About Us

Dorset Primary School is located in Croydon at the foothills of the Dandenong Ranges, in a pleasant setting with large trees and expansive lawn area.

The school comprises three main wings, incorporating twenty classrooms, administration centre, kitchen, literacy resource centre and indoor gym. A freestanding canteen and garage complete the facilities.

 

A comprehensive sustainability program is complimented by themed gardens, such as a vegetable garden, sensory garden, peace garden, bush tucker garden, fruit trees and associated classroom gardens. An exciting sustainability program (Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program) is now well established.

 

Playground features include five separate adventure playgrounds, a basketball court, soccer field, tennis/netball court and an indigenous sanctuary.

 

Dorset Primary School offers a supportive environment, which promotes positive self-esteem and self-confidence where each child's achievements are recognised and valued.

The school strives to ensure that a cooperative and safe environment is fostered where learning is a shared experience involving children, teachers and parents.


School Programs and School Strengths


 

Inside the Classroom

High Achieving Literacy Program

Professional and Caring Staff                                  

Hands-On Maths Approach

Quality Specialist Programs (Music, Physical Education, French, Digital Technologies/Library, Science and Art)

Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program

Technology integration (1:1 laptop program from 3 to 6; iPads in Junior School)

 

Around the School

Indoor Basketball Court, Tennis/Netball Court & Synthetic Grass Soccer Field

Beautiful Gardens

Literacy Resource Centre

Chooks Roam Free

 

Extra-Curricula Opportunities

Lunchtime games (a diverse range of over 20 clubs including dance club, choir, chess club, Lego club, running club and many more)

Keyboard Program

Karate

After School Sports Programs

School Musical Production

 

Support Programs

Whole School Transition Programs

12 week Prep Transition Program

Prep and Grade 5 Buddies Program

Reading Recovery

School Chaplaincy

Out of School Hours Care Program

Vacation Care

 

Other Programs

Whole School Leadership Programs

Junior School Council

1:1 Laptop Program (Grades 3 to 6)

iPad Program (Junior Grades)

Intensive Swimming Program

Camps