Clarinda Primary School, with a population of 346, is situated in a neatly maintained residential suburb, in the vicinity of several large parks and golf courses.  Clarinda is located within the City of Kingston, to the south east of Melbourne.

The school community is continually working to maintain and develop the school’s buildings and grounds to provide a safe and stimulating environment for all students.  Notable features of our school are a modern well-equipped library, a multi-purpose hall, a large art/craft room, music room and advanced computer learning technology equipment.  Facilities also exist for students with physical disabilities.

The school site is large with both active and passive areas for student and community use.  The well maintained grounds include two large grassed playing fields, extensive shade areas, sand play, seating and gardens, vegetable garden/chicken coop, netball and basketball courts, two modern adventure playgrounds designed specifically to cater for junior and senior students and a student stage area.

The staff at Clarinda, supported by the School Council, have established an atmosphere of warmth and friendliness towards all members of the school community and visitors to the school.  With students from a wide variety of cultural backgrounds and in many cases speaking a language other than English at home, our school has embraced multiculturalism, inclusion and equality.

In order that our students may participate confidently and positively to our ever changing society, our school promotes:

  • endeavour and perseverance
  • interpersonal respect and tolerance
  • high levels of achievement

Our school expects that students will learn in a caring supportive environment which fosters the development of:

  • self esteem and resilience
  • social skills
  • responsibility, self reliance and leadership
  • cooperation


Clarinda Primary School


The school prescribes a seven year sequential comprehensive curriculum in each of:

English, Mathematics, Science, Technology, Health and Physical Education, The Arts, Humanities and  Language (Greek) with 50 minute specialist programs operating in STEM (Science, Technology, English and Mathematics), Art, Library, Languages (Greek), Music and Physical Education.  Networked multimedia computers, electronic whiteboards and iPads™ are in every classroom and support curriculum programs.  Individual programs operate within the school curriculum to meet the requirements of students with special needs.

In addition, a wide range of special programs operate to address the specific needs of our student population:

English as an Additional Language (EAL), Literacy Intervention, Reading Improvement, Maths Problem Centre, Science Innovation in Schools Program, Thinking Curriculum, School Concert, Student Choir, Social Skills, Life Education, a Buddy System, Student Council, Perceptual Motor Program (PMP), Inter/Intra School Sport, Camps, Swimming and Before and After School Care.  We also provide an innovative pre-school transition program for 3 and 4 year olds.

Parents participate in many facets of school organisation, contribute to policy development and play an active role in the support of curriculum and maintenance programs.  Our Strategic Plan priorities are Literacy and Positive Psychology.

Mr Mallett – Principal Mrs Mackay – Assistant Principal Prep Miss Ziebell Miss See Miss turner Year 1/2 Mrs Moriani Mrs Hallowell Mr Kokkalis Mrs Young Miss Mooney Year 3/4…Read More

Before and After school care is run by an experienced supervisor. The programs are run in our school hall and children are encouraged to take part in relaxing activities or…Read More

Our Pre-School Transition Programs for 2018 are: Links Program For 3 year olds. Wednesdays 9.00am – 10.30am Stepping Up Program For 4 year olds. Fridays 9.00am – 11.00am Letter to…Read More

Clarinda Primary School is a friendly, vibrant and highly motivated learning community. I have great pleasure in leading this highly regarded school because of its reputation for inclusiveness, its commitment…Read More

The Council is an elected and constituted legal entity. The composition and activities of the School Council are governed by a constitution made in accordance with the Education Act 1958…Read More

The first school, on a site adjacent to the present one, was opened on June 20th 1899, in a building leased from the Presbyterian Church. The school was named “Bald…Read More

School Hours The school day begins at 8.50am. A school assembly is held in the hall at 2.50pm on Mondays. Parents are welcome to attend. 8.50am  Children go into class …Read More

School Hours The school day begins at 8.50am. A school assembly is held in the hall at 2.50pm on Mondays. Parents are welcome to attend. 8.50am  Children go into class …Read More