Camberwell Primary School (CPS) is an innovative English French immersion school committed to providing an outstanding education in an inclusive, caring and supportive learning environment. Having become a bilingual school in 1991, the school was admitted to the Bilingual Programs Project in mid 1997 which provides additional funding to our school. In 2014 CPS was awarded the “LabelFrancÉducation” seal, becoming one of the few schools in Australia to have been recognised by the French government for excellence in French language.
Our aim is to provide personalised learning in a rich, engaging environment to empower students as active global citizens who are keen to make a difference in their community and beyond. With a strong emphasis on developing students’ skills in French and English literacy, numeracy and ICT, CPS recognises the integral nature physical education and the arts with specialist subjects in Art, Music, Science and Physical Education. For any student to succeed, they must be engaged and staff at CPS firmly believe that wellbeing and engagement go hand in hand. In all learning at CPS incorporates the tenets of positive psychology – that of developing one’s character strengths and a growth mindset to face life’s challenges with verve. Students are explicitly taught personal and interpersonal skills through programs such as the Zones of Regulation, Play as the Way and Bounce Back – learning that is tailored to the students’ needs.
Ensuring our citizens of the future are confident, connected, creative problem solvers, risk takers and connected learners, Camberwell Primary School provides a digital rich learning environment. Students benefit from a 1:1 iPad program from Years 2-6, with significant device ratios for students in Foundation and Year 1.
The school enjoys the benefits of an informed and involved community with a high level of participation through School Council, the Parents’ Association, Class Coordinators and events such as our annual French Fete.
Opened in 1867, the school retains the Victorian frontage whilst on-going enrolment demands have led to the melding of heritage structures with modern buildings. The student population is approximately 700.