October is COME SEE & CELEBRATE @ Cranleigh from 5-7pm. We are looking forward to seeing as many students, families, extended families, community members and staff to our open evening where we will show case the learning and the teaching that happens at our fantastic school.  Guests will have the opportunity to visit classrooms, enjoy a musical performance, join us in a sausage sizzle hosted by The Lions Club (gold coin donation please), partake in a silent auction and christmas raffle, purchase a selection of student art work and enjoy activities supported by The Scouts and the Holden Rally Team.  This year is going to be incredible!  

P&C Bunnings BBQ

Posted on 23 Oct 2019

A massive thank you to the Cranleigh P&C and to the numerous parent volunteers, staff and even our very own Trevor from Action, who assisted with the BBQ at Bunnings Belconnen. It was a huge success and the atmosphere, energy and team work was simply inspirational. Our CORE values were certainly on show! 


Posted on 25 Sep 2019

We look forward to having families and community members join us on Tuesday 29th October from 5:00 to 7:00pm, as we open our doors again with our ‘Come, See, & Celebrate @ Cranleigh’ school event. This is our second year and plans for making this year even bigger and better are already well underway! So please pop this very special event in your diaries.

Book Week

Posted on 28 Aug 2019

To celebrate Book Week students and staff enjoyed a dress up parade, door decorating competition and an opportunity to read and complete sensory activities about the story The Rainbow Fish. It was a fun and action packed week!

Friday Afternoon Games Club

Posted on 14 Aug 2019

This term students from several classes are joining together to participate in a variety of fun and exciting games. Students are learning to take turns, follow rules and enjoy games just for fun!


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 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! 

Mother's Day Morning Tea

Posted on 08 May 2019

A wonderful Mother's Day morning tea was held this morning to celebrate the amazing women in our school community. The P&C generously donated two cheques to assist with the development of the playground and the staff well being project.


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'. 

“Communication 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”. Light & McNaughton. 2016. P. 4