Cardross Primary School was established in 1925 as part of a soldier settlement situated 15 kilometres south of Mildura, 5 kilometres west of Red Cliffs within a predominantly viticultural community.
Cardross Primary is a rural school with an enrolment of 101 students and has a well developed history of community participation. Its facilities are the major focal point of the Cardross community. A high value is placed on parent participation and involvement to develop and implement programs that encourage a positive caring atmosphere to assist all children to reach their potential.
The staff work together as a team to constantly revise, develop and implement a meaningful curriculum with particular attention to detailed individual evaluation and record keeping. The school is particularly committed to advancing the pupils’ skills in numeracy, literacy and information technology. The school has a large amount of computers both desktop and laptop, each student in grade 4, 5 and 6 has their own netbook which allows for 24/7 access to technology. The school offers an integrated curriculum which covers the key learning areas of; The Arts, English Language, Mathematics, Health and Physical Education. Science, Studies of Society and Environment (SOSE), Technology. We have specialist programs in Library, Physcial Education and LOTE – Italian as well as a school choir.
Parents are very active in our school and provide sale of school uniforms, support in the reading programs, the library, and participate in our excursion and swimming programs. Parents Club coordinate many of these activities as well as fund raising activities. School council and its sub committee play a key role within the school and the students provide valuable input through Junior School Council.
The school has well maintained buildings including six classrooms, administrative area, a well resourced library/media centre and canteen on four hectares of particularly attractive, spacious grounds. In 2004 we won a Tidy School Award. Our grounds include two ovals, netball and basketball courts, an asphalted area, fitness track, amphitheatre, grassed and sand-pitted play area and large areas of grassed and native bushland.
Our school’s charter places a high priority on the areas of literacy, numeracy, student welfare and special programs in these key learning areas are being implemented. It is expected that the children of Cardross will leave the school with the skills, self confidence and positive attitude to learning and life that will enable them to succeed.
The school’s underlying values and philosophy are summed up within the name CARDROSS.
Care – A caring environment for students, families and staff.
Achievement – A school environment that ensures all children can achieve the best outcomes possible.
Respect – Mutual respect from students, staff and parents underpins our educational program.
Dreams – Anything is possible – follow your dreams.
Resilience – Children are supported to develop strategies to cope with difficulties and an ability to bounce back.
Opportunity – A broad challenging educational program provides children with the opportunity to shine.
Safe – Children have the ability and right to learn in a safe and caring environment.
Supportive – Children are supported by all members of our school community to undertake new learning.